The world according to the Wheat Foods Council and the Whole Grains Council

You might get a kick out of what the Wheat Foods Council and the Whole Grains Council recommend for a sample meal plan:

Breakfast: Whole grain raisin toast
Lunch: Sandwich on whole grain
Snack: Rye bread crackers
Dinner: Whole grain pasta with your favorite sauce

Breakfast: Whole grain waffles 
Lunch: Hamburger on whole grain bun
Snack: Graham crackers
Dinner: Whole grain homemade pizza on whole grain pita crust

Remember Morgon Spurlock's documentary movie, Super Size Me? (If you haven't already seen it, Super Size Me is viewable for free on Hulu.) Spurlock conducts a self-inflicted 30-day experiment of eating at McDonald's fast food restaurants every day. In short, the results on Spurlock's weight and health are disastrous. 

How about Wheat Belly: The Movie? We would chronicle our star through a 30-day course of meals served up by the Wheat Foods and Whole Grains Councils, all featuring wonderful wheat products in every meal. We could measure blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, small LDL, weight, etc.

Any predictions?

Comments (26) -

  • sonagi92

    4/23/2010 10:32:41 AM |

    A very plump, middle-aged nutritionist told children at my school that it was okay to eat sugar-added cereal because they were still getting whole grains.  Incredible.  She looked like she followed her own advice.

  • Steve Cooksey

    4/23/2010 11:52:45 AM |

    ... I could have had a starring role in "Wheat Bellies"... LOL...

    But in the words of the once great Roberto Duran... "NO MAS!"... Smile

  • renegadediabetic

    4/23/2010 12:50:06 PM |

    Those menus would send my blood sugar through the roof.  I bought into the whole grain nonsens for years.  All it got me was morbid obsesity and type 2 diabetes.

    "Wheat Belly:  The Movie" is a great idea, but those with financial intests would probably squash it.

  • Larry

    4/23/2010 3:04:06 PM |

    My mom recently was in the hospital and then a rehab center.
    I find it difficult to believe that they hire Dietitians who probably have Ph.d's.
    It's one thing to hear about the food, quite another to see it.
    And if you even casually mention how non-nutritious it all is.... the staff will put down their Diet Coke and cheese danish, to laugh at you.
    The Food Pyramid chart is on the placemat too. It's their dogma.
    They're not even open to the VitD3 discussion, as they don't know or care.
    Dr Davis... we're on our own.

  • Lou

    4/23/2010 3:06:41 PM |

    Sigh... it's going to be a long painful battle against those people. I'll have to explain over and over and over to my soon to be 5 years old daughter because I know that's something school will talk to students about food pyramid, etc. Agh....

  • Ned Kock

    4/23/2010 4:19:12 PM |

    It seems like a disaster to me, in terms of chronic insulin and glucose elevation effects. As you noted here before Dr. Davis, the word "whole" doesn't mean much in terms of health effects these days.

    The insulin response even to whole-meal bread is rather high, and so is the glucose response. Fairly similar, both, to the responses to white bread:

  • zach

    4/23/2010 4:59:50 PM |

    They forgot dessert: Myocardial Infarction.

  • Anonymous

    4/23/2010 5:19:06 PM |

    Um, vegetables?  Fruit, even?

  • Michael Barker

    4/23/2010 5:46:29 PM |

    I wouldn't mind starring in the movie but I'm so carb sensitive, we'd have to include the cost of the funeral in the budget.


  • Anonymous

    4/23/2010 6:55:29 PM |

    Careful with the Super Size Me generalization.  Spurlock blamed his weight gain and health deterioration on fat, not on wheat.

  • Anonymous

    4/23/2010 9:39:14 PM |

    That was pretty much my diet, with some extra fruit and veg, for years.  And, now I have celiac and type II diabetes.

  • Anonymous

    4/24/2010 3:03:08 AM |

    LOL, I would LOVE to see "Wheat Belly: The Movie."

  • Lori Miller

    4/24/2010 3:20:10 AM |

    Wheat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Hello, bloating.

  • Steve L.

    4/24/2010 5:14:50 AM |

    They've built deniability into the menu.  They'll just blame the results on the fat in the hamburger and the pizza cheese.

  • Santiago

    4/24/2010 6:45:15 AM |

    Have you tasted postpondrial BG in healty people after intense workouts?
    I think carobohidrates have a place after workouts.
    Today, one hour after lunch my BG was 83. I had for lunch:
    1 portion of melon, soup (vegetables, beans, potatoes), one cut of sirloin, one medium potatoe, salad with olive oil and balsamic vineagre.
    Before lunch I did a quite instense worhout.
    I have been doing some BG tests and I've noticed an itense workout makes postpondrial BG really low (under 100) even if I eat a pizza

  • Laura

    4/24/2010 12:00:54 PM |

    What a Great idea!
    I've been GF for 4 years.....what a difference it makes.....
    I love your wisdom and appreciate you sharing it.  
    I wish I could make my husband's doctors understand.  They think I'm trying to kill him with coconut oil!!

  • Anonymous

    4/24/2010 2:06:42 PM |

    I'm guessing that your name is on several corporate hit lists by now...


  • pmpctek

    4/25/2010 4:07:16 AM |

    The following video link recently aired on PBS.  It should anger even the most zealous free market capitalist that supports the great western culture food factory experiment:

    POV | Food, Inc.

  • Dana Seilhan

    4/25/2010 4:26:36 PM |

    Santiago, lots of people who work out are emotionally attached to carb intake at some point in the workout cycle but there are even more convincing arguments against it.

    As for "Wheat Bellies"... LOL... I won't volunteer!  I'd get sicker, fatter, crankier, crazier, and half the time I'd feel itchy.  What else... reflux... insomnia... the runs... oh yeah.  Yeah, you better find some twentysomething kid to pull it off.

  • Apolloswabbie

    4/25/2010 4:49:28 PM |

    I've gotten to the point that the phrase "whole grains" implies so much "stupidity gone to seed" that I feel the gag reflex.  Is the the opiates that make people so want to believe that stuff is good?

  • miannotta

    4/27/2010 3:07:26 PM |

    A "Wheat Belly " documentary is a great idea, and if I had the backing, I'd make it myself. The documentary "Super Size Me" may have opened some eyes initially, but despite its message, more and more people continue to consume that slop. How much more convincing do they need?

  • Anonymous

    4/27/2010 10:56:09 PM |

    I have just read about this study and I'm courious to hear your opinion:

  • Anonymous

    4/27/2010 11:19:27 PM |

    Looking a bit more into that I found it seems like low carb may reduce the endothelial precursor cells count on the blood.
    Have you ever looked at counts of those endothelial precursor cells?

  • miannotta

    4/29/2010 3:14:40 PM |

    I too am curious about what Dr Davis thinks of the pnas study submitted by anonymous.

  • pjnoir

    5/17/2010 9:54:04 PM |

    If it wasn't for CORN, WHEAT would be the worst food to eat.  It is a close second with Soy pulling in third.

  • dining table

    6/25/2010 2:07:06 AM |

    I think that is not a good I Idea. I don’t want to have a diabetes. I will just going to stay on my diet. Thank for sharing your post.