Welcome to my Bloooooog :)

Trying to sound like Dracula with my word BLOG. I think I fell flat!

I am officially open for being asked questions. My first endeavor will be to encourage everyone that going wheat-free is not difficult nor is it a tasteless endeavor. I won’t tell you it’s totally easy, sometimes when you’re hungry and haven’t put snacks in place to curb your hunger; you’ll get very frustrated and probably cheat.

Hopefully, I will help you successfully make the leap to a total wheat-free diet. Why,

Because after reading Wheat Belly by William Davis, I am convinced that my life will be healthier without our 21st century genetically modified wheat. The wheat we eat today has absolutely NO resemblance to the wheat we ate in the 1950s and before. Eating today’s wheat is worse than eating a candy bar. How’s that for Trouble.

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Below is the book description from Amazon:

Book Description
Release date: August 30, 2011
A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as “wheat”—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.

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I haven’t seen the recipes nor tried any from the Wheat Belly Cookbook. The book has 183 reviews and no review is under 3 stars. I want to begin helping people with one of the 3-star reviews and debunking their problem:

I have now tried two recipes from the book, following the directions very carefully and both were a bust. The basic bread tastes okay but is so flat it would never make a good sandwich–unlike the picture of the Reuben sandwich in the book–and doesn’t have the texture or taste of a bread–more like a cake. I also made the chocolate cream pie as dessert for Christmas Day…

When making your own bread, it will NEVER taste like wheat bread. It WON’T have the taste nor the softness. The good news is you can learn to eat “sandwiches” without bread or you can make/buy gluten-free bread and toast it. I absolutely LOVE brown rice bread toasted with peanut butter. I don’t make bread, except pizza dough. I just tried a recipe for pizza dough that was pretty good and didn’t make me feel I was missing eating REAL pizza. I generally buy bread in the health food section of the grocery store (frozen). There are some very good ones. Ezekiel Bread has wheat in it.

That’s it for now. Please don’t hesitate to ask me questions. If I cannot answer the question, I’ll find the answer. Why should you believe anything I have to say? I’ve eaten wheat free for years. Tried LOTS of recipes. Eaten lots of gluten free foods (both yucky and wonderful) and survived eating at restaurants also.

Have an outstanding day 🙂 jan

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 02:05:54

    I will for SURE be keeping up with this Jan. Love you!!!!

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  2. Keith Griffie
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 01:31:27

    Thanks, Jan. Looking forward to reading your blog. I agree with you about GMO’s. Bad news for everyone. Of course, they say it won’t hurt you, but how do they know? What research have they done? It’s crazy. We have all but quit eating bread of any kind, usually when we eat out at a restaurant. Thanks for starting this and hopefully we will all be the better for it.

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