1) I’m really excited I’m not the only person I know following the Wheat Belly diet, or a variation thereof. My husband is coming along for the ride, and so are my momma and my best friend. Now, if the rest of you would get on board, it would make going to parties a lot easier for me. Mmkkay? Thanks.
2) Some people want a little clarification as to the rules — and if you’re for realsies, buy the book, because I’m more of a summation kind of girl — but yes, no wheat. At all. Modern wheat is bad for you. Do you know what a Paleo Diet is? Well, it’s a lot like that, only you can have dairy, limited legumes, and non-gluten grains.
So, what do I eat?
I can have lean (preferably organic, but we’re not made of money) protein, eggs, cheese, unlimited vegetables (with the exception of potatoes and corn), nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Fruits, beans, non-gluten grains like quinoa, and brown rice are all ok in moderation.
Courtesy of Pinterest (of course) I’ve already found at least a dozen Paleo-friendly recipes I want to try, or adapt.
Why am I looking for Paleo recipes?
Well, if you look for things that are just gluten-free — a lot of those recipes swap in cornstarch, or potato flour, or something that’s not wheat — but that’s not really any better for you if you’re say… fat, or diabetic.
So, since I know the Paleo Diet excludes grains and sugar — I figured that’s a good jumping off point, and more specific than say a gluten-free or low-carb recipe search.
I know it sounds like a lot — and sort of unbelievable, right? Whole grain things are supposed to be good for us, right? Eh. I’m officially convinced that’s not the case.
After only a week — I’m not hungry between meals, I have so much energy — I don’t know what to do with myself, and my body. doesn’t. hurt. Before, my knees ached all the time. I woke up stiff and in pain. The last four days I have literally popped out of bed — and that has never happened before.
Oh, also — in addition to going wheat-free — I’ve also given up caffeine and artificial sweeteners. I’ve also washed my face before bed — like four nights in a row.
This is progress, people.