Are these prescription drugs preventing your weight loss?

Heap Of Drugs

A number of drugs prescribed to treat common conditions, such as hypertension, allergies, depression, inflammation, and diabetes, block your ability to lose weight. Several of these drugs actually cause weight gain, and most doctors fail to inform their patients of such side effects. Among the drugs that block weight loss are:

  • Beta-blockers: metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, and propranolol
  •  Antidepressants: amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), doxepin, paroxetine (Paxil), trazodone, and others
  • Steroids: prednisone and hydrocortisone (but not inhaled or nasal steroids for allergies)
  • Antihistamines: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec), cyproheptadine (Periactin), and others; note that the widely used sleep aid Tylenol PM contains diphenhydramine

“I Don’t Want Your Pity; I Want Pizza.”

I was at a party tonight, and I’m happy to say that I lived through the torture. Unfortunately, food has dictated my life for longer than I’d like to admit, and right now I’m making some strides to change that. For me, that means that I’m going to let it (err, the lack of it) […]

Chocolate Orange Whoopies


Here’s a quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Orange Whoopies, a soft cookie-like dessert that combines the citrus-y flavors of orange with rich dark chocolate. I used the Wheat-Free Market Virtue Sweetener, the sweetener that, because it is fourfold sweeter than sugar, can be used sparingly and is less costly than other natural, non-sugar sweeteners like Lakanto or Truvia.

I used a whoopie pan but, if you don’t have one, you can just form 3/4-inch thick, 2 1/2-inch rounds on parchment paper and you will obtain much the same end product.

Makes 12 whoopies


Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)