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Wrong Practices That Make People on Gluten-Free Diet Gain Weight

Some people, albeit unnecessary, go for gluten-free diet just to shed some unwanted pounds. Turns out, there are those who end up gaining weight instead.

First, it’s because of gluten-free junk food. Just because a certain food is labeled gluten free does not necessarily make it healthy. Truth be told, due to these foods tending to have a blander taste compared to their non-gluten free alternatives, a lot of manufacturers put fillers in these foods to make up for the flavors. Just keep in mind that junk food is junk food, regardless of the type of diet you are on.

Second, exercise, or lack thereof, is to be blamed. If you’re not getting any exercise, you are likely to find it hard to lose weight. You’re actually more prone to gain weight. We need to burn fat and build muscle. No diet is going to do that for you.

Any type of exercise is better that not getting any at all. It is far better to have at least fifteen minutes of moderate exercise that just bum around in the couch all day. With moderate and consistent exercise, you will then be able to gradually increase your intensity and time period of your workout.

Not getting enough fiber can also be the culprit behind your weight gain despite the gluten-free diet. Fiber is known to help people shed weight. It does this because when you eat foods rich in fiber you tend to get full quicker than if you were to eat starchy or sugar based foods. Plus fiber will help you clear out your system.

However, among the major dilemmas concerning a gluten free diet, all things being equal, it almost always has much less fiber. That being said, people will be apt to gain weight on such a diet because they are not getting the necessary fiber.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - August 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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Gluten-free Diet And Grain-free Diet

A gluten free diet as the name would obviously suggest, excludes foods that have gluten. Gluten refers to an amino acid that can be readily found in wheat, along with barley, rye and triticale. It is used as a food additive that you can also ass in form of a stabilizing agent often called dextrin. It is a kind of diet that serves as a medically suggested treatment for celiac disease, which is linked to dermatitis and wheat allergy. Furthermore, a gluten-free diet also excludes oats.

In the latest studies, a grain-free diet can be substituted for a gluten-free diet considering they contain practically the same attributes and properties. People who have illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol in the blood resort to getting rid of gluten from their diet and it still could not be adequate. As a matter of fact, lots of chronic digestive ailments can be directly linked weight loss inhibition and could be readily cured through simply getting rid of the source of said problem.

Individuals who have been fighting what seems to be a losing battle against maintaining a healthy weight range are suggested by health experts to avoid grains in their daily diet. Overconsumption of grains and sugar is among the main reasons why obesity and other chronic digestive diseases are coming about. If you find your body being lethargic or you exceed the expected weight for your age and height and experiencing that your muscles are covered in seemingly thick layers of fats compared to the expected trait of being lean and strong, then you must cut all glutinous stuff in your daily diet.

Whether you choose to opt for gluten-free or grain-free diet, there must be a focus and commitment when it comes to reminding yourself to keep sticking to healthy diet so as to dodge health-threatening diseases. You might be totally surprised that such sacrifices will go a long way in keeping your overall health in check.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - May 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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How much weight will I lose if I stay on a gluten-free diet?

Question by Julia: How much weight will I lose if I stay on a gluten-free diet?
i just found out that i am allergic to gluten. I also have celiac disease. am i going to be skinny if i stay on a all gluten-free diet? or am i going to get fatter? ALSO…..***how much weight will i lose by June?*** that really doesnt matter but i was just wondering if this is going to affect my weight and how i look.

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Answer by mim
Depends what gluten free things you eat.
You could put on weight as a lot of the things are higher in calories, or you could lose, it really depends on your food CHOICES. (and how many calories you are consuming) And of course how much exercise you are doing. gluten free is better for one’s gut I think anyway – obviously is for you as you are allergic.

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Posted by GlutenFree - April 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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what is a good gluten free and soy free diet?

Question by mnm: what is a good gluten free and soy free diet?
I’ve been gluten free and soy free for a year now. and people say that if I still to the farmers diet, only fresh foods, I will not get gluten poisoning, and I will lose weight. Well I have only gained weight. What is going on? and how do I stay healthy?

p.s. Gluten free food, like bread tends to have more calories than normal bread.

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The following is an excellent whole plant based diet and I’ve heard it has great recipes:

The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great by Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb (Paperback – Jun 8, 2010)

Other excellent books are “Eat More, Weigh Less” by Dr. Dean Ornish and “Eat to Live.”

I lost 90 pounds without counting calories, without going hungry, and without limiting serving sizes. It’s simply changing the choice of foods. Instead of drinking milk, I drink a non-dairy green smoothie (many recipes on the web). Leafy greens have a tremendous quantity of calcium, iron, and protein per calorie. I try to eat a bunch of kale, collards or chard each day in the smoothie. For additional protein components, I also eat about a cup of brown rice or quinoa each day (these are gluten free). I’ve found breads to be loaded with sugar, oils, and sometimes even wood fiber ( to increase fiber content ). Eat about a cup of legumes (peas, beans, lentis) each day to fulfill other protein requirements. Eat as much fruit and colorful vegetables as you want. If you are a pure vegetarian, take B12 (if you need it). Get out in the sun for Vitamin D. Finally take one tablespoon of ground flax see each day for essential fatty acids.

Food allergies are common, especially in new genetically modified forms of soy, wheat, and corn that are pervasive in processed foods in America. Severe reaction to these new GM foods are common in a small percentage of people. My hunch is that many more people are reacting but not to a degree that can be recognized.

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Posted by GlutenFree - April 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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Could you be intolerant to wheat without having celiac ?

Question by lovinbloom: Could you be intolerant to wheat without having celiac ?
My daughter is 1 year now and ive been suspecting that wheat sometimes constipates her, and now lately that she gets a rash and just the other day she got tiny pink spots on her belly and back, im not sure the reason or if i should blame wheat or gluten, and also i think she hasnt been gaining much weight since 10 mos.
I really hope she doesnt have celiac, none of us her parents or ours have that, but please some advice !!! what should i do, thank you

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Answer by K
…she’s sometimes constipated, occasionally rashy, and weight gain has slowed since she got more mobile. Okay, you have every formula-fed toddler on the planet.

Why would you think there’s a wheat issue here, given the total absence of symptoms of coeliac disease?

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Posted by GlutenFree - April 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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I have Celiac disease and CAN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT?

Question by waitingmissy: I have Celiac disease and CAN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT?
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and since going on a gluten free diet I can’t seem to lose an ounce of weight!! Does anyone have any suggestions/diet plans that worked for them??

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A little known fact – which manufacturers of diet foods rely on for their continued existence – is that reducing food intake always results in weight gain in the longer term. This is because it causes a drop in your metabolic rate (the rate at which food is used up), as the body fights what it sees as the threat of starvation.

To raise your metabolic rate (so that you burn food faster), you need to do 45 minutes exercise which raises the heart rate every 72 hours. Once your metabolic rate is back to normal, you will most likely see a resulting loss of weight – or at least fat (though you may gain muscle, which also weighs something),

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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How does eating gluten-free affect your weight?

Question by Hannah Banana: How does eating gluten-free affect your weight?
I’m trying to go gluten-free. I’ve heard it makes you lose weight, and I’ve also heard that it makes you gain weight. What exactly does it do and WHY?

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It does to some extent, but at the end, it all depends on calories. Gluten free products doesn’t spike your blood as much as sugar. When your blood gets spiked, you tend to gain more fat, only if you are on a calorie surplus though, if no calorie surplus, then gluten free or not, it doesn’t matter.

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Posted by GlutenFree - March 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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Weight Loss Gluten Free Diet

If you can avoid gluten, then do it. What’s with gluten, you may ask. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. While some people are totally allergic to it, others are just intolerant of it. These reactions could bring about irritable bowels, headaches, mood swings, acne and even weight gain. Here are some tips in making gluten-free diet and weight loss go hand in hand.

First, avoid allergens. Gluten is known to be among the most common forms of allergen. That being said, knock off every common allergen if you can. These may include (peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish, soy, eggs and dairy as well as gluten, of course. Do this even for a short period of time and observe your body. Then, slowly reintroduce them one at a time and examine the changes in your health.

Why not cut out all the common allergens (peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish, soy, eggs and dairy as well as gluten) for a short period of time and examine the health benefits. Then slowly reintroduce these foods one by one and monitor your body for changes.

Be in a high-protein diet. Doing so will crank up your metabolism. It makes your burn more fat. Plus, it makes you feel full for longer, hence dodging the urge to snack in between meals.

While at it, be in a low-carb diet. This will stabilize the sugar in your blood. Get rid of processed sugar, white rice, and alcohol. Have fruits and stay away from starchy vegetables. Go for gluten-free pasta and bread.

Organic whole foods without preservatives must be your go-to food. Foods that are covers in pesticides must be avoided. Also, steer clear of meats that are injected with growth hormones.

As much as you can, exercise. Inject exercises into your lifestyle so it becomes second nature. You may do it one step at a time, and gradually build up the frequency, duration and intensity of your workouts. Do all of these and see the difference.

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Is it possible to have celiac disease when the only symptom is weight gain?

Question by megan t: Is it possible to have celiac disease when the only symptom is weight gain?
I’ve been gaining weight rather inexplicably lately despite a clean diet and daily excercise and I’ve been beginning to suspect that it’s due to some sort of gluten intolerance/sensitivity. The thing is that I’m having no other issues or symptoms, so I was wondering if this type of thing could manifest in weight gain alone.

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Unlikely, the only so-called weight gain with gluten intolerance is bloating/
“Symptoms of gluten sensitivity may include bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, or diarrhea; or it may present with a variety of extraintestinal symptoms including headaches and migraines, lethargy and tiredness, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity, muscular disturbances as well as bone and joint pain.”

Try eating a few less calories, cutting out all added salt and eating more fibre.

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Gluten-Free Weight Loss: The How-to Guide

Gluten-Free Weight Loss: The How-to Guide

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