Weight Tracking

I’m now down to 230.8 pounds. This is a one pound loss from last week. It makes sense. My diet has been about the same. I’m getting close to finishing up the wheat products I have, so that should help. I am going to make a depression cake this week, just to try it. IContinue reading “Weight Tracking”

Weight Tracking

At weigh in this morning, I now weigh 232.6 pounds. I lost the pound I gained last week, plus a little extra. I’m surprised by this, since I’ve had wheat, rice, and oats daily this week. The lesson to be learned here is that corn products will put the weight on and quickly. That makesContinue reading “Weight Tracking”

Weight Tracking

Today is weigh in. I’m at 233.8 pounds. This is a one pound gain from last week. Honestly, I’m surprised it wasn’t more. I reintroduced grains and corn this week, which are starchy and convert to sugar. Corn syrup has always caused me to gain a lot. However, I did try to limit my intake.Continue reading “Weight Tracking”

Reintroduction: Grains

Today brings the reintroduction of grains to a close. Grains include oats, rice, couscous, and quinoa. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of corn. Day 1 Breakfast: None. Lunch: Salad with apple, pecan, blue cheese, and vinaigrette. Snack: Banana, honey, almond smoothie, chocolate with peanut butter. Dinner: Wild rice, carrots.Continue reading “Reintroduction: Grains”

Reintroduction: Nightshades

Today brings the reintroduction of nightshades to a close. Nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and products derived from these items, such as paprika, cayenne, chili powder, potato starch, tomato sauce, ketchup, and salsa. I have listed my food and reactions below for each day. Tomorrow begins the reintroduction of grains. Day 1 Breakfast: None. Lunch: Turkey,Continue reading “Reintroduction: Nightshades”

Elimination: Week 3

Today marks the end of my third week of the elimination diet. Grains (and now all gluten) have been removed from my diet. Dividing gluten into three weeks does mean slower progress on the diet, but it has been really helpful for me so that I don’t feel overwhelmed. That is important as stress eatingContinue reading “Elimination: Week 3”

Elimination: Week 2

Today is the last day of week 2. I have successfully eliminated corn products from my diet, which is no easy task. Corn products include but are not limited to corn, corn starch, corn flour, corn meal, and corn syrup. These ingredients are in nearly everything that is prepackaged. There are the obvious things, likeContinue reading “Elimination: Week 2”