Are we suffering from "Wheat Belly" in North America?

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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I've been paleo nearly a year now. It's not the sort of diet you drop when you reach your target weight, its a life time thing. (That may sound daunting, but after a month you'll never want to eat any other way).
The first couple of weeks are a bit funny as you get out of the snack/fast food habits, but you soon find what works.
The best bit of advice I can give is when its meal time, eat properly. There will be times you don't feel like cooking or eating, but don't skip, because that'll make your body act strange. If you keep it fueled, the weight drops off quick and you'll feel great.

Got a bunch of recipes on my blog if you want a look, also Google marks daily apple, great site.




posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Its been quite awhile since I visited this thread and have to admit that I fell off the 'wheat free' wagon and got back into my old habits again of eating anything and everything without much thought as to the process and products that go into their manufacture.

The link below was sent to me and has brought back that nagging question of whether or not the "wheat of today" is actually helpful or harmful to our diets.

www.cbsnews.com...

I admit to being a carb-aholic and a slave to baked goods of any kind. When I was trying to avoid wheat products I did drop five pounds in over just over two weeks....but got lazy and started buying my bread from the grocery store again.

I had also picked up another book "Serial Killers" by Drs. Anthony W. & Anthony P. Martin, who stress eating less processed and more natural foods like meats, dairy and vegetables to increase the proteins we ingest. This one sounds more like the paleo diet mentioned in previous posts. Their flour of choice is "almond" rather than wheat.

It is so hard to determine what is the best advice to follow, one common aspect seems to come through in all of these diet strategies is to look at how far from the original food source is the item your purchasing.

I realize that all of these diets also have books written about them and that most articles are meant to promote the authors and their works. But there are studies and research involved to back up each of them, its just so hard to separate the "wheat from the chaff" to offer up a bad pun.

I Welcome all your comments on any of the above mentioned topics, and any success/failures you've had with any of them. As the colder weather approaches, and we all reach for comfort foods, I want to try for the best and healthiest choices.

Namaste,
YogaGinns



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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Wow on the MSM no less, Monsanto is going to poop bricks of chemicals over this article.


Good read and regards, Iwinder



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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guess i'm screwed since due to health i'm on a
mainly carb diet. *LOL*



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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I have been gluten free since this thread was started. Since then I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. It causes the thyroid to be attacked by the immune system.

This is becoming epidemic in my opinion because of glutens and GMO foods. I also believe there is a lack of Iodine in our diet as well as most of the basic minerals we need.

I have been supplementing minerals and vitamins as well as replacing all known glutens with non gluten alternatives. My local supermarkets now have an isle or part of it dedicated to gluten free foods. There are a few fast foods there, but mostly just supplies for your cooking. I get noodles and flour. I also stock up on beans and nuts. I have to stay away from peanuts so i get walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds.

I have my thyroid under control now. I will have to take thyroid hormones for the rest of my life now, but it is manageable. I am always watching what I buy now and I pass up anything with HFCS, bleach or wheat/grains. I still have my cookies, but I use gluten free products and oatmeal with real butter and cane sugar.

I have lost about 10 lbs and I figure I could lose another 5 easily if I wanted to, but I am not in any hurry to go completely healthy just yet. I still can't tolerate a vegan diet. Maybe over time it will happen naturally, but I am trying to be as health conscious as possible when we shop now.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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Tips from a low carb dieter:

- almond flour. I cannot say this enough. Almond flour. It is manna. Ill give you a quick start, and you can just apply creative sense to it to make it better Take 1cup almond flour, 1/2 stick butter, and 4tbs of your favorite heat tolerant sweetener (erythritol isn't too bad, but all polyols tends to create stomache upset if you have more than a couple of tbsp in a 4 hr period, as they leach water from the intestinal walls). Mix the items together well, but the best bet is to not let the butter get warmer than room temp, or the almond flour kind of melts into it. You can also add nutmeg, if you like. Bake at 350 for about 10 mins or so. It is the best pie crust known to man. Honestly, far far far better than graham cracker crusts.

- coconut flour. It is nice to add into almond flour and flax if you are wanting a more cake like texture. It is also the star ingredient for some amazing low carb (gluten free) pancakes. I always take a few quarts of the batter with me when my son and I go hunting, so we can have a good breakfast before we head out in the morning (gives me time to fill each thermos with some french press coffee)

- Flax. This stuff will really add fiber to your diet, and is a great calorie/carb neutral filler for bread foods. I can make brownies that are outstanding. I also use a similar recipe to make banana nut bread, cranberry walnut muffins, blueberry muffins, lemon cake, so on and so forth.

with these three items and some creativity (and don't forget the egg....its the binder), i can account for a completely gluten free diet that is filling and satisfying. Of course, none of it tastes as good as a slice of white bread, or a flour tortilla. So its a choice, for sure.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Originally posted by severdsoul
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guess i'm screwed since due to health i'm on a
mainly carb diet. *LOL*


Well....depends on if you are carb sensitive or not. If you are, you will gain weight. If not, you likely will not gains as much nearly as fast.

What health problem? like, not maintaining weight? People don't generally get a high carb diet prescribed without having some issues with wasting.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Glad to hear that this is working for you and you have enjoyed some weight loss. The thyroid is a tricky thing, when mine was overactive (Graves' Disease) I could, and did, eat everything in sight and still lost weight. Now that is has been rendered inactive by irradiation, I seem to hang onto to every pound with a death grip (maybe a bad visual). So much is not known about how it affects us and I find that doctors do not seem take it seriously, even the endocrinologist I saw was very vague with treatment.

With the Christmas baking season coming I am going to need to come up with better options to the traditional shortbread feast. Keep up the good work with your diet, you may be my inspiration to get back to my bread making experiments.

Namaste,
YogaGinns



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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BFFT, thanks for the pie crust suggestion you are a wealth of information...wish you were my neighbour because I would be on your doorstep begging for scraps.

On vacation for a week, so maybe I will have more time to spend in the kitchen treating myself to healthier foods. Thanks again.

Namaste,
YogaGinns



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by mcrom901
evolvify.com...


Thanks for the link, it is going to take me awhile to digest all that information.

BTW I love your avatar.

Namaste,
YogaGinns



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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I have come across yet another link that warns that wheat is not the wonderful food the agribusiness would like us to believe.

www.wakingtimes.com...

I really need to stop making excuses and start to seriously get this grain out of my diet. Its my lazy side that wants to hang onto the convenience of grocery store breads and bakery items. If only I had a dietitian to look after me. *sigh* not likely to happen.

Namaste,
YogaGinns





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