Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2014-03-01
on the Wheat Belly Blog,
sourced from and currently found at: Infinite Health Blog.
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Wheat Belly Success Stories Keep On Pouring In!
In my public talks, I point out that the enormous
success of the Wheat Belly message has little to do with me,
but succeeds because 1) it works, and 2) people share their
extravagant successes nowadays via social media and word spreads like wild fire.
That’s what has caused the Wheat Belly message to turn the
nutritional world topsy-turvy, upsetting dietitians accustomed to talking
about “healthy whole grains,” and terrorized people in the
grain and milling industries.
I never tire of hearing these stories. Not just do
people lose the weight they’ve struggled with for years, but they
also experience relief from a list of ailments that is quite literally
many hundreds of health conditions long. So here are a few more wonderful
stories of success of the sort that continue to keep the Wheat Belly
message front and center in the public consciousness.
“Your book Wheat Belly has been life changing”
“I have lost over 30 pounds in just
2 months. I have a long way to go, but I know the weight will
come off following the wheat-free food plan. For the first time in over
20 years, the gnawing wheat driven hunger is gone! The miraculous
part is that my physical symptoms have all improved or are gone completely.
I don’t suffer from headachse (which I had every day),
stomach pain, sinus problems or that all-over feeling of despair. My
joint pain and inflammation has gotten so much better.
I’ve already had a left knee replacement
and was headed for a right knee replacement. I’m not tired, cranky
or depressed, and I sleep soundly at night. All this because I eat delicious,
natural foods. 25 years ago I belonged to a diet program that did not
include carbohydrates or sugars. The diet worked wonderfully: I lost
over 100 pounds. What went wrong ? Foods like shredded wheat
cereal, All Bran, popcorn, oatmeal. I could fight the cravings for
awhile, but I lost the battle and struggled with weight since then,
including gastric bypass.
Wheat Belly is truly liberating,
not to be driven by the next snack/meal/binge. Thank you Dr. Davis for
putting 2 and 2 together and coming forward with the Wheat
I challenged myself to do Wheat Belly for 30 days.
“I’ve tried everything, including popular
diets that worked for me in the past. Admittedly, I’ve had a rough last year.
I hardly slept, thanks to my new daughter, and stress at work was
higher than the norm. I started working out and did see physical
differences, but the poundage going down on the scale was negligible. My
mom saw this diet on the Dr. Oz show, and we decided to try it for
I’m currently on day 20. I’ve lost roughly
6 lbs, my stomach is noticeably flatter, and my stomach always feels
calm, and just lighter somehow. I have more energy and my cravings
are slowly diminishing.
Perhaps more interesting is the fact that my
migraine status also seems to have changed. Mine are typically more ocular
in nature and are very prominent. Over the last 10 days, my headaches
have noticeably improved. My migraine status is better than it’s ever
been. This is probably one of the most surprising things I’ve noticed
since I began.
I’ve already read up on how to handle things
should my weight loss stop. It’s been a long journey, so I’m looking
around the corner at how to handle things should the loss stagnate. I’m
looking forward to good things, though!”
Thank You Dr. Davis, You Changed My Life!
“I have been wheat-free since reading
your book 10 weeks ago and have lost 14 kilos [30.8 lbs]
in those 10 short weeks! I have NEVER been able to lose more than
a few kilos at a time and, when I did, it always came hurtling back, fatter
than ever each and every time.
Before I read Wheat Belly,
I was in constant turmoil over eating, I couldn’t understand
how the educated, intelligent, strong-willed person I believed myself to
be could be totally defeated by food and food cravings.
I was always bloated (huge wheat belly!),
lethargic, anxious, angry, irrational, depressed and always hungry, a
perpetual, desperate, and insatiable hunger that persisted despite being
stuffed full (with wheat and wheat products!). I was completely
exhausted by my preoccupation with eating, not eating, dieting, binging,
crying, hating myself, dieting again, binging, hating myself —
I was at the end of my rope. Until Wheat Belly…
After cutting out the wheat (and all processed
junk) I could barely believe the feeling of calm that descended upon
my life. The weight dropped off, depression lifted and I, too, experienced
all of the amazing things everyone else has reported.
I now love food, but I rarely think about it
anymore or, should I say, obsess about it anymore. I haven’t
counted one calorie, have never considered the fat content of the organic
meats and whole foods I am enjoying, and the weight continues to drop off.
I have started exercising just because I have so much energy and I
feel like jumping around. I feel amazing, like I can truly start living
the rest of my life as it was meant to be lived, something I honestly
thought I was (sadly) never going to be able to do. I am free.”