I posted in The Get Lean Club about an email I received from a recent customer of The Simple Intermittent Fasting Journal. Here it is…
Hey, Brian! Just wanted to update you… I bought your fasting journal a few months ago. My husband finally put it in motion, and is down 5 pounds after his first week of fasting. He hasn’t even changed his diet yet (he will), just changed how often he’s eating. You are really on to something here. Just wanted to share that encouraging news with you. Hope everything is going well for you too!
This is why I do what I do I look forward to getting more emails like this from all of you!
If you read last week’s email regarding avoiding Nightshades in order to help prevent
- joint pain,
- muscle pain
- and arthritis to name a few…
Well, minimizing grains in your weekly diet could help prevent some similar conditions…
- acid reflux,
- irritable bowel syndrome,
- migraine headaches,
- hand and finger arthritis
- joint pain,
- sinus congestion and chronic sinus infections
According to Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly, “wheat is the underlying cause for an incredible array of health problems!”
Along with the health problems above, we all know that insulin is the main driver of obesity and two slices of whole wheat bread raise blood sugar higher than a Snickers bar!
Maybe you should think twice before grabbing that bread before you eat dinner?
Also, the gliadin protein in wheat acts as anappetite-stimulant!!
Big food companies put wheat flour, and thereby gliadin, into almost every product and it increases appetite, increases consumption, and ultimately increases sales!
What has wheat / gliadin protein in it?
- Barley, buckwheat,
- durum wheat, bulgur,
- wheat bran, wheat germ, quinoa,
- millet, spelt and teff.
Along with many things you find on shelves at the stores…
- Commercial breads, noodles, breakfast cereals, crackers, pretzels, baked good mixes, cakes or cookies that contain any of these ingredients.
- Instant drink mixes, commercial salad dressings, canned pie fillings, cold cuts, sausages, canned meat or fish, bouillon cubes and frozen or ready-made entrees containing breaded meat or fish or creamed vegetables.
- Beware also of store-bought condiments: soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, chili sauce and steak sauce may all contain preservatives derived from gluten.
With being said regarding processed wheat/grains most people think gluten free = eating healthy but that is false.
I would avoid most commercial gluten-free products.
Because in place of wheat flour, these products, such as gluten-free whole grain bread, are made using cornstarch, rice starch, tapioca starch, and potato starch. These powdered starches are among the few foods that increase blood sugar higher than even whole wheat.
These foods trigger weight gain in the abdomen, increase blood sugars, insulin resistance and diabetes, cataracts, and arthritis. They arenot healthy replacements for wheat.
What should you do?
Try a week without bread, pasta, cereal, pretzels…etc…
Get your carbs from vegetables, nuts and occasional fruits
See how you feel!!
In conclusion… “healthy whole grains” have beenhammered in our heads from the USDA and Health and Human Services. But the more “healthy whole grains” we eat,the more we gain weight and our odds of acquiring health consequences such as hypertension, high cholesterol, acid reflux, arthritis and diabetes increase!
Big Food and Big Pharma make out while we pay the price!
Have a great weekend! Happy Father’s Day as well
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