Eliminating wheat and grains are an excellent strategy for rapid weight loss, appetite control, and blood sugar control. It is a way of life we can all choose because it is simply good for our bodies. I have read extensively online about LCHF but here are my issues.. L iving without gluten or white sugar. Yes, we are going nourish the body and reduce stress. Learn how your comment data is processed. Diana on October 25, at am. A lot of simple, sophisticated, delicious recipes, both for every day and for the holidays! He put “over of his at risk patients on a wheat free regime and seeing extraordinary results”. Whole, nourishing foods were the perfect place for me to start. Thank you SO much.
When it comes to food, Americans often bounce between extremes: We go all in on the Thanksgiving stuffing, then cut out entire food groups in an attempt to “compensate. Their proponents say they improve the complexion, improve alertness and mood, and “detox” the body spoiler alert: our bodies naturally do that for us. Many restrictive plans require intense commitment, which, in a strange twist, might be part of their draw: “Avoiding a food group altogether can seem easier than trying to eat it in moderation,” says Lisa Young, an adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University and the author of The Portion Teller Plan. But austerity isn’t the only reason eliminating foods has gained traction in recent years. Many devotees are attracted by celebrity enthusiasm: Stars including Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian have praised gluten-free eating, for example, with Kardashian once tweeting, “Gluten free is the way to be. And how about the paleo diet, which shuns grains, dairy, and refined sugar not to mention legumes and processed foods? We asked the experts — read on for their take on each of these eating approaches. The scoop: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Translation: It’s in tons of stuff, including bread, pasta, cereal, crackers, beer, and many salad dressings, soups, and soy sauces.
When we eat any type of carbohydrate it is converted by the body to glucose which stimulates insulin to be released or it may have to be injected. It doesn’t matter whether it is a fizzy drink, sweets, table sugar or a complex carbohydrate such as wholegrain bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. It also doesn’t matter if it is ‘natural’ or ‘processed’. Honey, raw sugar, medjool dates, fruit etc all raise your blood glucose levels equally as processed sugars. Saying that, if you are able to tolerate carbohydrates then your choice should always be natural, unprocessed carbs. Choose complex colourful carbs where possible. They are absorbed slower and are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Eat a rainbow!