Friday, April 27, 2012

Mulling over Wheat-Free for the Entire Family...

After reading Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD, I have been reflecting on my diet and that of my family.

I would like to take wheat out of the entire family's at-home eating regimen and watch for changes.

I am not going to toss out or give away all of our wheat-containing foods. For one thing, I can't afford to do that.

What I am thinking about doing, though, is simply not buying them for a month and seeing what happens.

This will take some very intentional menu planning, grocery shopping, and maybe a little more work in the kitchen (at least to start out with) to get the whole family on board.

I plan to have our family get together and talk about this, and why I want to do this, so that we can be on the same page. The kids are getting old enough to realize that what we eat does affect our bodies(thanks to allergies). What they don't understand is why they hear a certain food is dubbed "good" in some circles and why other circles say that same food is "bad". So, we will have some discussion on that I am sure. (We've already had that discussion over the topic of chocolate, and I had to explain why not all chocolate is created equal.)

So, if everyone can get on board, and if I can get my ducks in a row,  I may be doing a Wheat-Free Family May Menu.

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