Are you Eating Glue?

People often ask me - What do you eat? Instead of making a list of what I eat I try to keep it simple.

So usually I respond, "I avoid anything with GLUE in it!?!" They usually look at me like I am crazy. :)

Well, if you think of how glue is made (below) you will see how many foods consist of the same ingredients.

Mix one part flour with one part of water until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water if it's too thick. Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the lumps. 1

Sounds appetizing!! But everyday people are filling their digestive system with flour / water or essentially glue. :)

Here is a small list of some popular items with flour in them:

Bagels, breads, cakes, candy, cereals, crackers, cookies, flour tortillas, ice cream cones, rolls, pretzels, pasta, pizza, pancakes...etc...

If this list contains most of the things you or your kids are eating it's time to make a change.

Here is how it can effect your brain and body... Brain: Proteins in wheat directly affect the brain triggering appetite and cravings.

Blood: Causes a greater spike in blood sugar than virtually any other food, including table sugar. 2

Pancreas: Metabolizing the glucose in flour-rich foods can set the body up for insulin resistance, diabetes, and body-wide inflammation. 2

Waistline: Increasing the body’s fat storage around the abdomen called visceral fat causing a disruptive array of inflammatory signals and even sex hormones, such as estrogen. 2

Gut: Food allergies and sensitivities may develop as a result of gut inflammation, along with an array of digestive, skin, and other chronic conditions. 2

Colon: Damage nerve cells that drive gut motility, which leads to slower transit time and traffic back ups. 2 You definitely want to avoid this traffic jam!

Is this enough reason to eliminate or reduce flour in your diet?

Here is a challenge for The Get Lean Club:

Ditch all flour-based foods for a week and see how your body responds!

Let me know if you take this challenge! I will be your accountability partner :)

To a healthier you,