LIVING GRAIN AND SUGAR FREE
Photography Serenity de Angeles
I’m Ly de Angeles. I read tarot and speak to the so-called dead. I write books and communicate with ravens. I’m also not bad at kitchen witchery.
Going grain and sugar free
April 2014 I stopped absolutely all grains and sugar. To discover why I felt bloated all the time, listless, no energy, big belly but slender arms and legs took quite a lot of research. I know others have been down this road before me but on this I was slow. I also pretended there wasn’t a problem. I felt uncomfortable in my skin, you see. I’d moved to Melbourne, began a new life at 60. Was this the slippery downhill slope to old age? Hadn’t I promised myself I would never become one of those docile, thick old women? How had I betrayed myself?
Turns out I hadn’t. It’s called a lack of insight. I was too busy to devote myself fully to the research until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (probably had it for years, who knows). Then I hunted in earnest. The first book I read was Wheat Belly, then Grain Brain. From there I learned about Paleo and The Atkins Diet and then worked out what worked for me.
Oh, by the way? I asked a doctor what was causing my problems. He unfortunately thought it was what happened as one ages. Yes, a fuckwit. Doctors, on the whole do NO training in nutrition or exercise. Find me an exception. I will gladly promote them.
In twelve weeks, with more nourishment than ever in my life, I dropped 17 kilos. So, the sure thing, when you ditch the carbs (including white potatoes) your natural weight will metabolise. You will enter a state called ketosis. Even the loose skin (almost) all bounced back. There’s still a bit but that’s lack of collagen and wrinkles are a sign I’ve lived this long despite…
Grains are a major factor in inflammatory conditions and many digestive problems. Can be linked to diabetes and obesity, might even wreck your brain, at some stage of your life will probably (not always) cause you grief. Getting rid of it is easy. You just have to know how.
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As I update this site today I’m two weeks shy of 67. No longer have blood pressure issues and have just had A Witch’s Guide to the Art of Aging Disgracefully published.
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