DISCLAIMER right off the bat: While I am absolutely not carb-free by any stretch of the imagination, I do limit my exposure to processed flours such as wheat because it just makes me feel better. Wheat is a sensitive topic for a lot of people but I wanted to make a disclaimer right off the bat – most of you who are reading do not fit into the camp of “normal”. This is completely ok but what that means is that you do need more carbohydrates and processed food than the average person to help fuel your workouts.
I will take down candy and sports enhancement drinks during training and racing and I will eat pasta and english muffins with honey to load up on glycogen before a big workout. And it works great because the moment I am through with the hard workout, I am recovering with a good balance of fruits, veggies, protein, fats and carbohydrates. I limit my exposure to wheat to where it helps me in performance only.
OK. On to the book!
This was an interesting book because it tackled a growing body of research that suggests that high consumption of wheat leads to autoimmune disease and weight gain. After testing out his theory that going wheat-free had a positive effect on his clients, William Davis found that they lost a significant amount of weight, lowered their blood sugar levels, had improved energy, better focus, and deeper sleep.
What do you cut out? Recently my naturopath asked me if I was gluten-free. I said no and she commented that I don’t consume any gluten. What I have done is just focused on eating natural foods and it is so easy that I don’t even notice that I’m not eating gluten or wheat on a regular basis.
Davis suggests that quinoa, millet, amaranth, beans and chia are great fuel which are all something I eat a lot of. (Hello Love Grown cereal!) Focus on healthy, all natural foods and you will be well on your way.
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