posted on May, 30 2015 @ 11:53 AM
Sorry to tag to an old thread, but I wanted to give my story on Wheat Belly and what a grain free diet has done for me.
In June of 2014 I had a pulmonary embolism at 41 and weighed 200lbs. I had to quit drinking then because of the blood thinners (which I'll probably
have to take for the rest of my life) and my weight really didn't change that much over the summer. I continued to have some sort of grain with every
In August of 2014 I came across Dr. Davis's first book Wheat Belly and listened to it on audio while driving to and from work. The information made a
lot of sense to me and so I figured why not give it a try. I made a decision to start the "lifestyle" change Labor Day of 2014. By the beginning of
December I had lost 30 lbs, with no exercise. I started to moderate weight lifting in Jan 2015 and started biking in March of 2015. Last month I did
the Tour of Long Beach and ride 64 miles, and I will do 100 miles next month in the LA River ride.
Today I weigh 142 lbs and went from a size 36 to 29, and a shirt size of XL to S or M (depends). People tell me I'm a transformed person, a new
person. Some people thought I was dying and was on a starvation diet, lol.
In addition to weight loss, here are some of the other benefits
Clear skin, no more adult acne
Much improved sleep (7 to 8 hours instead of 5 to 6)
I eat meats, vegetables, seeds, nuts, cheeses, full fat yogurt, fruits and healthy oils. No more processed food made of wheat, corn or rice.
Definitely not anything labeled gluten free, as it is made with fillers such as corn starch, potato starch, tapioca starch, etc.
Sample meal plan.
3 egg omelet with bell pepper, onions, salsa cooked in coconut oil and then topped with sliced avocado
Salads with greens, vegetables, cheese, bacon and chicken. Olive oil and vinegar as dressing.
Just meat and vegetables. I use cauliflower a lot as a rice substitute. Just take raw cauliflower and throw it in a food processor and pulse it for
about 10 seconds, until it looks like rice.
Dark chocolate (85% or more) covered in home made almond butter.
I really can't say enough about this lifestyle. It can be hard to stick to at times, especially when others are smoking bread in their crack pipes.
The results I've had are typically seen in many others. There is a pretty big following on the Wheat Belly Facebook page. Check it out!