I am struck by how many people have weighed into Wheat Belly social media with expressions of gratitude: gratefulness for finally having found a sustainable way to lose and maintain weight loss, of not struggling with hunger, of having magnificent health restored, of being freed of pain and prescription medications, of rediscovering feelings of empathy and connectedness to other people.
Carl shared his wonderful Wheat Belly experience detailing his health and life transformation:
“July 2017 248 lbs and November 2019 178 lbs.
“Although I lost most of the weight using a different WOE (calorie resriction and exercise), I was having a hard time maintaining the weight-loss. It seemed that every time I put anything into my mouth I would gain a half a pound or a pound or two. I had also lost a lot of muscle mass and looked emaciated (I was down to 172lbs). Some even said I looked like I was sick. I was also having a hard time getting rid of the visceral fat around my belly.
“I came across the Wheat Belly book while I was researching sustainable weight loss. I decided to initiate the Wheat Belly WOE in April of 2019. I also started making and consuming the L.reuteri yogurt. The Wheat Belly WOE started to yield results over the next three or four months. I gained weight at first and I was a little concerned but I think it was my body resetting my metabolism. The immediate effects we’re definitely connected to bowel flora and those results have been amazing. I continued the same workout routine that I was doing prior (actually less) but this time the results were different. My muscle mass increased over an inch on my biceps, neck, calves and thighs while my belly (visceral fat) decreased by 4 inches (gained 6lbs of muscle). I also noticed that I wasn’t starving (I would become ravenous at times) like I was on the other diet and actually ate almost double the calories per day. My stamina has increased and my mind is clearer than it’s been since my twenties (I’m 59). I feel more empathy towards others and even find myself caring more for people in general. I also had pretty severe arthritis in my finger joints. Since April 2019 the pain has decreased significantly. I don’t think it will ever totally go away because some of the damage to the joints is permanent. I was also having PACs and PVCs (premature arterial or ventricular contractions) severely up until a few months ago. I mentioned it to Dr. Davis during one of the Undoctored Inner Circle meetings. He suggested that I try the Magnesium Water recipe. I started the very next day and within 3 days the PACs and PVCs were gone and to date haven’t returned.
“I have bought and shipped the Wheat Belly book to several of my friends and acquaintances and some of them have adopted this way of eating. There are others that are skeptical but since I’ve maintained, some are starting to come around. Besides the healthy benefits I have learned to enjoy cooking. I may buy Dr Davis’s latest book for some of my friends and relatives for Christmas this year.
“I am thankful and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.”
If you are new to the Wheat Belly lifestyle and would like an all-in-one resource that combines the complete program, you can now find it in the new Wheat Belly Revised & Expanded edition.