Hi mamas! :) I'm new.
I've been grain-free for only seven days, but was otherwise eating a primal and traditional (for my ancestry) diet and was grain-free for seven years ending eight years ago. Anyway, the changes in me and my family are startling. My children SLEEP now!!! Everyone is calm, I'm completely off my dessicated thyroid, stopped taking Mg supplements and have had no hart palps at all, which is how I knew that I needed Mg just a week ago and before. My dp has stopped needing his mood supps- SJW and GABA and we are both sleeping solidly now. We've also both dropped water-weight significantly as well. My children had some skin issues that are nearly vanished and their muscles are even more apparent than before. They've all discovered that they have suddenly more strength, and physical challenges they found difficult before, are now easy.
So, two weeks ago, when dp encouraged me to try a push-up, I couldn't lift my body off the ground- even once. I have had a massive separation in my abdominal muscles since this last pg, so it felt like any more strain and my insides would just out and fall all over the floor. :( I didn't try again until two days after going grain-free, and I could do three knee-push-ups! Earlier today, I did seven! THEN, just now, I did NINE!
My dp who has not yet been able to do an unassisted pull-up even while doing P90X, was shocked at the difference for me and said, "hey, I wonder if I could do a pull-up unassisted." And he did THREE!!! He actually completely underestimated his own strength and smacked his head on the ceiling, lol.
To express that I am thrilled is a gross understatement. I used to be an athlete before having our first child, and have been supremely dismayed at the poor condition of my body since (eight years, also coinciding with when I reintroduced grain because my dp really wanted it, and I relented first by eating some whole grain rice, then sprouted grains, etc...). I am not over-weight and have never been, but I have been weak- very, very weak. I am shocked that the difference is in eliminating the grains. Otherwise, our diet is the same, but obviously we are eating more veggies, meat, and fat where we would have had some grain. I had been eating a maximum of two slices of bread/day for seven years. I also ate oats for breakfast, but when I did that, I had no bread, so I was by no means a huge grain-eater to begin with, but obviously that amount was enough to completely wreck my body.
So, now I'm going to try to lift some heavy things today too. We haul water, so we have heavy things available all the time. :) Oh, and my posture is radically changed. I stand straight now rather than hunched. Amazing. I'm super excited about this!!!