If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, most likely you are suffering from the consequences of a high carbohydrate diet.
Effects of wheat, grains, sugars and the high carbohydrate lifestyle:
- Bloating, belly fat and overall weight gain
- Digestive problems
- Joint Pain
- Out of balance hormones
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
This can result in you feeling hungry, tired, etc. The key point to understand is that our body’s blood sugar control system and its response time developed a long time ago when refined carbohydrates didn’t exist and our diet consisted primarily of protein and vegetables. Does that make sense?? Fat is not the culprit here, it is the Standard American Diet which consist of large amounts grains, sugars and processed foods.
Possible effects of elimination of wheat, grains, sugars and the high carbohydrate lifestyle:
- Less bloating, belly fat and overall weight loss
- Less pain from arthritis
- Less digestive problems
- Stabilization of blood sugar, reversal of Diabetes
- Decreased/elimination Heartburn
- Decreased/elimination Joint Pain
- Decreased/elimination Allergy symptoms
- Helps balance hormones
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Lower Cholesterol
- Better Sleep
Again, this is not some new trendy diet. The principles are scientific and proven. The important concept here is to of course eliminate sugars, but also grains, primarily wheat. Cardiologist, Dr. William Davis published a book “Wheat Belly“ that describes wheat and how it sabotages not only your weight loss but also your health. By eliminating wheat alone, your appetite will decrease! I encourage you to read his book, or at least check out his blog: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/ . Update: Also check out Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD’s book, “Grain Brain“!
So, I have posted all of these yummy, low carbohydrate, abundant in fat and protein recipes. Yes, these recipes do taste good, it’s the fat and protein that actually give you satisfaction, chicken breast with fat-free salad dressing won’t do the trick. You must cut out your high carbohydrate foods, grains and sugars while eating these recipes. If not, you will continue eating the typical American diet, high in carbohydrates and fat and not make any changes to your health and weight loss.
Everyone has a different carbohydrate sensitivity meaning some can eat more than others and still maintain constant blood sugars. First, eliminate wheat, grains, and processed sugars. These foods are big sources of high carbohydrates. I still use flour when cooking and baking, but I use nut and seed flours which are mainly fats and protein and minimal in carbohydrate.
|Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Application: If you consume my Cinnamon Raisin Bread for breakfast, which is abundant in fats and protein and low in carbohydrates and then go to Subway because it is low in fat and “healthy,” you are missing the point. This is truly a life style change. By giving up grains (wheat, corn, buckwheat and even rice and oats are considered grains), you are eliminating the foods that cause blood sugar spikes, and thus allowing the body to use fat stores for energy.
I hope this gives further explanation of my recipe selection. Please get the book “Wheat Belly” or check out Dr. Davis’ blog, http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/ for more information.
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