Originally posted by Dr. Davis on 2015-07-22
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Kay relieved from the agony of weight loss
Kay shared her story of weight loss success and failure, the calorie- and point-counting, the emotional turmoil, yielding temporary success, if any success at all, even as a Weight Watchers instructor. But when she discovered that wheat and grains were the culprit for both health, as well as weight, disruptions, she was freed of all the nonsense that passes for weight loss programs.
“My name is Kay. I am 63 years old and I have had a weight issue all of my adult life. I started gaining weight after my first child and, I’ll be quite honest with you, I thought, why not get pregnant? I’m already overweight and don’t know how to get the weight off, so I’ll just go ahead and have a second child.
“In less than four years, my first husband left me and I started losing weight. I married again in 1976 and I was around 147 pounds–normal weight for someone who is 5’8.” With my third pregnancy in 1977, I gained 50 pounds and never really lost it when I got pregnant again with my fourth daughter in 1980. I got lost in the pregnancies and I don’t know what happened to me.
“In 1981 and 50 pounds overweight, I was desperate and joined Weight Watchers and, in six months, I lost the 50 pounds and went on to become a lecturer for Weight Watchers and did that for 10 years, but then resigned from Weight Watchers and put all of that weight back on and then some additional weight.
“The next seven years from 1991 to 1998 were just a fog. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, 60 pounds overweight. I was approached in 1998 by an ex-Weight Watcher member and she asked if I would be interested in teaching a Christian-based weight-loss class called First Place; I struggled with the decision because I knew what I would have to do in order to lose weight and I just didn’t know if I wanted to do it anymore. But in December, 1998 two weeks before Christmas, six of my friends came over to my house and around my dining room table I started teaching how to lose weight again; using basically the same food pyramid that Weight Watchers did, but adding a Bible study along with it. The first time I lost 50 pounds, it took me six months to get it off, the second time I had 60 pounds to lose and it took me nine months to get it off and I did and kept teaching the whole time. This time I kept the weight off for seven years.
“In 2005, I stopped teaching and I started putting all that weight back on. This time my weight climbed to an all-time high of 223 pounds. I started journalling, weighing myself once a week, taking my measurements. I was losing on an average 1 to 1½ pounds a week.
“In September, 2014 I saw Dr. William Davis on the Dr. Oz show and was enlightened and mad at the same time because of what wheat had done to my body. When I first heard Dr. Davis talk about eliminating wheat out of your diet, I said to myself “I can’t live without pizza.” I went cold turkey off of wheat late September, 2014. I had some withdrawals, but I also had a lot of benefits. I felt better, my stomach didn’t hurt, I wasn’t bloated or cramping anymore. Felt great and I hadn’t felt good in a long time. I thought I bet this would help other women just like me, so using Dr. William Davis’s book, I started teaching his material March, 2015. I reached my goal weight April 1, 2015. I’ve lost 68½ pounds and 34 inches and this time it took me 14 months to lose that much weight. Thank you, Dr. William Davis, for your research and for caring about others. My goal is to help others the same way you’ve helped me and I continue to teach a weekly class.”
Note that counting calories or points, reducing portion size, or extreme exercise never yields freedom from abdominal pain and bloating, acid reflux, bowel urgency/irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, depression and anxiety, skin rashes, autoimmune diseases, or the hundreds of other health conditions caused by consuming wheat and grains. Yes, Kay lost weight–but she also regained health. You can see it written on her appearance in the “after” photo: vibrant, glowing, slender, looking years younger than her “before,” tortured, wheat/grain-consuming former self.