Wheat Belly

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Z'sMama

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Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 20:56
This article is an interview with a preventative cardiologist, who argues that wheat, even whole wheat, is really terrible for us and making us fat. I realize every other day someone seems to be telling us not to eat one thing or another, but I thought I'd post it here anyway as his argument seems reasonable. It certainly makes me think I should moderate my wheat consumption anyway, maybe I'll pick up his book.


http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/09/20/on-the-evils-of-wheat-why-it-is-so-addictive-and-how-shunning-it-will-make-you-skinny/
Lee2010

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Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 21:22
Very interesting reading, thank you.
Rae1219

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Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 21:45
we had a little discussion about this book already: http://www.fatsecret.com/Community.aspx?pa=fp&dietid=0&m=264131#264131

i liked it Smile
Rachel

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Z'sMama

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 08:34
Thanks Rae, I should have checked first I guess. I'm going to order it, I'm sort of fascinated by this issue of how wheat has been modified so drastically over the last 50 years. I'm not really one for cutting anything out of my diet entirely, but it does make me think I should eat less wheat anyway. Now I'm wondering about other grains as well though... brown rice and quinoa are staples in my house.
Elbabe

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 11:44
I've found that I lose weight and my appetite decreases when I significantly reduce or eliminate wheat! I read a similar article to this recently and have decided to cut wheat out of my diet.
Johanne

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 10:45
Z's, I have gone totally gluten free. It turns out I have Celiac's. I lost my initial 70 lbs with very little effort on my part. Brown rice and quinoa are perfectly perfect. White corn is OK, but yellow corn and soy have been genetically modified unless you get them organic and labeled non-GMO. I also eat gluten free rolled oats every morning and lots and lots of different kinds of beans. All of my health numbers (lipids, anemia, glucose, etc.) are now in the normal range and the only thing I changed was gluten (wheat, barley, rye, malt, etc.).

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

Hara Hachi Bu! The problem is, when do you know you are? LOL!

Calories are the little buggers that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter.
krystynecar

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 12:49
One warning is that once you are diagnosed with celiac many go on to develop sensitivities to all grains not just wheat rye and barley, the recommendation is to try to get most of your carbs from fruits and vegetables not grains - save grains for special occassions only.
don't let your struggle become your identity!
Johanne

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 15:01
So far, I've been lucky. Many also go on to develop an intolerance for milk, eggs, nuts, etc. Those haven't shown up, thank goodness. I am heavy on the fruits and veggies though. At home, I've gone mostly vegetarian and limit dairy.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

Hara Hachi Bu! The problem is, when do you know you are? LOL!

Calories are the little buggers that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter.
ctlss

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Posted: 04 Oct 2011, 16:36
Z's I just read a posted a link to a similar article in the ASM and G&G groups. Thanks for posting here also...the more that read and are informed the healthier we all can become! Smile
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