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Living Wheat-Free For Dummies

Rusty Gregory, Alan Chasen

ISBN: 978-1-118-77458-8 February 2014 288 Pages


Your trusted guide to living wheat-free

Wheat is one of the largest contributors to the nationwide obesity epidemic—and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. Living Wheat-Free For Dummies exposes the harmful effects of wheat/grains, sugar, and vegetable oils and provides you with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat/grain-free lifestyle.

This information-packed guide explains why you should eliminate the trifecta of wheat/grains, sugar, and vegetable oils, what this diet looks like, and how to smoothly transition into this new dietary way of living. Whether you suffer from a wheat allergy, intolerance to grains, or just want to cut out inflammation-causing foods from your diet, Living Wheat-Free For Dummies gives you the tools and tips to improve your overall health. You can also find forty plus delicious, easy, wheat/grain-free ideas for any meal and guidelines for dining out. 

  • 40-plus delicious, easy recipes that are free of wheat/grains, sugar, and vegetable oils
  • Guidelines for dining out wheat/grain-free
  • Practical techniques for making the lifestyle a permanent change
  • Exercise programs for all levels that maximize weight loss efforts and optimal health

 If you're looking to adopt a wheat/grain-free diet and lifestyle, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Living Wheat-Free 5

Chapter 1: Breaking Down the Basics of Living Wheat-Free 7

Chapter 2: Connecting Modern Wheat to Modern Problems 19

Chapter 3: Separating the Wheat from the Gluten 31

Chapter 4: Not the Whole-y Grail: Tracking Wheat’s Relation to Overall Health 41

Part II: Making Wheat-Free Your Dietary Foundation 59

Chapter 5: Eliminating Wheat from Your Diet for Good 61

Chapter 6: Combining Wheat-Free and Other Lifestyles 75

Chapter 7: Stocking a Wheat-Free Kitchen 83

Part III: Easy Wheat-Free Cooking 97

Chapter 8: Starting Out Right: Breakfast 99

Chapter 9: Easy Everyday Entrees 109

Chapter 10: One-Pot Meals 123

Chapter 11: Savory Vegetable Sides 129

Chapter 12: Appetizers, Snacks, and Dips 139

Chapter 13: Baked Goods Like You Never Thought Possible 147

Part IV: Embracing the Wheat-Free Lifestyle 155

Chapter 14: Dining Out around Town and While Traveling 157

Chapter 15: Navigating Special Occasions 169

Chapter 16: A Workout That Works 183

Chapter 17: Evaluating Your Wheat-Free Lifestyle with Testing 215

Chapter 18: Adding Supplements to a Wheat-Free Diet 227

Part V: The Part of Tens 235

Chapter 19: Ten Benefits of Living Wheat-Free 237

Chapter 20: Ten Staples for Your Wheat-Free Diet 243

Chapter 21: Ten Things That Can Sabotage Your Wheat-Free Diet 249

Index 255