Monthly Archives: October 2011

I eliminated wheat—and I didn't lose weight!

Elimination of wheat is a wonderfully effective way to lose weight. Because saying goodbye to wheat means removing the gliadin protein of wheat, the protein degraded to brain-active exorphins that stimulate appetite, calorie consumption is reduced, on average, 400 calories … Continue reading

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Wheat Belly . . . and folates

Advocates of wheat consumption claim that multiple nutritional deficiencies will develop with elimination of this thing being sold to us called “wheat” (cause it ain’t wheat, but a genetically-altered product for high-yield). Folates are a B vitamin necessary for multiple … Continue reading

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Can you say "gliadin"? Megan's story

Here’s what Megan posted in the comments of the Wheat Belly Blog post, Quick and Dirty, a tale of being released from the appetite bonds of wheat: Two weeks ago, I started eliminating wheat and ordered the book. If I … Continue reading

Posted in Gliadin, Wheat-elimination success stories | 39 Comments

Gluten-free beer?

I’ve sampled some of the gluten-free beers available and, in general, have not been impressed. However, here is one I tasted recently and enjoyed it: This is one of the Green’s Gluten-Free beers made from millet, buckwheat, sorghum, and rice. … Continue reading

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Skinny Mom: No more postpartum pitas

Melissa posted this tale of postpartum weight loss in the comments of The Wheat Belly Blog: I am in the fitness industry and have known about the dangers of gluten for the past 7 years. During different times in the … Continue reading

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Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

I just made these this past weekend and the family gobbled them up. I set one aside in the refrigerator for a friend and that, too, was snatched up when I wasn’t looking!         Makes 12 Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Wheat Belly: Quick and Dirty

For everyone who asked for a simplified, essentials-only version of the diet I advocate in Wheat Belly, here it is. This is the very same diet I advise for patients in my office that achieves spectacular reductions in small LDL … Continue reading

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The Wheat Belly Juggernaut

David MacPhail posted this comment on Facebook about the entire Wheat Belly phenomenon. I thought it was so well-stated that I’d reproduce it for posterity here: I believe that Wheat Belly may well be the juggernaut that succeeds in blowing … Continue reading

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Do the math: 41.7 pounds per year

Consumers of wheat take in, on average, 400 calories more per day. Conversely, people who eliminate wheat consume, on average, 400 calories less per day. 400 calories per day multiplied by 365 days per day equals 146,000 additional calories over … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation | 61 Comments

Poster child for . . . wheat?

Dee posted her tale of health struggles in the Wheat Belly Blog comments. She tested negative for celiac markers and her doctor declared that “gluten-sensitivity” was not her problem. Do you agree? I’ve had migraines and IBS and digestive issues … Continue reading

Posted in Wheat-elimination success stories | 88 Comments