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January 9, 2019

Gluten Free and Sugar Free – Follow Up Day Three

It’s been three days since we started our diet changes and we have found that going “Sugar Free” is far easier than going Gluten Free.  So we are focusing on Sugar Free and we have already found improvements in our current health.  Much to our surprise we have more energy, more alert, and our sleep pattern has improved.  Instead of waking up tired most of the time, we are alert and have energy.  When in doubt about a food, we read the nutrition information and the small print on the container looking for any kind of sugar content.  We are very satisfied on the Sugar Free progress.

Or suggestion for folks thinking about going Gluten Free, is to plan ahead.  We have found that food products like gluten free beard might be a challenge to find in the store.  As simple as locating gluten free bread surprised us. So what we are doing is researching and planning which food and where to get the gluten free foods. We already eat mainly organic foods, but we would think that living in California where healthy eating is considered the “norm”, gluten free would be easily accessible, but we are finding that to be not true.  So we have to work a little bit to find gluten free foods.  We look at that as a learning experience and we will report what we find.  We have a meeting at Stanford Project Baseline in a few days so we will ask for some guidance and maybe see a dietician.

When we started this journey we said we would be using the same tools as when we quit smoking and we are finding the mindfulness meditation working great when we get an urge for sugar.  One of our friend said that a product named “Xylitol” is a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute.  It’s good for you and tastes sweet but, unlike sugar, it is not converted in the mouth to acids that cause tooth decay.    It does not spike blood sugar or insulin.  It can also be considered a weight-loss-friendly sweetener since it contains 40% fewer calories than sugar.  It is suggested that doses of 50 grams per day is the maxim and excessive use is to be avoided.  Be sure to research before use.  (We are learning as we go)

We would like to thank all the people who are assisting us on our journey through the maze of food products in order to get to our goal.  We will complete our journey and get to meet some awesome folks along the way.

Thanks to all our subscribers and everyone that stops bye and reads our posts. Many blessings go out to all.

We have nothing else to report at this time, but we would like to mention that a post named “The God Code” we did a few months ago is generation a huge amount of “hits” and thanks too everybody visiting that post.

We can’t look away as to what is happening in the USA with the government shutdown and our prayers go out to those 800,000 government workers who are going without pay because our “Big Baby” President is throwing a tantrum because he can’t get his way.   Something to remember a few months ago he said “I will shutdown the government and be proud of it.  I will own it and not blame the Democrats” (We saw this on TV)

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2 Comments »

  1. I’ve lived gluten free for over ten years now and I remember those early days. Hang in there — it will get easier. When I first started my husband made a list of foods I could still eat. I called it the refrigerator list because I kept it on the fridge door. It kept growing as I discovered new things. Don’t forget the fresh stuff — fruits and veggies are naturally gluten free. We lived on stir fry for a month. Gradually I learned how to adapt my old recipes on my own and discovered a few new ones. Everything became so much easier when I started focusing on what I could eat instead of what I could not. Wishing you the best on your journey.

    Comment by Espirational — January 9, 2019 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much for taking the time to post a comment. Good hints that I will follow. God Bless you !

      Comment by alaboutnothing — January 9, 2019 @ 8:13 pm | Reply


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