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Michelle shared her 30-day progress pictures after starting the Wheat Belly lifestyle.

“This is Day 1 and Day 30 eliminating the wheat. Same time of day, fresh out of the shower, exact same lighting, and I promise, that is not a tan, it’s the middle of winter in Philly. I’m obese and was diagnosed with NAFLD, but thanks to Wheat Belly, I’m well on my way to finally getting healthy.

“I lost 15 lbs in the first 30 days and am off all of medication for GERD. I truly believe that it was wheat making me sick.”

Michelle’s facial changes are subtle, but there is most definitely a difference that, I believe, is most noticeable around the eyes. She also seems to have puffiness to the right and left of the mouth, another common phenomenon among the wheat/ and grain-free. And, while it is tough for us to gauge whether there has been a change in skin color given the varied lighting, it sounds like Michelle herself has noticed a change in color, perhaps accurately reflected in the photos.

The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, that Michelle has is a common problem with wheat, grain, and sugar consumption. And it is SO easy to reverse with wheat/grain/sugar elimination. Talk to the average doctor, however, and he will tell you that it’s because you eat too much, have too much saturated fat, and that they are trying to develop prescription drugs to treat it. Yet you can turn fatty liver around in a matter of weeks by following this lifestyle with huge drops in AST and ALT liver markers. This lifestyle works because you are “depriving” your liver of the amylopectin A carbohydrates and other sugars that the liver converts to fats (via a process called de novo lipogenesis). Michelle will hopefully provide us with an update when her blood work is repeated in May.