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If your spouse leaves you it is because you eat too much wheat. If a war starts in Africa it is because you eat too much wheat. Ok that is an exaggeration. The first 98% of this book is spent telling you all the health problems caused by wheat. They run the gambit of diabetes, hair loss, cataracts, wrinkles dowager's humps, aging, intestinal, obesity, bone density, brain disorders, pimples, rashes, psoriasis, several skin diseases, impotency and etc.
Doc, you had me at big belly. I just wanted to know how to get rid of this thing. After telling you what wheat causes, then he tells you how easy his diet is. (NOT) Then as an after thought you are told his diet, what to eat and what not to eat. It is eat raw vegetables, eggs, meat and cheeses. Also nuts and oils. Don't eat everything else, Don't eat out, don't eat prepackaged. You need to learn how to cook. This part all goes by pretty fast. Listening on audible, you will need to rewind and rewind if you are trying to write it all down and when going back it is easy to confuse don't eat with eat. He is fairly confusing on oats. This was confusing to me, because a couple of years ago I was on a diet by Jackie Warner, which told you not to eat sugar. On that diet she loved Oatmeal. I lost ten of those hard to lose pounds with that diet. I ordered the hardback copy which came in the mail yesterday.
So my wife and I have been on the diet one week. Believe me you can not do this without your spouses involvement. We both work lots of hours, so this took co-operation between the two of us concerning dinner. We went to the farmers market and bought vegetables, mushrooms, buffalo meat, eggs, etc. That was a fun experience. Who ever got home first cooked dinner. I stopped eating oatmeal for breakfast. I have a terrible sugar habit and still had some dark chocolate raisins to get rid of. Raisins are not good for you, they cause a sugar peak. Dark chocolate is only good in the high cocoa range. Most dark chocolate is chocolate flavored sugar. With the exception of a few hand fulls of these raisins a day I stuck to the diet. It was actually fun, but not easy. It takes time and planning. My wife is a long distance biker and must carb up for that and even Dr. Davis agrees with that. Last night we went to a pizza joint. I was going to go off the diet for one night and have pizza. They had a gluten free pizza, so I order that. It tasted all right, not as good as the regular, but I can live with it.
After one week I have lost three pounds. At one point I had actually lost six pounds, but three of them came back. My wife has lost about the same.
With the exception of doing away with whole wheat, this diet is pretty much the same as most others.
The doctor says you will not get hungry on his diet. On the first week I found some days where I was hungry all day. Now that just may have been my mind which is used to grazing all day, I don't know. When hungry I did find that a couple handfuls of almonds helped.
In a couple of months I will review, Venice A. Fulton's Six Weeks to OMG, in that review I will update you on my progress with this diet.
It is unfortunate that you can't come back to a review and change it. These books have to be reviewed on how easy they are to understand and if you think they will work.
I found this extremely easy to understand. So easy, it might annoy some, as the author repeats, repeats and then repeats. With a book like this, I believe that is important, so you will remember it without having to go back and listen over and over.
There are some things that go against the norm and that are different from anything else you may have tried. I found the cold baths to be interesting and I will try my own version of cold showers, but there is nothing I hate worse then a cold shower. Not eating breakfast, is something I tried a month ago on my own. It was actually easier then it sounds. I have found that what makes me eat the most is eating. That sounds stupid, but I found that I can hold off eating for a long time, but once I start I can not stop. My problem was that I was trying to just eat twice a day. Fulton says eat three meals and no snacks. If I eat a full meal for lunch and then know that I am going to eat in 3 to 4 hours, I can do that. I did it yesterday as I was listening to this and it worked well, except after dinner I was still hungry. I will have to work on that. I believe I can make this plan work.
I am also excited to see if the plan for flattening the stomach works.
The narrator almost sounds like he is reading a children's book, which can be annoying at first. Despite my critical cynical self, I was charmed by him. It took two hours to get into the meat of the book, so you can skip the first couple of hours as that part is just to motivate you.
On the Wheat Belly Diet. I told some people back in November that I would relate my experience with that diet in this review. Sorry it took me so long. That is an extremely hard diet and if married your spouse must be involved. We lasted about a month on it. I lost five pounds, but any diet which tells you to eat nothing but raw vegetables would accomplish that. I thank the Wheat Doctor had some good things to say and convinced me that we have too many wheat products, but his book is very disorganized and not real practical. I have taken away some things that I will keep for life and should help my overall health the rest of my life. Futon's book is also anti carbs, but gives you a more practical path to follow.
this book was recommended to me by my daughter who was concerned about my health--i HAD (notice past tense!!) all sorts of medical issues which were caused/exacerbated by my lousy life-style. this book turned my life around--this itty-bitty, crappy-named book!! grab your kleenex and read/listen when you can concentrate!! you won't believe you have been so stupid and so blind to what is going on with your food, your life!! this is another book that i give/recommend to EVERYONE! please DO NOT LET THE TITLE and the few very crude comments/references TURN YOU OFF! this is a book with a message everyone should hear. and mothers--do your daughters a favor (and vice-versa!!)--encourage them to read this book.