Why Wheat, Gluten and Grain Free
By eliminating wheat from your diet, it immediately puts a stop on eating processed foods such as bread, cakes, pasta, rice, biscuits etc, reduces the carb intake of your diet, reduces insulin levels, and stops a leaky gut (which most people have with/out symptoms) causing malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, and stops hunger.
The “Wheat Belly” or “Muffin Top”, is the result of the glucose-insulin-fat deposition on the abdomen.
Modern wheat and grains have “been genetically altered to provide processed food manufacturers the greatest yield at the lowest cost; consequently, this once benign grain has been transformed into a nutritionally empty ingredient which causes blood sugar to spike more rapidly than eating pure table sugar and has addictive properties that cause hunger, overeating and fatigue.
Sadly wheat is found in so many foods we wouldn’t consider it to be and so many new products and new types of bread are being introduced. We have come to feel wheat is a necessary part of any meal. Eggs and toast, cereal, sandwich, pitta bread, hamburgers with buns, crackers for a snack, pies etc. It is eaten in greater quantities year on year. Add on top the increased sugar consumption and it’s not a pretty picture.
A sandwich might have a little salad inside but the bulk of what you are eating comes from the bread, but by removing the bread and eating instead a huge salad with a variety of ingredients, you will be
better nourished and more able to absorb the vitamins minerals it contains.
Do not eat gluten free products unless they are wheat free and grain free. By removing gluten from wheat, it is usually replaced with rice starch, corn starch, tapioca starch etc. Although they are now gluten free and may cause the same immunological response, the carbs (mainly the amylopectin A it still contains) will still break down to glucose and still cause an insulin spike and still cause hunger, fat storage, and gain weight (and the muffin top).
So by eating low carb, by removing wheat and grains, you remove the biggest source of carbs and
processed food. Eliminating wheat and grains are an excellent strategy for rapid weight loss, appetite
control, and blood sugar control.