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That is awesome, I am happy for you! For me, I just really don't have the will power to watch others eat pizza and me tell myself, no you can't have that ever! lol I mean I know there are alternatives for it and such, but right now it just isn't suitable for my lifestyle. The alternatives are often very costly (gluten & wheat free) so I am trying the high fat, lower carb diet where all things are allowed in moderation. If I cut ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING out, I will binge on it at some point. For me, the trick is knowing myself, and knowing that I will not have success in a restrictive diet. I didn't plan on going back to wheat either, I was 2 pounds from my goal weight when I became pregnant with my daughter. Out the window went that LOL

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My family also eats differently from me. I am a low carb eater and my family, well they eat whatever they want.

I don't follow wheat belly diet but have read the book and believe in the principles he enumerates. I don't plan to go back to wheat. As for the family I chose not to nag and lecture. If they are eating something I choose not to, I just make myself something different.

The good news is my son actually sees how much weight I have lost and wanted to get on board. I am teaching him how to eat lower carb (I don't have him eat as low carb as I do) and he is having success. Hopefully in time the rest of my brood will jump on board as well.

I truly believe not nagging and just eat what I know to be healthy will in the long run yield results.

as for me low carb has me feeling better than I have ever felt and combined with exercise I am in the best shape of my life and don't plan to ever go away from it. My sugar is down from over 130 to under 80 most days, my blood pressure is down to normal and my blood tests a few months ago saw my cholesterol lowered to where I don't take meds anymore.

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JEANHOLT: I'll answer your questions directly.

"Has anyone tried the wheat belly diet?" No, I have not.

"Is this going to be a good move or a bad one?" I have no idea. Time will tell. If you lose weight and have healthy check-ups, it will be a good move. If eventually you can't continue it and end up eating more and gaining all the weight back and then some, it might be a bad move.

{Note: I am very much opposed, personally. to the no-wheat diet for people who are not allergic to wheat. I eat whole wheat, on average, almost daily, often several times daily. I have been doing this for over 5 years. Every since I have gone to a whole-wheat diet, my cholesterol and triglycerides have for every annual check-up been in the healthy range. In fact, I am going to shortly make a whole wheat pizza crust. However, I no longer debate the pros and cons of eating or not eating whole wheat. Let us all find out what is/was healthy for us. If the no-wheat diet works, I say go for it!}

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I have tried the Wheat Belly diet and I will be completely honest. I got all the way down to 2 pounds away from my goal weight in just 2 months time with NO exercise. BUT and this is a big BUT for me, if you can't get your family on board and turn it into a lifestyle it will be more damaging then anything else. You will lose a bunch of weight, most likely lose your will power, or get fed up with the cost of the lifestyle, and then you will gain like crazy. Not to mention the bad gas when you go back to eating wheat, LOL. Many people do not follow it EXACTLY how you are suppose to which is not only eliminating wheat, but eliminating animal products that eat wheat as well. You have to eat grass fed beef ect. because if your eating beef that is eating grain and corn, then you are still consuming it to a degree. I could not afford the lifestyle, nor did I have the will power while watching hubby slam pizza and eat sandwiches. It started becoming my main craving, I was fine the first month, then it started to dawn on me that wheat is everywhere. I had to avoid so much and it became so stressful to my everyday life. Then I got pregnant and could only eat pretzels and crackers for the first trimester. I blew up! At delivery I was a whopping 205, coming from around 142! I am now at 159, and though I don't eat a whole bunch of wheat on a day to day basis, I do keep it in my diet now because I feel like it is better to eat a little, then go on a crazy binge and eat a lot!

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I know a few perfectly healthy people - not diabetic, could have maybe dropped ten pounds but not anything you'd identify as "overweight", two even vegans - who read Wheat Belly. After giving up wheat, they saw pounds drop off and joint pain disappear. That's not restricting all carbs or taking any of the other measures some of you are describing, that's simply cutting out wheat. Certainly the vegan couple is hardly on a low-carb diet. We can debate the merits of carb intake all day and still not reach a conclusion; I followed Atkins strictly for 4 1/2 months, cut out nearly everything but meat and vegetables, and lost three pounds. I'm currently receiving acupuncture for my knee problem; if that doesn't fix it (and maybe even if it does) the wheat experiment is on.

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Hi everybody,
I recently acquired Wheat Belly book and havent had a chance to get it read yet, but I have a burning question for you. What do you think about going wheat-free and being vegetarian? Any experience with this, and is it expensive or difficult? My budget is super small so am a little worried about whether it can handle this.
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DSURRETT1 - That's great! emoticon

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After only a few weeks on the Wheat Belly diet, along with walking/running at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes or more, my total cholesterol went from 284 to 190 and I lost about 12 pounds in the process. That was with eating eggs, cheese, beef, pork, as well as a lot of fresh vegetables but practically no wheat, sugar, fast food, or fried food.



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Lacasa2 The fats you mention are actually good for us. The brain needs fat to function well. Do some web searches on the benefits of Fats. Cholesterol is not really the problem doctors make it out to be either. Inflammation is the root of most disease. Check out some books on the Paleo diet, which focuses on Real unprocessed food and elimination of wheat.



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I'm concerned in the wheat belly book with the amount of eggs,cheese,butter,cream,saturated fats. I bought the book but these ingredients seem wrong. Does it raise cholesterol?



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Quoted from another forum :
"I just bought hemp hearts at the bulk barn today! Not cheap, but I needed them to make my home made version of Holy Crap cereal (hemp hearts, chia, and buckwheat + dried fruit). Good luck with the juicing...I hope you have a dishwasher :) "

I guess Holy Crap cereal is very expensive. this member makes her own. Just FYI.

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I've often thought that the reason some apparently odd diets work for many people is that they eliminated an undiagnosed allergen or intolerance for a long enough time. Of course, the reverse can happen - I unfortunately decided to add eggs and cottage cheese to my diet years ago, thinking my fatigue was due to not enough protein. Three guesses what two of my major allergens were.... And of course the fatigue became worse! Explained why I always needed to go to bed after breakfast at my aunt's (invariably containing eggs, I thought I was just bored) and why I could have been arrested for DUI after an egg salad sandwich.

Many allergies can be managed by a long enough period of elimination followed by rotation of the food at an acceptable interval (ranging from a day to weeks to months). It's not uncommon to have a crisis when you seem to react to everything... but most of the allergies are in the "cyclic" rather than "permanent" category and varying your diet fixes the problem. There is also an interesting connection between food allergies and alcoholism in a few people (if they avoid the allergen then their craving for their favorite drink made from it vanishes) or candida overgrowth problems (if anti-candida measures are taken, food allergies and chemical intolerances (e.g., to artificial fragrances) can lessen in the fortunate. I imagine the common link is things involved with a too reactive immune system, although one theory is that the fungal stage of candida can cause a leaky intestinal tract so things get into the bloodstream that trigger an immune response. Searching for allergies and "rotation diet" or "the yeast connection" should bring up info on such things for anyone interested.



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Interesting. I remember seeing a episode of Dr. Oz talking about dairy intolerance. That if you prove to be positive it can effect many things like joints and including weight.



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If you have undiagnosed food allergies, you can be either underweight or overweight. Weight tends to normalize once you start avoiding your allergens. When I did that and also rotated foods (eating foods on different days, in my case I only needed to separate by a day or two), I very quickly lost extra weight and stayed at my normal weight with no effort as long as I kept avoiding the allergens and at least casually rotating foods. My pollen allergies improved also and migraines associated with my menstrual cycle were greI stand and even do some walk in place (up and down or sideways) while proofreading, and it definitely helps keep me awake. I also sometimes stand while working on my ledger or reading on the computer. I sit down catatly reduced in intensity and duration. The rapid weight loss for those who are overweight is probably due to release of retained water, at least in my case it seemed too fast to be explainable by anything but mostly water weight.

This doesn't explain why eliminating your allergens (which can be any particular food, including zucchini!) has such effects, but it's a common observation. Also allergens can trigger cravings and you can actually be allergic to something you love to eat. Allergic addiction is a real phenomenon. As in drug addiction, the body maintains a precarious balance with the allergen present and becomes unbalanced when it is not present - so you feel better when you eat the allergenic food again. The withdrawal symptoms can be just about anything also.

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I was wondering about the"wheat belly" diet myself.

Thanks for asking the question.

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How can a vegetable (zucchini) in this case, make a person gain weight? Would like to hear more on that, and how it affects a person to gain?

Ok checked on it. I guess this person was on the Oz show. And I am guessing some people are so sensitive, and any little thing causes inflammation. After seeing the list, I was shocked, I mean, what is there left to eat? No wonder some people can't lose weight, if there system is this bad. It is something to know, and I am glad you found out why you were not losing weight.

They say getting older stops a lot of things. But I will never believe that everything comes to a halt, I am having no trouble losing, or increasing my metabolism. But something like this may make more sense for those who can't.

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No zucchini? Bummer. Who would have guessed? Sounds like THE PLAN works, especially for those with unusual sensitivities.



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I've also tried giving up wheat, and sugar and anything white- NOTHING has worked!

I just finished reading THE PLAN by Lyn-Genet Recitas. It sounded like a load of crap- but I was desperate to find SOMETHING to help me lose the weight I have put on since 40.

I've lost 2.5 pounds (need to lose about 10)...and now do not crave much of ANYTHING.

Her theory is also based on the idea that everybody has different "trigger" foods that cause inflammation- it's not just gluten or dairy, or whatever.

So you spend 3 days on a "neutral" diet and then test foods to see if you are reactive. Strangely enough I found that zucchini is the thing that makes me gain weight.

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http://lyngenet.com/





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So interesting reading about your experiences with going wheat-free. I'm seriously considering giving it a try for myself and my teen daughter and son. I have 50 lbs to lose and it's been pretty well a life-long struggle. I have had belly aches after eating cereal and there seems to be evidence of gluten sensitivity in my family. My son also has an extreme low ferritin problem and I'm hopeful eating g-free will improve on that.
So, I'm going to try Nutriblast, wheat-free, nutritent dense eating - realizing it will be a process, and definitely a steep learning curve. Hope it helps. Love your input everybody. It helps to see your feedback, and hey, the recipe ideas are great!



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Hi - I'm new here. I read the wheat belly diet book as well, and I'm trying to get past the 3rd day. Having a bit of a problem sticking to it though ....



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Not a problem, MJLUVSANIMALS. I enjoy being helpful.

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Wow thank you FLAMEGLIMMER! I am putting that on my list now. I still have to pull out my dehydrator so I can dry my own fruits, since they add sugar at the grocery store.

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I did find a recipe online for a knockoff of Holy Crap cereal. It's at www.cookingwithjax.com/2012/04/dragons-den
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I checked out the site, those cereals are way too expensive. If I could figure the ingredients I would try making my own.

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www.holycrap.ca

"The gluten-free, vegan, certified organic breakfast cereals are made in Gibsons, British Columbia, a rural community outside of Vancouver, BC."

It's pretty yummy, I'm sure one could create their own less expensive version.





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I think it's basically for people with wheat allergies or gluten intolerant. I still eat wheat in some form or another, just not often. I don't eat breads. Mainly cereal like "shredded wheat" I don't reach for whole wheat products, cause most of these are not something I would eat anyway. I cut out sugars and dairy, and white foods. (white rice, flour etc) and I have had no cravings for 6 weeks. I will be dropping the cereals when I start the 6 week program with Eat To Live. They are saying refined foods are the trigger to most cravings. Actually I have been collecting what I feel are the best parts from each source (diet books) And still on top is eating clean. Back to basics, back to the earth. It's working for me. emoticon

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What ANOTHER diet book? How many do we need? Cut out the white stuff and I am sure you could lose weight. I just think it's a pretty simple formula, just eat mostly fruits, veggies and protein and you will lose weight and better for your body anyway.

I am sure there is some truth about the craving thing and once you cut out wheat you cut out cravings. I had some bread over the weekend and then that evening was craving chocolate. I try not to eat wheat hardly ever, but that is just a personal preference. I do love homemade bread though.

My hubby gets sleepy if he eats it, so I try not to serve it very often although we do really like homemade bread.

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A friend of mine who is not celiac or gluten intolerant, but has had some nagging pain and inflammation issues, read Wheat Belly and went wheat-free about a year ago. Without any other changes, she's lost about 10-12 pounds, even after being sedentary over most of the winter due to 2 different surgeries. She said her inflammation and joint pain issues decreased steadily within a couple weeks of giving up wheat, and she's been very happy with her results.

With the reading I've been doing on how wheat in particular, as well as seed oils, beans and grains promote chronic, low-level inflammation, I started a 30-day trial on eliminating wheat, and limiting grains and legumes for 30 days to see if I can control my seasonal allergies without going on Zyrtec like I've had to the past few years. So far, so good, with just a sneeze here or there, but not itchy sinuses or anything. I'm thinking that if eliminating a source of chronic inflammation can result in getting off of allergy pills, and keeping my body from having that reaction to its environment on a daily basis, that has to be a good thing.

Also, between slowly cutting down on wheat as well as cheese over winter, an amazing thing has happened: pizza and breads are hardly even appealing to me any more. I buy the theory about wheat being addictive, because I used to crave that chewy, leavened-bread experience, but now I'm totally ambivalent about it.

So I guess my point is that it can be worth it for pretty much anyone to try cutting out wheat for a few weeks even if you don't think you're reacting to it, because you might find some unexpected results from not eating it. In the meantime, you can replace the empty calories with better nutrition from fruits and veggies, and might find that your tastes change, even if you do decide to bring wheat back into your diet.

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Its funny you say that. My plan is basic. Cut back on simple carbs. Quit eating a loaf of bread a day and walk...lol



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My Mom read this book and then went fanatical for a while. That THIS was the magic cure. Sure, she and Dad lost a bit of weight, but that's more because they eliminated a lot of simple carbs by eliminating wheat. Unless you have a sensitivity, gluten is not the even root of everything. Even though she is by no means wheat free right now, she still goes on and on about how various people would benefit from eliminating wheat.

I haven't read the book but I looked up reviews after she read it and I don't plan on reading it.

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My big thing was/is a wheat addiction. Love bread etc...and being diabetic that's a big no no. So I am trying this to see how it works for both glucose levels and weight loss.



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Good facts ELANDRIO I do eat minimal. I try to have a cup of quinoa or brown rice a day. And my carbohydrates are within range, usually half of what I am given as a goal, and most of that is natural foods. So I guess anything is in moderation. I don't think I am a candidate for the wheat belly plan. I don't have the sensitivity to it. But with wheat I also eat a very small portion, I don't eat breads or most gluten products, and no refined items. Thanks for the information, it's appreciated.

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From the wheat belly blog

Can I eat quinoa? Carb counting basics

Posted on September 19, 2011 by Dr. Davis
It’s a frequent question: Can I eat quinoa . . . or beans, or brown rice, or sweet potatoes? Or
how about amaranth, sorghum, and buckwheat? Surely corn on the cob is okay!

These are, of course, non-wheat carbohydrates. They lack several undesirable ingredients found in wheat including no:

Gliadin–The protein that degrades to exorphins, the compound from wheat digestion that exerts mind effects and stimulates appetite to the tune of 400 additional calories (on average) per day.
Gluten–The family of proteins that trigger immune diseases and neurologic impairment.
Amylopectin A–The highly-digestible “complex” carbohydrate that is no better–worse, in fact–than table sugar.

So why not eat non-wheat grains all you want? If they don’t cause appetite stimulation, behavioral outbursts in children with ADHD, addictive consumption of foods, dementia (i.e., gluten encephalopathy), etc., why not just eat them willy nilly?

Because they still increase blood sugar. Conventional wisdom is that these foods trend towards having a lower glycemic index than, say, table sugar, meaning they raise blood glucose less.

That’s true . . . but very misleading. Oats, for instance, with a glycemic index of 55 compared to table sugar’s 59, still sends blood sugar through the roof. Likewise, quinoa with a glycemic index of 53, will send blood sugar to, say, 150 mg/dl compared to 158 mg/dl for table sugar–yeah, sure, it’s better, but it still stinks. And that’s in non-diabetics. It’s worse in diabetics.

Of course, John Q. Internist will tell you that, provided your blood sugars after eating don’t exceed 200 mg/dl, you’ll be okay. What he’s really saying is “There’s no need for diabetes medication, so you’re okay. You will still be exposed to the many adverse health consequences of high blood sugar similar to, though less quickly than, a full diabetic, but that’s not my problem.”

In reality, most people can get away with consuming some of these non-wheat grains . . . provided portion size is limited. Beyond limiting portion size, there are two ways to better manage your carbohydrate sensitivity to ensure that metabolic distortions, such as high blood sugar, glycation, and small LDL particles, are not triggered.

So these non-wheat carbohydrates, or what I call “intermediate carbohydrates” (for lack of a better term; low-glycemic index is falsely reassuring) still trigger all the carbohydrate phenomena of table sugar. Is it possible to obtain the fiber, B-vitamin, flavonoid benefits of these intermediate carbohydrates without triggering the undesirable carbohydrate consequences?

Yes, by using small portions. Small portions are tolerated by most people without triggering all these phenomena. Problem: Individual sensitivity varies widely. One person’s perfectly safe portion size is another person’s deadly dose. For instance, I’ve witnessed many extreme differences, such as 1-hour blood sugar after 6 oz unsweetened yogurt of 250 mg/dl in one person, 105 mg/dl in another. So checking 1-hour blood sugars is a confident means of assessing individual sensitivity to carbs.

Some people don’t like the idea of checking blood sugars, however. Or, there might be times when it’s inconvenient or unavailable. A useful alternative: Count carbohydrate grams. (Count “net” carbohydrate grams, i.e., carbohydrates minus fiber grams to yield “net” carbs.) Most people can tolerate 40-50 grams carbohydrates per day and deal with them effectively, provided they are spaced out throughout the day and not all at once, i.e., 13-16 grams carbs per meal. Only the most sensitive, e.g., diabetics, people with the genetic pattern apo E2, those with familial hypertriglyceridemia, are intolerant to even this amount and do better with less than 30 grams per day. Then there are the genetically gifted from a carbohydrate perspective, people who can tolerate 50-60 grams, even more.

People will sometimes say things like “You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about because I eat 200 grams carbohydrate per day and I’m normal weight and have perfect fasting blood sugar and lipids.” As in many things, the crude measures made are falsely reassuring. Glycation, for instance, from postprandial blood sugars of “only” 140 mg/dl–typical after, say, unsweetened oatmeal–still works its unhealthy magic and will lead long-term to cataracts, arthritis, and other conditions.

Humans were not meant to consume an endless supply of readily-digestible carbohydrates. Counting carbohydrates is a great way to “tighten up” a carbohydrate restriction.



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Quinoa in itself (organic) is gluten free. Where are you getting your information that it is not good for you? It is a grain and not sure if it's part of the wheat belly diet.

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Everything I've read is quinoa is not good




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Everything I've read is quinoa is not good




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Wow, I'm so inspired reading all of these positive experiences on the wheat belly diet. I have been gluten-free for 15 years, and frankly it's a huge pain in the neck. It wasn't until I cut out packaged foods that I stopped feeling cravings. One summer I felt secure enough in my weight to eat packaged gluten-free foods on a regular basis, such as gluten-free brown rice bread and protein bars and Puffin cereal, and I had major cravings and 10 pounds weight gain.

In my experience, it's not that gluten or wheat is the only cause, but the whole set of packaged foods. But whatever helps, helps. Here's a book review with something similar to say:
http://www.weightymatters.ca/2013/02/diet-book-review-wheat-belly.html



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LOL

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SUGAR IS EVIL, DON'T USE IT!! IN ANYTHING!!




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Eyesolm, what is "holy crap cereal"?



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Well because I am a diabetic it is suggested to stay away from all grains as these will increase blood sugars in a little amount of time. Not saying it is for everyone but it has worked for me so far.

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I am thinking about making my Nutri blast my breakfast. Mainly if I start this Wheat belly program. I don't eat eggs. Weird how they say stay away from grains? Isn't brown rice and quinoa ok??

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I have been on the Wheat Belly diet now for 3 weeks and food cravings are completely gone! You were talking about breakfast. I make quiches on Sunday nights and eat throughout the week for breakfast. I didn't know if you liked eggs. I am a Type 2 diabetic also and if you read the book staying away from grains and "gluten free" foods are a good idea as they spike your blood sugar just as bad as wheat. Once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty well. Just modifying your recipes takes a little bit of effort.

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I like my cereal, I use almond milk with it, only a half of cup. I trade off every other morning with organic oats. It's just frustrating to try to find the right "cold" cereal that doesn't have any of the wheats, sugars or what have you. I thought ok the rice chex, and lo and behold SUGAR number 2 ingredient dang, can't catch a break. Guess I will stick with my Golden Flax, it's organic and ingredient list is acceptable. Plus I eat just the 3/4 of a cup. I may add a banana or berries to bulk it up a little, but it satisfys my morning breakfast start. Unless I can find some other solution, the Wheat belly diet will have to be put on hold. I also don't eat dairy, this includes yogurt.
I generally have a Nutri blast once a day (Nutri bullet) green drink concoction. Some days have to forego, because my calories are already maxed. Avacados take a third of those. I try to stay within the 1200 max.

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You could try moving into the green smoothie. Every morning I have one for breakfast (enjoying it now). 500 mls of water, two large handfuls of greens (spinach, kale, etc), 1 cup frozen mango, one small banana. Blend. Yummy, and as you get yourself weaned off the sugar you can lower the mango amount (I'm using less than a half cup). You can also blend it with ground flax for some essentials.

Holy crap cereal may work for you. I like it without dairy (as I'm avoiding it), but supposedly you can mix it into yogurt. Hemp cereal is similar from what I understand. Hope that helps a little.



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"Anybody find anything out there that doesn't have wheat, sugar or refined ingredients and additives. Urrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh."

Uhm yeah. So long as I stay away from anything-that-comes-in-a-box, it's all good.

Soon as you start shopping from the centre aisle of the grocery store, though, all bets are off. Most everything that comes packaged/premade also comes with added salt, sugar/glucose/hfcs/etc., refined flour and additives/preservatives galore. Stick to the perimeter (fruits/veg/dairy/meat) and whole ingredients, and you can avoid all that.

I will say I no longer eat "cold cereal" anymore, at all. Yogurt with oats and fruit, or oatmeal, or meals based around eggs, are my breakfast go-to's now.

Disclaimer: I do not try to avoid wheat. I like wheat and have never experienced an intolerence to it. BUT I do try and keep to minimum ranges on carbs/refined flour product anyways.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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My Dr. asked if I needed help with my diet if he referred me to a dietician. "More money" I told them there were plenty of ways to do it. My best friend is a juvenile diabetic since she was 10. She controls with insulin shots, but she also does well with her diet needs, and her insulin is minimum. She will never be able to not use it with full on diabetes. But we type 2's can beat it with diet alone. I refused to take meds of any kind. The Dr. said there were meds for it, but he believes I can do it with diet alone. We will see in June, when I take another blood test. I have a good Dr. what he can't answer he will refer me to someone that can. And I think even as a medical practitioner that he believes in natural healing too. He doesn't pooh pooh anythingI may say I am doing like the Nutri blasts I drink everyday. He just wants to see an improvement in my numbers. I looked at labels today at the grocery and I eat cereal in the morning, other than a select few, none were wheat free. And if they were, like rice chex the second ingredient was SUGAR. Not sure what I am going to do about breakfast when I actually like to start my day right with breakfast. And fruit every morning? I don't think so. Anybody find anything out there that doesn't have wheat, sugar or refined ingredients and additives. Urrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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A spark friend just told me about the wheatbelly diet. I am looking into cutting out gluten in the one I am following now, which is whole foods, veges, fruits lean poultry, fish. All natural or organic products. (I have to read the labels carefully) those tend to still have some ingredients that don't fit into my criteria. But I have been interested in how wheat affects you. I eat very little of it at this time, because I don't do breads or muffins or any wheat products. Just maybe in my cereal, but this organic cereal I am eating now is flax. I do love oatmeal and quinoa and brown rice. I have a book on microbiotic dieting, may look into that. I think it was an early representation of eating clean.

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My nutrition tracker is like GOLD to me.

Our reward is not food, but achievement. Many of us make the mistake of rewarding ourselves with food, isn't that what got us here in the first place?

SUGAR IS EVIL, DON'T USE IT!! IN ANYTHING!!




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It has certainly helped in the short term, but I've had some setbacks which have prevented me from getting a full two-weeks off of wheat - so while the weight loss is there, I'm still wondering about the other things being wheat-free is supposed to help (anxiety? skin problems?) I started this experiment in late February I think, and am committed to making it 14 days (on day 5 right now! - definitely friend me/follow my blog if you want to connect and try it out together!

Putting "healthy" grains on trial to see if there's any merit to the claims against them. Hoping to beat anxiety, binge eating disorder, and more. Follow me here:

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This is day 8 for me being wheat free, and the main thing I've noticed so far is my cravings for sugar-laden snacks has greatly diminished as well as my cravings for other snack foods like chips and such. That's a huge deal for me because I haven't exactly been the best at resisting temptation or not giving-in to the cravings. We'll see how it goes in the weight loss department as it's a bit too soon to tell at this point.

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My wife wanted to try that no wheat lifestyle. We started to bake with almond and coconut flour and are going to try the wheatless bread as well based on almond flour. I don't have any sources for any of this, but I have heard that wheat is no longer wheat in the United States anymore. With all of the genetically modifications that are going on with wheat in this country that even whole grain foods are not truly whole grain as it should be. So we have started to cut back on wheat. We are also cutting back on soy products as well. So that cuts out many of the gluten free foods that are mass manufactured as well. It is difficult but we are trudging along as we can.



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So happy for you!! My mom had rheumatoid arthritis and though I don't have it (checked yearly by blood test for markers in my rh factor) I still have joint problems at 30 years old, sometimes non related to hard endurance workouts, especially in my lower back/hip area. I'm on day 3 and woke up with no problems in my joints, day 2 my joints hurt worse than after my long endurance day, so I don't know what was going on, a reaction to stress, the dietary changes maybe. I've been flushing my body out eating tons of apples, asparagus and cabbage the past 3 days and less salt, also lots of lemon water. A 30 year old shouldn't have these kind of pains and they have come (intermittent sciatica that no MRI/Xray could say was a disc/nerve issue) so it's more than likely pressure from my abdomen and inflammation doing it. It's come and gone the past 5 years without any reason, but usually flare up during times I'm eating more junk I've noticed, especially baked goods (it was my birthday last week so I indulged the whole week long) sadness! LOL. So no more added refined sugar, no more wheat, no more addiction, especially no more nightshades... they kill me. Again, so happy for you Sammy.

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No wheat for me . Does wonders to my mood and body!

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I gave up wheat for Lent and also as a test to see if I was sensitive to it. My legs and ankles, especially my right leg, had been swelling for years and I noticed a link between the swelling and wheat consumption. I talked to my doctor about it and he said it had nothing to do with it (he has since retired, good thing.) Six months ago, the swelling greatly increased and my nurse practitioner wanted me to take medication to take the swelling down. I could not tolerate it so had to discontinue it. A new drug was prescribed but the nurse told me to research it online before I decided to take it and after doing so, decided not to. The side effects were horrific.

After dumping wheat, the swelling went down in my legs within a day and have stayed that way during the last 60 days. I have lost 14 lbs, which is a miracle for me, since losing weight has always been an extreme challenge. I am feeling better everyday. I no longer have that beyond tired feeling which left me wondering how I was going to get through my very busy day.

Am I going back to eating wheat? Absolutely not! My belief is that wheat causes inflammation in my body so I am dumping it from my diet. And here's to losing that belly!

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Day 3 no wheat products. Skin is already clearer (pores aren't as dark and no new break outs despite being 7 days out from period if that's not too TMI). I am not following the wheat belly diet, but doing a whole foods anti inflammatory diet I designed myself. Now that I'm off wheat and adjusted (day 2 was kind of brutal because I was in such a habit of certain foods being my comfort foods) I'm kicking the legumes/peanut butter. I figured if I ease into it it'd be easier on my system, so I gave myself the week to not only adjust to lower carb, but a slower release from the yuckies in my system. I've already been dairy free for 8 months because my "IBS" was so bad I figured what could I lose aside from my beloved dairy? It cleared up my digestive issues by 60%! So here I am on the next part of my journey. Next week I'll be cutting back on rice/starches as well. Add me if you want a like minded friend!

I enjoy reading Robb Wolfs take on insulin and gluten free, Cordain is where the science is found on wheat if you want to research further. I'm not calling what I'm doing "paleo" I'm just doing something I call logical, whole foods, lean meats, a moderate amount of healthy sources of fats (not as much saturated as the paleo diet would say to eat) and moderate carbs, tons of fruits and veggies.

I used to follow the IIFYM diet and found I was still having so many digestive issues, as well as addiction to certain foods, it wasn't worth it, so I'm eating for micros first! Is there a group?

PS I don't have the book but I skim read it at the book store the one day, it's a good read, but similar to every other paleo blog I've read, google is my best friend. :D

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I am not on the wheat belly diet, I did recently watch a speech on you tube though (trying to sort food fact from fiction). I am a nutritarian, trying to follow ETL. Why post here? Because I naturally reduced my carb intake on ETL, vegetables, fruit, and grains (mainly grains). What I've noticed twice now, is that when I eat products with wheat in them, I get extremely sick. I am still currently suffering a headache from a small piece of home made pizza from last night - I knew what would happen if I ate it, but I didn't prepare properly to make a nutritarian/vegan version of pizza dough.

I don't know if the science is "bunk", Russell's explanation below seems reasonable, and I know how I feel when I slip up.

To eat wheat or not, is a personal choice, but I would recommend ( I am not a doctor) trying it just to see if you feel better.



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I downloaded the "Wheat Belly" to my kindle and am on day 2 of being wheat free. Wow. It's definitely an eye opener. I've done South Beach before and didn't realize the reason why I was probably feeling better was because I was avoiding wheat. I can make a mean "oat" pancake :)

I'm excited to see what happens. I thought I was having adrenal fatigue....maybe it's just an inflammation response to the hybridized wheat that the government did not study before putting it in our diets? I understand the logic back in the day to end world hunger....but, at what cost?

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Just found this thread, started wheat-free about two weeks ago and feel pretty good. Got back into blogging about it so I can, at the end of my own personal experiment, make a definitive decision on making this big lifestyle change! But so far I give it a thumbs up.

I am on the library waiting list for the book - must be popular right now.

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He prescribed his own version of a restricted-carb diet. He gave us a list of do's and don'ts so far as what we could eat. I felt so "iffy" about it that I felt I needed to research it, and thereby came upon the many low-carb diets out there. Atkins is pretty close to what he's prescribed (he calls it his "caveman diet"!). I don't want to be seen as promoting a particular medically promoted plan - I think it wouldn't settle well here. But I'll email you if your link is up on your page with the details.

I'm not gluten sensitive, other than what we all are due to the nature of the beast. Unless wheat specifically is your problematic area, I think lumping the Wheat Belly parameters into any good low or restricted carb diet is the way to go...and to also try to accomplish those while following paleo principles (whole real foods, etc).

I usually advocate for Atkins simply because it's structured, provides adequate detail for good understanding of the approach, and most people find it easier to follow. I think it's a great plan, just by itself. The new version is much easier to adhere to than the original, too.

Keep an eye on your email. I'm going to message you as soon as I'm done here.
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Hi Exotec,
I'm confused, did your endocrinologist prescribe the Atkins diet or the Wheat Belly Diet? I know they are very similiar and the basic premise is to cut carbs so I am getting ready to try one or the other again. (I did the Atkins diet a long time ago.) I do better when I have just a few carbs, so I'm thinking the Wheat Belly might be better. I don't know...

Thanks

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I agree about the quality of research and the financiers of said studies. I don't consider the science in the Wheat Belly book to be "junk," however. I'm not gluten sensitive, but I do agree with the unnatural form of most of the grains now available to us. We may have eaten grains in prehistory...but they're not anything like what we're provided today...and what we MAY have eaten in those earlier times would not have been the unlimited masses of fields of crops. Gathered grains (as opposed to cultured ones) would have probably been incidental findings, and not used in nearly the quantity we have now.

So far as dietary content, I consider grains just one aspect of the carbohydrate group. You will find similar "success stories" in most of the low/restricted-carb lifestyles. Several here will fall back on the "bad science" defense, but if you REALLY want to consider bad science, the "research" that set us upon our currently unhealthful dietary recommendations was *especially* reliant upon bad science.

Ancel Keys' "research" on fats provided his great conclusion on their dangers. All six (out of ***more than 20*** ) study groups. The other, not-included groups? well... they didn't fit the hypothesis. They were deleted from the data. Nice science, there! And then, the McGovern Committee, which adopted this research, was composed of members with virtually NO background in science, much less nutrition. I certainly want those sorts making important decisions for me. Yessirree.

Research has been available since the 1800s on the benefits of reduction in carbs. Continued research (reliable research, not "fad" versions) has been out there ever since. It's just ignored because it doesn't fit the paradigm and dogma recommended to us for the last 50 or so years. Gee, that's about the same amount of time we've been increasingly plagued by the so-called "Diseases of Modern Society." hmmm What a coincidence! Must be that bad science at work again.

And Dr. Atkins? Yes. I believe I remember hearing he was a cardiologist. It's too bad we've lost his insight from years in the medical field because HE SLIPPED ON A PATCH OF ICE WHILE OUT ON EXERCISE IN NYC --- and died of a traumatic head injury!
That, to those who still believe he "died of his diet."
But then, perhaps hearsay makes for better research than coroners' reports and death certificates.

Personally, my endocrinologist prescribed our diet, it works for us, it has been beneficial in many more ways than just the extraordinary weight loss I've experienced, and it's an easy lifestyle to adopt. As has been mentioned, every person has their own needs and desires in their diet. I hope everyone finds the one which leads them to their best health.



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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
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We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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My husband and I have been wheat free for six weeks, and neither of us will ever go back. My husband was my "test" subject. I read the book, I did all the research. I have food sensitivities and have been extremely low carb for a while. My husband is breading loving person and crackers ... and pasta etc... He committed six months to this, including giving up beer. He also had no pre-conceived ideas of "what" the benefits might be. By week one he was convinced, he just didn't know it yet. A month in I asked how he was feeling - all joint pains were gone he was running up and down stairs again, his energy level returned - his statement was he hadn't felt this good since he was in his 20's. He stated it caught him off guard in mid-run up the steps, the first week and just didn't know what to make of it. Each of us are different and we need to try a different things if it works keep doing it, if it doesn't change it.

In regards to health issues - My personal belief is that we own or own bodies and health; we must research and draw our own conclusions on what are the best treatment options after reviewing all the research. There is no medical provider that is more invested in your health than you. Medical providers are "experts" but they are a resource not the decision maker. We are allowed to disagree and choose different treatment methods.



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Thanks I agree that the Diabetic Diet has way too many carbs.



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You don't need to eat carbs, certainly not as much as the Diabetic diet says, and wheat is totally unnecessary.

Many people thrive on 50 or fewer grams of carbs a day. In my low carb team we have a member who eats virtually no carbs at all, and does well on it. What few carbs your body actually needs, it will make. Go with what lowers the blood sugar.



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I am not diabetic but I am surprised that when you DH had positive numbers and they lowered the medication he was on, that the Diabetic Clinic would not be supportive of how he had accomplished it. Don't the numbers speak for themselves?

Janet

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We did the Wheat Belly Diet for six weeks and felt better, lost weight and my DH is a type 2 diabetic and was able to reduce his medication based on his blood sugar readings. The Diabetic Clinic, however, were not supportive and we stopped and went back to the Diabetic diet recommendations. We have not regained the weight but have not lost either. We are not sure what to do, but I have re-started the program (just yesterday) and bought the cookbook. I don't think it would be good to try to mix the programs because the calorie count would go way up.

Has anyone who is a diabetic (type 2) been given any advice from their health care providers as to any issues ? The Diabetic Clinic here seemed to think that there were not enough carbs in the diet and would have an adverse effect in the long run.

It is hard to have one person on the Wheat Belly and one on the diabetic diet. I don't think we can maintain that for the long term





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CallMeCarrie - you are so right not everything works for everyone. You have found what works for you and obviously been very successful. Congratulation! I must say I do hate when someone gets on here and says about how Paleo is too restrictive so not good. If you are attempting to lose weight, you have restrictions, somehow/somewhere. I know I could not go vegetarian but if that works for people and they are happy/healthy/successful then good for them! Paleo is the same. If it works for you great. If not, try something else. I find with my husband if I have to tell him he can only have so much of something, he finds that restrictive.
The one thing people should do before starting any plan is READ up on it and see if it matches your lifestyle or changes you are willing to make. Can't say it often enough - go to the library and borrow books!

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Try it and see how your body adjust. I try to eat lower carb.



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I've lost 100 pounds in the last 14 months and I eat a lot of wheat and grains. (High-fiber grains and 100% whole wheat flour as much as possible.) And I feel fantastic. For most people, cutting out one food group entirely in order to lose weight is not a permanent solution to the weight-loss problem. However, RUSSELL_39 has obviously changed his life using a no-wheat, low-carb diet, so one person's route to success is not always the same as another's.

"I owe everything you see here to spaghetti."

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Well i am consuming very low nutrient, meals for the most part mostly fruits and vegetables ..except for the almonds, olive oil, and avocados. I have been a weight watcher, so i am well conscious of my sections and how to determine. Perhaps I should try to keep a record of my calorie consumption.



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Thanks for your encouragement.I am now a type two diabetic and my health is not great. I used to take care of myself but I stopped caring about lots of things and my weight increased.A dear friend at work gave me the"Wheat Belly" book. Two friends are wheat free now and they look and feel great! Thanks!



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I am a type 2 diabetic now and I blame myself because I stopped caring and taking care of myself the way I had. A dear friend at work just loaned me "Wheat Belly" and I became convinced to give up wheat. I also just found this website and I must say that your personal experience encouraged me . Thanks for sharing! You and others have shared how much their overall health has improved. Thanks!



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@Brewmasterbill- That link is very insightful. However, it would have been better if it hadn't been published in CEREAL Foods World.

I have real issues with Dr. Davis and his "science" and yes, I read the book. I also have issues with his extreme arrogance. Furthermore, if he's practicing his diet, which he says he does, I'll stay away from it thank you very much. His appearance isn't really a testimony to its health benefits.

And regarding him being a cardiologist? So was Dr. Atkins.

Edited by: MINTYFRESH303 at: 2/10/2013 (12:37)
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