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Gluten Free Weight Loss + Tips for Food Elimination

If you’re suffering from food intolerances or sensitivities, an elimination diet could be the most profound dietary experiment you’ll ever try. This comes especially in handy when you’re diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten-free diet, as you may have heard, is making a buzz in the weight-loss world. But is it really appropriate for such purpose? Watch this video.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - June 30, 2014 at 4:51 pm

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Late-night Cravings

Even when you have eaten well throughout the day, there are still nights when you just can’t help but to crave for a snack.  That, my friend, basically means you have eaten less protein than you should have.

Before heading to the fridge for some treat, try downing a glass of cold water or two first. Studies have shown that cold drinks trick our bodies into thinking we are full.

Contrary to popular belief, late-night eating isn’t so bad, provided you choose the right food to munch on. And as much as you possibly can, go for protein instead of carbohydrate.

When we crave certain food, they’re usually high in salt or sugar content, and yes, fat. Scientists found out that the main reason people crave for fattening food namely chips, French fries, and ice cream, is because they’re easy to sneak in.

People who have active lifestyles are the ones who need protein most in order for them to perform well. Devouring heavy snacks before hitting the sack won’t exactly do your metabolism any good. It may even put it out of sync, since your metabolism is used to resting when you are sleeping at night. If you just can’t not eat anything fatty or sugary, at least do so before the clock hits 6 pm, so your metabolism is still at its best.

When you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can still munch on some guilt-free treat such as nuts, particularly walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts that contain healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts are also known to have high fiber content and can lower bad cholesterol levels. Plus, it can satisfy your craving for anything salty.

You can also have some eggs, but make sure you don’t have too much of its yolks as it is high in fat. Gluten-free protein shakes are also good, not merely for athletes. A salad will always satisfy anyone, just reach for gluten-free dressings and those without much fat. And of course, dry and crunchy vegetables like carrots and broccoli which are very low in calorie.

Heeding these tips won’t just let you maintain the weight you want, but it also keeps your breakfast consumption from suffering. When you binge before going to sleep, you often wake up still feeling full. And you tend to skip breakfast which makes you overeat at the end of the day, when your metabolism is no longer at its peak.

Always try to eat healthy and consume your daily requirements of protein, so you can prevent yourself from having these late-night cravings.

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How To: Roasting Vegetables

Vegetarians that are at the same time gluten-allergic or those who have celiac disease usually find it a pain in the neck to get food from restaurants and stores that don’t offer gluten-free vegetarian dishes. Here’s a step-by-step process on how to roast your vegetables for your gluten-free meals.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - June 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

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Gluten Sensitivity and Grain Damage

Sensitivity to gluten may cause suffering to those who are affected by it, but it sure has its upside. By strictly following a gluten-free diet, those who are sensitive to gluten are avoiding grains that can actually be harmful to the body.

According to some studies, the transition in our diets when our ancestors opted to become farmers instead of hunter-gatherer didn’t exactly have a positive effect on our health.

Some scientists concluded that grain-based diets can actually have bad effects such as increase in childhood mortality, reduce in stature, increased number of cases of bone problems, and over all shorter life spans.

Most of the people who suffer from gluten allergy or celiac disease have switched to alternative grains. It makes life so much easier, but some have claimed that just because it is easier doesn’t mean it’s better. Say, those who chose corn say it’s not necessarily all that better as there is a high incidence of obesity and diabetes for those who constantly consume this.

What exactly is the answer to this problem, you may ask. Totally avoiding grains can be difficult and impossible at times, but there are several means to say goodbye to gluten.

Instead of your usual grains, try an increased consumption of vegetables especially fresh vegetables. Eating meat and fish will also be good because of their high protein value, but you can still go for vegetarian-based protein like beans. Fruits are also a must in your diet.

When you do eat grain products, totally avoid processed foods. Whole grains are better than processed grains. Also, there are tons of gluten-free products today. All you have to do is check the label, or ask around if you’re not totally sure.

It’s hard to totally rid yourself of things that you used to love, but if it’s just gonna cause you intolerable suffering, then you’re better off without them.

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