Wheat belly

Monday, March 19, 2012

So when i started thinking about going wheat free, the back of my mind kept saying this is the latest diet craze. So i decided to do a little research and that brought me to the book titled Wheat belly. I'm still working my way through the book, but the 6 or so chapters i have read so far has opened my eyes. And this is how.

Talks about how wheat is an addiction. I have a few friends who easily have given up wheat, but when i think about it i freak out. How am i going to live without wheat.. well.. did you know wheat attaches itself to the same receptors that opiate drugs attach to? yup the same drugs like morphine, codeine, heroin. This is why some people actually have withdrawal symptoms to wheat. From my own dna saliva testing I am someone that has addictive behaviors. i had a hard time quitting smoking which i replaced with soda, had a hard time quitting soda and now i'm faced with yet another set of withdrawal symptoms with wheat.

I learned that white and wheat breads spike sugars worse than sugar alone.. that is cause wheat is an amylopectin A and foods in this category spike sugars. potatoes are amylopectin B

There is also a relationship between wheat consumption and schizophrenia

In the last 50 years celiacs has more than doubled in the last 20 years more like four fold in the last 50. That is because GMO wheat has more gluten in it.

No wonder I can eat a balanced diet with whole foods but when i have something made of wheat i just want more and more. I thought maybe i had a sugar addiction but i can stop eating things made of sugar, i can't stop when they are made of wheat.

I'm not one to push a diet or lifestyle on to anyone, but this is one book that i do highly recommend to read.

i will keep you posted on my new journey.. I'm still in the process of learning and eliminating the wheat and getting a game plan for the withdrawal.
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    Another Sparker told me about this book as she had great success. If I can find their name, I'll pass it on. They may be able to give you support and answer any questions.
    2761 days ago
    How are you doing eliminating wheat so far?? I eat alot of wheat and grain products. And am so offtrack at the moment(said while eating biscuits,very offtrack)..I am having trouble getting back on track at all right now.But I will try cutting wheat and see what happens.
    Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon
    2761 days ago
    Your story sounds a lot like mine! I smoked and still can't cut out the soda. I do great for 3 days and then poof! Nope.

    I love that you're sharing this with us!

    2765 days ago
    Here's to a new gluten free journey - sounds like a successful one to me!
    2765 days ago
    emoticon Good for you!

    2765 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    Downloaded the sample to my kindle.
    2765 days ago
    Hope this works for you . Sounds interesting .
    2765 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    Thanks for the info, I may look up the book, but wheat really doesn't seem to bother me. I don't have a problem, and actually have trouble getting in my grains.
    Good for you for seeking out what you need for your healthy body.
    2765 days ago
  • no profile photo TRICIAM9
    Thanks for the information. About the only place I need to lose fat is my belly and lower torso area. I don't know if I am addicted to wheat or just enjoy it, but I am not sure I would ever be willing to totally give it up -- although I have cut back on it quite a bit.

    Good luck!
    2765 days ago
    This is interesting. I have been doing the 17 day diet off and on for close to 6 months, after Dr Phil endorsed it last year. I do really well on cycle 1 when there is no wheat or flour. But each time I try to go to cycle two when whole wheat is reintroduced, I falter. When I try to eat only every other day, I seem to not be able to help myself and eat it daily. Maybe this is part of the issue.

    Thanks for sharing this.
    2765 days ago
    It's funny you should mention that book as my boyfriend wanted me to buy it for myself. I totally believe the things you say but I am a firm believer that I am in control *even though I to have an addictive personality* but I think I can do it without cutting it out completely. Everything in moderation! I hope it works for you, good luck!

    2765 days ago
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