My friend Nancy held up her pointer finger on her right hand and showed it to me. She suffered from arthritis and this finger would get red and stiff from inflammation until… she gave up wheat.
I have to admit that I was attracted to Wheat Belly because of it’s cover. I know, I know… we aren’t supposed to do that but the stack of bagels was irresistible. I do love a good lightly toasted ‘everything’ bagel with melted butter. If there was a stack of broccoli on the cover, I would probably not have given it a second glance, you know what I mean?
I guess that is what William Davis M.D. had in mind when he named it: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.
He wanted to get your attention.
After reading the doctors explanation about how and why wheat is affecting our health in a negative way, I made the decision to forgo wheat for two solid weeks.If what you're eating isn't making you feel energetic and healthy then try something new. Click To Tweet
He makes the case for those with gluten intolerance to switch to an anti-inflammation diet.
He goes beyond that though and reveals why most of us can benefit from making wheat free choices. Making the switch to popular gluten free products isn’t what he means either. They are still processed foods and he suggests that we limit them.
I didn’t really believe him until I tried it myself.
So I thought to myself “If what I am eating isn’t making me feel energetic and healthy then try something new.”
Nothing To Lose (But Weight and a Few Aches)
I figured that I had nothing to lose so I gave it a try.
After only four days, I began to feel better. My aching knees weren’t so stiff. I had more energy.
Best of all, Wheat Belly got me to try new things.
I replaced my regular tortilla wrap with a flax seed wrap recipe found in the book. I loved the egg and pesto breakfast wrap and the turkey avocado wrap recipes. They are simple variations of things I already love to eat.
I basically just gave up wheat.
O.K. I have to confess that I found myself at the free happy hour at the White Swan Inn while we were in San Francisco. I noticed a delicious looking raspberry bundt cake (always makes me laugh as I recall that scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Before I even realized, I had eaten two pieces (they were small) Then I said ‘Oops’ I’m not supposed to be eating wheat. Mr. Wonderful said he noticed I was eating wheat but didn’t say anything because I looked too happy eating the cake and he didn’t want to ruin my fun. See? That’s why he is Mr. Wonderful 🙂Even if you don't have gluten intolerance, you can still benefit from a #glutenfree diet. Click To Tweet
Right after that, I went back to the no- wheat diet.
I can’t sum up all the reasons to avoid wheat, even if you don’t have a gluten intolerance, but I don’t need to. Davis explains it for you in Wheat Belly.
When Nancy tried the Wheat Belly diet, it reduced her inflammation. See how good you feel when you do, too. No one will ever take better care of yourself than you. Remember that!
Big humdinger hugs,
p.s. This is just one of the many healthy lifestyle tips we dive deep into in our Happy, Healthy Fit (private group). Just so you know, it's NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
Eating healthy just isn't enough, you know?