A: Many of us have made a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight. But when it comes right down to it, who wants to diet? The answer to the opening question is the same topic I’ve written about before. There are many health reasons why humans should not eat gluten; but that aside, gluten-free and low-carbohydrate nutrition, particularly with whole foods rather than processed, will allow your body to burn fat and lose weight.
If you follow Wheatbelly’s facebook page you’ll see daily pictures of persons who eat according to Dr. William Davis’ guidelines and lose tens and hundreds of pounds in short periods of time. I purposefully did not call this a diet, and that is because you won’t feel hungry. You will eat plenty of protein and good fats, both of which provide energy and suppress appetite much longer than carbohydrates do. I eat two scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil and sometimes a wheatbelly biscuit with maple almond butter for breakfast about 7:30 a.m. Often 1 p.m. rolls around, and I find myself saying “Oh, I’d better eat some lunch.” Don’t worry if you like to snack in between meals because there are plenty of good choices such as a handful of nuts or a couple slices of cheese. The Internet is filled with websites and great recipes for gluten-free, low-carbohydrate meals. But if you don’t know where to start, try reading “Wheatbelly” (the book) and get the new companion “Wheatbelly 30-Minute (or less!) Cookbook.” For more information, stop by Sumpter Pharmacy and Wellness.
Information provided by Toni Sumpter, Sumpter Pharmacy and Wellness, 628 Nile Kinnick Drive South, Suite A, 993-1119.