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In other news, Lady Gaga is once again making wakes in the gluten-free world with word that she is, in fact, adopting a gluten-free diet as she begins the next leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Celiac.com 09/14/2012 - In other news, Lady Gaga is once again making waves in the gluten-free world with word that she is, in fact, adopting a gluten-free diet as she begins the next leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' tour in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Word is that Gaga is going gluten-free as she seeks to drop ten pounds over the next month to make sure she is in the best shape for the grueling workout demanded by her tour.
The 26-year-old singer is said to be keeping her carbohydrate intake to just two portions a week, choosing a diet mainly of fish, chicken and vegetables.
A source close to reports that Gaga begun a major body make-over, which includes cut out all gluten and wheat from her diet. As a result she has given her people strict instruction to advise staff at venues and restaurants about her new diet because she is taking it very seriously.
The source added: 'She allows herself one potato or rice portion a week and has been snacking on Ginnybake cakes from wholefood shops - they are gluten free cookies.'
Despite claims to the contrary, there is no good evidence that a gluten-free diet causes weight loss; though there is good evidence that a gluten-free diet is good for people with celiac disease.
In fact, for people without celiac disease, scientific evidence pretty much debunks the claim that a gluten-free diet helps regular folks lose weight.
So, while celebrities, like Lady Gaga, may bring publicity to the gluten-free arena, it is unlikely that the more fad aspects of the gluten-free diet will have great benefits to people who do not have celiac disease, or gluten-intolerance.