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Kaycee

Gluten Free Diet

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I have a sister in law who has gone gluten free to loose weight, and it works for her.

I've watched a diet program on tele that doesn't actually say go gluten free, but looking at what they are telling the overweight people to eat, it looks to me to be very gluten free. They even went on to say that porridge is not good for breakfast. I always thought it was a healthy breakfast for those that could eat it. One guy was told to give up his beer, and just have a glass of wine instead. Then one time they pointed out a special Timari soy sauce and had to comment that it was wheat free. There did not appear to be be any potatoes, rice and things like that. I do realise the strictness of this diet will get results, and is that what the program is really after? Getting good results might bump up the audience. It might just be the dietitian who is anti gluten, but is this a new trend, or has it been around for years, and I have not noticed, as while I diet I tend to go towards moderation of everything, and not cut out any specific food groups. But for me, now that has changed thanks to coeliac.

It would appear the diet works for the non-coeliacs, well I only presume they are non coeliacs, but then why does it not work for me? I am careful of what I eat, I do not eat anything processed, I count calories and my bread intake, as in gluten free is quite low. It is mainly furit, veges, meat, fish, rice, corn and yoghurt.

I was just wondering what your opinions on this is? To start with I thought, how dare they? But then I thought, they are welcome to it, but why be so severe in their diets if they don't need to? My most successful diets have been where I have had things in moderation, and not cutting out the gluten. Now that I am gluten free, it is nearly impossible to loose any weight, even though I try.

All in all, I realise gluten free is very healthy.

Catherine

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If you are burning more calories (exercise) than taking in you should be losing weight. Unless, there is another underlying health issue. One of the first things I thought of is your thyroid. You might want to discuss with your doctor having your levels checked to make sure the thyroid is functioning.

Hopefully, you will figure it out and start droping the pounds!

Hez

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Being a celiac and eating gluten-free isnt the only 'diet' that shuns grains. Paloe Ciet, Atkins, Low Carb. There are a lot of people out there that think grains should not be eaten. There is research out there that says health and height was affected once humans started haversting grains.

The world in general would be better off laying off of the grains. And if it helps people lose weight- all the better- let them knock themselves out!

The thing is - for them it is a choice. For us it is a way of life.

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