Is Wheat Making You Fat?

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Wheat fatHere is a super interesting video called, Is Wheat Worse Than Sugar?

Some of what he describes I vividly remember experiencing as a child.

Blood sugar highs and lows.

Eat something with wheat, and feel hungry again less than two hours later. It was like riding a hunger roller coaster.

Is Wheat Worse than Sugar?

Sean Croxton interviews Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly.

Full audio interview here:

My Personal Experience

wheat cerealOne of the major things in life that helped me feel better, have more energy and lose weight was learning to eat better quality foods, so that my blood sugar would be balanced. I remember in my high school days, I would eat cereal with milk for breakfast every day. Within an hour of getting to school, I had a headache and could not concentrate, on top of that I would feel tired. So between classes, I would grab a Twinkie, or other similar junk and feel instantly revitalized, – for about an hour. Then the same symptoms would reappear until lunch and so on through the day.

no wheatThe as a young adult I started learning about healthy eating. Quality protein and healthy fats made a big difference in blood sugar balance and feeling a lot better overall. I also learned to like a lot more vegetables.

So it’s not just the gluten when it comes to wheat. Sometimes it’s the blood sugar spike that causes problems for people.

Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly
Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly

Special thanks to Sean Croxton and Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly.

We would love to hear about your experience and comments, please use the comment box below, thank you.

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4 thoughts on “Is Wheat Making You Fat?

  • September 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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    I love whole wheat bread. I am pre-diabetic. What whole grain is best over wheat options?
    Pam

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  • September 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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    Where is the health meeting in N.Virginia and what date.

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  • September 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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    Yep — I’ve had the same experience. When I can steer clear of wheat (and refined carbs), I not only can maintain my weight easily but usually lose weight. The problem is that I LOVE things made with wheat, so I have to reserve them as occasional “special treats.”

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  • September 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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    I now ask wait staff at restaurants to bring me cut up cucumbers instead of bread when we first sit down (some do and some don’t) to snack on until the food comes. My husband has lost 10 pounds in one month just by eliminating wheat from his diet. There are a lot of other benefits to not eating wheat as well, which I am not clear on, which is one of the reasons I am so excited about attending this conference in Northern Virginia (the Take Back Your Health Conference) in October, great speakers! Anyone else going?

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