What makes today even more special for me is that, as of this morning, I am now down 62 pounds since beginning my wheat/grain free journey. I wish I had known what a difference removing wheat, grains and added sugar would make for me a long time ago. To think that all this time I feared eating fat and instead followed the dietary advice of consuming plenty of "whole grains" and eating "low fat" and never understood why it was such an effort to lose weight and keep it off. I also thought that losing weight required hours of exercise every day...WHO KNEW that all that advice was incorrect!!! When I began Dr. Davis' Wheat Belly program, I intentionally put it to the test, because I was a huge skeptic -- you could not have been any more skeptical than I was! I did not exercise...but I followed the eating plan and made an effort to take advantage of making the most out of what I "could eat" and did not focus at all on what I "could not eat." Without exercise, 55 pounds dropped off effortlessly and quickly.
A couple of months ago, I began walking because I wanted to and I enjoy it, not because I had to in order to lose weight. I have since lost an additional 7 pounds during the last couple months bringing my total lost to 62 pounds as of this morning! My triglycerides have gone from 546 to 115 during this journey and I hope they will continue going down, even though they are considered well in the normal range now (I have never, ever had normal triglycerides before beginning this program due to genetic predisposition). I wish I knew then what I know now! Wheat and grains are not my friend and never were....fat is not my enemy...it has been a complete and total revelation. I don't tell you this to brag whatsoever, because I am actually a very private person...but instead I say this to inspire those that may be on the fence about whether this program really works. On my blog, there is an almost daily pictorial diary of what I made and ate for dinner, because most of my breakfasts are pretty consistent and my lunches typically consist of leftovers from dinner the night before. I snapped a couple photos of this morning's breakfast below -- it's one that I would have never eaten while following any diet I had ever been on before...life is good! Enjoy!