Category Archives: Weight loss

Calories in, calories . . . ooops! Where'd they go?

Michael left this interesting personal experience as a comment on the Wheat Belly Blog. It is a tale of weight gained with wheat and carbohydrate intake, weight lost with elimination . . . far out of proportion to calories. After … Continue reading

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Thyroid Tune-up Checklist

Imagine that all the cars in your neighborhood run poorly because nobody bothers to tune-up their autos. I show you how to tune your car and, lo and behold, 80% of the cars now run great. But 20% of cars … Continue reading

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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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Calories in . . . 8-fold calories out?

The effect of wheat elimination on weight loss is intriguing. I fully recognize that it defies credibility, but the typical effect of abrupt and total wheat elimination is weight loss of one pound per day. This translates to the equivalent … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Weight loss | 102 Comments

Graham's Journey to Wheatlessness

The USDA and other “official” agencies all shake their fingers at us and say,” You’re overweight because you’re gluttonous and don’t exercise enough! You drink too many soft drinks, eat too many chips, play too much XBox, and watch too … Continue reading

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Why wheat makes you fat

How is it that a blueberry muffin or onion bagel can trigger weight gain? Why do people who exercise, soccer Moms, and other everyday people who cut their fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” get fatter and fatter? And … Continue reading

Posted in Appetite stimulation, Low-carb diets, Weight loss | 46 Comments

Lose the wheat, lose the spare tire

Rob posted these incredible photos on Facebook. I reproduce them here to archive in the Wheat Belly Blog. Followed the Runner’s World whole grains approach for 3+ years and running 20+ miles a week and could never lose the spare … Continue reading

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Pre-diabetes cured, 2 dress sizes down . . . and "gravy"

Roz tried to leave this comment on the SixServings.com blog, the blog for the Grain Foods Foundation. (I say “tried” because they are censoring some of the comments, including my recent comment/question about the drug industry affiliation of one of … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrates, Weight loss, Wheat-elimination success stories | 24 Comments

Lose the wheat, lose the . . . addiction

Wheat Belly Blog reader, Ang, left this fascinating comment about her break from wheat addiction: I have been wheat-free for 9 days after reading the article in Woman’s Day (which I NEVER pick up — don’t know why it struck … Continue reading

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Shaun's wheat-ectomy success

Wheat Belly Blog reader, Shaun, related this incredible story of wheat-free success: I have a double success story here, with my wife and myself. Being a life-long keep-fit enthusiast, I had never had any trouble staying lean. Health is another … Continue reading

Posted in Gastrointestinal effects of wheat, Weight loss, Wheat-ectomy | 1 Comment