I found out that wheat has an inflammatory response in me. I didn't realize how much pain and discomfort I was in until I gave up wheat. I finally feel comfortable in my skin. What started as a quest to lose weight lead to me finally finding out what has been giving me so much pain and discomfort all these years. Not only am I losing weight and in less pain, I also have better digestion, which is a big deal for me having suffered from IBS since I was a teenager. I will be discussing all of this with my doctor and whether I should be tested for celiac disease or if it is a wheat intolerance. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy this awesome feeling.
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I don't think that wheat is the only cause of obesity, but it is a major one. Along with sedentary lifestyles, "super sizing," eating too much sugar (which often accompanies wheat in the form of cookies, cakes, etc.), and too many processed foods, our country has become obese. Wheat is just one of the pieces of the puzzle. Truth is, nutrition and the effect food has our bodies is way more complicated that we ever imagined.
While going wheat-free worked for me, I don't imagine it will help everyone. A lot of people can eat wheat just fine. Unfortunately, I can't. I feel so great right now, I can't imagine ever going back to eating wheat. So you can imagine that there will be some changes in my blog. Gone are the days of cookies and cupcakes. Honestly, after spending too much time on allrecipes.com, I don't care if I ever even see another damn cupcake with swirly frosting again! (Yes, I realize I have one of those cupcakes in my slide show up there, just one of the many moments of weakness being involved on that site.)
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