This weekend will mark 6 weeks of (mostly) grain free eating. The "mostly" part was for me, not Marlin. I don't think he has had even one grain of, well, grain. :) So what's our conclusion? I'm not sure. I lost no weight until i got the flu, at which point i promptly lost 10 lbs within 48 hrs. Of course half of that came back when i started eating and my system filled up. So i was a little disappointed since i was hoping to have the rest of my baby weight melt off of me, but now it looks like i will actually have to work to lose the rest. I did have a small piece of soaked spelt bread, toasted with butter, when i was sick. Within minutes i had a slamming headache. Was it the spelt or the flu? I won't know until i try again. Neither did i ever have a time in the last 6 weeks when i felt fantastic. The only thing that makes me think i do have a few grain issues is the terrible way i felt the first 2 weeks. Major die-off doesn't happen unless you've got an issue. It's probably no coincidence that i have family members with gut issues. Maybe i'll just go find a big pile of sand and dig my head into it. Always helps to ignore things.
Marlin? He has noticed no difference. Zero. Nada. His energy level is down again but the one good news is that his blood pressure is too. Why? Don't know for sure. I have my theories but that doesn't mean a lot since i'm always having theories.
Will we stay off grains? I do think grains are good and healthy if prepared properly, but where we go from here i'm not sure. A good friend of mine and one i trust with health issues, told me we may not see a difference until we start eating grains again. I know we should probably go really strict GAPS diet, but right now i'm not ready for that. I want to get the GAPS book and do some reading. I want to know why i'm doing what i'm doing and to find out, i need to read. And pray. Unless it's something that God is leading us to do, it won't work anyway, and in the end, that's all that matters. We will never eat "perfectly" and i want to remember that. I want a healthy balance but more than anything, i want Jesus Christ to reign supreme over my life. In light of eternity, it's not really going to matter if i ate grains or not. So with that cheerful thought, i am going to bid "adieu."