Certain foods and drinks are triggers to one another. For example, if something you eat (namely refined grains like crackers, etc.) raises your blood sugar too quickly, you will eventually crash.
You then feel hungry and will want to finish the whole bag or box! Do we continue eating what we think tastes good and harms us or do we learn to change unhealthful addictive eating habits?
You will then gain weight and potentially develop strange symptoms and ailments connected to consuming grain. Therefore, you might want to consider adopting a grain free diet, which is essentially plant-based whole food, minus all grain.
I don’t know about you, but alcohol makes me feel hungry. If you do drink alcoholic beverages like beer and wine, you’ll notice you might want chips with it or something even worse like pizza with all the trimmings. It’s hard just to drink and not eat, as alcohol changes your blood sugar levels.
Snack and junk foods contain what tastes we are addicted to. They are oily, salty and sweet. When one drinks, he loses some of his inhibitions. Why do they so often serve salty popcorn or pretzels at your table alongside your beer, wine or whatever?
It makes you thirsty. You drink more. They make more money. Do we dump foods that aren’t nutritious in favor of doing what everyone else does just because it’s the accepted norm? Funny, cancer and diabetes and cutting us open in the hospital are considered normal, too.
In other words, you may eat things you might otherwise not eat since drinking changes how we think, act and feel. Since drinking alcohol also makes you hungry we must find substitutes avoiding refined grains and flour. So, how do we do this? I have a few suggestions that might help out a little…
- Microwave potato chips
- hummus on celery
- Microwave popcorn
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipes
- No grain in our cranium for brain fog or in the belly! Leave it to the pigs, horses and cattle! Just take a good look at their bellies!
It’s almost impossible to go to a grain free diet, because refined grain is added to almost everything processed. And, it’s not just wheat. It’s also corn and other grains added to foods in the form of flour or powder. If we are going to buy anything processed, it’s a good idea to start closely reading labels on the product.
Some are used as thickeners. Although, it may not be a conspiracy for manufacturers to ruin our health, I have found it better as a whole to get all grain our of my life adopting an essentially grain free diet.
I’ll tell you, it’s hard to stop eating wheat. I loved bread, tortillas, crackers, snack and junk food, pies, cakes and just about everything else associated with wheat. But, wheat isn’t the same grain it used to be. There’s a lot more gluten in it than before.
It’s not the bread used in the ‘last supper’, but should be the way it is now. How do we ever change our eating habits? It’s not easy, but it is doable with time and patience and a little willpower.
The results will be long-lasting with weight loss, better health and likely longer life. Is it worth it to change our lifestyle? We all have to be our own best judge which direction our lives go. Better health or feeling lousy all the time?
There are immediate benefits to weight loss, like lower blood pressure and more energy. It has been scientifically proven that adopting a plant based whole food diet has saved many lives.