Over the past 3 and half years I’ve lost 120 pounds of fat. I know it is fat rather than lean mass because I check the percentile of body fat. During most of this time I have been a strict low-carber which means meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits, and limited dairy. No grains – nada – and darn little in the area of nutritive sweeteners unless called for during sports activities.
Cameron Diaz is reported to weigh 120 pounds. Imagine what it would be like to have to carry her everywhere you went. Pleasant view, perhaps, but not much fun – at least not for me. Especially if I had to carry her purse, too.
Early this year I started stretching my carb boundaries. After all, I was in weight training 5 days a week – also cardio. It was INTENSE. Grain crept back in – a little here, a little there. It has a way of filling a spot you didn’t know needed filled. Full, but not for long – it goes away quickly. And oddly enough, despite working like a draft horse at harvest, I was not losing weight or fat.
Made contact with the Wheat Belly concept and concluded it was time to go cold turkey again.
You have no idea how hard it is to start stripping away all the things with wheat in them. I’m back to analyzing – can I have this product if it was made in a factory where wheat is also processed? And I had gotten used to forays (now and then) into sourdough bread. For god’s sake, the second ingredient in licorice is wheat.
Still and all, in the time I’ve been being uber careful I’ve lost 2 pounds. 38 more to go. Repeat after me. Wheat Belly! Wheat Belly! Wheat Belly! Read the Wheat Belly Blog if you’re really serious about weight loss – and keeping it off!