For the benefit of those who are not familiar with gluten, let me define it to you in the simplest manner. Gluten is basically a type of protein that is present in barley, wheat and rye. This is actually prohibited to people suffering from celiac disease because eating foods with such content can further damage their intestines and might lead to other serious medical problems like anemia, sudden weight loss, diarrhea, and fatigue. While others use this to prevent sicknesses, others found it to be a great way to lose weight.
The gluten-free diet as an effective tool to lose weight has earned publicity and gained popularity over the past few years. This is the reason why there are countless people already hooked to this kind of diet today. At first, people were very eager to try it, but only a few have succeeded. It is because the diet program requirements are just so overwhelming. One requirement is to totally eliminate foods with gluten from your current diet, which is truly a hard task.
Although the gluten-free diet is difficult to implement, there are still those that have shown remarkable commitment and are now enjoying the fruits of it. One of them is Drew Brees, a professional athlete. This tells us that if you want to lose weight though the gluten-free diet, you have to give your unconditional commitment to it, no excuses and no but’s.
There is not much research yet conducted about the gluten-free diet, but many people have claimed that it has helped them lose weight and have observed that they felt more energized as compared to when they are still eating foods with gluten. The reason behind this is that they have managed to control themselves from eating unhealthy foods. Burgers, pancakes, beers and juices, are just a few of the unhealthy foods that add up to one’s weight. They all have high amounts of carbohydrates. So if you have made up your mind to lose weight, then try your best to control yourself from eating foods that are rich carbohydrates.
It is also known to us that a lot of people can’t live a day without grains, especially Asians. This is not at all a problem for those who want to lose weight because the gluten-free diet is just perfect. You can still eat rice because it is gluten-free, but you have to give up most foods that are rich in carbohydrates and fats. You can also add other grains to your diet like millet, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat. All these are non-glutinous. However, what’s not good about this is that some people think that it is alright to eat plenty of it because they have no gluten. This thinking has to change because any food, whether glutinous or non-glutinous, when taken excessively will always have a bad effect on the body.
Well, the gluten-free diet is effective as long as you know how to implement it. Just strictly comply with the requirements of this diet and you’re sure to achieve the weight that you are dreaming of.