Okay, so corn is a grain and doesn’t agree with me, got it. Didn’t need to learn that lesson twice– I needed to learn it a thousand times. I’d be doing great with my weight loss and then all of a sudden I’d start gaining. After two months, I had successfully weaned myself off grains, or so I thought. The weight wasn’t coming off! I was eating spaghetti squash, making my own bread using wheat free & rice free flour. I’d lose a few pounds and then, boom! They came right back.
By this time I was familiar with the effects of grains on my body. When I’d cheat, I’ would notice it immediately! I’d gain at least a pound just from eating two chocolate chip cookies, not to mention the digestive issues that grains caused. I did not doubt that grains were my problem, and I started to question if I had eliminated them all.
I started to read labels, and not just the labels of foods with carbohydrates. I was finding grains in the strangest places! Who would ever think there would be grains in kielbasa, bullion, and tomato sauce? Certainly not me! But there they were. Every time I turned around there was a grain hiding somewhere. Even the flour that I thought was grain free contained sorghum, a less known grain. There was no way I would ever swear off bread, pasta, and pastry. Life wouldn’t have much taste in it if I did that. I had to find some recipes that wouldn’t use grains but would taste like grain based foods.