Going grain free has not been hard, but it really takes some planning for me. The week before going GF I started weaning off of grain, only eating one piece of sprouted grain toast a day. I also made a menu plan using lots of Paleo and gluten free blogs for inspiration, and had tons of fruit, veggies, and homemade fruit and nut balls on hand for snacking.
What else am I doing? I'm going to bed at 10:30 every night, no matter what! I'm stretching every night, reading scripture every morning and praying several times throughout the day. I've also been reading The Healing Code and practicing the advise given there.
Did I mention that I feel great?
Some questions that are still rumbling through my mind:
- am I really grain intolerant, or do I just substitute it for my veg and fruit throughout the day? Therefore not getting enough servings of the good stuff a day?
- are all grains hard on my system or just gluten containing grains? After the month is up I'm going to start adding some grain back in, like brown rice, and see what happens.
My plan is to be grain free for a month and then evaluate where I am and what I think needs to be done next. I don't really plan to be grain free for life, I'm sure I may want a cookie one day, or a really tasty slice of bread. But for right now, this seems to be the right move.