08-22-2013, 02:49 PM
What you said makes sense- that there's defintely healthier options of getting my carbs from veggies & the like. I think since I can tolerate wheat ok, I might include it in my occasional 20% without extreme guilt
Originally Posted by eKatherine
08-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Just wondering, I've heard of the term "wheat belly" but what do you mean by that exactly? Is there any scientific explanation behind it (in relatively simple terms please)?
08-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Its a book by Dr. Davis.
Wheat sux. Don't eat it.
12-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Question to primal folks out there:for those of us who aren't gluten-intolerant/celiac, do you eat bread/wheat, and how often do you cheat on it a little? I'm having bad cravings for it, despite being wheat-free for 6 months.
12-23-2013, 02:05 PM
At best it will just kill you, at worst....well I don't even want to go there !
12-23-2013, 02:56 PM
I accept a small amount of gluten will get into my diet (sausages, a taste of a cake made by a friend..) occasionally but I don't miss bread any more since virtually cutting it out in 2010. And I was addicted to bread. Can't remember the last time we had pasta (we use gluten free pasta but I don't even crave alternatives to bread any more-we just don't bother. We tend to eat meat and veg/curries/stews/roasts now.
Originally Posted by Alfi56
I think I missed bread for ages. Then I used alternative "flours" for a bit. Then I stopped trying to replace it.I would say don't try to replace it. Let it go and embrace tubers if you do ok on starches! My only starch is a tuber. Forget gluten free alternatives they are as bad and might lead to cravings for the real thing.
12-23-2013, 05:15 PM
wheat doesn't do anything to me (not that i know of) besides make me fat. but i'm sure if i ate wheat my entire life things would come up.
12-28-2013, 10:24 PM
To be honest (I'm still kind of a newbie, so be easy on me please!), I'm still confused as to why wheat is so vilified for those who aren't gluten-intolerant. Unlike a lot of people, I don't feel any consequences from eating wheat (sometimes I wish I did so I would conditioned to stay away from it!) I get the whole phytates and nutritionless thing, but primal and lots of people endorse eating potatoes & rice instead of wheat, and using arrowroot powder to substitute cornstarch, etc. Isn't that still just eating high-carb, high-glycemic food? Or are these foods that we can have in moderation and on more active days, but not like every day? Im kind of confused.
12-29-2013, 01:31 AM
I have documented the horrors of wheat with photos here:
Wheat has a terrible impact on the brain & body, as you can see.
12-29-2013, 06:00 AM
I absolutely love sandwiches and I miss bread more than anything else on the do not eat list. I come from a family that thought that if something tasted good for supper, the leftovers would taste even better the next day as a sandwich (and really, a cold eggplant parmesan sandwich for breakfast was yummy back in the day). I do use it as my "20." I try to keep the amount small like an English muffin or two slices of a decent sliced sourdough that WFoods carries (less than 150 calories for either) rather than eating a po'boy on a whole baguette. Even if I did that every day (and I don't), it would still be less than 10% of my total intake of food.
Originally Posted by Alfi56
I don't consider anything I eat as a cheat. It's my body; my rules. Cheating on myself is silly. ETA: this sounded harsh, and I didn't mean it to be.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
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