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Not yet convinced to give up grains?

I have just finished watching this quirky and very informative 33 minute video on You Tube called Get Out of the Gluten Glut. The video (see link below) features Anne Buzzelli who is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle. She has a private nutrition practice in Staunton, Virginia called BuzzNutrition.

She presents some fascinating facts about  grains (especially wheat) such as:

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Spare tyres and man boobs

Wow Shirley, congratulations! I didn’t know you were pregnant. When are you due?

What do you mean Mary? I am not pregnant!

Maybe you know exactly how Shirley feels, because you have found yourself in this same scenario. I know I have! It was 8 months after having my first baby and someone who I hadn’t seen in a while thought I was still pregnant – and the comment was made in a lift full of people!

Dr William Davis, in his book “Wheat Belly”, claims that foods made with or containing wheat make you fat. He further admits that sugary soft drinks and sedentary lifestyles add to the problem, but for those health conscious people who exercise regularly and  watch what they eat  – the principal trigger for increasing weight is wheat. Read the rest of this entry