Wednesday, August 14, 2013
GF For A Week
In the past year I've put on about 5 pounds that I just cannot seem to lose. I've started working out more, cut out alcohol Sunday-Thursday, and cut out diet sodas. How much weight have I lost? Zero, Zilch, Nada. I've recently been getting really frustrated, so this week I'm trying something different.
This week I've decided to go gluten free. Now I'm sure if there are any people who lead gluten free lifestyles reading this you're probably rolling your eyes right now. Because going GF is a lifestyle, not a fast. But for me it's an easy way to cut out most carbs, while still allowing myself a few every now and then. It's day three and I'm already down 2 lbs. Some of that could just be water weight, but I'm going to be really interested to see how my body reacts to drastically lower levels of gluten.
Here's an example of what I've been eating during the day.
Smoothie with strawberries, peaches, and soy milk
Handful of strawberries and an apple
Asian stir fry with chicken, carrots, onion, and broccoli slaw served over short grain rice
Greek grilled chicken salad with feta, kalamata olives, and pepperoncini
Guacamole and Tortilla Chips
Grilled Spicy Italian Sausage with roasted carrots and zucchini
Pan fried chicken tenders (breaded with almond flour) and roasted broccoli
This is a far cry from my typical meals that are loaded with carbohydrates, most of them coming from wheat. I'll be really interested to see what happens in days to come. My plan is not to go completely gluten free forever. I would hate to develop in intolerance to it by completely removing it from my diet, but I will try to eliminate some future gluten products from my every day routine- provided I continue to have positive results.