SparkPeople Wheat Belly Team Messageboard Spark Team for those who have read "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis and have chosen to eliminate wheat from their diets. SparkPeople Wheat Belly Team Messageboard Just a test Just a test Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:23:22 EST Chat (December 2018) I've started a new chat. <BR> <BR> I do belong to a number of diabetic and very low carb groups, and I often drag links of Dr, Davis into those groups. <BR> <BR> One thing I've found is a lot of folks who have high cholesterol do not realize that it is internally generated. Drugs like crestor get involved with the internal over generation. But folks don't know that excess carbs and wheat are related to the internal generation being out if whack. <BR> Wed, 7 Mar 2018 23:54:22 EST Hi! I just joined the team and am new to SparkPeople. I'm still learning how to navigate the site. I've read the Wheat Belly book and am excited about it. I am going to start 10days detox Nov.1st Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:13:13 EST Wheat Belly recipes I made the Chiles Rellenos Mini Casseroles and I must add that the one I ate was good and will make another batch soon as even my Fiance liked them so much he ate two of them. This recipe came out of the Wheat Belly Cookbook. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:53:22 EST New to Wheat Belly for sure.......... Hi: I am an off and on member of SP but now I'm getting serious about Wheat Belly. My plan is to start tomorrow, 1-11-16. Hopefully I will exceed my expectations and try to eat wheat free. Any help you can offer me will be appreciated. Yes, I have somewhat read Davis' books. Thanks for your help. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 04:08:40 EST Eating out and Restaurants are no longer fun Is it just me or is anyone else hating to eat out because of being "wheated" or not knowing what the resturants cook with? <BR> <BR> For the first time in a long time we went out to dinner and it was really embarressing because there was NOTHING I could not eat.. even the basic grilled stuff was sauteed with some sort of sauce that I knew had wheat in it.. I ordered what I thought was decent and ended up in severe pain because something in it was wheat. <BR> <BR> I feel good for breakfast i... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:07:16 EST My Go to receipes- Mixes, sauces, breads Hello everyone!!! <BR> I thought I would share my favorite go to that i have found and I am using them so much the recipe is on a note card, tapped up inside my drinking glass cupboard doors LOL! <BR> <BR> Here are my go to that not only I love but the kids and hubby loves as well :) <BR> <BR> I have searched for a long time to find the right bread that tastes good.. I finally found a winner and wish to share it.. I do love using almond flour (I blend my own from the nuts) <BR> <BR> MY BUN... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:55:30 EST Hello WB lovers Hello, I am Julie and I am with my Daughter Ashley who is also doing WB and is 18yrs old, we are really noticing the health benefits of WB and were told to start it per her neurologist, <BR> She is already down a size getting ready to go down a second size, no joint pains, no migranes, no plantar faciitiis.. Myself, I have no tummy pains, gerd, joint pains and stopped taking my pain medications and gerd medications <BR> <BR> We are heading into our 6th week of wheat belly and I am already do... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:13:47 EST G'uten free foods Is there some way to get the foods tracked to represent gluten free or do we just have to go through and change each item on the planned menu. Thanks erica Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:01:50 EST Chocolate Muffin , in a Minute I've made this twice, and I added a dollop of sour cream to the batter to make it moister. I made it in a mug, but I just got some silicone jumbo muffin cups, and I am going to try them next. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:16:45 EST Fluffy Almond Meal Pancakes This is the recipe I used, and I cut it in half. Going to make a whole recipe so I can freeze them. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ncakes/ </link> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:12:41 EST Struggling with the balance Hi there, <BR> <BR> I only cut wheat and gluten from my diet 7 days ago, so I'm a complete novice. I suffered for a couple of days with awful wheat withdrawal, I still feel rough but better than I did. <BR> <BR> I've read the Wheat Belly book and also the associated blog but I'm still struggling with a couple of the basic concepts. <BR> <BR> I track my food on Spark and I've noticed that everyday I'm under my calories (1200 is recommended and I struggle to get over 1000). I'm also really l... Sun, 10 May 2015 05:45:31 EST Diabetic Blueberry Cheesecake with Pecans Here is my newest gluten, grain and sugar-free recipe on HubPages: creamy, sweet and crunchy. <BR> <link><BR>tic-blueberry-cheesecake-with-pecans </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:10:35 EST New Here!!! Hi everyone! I am so happy to have found this team! I just finished reading Wheat Belly. I am nervous to eliminate wheat/grains but i am ready to do this changes in my life. Glad to be here! Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:16:42 EST WF Boot Camp Recipe Links Muffin In A Minute <BR> <link><BR>uildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/muffinm<BR>inute.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> WunderBread: <BR> <link><BR>uildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/recipew<BR>underbread2014.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Pizza: <BR> <link><BR>uildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/pizza.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Cranberry Carrot Cake: <BR> <link><BR>uilderc... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:08:07 EST Wheat Belly Bootcamp Is this something that is a part of the diet? Or something my Dr. is doing with those of us in our town, for quicker benefits? Anyone else doing the Wheat Belly Bootcamp? Comments very much appriciated.......!! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:01:14 EST Thought for today I was talking to a mother whose child has autism. She told me that wheat has a profound effect on her child's autism. Now for my thoughts, The federal government should be taken to task for allowing Monsanto to produce products that are harmful to human lives. Thoughts anyone? Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:54:34 EST Recipes for sweet crackers Here are three recipes I've made to satisfy my search for crispy crackers. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tic-Cinnamon-Crisps-Gluten-Free-Grain-<BR>Free </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tic-Chocolate-Snaps-Gluten-Free-Grain-<BR>Free </link> <BR> <BR> This third one I just published so it probably won't be available until tomorrow, but it is worth the wait. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tic-Ginger-... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:42:09 EST Oopsy "macaroons" This morning when making my oopsy bread, i made fewer "buns". I left about 1/3 of the "batter" in the bowl and carefully folded in about 3/4 c. of coconut flakes, 1/2 c. of chopped pecans, a tsp. of vanilla, and 2 packets of stevia. I divided the mixture into 12 sprayed muffin tins and baked at 325º for about 20 minutes. <BR> I will continue to make variations of these- maybe even add a few chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate. I think this idea could lead to many tasty and satisfying ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:09:39 EST Hi! I'm a New Member of this Wheat Belly Team Hi, I just joined this team. I'm looking forward to living wheat/gluten free. I know I feel better when I avoid it. I bought the book and cookbook last year, and realized I felt better when reducing the amount of wheat & gluten products. However, I wasn’t able to make the commitment to be consistent. I now can and am looking forward to better health and increased energy. <BR> <BR> Thank you for having this team! <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:48:00 EST New to the Group just restarted on Wheat Belly Hi, I did the Wheat Belly Diet a couple years ago but just couldn't keep it up. Now I am having some huge health challenges and a friend was just diagnosed Diabetic so he has to go very low card too. So I bought the journal and the 30 minute meals books, I already had the Wheat Belly book and cookbook. I don't have a choice now I need to do this and stick with it. I started Christmas day and am doing well. Just have to do some cooking and baking. I've cleaned out all the food I shouldn't have... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:01:06 EST Nutritarian meets WheatBelly Grain Free Low Carb I've been following Nutritarian Eat to Live, continuing to eat 2 or more servings of grains for 2 years. I got healthy, lost lots of weight the first year, then started regaining the last year up until 8 days ago when I started Wheatbelly and went grain free. <BR> <BR> I'm continuing, with the idea to lower carbs and increase nutrition in recipes I create or makeover, while remaining grain free. Increasing nutrition might be to add low carb veggies to soups, crusts, smoothies, stews, etc. ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:40:04 EST How to kick the carb-addiction I thought this short video by Dr. Brian Mowll was a good summary that might be helpful to many people. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:31:15 EST Do you have a SP recipe collection for WheatBelly? Do you have a SP recipe collection for WheatBelly? <BR> <BR> If so, could you share the link here? One way to get a link that works, open your collection, view the public view, and copy the link then. <BR> <BR> I'm just starting this journey, but here is my current collection. It will change over time as I learn how to manage everything else after I eliminate wheat, rye, barley, and corn. <BR> I am also trying to reduce reliance on rice and oats. So I plan to modify my favorite recipes whi... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:15:24 EST WANTED: Wheat Belly menu suggestions If you have favorite menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that might make my Wheatbelly switch easier here at the start, please share. <BR> <BR> I am just starting to eliminate wheat, rye, barley, and corn, with the goal of affecting my joint pain and general inflammation which has resulted a weight gain of 30 pounds over the last year. I am going to attempt to cut back on my reliance on rice and oats. <BR> <BR> I will get around to your recipe database soon, but I'm looking fo... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 22:10:04 EST XX Wheat XX, XX Rye XX, XX Barley XX, XX Corn XX I watched a Wheatbelly special on PBS today and was interested in the "promise" to help with inflammation, clearing the brain, losing weight; all problems that I seem to have right now. <BR> <BR> So I've come here looking for more information about the Wheatbelly program after watching Dr. Wm Davis today (PBS membership drive special) <BR> <BR> If other new members read this post, please remember I am new to this concept and this team and I'm not speaking from any knowledge other than watch... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 21:53:05 EST Instant Chocolate pudding I've been craving chocolate pudding and discovered a way to make it instantly, gluten and grain free and even dairy free. The essentials are banana, avocado and cocoa.I have the complete recipe on my hub: <link><BR>tic-gluten-free-instant-chocolate-pudding </link> There are a lot more of mine if you click on my name next to my picture at the top right of the article. <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy it. I know I do. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:19:56 EST Fudgy Cocoa Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins <link><BR>11/12/fudgy-cocoa-banana-chocolate-chi<BR>p-muffins-grain-sugar-free/ </link> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:16:19 EST New to the group Hi everyone. I'm knew to the group but having been trying to follow the wheat belly plan for a few weeks. I'm down 6 pounds and feeling better. Still miss my fresh made wheat bread but I'll get through it. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 21:12:30 EST Not Losing Yet Hi, I'm new to the team and don't have much time for S'ing . . . but I have a question. <BR> I haven't read the book yet, but I've read alot of the online blogs. <BR> I went wheat and sugar free 2 weeks ago. I limit "bad" carbs anyway, as I'm diabetic. I also started back at the gym. I haven't been doing anything to really cause much muscle gain. Mostly, I'm walking, stretching and doing just a small amount of weight machines a couple of times a week. I haven't yet lost a pound. Does anyone ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:40:13 EST New to Wheat Free My name is Pat and I had read the book when it first came out and tried following it but found it hard to do. Recently my dr put me on a low fat, high fiber, lots of veggie diet for pre-diabetes and high cholesterol. I don't think it is a very healthful diet, so I re-read parts of Wheat Belly and started yesterday. I get a re-check in 3 months so hopefully I am doing the right thing. <BR> <BR> My only problem is cooking especially at breakfast. I live alone and don't really like to spen... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:36:22 EST belly fat Is it possible for your belly to be going down without having weight loss? Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:14:32 EST Wheat Belly Total Health Hi Everyone, I read Dr. Davis's Wheat Belly book and then bought the cookbook and also the 30 minutes or less WB cookbook. I highly recommended them all. I have especially enjoyed the 30 minutes or less cookbook. I have pre-ordered the Wheat Belly Total Health book and eagerly await the release. <BR> <BR> Thanks to Dr. Davis I was able to get to the bottom of my weight problem. I have been wheat free for a few years now. But I couldn't lose weight no matter what I did. I used medifast for ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:12 EST New to this team Hello to all fellow wheat belly followers! I have a few food allergies and one of them is wheat. I am also prediabetic ( thanks to the gluten free products I was eating) and newly diagnosed hypothyroid. Just a few challenges. I have hope after reading Dr. Davis' books that I will soon regain my health. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 01:29:43 EST long intro Good evening. I'm here because this morning my doctor reviewed my lab work. My LDL was 100+ points over good. My markers for autoimmune disease/ inflammatory disease were high. Of course my weight was high. She told me "get your cholesterol under control or you go on medication (which isn't good) or you die". Well she said at risk for stroke and death. <BR> <BR> She highly suggested reading Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. She herself is following a paleo diet. <BR> <BR> I think it will take a ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 19:35:57 EST lack of ingredients Hi all, <BR> I read the wheat belly book and believe in it.i braught the cookbook of it and here the problem started because in where i live , we don't have: <BR> Almond flour <BR> Coconut flour <BR> Coconut butter <BR> Any kind of meals like nut meals , almond meals,... <BR> So, I find myself stuck and don't know what to eat as most of the meals require these ...please help me with your advices.... <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 03:18:45 EST Lack of Wheat Belly Cookbook Ingredients Hi all, <BR> I read the wheat belly book and believe in it.i braught the cookbook of it and here the problem started because in where i live , we don't have: <BR> Almond flour <BR> Coconut flour <BR> Coconut butter <BR> Any kind of meals like nut meals , almond meals,... <BR> So, I find myself stuck and don't know what to eat as most of the meals require these ...please help me with your advices.... <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 03:17:43 EST Transitioning the family to wheat free? Has anyone successfully done this? Even when the spouse is resistent to change? <BR> <BR> As I've posted about previously, after doing some research, I suspected that I had a Gluten Intolerance and gave it up 60 days ago. I've never felt better, so many wonderful changes on the inside, but the biggest change I noticed is that my Keratosis Pilaris is 95% gone. I've also noticed recently that my 7 y/o daughter appears to be developing KP. My youngest son has mild food allergies - eggs, lactose... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:27:31 EST New Wheat Belly book from Dr. Davis Thought I'd share.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7fa31fe9a3efa6f718&id=3779084ff9&e=a5c<BR>0eda02d </link> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:52:26 EST I think I accidentally had wheat I've been wheat free since 6/9/14. Went out to dinner last night with my husband. Decided to splurge and we shared an order of nachos. I checked and confirmed that they were corn tortillas. Only other ingredients were onions, cilantro, black beans, jalapenos, salsa and cheese. Enjoying my nachos, I was overtaken by abdominal pain, immediate gas and bloating. Ended up having intestinal issues the rest of the night including both top and bottom. There must have been some sort of cross contamina... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:47:15 EST 30 Day Elimination I posted an updated Blog Post with the results of my 30 Day elimination of wheat, sugar, and artifical sweeteners if anyone is interested :) Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:19:22 EST Buddy System? I'm looking for a wheat free buddy. I don't have celiac or any allergies, but I believe the science of eliminating wheat from your diet and I believe it will help me with weight loss. Because I don't "need" to eliminate wheat for health reasons, I'm aiming to be 90% wheat free. Meaning 1 meal per week that has wheat, the odd small snack. I'm looking for a buddy I can be honest with. I don't want to feel I have to hide what I eat from anyone. I'm going to eat pizza once in a while. It's not g... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:07:54 EST June/July 2014 Challenge Challenge Extended: <BR> <BR> Share one of your meals/snacks/recipes 3x/week. As a newbie, it's hard to get into the "wheat free" mindset. Seeing how successful you all are is so motivating, but we need to see how you do it! How you make it work. Hopefully as everyone shares, even the experienced members who've made this a permanent lifestyle can get some fresh new ideas. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:35:38 EST New to Wheat Belly Team I just joined the team a few days ago and am new to SparkPeople. I'm still learning how to navigate the site. I've read the Wheat Belly book and am excited about it. I never thought I was allergic to wheat but when I read the book, I saw myself in a lot of the symptoms. I have been wheat free for about 3 weeks, am down about 8 pounds and have more energy. Apparently I did have a problem with wheat after all. I am excited about this team and hope to get new ideas, recipes, support, etc. ... Fri, 9 May 2014 11:49:26 EST Gluten free cook book to download <link> </link> <BR> <BR> slow cooker recipes for free on amazon today. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:11:17 EST Rheumatoid Arthritis and Wheat Hi. My dad has Rheumatoid Arthritis and I was wondering if anyone here has experienced an improvement in symptoms and inflamation due to going wheat free? I am trying to get my father to understand how much diet can affect his RA. Any info would be helpful. Thanks! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:05:28 EST New to team I just joined this team a couple days ago. I have read part of the Wheat Belly book, but have to give it back to the library and check a new one out since they are not letting me renew this one (there are 8 not checked out and 4 holds, but still can't renew). Birgit had mentioned the book when I asked something on another team. I have been finding problems with eating bread (which I like a lot, along with rolls), and have suspected gluten intolerance. I also have diabetes and am having pr... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:43:51 EST I just joined this group I have been on Wheat Belly since Feb 24. I said I would do it faithfully through Lent and then see how I do on it, but I think I will continue. I feel great. I am not losing like I thought I would and maybe you folks can help me out. Since Feb 24 I have lost 4 lbs. I do like to have wine and am wondering if that is my problem. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:22:38 EST Food I recently re-joined Sparks and began my "wheat-free" journey. While I use a few of the recipes from the Wheat-Belly books, I have found a great deal of recipes from the Gourmet Girl Cooks website which are wheat-free, glueten-free and grain-free. It doesn't have the nutritional values. Can you tell me how you track foods when you don't know the values? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:09:14 EST Local Doc Praises Gluten Free Although I think he's embracing too many processed foods, and not enough low carb at least he's on the right track. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lth/dr-mcgeorge-shares-his-glutenfree-<BR>experience/-/2300442/24960808/-/q43ji6<BR>z/-/index.html?treets=det&tid=26514672<BR>958813&tml=det_morningnews&tmi=det_mor<BR>ningnews_1_04000203142014&ts=H </link> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:24:38 EST Free Kindle book "Whole Wheat, Empty Promises" For you "kindlers" out there... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:46:57 EST Cheese Crackers <link><BR>02/17/cheese-crackers/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:55:13 EST Fettuccine Zucchini I just bought this great spiral slicer and took a zucchini and made it into the most delicious fettuccine I enjoyed as much or more than those starch laden ones you buy in the store. If you want to know more you read ab out it on my Squidoo lens <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-gluten-free-fettaccini </link> <BR> <BR> Judy Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:40:58 EST Just Joined - Day 1 I ordered and read Wheat Belly - took awhile to come in from the bookstore. I also bought the 30 minute cookbook. I have tried every diet out there, it seems. I just get fatter and fatter and fatter...watching my cholesterol numbers skyrocket. My health is going down. It is getting harder for me to move around. <BR> <BR> I saw Dr. Davis twice over the last few months on Dr. Oz. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I decided to throw the Food Pyramid out the window! Maybe an exaggeration - but I think th... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:00:25 EST Just Learned of Wheat Allergy Recently learned of my wheat allergy during an allergy check from my primary physician. I then heard more of Dr. Davis and the 'Wheat Belly' book through research online and then caught him on a recent episode of Dr. Oz. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about starting my weight loss journey again but have a couple of surprises - 1: I thought there would be more interaction on this topic here on Spark People and 2: I'm surprised after getting wheat out of my diet for more than 2 weeks now - that my cra... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:52:15 EST Wheat Belly Granola Does anyone have a good recipe for granola. I purchased some from from the Wheat Free Market, but would like to make at home in larger quantity. I saw one on this site but it listed "TVP" and I don't know what that is. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:59:52 EST New to the team My fiance and I have been following Wheat Belly since the end of August, about five months now. Although it can be tough at times, we're both noticing wonderful changes in our bodies and lives. I've lost almost 30 pounds, my migraines are almost completely nonexistent and my cholesterol is the lowest it's been in my entire life (at age 16 (110 lbs), it was 216 even with "healthy" diet and regular exercise - my mother has always been super health conscious). I no longer need medicati... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:02:08 EST hello: new here & just starting out I am in week 2 of giving up grains and feeling overwhelmed. I'm not missing the wheat very much so far, but still trying to find yummy things to eat. my family is not following along with me which is ok for now. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:16:29 EST Cute comedy video (Gluten based) Found this on another low carb team. Cute <BR> <BR> <link><BR>13?.src=ap%3A32827 </link> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:27:40 EST Newbie to Spark & Wheat Belly Hi, I look forward to being part of this group and learning more about Wheat Belly. I am halfway through the book, and just bought the cookbook. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 16:55:08 EST 13 weeks into LCHF lifestyle change Hi <BR> Today is my second day on this site. Now that is a whoo-hoo :) <BR> For me, new years is another day. My new years journey and commitment to a new me and a new lifestyle change was 9/13/13. I have been following a low carb high fat ( now moderate protein) quasi Atkins food plan for the last 13weeks. <BR> My weight has slowly be coming off and I guess I am a turtle in that regards. My clothes are bagging and I do need to get all new pants and shirts YEAH ! The best part is that I have ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:12:30 EST Dairy? Hi. I'm trying to figure out how to do wheat belly to meet my needs. I can eliminate most of what he recommends, however, he seems to have a high reliance on dairy and I can't really do dairy. I've found I am much better without dairy, which leaves me in a quandary as a number of the recipes I can find use dairy. Is anyone else here dairy free? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:54:31 EST Grain Brain Book Anyone read or hear about Dr. David Perlmutter's book "Grain Brain"??? Just ordered it a few days ago. I have a link to his interview with Dr. Oz on my blog. He seems to go along with Dr. Davis' up to a point. Can't wait to see how his recipes differ from the Wheat Belly ones. <BR> <BR> It makes sense that diet can help prevent Alzheimers and dementia. And with our brains containing 25% of our cholesterol, why on earth would we take statins to reduce it?? (Just don't ask big Pharma...) <BR>... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:17:45 EST restrict ed-carb, Paleo, and Primal plans I’m planning to post a thread in the “Diet and Nutrition” forum on the differences and similarities between low/restricted-carb, Paleo, and Primal diets, since many people seem to be confused by them. <BR> <BR> I hope you will all come by to offer your perspectives to the discussion! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32672714 </link> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:40:24 EST Not feeling satisfied When I go on a grain-free diet, I can't seem to feel satisfied, no matter how much I eat. I'm no longer hungry, but I always feel that something's missing if I don't eat bread or other grains. I just don't feel full or satisfied. Even a small portion of grains helps me feel full. <BR> <BR> It's a serious issue for me, because I have type 2 diabetes. My doctor has just increased my medication. My blood sugar is always well-controlled when I go grain-free, I lose the bloat and just feel better... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:09:11 EST newbie Met with a nutritionalist who sold me on the wheat belly concept. I was successful with the 17 day diet - which is very similar. I look forward to returning to myself and getting rid of these bad habits and unwanted poundage! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:03:05 EST New to this group... Hi everyone, I'm a lifetime dieter, sometime success story, and 3-time huge success story in that I began to compete in Figure Competitions at 60, did three shows and now am trying to figure out how to manage my seemingly insurmountable sugar (grain) addiction and lose the 30#'s I gained since my last show 3 years ago.. I know how to keep track of my nutrition, I know what it should be macro-wise. What I'm continuing to struggle with is the "sugar" addiction. A good part of it is emotional/st... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:36:34 EST Wheat Free Me! Hello, All! I just began reading the book and eating wheat free. This is day 3. I'm hoping to lose some weight, but more importantly, get a handle on my sarcoidosis. Have any of you had any experience with autoimmune disorders? Has eliminating wheat helped your symptoms? Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:03:47 EST gluten free crustless pumpkin pie I just put together a recipe in time for Thanksgiving that is one of my favorites, crust-less pumpkin pie.You can find the complete recipe in my Squidoo Article, <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-85770 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Judy Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:43:41 EST New forum New Team / Forum at: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=61564 </link> <BR> <BR> It’s listed private, but everyone is welcome. Please take a look! <BR> ~vicki~ Fri, 1 Nov 2013 22:48:02 EST planning ahead I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to all of you on this forum. As some of you may be aware, I'm having a little difficulty with official sources over a post I ventured on the open forums. I suspect my days may be numbered, despite my making several attempts at compliance. It seems there's no acceptable action I can take, other than to just never have or dare to voice an opinion or reference info I've happened across. <BR> <BR> So, before I end up in the ether, I'd like to leave... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:14:24 EST Changes coming! Brand New SparkPeople Experience! "Introducing a Brand New SparkPeople Experience!" <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> "So what's changing? Your SparkPeople "Start" page. Members of SparkPeople know this page well since it's the page you see every time you log in to your SparkPeople account. That page has undergone a few changes over the years, but none are going to have as big of an impact as this one. The page is laid out in a completely new way, and even has some brand-new features!" <BR> <BR> <li... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:01:49 EST Gluten-Free Butternut Spice Cake ... along with a few other ideas for butternut puree - at the bottom after the recipe. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>butternut-spice-cake/ </link> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:01:28 EST The Gluten Summit <link> </link> <BR> <BR> this might be interesting to some of you. so i thought i'd share the link. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:04:20 EST Currently reading the Wheat Belly diet book Hi all! My name is LaTisha. I am 9 days into being wheat free and am currently reading the Wheat Belly diet book. I lurked around this team for several days and decided to just go for it and stopped eating wheat. I followed a strict low carb diet several years ago, lost weight and felt amazing but as I've gotten older (thus learning to cook and appreciate food that "tastes" good), I have found that being on a "strict" diet doesn't work for me; however, I have always felt like wheat just didn'... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:31:37 EST Not hungry? Today is day 9 of my 30 day challenge to eliminate wheat from my diet and although it is my "typical" lunch time, I am absolutely NOT hungry! I've only had breakfast, no morning snack. Should I eat anyway? lol I am trying to lose weight and have read that its good to eat small meals 3-4 hours apart so thats what I've been trying to do but yesterday, I ended up only eating 3 meals (still consumed enough calories), and the way I'm feeling today, it may be the same. Thoughts? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:15:33 EST interesting thread ongoing in Diet & Nutrition ...for anyone who cares to chime in for support <BR> <BR> Seems there's some notion about that those following a no-grain (and most other alternate dietary lifestyles) simply haven't done proper research. Et al. <BR> <BR> I'm on my way out, or I'd probably have put in my 2-cents and gotten another spanking. <BR> I may well succumb to temptation later anyway. <BR> <BR> The thread is titled something about grain or gluten or some such. I think ALBERTJON is the OP. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 08:48:09 EST More on possible dangers of grain and peanuts Cut-n-paste article... <BR> <BR> Gut Bacteria Liberate Hidden Toxins Found In Grains <BR> By Louisa Dalton <BR> Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences <BR> Web Date: February 6, 2013 <BR> <BR> Crops such as wheat modify the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol with a glucose molecule. Human gut bacteria can cleave off the sugar and release the free toxin. <BR> <BR> Fungal Blight <BR> The mold Fusarium graminearium grows on maturing wheat and deposits harmful mycotoxins. Crops su... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 22:31:44 EST 30 New Emoticons! From SP: <BR> "Our Tech folks put up about 30 new emoticons today, based on some of the most popular suggestions you've given. <BR> <BR> Enjoy!" Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:56:57 EST I just heard of some new wheat research I can't reveal the source of this but I just heard that someone is in the process of doing research for how to insert genes into wheat from other plants that will allow for much increased omega 3 fatty acids in wheat. The idea is to increase nutrition for people with very limited access to nutritious food in third-world countries whose primary, if not only dietary ingredient is wheat. Given that much of the poorer part of the world is dealing with the real threat of starvation I thought it wo... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:33:29 EST Wheat free! I can finally say I am wheat free! It took me from late May to now to really really break the addiction. A sweet SP lady blogged about her snack weaknesses and when I saw them I almost gagged! Those were things I used to crave! Now just the thought of wheat makes me sick! Even cup cakes piled with frosting- YUCK! <BR> Of course I do have a cream. But I just found out a way to lose weight and eat my ice cream once a week. That too took months of figuring it out.But we ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 15:42:10 EST Nutrition Goals I need some help on the nutrition goals on SparkPeople. For those following wheat belly and other similar plans, how can we set up the nutrition goals? My nutrition goal automatically comes back with a daily goal of 135 to 252 carbs and that's way higher than what I think I'd want for Wheat Belly. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:37:10 EST not a recipe- an idea Tonight at dinner the kids had a tomato meat sauce I made over cooked frozen broccoli because I did not have time to cook brown rice. It was really good! <BR> I had read grating cauliflower as rice, or zucchini as noodles. I never have fresh zucchini on hand, and I'm not a fan of "grating". When it comes to cooking I'm quite lazy! LOL! I s'pose I could put the cauli in the food processor! <BR> Anyhow I just realized how sauces (like stroganoff, spaghetti sauce etc) could be delicious over ve... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:32:55 EST No Grain, No Sugar Glazed Raspberry Coffee Cake <link><BR>09/02/low-carb-no-grain-glazed-raspber<BR>ry-coffee-cake/ </link> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 17:33:58 EST Grain Brain Webinar This might be interesting. Anybody else registered? <BR> <BR> <link>https://mutzelnutrition.infusionsoft<BR>.com/app/page/your-brains-silent-kille<BR>rs-fbm </link> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:46:28 EST This place can't seem to get rid of me! Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am still undecided about which system of eating is best for me. But I know for sure that wheat isn't the best choice for me, so I'm working my way towards lowering my consumption dramatically. <BR> <BR> I want to find a way to live in the world as it is, without getting too hung up on any particular kind of foods, but learning to make the most sensible decisions almost every time... knowing that every now and then it is simply easier and more sociable to opt for wha... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:06:16 EST Anti Depressants Hey everyone - just wondering if anybody else is/has been on an anti-depressant before. Would love to hear your experiences - I've been trying for six months to go wheat free but it's not working out - just keep falling off the wagon because of a binge eating problem. And anxiety. I'm thinking maybe I need the meds to help me stop binging - get to a good point after a month or two... then maybe go off the meds when being wheat free/binge free is part of a daily routine and habit. <BR> <BR> J... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:21:39 EST I tried this! LC cheese cake <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=373657 </link> <BR> <BR> delicious! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:13:38 EST getting started, and is it safe i have gone 2 weeks now with no wheat , soy , corn,potatoes or starchy foods . is this safe for someone who doesn't require it to be done be to allergies or insensitivity?my tummy isnt so bloated anymore and i have lost 10 lbs .i am eating only meat and salads with extra virgin olive oil,along with above ground veggies.i am waiting for the book and wondered if anyone has any idea of where i can find a veggie do-list and a veggie dont -do list, and i have heard fruits are good , then i have he... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:06:04 EST Dr Wahls~ I'm surprised there is no Spark team for Dr Wahls or any discussion about Dr Wahls on the only 2 (that I could find) teams here for MS. <BR> Are these people meeting somewhere else? There are no forums at Dr Wahls website. <BR> Does any one know? <BR> Maybe I should just start a team and see what happens? Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:56:52 EST Flax Bread <link><BR>08/05/low-carb-flax-bread/ </link> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 15:26:54 EST New Hello, <BR> I read Wheat Belly about 6 months ago and started right away with some really good successes. No real weight loss, but my chronic headaches stopped and the eczema I had for years went away! Then 2 months ago I got lazy and ate just one cookie, no real problems then I went for a hamburger... on a bun........ a little headache. I convinced myself it was just a simple headache. Then before I knew it I had fallen back into the wheat trap. My headaches are back in full force, my sk... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:04:03 EST Best Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp <link><BR>08/02/strawberry-rhubarb-crisp-low-car<BR>b-gluten-sugar-free/ </link> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 16:47:55 EST New Here!!! Hello I am new to the team. I am 45. I have IBS,and am hypothyroid, And am about 30 pounds over weight.The weight is just not coming off. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:05:12 EST I feel like shouting from the roof tops!! My husband has always been thin.(secretly I'm so jealous!) His main staple now as he approaches 60 is coffee and toast with lotsa butter, honey or jelly. Then he wonders why he needs Prilosec. He also gets very very little physical activity unless I get a crazy idea to re-arrange bedrooms! LOL! No insulin resistance on his side of the family- but I swear his father has a "skinny wheat belly". <BR> <BR> I have "only" stopped eating wheat since mid May. (In July during extreme stress I did fal... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:46:31 EST Wheat in canned generic diced tomatoes?! My 9 yr old son is my biggest helper and supporter! LOL! When you have a baby at 47 its good to know he's such a helpful blessing! I was fixing dinner, as he's reading cans/boxes for carbs. He reads to me- "May contain traces of milk and ?Wheat? !!" I thought he was kidding. Nope it was there. I wasn't cooking for me- I was making Spanish Rice with Brown Rice. But I could have used those tomatoes another day for me! <BR> <BR> I know the cross contamination thing but goodness wheat seems to b... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:54:14 EST New Feature On park There is another new feature on Sparkpeople: <BR> <BR> PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH as you will NOT be able to switch back if you don't like it. <BR> <BR> <link> _feature_calorie_ranges_based_on_fitne ss_tracking </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:51:50 EST "Success" Stories I'm struggling. <BR> <BR> I'm frustrated that I read these success stories on the wheat belly blog about people that have eliminated wheat for weeks... months... years. For me, it seems to be incredibly challenging to get through a matter of days. <BR> <BR> I'd like to hear from someone who maybe took a long time to get going wheat free... but eventually cut it out for good. Anyone? Sun, 7 Jul 2013 18:24:01 EST Reading research <link><BR>erstand-scientific-research?inf_contac<BR>t_key=71b25e67e7326227c2caaf081e6bad18<BR>672ec9fae7b103fdeec39375683deb51 </link> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 00:59:07 EST Hello Hello I am new to the team and on my second far so good no headaches like i usually get when i stop bread and pasta.Went grocery shopping yesterday and spent a lot of time reading labels. Got a lot of veggies and healthy stuff to eat. I am 64 i have asthma,high blood pressure, IBS,and am hypothyroid.And am about 100 pounds over weight.The weight is just not coming off. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:40:46 EST Started Wheat Belly before Spark People! <BR> I'm excited this team exists! I've had a small measure of weight loss success with this Wheat Belly program already. Looking forward to seeing how others are progressing with it here on Spark People. Always nice to have similar interests in common. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 15:06:44 EST my website of wheat and grain-free recipes I've been putting together a page on my website with recipes I have developed that follow the wheatbelly program. <BR> <BR> Most right now are "cake in a cup" recipes that take a minute to mix and 2 minutes to cook in the microwave. Some examples are chocolate cake, apple-spice cake, ginger bread, banana-nut bread and most recently, pina colatat cake. <BR> <BR> If you are looking for quick and easy recipes to satisfy your craving "legally" in just three minutes, check them out. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 08:13:17 EST Yummy food <em>41</em> Today I made chicken with an almond nut crust, I must say it was so yummy. I amazed myself by also making a Blueberry Cheesecake from the Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate performance book. It was nice but I think a little bit less gelatin would make it not so firm. <BR> I am pleased with my weight loss to date. <BR> I have struck a problem with my training on my bike due to my right wrist having a Ganglion and Osteoarthritis. I now have to wait to see another specialist as... Thu, 16 May 2013 04:56:13 EST ***LOOK*** who's speaking on the webinar tomorrow! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 14 May 2013 09:40:58 EST Best Ever Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms Best Ever Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms <BR> <link><BR>05/13/seafood-stuffed-mushrooms/ </link> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:48:14 EST Low Carb Good Fat Hi <em>30</em> <BR> For the last week I have been following the book 'The Art and Science of Low carbohydrate Performance' by Jeff S.Volek, PhD,RD and Stephen D Phinney, MD,PhD. I followed his rules and not strayed from them. My results so far are interesting. <BR> My weight at start was: 75.4 Kg (166lb) 7 days later it was74.1 Kg (163lb) <BR> I am less tired and have more energy. <BR> My bike training on my stationary bike is going ok. I did notice slightly tired thigh muscles on the d... Fri, 10 May 2013 20:31:49 EST New here! Hi everyone! I am so happy to have found this team! I just finished reading Wheat Belly and think I finally understand why I can lose weight but not shrink my middle. I am nervous to eliminate wheat because our family is always on the go and relies on fast meals like sandwiches but I know I need to change things. Glad to be here! Fri, 3 May 2013 11:02:16 EST New To This Team Hello everyone! I just recently read Wheat Belly (While on my honeymoon) and was absolutely amazed and shocked at what I have been eating and what I have been feeding my family! I have spent the past two weeks searching out what stores carry the items I will need (no small feat as I live in rural Western PA) and just started Wheat Free today. <BR> <BR> I must admit, it has all felt extremely overwhelming trying to figure out what I can/cannot eat and then the thoughts of trying to make d... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:08:01 EST Bread may not be what it seems Hi Last night I went out to dinner and had some lovely bread, it was Vogels Gluten free Soy & Linseed. When I came home I went on line to see what nutrients was in it to make it so soft. <BR> I couldn't find any but I found this link that shows this person has tried to get information on the ingredients from Vogels. It all looks very suspicious to me. <BR> <BR> It will be interesting to keep an eye on this as it may be false advertising and so bad if people buy it and have a reaction to it... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:21:41 EST Chewy Coconut Cherry "Granola" Bars (Grain Free) <link><BR>04/28/coconut-cherry-granola-bars-grai<BR>n-free/ </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 23:36:27 EST new to this forum Hi, I am new to this site but have been gluten free for 2 years and wheat belly for 3 months. I have lost weight and I am feeling better but going through stage where nothing sounds good. I have food allergies to pork, salmon and turkey so get tired of eating chicken, eggs and beef. I can only eat raw cheese so that limits the whole dairy section. Looking forward to getting tips from you all~Louise Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:38:35 EST Should I keep our breadmaker? This thing has never been used because I never had the time to learn how to make bread with it, LOL, maybe a blessing. <BR> But now I have a perfectly good, brand-new bread maker taking up space and I'm wondering if anyone has used a bread maker regularly to make low-carb breads using nut and coconut flours. I am not going to ever eat any grain again because I eat very low-carb so gluten-free flours made from tapioca, rice, potato or other starches are out for me. <BR> I'm in especially inter... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:10:33 EST I'm new to this group Hi I have just learnt about the Wheat Belly book and have down loaded both on my kindle. <BR> I am going to follow the wheat free diet. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I see quite a few of you exercise. <em>319</em> <BR> I am training on my bike up to 2 hours at a time and will be spending long hours in the saddle. <BR> <BR> I am worried that I wont be getting enough carbohydrate to train the next day. Can anyone tell me how they are going with training and what do you do about adding more ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:06:07 EST So...what's for breakfast? Hi, I am new to this team - I have the Wheatbelly book and recipe book and really want to at least do a trial of this lifestyle. I am most interested in what works best for breakfast. I am not very hungry when I get up...all I want is coffee and toast or bagel...I usually eat more a few hours later..this will be my first and biggest hurdle... <em>469</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:27:32 EST New and freaked out Hi, My name is Jamie, and it's a bizarre story really, how I found this team. I was honestly trying to find a team for 'breadaholics' trying to lose weight or something of the sort and stumbled across WHEAT-ON-TRIAL's blog where she linked to Dr. Davis' blog. A little more stumbling and I found this team, and SEACRONE's post about Taubes' book, "Why We Get Fat." About face, much? <BR> <BR> I ordered the Wheat Belly book & cookbook that night and bought "Why We Get Fat" for my Kindle. I s... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:27:14 EST GMO Rider fails - another "win" for Big Ag <link><BR>o-rider/ </link> <BR> <em>39</em> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:06:45 EST Started the diet today Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just started the Wheat Belly diet and join a team here at Sparkpeople. I've tried so many diets and have lost and gained the same 10-15 pounds over and over for about the last 10 years. I also own several diet books! The last book I plan to buy is Wheat Belly. I need to lose about 50 pounds so here we go. <em>306</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:50:54 EST Another wheat discussion on the message boards It's under diet and nutrition. Of course I gave in to the temptation to comment. <em>211</em> <BR> I thought some of you might be interested to share your experiences. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=30392533&s<BR>rc=email </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:27:10 EST Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread <link><BR>03/09/low-carb-coconut-flour-bread/# </link> <BR> <BR> 85 calories per slice. 4.4 total carbs (2.3 net carbs) Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:14:19 EST Best Ever Paleo Almond Butter Cookies <link><BR>03/09/best-ever-paleo-almond-butter-co<BR>okies/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:17:53 EST New convert possibly we flew in to calgary today to go to my gramma``s funeral tomorrow. we are staying at my aunt`s (she is only 2 years older than me). i yap alot about quitting wheat and i guess i sometimes am heard. i got to her house and on her kitchen table is a new copy of wheat belly!! she hasn`t quit wheat yet, but, baby steps........ <BR> <BR> i wish her luck!!! Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:38:04 EST ABC of Wheatbelly ----------PLEASE DON'T POST HERE - READ ONLY----------- <BR> Post comments or questions in this thread: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54015x522<BR>65133 </link> <BR> <BR> The ABC's of Wheatbelly <BR> <BR> These are the things to avoid in order of importance: <BR> <BR> 1. Don't eat any wheat and limit sugar as much as possible. Because both are addictive cutting down is much harder to do then eliminating them all together. Read the l... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:32:40 EST comments or questions on ABC of Wheatbelly Please use this thread for question and comments about the ABC of Wheatbelly thread which is here <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x54015x522<BR>65138 </link> <BR> and is under construction. <BR> <BR> Birgit Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:32:11 EST One month of Wheat Belly diet I read the Wheat Belly book just after foot surgery, so I could not exercise. The book made sense to me and I had many of the complaints identified in the book. I started trying to be wheat free but still include other carbohydrates. This past month, with no exercise, I have dropped 12 pounds and am now at me WeightWatcher goal weight. More importantly, I feel better. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:39:19 EST Artificial Sweeteners We've touched on the topic of artificial sweeteners before in other areas of this forum but I thought this article deserved a new thread. I've tried to describe my own negative experiences and distrust of any kind of artificial sweeteners but I didn't have anything other than my N=1, anecdotal evidence to offer. Reading this article has confirmed my suspicions and I think it's important enough that everyone who uses non caloric sweeteners should consider this information. <BR> <BR> <li... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:45:41 EST Meat loaf Ok. I love meatloaf. However, I used to add panko breadcrumbs to it. It makes the texture less dense and heavy. What can I use to substitute instead? Any ideas? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:13:44 EST Substitute for Cornstarch, Potato Starch I know you cannot have cornstarch, potato starch or tapioca starch on Wheat Belly Diet. What do you substitute in stirfry? Is arrowroot okay? Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:03:53 EST Another Low Carb Recipe Site I saw this on another Low Carb team and thought I'd share.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-cookbook/ </link> <BR> <BR> It looks promising.... <BR> <BR> Joan :) Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:59:34 EST Muenster Cheese-Spinach Pie I found this online and it looked good. It received a lot of rave reviews and different variations. <BR> And Low Carb to boot..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-spinach-pie-108769 </link> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:16:28 EST One month grain free Today marks one month since I started my wheat and grain free plan. My weight loss has not been phenomenal by any means, but steady - 5 pounds total. <BR> <BR> What has been phenomenal is the litany of benefits that I've gained: <BR> - more energy/less mood swings <BR> - asthma has virtually disappeared-have only used rescue inhaler twice <BR> - improved mental clarity <BR> - improved bowel function/regularity (TMI?) <BR> - Snoring reduced immensely, almost entirely <BR> - sinus & nasal all... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 07:59:10 EST Results from Wheat Belly Diet Hi there .. I have over 120 lbs to lose and I was wondering if anyone could share their results at how many lbs they have lost and the rate ... only if you care to share <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to starting this diet but am waiting until after my upcoming vacation to Florida .. just so I don't have any withdrawal symptoms that might interfere with my holiday <BR> <BR> I would appreciate any responses! Thanks Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:06:27 EST odd reaction I had some meringue cookies today (beasically egg whites and sugar) and my cheeks turned red and my body became all hot and flushed. This after not eating sugar for a while. It was crazy! <BR> Has this ever happened to anyone here? <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:45:49 EST Grain Free Pizza Crust <link><BR>01/25/grain-free-pizza-crust/ </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:42:53 EST Wheat belly on Stephen Colbert This is pretty funny. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bertReport?videoPackage=129245 </link> this is for the canadians like me. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>port-videos/422754/january-09-2013/tho<BR>ught-for-food---wheat-addictions?utm_s<BR>ource=Wheat+Belly+Blog&utm_campaign=d7<BR>024cb0e9-Wheat+Belly+Featured+Recipe&utm_medium=email </link> this one i couldn't use, but, maybe it will work for americans and others. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:43:46 EST More food for thought... The information on the net can be overwhelming and we must choose what we follow. Fighting against the "norm" almost seems hopeless and in the end, we just do what we are able to and let the rest go. I think the majority of us here have a true heart's desire to help others and that is why we share the things we do. <BR> <BR> At a new doctor visit this morning, I realized it was pretty much useless to try to change the minds of physicians. I could go to a hundred of them and they pretty much ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:03:01 EST a bit of food for thought... Here’s another interesting little article gleaned from our local University paper: <BR> <BR> UF Researchers Discover Sweet Secret <BR> ~Bethany Schuster <BR> <BR> Researchers may have found a way for people to eat sweet food without adding sugar. <BR> Linda Bartoshuk, the director of Human Research at UF’s Center for Smell and Taste, discovered the secret to sweetness is not sugar but volatiles. They are compounds of flavor that can be sniffed, like perfume. <BR> <BR> “People love sugar,”... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:30:09 EST The Power of a Lemon I was sent this article on facebook and just had to log it to remind me to take this into action .. it's a great tip ... please note that it is not my own writing .. but it's the message that is most important <BR> <BR> "Amazing facts about lemons <BR> All it a frozen lemon <BR> <BR> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste? <BR> <BR> Simple.. place the washed le... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:37:13 EST No-Macaroni and Cheese Two days ago I made the "No-macaroni and Cheese" from the Wheat Belly Cookbook and was that ever good, especially the next day when the cauliflower had absorbed a lot of the flavors. The cheese sauce was thinner than I expected, but very tasty. The second day I added chunks of cooked chicken breast to it and WOW, was that good. I can see adding a lot of different things into the basic recipe once it is cooked. I did make one accidental change in the recipe. I forgot the 2 extra table spoons o... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:27:50 EST Raw Nuts Hi All <BR> <BR> While looking online for a supplier for raw nuts I found this article about shelled nuts.. I found it very enlightening and interesting .. apparently unshelled nuts are better due to the processes by which they are shelled .. that I did not know.. it may take longer for me to shell nuts but I will keep this information in mind when buying them <BR> <BR> I hope you will too ... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:52:17 EST Beans and Legumes Here is some good info on why these are not such a good choice: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>umes/ </link> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:32:52 EST Lab Test Results It is so frustrating to see an abnormal value on a test results and not know anything about it. When you ask, it is just blown off. I have a high Alkaline Phosphate level, 190, that has been high for years, and the only explanation I get is it is because of arthritis. It seems there would be more to it than that. <BR> <BR> I have read where it also has to do with the liver and gall bladder (gall bladder removed 8 years ago). <BR> <BR> I did find this site but not familiar with it and don't ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:45:57 EST What's your favorite recipe? Hi everyone. I've been wheat-free for a few weeks and although I like it and feel good I sometimes don't know what to eat! I mean that in the sense that when I'm at the grocery store I draw a blank trying to fit variety in my meals AND please my family. <BR> <BR> So, I thought maybe I'm not the only one and we could all share some recipes we like? It would help also the newbies who need ideas. <BR> <BR> I'll start. This weekend I made this dish and we all gobbled it up: <BR> <BR> http://r... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:57:12 EST The Sparkpeople Official stance on coconut oil Anyone else read this? There seems to be no option for leaving a comment. Too bad. I wanted to record a laugh track and post it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1799 </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:12:57 EST New I am on day three of no grains, no sugar and it is going great! the difference in my hunger and cravings is amazing, it's like i can relax and am not just looking for my next sugar/wheat "fix", I am really glad you guys are here. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:44:48 EST Eating Out and Eating While Travelling Hi everyone - I have chosen to eliminate wheat as much as possible from my meals, and wonder how other people manage an occasional fast food meal, or what you eat when travelling. My husband and I have a burger or a breakfast sandwich from a fast-food restaurant maybe twice a month. We also travel a couple of times a year, for a month or more at a time, and have all our meals out. Other than salads, I'm interested in knowing some of the choices other members make when eating out. We usuall... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:18 EST Just starting in Southern Ontario Hi everyone - I'm Gail, from southern Ontario. I live about 90 minutes from Toronto. My daughter, who eats macrobiotically, introduced me to the idea of eliminating wheat from my diet, and I bought the book. Must admit that my first reaction on reading it was, "this is going to be really hard", and I put it away for a few months. <BR> <BR> Two of my Spark Friends have written recently about eliminating wheat from their food, so I got the book out again and spent some time last night re-... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:39:05 EST One Week into Wheat-Free Living Thank you so much, Birgit, for inviting me to join this group. I was hoping I would find one here and there you were. <BR> <BR> I started the' Wheat Belly plan one week ago, enjoying a low carb, high good fat, and completely wheat free diet. <BR> <BR> I've lost 3.9 pounds this week just eating all his great recipes and being aware of hidden wheat in food and I'm loving it. I love the fact that I don't have to count calories or carbs. I just always stick with low carb fresh veggies, and two ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:56:22 EST Chips and tostitos Hi everyone. I'm in my third week without wheat or corn. I've been following the Wheatbelly diet pretty closely but I miss tostitos . I use to eat them with curry, hummus, chili, all sorts of things. I was wondering what can I make that is similar? I can't find kale, so I can't make kale chips. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about roasting parsnips or turnips, has anyone tried that? Are they good? I do not like beets, even though I have tried. <BR> <BR> Also, I am looking for a recipe for bean ch... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:53:47 EST Sleep Any one have issues with sleep? For years I was a "night owl". I have also worked different shifts over the years. Four years ago, I lived for seven years in a time zone that was three hours different from my current took a couple of years to "adapt" to that change. <BR> <BR> At present, I have a somewhat better time. I go to bed on the average between 9 pm and 10 pm. I get up between 5:30 am and 6 am. Sounds like a good nights sleep? It would if I didn't wake up any where from 2 a... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:34:29 EST What to do when I didn't eat enough??? Ok. First, I KNOW I shouldn't have let this happen so I do intend to do the first and most sensible thing and try to be careful it doesn't happen again. However, with 4 kids and two jobs I have to say I can't honestly say this would never, ever happen again so I need to know what to do if it does. So here is what happened... <BR> <BR> I didn't track my food until I got home right before dinner to see how many calories I should eat. I didn't realize my breakfast was only 140 calories and my l... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:23:29 EST Supplements - Questions and Answers Supplements are commonly asked about. It is often difficult to make general statements about what supplements are recommended but this is a thread where you can ask questions and share your experiences, knowing that many of us may have to get a nutritionist or physician to help us decide which supplements we should consider taking. It is important to know that nutritional supplements can at times interfere with prescription medication so you should always let your doctor know what you are tak... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:25:47 EST Greek Seasoning Clone I have used greek seasoning for years, but the ingredients are against my rules, so I found a clone. I use it on meats, salads, dressings, and just about any entree. I heard some restaurants use it on their steaks, it is the only seasoning I use when I grill/cook a steak. <BR> <BR> Greek Seasoning Clone <BR> Source: Southern Living 1992 <BR> <BR> Yield: 1/4 cup <BR> 2 teaspoons salt <BR> 2 teaspoons dried oregano <BR> 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder <BR> 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:33:15 EST Red Palm Oil 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:18:16 EST Quinoa allergy? I cooked some quinoa for dinner last night, having heard how nutritious it was. It was delicious, but unfortunately, this morning I woke up and my ears and cheeks were red, swollen and tender. <BR> <BR> I didn't eat anything else out of the usual, so I'm assuming this is an allergy to the quinoa. Is this common? Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:35:50 EST Dinner on the run (in the car) I'm getting ready to start the Wheat Belly diet on Monday .... breakfast is no problem, lunch I should be able to get, and MOST dinners .... but here's my problem, twice a week I dont go home for dinner (I go straight from work to band practice). <BR> <BR> I need a portable dinner idea that doesnt involve wheat/bread ... until this I would make some kind of sandwich or wrap that I could eat while I'm driving (ie soup and/or salad wont work) <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be more than welco... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:37:08 EST New to Sparkpeople & Wheat Belly lifestyle I've been on the Wheat belly for a week now and have to say I am sleeping better and feeling more energetic than before! I am eating a lot of fish and vegetables and no hunger pains with less food intake. Look for any advise the long timers have. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:11:51 EST New here, starting today. New to the group, but glad to find it! I just purchased WB book, and pursued it on Saturday. Interesting about how wheat has changed. I struggled with that, based on my Christian beliefs where wheat and bread are always a positive thing. Now I see that what we have as Natural Whole Grain is not the same as it was 2000 years ago! <BR> <BR> I know I do better on a low-carb way of eating. I was gestational diabetic for three (and I think all 4) of my pregnancies. For two of those I was ab... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:20:08 EST Ideas to replace popcorn I'm usually pretty good about avoiding grains at home, but my one weakness is popcorn. Once or twice a month I just love to crash on the couch, watch a movie and eat a huge bowl of buttered popcorn. I know this is doing me no good. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have ideas for a "nibbly" snack like popcorn that might be better for me? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:59:19 EST DAILY CHIT-CHAT ROOM HAPPY SUNDAY! <BR> Hope you're all having a great weekend. This year is almost gone and we have a brand new year to reach our healthy weight loss goals. What will you be doing to reach yours? <BR> For me, I'll be doing low carb, and I'm cutting out all artificial sweetners. Bob and I have also joined a fitness center and will be going there 3 times a week. It's only a 5 minute drive from the house so no excuses not to go. I don't know how much of the 65 lbs I'll be able to lose in 2013 but I'... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:05:44 EST Hi, new to team Hi, Just finished Wheat Belly and was blown away; it told my story! I had eliminated sugar in 1991 and lost 35 pounds. Then eliminated wheat in 1995 and dropped 90 pounds. I maintained this 125# weight lossfor 10 years and then wheat crept back into my diet. I have 60+ pounds to lose again and am now so encouraged to find this team on Spark People. It can be very difficult to go cold turkey. Today is my first day wheat and sugar free, today is the first day of the rest of my life :) <e... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:35:58 EST pseudo-science? Or real? Today is day 3 of a no-wheat lifestyle for me and I'd like to point out a strange effect I'm having. I've been 'hot' for the last few days. My temperature is normal, it's not a fever, I'm just hot, especially in my face. I feel like my face should be bright red but it's not. So this morning I got on the internet (the greatest enabler for hypochondriacs everywhere) and did some research and wound up on an article about Yin-Yang balance and food choice. This is from that page: <BR> <BR> "Yin f... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 02:07:21 EST 2nd day of a no-wheat lifestyle Hi everyone, I've just read the book this week and today is my second day of meats, nuts and veggies. It's an adjustment, but I'm willing to try it. I haven't had any loss tracking and limiting calories between 1200 and 1550 (my spark range). After 3 months of trying and no loss to speak of I'm willing to try something else. <BR> <BR> I look forward to being on the team and reading what you all have to say. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:03:09 EST Wheat Belly on cover of Women's First Magazine! I havent seen it, but I heard from a reliable source that Wheat Belly was on the cover??!! With some gluten free recipes I believe. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Oh I see now... this is old news!! But still awesome!!!! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:05:36 EST Hi, new to team.... I guess you might say I've been lurking. Sorry...My name is Kal and I have done two rounds of Whole30 and had been doing Paleo 80/20 and have slipped badly the past weeks (holidays) and man does my tummy hurt. ;/ <BR> <BR> I am excited. I just got the new Wheat Belly cookbook in the mail last night! <BR> <BR> VERY excited! <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:34:11 EST Hello Hi, My name is Lisa. I live on the Oregon coast. A couple years ago i lost 180 pounds and have gained half of that back. So instead of simply doing nothing and waiting to gain it all back, i am here! Learning my way around the site. Still working on all the specifics of a program but i am motivated. I realize that this is the millionth time i have began a new health regimen but the alternative is unacceptable. Looking forward to meeting people. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:46:35 EST IPhone/Android Tracking Apps Hi all, <BR> <BR> We are needing to find a good food tracking app in order to keep up with daily intake of carbs and all. Hopefully one where all you do is enter the food and the info auto calculates carbs/protein/fats. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:10:25 EST Corn/Grain ns/Legumes Sorry if this is redundant, but can't find the info I am searching for. <BR> <BR> I would like to have some links regarding the relationship of corn/grains/legumes with type 2 diabetes please if you know of any. <BR> <BR> My brain is overloaded at the moment with so much info I have researched recently. <em>198</em> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:20:27 EST Pasta Has anyone here ever tried Capellos pasta? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty much getting over not having wheat pasta. I still occasionally enjoy some buckwheat noodles now and then (hey, I'm Italian. What can I say). But Capellos makes an almond flour based pasta. I can't buy it here in Canada. I might try to make a small batch myself since I know what their ingredients are. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:24:11 EST Check this out! I found this GEM on Pinterest. She has such wonderful recipes, and today I tried her Cheesy Herb Biscuits. <BR> They absolutely rock! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:42:18 EST Paleo French Toast Found this one today, looks pretty good...lots of other recipes here too... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>571679/paleo-french-toast </link> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:47:51 EST New in town Just signed off of the Weight Watchers website (and the monthly fee) and signed on here. I have been wheat free for 6+ weeks now and have lost a few pounds. Looking forward to Dr. Davis' new cook book coming out so I can get some ideas on what to eat. I have had several health benefits since I started this new lifestyle and I am looking forward to having some support from others who are on the same journey. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:54:16 EST Lots of good recipes here <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry this was meant to go under the link topic! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:09:54 EST Cookbooks While waiting for the WB cookbook, has anyone tried the Grain-free gourmet cookbooks or an almond flour cookbook? <BR> <BR> I know it is early, but most of the gluten-free recipes use grain flour...maybe as time goes by we will see more that are not only wheat free but also grain free. <BR> <BR> I have spent the entire weekend visiting different blogs and printing recipes. I now have a one inch binder recipe book that is a great starter. <BR> <BR> Being new to this change... it sure helps... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:58:21 EST Just Joined - Hi Everyone! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I ordered the book and it will be here soon. Looking forward to reading it. <BR> <BR> My naturopath instructed me to cut out all grain products and even legumes in order to kick start my metabolism for weight loss. I have been working on this but it has been difficult at times. So, I am restarting today. <BR> <BR> I have had such a hard time losing weight and have been stuck for years. I am going to peri menopause which could be part of the issue. I have trie... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:43:29 EST Chef Meg I noticed that Sparkpeople no longer publish my comments to Chef Meg's recipes. <BR> I have also noticed that all of her latest recipes are nothing more than Better Home and Gardens cookie recipes. Wheat and Sugar, wheat and sugar... yawn. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 14:49:45 EST Just Joined Today! After losing weight the 'traditional' way - counting calories and measuring portions - I have found that the weight creeps back on, unless I am totally diligent. <BR> <BR> Reading 'Wheat Belly' has changed all that - I'm on Week 1 and have noticed my cravings have really dropped off and I can see there's a huge connection with eating wheat/high carbs and not being able to keep weight loss off(at least for me!) <BR> <BR> It has been an eye-opener to eliminate wheat and other high-carbs, whil... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:19:08 EST Please,blood labs, cholesterol, triglycerides, etc Has anyone had their blood chemistry done to check how their blood lipid profile reacted to the added fats, eggs, and the other no no foods, like bacon etc??? <BR> <BR> Please post the changes in this topic. I have elevated blood lipids and I am really really wondering how the changes in diet affected their labs. Thank you all. I am still learning about Wheat Belly and the effects of the dietary fat allowances. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 05:18:32 EST Apple Cranberry Crumble Do you guys get the newsletter? Have you tried any of the recipes? I finally tried one out yesterday. OMG! It was soooo good! The Apple Cranberry Crumble. More like a cheescake really.... It's yummy but super calorie dense. One tenth of the recipe has almost 500 calories and I didn't use any sugar (just stevia blend). <BR> A good one for the holidays, but next time I will make small tarts to reduce the portion size. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to the recipe: <BR> <link> Thu, 6 Dec 2012 13:29:17 EST Gluten Free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins Servings: 6 <BR> Preparation Time: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> 6 strips bacon <BR> 3 eggs <BR> 1/4 teaspoon salt <BR> 3 tablespoons coconut flour <BR> 1/4 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded/diced <BR> Coconut oil (for greasing muffin tin) <BR> 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. <BR> <BR> 2. Fry bacon in a skillet until crispy. Set aside. <BR> <BR> 3. Blend eggs, 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings, and salt in a mixing bowl. <BR> <BR> 4. Add coconut flour and baking powder.... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 13:19:05 EST Wheat Belly on Dr. Oz It was a good show. Well represented. Dr. Davis got his message out there. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>re-you-addicted-wheat </link> Tue, 4 Dec 2012 06:30:31 EST The dark side of wheat i have found a new site and a new book. the site is here <link> </link> <BR> and the book is here. <link><BR>iles/ckeditor/greenmedinfo/files/DarkS<BR>ideofWheat_Preview.pdf </link> <link><BR>iles/ckeditor/greenmedinfo/files/DarkS<BR>ideofWheat_Preview.pdf </link> <BR> i like the title. haven't finished reading this excerpt yet, but, it looks good, so thought i'd share. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:15:12 EST grinders Any grinders or millers of grain? <BR> Source for heirloom grains? <BR> basic GF all-purpose flour recipe? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:52:44 EST 15 free e-books for Black Friday <link><BR>llness-friday-15-free-e-books-black-fr<BR>iday-sales/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheC<BR>oconutMama+%28The+Coconut+Mama%29 </link> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:03:00 EST Just joined Greetings everyone! I usualy hang out on the quilters forum, but thought i would join you as well. I have found that eliminating starch in my diet works well in terms of weight control, and also fewer digestive problems. I keep reading about wheat, and am buying the wheat belly book. So i hope to pick up hints from those of you who are experienced with this eating plan! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:54:00 EST Just joined! Bill and I read Wheatbelly a month and a half ago, and have been working to transform our eating ever since. It wasn't too hard for me, because the most wheat I had was a bowl of Total in the morning. Easy to switch to Corn Chex, but I'm sad to realize that most oatmeal has at least trace wheat in it. <BR> <BR> This is also the first Thanksgiving for our family that we're trying to do gluten free. Luckily, one time we catered a T'day dinner, and there was a gluten-free family member, so w... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:22:43 EST 1-year anniversary of Wheatbelly team coming up The date is 11/16/12 and I thought we should do something special to celebrate. I thought we could share how our lives have changed since we stopped eating wheat. I know that Dr. Davis always likes to see success stories and I thought if we create a whole thread full of them that might be a nice thank you to pass on to him and also an encouragement for new members. So if you have something positive to share please post it here over the next few days. <em>30</em> <BR> Birgit Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:31:22 EST New topic on low-carb on nutrition message board I decided to start a new topic on low-carb living on the nutrition message board over here and would love for all of you to join in the discussion and spread the word about the good sources of information we have. <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=29323223 </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:51:35 EST New today I read Wheat Belly a week ago and started my wheat and gluten free diet. My IBS symptoms have gone away and I already feel the difference. I had WLS on August 3, 2012 and have lost 46 pounds eating low carb. I have been on this website for a while but this is the first time I have ever posted anything. I hope to learn a lot reading the posts here to help me on my journey to a thinner and healthier body Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:29:40 EST Day 6 and Still Wheat Free! Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am almost through Day 6 of my wheat free life and I have to say that on Day 1, I started to feel better. My cravings have disappeared, I have re-discovered "real hunger", and amazingly, my thinking is clearer! Even though I haven't cut carbs drastically (had potatoes a couple of times + a bit of chocolate), I have lost 3 pounds and my clothes are looser. <BR> <BR> Since my husband has gluten intolerance and has eaten gluten-free for 8 years, going wheat-free for me has... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:39:40 EST Just joined your team I’m not really new to SP. I had an account years ago and rejoined a few months ago under a new name. <BR> <BR> I have not read Wheat Belly yet but this book was referenced in another one I read called Low Carb Revolution by John McLean. Actually, this author referenced many books within his book. <BR> <BR> I firmly believe in living without wheat (along with sugar) is the best way to go with me. I can tell a difference in how I feel when my menu doesn’t have wheat and sugar. I can al... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:21:39 EST Helllooooo Team! She's back! ack! <BR> I've been gone so long I'm going to have to start from "zero" again! LOL naw, not really. <BR> <BR> I broke my leg in mid-May and have been locked up in rehab and basically AWOL ever since. I'm home now, and can spend some time in front of the computer again, so I hope I can slip back in where I left off before. <BR> <BR> I have more book reviews to finish and post. And, of course, my usual yakky self and plenty of personal observations. I'll be perusing the vario... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 11:56:10 EST Just joined the Wheat Belly Team I just joined the Wheat Belly team today. I am bad about postig, and am going to try and be betterabout it. I have day 1 under my belt and feel pretty ok with it. My friend told me about an article she read reagarding wheat belly. Both of us ordered the book and we can't wait to read it. She started a week ago and I saw her today and she doesn't look as bloated as before and she said she is down 3# but hasn't weighed her self in 2 days. I think having a friend to do ths journey with wil... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:51:17 EST Newbie... sort of... in North Carolina Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am not new to Spark People, but "sort of" a newbie to wheat-free because my husband has eaten gluten-free for 8 years, so I should be an old hand at all this wheat-free stuff! <em>334</em> <BR> I just ordered the Wheat Belly book and am anxiously awaiting it, but from what I have read here on SP, in magazines, etc., this wheat-free approach should be a no-brainer for me! Actually, if I go wheat-free, it will make my life much easier, since I have to cook g... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:35:21 EST New to the team and a few questions Hi there! My name is Carisa and I am in the process of reading the Wheat Belly book. Lots of great information. For the most part I am a healthy eater so removing wheat from my diet hasn't been a huge issue, however, being a vegetarian and trying to reduce all carbs is proving to be a bit more difficult. Also, with a husband and teenage daughter at home that are not on the "wheat free wagon" dinners are challenging. How do you manage that? Hoping to find a balance and not cook separate me... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:22:21 EST Wheatbelly article in "First for Women" Just wanted to make everyone aware that "First for Women" magazine has an article about wheatbelly which might lead to an increase in traffic here. If you have the time please keep an eye out for new members and help them find their way around. <BR> If anyone wants to take a look, the article is in the November 12th issue. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Birgit Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:22:08 EST My Husband is Seeing the Light although my dh has not become wheat free, he no longer buys bread and eats no wheat at home. he does usually have a sandwich or similar for lunch though and he has cereal for brekkie. <BR> but, it is a big reduction for him and i heard him telling my mom today that his psoriasis is healing up because of the reduction of wheat. this is the first time this problem has reduced without ointments or w.h.y. <BR> another convert!! yay!! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:28:43 EST What are your October goals? The summer has come and gone and I am still where I don't want to be weight or fitness wise. Thes are my October goals: <BR> <BR> at least 1000 minutes of fitness this month <BR> staying ator under 50g carbs/day <BR> lose 5 pounds <BR> <BR> I will report my progess daily in order to keep myself accountable. <BR> <BR> Amy Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:00:29 EST Which is better 1x 40 min. or 8 times 5 min. Assuming that someone has an 8 hour/day sitting job, is it better to exercise 40 minutes continuously at the beginning or end of the day or is it better to get up 5 minutes once an hour during the workday and exercise for 5 minutes. The assumption is that you would exercise at the same heart rate. <BR> Please share your opinion and give the reason and/or any helpful info on the topic. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:01:22 EST Announcement of Exercise and Lifestyle Challenge This is to let anyone know who has not seen our new Exercise and Lifestyle Section and our first Wheatbelly Exercise and Lifestyle Challenge that will start this coming Monday. Please take a look over here: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=24353x54015<BR>x49905606&src=email </link> <BR> <BR> Whether you decide to join or not you are definitely invited to encourage everyone who participates. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks for looking, <em... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:53:55 EST 1st "Wheatbelly" exercise and lifestyle challenge Here is the first challenge for our team. It will start this coming Monday, 9/17/12 and continue until 12/17/12 <BR> There are no prizes you can win except your improved quality of life. <BR> <BR> There are two parts to it. The one part is about exercise, the other is about one lifestyle issue of your choice. The purpose is to find an area where you feel you can make significant improvements and where you think you can benefit from regular encouragement by other team members. <BR> EXERCISE ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:04:51 EST Purpose of this forum __________________________________________<BR>__________________________________ <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD - PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD <BR> <BR> <BR> The forum "Exercise and Lifestyle Issues" is for all those issues that are about things other than the way we eat. You can create topics about exercise, emotional health, other health issues, other lifestyle issues, anything that is important for your journey to better health and fitness. <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:22:14 EST Team Goals anyone? I realized that our team does not have any team goals defined. I thought I'd start this thread to ask for input and discussion about this. <BR> So if you would like to have team goals please post here or comment on other people's suggestions. Anything is worth thinking about except eating wheat in moderation, <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Birgit Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:06:22 EST Our team is up to 200 members - Celebrate !!! The word about wheatbelly is spreading and I know many of you have contributed to make this happen. <BR> <em>224</em> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <em>386</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>276</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> At the same time I thought it may be time for us to go beyond talking just about a healthy way of eating to include the other life-style issues that are necessary for good health. <BR> I have found this team to be very supportive and would like to see... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:17:18 EST Younger People Aren't Eating Enough Whole Grains This was my healthy Tip of the Day that I rec'd in my email. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>abetes/tips/whole-grain_consumption_to<BR>o_low.aspx?utm_campaign=2012-09-09-123<BR>245&utm_source=living-with-diabetes&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_content=tip-of-day_<BR>Whole-Grain_Consumption_Too_L&VID=1232<BR>45&FromNL=1&sc_date=20120909T000000 </link> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:32:58 EST Questions about Other Foods I am almost a week "wheat free" and feeling really good. I have, however, continued to eat popcorn (with butter), half and half in my coffee, greek yogurt with added fruit and nuts (sometimes some whipped cream on top)....I figure I will get a handle on giving up the bread, crackers, cookies, etc before tackling anything else. <BR> <BR> But I'm wondering if it is still okay to eat those foods - like dairy products? <BR> Do I need to give them up? <BR> Has anyone given up other foods in ad... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 06:25:35 EST First Week Grain Free Have not received my copy of "Wheat Belly " yet, but have tried to eliminate all grains from my diet in order to improve my digestion. After about 4 days I really did notice a difference. The reduction of grain carbs really helped lower my blood sugars. However I am quite a worried about all the added fat. I know I'm eating what are known as "good fats" but after more than 20 years of doing "low fat" because of my husband's cholesterol problem, it feels really wrong to do full fat. I keep... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 04:10:32 EST Hello, just joining today! I came across Wheat Belly today and am excited to find this team. I hope I can do this! I'm afraid of my weaknesses but hope I stay strong. Glad you're all here on this journey with me! Thu, 6 Sep 2012 17:48:07 EST Hello Everyone!!!! My name is Suman and I'm new to the Team and new to the Wheat Belly way of eating. I believe that i am gluten-sensitive. I am also unhappy with my body. I couldn't lose the fat around my middle that I had accumulated since starting into peri-menopause. I did some research on the internet researching how fat was stored in the body and what would be needed to switch over to fat burning. That led me to carb control Primal eating and eventually Wheat Belly. I am going to take one step at a time. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:05:42 EST New to the Team - some questions Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just ordered the book "Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight" by William Davis which seems to be either a new title of the Wheat Belly book referenced in your threads or perhaps a new book completely, I'm not sure. At any rate, what I've read so far makes a lot of sense and today is my first day of wheat-free eating. I'm a little apprehensive about withdrawal as when I quit smoking, it was very difficult but I stuck it out - that was 14 years ago and I know I'll never g... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 15:23:31 EST Latest wheatbelly blogpost stirring up discussion I posted the link in my blog and there was an interesting response with a link to the daily lipid blog. If anyone is interested in discussing it this would be a great place. It's a pretty long article so be prepared to spend some time reading it. <BR> Here is the link to my blog: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040381 </link> <BR> <BR> JUSTBIRDY posted the link, too, and got different interesting responses as well. <BR> <BR> Birgit <BR> ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:34:29 EST Week 1 of Wheat Free, with drastic changes! Just wanted to share! <BR> <BR> I am down 7 lbs since Monday, thought undoubtedly some may be water weight I am not (and never was, and probably will never be) salt free. Not to worry, my body just requires a higher salt intake and, yes, Potassium and other levels are just fine. <BR> <BR> But something more important happened! I can think clearly, I am able to learn more effectively, and I have energy! <BR> <BR> The cognitive changes are wonderful and quite a bit more important to me t... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:28:18 EST Grinding Your Own 'Flour' Who grinds their own 'flour' from almonds, coconut, flax seed or other? What have you found is the best method or appliance for this? It seems like it would be much less expensive doing it myself. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:45:01 EST New to the Team but good friends with Wheat Belly! Hello! <BR> <BR> I first read Wheat Belly almost a year ago, and have been following a mostly no-wheat lifestyle ever since. I have the book on audio, and that is how I got my teenage son to listen too, and now he avoids wheat for the most part. We are not gluten-free, but we have overcome our wheat cravings and now our bodies seem to have no problem processing the small amounts of wheat we encounter on occasion. <BR> <BR> I've been reading some of your posts, and there's lots of excellen... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:18:19 EST Wheat Belly with no Gallbladder My husband had his gallbladder removed in February of this year. We have been wheat free for less than a month but I am concerned about what effect the loss of his gallbladder will have now that we are eating a higher fat diet. His surgeon warned him about watching the amount of fat in his meals. Anyone out there with helpful information? I would really appreciate any input. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:13:00 EST New to the Team Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Jenny and I'm new to the Team and new to the Wheat Belly way of eating. I lost about 50 pounds in 2011 on a conventional diet, whole grains, low fat, etc. but when I got to goal weight and started trying to maintain I floundered. I started continually gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over again. What was killing me were the carb cravings, sweet and savory. I just couldn't seem to get them under control. I was miserable. <BR> <BR> I was ... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:13:32 EST Hello, new. I wrote a long diatribe in the cafe section so I'll keep this succinct. <BR> <BR> 28, premed, married, obese, ate right for years (no dairy, low fat, no meat), walked A LOT, got down to my 10 year low of 198 for a hot second, and then ballooned back when following the whole wheat/low fat/fruit/protein FDA recommendations. Obesity became a factor immediately following a surprise appearance of an autoimmune disorder at 18, and I am currently 100lbs heavier than I was then. <BR> <BR> I just r... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:19:35 EST Banana-B lueberry Wheat Belly Muffins I made these muffins this morning for breakfast as I get tired of the usual eggs. They were pretty good, although I did put butter on them. I have no idea how many calories ea. muffin contained (I ate 2 of them), but with the ningredients of almond flour, sour cream, coconut oil, flaxseed meal, I imagine the calorie count would be pretty high. I wish nutritional info was included in the Wheat Belly recipes. I don't believe we can totally ignore calories. Opinions? <BR> <BR> I just wanted... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:36:15 EST Dining out experiences? Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm curious about the state of affairs with restaurant dining, since it's been a long hot summer and presumably many folks have taken a night or two off to let someone else do the cooking. Have your experiences been positive or offputting? How aware are the restaurants about wheat and gluten-free diets and how hard are they trying to accommodate them? <BR> <BR> My own experiences have been getting more and more positive. Our local restaurants seem to be more aware ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:50:40 EST Re-exposure question After 12 days being wheat/grain free, I made coconut flour cookies using stevia and natural peanut butter. After eating one cookie, I had the same feeling in the back of my throat as I do with wheat's like I can't swallow the food all the way down. Has anyone had a reaction to coconut flour like this? I have had no issues with coconut milk, either canned or in the cardboard boxes, so I don't think it's a sensitivity to coconut. I've never used coconut flour before. I also had ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:18:14 EST Quinoa crust pizza I made this yesterday. It tasted pretty good and came out of the pan easily (what I was really afraid of!). I know Dr. Davis says to limit things like quinoa but between two people it isn't much. My husband really liked it as well. I might tweak it a bit, I think it needs a touch of sweetness to it to make it taste more like "real" pizza crust. <BR> <BR> I didn't make the avocado pesto topping b/c my husband is sensitive to avocado, but I would love to try it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.queenofq... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:43:36 EST New Gluten Free Mobile App While messing around on Facebook I found a great Mobile app called "Find Me Gluten Free". I just downloaded it and tried it in my community, and it seems very helpful. I am sure if you live in a larger metropolitan area it'll be even more helpful.. plus great when traveling. Have fun!! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:44:32 EST Hello I have had problems for a while and after recording what I ate and how I felt after eating and tests as well I have found I have a problem with Wheat. <BR> I can however eat Spelt and Kumat without any problems. <BR> I have had this problem a long time and was told to re-introduce wheat after a long time of not having any but the problem returned. <BR> So I am here to learn more and find ways of eating without wheat. Sun, 5 Aug 2012 06:35:55 EST New to team but not SP Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Judy and I've started to read the book and am excited to really get started on applying it's principles! <BR> <BR> I had planned on today, August 4th, being "day one" but as I had pancakes this morning (oops!) it will probably be tomorrow, the 5th. I had told DH I was going to do this but not when so he made a special breakfast for me and I felt bad not eating it. Now that he knows it will be different. :-) <BR> <BR> Judy Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:45:20 EST Saying Hi! I've lost close to 75lbs by following Wheat Belly and also by cutting out all sugar, most red meat and dairy, artificial sweeteners, carbonation, caffeine. I'm proof it can be done!!! Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:59:35 EST Maintaining on low-carb/p leo/primal etc.? I started a thread with this topic on the low-carb group and wanted to invite anyone who is close to maintenance or wants to start thinking about it to join us there. <em>30</em> <BR> The thread is here: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x482x49225<BR>341&src=email </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:36:04 EST So...? What are your thoughts reading this article? <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=590 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 04:20:46 EST Wheat/Gluten Free has NOT helped anything Hi friends, <BR> <BR> I have been wheat and gluten free for about a month after reading Wheat Belly. I was hoping for some sign of better health.. Nothing, nada.. I lost weight because I was also doing a detox plan and following an anti inflammatory diet, but none of my chronic problems improved at all. Joint pain - back, knees, etc... a little itch on my back for 5 years that is unexplained... some nasal/congestion/allergy issues. <BR> <BR> It is SO hard to keep this up when eating out..... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:23:17 EST New to this team but not to SP Hi - My name's Julia and I hate introducing myself! (cringe....) <BR> <BR> I've cut way back on carbs over the last two years, although I can still lose it around fresh fruit in the summer. Along with other changes in my diet and lifestyle I've lost about 50 pounds and am well within a healthy BMI. <BR> <BR> I'd still like to lose more fat AND get off the roller coaster that seems to accompany carb consumption. I'm also convinced through reading Davis and Taubes that carbohydrates, especia... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:43:53 EST Experiences during the first weeks An update... I posted in a more elaborate (not to say 'ranting') fashion on my blog about this. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965649 </link> <BR> <BR> I struggled with withdrawal and it may not be over yet, but I did notice a few days during which I felt more at ease with not eating wheat and trying to follow Dr. Davis' suggestions. There've been a few moments when I thought to myself that if it doesn't get better in the long run, I'd giv... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:41:45 EST Spreading the word I wanted to let everyone know that I started an informational thread in the spark cafe about wheatbelly. Our membership on this team has grown a lot over the last few months but I would like to see numbers in the thousands so that everyone learns about the effects of wheat and the interests of the wheat lobby to promote their product. <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=1&imparent=28196997 </link> <BR> <BR> I would love it if some of you could check in the... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:58:34 EST Weight Fluctuations I have been starch free for over 3 months now and was wondering if some of you can tell me what your weight changes are that you experience. My weight seems to fluctuate up and down about 1-3 lbs depending on how much I ate the previous day. I am still afraid to really let er rip and stop worrying about calories. While I realize that calories from protein and fat have the chance to be stored in glycogen and other storage sites besides fat, I still think excess calorie intake, especially in ... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 08:10:47 EST thanks Thanks for the message and goodie. I haven't been this down in ages. It will go as it always does. Just not great while it is here usually once a year or even less. Thanks again Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:59:27 EST Thanksgiving OK, so I'm a little off season. But just went wheat free, and thinking ahead just a bit. I host Thanksgiving, and had finally perfected my menu, with a stuffing to die for (maybe literally...) It uses kind of large chunks of peasant bread. So I need a good alternative - something that can hold up to sausage and some other fairly wet ingredients, and can be cooked stove top. <BR> <BR> Also, gravy, for that matter. I have a turkey to thaw out and start experimenting. Hope that by Nov... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:27:49 EST Paleo Bread I know this is "Wheat"belly, but I think most paleo foods are also Wheatbelly friendly. My nutrition counselor sent me this link. <link><BR>-future-of-bread-has-now-changed-forever/ </link> I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to. The ingredient list looks pretty clean. <BR> <BR> Ummm... Maybe I can have toasted cheese sandwich again!! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:59:08 EST Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins OK, I guess you can see that I'm really into the almond flour I bought last week for my pancakes. Today I tried blueberry muffins and they were Wonderful (or maybe it's just because I can't remember the last time I had a muffin.). Here's the recipe I used (a combination of 2 recipes I found on the web). I'll have a few of these for breakfast tomorrow instead of the ususal eggs. <BR> <BR> Makes 6 muffins <BR> Combine: <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/8 c to 1/4 c splenda (depends on how sweet... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:05:55 EST Have you tried the recipe for Apple Walnut Bread? In the Wheat Belly book? How did you like it? Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:52:27 EST Hungry (?) and confused Today I'm very 'hungry'. It was that way last night, too. I don't know if I really am hungry or if I'm 'missing' something. I eat a meal and then feel like I'm not 'done' yet... like I haven't had enough even though I do think my stomach is filled. <BR> Am I missing bread and other wheat / grain products? Is it a feeling of being deprived? <BR> <BR> Could maybe also still be withdrawal symptoms from quitting wheat? I quit all wheat about a week ago. The week before that I ate very little of ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:05:10 EST Terrific Blog with Wheat Free Recipes I've been enjoyng this blog with lots of wheat free recipes. It also has a lot of Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, etc. Lots to choose from.. Here's the web address. I think I'm going to try some baked goods using the coconut flour recipes on this site. I'll let you know how they are. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:51:20 EST Almond Flour Pancakes Last weekend I was craving a nice pancake and found this recipe for almond flour pancakes. I also added some baking powder as one of the reviewer suggested and they were delicious. <BR> Here's the webaddress.<BR>1/r/lowcarbpancakes.htm <BR> <BR> Hope you will try this and enjoy! Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:47:33 EST New to Wheat Belly Team Hi! <BR> <BR> I am a friend of ChristinaTobias. She mentioned the Wheat Belly book to me and it immediately sounded like something I wanted to read as I can quite imagine that wheat raises blood sugar and causes people to gain weight. I am pre-diabetic, so I need to do something about this problem. <BR> <BR> I am about 1/3 of the way through Wheat Belly. Tomorrow I will be starting the South Beach Diet as an easy (for me) way to get off wheat. I've done the SBD several times and they ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:55:37 EST Greens are Good I love my greens: Kale, chard, spinach, mustards, arugula, bok choy...all of 'um. But I'm in a rut. I always seem to make them the same way. If you cook greens would you please post your method/recipe here and give me some inspiration? Much appreciated! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:48:14 EST When your doctor is against your changes I have been floored by my doctors' responses to my wheat free choices. My primary doctor thinks that it is unnecessary because I had a negative blood test for Celiac. I tried to talk to her about the difference between gluten and wheat intolerance and she treats me like I'm an idiot. My G.I. doctor told me that if I cut out wheat that I'll be missing a whole lot of other important nutrients. I can get plenty of fiber from fruits and veggies and the few other grains that I do eat. I'm really a... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:33:52 EST Mind games, men boobs, and muffin tops-great post Dr. Davis blog post of 6/17/12 with the title "Mind games, men boobs, and muffin tops" was in my opinion worth drawing attention to because it summarizes so much of what "Wheatbelly" is all about (and who would not be curious after reading this title <em>211</em> ) <BR> I thought it might give us some things to discuss, either on here, or with people who we know who would benefit. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> <BR> Birgit Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:18:40 EST Hidden wheat 'Hidden wheat' - Where did you find it? <BR> <BR> And, if you like: what replacements / solutions did you find for the products that contain it? <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 08:21:48 EST No wheat AND no meat I'm a vegetarian. It may make it a bit more complicated to use the guidelines given in the book Wheat Belly. <BR> Are there others here who don't eat meat? Do you have tips? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:17:03 EST What does your eating day look like? I've just finished reading Wheat Belly and I'm trying to come up with a 'food plan' for myself to guide me. By a 'food plan' I mean some general guidelines to hold on to, not a strict diet. I wrote down what I usually have for breakfast and some alternatives in case I want variation. Same for lunch, dinner and snacks. <BR> <BR> I'd like to know if you have such a plan, or just what your eating day looks like. What sort of things do you eat frequently or daily and how do you 'replace' bread ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:33:13 EST Why are you doing this? What was your main reason to start the Wheat Belly diet? <BR> <BR> (And, in case they differ, what is your reason to stay on it?). Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:02:41 EST Hungrily (haha) reading Wheat Belly plus question Introducing myself: I just started reading the book 'Wheat Belly'. So far I find it a very intrigueing / fascinating read. It seems to offer answers to quite a few questions I've had and also seems to confirm some of the observations I've made. <BR> I always thought, or well, over the past year I thought that I am sensitive to sugar, maybe 'addicted' to sugar. I'm now thinking it could well be wheat, or wheat AND sugar. I cut out sugar and STILL had a very strong emotional time after ten day... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:15:15 EST Wheat Belly or Low Carb I was curious how many of us are following the actual Wheat Belly diet or a low carb diet? <BR> <BR> Now Wheat Belly is low carb but no gluten whatsoever and keeping carbs real low (around 20). <BR> <BR> I am following WB diet and its working for me. I just wondered what others are doing. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:16:10 EST 90% cocoa ...bitter! So, I have always been a milk chocolate girl...and I have the hips to prove it, LOL. I saw that high cocoa chocolate was allowed, so I thought I'd try it out, and got the 90% Lindt bar. <BR> <BR> BITTER! wow. Told myself if that was the only chocolate i could have, I'd likely get used to it. One square was certainly PLENTY ending any concern I had about it causing a binge, LOL. <BR> <BR> Thoughts on the high cocoa versions....if you indulge, what do you like? Wed, 6 Jun 2012 23:24:10 EST Suggestions for easy travel food items.... I'm back on the Wheat Belly Train! and of course....this weekend I'm going away for a 3 day weekend at a dance event held at a Casino. While I know I can get salads etc in the restaurants there, I'd rather have a good selection of foods I don't have to think too much about. In the past at this event, lunch both Saturday and Sunday was someone running to a restaurant and bringing me back a hamburger or sandwich while I continued to judge categories. I want to have a lil cooler available that I... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:53:20 EST Just heard about Wheat Belly on a podcast Hi all, <BR> I just listened to Dr. William Davis talk about his book, Wheat Belly, on an itunes podcast called Gab With The Gurus, just this week. It really resonated with me, so I am reading the book. I want to join this Spark Team and learn more about it. I think it will be scary, but I'm willing to go for it. I think it will be like he said, when an alcoholic gives up alcohol and goes through withdrawal. I start tomorrow, cleaning out all the sugar and wheat and grains from the pantr... Thu, 31 May 2012 23:19:11 EST Gluten-free recipes on SP Blog Check out the SP Blog today. There is a week's worth of gluten-free recipes that you can download. Some of them feature things like brown rice pasta that Dr. Davis wants us to limit/ avoid, but it's still worth taking a look to give you some new ideas. <BR> <BR> I don't eat meat so they won't all work for me, but I think I could modify some of them. Thu, 31 May 2012 11:01:04 EST Update on EXOTEC I spoke with Vicki and she has broken her leg in an auto accident. She doesn't have access to a computer (is in a rehab facility) and wanted me to let you know that she hasn't abandoned SparkPeople but will be offline for about a month at least. I know you will send her your thoughts and prayers to her for a speedy recovery - Ruthie Fri, 25 May 2012 11:58:44 EST Three weeks in Not much change on the scale. I lost 8 lbs the first week, but gained back two and now I'm just kind of holding steady. I'm not eating any grains except flax seed, and not much of that. I'm keeping carbs to the 40-60 range, though my fat intake is pretty high. But calories are not extreme -- maybe 1500. I'm just going to wait it out for at least 3 months and then see how I'm feeling, I guess. I'm consuming dairy (cheese and cream, no milk) and eggs, along with veggies but not too much fr... Wed, 23 May 2012 20:06:20 EST New to Wheat Belly for Health Hello New to the Wheat Belly very interested in this due to health reasons for myself and my 4 year old daughter. Sun, 20 May 2012 19:15:51 EST Wheatbelly blog about low-carb cruise There are some great resources mentioned here: <BR> <link> <link><BR>ns-learned-from-the-low-carb-cruise/co<BR>mment-page-1/#comment-9735 </link> </link> <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 15 May 2012 01:30:47 EST Fell off the Wagon Ugh, last night I gave into temptation. The family were all eating ice cream sandwiches...I was only going to take ONE bite but...yeah that didn't go so well. <BR> <BR> So, (how long) will this ruin my progress? Fri, 11 May 2012 10:39:31 EST Hello! Hello All! <BR> I'm Beverly from (you guessed it) Omaha. I've been an on/off Sparkpeople member since 2007 when I lost 40-ish lbs of "baby" weight. And the minute I went off the program and returned to a full time desk job surrounded by well meaning co-workers who frequently had "food" days and were always bringing in sweets, I gained it all back in about 3 months. It took me 6 months to lose it in the first place. So I went ahead, living life believing this was my "fate" to be fat. Eventual... Wed, 9 May 2012 10:53:29 EST What are you doing this week? What's going on in your life that is making it easy or hard to eat and exercise well? <BR> I find myself too busy this week. I'm behind on planting a vegetable garden, behind on housework, behind on laundry, behind on almost all my projects. I'm working on getting enough sleep and making time for eating at home. Eating low-carb helps because I'm not hungry as often and can do fine on two good meals a day if need be. <BR> I did find that my eating a few slices of rye bread several days ago inc... Wed, 9 May 2012 10:21:56 EST Cucumber/radish salad I make this about once a week - easy to make and tasty - Imo. <BR> <BR> 1 bunch radishes - chopped <BR> 1 cucumber - chopped <BR> 3 green onions - chopped <BR> 1 zucchini - shredded <BR> 1 handful cilantro - chopped <BR> 2 Tbsp ginger - shredded (to taste - I like ginger) <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> As a "dressing", I use homemade mayo or if I have a well ripened avocado, I mash it and combine. <BR> Tue, 8 May 2012 18:17:23 EST Yeah! We have a new co-leader I should have sent this out yesterday but was overwhelmed with all the positive responses I got. I want to say thank you to Exotec (Vicki) for helping out with leading this team. It will help me so much to have another committed team member on board. <em>30</em> <BR> I also want to say if anyone else feels that they would like to co-lead this group please send me a spark mail and tell me what you would like to do to make this a better team. <BR> <BR> Birgit Tue, 8 May 2012 01:38:55 EST "Feed Your Cells" cookbook Hopefully, this is okay here--it's written by another doctor. <BR> <BR> What I've found so far doing the LiveFit Revolution's program is it's basically Paleo (definitely in Phase I) and they are all about whole foods. <BR> <BR> I'm Celiac, so this was a cool stumble on the LiveFit Revolution site cos all the stuff is also Gluten-Free :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_embed ded&v=L9P5rtmiXNA#! </link> Mon, 7 May 2012 16:03:44 EST thank you WHEAT BELLY team before I joined the group...I became aware that my weight loss stopped when ever I ate healthy grains (whole wheat, and brown /parboiled rice were my staples). I could not figure out what was wrong. Then people like GRACEMCDOG passed on great info; I read WHEAT BELLY, dug even deeper, and .... voila....I stopped eating the 'healthy' grains. <BR> <BR> as I keep reading and digging, I'm finally beginning to understand that it isn't just about wheat. It's the key ingredients in proces... Sun, 6 May 2012 10:29:42 EST If I didn't believe before.... So, for the better part of 3 weeks, I've cut out grains - especially wheat. <BR> <BR> I haven't lost a ton of weight, but I lost about 2 inches off my belly and over an inch on my hips! <BR> <BR> After reading Wheat Belly, I was reminded of all the reasons I should again try to cut bread, pasta, etc and I did it. <BR> <BR> I was feeling good, arthritis symptoms greatly diminished, my constant raging hunger was diminished, etc. Then, this weekend happened. <BR> <BR> Due to a snafu, an ... Sun, 6 May 2012 10:05:16 EST Useful Resources This is a place to post book reviews, blog reviews, video reviews and other resources that you want to share with this group. Sun, 6 May 2012 02:14:56 EST Change in team leadership When I saw that the leader of this team had been inactive for a while I decided that I did not want to see this team and the topic that brought it about to be forgotten and decided to take over leadership if the current leader decided not to continue. <BR> So here I am, not quite sure what I've gotten myself into but passionate about passing on the message about what I consider one of the most important issues in nutrition and healthy living today: the role of modern wheat and other grains a... Sat, 5 May 2012 00:17:17 EST New Here I am so glad I found this group. I plan on buying the book today. <BR> I do follow Dr. Davis on his Wheat Belly page. So much info it hard to wrap my head around it all-so I keep reading and rereading it. <BR> I cannot wait to read all of the good stuff that I know will here. <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of you <em>41</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 09:50:52 EST For those of you with Hashimoto's Here is an article which explains why gluten is particularly bad for those of us with Hashimoto's (almost everyone with hypothyroidism): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>connection </link> Tue, 1 May 2012 17:56:21 EST End of week 2 of no wheat Week #1 ended with me noticing I felt sooo much better after cutting out wheat, and I discovered the Wheat Belly book and the spark team. I lost 1 inch around my (wheat) belly, noticed huge improvement in my arthritis symptoms and eczema, but had gained 7 pounds, hooo boy! <BR> <BR> Week #2 is ending, and I've kept off that inch around the belly and now have lost a full inch around my hips as well, and lost 3 of the 7 pounds I'd gained the week before. Also gained? Energy and improved mood!... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:43:46 EST New to Wheat Belly Hi, I'm Lisa from Bend, Oregon. <BR> <BR> My history: I've been about 80-100 pounds overweight for the last 10 years. I tried almost everything, WW, doctor-supervised fast with shakes, exercise, no sugar, etc. Nothing helped. I could lose maybe 10 pounds..then it would stop, dead cold for months, regardless of what I did. <BR> <BR> i developed severe osteoarthritis, skin problems, insulin resistance, my estrogen is way over the top and I have to use progesterone to compensate for the est... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:21:04 EST The Book Is So Good ... ... I gave it away. I figured it didn't do any good on my bookshelf, so I gave it to a friend who was "kind of" interested. The only thing I made her promise was to give it to someone once she was done reading it. My hope is that "my book" will reach far <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:54:00 EST I've never believed in gov't conspiracies... ...until I started reading this book!! I truly believe our government is purposely trying to make and keep us fat and sick so we have to go to the doctor and buy more meds, making everyone else rich and the average American dirt poor! It's a cycle! Get us addicted, tell us that it's okay, whole grains are healthy, and when we get sick, tell us to eat more of what made us sick in the first place! I am truly disgusted that ANYONE still advocates eating whole grains...even the experts on SP...I ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:46:48 EST 100+ members!!! Hi and Happy Easter Everyone -- <BR> I don't know if anyone else noticed, but this weekend this group just went into triple digits -- we now count 102 members! When I joined in late Jan. or Februrary it was in the mid-30s. The word is getting out and it's great to see people reading the book and the blog, researching, thinking, and changing their lives around for so many types of betterment. <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:34:39 EST New to Team and new to Wheat Belly concept I'm an avid scientific researcher, and employ the information I uncover in my studies to try and help further my improved health and weight loss. To date, I've read hundreds of articles and books and spent several years doing research and conducting my own "experiments" with what does and doesn't work for me, and so far have successfully avoided giving up wheat, with the attitude that they can pry the wheat out of my cold dead hands. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> And then, today, I decided to jus... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 19:30:44 EST Quick start menus please? Hi everyone. I was surfing this morning and found an article in Toronto Life about Dr. William Davis and the Wheat Belly Diet. I read it and had an epiphany ... this may be my problem! Can any or all of you give me some daily menus so I can quick start my gluten-free diet? Any other tips you've learned along the way would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:38:06 EST Newbie from Florida Wanted to say hi, and to let everyone know how glad I am to find this group on SP! I've been wheat free for 6 wks and lost 15 lbs. I really think this is the answer that I have been looking for. I look forward to learning things and making new friends on this program. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:22:36 EST great wheat belly blog today There is a lot of good info in the comments, especially alink to website for paleo/primal physicians. <BR> Birgit Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:02:31 EST Hi, I'm Kat Hello everyone. I am in the midst of reading Wheat Belly. I have been wheat free, grain free, sugar free, caffeine free, off and on for years. Always trying to find that just right combo. I am working on alot these days. <BR> <BR> I have carcinoid cancer (yep, like Steve Jobs). Mine was on my appendix and discovered much earlier than his. I have been doing many alternative cancer therapies. Nutrition is so important to our health, that I need to get back to basics. <BR> <BR> I believe myse... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:06:07 EST Hi! Celiac here & reading this 2nd time How crazy is this? Oh, I'm Lily :) <BR> <BR> I read this book because a friend recommended it back when it came out (I enjoy non-fic). I remember not taking it "too" seriously, mostly because I'm a Carb Queen. <BR> <BR> Well, now that I'm diagnosed CELIAC (in Jan 2012), I stumbled upon it and started reading it yesterday...then remembered. "Oh, yeah! I read this a while back." <BR> <BR> I'm going to complete reading it a 2nd time because BOY is my perspective a lot different now! <BR> <BR... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:46:55 EST Nut butter cookies? I saw a recipe posted on a forum here ... somewhere ... for peanut butter cookies. I want to make them with some other nut butter - but I can't find the thread now! <BR> <BR> There were very few ingredients - like primarily peanut butter and some sweetener (I think) and perhaps a tiny bit of binder. Some people who tried them said they'd found them too dry and crumbly, but I like crumbly cookies, and I think I could "tweak" the recipe enough to compensate. <BR> <BR> If I could just find it... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 01:13:03 EST Rice Noodles for Chicken Noodle Soup? Help! I need to make chicken noodle soup without wheat! <BR> <BR> Have you ever used rice noodles? How was it? Have you used any other wheat-free noodle successfully in soup or a chicken dish? <BR> <BR> THANK YOU!! Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:56:30 EST so glad I found this group! I read WheatBelly in January and have been reading the wheatbellyblog when I get time. I really believe in the science and have been working on eliminating wheat and sugar from my diet. Even tho my blood sugars have always tested normal, the chapter on sugar and diabetes made the biggest impression on me. I have mostly eliminated wheat, except for the occasional cheat, but sugar has been a lot more difficult. I was doing really well in Jan and Feb, but had some serious lapses in Mar and h... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:33:17 EST Just found another "Wheatbelly" thread on Spark It's in the diet and nutrition section over here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imparent=26761823&imboard=7 </link> <BR> <BR> I thought some of you might like to comment. <BR> <BR> Birgit Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:25:55 EST Hello Hi, couldn't resist joining a team rooting for Wheat Belly. I bought the book about half a year ago, and learned sooo much. It sure helped me understand better as well as put some things in perspective. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:03:23 EST Share Your Experiences and Successes Hi WB Homies! I thought it would be useful, especially for anyone just contemplating the change to a wheat/grain/sugar free way of living, to hear about what benefits and changes others have experienced. Many people go through a withdrawal period, so tell us about that, too. I think it's reassuring to know you're not the only one who felt flu-like symptoms during the first few days of going wheat or sugar free. Not everyone does. Seems we all respond to this stage a bit differently. I'v... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:52:11 EST How to thicken gravy? I made a delicious stew last week, but it was a bit watery because I didn't want to add flour or cornstarch to thicken it. What would you recommend to thicken a gravy? Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:52:30 EST Hi all -- new to team, not to SP Hi -- bought the book on my Kindle and then bought it in hard copy to have for reference. Have been wheat free for about a week, but was sweet carbs free, except fruit for some time now. So maybe haven't been doing things right. Have lost ~40 lbs on SP but have been there since last summer so thinking I need to take some drastic changes. I lost almost 50 lbs on Atkins years ago, but went back to eating wrong so gained it all back. I'm going to spend some time looking around the threads a... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 23:37:31 EST Oops...March 12 Monday, March 12, 2012 <BR> <BR> Yes that is a BIG OOPS! Today I caved into the last of the Girl Scout Thin Mints! :( <BR> They tasted good and then afterwards I noticed that my belly bloated and I did not feel good! <BR> I am glad to say that I am back on track now! Lesson learned...STAY AWAY FROM THAT JUNK FOOD! <BR> <BR> This is my blog for today. This was a very hard lesson learned! But, I am glad I learned it! Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:57:54 EST Hi! What a difference! Hi everyone! My name is Mary and I too am addicted to carbs! I have been on this team's site on and off reading the posts. Today I went and bought the Wheat Belly book. <BR> <BR> I have to say that I have been mostly wheat free for about 2 weeks now. The difference I see is very noticeable! Let me explain...for many years I have had a rash under both my arms. Sometimes it would fad but never has it gone away. I have read that it could be called "velvet" and a sign of pre-diabeties. Well aft... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:21:49 EST Could it be the wheat? About a month ago, I started eliminating wheat from my diet, after happening upon this team and learning about Dr. Davis' work. But I hate to throw food away, so a couple days ago, I cooked the last half-box of spaghetti that was left in my cupboard. I ate spaghetti for a couple days in a row. Today, I woke up feeling achy all over, as if I had the flu, but with no other symptoms of the flu. Could it be the wheat? I never associated wheat with muscular pain before, because I ate it all the ti... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 08:48:07 EST Hi! Well, I read Wheat Belly in the fall, and have been on a real food kick for more than a year. We are not perfect! There's just some things our family has not given up. But I loved the book and despite my love for wheat, we're doing this too! My husband is on board - and the kids are mostly there. (I still give them sandwiches for lunch and cracker snacks - but they eat alot of whole food otherwise.) <BR> <BR> Despite continually trying to follow this way of life, I keep faultering(mostly due... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 13:34:18 EST Bread is my weakness so call me a Breadaholic Hi, my name is Sharon and I'm just converting to a wheat-free diet. I LOVE LOVE LOVE bread and thought I had been doing the right thing by making sure it wasn't white bread, etc. I love Arnold's Multi-grain breads, anything whole wheat, etc. Now I'm learning that wheat was not good for me. Really disappointed but I'm going to give it my best. I'm happy to have found this team. Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:11:42 EST Hi My Name is Sheryl and I'm a Carboholic I've been on spark a while but I'm at the point where I need to swear off processed/refined carbs PERIOD. I am very tall and eating around 1300-1400 calories a day...but the plateau just wasn't moving. I stopped with the refined carbs and VOILA...I dropped 3 pounds in less than a week. That says something. I also know that my cravings have greatly diminished when I stopped with the refined carbs. I've been eating a lot of bean soup/stews and they have really done my appetite wonders. And I am... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:13:58 EST Hello And Trying To Figure Things Out. Hello Everyone. <BR> <BR> I am a binge eater and have been for years now. Fortunately lately I have been more in control of my binging. Than my binging being in control of me. <BR> <BR> I am currently making my way through the Constant Craving book and have just received The Spark, The Spark Cookbook and Wheat Belly from Amazon today. <BR> <BR> I suppose i am trying to find out the root of my binging problem. I think its either down to stress, anxiety comfort eating (I am a bit of a worri... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:58:13 EST Gluten-F ee/Vegan Baking Ok, I have been struggling for a while converting my baking from gluten-free to both gf and vegan. I bought this wonderful cookbook called Flying Apron's Gluten-Free Vegan Baking. In her recipes, she uses multiple different types of flours. My budget really does not allow me to buy 6 different kinds at $4-6 per bag (which is so small). I am wondering if using a Multipurpose flour like Bob's Red Mill would work just as well. Any thoughts? I am also going to post this into a gluten free a... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:38:23 EST