In the end I was swollen all over like a giant stuffed sausage and had gained tons of weight. Turns out I was allergic to bleached wheat the very most and a little to unbleached wheat as well. I can still eat occasional small amounts of unbleached wheat.
I lost about 10 to 15 pounds of swelling and water when I removed wheat. I thought my problem was all refined carbs and starches, sugar, rice, potatoes. The real reason my low-carb diet was working so well was the wheat was gone.
I can still have a Monster Java. I can have a wheat free cookie made with gluten-free flour containing rice and potatoes and my weight is still correcting.
The most horrible thing is while I was sick, I lost all sex drive. I thought I was on meds, old and that was just over. When I got well, it came back! Granted then I had to correct some problems, but still it was a shock that the wheat allergy caused that.
Also, not eating wheat isn’t so bad compared to a strict low-carb diet. I can use the gluten-free flours and make myself just about anything. Since I am lazy, I do eat low-carb a lot, tuna salad, turkey patty, veggies that are quick to make. Eggs, lots of eggs. Cheese.
It is a diet I can live with a lot easier with than a strict low-carb diet. But before you go out and cut all the carbs, just cut wheat and see what happens.
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