As we start this very busy and for many of us celebratory weekend- here are a couple of more things to think about for the start of the program next week. Now that you have identified all the sources of sugar in your life, the next to go for next week is yet another form of sugar- the starchy carbohydrates. These are the breads, cereals, rolls, cakes, cookies that are mostly processed and very easily converted to sugar once eaten. Especially when they are made of refined, processed white flours! You don't need to say goodbye to breads and other grains forever - except for these white, highly processed ones, but for this first month we will be cutting these out. In addition, white rice and white potatoes are in the "out" category for now. The removal of the breads, etc and most grain products will greatly reduce the gluten load in the diet. Now- most of us are not truly gluten sensitive - but for this period it will be worthwhile seeing how you feel without it!
And- one other thing - alcohol. This is something else that will be added back- especially in the form of red wine- up to a glass (5-6 oz)/day - but for now it will be helpful to try for a month without it at all! So everyone please enjoy your holidays - whatever you celebrate- and look toward next week!