This website (which was recommended to me) claims that the wheat we eat today "Triggers Weight Gain, Prediabetes, Diabetes and More" because:
1.) It contains a Super Starch — amylopectin A that is super fattening. 2.) It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory. 3.) It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.
Excellent article. Thanks. More and more I think the best way to eat is to follow something like the DASH diet plus a huge salad of some kind at each meal. For the nutrients and to ensure one does not get hungry.View Thread
I made this remarkable "side salad" tonight that was amazing and I wanted to share it:
Dice-up the following:
4 tomatoes 1 red bell pepper 1 small red onion 2-3 stalks of celery 1 granny smith apple (the sweetness of the apple works with the acidity of the tomatoes and vinegar) 6 black olives
Add everything into a bowl except for the tomatoes and mix well. Dress with salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and garlic powder. (Fresh garlic might even be better.) No need for oil. Mix in the tomatoes and serve. (it would probably be even better if it developed in the refrigerator for an hour.)
I'm now through with day number 40 of my new nutrition and exercise program. While I have not weighed myself yet I'm certain I am down at least 30 lbs. and probably closer to 40 lbs.
The best part is that I am fully 1/3 of my way through my "reduction phase." When 01/01/2013 rolls around I am going to be focusing on maintaining whatever weight I am for a number of months -- no matter what I weigh at that time.
I've learned a lot in the past 40 days. I spent the first few days "detoxing" and I really had no idea what was going on. That ended soon enough. Then I began walking twice a day (I have long been a daily walker) and I felt exhausted for the next 10 days. That too passed and I then extended both walks.
That led to several more days of exhaustion but that too has now passed. I won't be extending the walks any further but it's been awesome to experience by body adapt to the increased physical demand.
Eating has been pretty darned good. I have felt no terrible cravings nor have I felt any real hunger. My collection of very simple weight reduction menus is growing and I am slowly creating weight "maintenance menus" which I will put in place on the first of January,
I haven't "slipped" since the 16th of last month. I skipped a social engagement last month that would have provided too many temptations and will skip two this month as well. I simply don't want to lose my focus. Come to think of it I'll have to hibernate on Halloween as well...View Thread
I really appreciate reading the comments by Pam Peeke. One thing makes absolutely no sense to me when it comes to "juicing" and that is the constant comments about being hungry while subsiding on juice.
Why not simply eat the vegetables themselves? Eat them raw or steamed but eat them and get all that wonderful roughage into your system. Not only will it be healthier than just the juice, you also won't feel hungry.
I can cut-up a very large platter of: tomatoes, celery, carrots, radishes, cucumber, snow peas, butter lettuce, green onions, red/green bell pepper and a red or white onion in very little time.
It takes 30-40 minutes of almost constant chewing to clean the platter and when I'm done I am FULL. I suppose I really don't understand the juicing thing.View Thread