Whole30, No30: The Reintroduction of Wheat

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Food & Drink | 2 comments

After my success with the reintroduction of dairy following the Whole30 elimination diet, today  I threw all caution to the wind when I met my very lovely friends from The Anamum Diary in Lyme Regis.




I started off quite good and said no to an ice cream, though they looked amazing! I did nibble on some samples of sugary sea salt fudge in the fudge shop though. I should have stopped there, as you are only supposed to introduce one new thing at a time, but did I hell. Oh no, not when I was in the vicinity of a Town Mill Bakery.




How could I resist freshly made-on-the-premises sourdough bread, with walnuts in. I had one, two, three (ahem) slices, with butter, and soup.




Delicious! But boy did I pay the price. It started as I was waiting for the bus back to Devon, belly swelling up, and me feeling distinctly uncomfortable. Then on the bus – let’s just say it was a windy journey, and no, it wasn’t an open top bus (wish it had been!). Sorry if that is TMI, but I want to give an honest account of the effects of my reintroduction of wheat (and there’s more to come!).

When I got back to Topsham Towers I was so wiped out I had to have a little nap – followed by two trips to the bathroom! Crazy effects just from eating bread. I thought I could go all gung-ho and ‘I can eat what I like, I’ll handle the consequences’ but that reaction, after thirty days of no such issues, has made me rethink my attitude. Perhaps throwing caution to the wind (wind being the operative word) is not such a good idea. Bread is most certainly back off the menu.

But it did not spoil my day, spent in great company and a in such a beautiful place. And we saw a man balancing rocks – incredible!


rock balancing Lyme Regis


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  1. This post amused me greatly! Sorry to hear about your windy bis journey but pleased you can see the funny side. I am happy to report that I survived Paris without being tempted by any of the amazing boulangeries. I too have found that wheat is evil – it saps my energy and destroys my skin – and although I have given in to temptation a few times I really feel that if I can resist it in Paris I can do it anywhere. Pleased to read that dairy is fine for you too – and looking forward to your sugar post.

    • I can’t believe you didn’t give in to Parisian patisseries! But amazed and in awe at your willpower. I’m afraid that despite this disastrous wheat encounter I fell completely off the wagon on Saturday and had cake, then later wine and ice-cream, aaargh! Was fun, but really feeling the after-effects today so back on the straight and narrow for a while!


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