Going wheat-free takes three to four weeks. First, choose your “must-haves” and your “do withouts,” then explore the grocery store shelves for products that rock!
If youve taken me up on my challenge, great! If not, why not? If you are like many of the people Ive counseled, you are likely overwhelmed with the idea of eliminating wheat. Ill tell you what I tell them. Wheat is an ingredient not an entire food group.
You can still have pasta, bread, pancakes, etc. You simply have to be smart, read labels, and get the inside scoop on the best products. Luckily, you read this blog, so the inside scoop is a given.
Three Steps to Wheat-Free
The first thing to do is step down rather than going cold turkey. What I mean by that is to decide what you eat that has wheat, then find a great substitution for it. Is bread your thing? Maybe its pasta or crackers? Perhaps its the Sunday morning pancakes with the family. Whatever it is, name it and write it down.
Next, decide what else has wheat that you can (or SHOULD) do without. I would suggest that baked goods and pastries go in this category. They are completely unnecessary from a nutrition standpoint and the sugar well, you can do without it.
Finally, I would encourage you to whittle your must-have list back even more. After all, even wheat- and gluten-free products are still carbs. And, as we enter the summer, more and more women are looking for natural weightloss advice. So here it is less starches, wheat or not.
The entire process should take about a month. Spend the first three weeks choosing yoru must-haves and eliminating the do withouts. Once your body has adjusted to no wheat and gluten, you can start to pare back your must haves to one or two.
Next time, Ill give you the best of the best wheat-free products on the market and tell you how to get your hands (and mouths!) on them.