That is the question.
As you may know, or not, I have not eaten wheat in many months.
It was an experiment to see how my body did with it.
To be honest, I did have wheat twice.
Once, because my daughter made something for school and she wanted me to try it.
The second time was just a couple weeks ago.
I made some regular bread for the wheat eaters.
Hot, fresh bread smelled so good.
I ate a little bit.
I didn't feel so good afterwards.
Head felt funny-like a blood sugar spike- and slightly nauseous.
I cut out wheat and the rest of the family just cut back.
All carbs were lowered.
It has done us all good.
We've all lost weight and inches.
I haven't had this sharp stabbing pain in my lower back in months.
My husband had a blood test and they checked everything and his blood sugar has not been so good in years.
Since I cut out the wheat, I have lost a little over 20 pounds.
I don't crave sweets.
In fact, most sweets taste overly sweet to me.
I have pretty much mastered cooking without wheat flour.
I even made dumplings without wheat flour and they turned out good.
From what I read, many people can't have just a little wheat.
They say they will and end up eating a ton and really feeling sick.
So, I have done my best to have none.
I did find that eating that bread did not make me start wanting wheat again.
So, that is good.
I am, however, thinking of dropping my total ban.
There are certain things that I used to cook with that contained wheat.
Like cream soups.
I can buy no wheat brands, but they are not the right size and they cost a lot more.
I am still not going to go back to eating wheat bread and wheat pasta.
I am still debating this.
If it was just me, I wouldn't care.
But is it right to not make this or that anymore because of me?
Not sure that it is.
But, I don't want cream soups to be my gateway wheat.
I figure if cutting out the wheat made me have headaches and be really tired until it all got out of my system, it can't be the healthiest thing for me.
So, I can't eat my mom's stuffing at Thanksgiving.
I'll come home and make some cornbread stuffing.
And it will still be tasty.
I have willpower I can do it.