In 2017, I made the decision to give up refined sugar and wheat flour…and I haven’t felt healthier! After years of feeling perpetually pregnant, I finally found what worked for me to eliminate my bloated belly. But I didn’t just stop eating wheat flour and refined sugar and the belly was magically gone. I actually started out by eliminating ALL added sugars COMPLETELY for 30 days. During this time, I only ate sugars that occurred naturally in foods, such as fruit, dairy, nuts, etc.
This is when I realized I had a HUGE problem with foods containing wheat flour, like I was full on addicted. It seemed that I couldn’t just have a little bit of pasta or one slice of pizza. For me, eating wheat-based foods led to overeating of, well, everything. And these foods also caused the bloating to spike. White rice and foods made with white rice flour elicited similar outcomes, so I gave those up for the first 30 days too. I will now; however, on occasion, eat something made with white rice or white rice flour. But even after the 30-day period, I did not go back to wheat flour. Once in a while, I will treat myself to some Ezekiel bread since it’s made with sprouted grains and not actual flour. But not too much. I don’t want to have any relapses and eat a whole pizza or something. 😉 So, with that being said, the recipes on Sweet Enough are also gluten-free and use gluten-free flours other than white rice flour.
Now, back to the sugar. As I mentioned, I gave up all added sugars, including artificial sugars and sugars that hide behind other names (I definitely recommend Googling “hidden names for sugar” when you have the chance) for 30 days. Then after the 30 days, I reintroduced natural sugars (i.e. honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar) back into my diet. But I’m not saying you can shove 10 refined sugar-free cookies in your face and you will feel great. Of course, sweets of any kind should be eaten in moderation. Therefore, you’ll find some no sugar added recipes too.
So, what are you waiting for, scroll around the blog until you feel at home…oh, I forgot to mention my obsession with song lyric parodies. Don’t worry; you’ll get used to it. 😉
And, lastly, if you’re interested, I am the writer of another food blog, Watch Learn Eat. I must warn you though, that it was started BEFORE I changed my eating habits, so you get the picture.
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