Trying something new…..

I’ve spent the last 3 weeks of my life on a concrete floor in St Pancras Station, hunched over a laptop. I figure that deserves an explanation…..

Well, I’ve been volunteer co-ordinator for the Save Wild Tigers Initiative between 1st – 21st of March. Basically, I’ve been responsible for recruiting, scheduling and managing over 100 volunteers for this campaign, and honestly, it’s been no easy feat! I’ve spent long hours at the station with my colleagues and volunteers to raise as much money as possible for tiger conservation. It’s been an incredible experience and I’ve had so much fun and have met incredible people, but I’m absolutely exhausted!

Having spent so much time in front of my laptop, constantly being on my feet and working long hours, I decided to give myself a treat. Yesterday, I went for a hot stone massage and it was amazing! I now have a relatively tension free back and feel loads better. However, something strange happened during my massage….

Now, I don’t know if the masseuse shares this information with all her clients, or just those of the larger or more svelte persuasion, but I had the pleasure of getting some unsolicited advice!

She told me that I should stop eating wheat, because it would help me lose weight. A little personal for my Saturday morning I have to say, and I wasn’t sure if I should’ve been offended or not, but I listened anyway. It might not have been her place to talk to me about it, but regardless, I can’t argue the fact that I do need to lose weight. Well, we ended up with a big discussion about cutting out wheat and all the health benefits that go along with it. She recommended a website called Wheat Belly:

After doing some research and considering all the positive elements that I could potentially get from trying this, I’ve decided to give it a go. As of tomorrow, I will be cutting out all wheat from my diet for the whole of April, and depending on how it goes, hopefully continue doing it. Of course I will keep you all up to date on how it goes!

Have any of you ever tried to cut out wheat? Any advice would be amazing!





2 thoughts on “Trying something new…..

  1. I have never completely cut out anything from my diet, I have cut waaaaaaay back on certain things (like carbs, unhealthy fats etc) but I just can’t get on the program of cutting out an entire food group or item (unless of course there is an allergy involved). For me, it is too drastic, wheat is in everything it seems lol taking it away would be taking away too many food items. Like taking out sugar, *rolls eyes* how do people even survive that one?? 😉
    Good luck with it though, I can’t wait to read how it goes! 🙂

    • Tell me about it! I’m not sure if I’m being a little too drastic about this, so I’m thinking that I should try to cut most wheat products out but not necessarily everything. For instance, take it easy on the bread and pasta, and maybe have that only once every two weeks, then be really strict with snack foods though and make sure they’re all wheat free. I just want to concentrate more on having meals that are healthier….more fish, chicken and veg and less “stodgy” foods that always seem easier to make. I think that’s half my problem though…..I just go for whatever’s the easiest! Well, I’m still working it but will keep you posted 🙂

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