Thinner by Thursday 10. February 2010 William Davis (0) You want to lose a few pounds . . . Okay, maybe 50 or 75. Should you exercise? Lengthen you workout? Push the plate away, deny yourself seconds, use a smaller plate? Of all the weight loss strategies I've tried in patients, there's only one that stands out as a means of obtaining immediate--meaning within 3 days--weight reduction. Wheat elimination.