Limiting my intake, sometimes eliminating it for long periods of time, (until I forget or fall off the wagon, so to speak! ) living without wheat /gluten has made a huge impact on my energy levels, created a positive state of mind, vitality, clear-headedness, and the annoying extra weight or fluid has miraculously disappeared.
I am five kilos from my weight in my roaring twenties. Now in my fabulous forties, I really feel that this dietary change has made a difference.
My blood type is O and according to Dr. Abravenel's advice "Eat Right for Your Type" my system requires protein, so uping my intake of eggs as a breakfast has meant that my cravings for sugar have literally gone.
My menstrual cycle meant that I often felt out of control, has drastically changed, I can cope with this modern life! Four years ago, I went to a local doctor during a time of trying to find another as mine had gone off to merry retirement, I was offered Zoloft (anti-depressant) in the first five minutes into the consultation where I described my age, and my symptoms. I refused and found another doctor, who is also a member of AIMA (Australian Integrated Medicine Association - www.aima.net.au). Check it out. On my last visit, after blood tests he prescribed vitamins and minerals, this has helped enormously. I am in control of my health.
Afternoon tea is nuts, fruit without feeling hungry. When you consume wheat and your system is having trouble processing or has an intolerance, you feel perpetually hungry, a pit in your stomach that you can't fill, headaches were a common and daily symptom, often upon waking) and still are if I eat wheat.
Keeping up my water intake is also important.
Those of whom who are trying to get pregnant, I strongly suggest trying a wheat and gluten free diet, as there are strong links to celiac disease and conception.
My rewards are still a strong flat white, organic produce and good chocolate and feeling a whole lot better - a good life.
Kinesiologist, Birth Attendant who believes that living in harmony with the earth lies in conscious thinking, and living that philosophy daily makes for a sacred life. Paying attention to your inner world is essential to nurturing oneself and is just as valid as exploring and striving to understand the outer world.