Why not Grains?

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 25, 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

I followed the Whole30 program, then switched to a Paleo lifestyle. This aided me in eliminating specific foods from my diet for a several months. And I have spent time attempting to reintroduce items. Not always successfully.

Why did I do this?

This is how I’m learning what I can and cannot eat for ultimate health. Mainly, I want to lose more weight. And, I want to be healthy.

My biggest lesson has been about grains. My body does not seem to like them. 😦 It is a sad reality. Especially since I love pasta, oatmeal, rice, pancakes, waffles, cakes, brownies, popcorn, etc.

I have to keep them out of my diet if I want to lose weight, but these foods are the most affordable to make. And, I’m on a limited budget.

So, while I do not eat grains every day, week, or even month, I do eat them on occasion. Also, when I do have the opportunity to go out to eat, I will order the occasional burger at Five Guys, or a meal from Oriental Jade or Happy China Buffet that includes rice and chicken fingers – battered. And I have been craving Denny’s lately, but I blame this on my sister for mentioning it.

Once in a while, grains do enter my body. But I try to keep it at a minimum so I can continue to take weight off.

Because I’m trying to limit grains, you have likely noticed a difference in the many of the recipes I have added to the blog.

Do you eat grains? If so, which ones and in what capacity?

Share with us in the comments blow, or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com. I reply to all emails.

NOTE: None of the restaurants mentioned here have paid me to talk about them. They are simply places I enjoy when I go out.

Shannon

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.

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