Ancient grains have made a big comeback this year, and as big as Quinoa was when it came back into popularity in 2013, so are ingredients like hemp, chia and buckwheat.
As with all diets, they are really a rehash of the old or the ancient ones, and we have the ultimate solution to your endless yo yo effect, in that getting your digestive system up to speed (literally), the rest will take care of itself.
There are compatible foods where you combine protein with neutral foods or the neutral with starch meals, but otherwise, never the ‘grain’ will meet.
So, to get started, consider fish and chicken as your protein options and vegetables such as asparagus, green beans, carrots, celery, peas and spinach as your neutral.
Then if you would prefer a starch option, then add oats, buckwheat and quinoa.
But this is just the beginning as you cannot live on these foods alone, and there are more options like using molasses instead of sugar, and olive or cold pressed seed oils and the fruits and pulses that are compatible and essential to make this diet work.
If you are enjoying this concept, then take it a step further and invest in one of the related books where they will elaborate on this and add recipes and explanations of how important it is to get the gut functioning, and make sure you don’t keep going back to the fad diets that are only temporary.
We have sung the praises of Gudrun Jonsson before, but never tire of her advice and recipes, and see her as the original ‘gut’ doctor. Gudrun is a biopath who has been studying the reaction of the gut for more than three decades, and so her recipes have been tried and tested, and her books and ideas are constantly being updated but don’t go out of fashion.