I definitely believe it's real! I have been eating Anti-Candida/Paleo/LowCarb/WheatFree for about three months now. I've lost 30 lbs total, and saw my bloated belly nearly disappear!
This past weekend, however, I made the mistake of eating a steak sandwich. A willing mistake because I didn't want to offend my friend's parents who bought it for me without me knowing. I debated, but ate it. I even drank the soda they bought me.
Yeah, yeah, I know... I shouldn't be putting courtesy before health.
After that, you can imagine the narly sugar and carb cravings I had. For the next two days I ingested some sort of wheat and/or sugar. Not very large amounts, but I still ate them.
I saw my belly swell up like crazy, plus at the area where my belly was especially bloating, there was a slight "hard" kind of feeling... like a sore, hard pit. I don't know if that makes sense. But yeah, it's horrible. I also had gastro-intestinal stress, and my body's yeast and mucous production flared up. I even gained 2 pounds, going from 233 to 235.
I've definitely learned my lesson and I'm staying away from this evil, evil grain! Out of all the grains out there, wheat is definitely the bain of them all. :(
Honestly, even being over 200 lbs, I saw a HUGE difference in my belly between eating wheat and not eating wheat.
No more wheat belly for me...