Wheat Belly Bump Watch

You know People Magazine’s column called Bump Watch? Bump Watch chronicles the latest female celebrity sporting a near-term infant.

This initiates a similar Wheat Belly Blog series I call Wheat Belly Bump Watch in which somebody in the media spotlight is featured who sports what is clearly a wheat belly.

First to initiate the series, an actor whose work (but not diet!) I love, Jack Nicholson:

Here’s Nicholson with both wheat belly and man boobs, the common accompaniment to estrogen- and prolactin-producing visceral fat.

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”

Any suggestions on someone to add to the Watch list?

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  1. cnmLisa

    Whoa! Not what I want to see first thing in the morning :)
    What’s interesting is that he’s eating a sub sandwhich in the photo.
    I just want to yell at him…”Jack–order 2 sandwiches and ditch the bread”.
    Isn’t Jack in his mid 70s now?

    I’ll be on the look out for more of “WBBW” (but AFTER I have my morning coffee)

    • I knew something was up with Nicholson when he played the lecherous older-man-with-younger woman on Something’s Gotta Give sporting the big wheat belly in his bathing suit scenes. Love the move, love Nicholson as an actor, hate the big wheat belly.

  2. cnmLisa

    This has been bugging me since the inception of your blog (which I LOVE)
    Why don’t you have a man at the top of the blog page that has the same wheat belly transformation as the woman.
    Everytime I see the woman in the bikini, it makes me think that it’s just another “diet” site aimed at women.
    Having a man with the same transformation would be a powerful message.
    (Maaybe Jack would see it and have an ahh haa moment)

      • Michelle

        I love the woman pics… I can look and compare where I am… they should be numbered… as in I started out looking like #6 (from the left) and am down to somewhere between #3 and #4… (but with smaller hips. I don’t have hips).

  3. Anne

    I have been on the wheat belly diet since JUNE 25th and have only lost 5 pounds and my belly won’t go down. I eat 2 eggs with spinach or cheese or mushrooms in the morning with a 1/2 cu of berries and salads at lunch with a portien and at dinner a protien and vegies. What am I doing wrong?

    • Ellie Mae

      Hi Anne,
      I am having similar results… I have lost about 8 pounds, very very slowly, over several months of being wheat free… but am not losing the belly like I would like too. I am walking or jogging for at least an hour a day..and consciously ‘holding my tummy in’ to improve muscle tone. I have 5 discs that go out easily in my back as well as osteoporosis for over 20 years now, so ‘tummy exercises’ are not recommended for me by previous therapists.
      My hair is growing back (thank goodness!) as it had been getting so terribly thin, to the point of being see-through… and my IBS is finally in check for the first time in over 10 years!!! So I know the wheat issue was the culprit. I know that if a restaurant is not honest about wheat in a menu item I am sick with IBS for three full days, then all better again, which even convinced my husband that the wheat thing is real.
      I am praying that my osteoporosis will reverse with this new diet – before I get any older (55 years young). But the swollen hard belly is definitely unattractive and worrisome… perhaps others can share how long it took for the belly to noticeably thin down?