Wheat Belly Review
What You Should Know
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health offers a glimpse at life without wheat. The author, Dr. William Davis, is a cardiologist who noticed the connection with restricting the intake of wheat and the overall improvement in the health of his patients.
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The premise of the book is that wheat, in its current form, is an unhealthy choice for people. The book is broken into three parts that explain the science and offer advice on how to live wheat free. The first section of the book is a three chapter introduction into the unhealthy aspects of whole grain and how modern wheat is different from its ancestors. The second part of the book is nine chapters and explains how wheat is addictive, why it leads to obesity and diabetes, and how it affects the overall health of the body. The final part is the last chapter where Dr. Davis outlines the way to cut wheat from your diet and follow his diet plan.
- The book is readily available from online merchants and local retailers.
- The information in the book is research oriented and thorough.
- High use of medical terminology may make it difficult for some readers to maintain intrest.
- Has been compared to the Atkins diet in that carbohydrates are vilified.
- Some reviewers have said that the book does not do a good job of outlining an actual diet.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health sounds a lot like other programs that promote a low carbohydrate diet for a reason, it is. The difference is in this plan the focus is on wheat at first, although eventually all carbs are vilified and stricken from the diet. For people with a wheat intolerance, this may be an invaluable resource in learning more about the condition and helping educate family members on the condition. However, for individuals who are simply trying to lose weight this book may be more frustrating than illuminating. The focus of the book is on the evils of wheat. A mere one chapter is set aside to actually provide any dietary instruction. While the book certainly gets points for being well researched, it does little to actually help one create a functioning diet. For people serious about losing weight, not just learning about gluten, a different diet book is probably best. Regardless of the diet plan chosen, using a weight loss supplement that has been scientifically proven to decrease appetite can help make the transition to a new way of eating easier.