Four months ago I started working with a new PT client.
- The client is a 42 year old woman
- Who has been a vegan / vegetarian for the past 18 years
- Whose goals were to drop some stubborn baby weight and improve her overall health & fitness.
The first month involved setting up her program, training & teaching 3x per week, 3 cardio & joint mobility sessions per week….and a never-ending argument about her diet.
- Because…as a modern vegetarian, 60-80 % of her calories were coming from grains and soy.
- And as the local Paleo guru, my clients are all “encouraged” to ditch the grains and soy and embrace the Paleo Diet.
Fast forward to today….
I finally convinced her to ditch the grains & beans and go Paleo for the past three months. During that time, she has seen massive improvements in:
- Fat loss
- Stomach bloat
- Face bloat
- Back fat
- Sinus allergy symptoms
- Joint pain
- Afternoon sleepiness
- Blue moods – no clinical diagnosis, she just “feels better”
- And some lady issues that she didn’t elaborate on 🙂
And she credits most of that improvement to her elimination of grains….especially wheat.
In the last month, she has played with re-introducing various “forbidden” foods. And the one that provoked the most noticeable “side effect” was wheat products – seitan, bread and wheat noodles. Almost instantly, she experienced stomach upset prompting a trip to the bathroom.
This prompted her to do a bunch of research on gluten intolerance. Part of that research involved contacting my online friend Jaqui Karr. Jaqui is my go to source for gluten info.
Jaqui is as obsessed with gluten as a tween is with Justin Bieber.
[box type=”important”]If you want more info on gluten and the horrible stuff it’s doing to your body, check out Jaqui’s blog… or better yet, learn everything she knows about gluten via her Gluten Demystified program. Jaqui blends scientific research & common sense really, really well.[/box]
[box type=”note”]My client is such a big fan of Jaqui’s work that she has started promoting the Gluten Demystified program on her Facebook page and on a new Tumblog devoted to gluten intolerance[/box]