I am VERY surprised at how satisfied I am NOT eating wheat!
I am NOT hungry or feeling like I NEED to eat all of the time.
That is not to say that I am not eating when I am not hungry.....
I just don't feel the urge to munch, I am feeling in control. Now, I just need to listen to my body a little better.
I got on the scale this morning and I am down 3 pounds. I feel like this is going to work, for many reasons, but one is the most obvious to me....
I have psoriasis. For years it was quite mild and contained to my elbows and knees. As I have gotten older, it has been spreading....elbows, knees, scalp, calves, back, lower arms, upper arms, tush.....the feeling of being completely out of control when it comes to this.......there is no cure for psoriasis, it really bothers me some days and makes me self conscious to wear my favorite things like sleeveless dresses.
A few years ago, I tried being vegan as a solution to help my psoriasis. I knew of a former friend who had cured his very severe case by being vegan and he was most helped by cutting out eggs......For me, it didn't get better when I tried the vegan lifestyle, it actually got worse after a while. Everyone is different. At this time, I was also on the verge of taking the final plunge and breaking up with Awful, so it may have flared from stress (another thing that brings it on), too. It was horrible.
Dermatologists will tell you that there is little scientific evidence between psoriasis and diet, but psoriasis sufferers will try anything to control it. Being healthiest (healthy diet, exercise, no smoking, very little drinking) is a way to minimize symptoms. When I was at my thinnest, my psoriasis was the best it had ever been. I know there are multiple reasons why I need to lose this weight for real.
Back to the wheat.....well, since I have been mostly wheat free (there has been a few bites of birthday cake and some questionable items that may have had gluten in them), my psoriasis has improved greatly.....When I had tried the vegan diet, I was eating MOSTLY wheat, so this may have been a reason why my psoriasis flared so badly. Now, I have seen a 50 percent improvement in less than 2 weeks. I have a feeling that if I continue to eat like this, I may be able to reduce it even further. I am feeling hopeful about my psoriasis for the first time in years.
I also tried on jeans that haven't fit in ever and I could button them....they were skin tight, but I haven't been able to get them over my knees in over 3 years. WOW. I am so much less bloated, even if the scale isn't where I would truly like it to be....EXCITED!
I will keep you posted and have a wonderful day!