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Why Removing Wheat From Your Diet Could Help You To Lose Weight!

Food intolerances are becoming more and more prevalent in today's society and there is a very straight forward reason for this...our diet's are not varied enough!

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A wheat-free diet is when you cut out all products that are made from wheat and wheat flour (eg. Bread); it is not the same as a gluten-free diet. Wheat-free diets only require that you cut out wheat products, however gluten-free diets require that you cut out all wheat, oats, barley and rye, because these foods contain gluten.

The benefit of cutting wheat out of your diet is that it can have a huge impact on your weight and the way you feel. The reason for this is that wheat often has a number of problems associated with it. The biggest problem is that because wheat is so prevalent in Western foods we tend to eat way too much of it; and when we eat too much of a particular food we are in danger of developing a food intolerance. This is why wheat and dairy are the most common triggers for food intolerances.


Eating a particular food too often can cause the digestive enzymes to be overwhelmed and therefore that particular food is no longer digested properly. This happens most commonly with foods that are not particularly easy to digest, which is the category of foods that wheat and dairy fall in to.

So, how does cutting out wheat help you to lose weight? Well, when we eat a food that we have become intolerant to, such as wheat, it causes bloating and water retention and makes us appear overweight. So when we cut out that food the bloating and water retention subsides. 

Another reason is that eating foods we are intolerant to affects our ability to digest foods properly and poor digestion causes constipation (which means we are not getting rid of waste products). When this occurs, the toxin levels in our body rise and the liver stores these toxins in our fat cells. As the toxin levels continue to rise, extra fat cells are created and maintained to assist with storage of toxins. 

So, when cut out the food we are intolerant to, our toxin levels fall and are no longer required to be stored in the fat cells.

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