I have been following a pretty steady primal focused diet since February of this year. I’m at a point now where my diet is pretty solid and my digestive tract is healed up and in a good place. Because of this I’ve decided to test the waters and see how I do with adding small amounts of grains and wheat back into my diet.
I’m not a big bread or pasta eater. I don’t get addicted to or crave carbs. I have always been this way, big plates of pasta are just not appealing to me because they always leave me feeling like crap.
I typically lean more towards a minimal wheat lifestyle just because that is what makes me feel top notch. However I would like to be able to enjoy some oatmeal or some bread on occasion.
Because I used to be able to handle these items without issue before, I feel like I can get back to that status. Lately I’ve been eating small amounts of wheat and whole grains and making notes in my food journal of everything.
I don’t have digestion issues or suffer from stomach cramps when I eat wheat. Instead I’ll become a little bloated and it will cause me to have insomnia. Sometimes depending on how much I’ve had, I’ll have “wheat sweats” during the night. Those are my symptoms. Everyone handles food differently and intolerances can have multip symptoms. These are mine with wheat.
So far I’ve been able to handle whole grain bread without issue. If it’s kept in small amounts it does not affect my sleep or cause me to have “wheat sweats”. I did have some pizza recently and had the sweats but was able to sleep decently.
I consider this huge success and progress. I would not be in this position if I didn’t take charge of my health and go down the primal road for several months.
My goal is to be able to enjoy a few slices of bread or some oatmeal on occasion without causing my body too much distress. I think that I’m on the right track and making great strides. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll start seeing more and more of these items pop up the more I experiment and keep tracking my eats in my food journal.