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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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January 6, 2019

Gluten Free and Sugar Free starts today

Here is what led up to our decision and it’s mainly because two people in my life suggested too go with this.  We do feel good, but there are nagging aches and pains that keep coming and going.  My sleep is not so good and we are scheduled to take the sleep analysis test in February, and we will, but we are still going to do this.  My niece listed about 10 things that made her life batter and our other friend said it changed her life.

Normally we would not announce a major life change, but we will be posting our progress along the way and we will include any “hiccups”.  Hey humans are not perfect so straying is part of the journey.  We are going to apply the same procedure that we used to quit smoking.  Any urge or decision on a type of food will be handled with a mindfulness meditation, just like handling smoking urges.  (We have been smoke free for 6 years this month).

The sugar free is a huge change for us.  Good grief!  We love our junk foods like Gold Fish, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios, or any cereal that is “sugar saturated”.  Then the candies out there like Butterfingers, Snickers, and just about any candy on the market.  Then the hidden foods with sugar will be a challenge and this is something we want to report.  If we find a food that says “Gluten Free” and is not, we will report it to you.  So to the companies that say they are Gluten Fee, we are telling you now that we will find you and expose your “fake” claims.  Sure it sells food, but not with exaggerated claims or in English, your lies.   If you are invested in the market on junk food stock we suggest you sell soon.  Please take your profits and donate to a nonprofit organization of your choosing.  If you stay in, then it’s your own risk and we can not be held accountable.

So we started by dumping all our stash’s of sugar and right now we are drinking coffee without sugar.  This is huge in itself! 🙂 We are now appreciating the taste of coffee and need to research is this coffee is gluten free.  We think so, but hey, we will check it out.  Then there is my all time favorite junk food a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.  (We are sitting here thinking about this one)  Bye-bye quarter pounder, our health is more important.  (I can hear my arteries cheering).  Then there is pizza and a zillion other fast foods.  Compared to smoking this will be a challenge and we are thinking that maybe becoming vegan would be the way to go.  (Something to consider)

We do love pasta and that will soon become are new friend.  The sauces will be checked but we like butter as a topping. No cheese of course.  Anchovies are another topping that is a long time favorite.  We doubt if gluten can exist in anchovies, but we will check.

Looks like we are starting a new and exciting adventure and our intent to the universe is to send us someone or a mob or two to guide us as we progress along.  We will be doing some heavy meditations to keep our mind clear so we will see the answers or the people who will be sent.  There has to be a few gluten free souls that came down with us in our soul group. (This where they will surface to join up in our happy journey)

We thank all our subscribers and followers for stopping by an checking out our posts, and to the friends that know us personally please pick yourself off the floor and continue with a great day.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to thank “Ladi” and Jane for their input and support.

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