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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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Should You Cut Gluten Cold Turkey?

Gluten has been creating a buzz in the past years. It leaves people wondering if they should be reduced in the diet, kept in the diet or cut it cold turkey. Can you really remove it altogether, thinking gluten is everywhere from bread to pastries to pasta to pizza crust to beer and certain spirits. It is even found in food stuff like breaded meat or fish, energy bars and salad dressings. It seems like gluten is almost impossible to avoid. It’s not, actually. However, the question remains, should we avoid gluten?

In terms of dietary guidelines, among the most consistent messages that comes about is moderation is key. One of the ways to effectively lessen gluten intake is by also lessening processed foods in the diet. Instead of having an energy bar in the morning, why don’t you prepare a smoothie rich in protein, vitamins and minerals from natural gluten-free ingredients? You can still have your bread or crackers, given they are made out of grains like amaranth, quinoa, rice or millet.

There are myriads off gluten-free choices in the market right now, but be cautious in buying. The gluten may be replaced with non-natural thickeners, extra fat or sugar to help create the flavor and texture of the original.

Gluten free or not, preferring natural and organic to processed food is always good. It all boils down to the fact that you’re better off talking to a trusted professional about any potential food intolerances, to ensure a healthy diet, full of protein, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals.

Gluten is the devil to people suffering from gluten allergies, intolerances, and especially people with Celiac disease. If you’re not one of them, you can still have gluten, but you can try cutting it from your diet and observe the wonderful changes it brings!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - September 9, 2013 at 8:07 am

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Yes To Yummy Gluten-Free

 

If bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, gas, and even feeling scrawny bothers you most of the time but don’t have a single clue why, then gluten might be to be blamed. Worse, you may have Celiac disease.

 

Gluten is defined as a protein composite found in foods that contain wheat rye, malt, and barley. If unluckily, you actually have developed sensitivity to gluten, you may have to avoid these grains forever. It can be quite difficult, and it takes some getting used to, but it will be worth it.

 

One thing that makes a gluten-free diet really hard is the fact that you have to give up bread and any other related products. You also have to stay away from all the pasta, cereals, bagels, burger buns, pizza, yes, all your favorite food.

 

But that’s not really applicable today, since gluten-free awareness is vastly spreading, many food manufactures now have gluten-free options. Rather than the typical wheat, they substitute corn, potato, and rice flour. You can eat them as much as you want, given they’re 100% gluten-free. Even dessert and pastry chefs offer sweet treats that have zero gluten content.

 

Reading the label, especially when you’re conscious about what you eat, is not rocket science. If you don’t take the extra effort, you may miss hidden sources of gluten.

 

Some red-flag ingredients are wheat, wheat flour, wheat gluten, wheat starch, rye, barley, and malt. Since hydrolyzed vegetable protein has protein, it’s in the not-to-eat list.

 

There are gluten-containing foods that most of us don’t know about like pizza, crackers, cakes, and beer. They’re not that obvious. What you need to do to prevent yourself from suffering is just meticulously check the label of every food products you buy. You’ll never know how much pain you will have to suffer from one single bite of a food you never thought would have this dreaded gluten.

 

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - April 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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Knowing Celiac Disease

Nutrition has always been a concern to a lot of individuals. Just so you know, many as 1 in every 133 Americans (or 2 million in the continental United States) is suffering from a unique disease known as Celiac Disease? It was unusual before, but now very common.

If you have never heard of celiac disease, here it is. Simply put, celiac disease refers to a disorder of the digestive system that incurs damage to the small intestine and makes the proper absorption of nutrients harder. People suffering from this disease have a hard time digesting gluten, which is a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. To be specific, celiac disease destroys the villi, or protrusions of the small intestine lining that help in absorption. This makes the sufferer malnourished, regardless of how much he or she eats.

Celiac disease is hereditary and a lot of factors can be triggers. It can be active if it is genetic, but will not be noticeable right away. Adults and children alike can show symptoms of this disease in varied ways. In little children, there are red flags:

* Chronic diarrhea* Vomiting* Constipation* Excessive weight loss* Abdominal bloating* Abnormalities in stool, such as fattiness, unusually foul odors, or discoloration

Adults may exhibit some of these, albeit less common. Typically, celiac disease shows itself in these ways:

* Fatigue* Arthritis* Depression or anxiety* Seizures* Sores inside of mouth* Skin rashes* Numbness of the feet and hands* Osteoporosis * Pain in bones or joints* Unexplained iron deficiencies in blood (or anemia)

You must realize that celiac disease is a condition, and this could end up in more harmful long-term consequences. When you know the limits of your body, and the right nutritional knowledge regarding celiac disease, you will be faced with less risk. When you have more understanding regarding this disease, you will know how every gluten-laden food will affect you, how you can fight back, what exactly to expect.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - February 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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