Should I Stop Eating Grains???

I've been reading more and more lately about grains being bad for us and about the paleo diet, which is a grain and dairy free diet. I'm the type of person that when I hear that something is bad for me, I don't want to keep eating it! I've read some things that say grains are unhealthy, I've read other things that say we need I don't know what to believe!!

I do think that most everyone would benefit from cutting WAY back on the amount of grains they consume and eating more veggies and protein instead. We would all be a lot leaner and healthier.

But eliminating them completely?? That's pretty tough. I just don't know what else I would eat! What would I eat in place of the grains to get the same amount of calories? I don't want to lose weight...and I feel like I'm eating enough meat and fat already. I could increase my veggies... but getting in the 3 servings a day that I'm eating now is hard enough.

I have really cut back on my grains-I used to eat some type of grain every few hours-cereal, bread, rice...Now I only eat them at breakfast and after a workout when my body really needs them the most. So I guess I'll just stick with doing that for now...I just can't deal with never being able to eat bread or cereal!!!


  1. Here's the secret about eating grains, sprout them! When grains sprout they turn into a vegetable. Weird, huh? I sprout oat groats and they taste just the same if not better than steel cut oats. Also, quinoa sprouts very easily and tastes great sprouted. The cool thing is that you don't even have to cook them, just sprout and add to salads, your sprouted oat groats or mix them in with some of your cooked veggies after they're done cooking. Yum! Here's a link to a sprouting guide:


  2. First off, I am going to need the name of that restaurant where you got the awesome desert in a recent post! YUM! That looks soooo good!

    Second, I love that shirt about all the medicine. I swear I have heard all that and more working in the ER. A pill for everything so they can do nothing to improve their own health. So sad.

    I am with you, I dont think I can give up grains. You have the best plan now: in the am and post workout. I love oatmeal. That is the thing I wouldnt want to let go. Most other grains and starches could leave, but oatmeal...NO! :)

  3. Krissa-the dessert was from Buckhead's. It was sooooo yummy. I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter!

    I'm not big on oats, but I just love my Ezekiel toast and Kashi cereal!

  4. Ezekiel toast is a great product! Because it's sprouted it's easier to digest. Go ahead, eat it, I won't tell : )

  5. Yay! I can keep my Ezekiel bread! :)


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