Michelle tells us why wheat elimination is the first and essential step in seizing back control over health and weight.
“I went wheat-free two weeks ago. And JUST wheat free. I understand the mechanisms of going low-carb for weight loss, but I was curious just how bad wheat alone can be.
I already had a very healthy diet: I cook all my own meals, veggie heavy and quality grass fed and organic meats. I also am an athlete. I train for and play competitive rugby every other day. BUT I also have a huge sweet tooth that I indulged in regularly. And I drink moderate amounts of alcohol. I figured those were my problems to not having my body fat percentage able to drop, but I was ok with that. I’m not overweight, just not at my ideal figure. I’m 26 and socially active. I don’t want to give up my vices either.
In two weeks of JUST wheat elimination, I am down 9 pounds and 4 inches off my waist. And I can see my abs. WHAT?! I have NEVER been able to see them outlined, despite my physical fitness being above average. They were always under a layer of little bit of fat and just bloat. I carry my fat in my hips/thighs. I didn’t know why my abs didn’t show more.
I gorged on popcorn and skittles at a movie one night last week, essentially as dinner. Still woke up weighing less the next day. This would usually bloat me up and add water weight and I’d feel crummy about doing it. I was shocked. I felt fine and the scale was cool with it. I continue to have fruit or a sweet every day, and wine or gin and soda every other. And the bloat and weight keeps dropping.
I stopped counting any calories. I’m estimating I’m eating over 2000 a day though, as lots of fats. I couldn’t lose anything at 1300 a day in calorie restriction.
I NEVER feel hungry anymore. My training has improved markedly in two weeks. My persistent ankle sprain is gone. And my body fat has dropped almost 2% by doing nothing more or different than just eliminating wheat. And my cravings for sweets are gone too. I still eat them, but I’m not craving them. I can eat them cause they taste good.
I cannot imagine how I would look/feel if I cut out the sweets and alcohol. I’m doing solely wheat-free for a month, and then incorporating the full better-insulin-control diet from the book to see where that takes me.
Thanks for the book, the research and the results.”
As she correctly points out, removing wheat removes the driving, incessant desire for sweets and junk carbohydrates. The reverse is not true: remove candy, soft drinks, and other junk and lose the desire for junk carbohydrates or grains–doesn’t work that way.
No other food yields the peptide opiates yielded by partial digestion of the gliadin protein of wheat. Sucrose (table sugar), fructose, and other sweeteners can stimulate appetite via other mechanisms to a lesser degree, but none yield peptides (from protein) that act as opiates — none.
This is why removing wheat is the first and most essential step in seizing back control over weight and health.
Advised by the USDA, the American Diabetes Association, and other agencies that grains should form the cornerstone of diet, is it any wonder that we live during worst epidemic of obesity and diabetes ever witnessed in the history of man on earth? Reject this absurd advice based on misinterpretation and dietary ignorance, and you are enlightened with the most powerful nutritional strategy for health known.