Brazilian rock singer Octavio Godoy of the hard rock band, Metalmorphose, tells his wheat-free success story. (Wheat Belly was recently released in Brazil–19 countries and counting!)
Since I was 20 years old, I started to gain weight. My weight back then was about 76 kg [167.2 pounds]. Now I´m 46 and last year I felt like I was exploding: My weight reached 98 kg [215.6 pounds] for my 1.72 m [67-inch] height.
Octavio, in black, before Wheat Belly.
I started to exercise by biking, but could only lose about 3 kg [6.6 lb]. Then I started swimming, too, but my weight was still high: 93 kg [204.6 lb] swimming almost every day. But my breakfast was bread and butter. For 3 months, I didn´t see a change in my weight, could not lose 1 kg exercising everyday for 3 months.
Well, then I read Wheat Belly and gave it a try. It was incredible. I quit wheat and I burn 1 kg [2.2 lb] in a week. After 3 months without wheat, even drinking beer almost everyday, I lost about 10 kg (22 lb]. Then I felt that beer was not so good for me, and I quit beer, too. Now I weigh 80 kg [176 lb].
I´m a rock singer and you can see the videos: even my voice got better. Blood pressure back to normal, cholesterol about 180. It´s like being born again: I don´t feel cravings, nor feel the need for alcohol (beer), just drink my wine on weekends and relax.
Octavio, center, after Wheat Belly.
This has got to be one of those “It’s got to be two different people!” examples: thinner, less bloated, younger. It’s interesting that Octavio experienced a positive change in his voice–freedom from nighttime acid reflux, less sinus inflammation and congestion, healthier airways.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your story and photos, Octavio. Rock on . . . wheat-free!
Here is Octavio in a recent performance with his band Metalmorphose, singing Maquina dos Sentidos.