Back on the Wagon

While I have been Gluten Free since late 2012, I have only been Grain Free on again/off again.  I don’t get the immediate and awful reactions from the other grains like I do when I accidentally eat something with wheat/gluten. So it is easy to slide off the Grain Free wagon and not realize how far I’ve wandered…. until my stomach starts making complaints and my knees start plotting rebellions.  Strangely, its not my stomach or my knees or even the extra pounds that crept back that really made me start looking around for the wagon again…. I haven’t been sleeping well.  I just can’t seem to settle into a deep sleep.  I have trouble falling asleep and I can’t seem to stay asleep.  I really like sleep.  People around me really like for me to sleep… Partly because I stay awake and get into things and partly because I’m not the sweetest person to live with when I don’t sleep.  So for the sake of those around me and my own sanity… and my knees… and my stomach…. I’m going back to Grain & Gluten Free Living.

I’ve known that I need to get back with the program for a while, but I’ve kept putting it off.  Today I noticed that Dr. Davis the author of Wheat Belly  is hosting a Facebook Group 10-Day Grain Detox….. starting tomorrow.  I’m taking it as a sign.  No more putting it off or waiting for one more holiday/party/weekend…. time to start NOW.

I told Brian… he’s delighted.

Okay, I’m lying… he’s not delighted… but he’s supportive… and he remembers how much better he felt when we were Gluten AND Grain Free.

We didn’t do a “detox” the first time around.  We just stopped eating Wheat/Gluten and began eating a lot of whole, natural foods.  It took us a while to find all the naughty, “gluten free” replacements…. we felt better before we let all those fake foods back into our diet.  We’re actually going to do the Detox this time.  I need the support and nagging reminders that come from the support group.

Today I ran to the store and picked up a few extra ingredients for the recommended breakfast shakes.  Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, green bananas and Almond Milk… I already had everything else in the pantry.   Brian isn’t too ecstatic about the breakfast shakes, but hopefully he’ll like them more that he is expecting.  I’m just excited to get back to feeling good.  I’m also so happy to have Brian doing it with me.  Misery loves company… no no no… We’ll both feel better… and everything is easier with a partner.

I decided if we’re both going to be doing shakes then my poor little Oster Blender isn’t IMG_7894
going to survive ten (x2) breakfast shakes…. It’s time to upgrade!  I’ve been wanting to buy one of the Ninja Blenders for a while… this was finally a great excuse.  I stopped in at Target and grabbed the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Compact System.  I liked that it came with two to-go blender cups and the bigger Blend & Prep Bowl.  (I might be able to replace my old blender and food processor…. maybe not the food processor… it was Grandma’s….).  It was on sale at Target for $159 (-5% with my Red Card) but then Mom and I wandered over to Kohls and I found the same blender on sale for $149… and I had a 30% off code, so $104… and I got $20 Kohls Cash!   (I returned the first one to Target.)

Must have been a sign from the shopping gods… they want me to drink the shakes and get back to my healthy Grain Free Lifestyle.

I’ll be posting photos and updates on Instagram and Facebook over the next 10 days… follow along!

Grab a copy of Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox and join in!




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