Are you addicted to fast food and sugar? Do you crave white bread? If so, say hello to your new lifestyle in taking medication.
Imagine. You commit to hitting the gym. You workout. Then, realize you need to eat. You wonder what to eat? Do you eat fast food? NO!
Often times, people are at a lost as to what to eat. They wonder why they have sugar cravings and why sugar is bad for you.
Consuming processed foods, (anything packaged), white bread, white sugar, conventional dairy all lead to blood sugar imbalance, mood swings, dehydration, sugar cravings and inflammation. Sugar is an addiction. Sugar leads to blood sugar imbalance, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Think of most white, packaged food as fake food. 🙂
How is sugar affecting your performance at work?
How is sugar affecting your relationships?
How is sugar affecting your muffin top and emotional health?
Imagine, feeling energized consistently throughout the day. No brain fog.
Imagine, rocking it out at work and serving more people.
Imagine, feeling like a rock star when you work out.
Imagine, being present when your spouse and children are communicating to you.
Imagine, being able to run and keep up with your grandkids (or children) and going on amazing adventures together.
Imagine, having time to sit, be still and think about what your body is craving, not your mind.
You see, it all starts with your gut and what you put in the tank.
Consider going grain free or eating whole grains for a few weeks.
Say bye-bye to bloating, fatigue and sugar cravings to name a few.
We often crave grains for comfort or fuel. However, each person is different and has a whole slew of micro biome flora and possibly even pathogens (bugs) that thrive on sugar. As most of you know, white starch is a higher glycemic grain which can cause inflammation and sugar cravings.
The ultimate purpose is to find which foods inflame your body and teach you how to reduce inflammation and restore your gut integrity.
It takes experimentation and patience to find out which foods work best with your body. This practice, of course, applies to grains as well. We all metabolize grains differently. Some people can thrive on grains, while others end up feeling inflamed, depleted and drained.
Going grain free removes potentially sensitive foods, you will be your own food detective when re-introducing grains.
Here Are 4 Tips On Ditching Sugar & Eating Whole Grains:
1) PORTION CONTROL
Eat 1 cup or the size of a tennis ball is an appropriate serving size for whole grains. Purchase whole grains such as 100% real grains, brown rice, quinoa, GF pasta. Nothing refined, such as pasta, crackers, cakes, pretzels, white bread and chips.
2) CHOOSE ONLY GLUTEN-FREE GRAINS
Gluten is a gut irritant that makes tiny lacerations in the intestinal wall. These partially undigested food particles (gluten) leak into the system and cause inflammation, which can lead to a host of problems including weight gain, joint pain, muscle aches, headaches, acne and psoriasis. Please note that any pain in the body can be a sign of inflammation.
3) EAT GRAINS THE RIGHT TIME
To optimize weight-loss during detox, grains are best tolerated either first thing in the morning (breakfast) or within 1 hour of a workout. Imagine having quinoa porridge for breakfast vs oatmeal. Never eat after 7:00 pm.
4) SOAK YOUR GRAINS
Soaking your grains such as brown rice will be easier to digest. Consider purchasing “Sprouted” rice, sprouted quinoa or adding 1/4″ of kombu seaweed when cooking quinoa. This will remove the phytic acid from your quinoa. If you find you are hungry within two hours of eating grains, it is a sign that most likely they do not agree with your body type and you should avoid them.
FEELING YOUR BEST
Fall is the BEST time to explore with your unique body to determine whether eliminating “white grains” will reduce allergies, inflammation, excess mucus and stiff joints. Specifically, focusing on bloating and experiencing low energy after eating grains.
Be a food detective for your unique body and explore on ditching sugar, going grain free or eating whole grains for seven days. I challenge you! Your cells and taste buds will change.
For additional support on a true elimination diet which will leave you feeling revitalized, check out my Grain Free program today.