The Wheat Belly Diet
The claim: Today's wheat is different from caveman days causing many health problems, like diabetes. So, you eliminate all wheat for life, and most starchy foods, including legumes.
The facts: Cutting out all starches can often lead to weight loss, at least short term. But you also lose some fiber and health promoting phytochemicals like phenols.
There is strong evidence that foods containing fiber, such as whole wheat, protect against cancer. For weight control, do focus on vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes.