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Old 01-12-2018, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Thanks for the replies, many good points were made.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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Less bloating.

carbs cling to water. Eliminate carbs, eliminate bloating.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Middle Earth
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For me - clearer skin, less bloating, fat loss, and more energy.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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I haven't eaten wheat regularly for many years. I might eat a piece of warm bread from a restaurant twice a year. That's it. And when I do, I get bloated and feel bad later.

I do much better without it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I reiterate OP, keep a food diary and find out just how much you're eating. Whether you are eating healthy or not, if you eat more than you burn you're going to gain weight. Are you exercising? As you age, your metabolism starts to get sluggish. You have to eat even less and/or exercise more. In my 20s it was far less effort to maintain my figure. Now in my 40s, I have to watch what I eat AND work out. IMHO I don't think wheat has anything to do with it. If you are eating within your daily caloric range (which can be found via fitness apps and online), then you won't suffer bloating, water retention, etc. I don't have any of those issues. High quality, less processed wheat contains fiber, which helps with digestion. Processed wheat, like many breads, also contains salt, which causes water retention. This is not to say that you can't enjoy a slice or two of bread for your sandwich. But make sure you are watching the calories, sticking to breads that have a minimum of 3g fiber, and not a lot of salt. I'd use pitas or whole wheat bread vs. hamburger buns. Hamburger buns have salt and calories and not much else.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Yes, I went wheat free for two years. I didn't do it for weight loss, an alternative doctor told me that was the cause of IBS and psoriasis.

I went strict, no soy sauce no nothing.

Didn't do a darn thing, didn't change my health, my shape, or my weight.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Has anyone removed wheat from their diet and had good results? If not completely removed, what about drastically reducing the amount of wheat intake?
Yes, I removed wheat in my diet due to necessity, found out I was gluten intolerant over eight years ago, but discovered many other benefits. Those happen to be: weight loss, reduced inflammation and joint pain, clearer skin, no more brain fog, no more snacking due to reduced appetite from wheat elimination, and more energy overall. I have generally stayed with a modified paleo diet overall with vegetables, fruits, lean meats, some starches, and occasionally some "gluten-free" foods- however those are more carbohydrate dense so I tend to keep those items limited. I strongly recommend wheat elimination to many people, you have to really pay attention to labels on all products, as they can be included in unusual products.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:51 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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No health issues. I've read Wheat Belly and other articles that state how bad wheat is for our bodies. I'm curious to know if anyone has any positive stories about removing wheat from their diet or even if they noticed no difference.
My brother has a severe case of celiac disease. When he cut out wheat, he dropped quite a bit of weight, effortlessly. Not only that, but other health issues started to clear up, spontaneously. I have eliminated wheat, but nothing magical or noteworthy happened. But I don't have his level of the disease. No noticeable symptoms.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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It's almost impossible. Unless you have celiac, I wouldn't chance it.
I would say it benefits everyone to remove wheat from your diet, not just those with celiac.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I would say it benefits everyone to remove wheat from your diet, not just those with celiac.
I agree and absorbed the books in recent years on wheat belly, grain brains etc. I so enjoy my gluten free crackers and make little sandwiches with them, piece of meat, raw onion and when I don't use the crackers I use romaine lettuce leaves. There are so many delightful gluten free crackers I've found, but watch the carb intake.
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