|Posted on March 19, 2011 at 2:40 PM|
I’ve noticed a few other results I’d like to share. Well, really, I don’t know that I WANT to share, but I think I should.
I have been remarkably good about avoiding wheat and starting to rid myself of other grains. My respiratory issues are all but gone! I'm not having to use either inhaler, and am doing very well. I did have a few wheat items here and there, and thought nothing of it. Then my uncle asked if I’d been more flatulent (to use a nice word) since eating the wheat products. I HAD! So, eating the little amount of wheat I had, did have an effect on me right away. Hmmm…
I had a craving for Coke. While I try to avoid giving in to cravings, I recognize that sometimes you just need to. Before I was even halfway through the Coke, I started having stomach cramps! (Shades of McDonald’s?)
Now the question is: Have I learned my lesson? Only time will tell. I’ve definitely learned my lesson when it comes to McDonald’s, but it didn’t happen the first time I had trouble after eating there, so I may have to suffer more in the other areas before I accept things. I’m ok with that. I just have to know that if I choose to drink a Coke or eat something with wheat, I will suffer. Sometimes the food is worth the suffering, sometimes not. So far, I’m good at deciding what’s worth it and what’s not. The other thing to consider is the fact that I don’t want to put others out of joint trying to adjust to my new ways. If I go somewhere and they’re serving a wheat product with nothing else, I’m gonna eat it. If there are other things to eat or ways to adapt, I will do that. For instance, a few weeks ago I went to a camp meeting and we had pizza. I had brought my sourdough bread, so I just took the topping of a few slices and put it on the sourdough. Voila! I could also have just eaten the topping alone. And there were other things to eat, so I ate more of those things than I would have in the past, which means I didn’t eat as much pizza anyway.
Categories: physical health