day five of leaving grains out of my diet and I feel ROUGH. I wonder if this is what withdrawal feels like.
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just so we're clear--I'm not doing this because I think grains are bad or that no one should eat them. I'm 2013 I cut out most grains for the better part of a year as a trial and it was the best I had ever felt. I felt balance in my own body. I felt keenly in tune. so much that it felt easy and natural for me to sustain. But sharing meals over vacations and family visits and social gatherings made maintaining a diet like that a little complicated. I've since gone through bouts of a incorporating the occasional gluten-free grains, to celebrating with take-out pizza and beer. And when this summer hit, with its stresses and challenges and periods of chaos and renovating our #tinyhomeonwheels, grains became a real staple in our diets. brown rice pasta, congee, breakfast granola, crispbread, corn tortillas for days, and definitely the celebratory/desperation take-out pizza. I don't consider any of those things bad or unhealthy. it's just that whatever grain groove I had settled it wasn't working out for me anymore. I don't want to feel just "okay".
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looking back on how great my body felt when grains didn't have a regular place in my diet had me wanting to make some changes. so here we are.
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it's harder than I remember, getting started. Bret said he remembered going through this the first time, years ago. I didn't feel it like this. right now, I feel like I can barely think. I feel like I can't eat enough to feel satisfied (and that feeling alone is enough to drive me insane). I feel like my brain grew arms that are thirsty and constantly reaching out through my skull for something. I felt an intensely visceral craving when I opened the near-empty cupboard and saw an unfinished bag of storebought granola. I groaned like a damn zombie. I'm looking forward to feeling better and more balanced reeeeal soon.
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oh, and because my brain is pudding right now, I forgot to mention that in the pic is a treat for between meals: frozen bananas + raspberries, tahini, sea salt, honey, and a little vanilla powder. it's really good,  but it's no pizza. 😵😬😟
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  • _thebrinyday five of leaving grains out of my diet and I feel ROUGH. I wonder if this is what withdrawal feels like.
    .
    just so we're clear--I'm not doing this because I think grains are bad or that no one should eat them. I'm 2013 I cut out most grains for the better part of a year as a trial and it was the best I had ever felt. I felt balance in my own body. I felt keenly in tune. so much that it felt easy and natural for me to sustain. But sharing meals over vacations and family visits and social gatherings made maintaining a diet like that a little complicated. I've since gone through bouts of a incorporating the occasional gluten-free grains, to celebrating with take-out pizza and beer. And when this summer hit, with its stresses and challenges and periods of chaos and renovating our #tinyhomeonwheels, grains became a real staple in our diets. brown rice pasta, congee, breakfast granola, crispbread, corn tortillas for days, and definitely the celebratory/desperation take-out pizza. I don't consider any of those things bad or unhealthy. it's just that whatever grain groove I had settled it wasn't working out for me anymore. I don't want to feel just "okay".
    .
    looking back on how great my body felt when grains didn't have a regular place in my diet had me wanting to make some changes. so here we are.
    .
    it's harder than I remember, getting started. Bret said he remembered going through this the first time, years ago. I didn't feel it like this. right now, I feel like I can barely think. I feel like I can't eat enough to feel satisfied (and that feeling alone is enough to drive me insane). I feel like my brain grew arms that are thirsty and constantly reaching out through my skull for something. I felt an intensely visceral craving when I opened the near-empty cupboard and saw an unfinished bag of storebought granola. I groaned like a damn zombie. I'm looking forward to feeling better and more balanced reeeeal soon.
    .
    oh, and because my brain is pudding right now, I forgot to mention that in the pic is a treat for between meals: frozen bananas + raspberries, tahini, sea salt, honey, and a little vanilla powder. it's really good, but it's no pizza. 😵😬😟

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  • aneffervescentideaGood luck with it all! I think the first 10 days are the hardest. About to do it with dairy! 😬
  • _thebriny@aneffervescentidea thank you! you're totally right about the first 10 days. I hope your transition goes smoothly!
  • devin_aracena🙌 !!!!! 💫
  • garagenumber9I'm currently renovating a small French garage. Life in small spaces is the future!
  • margaretmariemSounds yummy - you can do this!!!!
  • _thebriny@margaretmariem thanks for the encouragement! let us know how the house stuff is going! 💞
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