In my public talks, I point out that the enormous success of the Wheat Belly message has little to do with me, but succeeds because 1) it works, and 2) people share their extravagant successes nowadays via social media and word spreads like wild fire. That’s what has caused the Wheat Belly message to turn the nutritional world topsy-turvy, upsetting dietitians accustomed to talking about “healthy whole grains,” and terrorized people in the grain and milling industries.
I never tire of hearing these stories. Not just do people lose the weight they’ve struggled with for years, but they also experience relief from a list of ailments that is quite literally many hundreds of health conditions long. So here are a few more wonderful stories of success of the sort that continue to keep the Wheat Belly message front and center in the public consciousness.
“Your book Wheat Belly has been life changing”
“I have lost over 30 pounds in just 2 months. I have a long way to go, but I know the weight will come off following the wheat-free food plan. For the first time in over 20 years, the gnawing wheat driven hunger is gone! The miraculous part is that my physical symptoms have all improved or are gone completely. I don’t suffer from headachse (which I had every day), stomach pain, sinus problems or that all-over feeling of despair. My joint pain and inflammation has gotten so much better.
I’ve already had a left knee replacement and was headed for a right knee replacement. I’m not tired, cranky or depressed, and I sleep soundly at night. All this because I eat delicious, natural foods. 25 years ago I belonged to a diet program that did not include carbohydrates or sugars. The diet worked wonderfully: I lost over 100 pounds. What went wrong ? Foods like shredded wheat cereal, All Bran, popcorn, oatmeal. I could fight the cravings for awhile, but I lost the battle and struggled with weight since then, including gastric bypass.
Wheat Belly is truly liberating, not to be driven by the next snack/meal/binge. Thank you Dr. Davis for putting 2 and 2 together and coming forward with the Wheat Belly book.”
I challenged myself to do Wheat Belly for 30 days.
“I’ve tried everything, including popular diets that worked for me in the past. Admittedly, I’ve had a rough last year. I hardly slept, thanks to my new daughter, and stress at work was higher than the norm. I started working out and did see physical differences, but the poundage going down on the scale was negligible. My mom saw this diet on the Dr. Oz show, and we decided to try it for 30 days.
I’m currently on day 20. I’ve lost roughly 6 lbs, my stomach is noticeably flatter, and my stomach always feels calm, and just lighter somehow. I have more energy and my cravings are slowly diminishing.
Perhaps more interesting is the fact that my migraine status also seems to have changed. Mine are typically more ocular in nature and are very prominent. Over the last 10 days, my headaches have noticeably improved. My migraine status is better than it’s ever been. This is probably one of the most surprising things I’ve noticed since I began.
I’ve already read up on how to handle things should my weight loss stop. It’s been a long journey, so I’m looking around the corner at how to handle things should the loss stagnate. I’m looking forward to good things, though!”
Thank You Dr. Davis, You Changed My Life!
“I have been wheat-free since reading your book 10 weeks ago and have lost 14 kilos [30.8 lbs] in those 10 short weeks! I have NEVER been able to lose more than a few kilos at a time and, when I did, it always came hurtling back, fatter than ever each and every time.
Before I read Wheat Belly, I was in constant turmoil over eating, I couldn’t understand how the educated, intelligent, strong-willed person I believed myself to be could be totally defeated by food and food cravings.
I was always bloated (huge wheat belly!), lethargic, anxious, angry, irrational, depressed and always hungry, a perpetual, desperate, and insatiable hunger that persisted despite being stuffed full (with wheat and wheat products!). I was completely exhausted by my preoccupation with eating, not eating, dieting, binging, crying, hating myself, dieting again, binging, hating myself — I was at the end of my rope. Until Wheat Belly…
After cutting out the wheat (and all processed junk) I could barely believe the feeling of calm that descended upon my life. The weight dropped off, depression lifted and I, too, experienced all of the amazing things everyone else has reported.
I now love food, but I rarely think about it anymore or, should I say, obsess about it anymore. I haven’t counted one calorie, have never considered the fat content of the organic meats and whole foods I am enjoying, and the weight continues to drop off. I have started exercising just because I have so much energy and I feel like jumping around. I feel amazing, like I can truly start living the rest of my life as it was meant to be lived, something I honestly thought I was (sadly) never going to be able to do. I am free.”