Over the past few months I’ve been working toward eliminating grains and sugar from my diet. It was really an experiment of sorts, but I must say, I feel better for it.
I have not done this perfectly and still have grains from time to time (which I usually regret), but I can wholeheartedly say that I feel better when I don’t eat grains.
From my experience, here are a few benefits:
- Flatter tummy (less bloating)
- More energy (less sluggish)
- Easier time falling asleep at night
- Less trouble with gaining a few sneaky pounds
I am still studying all the hows and whys behind a grain free diet, so instead of explaining what I’m learning, I would like to direct you to others who are further along in their grain free journey.
The follow articles provide a lot of good information about going grain free:
I am also aware that grains that have been soaked and spouted provide greater nutrition and less trouble than other grains. I will experiment with introducing these into my diet at some point. I’ll let you know how that goes when I do.
Why Grains Are Bad @ The Paleo Mom
Why Grains Are Bad, Part 2 @ The Paleo Mom
Why Grains Are Unhealthy @ Mark’s Daily Apple
How to Quit Grains @ Mark’s Daily Apple
Is Going Grain Free Healthy? @ Mark’s Daily Apple
Gluten and autoimmunity (YouTube video)
Podcast from with the author of Wheat Belly @ Underground Wellness
How Wheat Makes You Fat from Underground Wellness
These Ain’t the Same Grains from Underground Wellness
Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D.
A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
This book is fantastic! It is packed with information about all kinds of food and how that food impacts the body. This is a must read!
Against All Grain by Danielle Walker – an excellent cookbook!