Friday, February 27, 2009

Healthy Eating Plan: One Big Secret to Ensure Your Weight Loss Succees

Today's healthy eating plan article comes from Australian Fitness Expert, Daniel Munday. It covers that controversial topic of "grains" in your diet...let's see what the expert from down under is saying...(and we're interested to hear your feedback as well - post your comment below).

Healthy Eating Plan: One Big Secret for Weight Loss Success

By Daniel Munday

Hands up everyone who is sick of the same old, run of the mill healthy eating plan information that comes from health professionals trotting out the same old tips time and time again. Yeah, I thought so. Me too.


This big secret is something that will send your fat loss results over the edge and can be the plateau breaker if you have been following a relatively healthy eating plan and training routine for a while now but are still looking for that little slimmer midsection.


Your biggest enemy on your quest for fat loss results is wheat.


Surprising as it may seem, most people whether they know it or not, actually have intolerance to wheat and the side effects of consuming anything with wheat in it are not pretty.


Have you ever had way too much gas that it becomes embarrassing, especially after eating something that you thought was healthy? Or that bloated belly that won't go away despite the amount of interval training and other weight loss workouts that you do? Yeah, me too.


That's the two big warning signs that your body doesn't respond well to wheat and no matter how hard you try, you are just not going to shift that last little bit of stubborn belly fat.


What foods actually contain wheat?

Unfortunately most processed foods contain wheat so that rules out all of the so called "healthy" cereals and nut bars, protein bars, and breakfast bars that are pushed by athletes, celebrities and dieticians who really should know better.


Bread also contains wheat and is far from being part of anybody's healthy eating plan. Even the grain bread that is supposed to be good for us is full of processed ingredients that are making our population fatter and fatter.

I have lost count of the amount of people that I have trained, myself included, who have experienced phenomenal fat loss results from taking this evil food out of their diets.


For those of you who are used to having your cereal and toast in the morning, the perfect alternative is some eggs or if you cannot stomach a hot breakfast, why not try some Greek yoghurt with fruit and add in some nuts for extra protein.


A perfect lunch time alternative to your sandwich is a salad filled with plenty of vegetables and a protein source like chicken breast, or you can even throw in a tin of salmon, tuna or even mixed means on top to give you some protein.


If you love a good pasta for dinner why not try the gluten free pasta. It tastes exactly the same as normal wheat pasta and you can still have your Italian fix without sabotaging your weight loss results.


Even though your wheat habit may be tough to break, I promise you that you do break the wheat cycle you will be shedding the body fat faster than ever before and giving up that slice of bread each meal will be more than worth it when you can look down and see the new, streamlined version of yourself. Trust me on this one!


Thanks Daniel. Again, goes against what the "politically correct" dieticians will tell you, but we ain't about being "PC" here!

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Fernando said...

Interesting. But how come thousands of people out there, pro and amateurs bodybulders alike eat wheat (whole wheat mostly) regularly (in form of toasts, usually) and get their results anyway?

Is there a percentage available here? How much of the population is really wheat intolerant?

Regardless, how about other grains? You only mention wheat, that's one grain. There a different types of flour for example, made with different grains. How about those?

I think there's a lot more to say on this topic and it deserves a more details and real alternatives.

Brent Parkhill said...

Very good information. I agree with Fernando to some extent with needing more statistics, however, his comments on the bodybuilders are a bit unwarranted in the grand scheme of things. What we have to understand is that amateur and pro bodybuilders have time on their side. When dealing with the general population of clients for fat/weight loss, hours of training is simply not practical. I have a lot of friends that are bodybuilders and can spend as much as 3-4 hours a day in the gym (split sessions), but the vast majority of people are lucky if they can get train 3-4 hours per week. In any case, that is my two cents.

David at said...

I agree with the above. The fact of the matter is that if you look at the evolution of man over the past 100,000 years, eating wheat in whatever form is an extremely new development. In a lot of cases, our bodies simply cannot handle it.

Thanks for the info,


Fernando said...

I partially agree with you Brent and David, but I still think this is more of general health matter than weight-loss matter.

Although it is true that some people can only train 3-4 hours a week (I train 3 times a week myself with good results) and that wheat is relatively a 'new' thing, the fact of the matter is, millions of people have made amazing body recomposition's while still eating wheat. In fact, if you spend an hour reading a forum with users testimonials (I'm talking about amateurs), you'll find out hundreds of cases with people that got great results while still eating whole wheat bread or wheat pasta.

In my own case, I've always had wheat in my diet and that didn't prevent me from getting good results. Of course, what this might mean is that all those people and myself aren't wheat intolerant, which brings me back to my point:

For me this article should be aid to people that might be wheat intolerant and could improve their health by avoiding wheat products. This should be regardless of the fact that they might or might not be on a weight-loss program. If you're wheat intolerant, you should know it like you should know of any other food allergy you might have, to improve your health, not to boost your fat-loss.

Anyway, I confess not be an expert myself, these are my mere opinions. It's an interesting subject and I hope the author gives some more in-depth info.

Rylan Duggan RK, CSCS said...

You can analyze it to death, but I agree with Dan.

In fact, I agree so much that I made it part of my Daily Detox Diet that I include in my women's only Go Sleeveless program.

It simply never fails to amaze me how much visible difference to one's body eliminating wheat makes.

I have my client's go through a 40 day elimination phase where they cut out wheat (among a number of other things) and then slowly reintroduce foods one at a time after the elimination process to see what their body reacts poorly to.

Time and time again, as soon as someone brings back wheat they start bloating up, retaining water, and generally feeling lethargic.

And I'm not talking about white flour products like wonder bread and muffins here. Even 'healthy' choices like whole wheat pasta and 7 grain bread are time bombs.

I don't need the studies and science to back this up, I've seen it too many times in the real world results that my clients have shown.

If you don't believe it, try it for 40 days and you'll have all the proof you need.

Daniel Munday - Sydney's Fat Loss Expert said...

Wow, what a hornets nest!

I could go down and dig for a truckload of stats but like Rylan said, my evidence is my clients and in my own training and to be honest I don't have the time to do that.

There is a bit of an 'underground' movement of health and fitness pros that are saying the same thing over and over again.

Cut the grains and increase your fat loss results.

Like Brent said, I don't have the time to train for hours a day to get rid of the extra fat and often bloating that is caused by wheat.

The people that I train definitely don't have that time each week, let alone each day.

That's why I had to evolve as a trainer to give people what they are paying for.

If you don't have a wheat intolerance give it a go anyway. You can still have wheat for cheat meals (like I still do) but I definitely get leaner faster when I'm not eating it.

At the end of the day, the reason behind this is getting results faster which is what we are all looking for yeah?

thanks for reading and your comments. Gotta love sparking some interest in a controversial topic!

Suzette said...

What about the fact that lots of breads, even whole wheat and whole grain breads, have High Fructose Corn Syrup in them!! this is also a cause for alert!!! Could this be the culprit of the bloating and other symptoms described?!

Daniel Munday - Sydney's Fat Loss Expert said...

I'm not sure if your breads in North America have HFCS in them but if they do, then definitely Suzette - great point!

HFCS is making people fatter and fatter despite those ads that went out last year saying it was safe.

Benson said...


I couldn't agree with you more. Cutting wheat and gluten out of your breads is great start and you'll begin to see changes in your body faster than before. Even if you choose to eat breads, there's actually sections in the grocery stores (at least in the US) where you can find wheat/gluten free breads (it's usually frozen because it's not meant to last).

Thanks for sharing Daniel

Karen said...

I'm not sure I'd say that you brought up a hornet's nest. Anytime one tells you to completely eliminate a certain food, you are going to get varying opinions. I think it's a valid point. One that is certainly dificult to execute- especially when you have kids (aren't their 3 food groups, pasta, pizza and chicken fingers?).
However, I also tell my clients that the fastest and surest way to loose extra weight is to give up anything white: flour, potatoes, pasta, etc. It's very effective!


Antonio said...

Just because body builders can get results that are visible does not mean they are healthy... or not getting results that are not visible.

Do you know how sick many body builders realyare? Do you know how often they are bloated and miserable from low energy and depression?

Come one. My friends have been pro body buildres and they can be some sick people and look great on the outside.

97% of the people who are allergic to gluten had NO IDEA. The official stat is 1 in 113 people are gluten intolerant but I can tell you that those numbers are inaccurate.

Every single person I had get off gluten saw radical improvements in all sorts of health issues - not just body fat, but also mental/emo stability, energy levels & skin problems disappeared.

The real issue is 15 to 20 yrs of digestive disorders from eating grains causes which we are only starting to see in some adults.

Human beings are simply not designed to eat grains, when people avoid them, they get healthier. Simple formula works for me.


Anonymous said...

I agree about wheat in excess. Now, if we could just get people to realize that eating fat doesn't make you fat...