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New “China Study” Proves Wheat Makes You Fat (also Tired & Slow)

By: Dave Asprey

The following table shows the five-year weight change for the different quartiles of each diet pattern. Remember that the “traditional” and “vegetable-rich” diets are the only ones defined—at least in part—by wheat consumption (or lack thereof). (A) is the traditional pattern, (B) is the macho pattern, (C) is the sweet-tooth pattern, and (D) is the vegetable-rich pattern.

What stands out here? How about this:

After adjustment for age, sex and baseline weight, the ‘traditional’ dietary pattern was inversely associated with weight gain, while the ‘vegetable-rich’ pattern was positively associated with weight gain. … No significant associations of the ‘macho’ and ‘sweet tooth’ patterns with weight gain were found.

I love this stuff. A book called “The China Study” is one of the most-cited works supporting the health of a vegan or vegetarian diet, the sort of thing that led me to gain 20 lbs years ago. That work has been widely discredited in nutrition circles, but it’s still well known.

A new China study shows what Bulletproof® people already know.  If you want to stay lean without wasting time, choosing foods other than wheat will go a long way. (Not to mention the fact that your brain will work better too, and you’ll have more energy in the afternoon.)

Hacking your diet – even making small changes like choosing rice over wheat, or better yet, vegetables over digestible starch impact your mood, energy levels, and physique. You’ll do better in your next meeting, and you’ll feel better when you come home at the end of a long day.

And best of all, it’s backed up by real research!