Gluten-free diet is not just the remedy for celiac, but also has become a trend to lose weight, especially in the hands of some celebs. Find out all you need to know about gluten-free diet. There are many foods marketed for celiac that make easier for them follow a diet as normal as possible, but more and more people join the Gluten-Free diet to lose weight easily.

Gluten is a natural protein that forms part of the wheat. In order to exclude gluten from products, they must be manipulated and replaced by another cereal that provides complex carbohydrates and vegetable proteins which may contain more fats, sugar and carbohydrates than the original product.

One reason why you lose weight in a gluten-free diet is because the organoleptic properties of food(taste, texture, smell, color) are not that good, so you just eat less.

Gluten-Free Diet and All you need to know for Weight Loss

 

Gluten damages the intestines of people with celiac disease. This damage prevents your body from taking many important nutrients in the food. These include vitamins, calcium, protein, carbohydrates, fats and other important nutrients. The body can not work well without these nutrients. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can harm people who have celiac disease. Avoiding gluten has no beneficial effect for people who do not have celiac disease.

 

How Gluten-Free Diet helps to lose Weight and its Benefits

Gluten-free diet helps control weight. This is possible because most foods containing gluten protein are usually caloric and have a high glycemic index, so if you remove them from the diet you usually lose weight. Yes, it is important that diet is controlled by a doctor or nutritionist.

Among the benefits of eating gluten-free foods, a study by the University of Chicago found that gluten is related to about 300 symptoms that go from abdominal bloating to thyroid problems or tooth discoloration. When starting a gluten-free diet, try it for 2 weeks and then analyze improvements.

Tips before getting started

Doctors warn about the great importance that people who suspect that they are celiac and therefore decide to adopt a gluten free diet,  should previously make an intestinal biopsy that proves intolerance to it. According to experts, start this diet without confirming this suspicion can mean delay or diagnosis masking of a possible celiac disease.

A person who has confirmed his gluten intolerance must follow a gluten-free diet forever, because the slightest intake of this protein could damage the intestine. In addition, these injuries do not always manifest themselves through clinical symptoms.

The person who has been diagnosed with gluten intolerance need to completely reconsider their way of buying as well as cooking. In order to facilitate this change, nutritionists recommend schedule a menu according to the foods we’ll see below, so you can write down a shopping list.

Gluten-Free Diet and All you need to know for Weight Loss

 

Gluten-Free Foods:

  • Milk and dairy products: cheese, cottage cheese, cream (cream), natural yogurt and curd
  • All types of meats and fresh, frozen and canned cold cuts such as cured meat and extra quality ham
  • Fresh and frozen fish without batter, fresh seafood and canned fish
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables and tubers
  • Fruits
  • Rice, maize and derivatives
  • All legume types
  • Sugar and honey
  • Oils and butters
  • Coffee beans or ground coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • All kinds of wines and sparkling drinks
  • Natural dried nuts
  • Some snacks such as chips, corn tortillas, popcorn, rice cakes, rice cakes, seeds, gelatin and pudding
  • Some condiments such as jellies, jams, honey, peanut butter, corn and some honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, white or icing, spices and herbs, salt, pepper, sauces, pickles, olives , ketchup, mustard
  • Salt, wine vinegar and natural spices

 

To ensure that the product does not have gluten make sure you don’t buy products without labels that generate doubts about its components.

When eating in restaurants, they must guarantee that used ingredients do not contain gluten.

It is possible to carry a healthy and balanced lifestyle without gluten, but remove it if you are not celiac can lead to other problems, so before making a gluten-free diet is recommended to consult with a doctor. As we said, try it for 2 weeks and then analyze improvements.

Gluten-Free Diet and All you need to know for Weight Loss

 

Gluten Foods:

Gluten protein is found in cereals such as wheat, barley, rye and oats derivatives, semolina, kamut and green or wild wheat

  • Breads
  • Pasta
  • Processed meats
  • Concentrated soups
  • Fried bacon substitutes
  • Breaded
  • Marinated products
  • Starch or flour
  • Seafood imitation
  • Sauces

Gluten-Free Diet and All you need to know for Weight Loss

 

Weekly Menu:

Here we show is a sample weekly menu

MONDAY

  • Breakfast
    • 1 banana
    • 1 natural yogurt
  • Snack
    • 1 cup of vegetable soup
  • Lunch
    • Steamed green beans
    • 6 Grilled sardines marinated with lemon and some salad
    • 1 apple
  • Snack
    • 1 infusion or tea
    • Some dried nuts
  • Dinner
    • Pumpkin puree
    • Grilled chicken breast
    • Fresh cheese
    • 1 infusion

 

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast
    • 2 slices of pineapple
    • 1 curd
  • Snack
    • 2 slices of melon
  • Lunch
    • Vegetable salad with seaweed
    • Rice with tomato sauce and a boiled egg
    • A pear
  • Snack
    • 1 piece of fresh cheese
    • An infusion or tea
  • Dinner
    • Mashed vegetables
    • Grilled hake with salad
    • 1 natural yogurt

 

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast
    • 1 slice of watermelon
    • A natural yogurt with raisins
  • Snack
    • A natural fruit juice
  • Lunch
    • 1/2 serving of lentils with rice
    • Grilled turkey steak
    • Red fruits
  • Snack
    • Natural yogurt
    • Infusion or tea
  • Dinner
    • Grilled tuna with salad and cottage cheese

 

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast
    • Natural yogurt with red fruits
  • Snack
    • 1 Cup of vegetable soup
  • Lunch
    • Sautéed artichokes
    • Baked courgettes stuffed with meat
    • 1 mango
  • Snack
    • 1 banana
    • An infusion or tea
  • Dinner
    • Vegetable soup
    • Omelette with tomato and fresh cheese

 

FRIDAY

  • Breakfast
    • Fruit salad
    • An infusion or tea
  • Snack
    • 1 Cup of vegetable soup
  • Lunch
    • Grilled Vegetables
    • Baked mackerel with salad
    • 1 Apple
  • Snack
    • Curd
    • An infusion or tea
  • Dinner
    • Spinach with extra quality ham
    • 2 baked apples

 

SATURDAY

  • Breakfast
    • 1 apple
    • 1 natural yogurt
  • Snack
    • A bunch of dried nuts
  • Lunch
    • 1/2 serving of chickpeas with spinach
    • 1 beef filet
  • Snack
    • 1 slice of watermelon
    • 1 infusion or tea
  • Dinner
    • Mixed salad
    • Grilled cuttlefish
    • Pear compote

 

SUNDAY

  • Breakfast
    • 1 peach
    • 1 natural yogurt
  • Snack
    • Tomato juice
  • Lunch
    • Steamed broccoli
    • Grilled sole with salad
    • 1 banana
  • Snack
    • 1 natural yogurt with raisins
  • Dinner
    • Fruit salad
    • 1 infusion

 

There are other recommended diets if you are NOT celiac such as:

 

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