Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2012-06-07
Big Fat Whole Grain Secret
Here’s another spectacular
story of early wheat-free success posted by Cora:
I’m here today because
I’ve been eating grain-free for three weeks now,
and I’ve lost 6kg [13.2 lbs].
I cannot believe it. This is
weight that I have struggled with for 7 years now,
and showed no signs of going. I’ve tried Atkins
(so complicated and overwhelming, gave up, lost no weight
after a month anyway, pointless, and felt like a lard ball
so much, I hated it) tried Weight Watchers, after
6 months I’d bounced around the same small
range of weight variation, it barely seemed worth it.
Plus, all the weighing and counting calories and watching
other people eat things I wanted. I was also spending
a lot of my points on wheat products, and I was always
hungry, I was always eating, I was starving, malnourished
I think, and still getting fatter. Plus they aren’t
cheap to join. Wish I’d saved the money, but I
really thought it would help.
But anyway, back to today.
Weight is falling off me. And I don’t think I’ve
done anything at all. No hard work, that’s for sure.
I’m eating whatever I feel like, and suddenly I’m
not mindlessly grazing all day, my veggie intake has tripled,
and while I used to believe you had to have about 1/3 or 1/3
your plate of white/brown carbs, now I realise that is
completely rubbish, in every sense of the word.
I used to eat a wheat-based cereal
for breakfast, sandwiches or wraps for lunch, rice pasta or
noodles for dinner, and snacks were crackers or cakes or
whatever – but in hindsight my diet was about 85% wheat
every day. It was the starting point, and then you added
meat or veg to it. Absolutely awful.
Three weeks later, weight is
melting away, I’m eating a much more interesting range
of foods (who knew kale was this fabulous!?) and loving
every second of it. The only thing I don’t understand
is why it’s all so secret. Why people insist that wheat
and grains are so wonderful, and everyone wonders why
we’re all so fat these days, getting morbidly obese,
diabetes and so on. I get the feeling people are
scratching their heads, and have no idea what is going on
. . . but yet, it’s so simple.
My friend is a nutrition student
(and struggles with major weight control issues) and today
I told her how I was losing the weight. She is insisting
that I will need to reintroduce grains after a while or I
will suffer, and get tired all the time. Remains to be seen.
I feel that there can’t be any nutrient in grains
that I cannot get from vegetables and meat. She says you need
good source of carbs to survive. I feel that they just
contribute to weight gain and mild depression. At the moment
I have no intention of ever going back. She can eat it if she
wants, but i fully intend to remain grain free for the rest
of my long, healthy, thinner, happier life.
I find it ironic that it is the
nutrition student who insists that Cora return to
the food that was clearly destroying her health, just
because she is taught this dogma in school with faculty
likely supported by Big Food. How far wrong can
conventional dietary “wisdom” be while
health is ruined and weight and appetite are uncontrollable?
Say goodbye to wheat, say goodbye
to the opiate-like effects of gliadin, say hello to control
over your own appetite, food choices, and life.