12/26/12

Weighty Wednesday -- Wheat Belly


Last week a friend sent this link to another friend on Facebook. I happened to catch the article and decided to read the link.

Here's the direct link:

http://io9.com/5968164/why-you-should-probably-stop-eating-wheat

Normally, I would go to great length to write a big long article and embed the link, but I'm sick and I really don't feel like it.

Yes, I'm going to call the doctor as soon as they open. I'm afraid that this respiratory gunk has managed to give me bronchitis. Yuck. I hate it when it hurts to breath.

Anyway, read this article. And decide for yourself if wheat might be part of your weight loss problems or for that fact other problems--intestinal issues or even anemia.

As for myself, I've discovered when I eat flour based products, I'll gain a tremendous amount of water weight and I've learned to severely limit them in my diet.

If you're unsure about removing wheat from your life for a week or two, then do yourself a favor and start a food diary. Record everything you eat, including quantities and times, and then when you start having "symptoms".

In Weight Watcher's language this is called tracking, with the addition of times and symptoms. It also might help you get a handle on why you're gaining weight. It happens to all of us, a handful of this or a couple bites of that, which don't get recorded but eventually add up to pounds.

That's it for today. I hope everyone had a safe and very Merry Christmas!

Later, Peeps!

2 comments:

Meg said...

I'm so sorry you're sick.
Thought of you this morning as I fed the critters then took a walk around the pond.
Get well soon!

Margaret Golla said...

Thanks. The doc gave me a Z-pak and I slept while the kids played on their WiiU last night and slept through the night. I'm still sick (coughing), but I definitely feel better. ...though I think I'll wait a few days to start walking outside again.