WheatBelly Diet anyone?

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  1. DEH

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    Alright I have read so much about the Paleo Diet and on going Gluten free. Here is my little take on it. Last year I weighted 184lbs and I am 5'7". I have always been stocky unlike my brother that is also 5'7" and 140 lbs. So last year I found that I have a Gluten allergy or celiac disease. I don't know which one it is but as soon as I quit the Wheat all of my symptoms are gone. That was great I lost like 5lbs but I replaced it with carb loaded replacements. So my weight stalled out but I feel much better. So this last march I started to cut out most sugar. No more Soda Pops candy bar and what not. I lost another 5lbs. So I am down to about 175lbs or so. I stayed there until about August and I bought a Paleo magazine and started to cut as much grains out of my diet as possible. I am now down to 163lbs. I eat meat and vegs mostly and apple or and orange once a day and I am now starting to eat cheeses again. I have more energy than I have in a long time. I feel like I want to do something when I get home from work. So I ran across the WheatBelly Diet by Dr William Davis. I have been doing everything that he is talking about in that book and it is working for me. It is a hard diet to follow but once you get use to it it is very easy. I just had my blood work up done and it looks excellent. Now on a tennis related story to WheatBelly in the back of the book Dr. Davis is thanking has family and his daughter who just turned pro in Tennis and her name is Lauren. Good luck.
     
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    I saw that Dr. Davis was interviewed on CBS the other morning. Overall, I've felt healthier since eating wheat free. I've gone in the other direction, gained weight since eating grain free, about 30lbs, but it has been muscle weight gain as I began to lift at the gym. Was a bit surprised at how easy to was to put on muscle. I tried lifting years earlier, when I ate pizza and bread often, but never had much success back then.

    "Wheat Belly on CBS This Morning"

    http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/10/wheat-belly-on-cbs-this-morning/
     
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    So how often do you lift and do you have any idea on how much protein you eat a day?
     
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    Surprisingly for how well I've done with gains, I lift twice a week, an hour at a time. One day I'll lift upper body, and the other day will lift lower body parts. Tuesday is upper lifting, and Friday lower. The cliche of less is more seems to be working for me when it comes to gains.

    Not sure how much protein I eat. I just eat when hungry.
     
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    wheatbelly diet :

    The Good
    Whole foods are recommended on this plan including nuts and vegetables.
    No calorie counting necessary.
    Frying and fried foods are discouraged.
    The notion that processed foods like cookies, cakes, and other such processed foods are overly consumed and contribute many unnecessary calories in our diet.
    The Not-So-Good
    Many statements made by the author can be refuted or are controversial as seen in this in-depth analysis written by Dr. Julie Jones.
    Many healthy foods are eliminated or significantly decreased including whole grains, fruits, and legumes (beans, peas and lentils). Many nutrients and variety is also limited or eliminated from the diet.
    It is virtually impossible to follow this plan while traveling or dining out.
    Going cold turkey isn’t an effective way to teach someone good habits. Many folks will stop this diet just as quickly as they started it.
    Fasting for prolonged periods of time is unhealthy and unsafe.
    The Bottom Line:
    Although the creator of this plan is very motivating and convincing, this diet is just plain unrealistic and unhealthy. Every food (even wheat) can have a place in your healthy eating plan.


    http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/10/26/diet-101-wheat-belly-diet/

    One note-the current wheat used here in the US is Hard Red Winter Wheat-called "Express Wheat" its a durum wheat not club white wheat,its very high in protein and has been bred to be rust and disease resistant,," Protein Poverty" is not a good diet.....:)
     
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    I would say calling a nonwheat diet "protein poverty" is misrepresenting.
     
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    I recall seeing that Food Net Work article by Toby Amidor on Dr. Davis's sight. Lots of people wrote in disagreeing with her. Wonder if the Food Network will take up Dr. Davis's debate offer?

    "Food Network: FOOD FIGHT!"

    http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/10/food-network-food-fight/

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    I just read this book. Interesting.

    Two questions:

    1) Has anyone given up wheat and NOT felt better? I only hear stories about how this works, none from people who said it didn't.

    2) It's hard to imagine life without wheat. So, can one get half the benefits of a wheat-free life by eating half the wheat? Or is it all-or-nothing thing to see results?
     
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    People with celiac manage life without wheat (and all gluten). It isn't really so hard.

    If it is all or nothing depends on degree of sensitivity.
     
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    Some might say the thing about being in a wheelchair or being deaf. One can used to almost anything. But doesn't mean one would want to...
     
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    I think I find a life without wheat so horrific to contemplate that I wouldn't even want to try it for 2 or 3 weeks and see if it really is the miracle cure for all sorts of ailments as claimed in this book. I'm looking for a near-guarantee of success before I take such a drastic step -- or better yet, some people who tell me they tried a wheat-free diet and it didn't cure anything at all.
     
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    Is there a trailer for this video or a one-line summary? I watched 10 seconds and couldn't figure out what it was, so it lost me.

    What does this nonsense mean? It sounds like some new age-y feel good prattle that has no bearing on real life. If it's meant to pertain to this discussion, wheat either negatively effects one's body or it doesn't. It's not really up to me.
     
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