Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Diets and Lifestyles

Isn’t it funny how fast things change for you sometimes. Well sometimes it’s NOT funny but sometimes it is.

My very last post was about pie crust. lol I didn’t even realize what I had posted about last and now I am not eating flour. In fact I threw part of those in the trash.

I went to my Dr. for my blood work results today was a week ago and she wanted me to start watching what I am eating so I can lose some weight. She asked me did I like to read and I said yes, so she said read Wheat Belly, by Dr. Davis. He’s a cardiologist that’s written a book about his findings with his patients in case you’ve never heard of him.

When I got finished at the Drs office we went and ate lunch and then we went to B.A.M. (Books A Million). We had planned on going there afterwards because hubby and I love just sitting in there, I on the lap top and he looking at the magazines. We do buy some every now and then.  Anyway I happen to think, let me see if they have this book the Dr. wants me to read. I went to look and they DID have it. I sit there and read a bunch of it and decided to save my money and not buy the book. I have it on hold at the library now, some one had it checked out. Dr. Davis is on Facebook if you’d like to check it out and he also has a BLOG as well. Click on the word blog that is in bold letters and that should take you to his blog.

Anyway I figured since my hubby is retired now that I could use that money I’d spent on the book to buy the groceries I would need to change over to this lifestyle. I’d love to buy the book but just didn’t have it this time to do that. So I figured I would buy what we needed to at least get started on it.

I am really really craving some crackers and some pizza. I have found a lot of recipes on Dr. Davis’ blog as well as on Facebook and I have a cracker recipe I found on there. I think I have like two that I have found, one has flax seed in it.

Hubby and I are already feeling better. I can already tell a difference in the way I feel in less than one week. We started it on Wednesday.  Since I am a diabetic this is going to be really good for me and for him as well. We both are still eating too much for dinner and struggling with that. Not that we’re eating wheat but just need to watch the portions so we can lose more weight since dinner is in the evening and that needs to be a smaller meal than what we’re eating. We’ll get there I’m sure.

I have had so much trouble with my allergies for several months now. I don’t know if it’s the diet or what but they seem a little better for the past couple days.  I don’t feel so bloated feeling either. A few things we have noticed but since it’s just been close to a week now we’ll see if it’s the new lifestyle shortly.

We both are excited about this because everyone that has changed their lifestyle to wheat and grain free have seen loads of changes in their health, weight, pain, all sorts of things.

Stay tuned for more I am sure.


EDITED to add:
Hubby has lost even more weight. I haven't weighed yet. My joints are killing me like they were and I just feel so much better. It's totally amazing how much better I feel. Not bloated feeling at all. I had got to feeling like someone had hooked an air hose up to me and just blew me up. My breathing is also much better. My nose isn't as stuffy feeling as it was. I guess that's due to less inflammation from the wheat. SO GLAD my Dr. recommended me to read this book!!! Hubby is also feeling much better and isn't as grouchy as he was either. He wanted to join me in this because he also needed to lose weight, more than I do in fact. Since he retired he's gained a good bit of weight.


Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

That sounds like a book I may like to read. Dr. wants me to lose weight too, and being a bread and peanut butter addict I need all the ideas I can get to eat better. Not diabetic but it does run in the family so really try to be careful.

Dennis Kelly said...

My wife is on a diet on which she's lost 45 pounds, blood pressure now normal, cholesterol, normal, blood sugar, normal. all were dangerously high. She's only allowed a 100 sugar carbs per day. Great blog, wheat free works. Thank you!

suz said...

Just found your blog. This book sounds like something I need to read as well. The old knees just are what they used to be. Thanks for sharing.