For this week’s check in, we’re not as interested with the reactions of CPC’ers as we are those who are close to CPC’ers. We know that a number of your family members and friends have jumped on board for the next two months, and we’d like to hear from them.
Please bug your moms and brothers and sisters who may be playing along if they wouldn’t mind posting their thoughts and experiences of the last two weeks.
Here’s what my Dad wrote about dropping wheat for a few weeks…
”By the time we came back to Florida last fall I had switched all my grains (the have all you want bottom of the FDA “food pyramid”) to whole grains. I was still eating a lot of them, but I was sure they were all very healthy and I was very proud of the switch and my new diet!
Starting in the late summer, I also began cutting back significantly on the amount I was eating and on bad fats because I had slowly been putting on weight all summer and was determined to eventually get off statins.
When I went in for my annual physical in early November, complaining of being tired, not full of my normal get up and go and with some intermittent stomach problems, I got two major surprises – I was at an all time high in my weight and my blood sugar (after an 10 hr fast) was 99! It if exceeds 100, you are considered to be officially “pre type II diabetes” and many doctors will start you on medication for it.
As a result, I immediately cut out all sugar and sweets and as much as I could that I know contained sugar because I had no intention of starting more medication and figured no sugar would also help my weight.
However, by early January I was up 2 more pounds, still felt lousy, and upon a blood sugar recheck, registered 100!! At that point, I was at the bottom and open to any suggestions. After talking with Traver, my Pacific coast medical team recommended the Paleo Diet – cut out all grains and limit fruits – and Dr Berkes, an allergist who I work with at the start up in Sarasota, (who is basically an alternative medicine doctor but just doesn’t know it) recommended at least getting rid of wheat.
So wheat went first, then other grains were cut way back along with many sugary fruits such as bananas. To make a long story short, I now feel much better, have lost 10 pounds without cutting back on the amount I eat, just what I eat.”
- Fred Boehm