Ok, so not technically wheat free. But I’m thinking of going on a diet where I restrict myself to no white sugar or white flour. Just the natural sugar from fruits and 100% whole wheat in moderation.
I would miss a lot of things. Carbs and sweets are pretty much all I ever crave or want to eat. But I’ve done this before – believe it or not- with great results.
When I started college I was diagnosed with PCOS and my doctor put me on a strict no white flour, no sugar diet. There were more intricacies to it, I’m sure, but about a month later my dad passed away, so I lost a lot of memories from that time. Back then, I had maybe 30 pounds to lose to be ULTRA skinny, for my frame. I lost twenty pounds in less than a month and looked (and felt!) awesome.
I’m sorry, you didn’t think I’d just show you a normal picture, right?
Look at those tiny arms! And that eensy-weensy bra! (Actually I don’t think it was mine. But I sure was swinging it like it was!)
(Also, how scared is my date???)
Basically, I was a vegetarian then, so I ate a lot of protein in nut form. Now I eat meat, which would help and hurt at the same time. This diet change would mean having to eat more fruits and veggies, cutting out all sweet treats, and consuming a beautiful amount of cheese, among other things. The reason I did so well on this diet was because it’s what my body needs. Everyone eating the same thing would not give the same result. This is what is best to feed my body, like it or not, KJ. Really limiting sugar and carbs makes me DROP weight.
What would make me feel more confident about this diet change would be menu planning. I’m working on a list of meals/snacks I can make easily and know I would eat regularly, which would fit into these parameters. If I can get 15 “meals,” then I’m confident I’d never get bored.
Yes, this is probably similar to Atkins. Which leads me to Weight Watchers. I love WW. But I think I have to cut it. I haven’t counted a point in WEEKS! Plus, we’re working on seriously cutting the fat from our budget, and I can’t justify spending money on it each month. And counting points takes work, which was stressing me out with everything else going on in my life. On this other diet, you easily know if something is a food you can or cannot have.
Anyone have any suggestions, resources, or ideas for me? I think if I do this, I will start after my birthday on Saturday. I’m feeling really pumped up about it, and I know B is supportive, so I think that with all of y’all’s support I could really do this!