By Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Weight Loss Program
The reason is that wheat has been genetically modified over the years, changing its gene expression. Specifically, our modern-day wheat contains gliadin—a protein from gluten—that has an opiate-like effect in your body. So, it literally feeds your cravings. In fact, Dr. William Davis, author of the book Wheat Belly, has described the Wheat Belly diet: “Lose the wheat, lose the weight.”
But gliadin isn’t the only culprit. At a recent conference Dr. Garry Gordon, a well-known doctor of osteopathy, showed that wheat affects the inner workings of your digestive tract—disturbing your body’s ability to move food through your system.
So, for heart-healthy weight loss, you want a wheat-free diet plan.
Foods to Avoid on a Wheat-Free Diet Plan
- Bread, rolls, biscuits and muffins
- Pretzels and crackers
- Cereals made from wheat
Foods to Eat on a Wheat-Free Diet Plan
- Ezekiel bread
- Jerusalem artichoke pasta
- Steel-cut oatmeal (1–2 times a week)
- Sweet potatoes
To maintain your wheat-free diet plan, you can also look for gluten-free products at your local health-food store—including gluten-free pastas, breads and more.
Healthy Weight Loss Tip
Those foods raise blood sugar and insulin levels, setting off a cascade of inflammation that can adversely affect your arteries.
By replacing these substances with anti-inflammatory foods, you not only can lose weight—you can significantly minimize or heal inflammatory illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, colitis and skin problems, as well as help your cardiovascular system.
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