So, I'm checking out Dr. William Davis' Wheat Belly Blog, http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/ and I see this laundry list of foods you can eat all you want, never, seldom, etc... Just wondering what you all think about this list and the whole wheat belly diet deal.
I also see on a comment to someone, Dr. Davis says, "...Personally, I don’t even like meat, but I do believe that uncured meats and other animal products are compatible with health.
Eliminate: All wheat-based products (all breads, all breakfast cereals, noodles, pasta, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles, donuts, pretzels, crackers), oat products (oatmeal, oat bran), cornstarch-based products (sauces or gravies thickened with cornstarch, prepared or processed foods containing cornstarch, cornmeal products like chips, tacos, tortillas), sugary soft drinks, candies
His 'never' list: Fried foods Fast foods Hydrogenated “trans” fats Cured meats─hot dogs, sausages, bacon, bologna, pepperoni High-fructose corn syrup containing foods; honey; agave syrup; sucrose Processed rice, rice flour or potato products─rice crackers, rice cereals, pretzels, white breads, breakfast cereals, potato chips Fat-free or low-fat salad dressings ”Gluten-free” foods
His 'unlimited' list: Vegetables─except potatoes; fresh or frozen, never canned Raw nuts and seeds─raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashews; dry-roasted peanuts (not roasted in oil); pumpkin and sunflower seeds Healthy oils (unheated)─olive, flaxseed, coconut, avocado, walnut Meats─red meats, pork, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs. (Consider free-range, grass-fed and/or organic sources.) Non-wheat grains─ground flaxseed, chia seeds Teas, coffee, water, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or coconut water Cheeses—real cultured cheeses only (not Velveeta or single-slice processed cheese) Avocado or guacamole; hummus; unsweetened condiments, e.g., mayonnaise, mustard, oil-based salad dressings; ketchup without high-fructose corn syrup; pesto, tapenades; olives
Limited: Fruit─No more than 2 servings a day (one serving is a level handful), preferably in this order (best first): berries of all varieties, citrus, apples, nectarines, peaches, melons. Minimize bananas, pineapples, mangoes, and grapes Fruit juices─only real juices and in minimal quantities (no more than 2-4 oz) Dairy products─No more than 1 serving per day of milk, cottage cheese or yogurt, unsweetened (Fat content does not matter.) Legumes/beans; peas; sweet potatoes and yams; rice (white and brown); soy Dark chocolates─70-85% cocoa or greater; no more than 40 grams (approximately 2 inches square) per day Sugar-free foods─preferably stevia-containing, rather than aspartame