2 Foods That Cause Belly Fat

foods that cause belly fat

Here Are 2 Surprising Foods That Cause Belly Fat

Foods That Cause Belly FatYou're about to learn about 2 surprising foods that cause belly fat. If you've read any of my other work you are already well aware of the negative impacts trans fats and refined sugar has on your efforts to get six pack abs and lose belly fat.

However I'd be willing to bet you didn't know these two common foods may also be slowing your progress towards a lean sexy stomach. Even more important, these foods in large quantities may also be the cause of headaches, indigestion, and other sicknesses.

So what two common foods am I referring too?

They rhyme with "sheet" and "larry"...if you aren't good with rhymes, I'm referring to wheat and dairy! You could also add Soy products to that group but I gave that belly fat food it's own article : Is Soy Milk Bad For You?

Here's Why Wheat and Dairy Are Classified As Foods That Cause Belly Fat

A large percentage of the population have wheat (gluten) and dairy intolerances and they don't even know it.

I can hear the moans and groans already. But I'm not going to tell you to completely eliminate both wheat and dairy from your diet. I recommending you do a simple 2 week test so you can see the results for yourself.

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Your 2 Week Test

For 2 weeks, cut all consumption of dairy and wheat from your diet and journal how you look, feel, your energy levels, and your body composition measurements (before and after). This includes bagels, bread, cake, cereal, pasta, wraps, and most processed foods, etc. Don't tempt yourself, remove all wheat and dairy products from your house during this 2 week test. It's much easier to avoid when it's not in your house!

After the 2 weeks is up, re-introduce one of them (either wheat OR dairy) back in your regular diet and once again journal how you look, feel, your energy levels, and your body composition measurements. Taking this 2 week test can help you determine if your consumption of wheat and/or dairy is causing you any negative health issues.

If after 2 weeks you don't look or feel any different, then you can go back to consuming MODERATE amounts of wheat and dairy in your diet.

Decrease Consumption Of Wheat, Decrease Your Waistline

foods that cause belly fat

Yep...that's some belly fat

I'd be willing to bet the majority of you will feel better by reducing your consumption of wheat since the average western diet massively over consumes this food. Did you know our ancestors only consumed approximately 5% of their daily calories from grains? The rest came from veggies, fruits, meats, nuts, and seeds.

In some cases, people with chronic headaches noticed that the pain almost instantly disappeared when they cut wheat out of their diet.  You may not have as much of an intolerance to wheat as a celiac has but many people that reduce consumption of grains notice significant improvements in how they feel, improvements in their health, and an increased ability to lose fat faster (I'm one of these people). That's right, my mom can attest to how much bread I used to eat! After I noticed I was feeling lethargic and was storing some unwanted belly fat, I reduced my consumption of wheat in my diet and my energy levels increased and my belly fat decreased. Now I really only consume gluten free oats before my workouts and the occasional piece of 100% sprouted whole grain bread/wrap (but I do enjoy pizza on my treat days).

What About Dairy?

foods that cause belly fat

Just say know to dairy

If all dairy was raw and came from grass fed cows it wouldn't be a problem since the live enzymes and bacteria aid in the digestion of lactose and dairy protein. Unfortunately these live enzymes and bacteria are destroyed when dairy is pasteurized so the lactose and protein can't be properly digested. You may think the pasteurization process is essential to killing the germs, but many people have been consuming raw unpasteurized diary for years and have never become sick. Most raw dairy farms with grass fed cows have the cleanest operations when compared to many large, dirty, mass factory farms that produce dairy from unhealthy cows. An interesting website to read more about this is www.realmilk.com. This site also shows you if there are any raw dairy producers in your neighbourhood that will deliver to your home. And don't be afraid of gaining fat when drinking full fat grass fed raw milk since it contains high levels of fat burning and muscle building CLA as well as higher levels of omega 3's.

Since raw dairy is so hard to come by, I pretty much go dairy free with the exception of moderate amounts of greek yogurt. And I also should clarify that eggs ARE NOT dairy! I don't know why so many people think this since there is no dairy in eggs. Eggs are one of my favorite high nutrient foods. Click here to read why I love whole eggs not just the egg whites.

This 2 week test can be one of the most important things you can try to improve your health. It's only 2 weeks so what do you have to lose? Good luck!

Did you take the 2 week test? Comment Below if you are you surprised to learn about these 2 popular foods that cause belly fat? 

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  1. Kevin
    6 years ago

    Good points and suggestions Brad.

    I’ve cut wheat out of my diet for two weeks at a time but never dairy, at least not completely. I can say that simply cutting wheat does make a noticeable difference. I even come to realize that I have a slight allergy to wheat (I find myself needing to clear my throat a lot more after consuming wheat).

    I love the point about eggs NOT being dairy. So true, everybody categorizes eggs as dairy.


    bgouthro Reply:

    Yeah a lot of people don’t realize how much wheat they take in a day. When they do cut back I’ve heard a lot of incredible transformations.


  2. Robert King
    6 years ago


    Not only will cutting out wheat and dairy improve your stomach, but it can also help you improve the appearance of your skin. A lot of people who cut out wheat and dairy notice their skin clears up after a couple weeks. So not only will cutting out wheat and dairy help you get a better looking stomach, but it can also make your skin much more appealing as well. Win/win.


    bgouthro Reply:

    True Robert. It’s a hormonal thing which effects so much more than just fat.


  3. Brad,
    Great advice. For years I suffered from reflux and didn’t know the reason why. At the time I was drinking about 2 litres of milk per day. About 2 years ago it was suggested to me to get off dairy for a couple of weeks, I was sceptical at first but guess what? My reflux went away. Since that time I have limited the amount of dairy I consume and have never suffered from reflux again.


    bgouthro Reply:

    Glad to see real life results at work. Thanks for the follow up.


  4. Vaclav Gregor
    6 years ago

    Fat loss is a matter of calories, there is no discussion about that as we both know, but like you said most people over-consume it and it’s pretty easy to overeat on those kind of stuff like pasta since it’s simple carb and we can’t stop eating it. The note about cutting dairy and wheat is pretty interesting and worth of an experiment, however I see that some people can struggle with it. So, I have a question. The majority of diets fail, because they are impossible to follow, cutting dairy and wheat is not that much, but still lots of people eat bread on daily basis for dinner with ham, eggs etc. (also depends on culture), so what would you recommend to them? What would you substitute bread with?


    bgouthro Reply:

    Hey Vaclav, I always tell people, one step at a time. If they are in love with bread, I try to slowly ween them off of it until they don’t even notice it’s gone. The majority of my meals come from protein, nuts, veggies, seeds, and fruit. It’s all about lifestyle choices and progressive changes.


  5. Jes
    6 years ago

    Im going to taake the two week test. What about whey protein? I love a good protein smoothie after workouts.


    bgouthro Reply:

    you can still have whey protein.


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