Elaine was one of around 20 people who came to New York City in 2015 to start the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, the initial test panel of volunteers described in the book. A year has now passed since that experience. Here is Elaine’s update:
“Here it is: 1 year wheat-, grain-, and sugar-free. I never took actual ‘before’ pics, mostly because I really didn’t think that giving up all the low fat, fat-free, ‘healthy whole grains’ would make a difference, and that this lifestyle was something that I was going to stick with. Well, I was certainly wrong.
“The weight loss is currently a total of 63 lbs. The measurements :
Waist: 5 inches
Hips: 7 inches
Thighs: 4.5 inches
Arms: 3 inches
“I honestly feel healthier in my 40’s than I did in my 20’s. I am off all medications. Continuously prescribed antibiotics and steroids for sinus infections, (since March 19 of last year not one single dose of any of that nonsense). Acid reflux and indigestion meds including prescription, Tums and Prilosec . . . haven’t had any of those in a year either.
Xanax…nope, don’t need that either!
“Previously I was borderline diabetic, blood sugar now ranges from 83 to 93 in the am and after meals. Blood pressure is steady at 115/75. Joint pains…GONE! “Headaches …GONE! “Fatigue…GONE! (I sleep well and wake up fully energized.)
“Thank you Dr. William Davis for allowing me to be a part of your test panel for your most recent book “Wheat Belly -10 Day Grain Detox”. It truly has changed my life.”
You may also remember Elaine from her appearance with me on the Dr. Oz Show in which she displayed some of her wonderful creations from the Wheat Belly Detox book and talked about her early results of losing 49 pounds on the Wheat Belly Detox program:
As Elaine’s update suggests, after the initial Detox, she continued to enjoy further improvements in health and weight loss–not just relief from acid reflux, but also from pre-diabetes, hypertension, joint pain, headaches, and fatigue, an impressive list. And as the dishes she created show, Elaine did not achieve such wonderful results by deprivation, cutting calories, reducing portion sizes, or exercising to extremes. She achieved it all by eliminating the foods that inflame, distort, hormonally-disrupt, and trigger appetite: wheat and grains. And doesn’t she look terrific?