I am almost half way finished reading the Wheat Belly Diet and I have to say this has really opened my eyes as to how unhealthy wheat can be. I was first intrigued with the wheat belly diet plan because of the simple fact that I have plenty of belly fat that needs to go. However, the more I read the more I realize this diet plan can do so much more than help me lose weight.
You may be tempted to skip the whole first section of the book and get right to the diet plan but I urge you not to. You will love to read about many of Dr Davis’ patients who have had total health transformations since changing to a wheat free diet, such as the young man facing a possible heart transplant who’s health improved dramatically after eliminating wheat from his diet.
Besides going on this diet I really hope to inspire some of my family. My mother with Crohn’s disease who is so careful about what she eats but insists that her Dr says wheat is okay. My sister with rheumatoid arthritis, my stepfather with type 2 diabetes and the rest of my siblings who are struggling with weight and are, like me, at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
I told my husband about the wheat belly diet plan and he wants to do it as well. He is actually at a healthy weight but is very health conscious. He did some research on his own and agrees that eating a wheat free diet could have many health benefits for everyone, not just those who suffer from Celiac disease.
My son may be a little harder to convert. Like many young kids he can be a picky eater at times. My plan is to slowly ween him off wheat as I start introducing healthy alternatives to wheat.
I am really excited about starting this new chapter in my life. After a life long struggle with obesity I feel that this could be the answer I have been looking for. I am looking to not only look better but improve my health and have more energy as well.
Our starting date is set for Monday, which is just two days away. I hope to have completed the book by tomorrow and will make my grocery list and go shopping. Wheat seems to be in everything but there are also plenty of good foods that don’t contain wheat. I am sure that I will be reading plenty of labels at first but after a while shopping for wheat free products should be second nature.