so i have read some critiques of william davis' book, the ones bilby posted and one i found in german and it made me stop reading "wheat belly" midway. no need to fog up my brain with a book of such quality. i went to a bookshop and got myself a book on gluten intolerance and am reading that now with sound reasearch and advice (hopefully) as it was proofread by the celiac association of germany.
i have not been able to look at all the dietary books you all recommended because i really want to try a gluten-free diet for 1-3 months to see if there are any health improvements, so reading the gluten-free living book is more important to me now. however, once i know how it all works, i shall come back to your suggestions.
thank you also shivamoon for the link with the interview of the woman with chronic pain and the funny video which compares meat eaters to vegans, that is a good one.
i shall report back if i see any changes happening from a gluten-free diet. thanks all, uli
thank you all for your replies. I shall research your leads over the weekend to get more information in. thank you especially for the critiques of davis' book. very interesting. because i always have a bloated belly in the evening, i'm tired and exhausted most of the time i think i will still give it a go and try to be gluten-free for a month. let's see what i think of this after i have studied your leads.
thanks a lot!! uli
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I am actually working at going NSNG (no sugar no grains). I'm on my third week. The reason I'm trying this is my diet was pretty much on point but I felt puffy. I can say that I feel much better now and don't feel as puffy. I am not looking to replace wheat products with any other flour. I'm eating more veggies and healthy fats (lots of avocados, nuts and oils) legumes and lower sugar fruits. I'll be honest though, I miss bread a lot but I used to eat it several times a day.
I was first introduced to this by a podcast by Vinnie Tortorich (World's Angriest Trainer). There are a couple FB groups one is specifically "plant powered". He also has a book Fitness Confidential.
Not everyone buys into it and believes wheat is ok to eat and that's fine. It's just not for me.
A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephen Dolley Jr.
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Not gluten-free. Humans have been eating gluten-containing grains, happily and healthily, for tens of thousands of years. I occasionally make all-singing, all-dancing, gluten-free recipes because I occasionally have to feed people who are allergic.
There is no substantial evidence that low-gluten diets are effective for weight loss. Julie Jones in her measured critique of Wheat Belly notes: "Davis’ Point – Elimination of wheat from the diet is the “holy grail” of weight loss. In his patient population, he recounts numer- ous occurrences of rapid, effortless weight loss of 10, 20, or even 50 or more pounds simply by elimination of wheat from the diet. He attributes the success of low-carbohydrate diets to the elimination of wheat. Analysis – Rapid weight loss often occurs with adherence to any weight loss diet in the short run. Studies and testimonials documenting dramatic weight loss abound, especially when the diets are low in carbohydrates (3–7). Recommendations to eliminate wheat in conjunction with the other advice in this book reveal the Wheat Belly diet to be a low-carbohydrate diet. While it is true that such diets have been shown to cause more rapid weight loss than other diets in the initial 6 months follow- ing such a regimen, they do not result in greater weight loss over time and result in more dropouts than other diet types that are more balanced and do not eliminate entire food groups." Full text here: www.aaccnet.org/publications/plexus/ cf w/pastissues/2012/OpenDocuments/CFW-R>57-4-0177.pdf
take a look at dr. McDougall's book "starch solution", or just go to his website. he has been teaching about the health benefits of going vegan for decades, and most of the vegan health experts will make reference to him. he believes that we should be eating mostly starch and learn to eat boring.
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i am just reading the book "wheat belly" by william davis and he recommends going gluten free to see your fat melt away and also to see several health conditions disappear even though testing might indicate that you are not gluten intolerant. have any of you read this book?
i want to ask if you are gluten-free and what gluten-free cookbooks you can recommend? davis recommends going of starches as well so i wonder which cookbook would be an option. since i am in germany and there are no german gluten-free vegan cookbooks, i would have to order one from the u.s.
I'm only halfway through "wheat belly". my sister has replaced all wheat products with spelt and went from an xl clothes size to an s in a year. have any of you experienced such weight loss from going gluten-free/wheat-free?
thanks you for your input and greetings from germany, uli
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