So, while on our cruise, I started out the vacation sticking to my guns Paleo-wise. I stayed grain/dairy/sugar free. But by the 2nd day, the array of desserts began to beckon me and I thought, “What the heck. I’m on a cruise! A little dessert each day won’t hurt me.” And so it began. I did a great job of avoiding the rolls every night at dinner, but I did eat rice and couscous and other bits of grain here and there.
I’m not typically a bloated person. Especially since I cut out grains. I never realized how much they affected me until I cut them out and then reintroduced them. Within a few hours of eating grains, wheat specifically (via cheesecake crust and fruit tortes), I noticed that my belly expanded as if I miraculously became pregnant and was already in my 2nd trimester. Obviously, the wheat didn’t make me fat in a matter of days, but it sure made me look like I was carrying extra weight. And I didn’t feel good. My old friend joint pain came back. By the end of the week, my foggy head had returned and I could literally see the affect my food intake was having on my body. I couldn’t wait to be back home, surrounded by my wheat-less pantry and fridge. Why is that stuff so addicting?
Yesterday I came across this great article about three hidden ways wheat makes you fat. Check it out HERE. If I had seen it before, I would have taped it to the wall in our cabin.