13 Aug 2013
- Written by Dr. Timothy Moore
CHEF TIMOTHY We have made the decision to begin and maintain a healthier lifestyle choice. We go to the gym, eat a proper diet and do all the right things to help us get and stay in great physical shape. Still, we face a dilemma – gaining more weight instead of losing it.
We just don't get it. What is going on?
What if the food manufacturers that we have grown to trust have set us up? What if they use an ingredient that's known to create hunger and turn off that part of the brain that regulates if we're satisfied or our stomachs are feeling full?
The "secret ingredients" that are causing millions of individuals to have health problems are commonly known as wheat and wheat gluten.
Wheat is a cereal grain cultivated worldwide and the key ingredient used in the majority of food consumed daily by millions of Americans. The whole-grain is a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and proteins; the refined grain is mostly a starch item.
This grain has been used for centuries, showing up today in hundreds of baked goods, processed foods, chips, cakes and pies, breads and almost everything that's manufactured and abeled edible.
Food industry claims notwithstanding, it's misleading to blanketly say that we need to eat more whole-grains.
Regular consumption of these whole-wheat grains has caused us to spend millions of dollars on problems relating to obesity, heart disease, high-blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, emotional issues, acid reflux, body rashes and rheumatoid arthritis.
The key to overcoming illness caused by wheat intake is to just stop consuming products containing wheat. This suggestion will be difficult for some.
So, here is my challenge: go gluten-free for 14 days. If you stay the course, I guarantee you will feel great and lose weight with not much effort.