Shocking, I know. I was talking to my sister (have you checked out her blog yet? Lynn's Weigh - it's listed with the blogs in the bottom right corner) yesterday and I told her that bread just makes me feel heavy. I've had some since I started this new nutritional eating plan and it just sits in my stomach like a rock. Fact is, we don't digest things like bread very well. Huh. I guess I just had to figure that out for myself. I cannot express how happy I am about this revelation since I thought for sure I wouldn't be able to stay away from it, thus sabotaging my plan.
Now this is not to say that I don't eat any carbs because I do, but things like brown rice, beans and the natural sugar in fruit. Speaking of which, I stayed entirely away from Gabriel's birthday cake. I didn't even lick my fingers after getting frosting on them. The reason? The cake simply did not look appetizing. I had fresh pineapple with dinner and I thought I was going to go into sugar shock it was so sweet. I was satiated and definitely didn't need or want the white sugar in that store-bought cake.
What it boils down to is listening to what your body really needs. Your body does not desire white sugar, white flour, dairy, or processed food. Our culture tells us we want it, but we really don't. We were not built to digest this kind of stuff. Now, I'm no expert and I'm definitely not telling anyone what to do, but try nutritional eating for a week and see how you feel. No bread, no processed food, nothing with white (processed) sugar in it, and no dairy (organic yogurt being the exception) allowed. Try eating lots of leafy greens (salads), lean protein (fish, white meat chicken, egg whites, and lean beef like flank steak), beans, brown rice and fruit. And learn how to embrace that true hungry feeling. I'm telling you, I am a convert. It took a while for me to get here, but again, the proof is in the putting. I feel really good and wish everyone could feel the same.
Here's to your health!