Goodbye to Wheat Belly, Hello Healthier Life
How I Lost the Weight
Before the holidays I was slogging around with an additional fifteen pounds and beating myself up for not resisting all those treats and tasty indulgences. Out of curiosity after reading tons of reviews about the newest diet kick from the “Wheat Belly” book written by Dr. William Davis MD, I purchased a copy and my husband and I took the plunge.
I wrote an article in the past about this new concept that wheat puts on more fat and pounds than anything else. Before we started the diet my goal was simply to see if this concept was fact or myth. In just four weeks the results have been remarkable.
The concept that wheat makes us fat seems almost ridiculous, considering how our country is now pushing whole grains as being healthy, particularly to our children within public school lunch programs. What they fail to inform the public is the government’s alteration of wheat, which was done eons ago to help fatten the hungry in poverty-stricken nations. Sadly, the wheat grain was never converted back to its natural healthy state and now remains the fat-attracting magnet that causes more obesity and health issues than any other food consumed in the world.
I opted to be a guinea pig and give up wheat. My husband decided to do the same as the benefits are supposed to go far beyond weight loss but help control various chronic conditions. At 57 we knew this diet would be put to the test as our metabolism is slower and we deal with a vast array of health problems. Before starting the diet I had a serious rash condition that covered my body and had yet to be resolved by the dermatologist. She even slotted me for skin tests in July due to the severity of the rash. My husband had swelling of the knees and elbows due to another Rheumatoid Arthritis flare up and was not a happy camper. Between my rashes and his RA I knew giving up wheat seemed a ludicrous solution but we were willing to try it just the same.
We’ve been on the Wheat Belly diet since January. Our daily routine remained the same and we did not add any supplements or vitamins to our diet to aid in weight loss. We did clean out our cupboard and restock with wheat/gluten free items.
Within three weeks of being on the diet my rash vanished. Having endured this problem for over two years and using every cream and prescription aid possible, to have it disappear was nothing short of amazing. I still gawk at myself in awe. The swelling of my husband’s elbows and knees also diminished. Normally a flare-up endures for months before going into remission. Within three weeks he was also free of joint pain. But the real rub came from the weight loss. Overall I have dropped fifteen pounds and my husband has lost twelve. Unbelievable!
Some other noted changes since going wheat/gluten free; no hunger cravings, clearer thoughts, positive attitudes, physical longevity on work projects, sleeping soundly, less physical injuries when we do over-extend ourselves, and eating less in general.
We have come to believe that Dr. William Davis is right, wheat and gluten destroys our bodies and creates ninety-percent of our health problems. Of all the diets we have tried in the past, not one of them has had such a profound overall health affect as giving up the wheat. This is now our way of life, and we have found with using the vast array of almond and nut flours we can still enjoy our breads and treats sans the wheat and live a full, healthy life.
Give up wheat and live the life of your dreams. If you are young go for immortality, because this is clearly the solution for a longer and healthier existence.
I personally endorse the book “Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health” by Dr. William Davis MD, as well as his cookbook “”. This is what I used during my four week experiment and it has more than paid for itself. The Wheat Belly Cookbook
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