You might be a Wheat Belly when . . .

Alright: Stifle your guffaws, because this is serious stuff. We all know that consumption of modern wheat and grains is associated with an astounding list of health problems, such as acid reflux, joint pains, behavioral and learning difficulties in children with ADHD and autism, depression, eating disorders like bulimia and binge eating, diabetes and pre-diabetes, and on and on. But the signature abnormality, the one clear-cut red flag on the surface: the infamous wheat belly, the probuterant “love handles” or “muffin top” that hints at underlying visceral fat, a hotbed of inflammation. So how might John or Mary Q. Public know when they’ve got one? Well: You might be a Wheat Belly when . . . You haven’t been able to look straight down and see your toes since high school. You thought pizza with low-fat cheese was a perfect healthy meal. You thought you’d pass some gas quietly and unnoticed, only to realize it was the solid discharge of last night’s pasta dinner. You can navigate traffic hands-free, maneuvering the steering wheel just by shifting your butt left or right. You think a dinner of whole grain pasta, Italian bread, and tiramisu is a well balanced diet. You’ve laughed and popped your jeans open. You considered shoving a little kid aside so that you could get the last muffin at the breakfast bar. You have to ask your husband to read your weight on the scale. You dread putting on socks or pantyhose as much as a colon...
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