Cheaper Than Therapy.

I haven’t posted in 5 months.

A lot has happened in that time.

The important things: I graduated University, and then I got married! (Both great things that make me very happy)

 

But, since I stopped writing my weight loss progress has come to a screeching halt, and recently regressed substantially.

I feel like I’m at the cusp of depression and I don’t know how to snap out of it.

My head feels full of nothing and I try to find fulfillment in food.

 

A podcast I listen to refers to junk food as a drug which our brain is not capable of handling. The refined fats, sugars, and massive salt levels give our brain and body this rush which acts like a chemical addiction.

And that’s how it feels.

So, my goals moving forward:

– Exercise daily (even the small stuff counts).  Instead of sitting around waiting to feel better I’m going to start taking walks.  Maybe runs, but I want to smart small and make sustainable changes.

– Shift diet to include more raw vegan foods.  I have made one major step forward despite the general setbacks, which is that I am cooking all my meals, and eating restaurant food much less. But I still eat mostly meat and carbs (potatoes, rice, bread).  I want to shift my diet to include in large part raw vegan meals.  If I can do a vegetarian breakfast, a raw vegan lunch, and a standard dinner I’ll be improving my nutrition immensely.  Again, instead of doing a major paradigm shift I want to take small, attainable steps.

Anyway that’s all I can muster for now.  As per my introduction I have a lot to write about from the last 5 months.  I just have to clear my head first.

Wheat

There’s been increased attention to wheat.  More and more people are being diagnosed with celiac disease, or an intolerance for gluten.  But is wheat in general healthy?

I got a new book as a gift from my dad who has gone on his own crusade.  Wheat Belly, by William Davis, M.D. argues that wheat has become unhealthy due to generations of genetically modified wheat.  You can read more about Wheat Belly here: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/

I started to cut back on wheat, without making a concerted effort, and I realized that it’s making a huge difference.  I have been making a lot of changes lately so it’s hard to know what to attribute to wheat, but the other night I had wheat macaroni for dinner, the first wheat meal in about a week, and it hit me like crack.  I wanted to keep eating the Macaroni, but I really wanted some bread.  I was jonesing HARD.

I’m no stranger to cravings, but lately they’ve been subsiding.  So while I realize this is an unscientific conclusion, I think maybe it’s time to kick the wheat.  I have 10 kg of flour unopened in my house that I’m going to take to the food bank and replace with non-wheat-flour.

I’ll make a post if I come to any real conclusion with regards to Wheat.  But be suspicious.  Either way, everything is good in moderation.