Well it’s been about a week and a half since I cut all wheat products from my diet.
It actually hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be, at least so far, but I have noticed one big change.
Craving Sweets–I started to noticably crave sweets within a day or two of dropping the wheat. And by sweets, I mostly mean ice cream. I’ve been putting away too much of the frosty treat in the past 10 days, and for the rest of the month I’m going to try to reel in my sugar cravings. My plan is to get a bunch of fresh fruit tomorrow, and try to use that as a better way to ease the cravings.
Other than the overly sensitive sweet tooth, I haven’t really noticed many other changes. No bowel issues, energy levels have stayed consistent, and exercise performance hasn’t varied. I also thought I was going to have a hard time feeling full when I started this mission, and that hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, I’d say I’ve actually eaten less food overall than I had been while still eating wheat.
The Monthly Mission continues for another couple of weeks, and I’ll have another post or two in that time keeping you abreast of any new developments.
The only adjustments I’m going to try and implement will be trading the ice cream for fresh fruit and also to eat more vegetables daily. Salads, veggies and dip/hummus, sautéed, etc.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress, but so far so good.
Have any of you ever gone wheat free for any amount of time? I’d love to hear how you did it!