Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-04-27
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Tom’s dramatic loss of abdominal fat
Tom shared his photos chronicling his Wheat Belly progress.
“On the left, October 2013. On the right, summer 2014. Thank you Wheat Belly!”
He also tells us that, since the second photo was taken, he has lost an additional 10 pounds.
While many people have bravely shared their Wheat Belly facial transformations, fewer people are bold enough to share their tummy transformations. Tom is among those courageous enough to show his waistline to us.
Tom is one of the people who, in following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, loses weight primarily from abdominal fat, meaning loss of visceral fat. Recall that visceral fat that encircles the abdominal organs (and heart as pericardial fat) is paralleled on the surface by a “muffin top” or “love handles.” Losing this fat is accompanied by some pretty astounding metabolic changes, including reduction in blood levels of insulin, glucose, triglycerides, c-reactive protein, blood pressure, and other measures. It means that Tom has likely reversed conditions such as pre-diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, “high cholesterol,” and multiple forms of gastrointestinal disruption.
So what were the critics saying about wheat/grain elimination being only helpful for people with celiac disease?