Is Gluten Free Necessary for Weight Loss?

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IS “GLUTEN FREE” NECESSARY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

 

Or is the weight loss industry using this as the latest “cool in thing” to do?

 

Isabel commented on this in her latest newsletter.

 

In her ten years of nutrition experience she has seen all kinds of trends come and go…Grapefruit diets, liquid diets, low carb diets, etc.

 

And she points out that there is always “a new popular kid in town” and gluten has popped up.

 

I agree. It seems like these days everyone is going Gluten Free and avoiding gluten like the plague, but is this strategy really the best way to lose weight? Let’s dive into the topic a little deeper.

Because I want you to take your health journey at your own comfortable pace and follow a plan that is livable and doable for you.

 

Think about it. Maybe you do not have to give up anything that has gluten if you don’t have a sensitivity to it.

 

SO FIRST, WHAT IS GLUTEN?

 

 

First I will tell you what gluten is NOT. Gluten is not a grain.

 

Gluten is a component of grains and cereals. Gluten is actually a protein and is most commonly found in

 

wheat,

rye,

barley.

 

Since most breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and many packaged snacks all contain either wheat, rye or barley, these foods are all gluten-containing foods.

There are many grains that do not contain gluten such as:

wild rice,

corn,

buckwheat,

millet,

amaranth,

quinoa,

some oats.

 

So people who are avoiding gluten can still eat and enjoy these foods or any food made from them.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH GLUTEN?

There is a small percentage of people, (less than 1% in the United States) that DO need to avoid gluten at all costs because they suffer from an extreme allergy to gluten called Celiac Disease.

 

According to experts, this is a very serious disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated by the right medical professionals.
Most of us do not have Celiac Disease. Some of us have a moderate to severe intolerance to gluten where the digestive system simply cannot process this particular protein causing them symptoms like:

 

gas,

bloating,

and digestive difficulty.

 

Another problematic side effect of gluten intolerance is the inability to lose unwanted fat off your body, making it extremely difficult to even lose a few stubborn pounds.

Here is something very encouraging I want you to hear.

 

Isabel, and other experts say it’s not necessary to give up gluten in order to lose weight and be healthy. With gluten free being the latest cool topic on the weight loss circuit, everyone seems to believe that going completely gluten free is the only way to lose weight.

 

For some there may be value in giving it a try and many people have experienced drastic changes in their health and weight when going gluten free, but, always remember that you are unique and adhering blindly to fads because it is the “in” thing to do is no way to get fit and healthy.

 

Next time I’ll talk about the true benefits of eating gluten free.

I’m Kathy Strahan and don’t forget to sign up for our free download at the top of the page  from

http://leanbodyworks.com

 

IS “GLUTEN FREE” NECESSARY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

Or is the weight loss industry using this as the latest “cool in thing” to do?

Isabel commented on this in her latest newsletter.

In her ten years of nutrition experience she has seen all kinds of trends come and go…Grapefruit diets, liquid diets, low carb diets, etc.

And she points out that there is always “a new popular kid in town” and gluten has popped up.

I agree. It seems like these days everyone is going Gluten Free and avoiding gluten like the plague, but is this strategy really the best way to lose weight? Let’s dive into the topic a little deeper.

Because I want you to take your health journey at your own comfortable pace and follow a plan that is livable and doable for you.

Think about it. Maybe you do not have to give up anything that has gluten if you don’t have a sensitivity to it.

SO FIRST, WHAT IS GLUTEN?

First I will tell you what gluten is NOT. Gluten is not a grain.

Gluten is a component of grains and cereals. Gluten is actually a protein and is most commonly found in

*wheat,

*rye,

*barley.

Since most breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and many packaged snacks all contain either wheat, rye or barley, these foods are all gluten-containing foods.

There are many grains that do not contain gluten such as:

*wild rice,

*corn,

*buckwheat,

*millet,

*amaranth,

*quinoa,

*some oats.

So people who are avoiding gluten can still eat and enjoy these foods or any food made from them.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH GLUTEN?

 

There is a small percentage of people, (less than 1% in the United States) that DO need to avoid gluten at all costs because they suffer from an extreme allergy to gluten called Celiac Disease.

According to experts, this is a very serious disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated by the right medical professionals.

Most of us do not have Celiac Disease. Some of us have a moderate to severe intolerance to gluten where the digestive system simply cannot process this particular protein causing them symptoms like:

*gas,

*bloating,

*and digestive difficulty.

Another problematic side effect of gluten intolerance is the inability to lose unwanted fat off your body, making it extremely difficult to even lose a few stubborn pounds.

Here is something very encouraging I want you to hear.

Isabel, and other experts say it’s not necessary to give up gluten in order to lose weight and be healthy. With gluten free being the latest cool topic on the weight loss circuit, everyone seems to believe that going completely gluten free is the only way to lose weight.

For some there may be value in giving it a try and many people have experienced drastic changes in their health and weight when going gluten free, but, always remember that you are unique and adhering blindly to fads because it is the “in” thing to do is no way to get fit and healthy.

IS “GLUTEN FREE” NECESSARY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

 

Or is the weight loss industry using this as the latest “cool in thing” to do?

 

Isabel commented on this in her latest newsletter.

 

In her ten years of nutrition experience she has seen all kinds of trends come and go…Grapefruit diets, liquid diets, low carb diets, etc.

 

And she points out that there is always “a new popular kid in town” and gluten has popped up.

 

I agree. It seems like these days everyone is going Gluten Free and avoiding gluten like the plague, but is this strategy really the best way to lose weight? Let’s dive into the topic a little deeper.

Because I want you to take your health journey at your own comfortable pace and follow a plan that is livable and doable for you.

 

Think about it. Maybe you do not have to give up anything that has gluten if you don’t have a sensitivity to it.

 

SO FIRST, WHAT IS GLUTEN?

 

 

First I will tell you what gluten is NOT. Gluten is not a grain.

 

Gluten is a component of grains and cereals. Gluten is actually a protein and is most commonly found in

 

wheat,

rye,

barley.

 

Since most breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and many packaged snacks all contain either wheat, rye or barley, these foods are all gluten-containing foods.

There are many grains that do not contain gluten such as:

wild rice,

corn,

buckwheat,

millet,

amaranth,

quinoa,

some oats.

 

So people who are avoiding gluten can still eat and enjoy these foods or any food made from them.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH GLUTEN?

There is a small percentage of people, (less than 1% in the United States) that DO need to avoid gluten at all costs because they suffer from an extreme allergy to gluten called Celiac Disease.

 

According to experts, this is a very serious disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated by the right medical professionals.
Most of us do not have Celiac Disease. Some of us have a moderate to severe intolerance to gluten where the digestive system simply cannot process this particular protein causing them symptoms like:

 

gas,

bloating,

and digestive difficulty.

 

Another problematic side effect of gluten intolerance is the inability to lose unwanted fat off your body, making it extremely difficult to even lose a few stubborn pounds.

Here is something very encouraging I want you to hear.

 

Isabel, and other experts say it’s not necessary to give up gluten in order to lose weight and be healthy. With gluten free being the latest cool topic on the weight loss circuit, everyone seems to believe that going completely gluten free is the only way to lose weight.

 

For some there may be value in giving it a try and many people have experienced drastic changes in their health and weight when going gluten free, but, always remember that you are unique and adhering blindly to fads because it is the “in” thing to do is no way to get fit and healthy.

 

Next time I’ll talk about the true benefits of eating gluten free.

I’m Kathy Strahan from

http://leanbodyworks.com

Next time I’ll talk about the true benefits of eating gluten free.

I’m Kathy Strahan from

http://leanbodyworks.com

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