Weight Loss and Gluten

 

Gluten can cause very serious health problems for some people. Some people only suffer what is called a sensitivity to gluten, which still is a huge issue for their bodies to process and makes them very ill. Gluten is a protein that is found in many wheat products, and many people who are allergic to it usually have what is referred to has Celiac disease. This is when they cannot digest their food within their small intestine, because of their extreme sensitivity to gluten.

Celiac disease is probably one of the worst gluten-associated conditions you could get, as you are very allergic to it, while others would suffer somewhat less from a sensitivity. However, consumption of even the tiniest bit of gluten could cause and contribute to many different inflammatory diseases.

Something not talked about as much is that gluten can ruin a diet. Gluten-free diets are trendy today, especially with celebrities, so it’s not surprising that it is a legitimate diet– mainly since many think that it directly interferes with weight loss.

 

Some examples are:

Gluten sensitivities can cause your body to retain water, and so you are thus unable to lose any “water weight” you have gained, period.
Gluten sensitivities also cause bloating, which is extremely difficult to resolve.

There have also been studies that show that eating wheat can cause extra insulin within your body. Insulin is the hormone that regulates how much sugar is released into your bloodstream and your body cells. If you have high levels of insulin, then your body will hold on to the body fat you have, particularly in your belly area. And with higher insulin levels in your body, then your body’s blood sugar will inevitably drop.

Some of the most accessible foods to get ahold of, that everyone loves can be full of gluten e.g., pizza, bagels, etc.

Try it out–eliminate gluten from your diet for a month and see how you feel at the end of that month. If you have noticed a significant (for you) amount of weight loss, perhaps a gluten-free diet is the way to go.

Go to a library or online and learn everything you can about nutrition. Learn as much as you can about eating a gluten-free diet, particularly when it comes to buying substitute foods that would usually have gluten in them. Do everything you can to make your new gluten-free eating routine a success!

 

In Love and Grace,
 

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