The WTF on Whole Wheat


Lauryn Evarts, lifestyle blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Here’s the deal: whole wheat sucks ass.

Like, just because you’re ordering a cream cheese bagel on whole wheat doesn’t mean you’re healthy.

And after reading Wheat Belly, I’m breaking up with whole wheat.


Nowadays there’s so many other options, so it’s NBD.

Dr. Davis ( the author of Wheat Belly ) states that “replacing white flour products with whole wheat flour products is no better than replacing unfiltered cigarettes with filtered cigarettes –you’re just eating food that is “less bad” for you, rather than making healthy food choices. Even whole wheat bread – despite having a bit extra fiber – can increase blood sugar to an even higher level than a candy bar can because of its high glycemic index.”

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Listen, I’m not saying I’ll never eat whole wheat again because that’s just unrealistic. What I’m saying is this: I’m cutting down on it. If I can avoid it, then I’ll avoid it. Whole wheat pasta? I’ll use spaghetti squash. My morning toast? It will be replaced with this.

Let’s just say I’m more aware of WTF I put in my mouth after reading the book.

So!!! Just because it’s whole wheat doesn’t mean it’s ‘healthy.’ Sometimes I get angry with the media & marketing companies. They have the power to dictate what people think & eat ( #annoying ). Knowledge is power!! Don’t let the media trick you into thinking whole wheat is nutritious!

< End of rant >.

Anyway, I’d love to know your thoughts on whole wheat?


P.S. Happy birthday to my lover man, Michael! ILOVEYOUSO!!!

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  1. AvatarAbby

    I also have cut out most whole wheat mostly bc it personally causes my belly to bloat. If I have whole wheat I try to do SPROUTED whole wheat 🙂 Love reading your blog…THANK YOU

    Abby <3

  2. AvatarSheree

    Girl, don’t even get me started! I could send you article after article showing WHY wheat is nothing but CRAP! So glad you agree 🙂 Truth be told that whole wheat is NOT the wheat our parents/grandparents ate. Sad but true. I’ve been gluten free for almost 4 years and never better. F wheat and all that comes with it. Thanks for the witty opinionated post. You’re speakin’ my language! P.S. Wheat Belly is a FAB book!

  3. AvatarKylie

    I couldn’t agree more with you — but I still think ezekiel bread is a good option bc it’s sprouted grains and stone ground. I have a realistic approach like you though — I just try to avoid at all costs if I can. Great post pretty girl!
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  4. AvatarHailey

    YES!!! Thank you! Processed food is processed food. I limit my intake tremendously. Having a gluten intolerance has been a blessing in disguise. I try to eat natural gluten free products the best i can and spaghetti squash is the staple of my diet. I am obsessed with it. So delicious and so healthy. I was so happy to finally see a post to set people straight on the whole wheat fad! So thank you 🙂

  5. Avatarfrancesca

    i cut down on whole wheat after my boyfriend mother read that book and told us how bad it was and low and behold all of a sudden i dont have a bloated belly. even my boyfriends belly looked flatter after two weeks

  6. AvatarViolet

    Live sprouted bread for lifeeeeee. Soon we’ll all be so crazy about what we put into our bodies that we’ll just be eating organic low GI fruits& veggies for every meal. (Grown in pesticide free soil, of course.) I just can’t hop onto all of these crazy anti gluten, diary, soy, etc. crazes. I LOVE food too much ;( Ha!

  7. Avatarchantelle

    I have to check this book out. I was actually thinking about this last week, since I couldn’t wrap my head around the “huge difference” between whole wheat pasta and normal pasta. Now I’m going to hunt down spaghetti squash and be done with that!

  8. AvatarJulie @ Avocado Run

    Wow! Good to know!! I always resort to whole wheat thinking I’m being fairly healthy but now I’ll try to cut back on it…. I’ll also check out that book.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. AvatarRachel S

    I’m so glad more people are beginning to understand that gluten free is the way to be. Ever since I stopped eating gluten as a “challenge” during my yoga training I realized how much lighter/less bloated/better overall I felt! Even the scale agreed which was a double yay- any time I let go of my GF ways I feel more sluggish and lazy.
    One thing I get REALLY concerned about that I think you may need to let your readers on, and the rest of the world should know….. is the fact that not all GF products are good for you either [many contain high sugar levels to compensate for lack of wheat, which in turn could be even worse for you-but I’m sure you knew that (: ] I see a lot of people trying to go GF and totally don’t understand why they are gaining weight and more bloated… we still need carbs and starches in our diet [like oats, potatoes, and veggies]
    CONGRATS L on making a GF transition and good luck!
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  10. AvatarRebecca O'Brien

    I love this post Lauryn!

    After living a healthy lifestyle for years I made a decision in Jan 2012 that I need a serious change! Eating clean/ healthy almost every day I still felt “sick” nauseous and bloated which was very tiring.
    To the extreme one might think I stopped eating all carbs/wheat. Pasta, bread, rice and even potatoes. Upping my veg, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds every day with protein and more fruit. But I will tell you it was the best decision I ever made!!

    I was nervous, thinking how will I live without pasta and yummy bread but it is so worth it and I don’t miss it at all. (have tried a meal since then with pasta, which lead to being green in the face for two days and only being able to eat yogurt, no thanks!)
    Each individual knows themselves best and makes their own choices but knowledge is power! I’m happy to read this and support it completely 🙂

    Thanks again for my fav blog!

  11. AvatarHeather Leonard

    aw man, just came across your blog through bloglovin’ and it’s awesome! really need to read this book, i had no idea! I find the wholegrain, carbohydrate business sooo confusing, I really should red up on it! super blog 🙂

  12. AvatarMonica @ Model Chef

    Girl, I feel ya. I’m cutting down on it as well. Over the past few years there’s been this huge movement on “whole grains” when in reality, our bodies don’t need that many per day/week. Our society is on whole grain overload.
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  13. AvatarLyndsay

    I read wheat belly a few months ago and it has definitely changed the way that I eat! Just wondering what your take is in carbs in general? Do you try to limit them to so many grams a day?

  14. AvatarShani

    All my friends tell me I’m just following a fad diet going wheat free, I say they’re scared to give it up cuz their addicted.

  15. AvatarKate

    Hi all,

    while I agree that just because you are eating whole wheat doesn’t mean you can pig out, I do not agree that whole wheat is bad from you. Coming from a dietetic standpoint whole wheat products still have essential nutrients and calories that our bodies need. Now, there’s a reason that fad diets come in and take over and produce tons of literature and that is because fad diets sell. Eating whole wheat products is no where near the same as consuming a candy bar. WW is high in not only fiber, but magnesium (which can help those who suffer from migraines) magnese, and other nutrients while candy bars are packed with HFCS, sugars, and sodium.

    Now, I am not saying that you should consume mass amounts of whole wheat items, but to completely cut out gluten for reasons other than Celiac’s disease may not be quite as healthy as you think.

    Though I usually do not make comments on these sorts of topics (because everyone has an opinion and there has not been quite enough long term research done) I felt the need to as a woman working in the field of nutrition and dietetics because everyone seemed to be on the side of gluten free diets and I thought it is necessary to hear from another point of view.