31 Days {Day 2} || Committing to Change – No Wheat

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had to watch what I eat and I’ve always struggled with excess weight.  I’m sure there are complicated reasons for why I never was able to stick to anything for any length of time, but mostly I think I just never committed to the idea of being healthy.

Disclaimer:  I am in no way saying this is the case for everyone.  And I am not dismissing health issues that I’ve dealt with over the years that have attributed to weight gain, but I’m saying that a more resolute committment to better health, on my part, would have made a difference.  The truth is when we’re young we think we’ve invincible.  It’s only when we start to age that we realize that things break down.

So where does the no wheat thing come in?  I have a couple of friends that have switched to a gluten-free diet, one because of Celiac disease and the other to reduce symptoms of MS.  So my world was starting to be opened up to the gluten-free lifestyle.  {Side note:  Have you ever had the experience where an idea or concept keeps circling back to you from varied sources??}  Well this was happening to me with the idea of no-wheat.

Then 4 weeks ago, my husband and I are driving home from a family birthday party and he, out of the blue says, “I think I’d like to try the gluten-free thing.”  He struggles with IBS and gluten-free would work wonders, but he’s also someone, like me, who has railed against the healthy lifestyle.

Then 3 weeks ago, my mom and I were sitting at the airport waiting to catch a flight to visit my grandpa and I was telling her that I need to find some books on this gluten-free deal so I can educate myself and she just happens to say, “Hey I downloaded a book to my Kindle the other day called Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health which talks about that and so much more.”  Needless to say, I grabbed my Kindle and downloaded away.

While we were visiting my grandpa, I read the book and was firmly convinced this was something we had to do.  My mom read it too and she’s on board as well.  On Dr. Davis’ website http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/ you can find tons of articles, recipes and inspiration from people who have done this and realized amazing results.  I haven’t tried any recipes yet, but they will start appearing in our weekly menus.  There is also a great blog post that outlines the plan we will be following.

We started on October 1st and have committed to 31 days of wheat-free.  I am excited to report back on October 31 how we’ve done.

 

 

“This new-fangled diet won’t affect our treats or meals, will it?”

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