Just a thought, but this might be the most valuable note I post all year.
(I like to peak early – then coast.)
What if you could make a single commitment that would instantly remove MOST obstacles to weight loss?
If you did, that would be to embrace gluten-free living.
Gluten is a protein found in many grains.
It’s also used as a consolidating agent. It fluffs up our burger buns, danishes, and pizza crusts, and helps them hold together. It’s everywhere. Even in ketchup. We’re so heavily glutenized that more people are developing a condition known as Celiac’s Disease, an outright allergy to gluten. Sufferers can’t tolerate even a bite of the stuff. But among those of us who don’t have Celiac’s, at least 40% are intolerant to some degree.
Gluten is also the common denominator in many autoimmune disorders.
(If you have anything autoimmune going on you should immediately pull gluten out of your diet to see if it helps.)
Even if you’re not doubled over in pain at the first bite of a croissant…AND you don’t have any direct intolerance to it, regular consumption of gluten-y grains leads to a condition known as leaky gut, in which the junctions of your intestinal walls loosen and let microscopic food particles escape.
Your immune system reacts to these tiny rovers as foreign intruders and revs up the machinery of inflammation.
When inflammation is persistent, insulin resistance and cortisol resistance are likely. This at best makes it nearly impossible for you to burn fat, and at worst, can render you foggy-headed, depressed, and unable to sleep.
But we do love our grains, don’t we?
You can love ‘em, but you don’t have to love what they do to you.
Like any other abusive relationship, there comes a time to strap on your walking boots.
And here’s the magic…
ONE decision, i.e. to nix gluten, eliminates so many fat loss hazards. Pizza, baked goods, pasta, breads…adios, muchachos! An adjustment to be sure, but all that’s left is to organize yourself around a single unifying principle. No complicated learning curve. No time-wasting. Go for the jugular.
Rip out fat’s beating heart.
You’ll be tempted to think, “sounds good in theory, but hard in practice”. Don’t. If anything, it’s easier. The beauty of doing things this way is it wipes out 80% of the thinking you’d need to do otherwise. That creates a giant surplus of willpower reserves.
If you don’t believe me, try it.
Take 30 days.
Plan ahead, do whatever you have to, but for 30 days, not an ounce of gluten. See how you feel. Then decide if I’m right.
(By the way, that’s not carte blanche to load up on sugary gluten-free treats. All the other rules of good eating still apply here.)
One choice – so many problems solved.
No need to thank me…
It’s all in a day’s work.
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