Hey everyone, I have a diet question about carbs and/or gluten. I am not entirely sure the difference between them so I'm hoping to discover something...
So I am loosely following the weight watchers plan, I have a 27 points per day with 30 extra each week to use as I want (but I have not even come close to maxing out my credit allowance yet). Well I was finally so excited that yesterday I reached my first mini-goal of 177. And today I wake up at 179
I know it's impossible to gain 2 lbs in one night so I analyzed what I ate yesterday expecting to see a lot of sodium, but really found the thing I did more was eat more carbs (which if I'm not mistaken contain large amounts of gluten). For the last few weeks I have had very minimal amounts of bread, actually can only think of twice and it was one slice of whole wheat bread both times. Even my daily cereal happens to be gluten free. Last night I made a rice and sausage recipe from a WW cookbook (4 points) and then made banana whole wheat mini muffins which with the amount of points totaled 6 points for my servings. For the total of daily it came to 30 points for the day. I also went on a long walk/jog.
So, I am wondering, since my points were on, I got in over a 1/2 hour of exercise, I didn't eat junk food and the only difference in last night and the last few weeks was the amount of carbs I have eaten (rice, muffins) is that my body's reaction to those things and is there a way that I may not be processing it very well? I feel fine physically so I don't think it's an allergy, but just maybe something my body doesn't do well with? My cousin has an allergy and since she has stopped eating gluten she has lost weight without trying, it was just something her body wouldn't burn, and my Aunt is the same way (in fact for a while her doctors thought she had Celiac).
Any insight on this weird thing called carbs for me? I am pretty clueless.