About 10 years ago, I went on the Liver Cleansing Diet, not for weight loss but as part of a systemic cleansing (hey, it was spring) and to feel better. According to Dr. Sandra Cabot's book, the focus was on healthy everything. No trans fats, no eggs yolks, no sugars, etc, and only healthy oils. Since I was doing an off-the-shelf cleanse at the same time that included ridding the body of yeasts, fungus, bugs, metals, etc. I decided to go without wheat as well and focus on other whole, organic grains and to have whole eggs. At that time, I included soy in my meals when desired. (Found out later how bad soy is for me and my thyroid, but I digress.) I would have oatmeal or some other cooked grain and an egg for breakfast; what I called my super salad (put layer of lettuce in big bowl and add chopped veggies from fridge, top with cubed chicken or tuna, and have small cup of home made dressing on side); for dinner, I'd have broiled chicken, turkey or fish with two steamed veggies like green beans and carrots and a small portion of a grain like rice or quinoa. If I was hungry, I ate fruit whatever was fresh and reasonable at the store or occasionally a wholesome snack bar (pretty picky about those things).
After a couple of weeks, my hunger was incidental never overwhelming even if I put a meal off for some reason. Over a period of about 10 weeks, I lost so much weight I needed new jeans twice. I did not exercise extra though I did feel like moving more with the energy I was experiencing. Oh, yeah. I didn't count a single calorie or point (weight watchers) or block (zone) or anything. I just ate what was good for me and taste was my guide.
Now, I'm behind the eight-ball with weight once again or worse. Why did I stop eating the way my body needs? I got a boyfriend. He is long gone but the good habits I'd begun went by the wayside didn't get picked up again. Life happened--job went away, family issues, etc.
Now that I see others have experienced what I discovered with wheat, I'm going to get back to doing that again. I'm remembering the great things I discovered about other grains like rye, buckwheat (not a real wheat), quinoa, corn, rice, wild rice, and even kamut. It will be no modern wheat for me. This time when I'm trim, I'll not be talked, tricked or cajoled out of my eating pattern.
I'm a newbie here but I sure like what I've read from people. I'll have to register and get "real". :D