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Sunday, December 11, 2011

So wheat gives the dudes moobs ...

... but the ladies will go from deflated flatter chested pears, to round and perky Barbies if they just lose the wheat.  Yeah, that's how it's always worked for me!  WheatBelly is a JOKE.  Odd none of the LC ladies will call this guy on this crap ...

17 comments:

bentleyj74 said...

Perhaps we are misreading the line up. Perhaps it is meant to indicate that time travel will also be an option.

bentleyj74 said...

Also...as it is usual to read from left to right that sequence completely befuddled me for a few seconds during which I questioned the sanity of the folks responsible for marketing and cover art.

Thomas said...

I think the huge amount of dogma surrounding wheat consumption(mostly driven by paleo philosophy and the fact that wheat does cause damage to some)is another great one to tackle.

By the way, Dr. Mercola (or at least his web site) said it again:

"It seems that the evidence is quite clear that chronically raising your blood glucose will raise your insulin and leptin, which in turn will increase insulin and leptin resistance. And avoiding insulin and leptin resistance is perhaps the single most important factors if you seek optimal health and longevity."

Sigh!

"That said, the degree to which you choose to reduce sugar and carbs however is, ultimately, up to you. And certain individual biochemical differences can make one diet more beneficial for you than others. The key point is to be aware that consuming sugar, grains and starches will promote insulin resistance to some degree or other, depending on the amount you consume."

So, if I consume a little bit of grains, starches and sugar I will only get a little bit insulin resistant? Whew! That's good to know.....

I bet Mr. M doesn't even write or check this stuff. I think his sales machine is too big by now for him over see it completely. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on that.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

You're right about that progression thing bentley! He also gave the ladies wheat thighs too. I thought wheat caused visceral fat.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

@Thomas: Personally I've never gotten the wheat makes us sick therefore fat argument. Zoe Harcombe is the one with this notion that we tend to get addicticted/crave/overeat foods we're intolerant to. I don't know what kind of crazy eating disorder she had, perhaps her version of bulimia was to eat foods that gave her diarrhea, but that just goes against human nature. If wheat made me physically ill, I would perhaps still risk that for a bite of a really good fresh bread, or such, but unless I'm a masochist, I'm not eating much, let alone overeating it.

The insulin begets insulin resistance dogma must be challenged. I just read where a paleo diet reduced IR by some whopping amount and an LC blogger can't help but imagine how much better it would have been had it not been a high carb version as it was. Sheesh!

M. said...

I think Minger’s posts on wheat from the China Study has increased the focus on wheat in the paleo world.

I think one issue with wheat is that it is usually used to make higher reward foods and is used frequently for extra calories like bread and desert. Bread is rarely the main “starch” to a meal; restaurants will put it out on the table for something to eat before the real meal gets there. Even people eating sandwiches or hamburgers still eat fries or potato chips or some other starch. Even if someone is eating a plate full of pasta, garlic toast will be served with it. Bread is usually just added calories.

Thomas said...

The paleo world has been focused on wheat and grains from day one. Their contention isn't just that it's added calories, but that it's inherently dangerous, with the argument that we didn't evolve eating grains, so it must not be a healthy food for us (and causes intestinal and further damage as well as malabsorption).

Chris Masterjohn gave a brilliant opinion (IMO) on this in his interview with Cary Nostler (see his site for more info)-a very rational account of how grains have (and can) fit into the human food record and why they may have been dangerous as well as healthful (definitely congruent with WAPF philosophy). Anyway, it puts perspective to the knee jerk "all grains are dangerous/deadly" dogma that you hear from many hard core paleo folk.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

I agree M. When we make pasta, it bugs me to no end that hubby "needs" his bread with that. Don't get me wrong, LOVE the occasional garlic bread or really good fresh bread, just certainly don't need it along with a starch-based meal to begin with. The Minnesota starvation experiment included quite a bit of bread after all.

Wheat products are surprisingly high energy density on their own (whole wheat or otherwise) when compared to other starches as well, and are great vehicles for fat and sweet. Folks routinely stall and gain on paleo almond meal concoctions just as easily.

bentleyj74 said...

My H needs his bread with pasta too. I think it's texture related. The bread is crunchy and the pasta is squishy. Like chili and crackers.

bentleyj74 said...

You could really kill a lot of time making fun of that cover. Think of all the possible alternative titles it could imply. I'm adding "Degeneration in cloning" to the mix.

Steph said...

I think her pregnancy test is positive. Good for her. Bagels for two!

Galina L. said...

I am not a fan of Dr. Davis. He makes simplified, exaggerated claims. I believe it is because he want to appeal to the majority of the audience, and probably working with people taught him how to reach the most. I don't like such style, however, my very limited experience of explaining to my non-scientifically minded mom how to change her diet, allowed me to understand why telling stories instead of normal explanation works. Why to raise hell? What doc do for his purpose works for him. Who am I to tell him how to write books, or what to do in order to get publicity. I am just not his audience.
However, there is something about wheat that makes it worth experimenting with elimination for folks with allergies and gastrointestinal problems. Eliminating of gluten improved my son's eczema and his flatulence issues. Irritation against Dr.Davis style of reaching masses should not discourage people from some personal n=1.

bentleyj74 said...

@Steph

Good catch! There are 9 of her aren't there? Bwa ha haha heh.

bentleyj74 said...

I'd want my money back. Who green lighted that cover?!

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

LOL Steph! I'm a little slow ... I just "got ya"!

scall0way said...

Well there were a lot of comments in LC circles how apparently giving up wheat makes your boobs bigger and perkier. :-)

But since I've seen in my own family what awful symptoms eating wheat has caused different family members - many of us suffering for years, on mutliple medications, because no doctor ever suggested cutting out wheat. In all our cases it took a *friend* to suggest it, and what a difference it has made in several lives, including my own.

So if Dr. Davis can get a few people to try giving up wheat I say more power to him. It's not as if it's exactly dangerous advice. Maybe wheat is not the Devil for all people, but it's not exactly essential to life either.

Gothic Writer said...

Well, I am intolerant to it... not celiac, but intolerant, and even on a weight loss calorie count, if I eat it, I bloat up. My measurements change, etc. Once I avoid it, my weight starts dropping again. I can get away with just a bit, but if I have more than a couple servings over a day or so, the water weight/bloat shows up no matter how many calories I'm eating or exercise I do.

With that said, I did hear this book is terrible.

I have LONG thought that the "secret" to low carb diets is that people get off of gluten and lose a ton of water weight (for starters) and inflammation and then are able to lose weight because their bodies aren't in distress anymore. All I know is I can't do low carb well. I don't feel good, so I try to go 40-30-30ish with macronutrients.

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