Friday, July 1, 2011

Whole Foods vs Empty Carbs

Well, my son is out of town visiting his father, so I have a chance, sans kid, to get back to real food.

We recently moved residences. Add to that a divorce and stuff that was even worse to me emotionally. It all happened within a single month. With my fibromyalgia and the emotional turmoil, I ended up really tired a lot. I did exactly what I knew I shouldn't. We ate a lot of "quick and easy" foods. We ate a lot of sandwiches and pastas. I have even started making bread at home (well, it's better than the store bought stuff, right?). Carbs are bad for me. It seems I have insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue. Guess what those carbs do to me? They spike my insulin, which later crashes, leaving me hungrier. This article explains a bit of why that happens. I'm no scientist, so it helped me to read it and to understand. For some reason, "whole food" carbs like green beans, corn, and even baked potatoes don't seem to bother me as much. Of course I eat them with lots of real butter, not margarine, and sea salt. That might help in the assimilation of nutrients. Butter is a "wonder food!" Butter contains what Dr. Weston A. Price called "Activator X" and is an incredible catalyst that helps the body absorb and utilize minerals. Unadulterated sea salt is full of an amazing array of essential nutrients which white, processed table salt lacks, like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, manganese, copper and zinc.

Well, several nights ago, I braised some chicken thighs, added a couple of vegetables on the side and was full long before my plate was empty. Processed Carbs make me hungry. Real food doesn't. I feel sated without eating tons of food. It's great. I always thought it was cheaper to eat junk. Maybe it is in the short term, but not in the long term. I end up eating more, craving more, eating more, craving more and it affects my health in a very negative way. I'd be willing to bet it affects your health in a negative way.

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