|2015- leaner and stronger in menopause and weight maintenance|
2. Processed sugars
3. Xantham Gum/ Guar Gums
I'm not an Easy Keeper any more. I have a normal body weight and shape. I still have a few binge urges here and there, but I'm typically not overly hungry, I do have decent muscle mass. This is all post menopause.
Grains cause me to keep weight pretty easily. It's not my fault, but it is a reality I have to deal with meal in, meal out.
It's amazing I'm about 2.5 years into menopause and I'm leaner than I have been most of my whole life.
|2009- easy weight keeper pre-menopause, lots of whole grains|
When I eat grains
1. I carry lots of visceral fat
2. I have diabetes level glucose
3. I have many binge urges from emulsifiers in foods.
I know I'm not alone.
I'm not weak willed
I tracked like a champ.
It's not my fault, but my bodies Easy Keeper genetics. Obesity genes, ghrelin genes. Diabetic risk. All genetic risks are increased when I ate grains.
Easy concept, no grain living. Great out comes. Very well worth a few people looking down their nose at my no grain life style. Sad because it would help so many people. So much drama and myths. I hear this all the time
Oh, I could never not eat whole grains, I would:
1. Die without bread ( so much drama)
2. Binge eat without eating grains in moderation (grains triggered my binges)
3. Cause themselves to be XYZ disease. ( it was genetic for me, going off grains did not cause my gluten sensitivity.)
Glad I tried it myself. Not one of those things were true for me. Like cattle, horses, cats and some humans, life without grains is pretty good. Life is a lot easier in 2015 without massive binge urges and keeping off 65-70 extra pounds.
If you can eat grains and be well an happy, well good for you. So many of us can't.
Onward and I hope more MD's get the no grain message to more people who struggle with Easy Keeper of body fat.
Keep your eyes wide open and keep your menopause food template options open to change. Glad to be an easy keeper of my size 6 jeans. ;) Zip-Zip hooray!!!!!
Kudos to Dr. Berkeley for blogging about the effects of grains on many.