A gluten-free diet is one that eliminates all gluten protein from the diet. This typically means removing grains like wheat, barley, and rye from the diet. The diet was originally developed to help with the treatment of celiac disease, as it can provide considerable relief from intestinal pain.
Some people do follow the gluten-free diet in an effort to lose weight. This can be effective simply because the gluten free diet focuses on much healthier foods than a person may have eaten in the past. For example, when you are practicing a gluten-free diet, you will choose to have an apple for a snack rather than having a sugar cookie. The apple is better for you and is much less calorically dense than the cookie, so eventually weight loss will be the result if such choices are made consistently. However, to make sure that weight loss will be consistent, it is best to follow this diet only under the expert guidance of Dr. Goore at Advanced Physicians Weight Management.
A wide range of foods can be eaten on a gluten-free diet. Fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood, beans, legumes, and nuts are all frequent choices for gluten-free dieters. Grains must be eaten only with caution, as 100 percent whole grains are the best option for gluten-free eating. Rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, flax, and chia are all good gluten-free grain choices. The majority of beverages don't contain gluten, either. It is also becoming far easier to find gluten-free foods in the grocery stores and at restaurants today. Overall, it is easier now to eat gluten-free than it has ever been in the past, especially if you read labels consistently.
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