April followed conventional dietary advice to limit fat and calories that resulted in relentless weight gain and deteriorated health.
Following the Wheat Belly lifestyle starting with the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, April is now slender, healthy, and shopping in the small section of clothing stores.
April is now an administrator on our private Facebook page that supports the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, helping others achieve the same sort of spectacular results that she has enjoyed.
April Duval: So I was gaining weight. I gained about 60 pounds. I was feeling depressed. I was on an emotional hamster wheel, and I felt like I couldn’t get off. It was 2016, and I just kept going up in clothes. I went from a 12 to a 14. I was shopping in 16, and 18, and 20, and I just had had enough.
So I went to my medical doctor, and I said “I’m gaining all of this weight. Something’s wrong.” She tested my thyroid. Everything came back normal. She gave me the classic, eat less, exercise, calories in calories out hubbub, and I said, “I’ve done that. I counted points. I did meal replacements, and it didn’t work long lasting.”
So I was searching for an answer. I went to my chiropractor, and he did some nutrition response testing. I found out I was intolerant to soy and to wheat. In his lending library he had the Total Health book by Doctor Davis. I read it, and a light bulb just went off. I was like this is the answer — this is what needs to happen. I knew Wheat Belly was the answer. It wasn’t counting points. It wasn’t replacing meals with fake products that are filled with junk. I just knew that this was what was going to restore my health.
When I first read the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox book, it was such a quick and easy like here’s how to live this lifestyle. In the back of the book I saw that there was a Facebook page to help support the journey. I joined, and I’m so blessed that I did that, because it’s a network of people doing the same thing that I was doing. I learned so much just by asking questions, using the search feature, checking out all the different things that are there. Any question I had was answered.
Our family may not be doing this lifestyle. Our friends may not understand this lifestyle, but we can go to that page and we know that we have that network. We have that group that is going to support and understand what we’re doing. Because it is a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight, because we didn’t get unhealthy overnight. We have to be patient, and listen to our bodies, and just know that it will happen if we continue to make the choices each and every day, meal by meal, day by day, no cheating, no sidelining and making different decisions.
Now I’m shopping in the smalls section. I’ve never ever shopped in the smalls section. That feeling is so amazing and empowering, to know that I did that by changing the foods that I eat. Now I look down and I go that’s you, this is your body now. I embrace that every day, and I’m so very thankful that I’ve got that.
About halfway through my journey I reached out to Doctor Davis, and asked him if I could help facilitate the 10-day grain detox process. I’ve been doing that for about a year and a half now, and I find so much joy in giving back to the lifestyle that restored my health. I know what this lifestyle has done for me, and I want to see other people do that too, for their health.
I’m so excited to say that I can officially begin my health coach practice. I’m doing one-on-one consultations with people, to really dig deeper into their story, and find answers for them. They may read the book, and they may be on the page, but they just have to tweak and fine-tune some things. Seeing people make those changes, and being there to support them in their journey, just fills my heart with joy — that I’m giving back — that all of these great things that I have experienced, I can now help other people have those same experiences.
Thank you Doctor Davis for giving me my power and control back, for having the resources for us to take ownership of our own health, and most of importantly thank you for supporting my journey in the Wheat Belly lifestyle. I’m so excited about what’s going to be happening next.