Wednesday, October 10, 2012
smoothies and leftovers
After a long (long) weekend, I was back at it this morning. It's a cool, crisp fall morning and my students were tired. Some people crave routine and daily rituals - I do not. Some people can't wait to get back to work because it offers much needed structure to a life - not me. I am happiest when I am free to wander; I am more productive when I'm not under time pressure - I guess I find expectations stressful - go figure.
I have started to take a probiotic recommended by Dr. William Davis from Wheat Belly. Giving up wheat is, I believe, somewhat hard on the system and I have suffered some withdrawal.
I've also noticed that my pants are feeling looser. Oh yeah! I haven't experienced anything miraculous in the weight loss department, but it was never my intention to give up wheat for the sole purpose of losing weight (yes, it was). I am doing it for overall health and well being (and to lose weight). Okay, okay, weight comes into it, obviously....but my expectations are stable because this is a road down which I've traveled too many times.
From so much of what I've read, losing a lot of weight comes mainly from strictly restricting all carbs and even dairy....Before I resort to not eating apples and small amounts of cheese, I'm going to see if some weight comes off simply with the elimination of wheat. Stage 2 will be to cut carbs further.
Oh, I'm so proud of the moussaka! I was looking forward to lunch all morning. All gone now, but was enjoyed with a yogurt/berry/banana smoothie with organic milk and powdered greens.
Posted by Kare at 10:59 AM