Is Today’s Wheat Making You Gain Weight?

According to cardiologist Dr. William Davis, wheat is not only addictive but also the #1 food item causing Americans to gain weight. Learn how you can achieve weight loss by following the diet plan found in his bestselling book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health.

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Dr. Davis also argues that replacing white flour products with whole wheat flour products is no better than replacing unfiltered cigarettes with filtered cigarettes –you’re just eating food that is “less bad” for you, rather than making healthy food choices. Dr. Davis states that even whole wheat bread – despite having a bit extra fiber – can increase blood sugar to an even higher level than a candy bar can because of its high glycemic index.

Today a huge amount of gluten-free products exist on the market. Gluten is problematic for people with Celiac disease, a gluten intolerance disorder that affects about 1 in 133 Americans, or 1% of the population. But Dr. Davis believes the problems with wheat extend way beyond gluten to impact everyone. Plus, processed gluten-free foods are not exactly healthful since many of them contain what he calls “junk carbohydrates” – cornstarch, rice starch and potato starch, all of which are terrible for maintaining proper blood sugar levels.

Dr. Davis promises that by eliminating wheat from you diet, you’ll eliminate its appetite-stimulating properties, thus experiencing a dramatic reduction in hunger levels. His Wheat Belly Diet is for anyone who wants to reverse disease, lose weight and feel better overall.  What’s more, according to Dr. Davis, most people on the diet start to see a reduction in pounds within just a few days.


The Wheat Belly Diet


Step 1: Go Cold Turkey

Eliminate wheat entirely from your diet. This extreme method is the only way of breaking the dependency since wheat is so addictive. Research shows that by removing wheat, you’ll reduce your calorie intake by about 400 calories per day. Eliminate breads, pastas, cakes, cookies – everything you know of that contains wheat. Also, eliminate all hidden wheat by reading food labels. Items that’d you’d never suspect to have wheat include canned tomato soup, licorice, taco seasoning mix and even chewing gym. And avoid processed gluten-free foods that contain unhealthy additives such as cornstarch.

William Davis, MD

Article written by William Davis, MD
Author of "Wheat Belly"