Looking back through the many before/after success photos posted here over the years on the Wheat Belly Blog and the Wheat Belly Facebook page, you can’t help but be stunned by the dramatic contrasts in facial appearance that develop with removal of the inflammation provoked by wheat and grains.
Ann is the photo at the top. While she described substantial health benefits, you can tell that a lot of changes have occurred just from her photograph.
“During my pre-Wheat Belly lifestyle, my face was puffy, I was heavier all over, my hair was thinning and brittle, I was tired all the time and my joints were starting to ache. I feel great now. My hair is soft, thicker and longer, no more puffy face, no more sore joints. Now I can hardly wait to wake up in the morning to go for a walk!”
Gwen’s several month before/after:
Ann’s change in appearance was dramatic even though she lost only 3 pounds, reflecting the marked reversal of inflammation with the Wheat Belly lifestyle:
It’s something I witness every day: Yes, people lose weight. But the change in appearance, especially that of the face, is out of proportion to the weight lost. Just look at the eyes alone: less puffy, larger—we’ve seen this effect countless times. It reflects the loss of facial skin edema and inflammation, an effect that occurs body-wide but is most evident on the face.
The Wheat Belly lifestyle is not just another low-carb diet; it is a rejection of the inflammatory, health-crippling effects of wheat and grains.