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A Dietitian’s Confession: Why I’m Turning My Back on Whole Grains

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Oh if I had a dollar for every time I scoffed at someone going on a gluten-free diet because it was “the thing” to do. For people with celiac disease, eating wheat can be a matter of life and death; good health and bad. But for someone who gives wheat and baked goods up just because Elizabeth Hasselback said it was cool, ha!

And then I had to give up wheat."

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    Nice article thanks!

    Yeah.....wheat, grains, carbs....we have gone way overboard by depending so much on these in all our foods
    1574 days ago
  • SKATER787
    LOL. Are you guys picking on Becky? Or is it the other way around? ;)

    I was also a whole grain preacher. But on a lark, tried cutting out the grains and lost weight that I haven't been able to for decades despite hard exercise. I'm getting my blood test results together. But so far, my elevated blood pressure is now normal (110/80) at last doctor's visit.
    1574 days ago
    Exotec you're braver than me lol!
    1574 days ago
    OMG, EXOTEC, NOOOOOO!!!!! It's too dangerous out there in Dieticianbeckyland!

    BR>Excellent article. I posted the link in the Grain Brain team. Thanks!
    1574 days ago
    I could not agree more! emoticon
    1574 days ago
    Forgive me, JERF... I had to hijack your link!
    I'll probably regret it, because I posted it *out in the open* on the Diet & Nutrition forum.

    pray for me

    1574 days ago
    Loved the article. I believe that wheat, sugars including artificial sugars, and hormones/antibiotics for meat/poultry has caused the obesity epidemic. I do much better when I'm not eating anything that includes these three.

    1574 days ago
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