Wheat Belly diet is really changing things for me!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Had my 3 month diabetes check up this morning and am really pleased with my lab report. I have only been using the wheat free Wheat Belly diet for a few weeks and have already seen many changes. Not only did I lose over 10 pounds, but my Cholesterol went down from 181 to 158. My triglycerides went from 48 to 29. My A1c went from 6.9 to 6.7 which also included 2 months before starting the Wheat Belly diet. Hopefully the next reading in July will show much lower number with all 90 days in the average will be wheat free. My glucose reading on the morning of the blood test went down from 113 in November to 79 in April. Many of the other numbers on my lab work were much improved just within the short time of this new way of eating. I can only hope that I have found the plan that will finally help me to get the rest of the weight off that has been holding on to me for so long.
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  • JOANIE7732
    I began the Wheat Belly diet on January 1 and have already lost 12 lbs. I feel amazing and a lot of my aches and pains have diminished. Being Italian, I have always eaten pastas breads etc. and after eating these things I have always felt bloated and uncomfortable and this is the first time I have felt this great in years! Thank you Dr. Davis, I am now going to the gym, swimming, and walking, and I have approx. 90 lbs. to go. My energy level has skyrocketed. I will check back from time to time to let you know my progress. emoticon
    1496 days ago
    can you link the no gluton, or wheat diet if you prefer, and the spark people menu so the suggested meals dont contain wheat or is that a on your own scenario
    1541 days ago
    Congratulations on the great readings! I have just started the wheat free way of living & hope it is will be my answer. I did the gluten free way for two months & didn't lose any weight, (I replaced everything with higher carb foods). Now I realize why! I did feel a lot better & had much clearer thinking so I was on the right track I believe. Anyway you can help yourself without having to add more drugs to your system has got to be a positive! emoticon
    2129 days ago
    Those are some amazing results! Congratulations!

    Do you basically cut out all wheat on this plan? Sound interesting!

    2131 days ago
    I haven't read the book Wheat Belly, but I have read several interviews with the author and done some research into different theories regarding wheat. After all that, I decided to stop eating wheat for 30 days to see what happened. While my results were not as dramatic as yours, I did see a difference in energy level and how my pants fit.

    After the 30 days, I ate a bagel for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and had a roll with dinner, and immediately felt awful. Then, for a while I was in a situation where I didn't have a whole lot of control of what I ate, and just ate "normally" which meant plenty of wheat.

    When I finally got back to my own routine, I cut it out again, and again, have been really surprised at the difference in how I feel. It even seems like my work outs are more effective. A local farm grows heirloom wheat and I plan to buys some and do some baking so that I will be able to see if that makes a difference.

    It's really interesting. Every person that I know who cuts out wheat for a while reports feeling better and losing at least a little weight...Wheat Belly presents an intriguing theory, for sure.
    2131 days ago
    Congratulations. Don't you just love getting good medical results. I'm also pleased with the wheatbelly way of living. I'm having absolutely no problems eating this way. I just love it!!!
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    2131 days ago
    Well done !

    I am hoping for the same results. Eating organically and vegan seems not to be enough for me anymore, my sugar is not coming down and the scale is not moving either, my last hope is that it is the wheat that is making this extra large pooch not move !

    Here's hoping ..........
    2132 days ago
    Wow! Those are some amazing improvements. I haven't had any blood work done since I started the wheat free and relatively low carb way of eating in early February. Dr. Davis recommended that I wait until my weight loss plateaus because losing weight can cause blood test results to be skewed (mainly, it may show very elevated cholesterol). But I can tell by the way I feel that my health has improved dramatically, too--no more hypoglycemia, sleeping well, enormously improved energy and stamina like I can't believe. It is a wonderful feeling to have hope that maybe we've found the way to eat for the rest of our lives that will provide optimal health. Very happy for you. I know Dr. Davis would love to hear about your success if you are interested in posting about it on the Wheat Belly facebook page.
    2132 days ago
    Wow!!! Amazing!!! My trigs are in the 300's...... but my A1c is 5.7. Gah.

    Did you experience any "withdrawals" symptoms when you went wheat-free??

    The book FINALLY arrived last night (I ordered it two weeks ago!), and I'm on page 106. It's good info, but, sort of depressing as well. What I can eat is getting less and less and less, and sooner or later I can't maintain a super restrictive diet.......

    I'd love any advice you can share.
    2132 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2012 2:53:08 PM
  • KANOE10
    Wheat Belly diet is a healthy way of eating! I am happy your counts are better. Have a great day. emoticon
    2132 days ago
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