I’ve been eating a low-carb, whole food, high-fat diet for so long now I can hardly remember eating any other way. My diet is very very strict – no sugar (not even fruit), no juice, no alcohol, no caffeine, no high glycemic foods at all. It evolved this way because it’s what makes me feel best. Basically I eat meat and vegetables… lots of vegetables.
But to fight constant hunger, I had to snack often and for years my snacks were an exception to my otherwise honest diet. I started eating popcorn rationalizing that it was still a whole food and relatively unprocessed.
In the back of my mind, it bothered me because I knew eating popcorn made me feel bad. Then I started eating corn cakes. Okay, I rationalized, it’s processed a little bit, but the processing removes some of the mold found on corn. I also thought it was okay because corn is gluten-free.
At night, before bed I was eating a veggie patty. I knew the primary ingredient was millet. Veggie patties are never really mostly vegetables, so even using the word “veggie” patty is a bit dishonest. But I was thinking it was just a small part of my diet and the carbs were helping me sleep.
Eventually if you eat enough popcorn, you will end up with a mouthful of mold and you may also crack a tooth or ceramic filling. I was already nervous about my fillings because I knew they already need some maintenance. Then I ended up getting a mouthful of moldy popcorn twice in one week and the second time it happened I just decided to quit all grains. I believe they all carry mold and they all feed the fungal growths in our gut.
So I quit the corn and millet and replaced both with cheese. I’ve really never been able to think of any other solution because the alternatives either don’t relax me or are impractical or high in copper. Actually, I replaced the veggie patties with a black bean quinoa salad that I get at Whole Foods market.
Technically, the quinoa means I am not eating 100% grain free, but I am at 100% unprocessed whole foods now. It has been about 10 days and it’s going very well. I thought I would gain weight eating more cheese but I’m actually losing weight. I’ve continued to eliminate toxic yuck from my gut. I no longer feel bad after snacking.
I also avoid the uncontrollable snacking I used to do when getting into my favorite bag of jalapeno cheese popcorn.
There was one other nagging problem with my diet which I also fixed. For years and years I wanted to quit using the microwave, knowing that it destroys 50 to 90% of the nutrition in my food. Well I’ve done it. I’m eating cold food or heating my meals up on the stove.
There you go, that’s my dietary news!
in the beginning,