Twenty days have passed in my Wheat Belly Experience, inspired after reading William Davis’ Wheat Belly and the Wheat Belly Cookbook and I have my own internal debate on the evil that might be wheat. Davis argues the genetic mutation of wheat over the last 50 years has rendered wheat not really wheat. The argument is that wheat, even that described as healthy “whole grains”, results in the collection of visceral fat, or what most like to call the beer gut.
I’ve decided to forgo wheat for thirty days in an attempt to regain my figure; long abused with breads, pasta, baked goods, Guinness and countless other food items. My goal, however long it takes, is to lose about twenty pounds. Basically I’m tired of having to do a handstand to get at my belt buckle. This Wheat Belly Experience is the first salvo in the war on my midriff.
One of the most interesting points Davis makes in the Wheat Belly Cookbook is the opiate nature of the gliadins in wheat. Gliadin is a class of protein in wheat that is drawn to the opiate receptors of the brain, much as a narcotic would. This might explain my…