The Truth About Losing Weight On a Gluten-Free Diet

It’s no secret that gluten-free is on the rise, but is eating gluten free good for those trying it just to lose weight? We found this well-researched article from the Wall Street Journal that will answer all the questions you may have about gluten, gluten-free and your health. After you read the article let us know what you think by leaving a comment on our blog.

WSJ.com: “Giving Up Gluten to Lose Weight? Not So Fast”

“Gluten-free foods are everywhere these days—but they’re much more than just a health craze.

 

How widespread are gluten-free foods? Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, sells gluten-free hot dogs and beer.

 


Newsroom

 

The bevy of new products, from gluten-free pasta to pizza and beer, are a boon to people with celiac disease, wheat allergies or gluten sensitivity who are on very restrictive diets. That group has grown dramatically in recent decades, for reasons not understood.

Are they beneficial to everyone else? Probably not.

The notion that a gluten-free diet can help people lose weight or avoid carbohydrates is a myth. “Many packaged gluten-free products are even higher in carbs, sugar, fat and calories than their regular counterparts, and they tend to be lower in fiber, vitamins and iron,” says Shelley Case, a registered dietician on the medical advisory board of the Celiac Disease Foundation. “Gluten-free does not mean nutritious,” she notes.”-Melinda Beck @ Wall Street Journal, Health Journal

To read more of this insightful article explaining the wheat free celiac diet click here.

23 Responses to “The Truth About Losing Weight On a Gluten-Free Diet”

  1. Barbara says:

    Finally a bread that is tasty and holds together to make a real sandwich. Thank You…..Have a question: Can this bread be
    frozen and still taste the same? The grocery man said to just leave it out on the table and use it when you need it. How long can you do that? What makes it last so long? Thanks

  2. Jamie says:

    I have lost about 25 pds in two months after going GF. I agree that is is because my body is finally accepting and using food in the manor it is suppose to. Also, the bloating is gone which for me was a major thing. Udi’s products are the best and have become my comfort food! I live in Denver so I can frequent their resturants – it is my safety zone!

  3. Debbie says:

    Before being diagnosed with Celiac, I could eat anything and not gain weight, because I wasn’t getting the nutrients. Since going GF, I have gained about 20 lbs., and am constantly struggling to lose weight. Didn’t realize how many calories were in GF products, and was so excited I could eat without getting sick. One thing I do know is that since I’ve gone GF I hardly ever get sick.

Leave a Reply


+ three = 9