Archive for December, 2015

Rebecca’s journey to health and youthfulness

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Rebecca shared her photos and experience living the Wheat Belly lifestyle:

Eliminating wheat has made such a huge difference in my health and, surprisingly, my appearance. I am 42 and have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’m also a single mom of four and was told that it was ‘normal’ for me to be tired. But I was miserable. I was so tired it hurt despite having thyroid levels that were in the normal range. I also had brain ‘fog,’ anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. Doctor after doctor kept prescribing me more medicine: medicine for my mood, medicine to help me sleep. And despite all that, I still felt terrible and my symptoms continued.

Grains: Not all bad?

As much as I hate to admit it, there are actually some good things in grains.

Hold on: I’m not about to retract all the arguments I’ve made these past few years about the incredible health destruction that wheat and grains have wrought. No amount of good in grains, for instance, can negate the effects of gliadin-derived opiates that drive appetite, intact gliadin that triggers intestinal permeability and starts the process of autoimmune diseases, phytates that block almost all iron and zinc absorption from the diet, wheat germ agglutinin that is a potent gastrointestinal toxin and inflammatory factor, and amylopectin A responsible for sky-high blood sugars.

4 Tips for Managing Carbs on Wheat Belly

There is NOT a lot of counting on the Wheat Belly lifestyle, but keeping an eye on your carb intake is among the keys to success. This is especially true when you are just starting out, including starting out on your Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox when you need to reverse the metabolism/insulin/blood sugar/inflammation effects of years of wheat/grain consumption.

While we do not count calories or fat grams, we count carbs because 1) the majority of people begin this process with diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood sugars and insulin resistance that all have to be reversed to regain control over health and weight, and 2) many foods, especially processed foods, are filled with carbs. Counting net carbs will reverse or protect you from these two issues.