Keeping a slim and trim waistline seems to be an important topic lately. Members of the gluten free elite are trying to find ways to counter-act the effects of a gluten free diet on their weight.
In part one, the subject of will power was broached. Now that we have established that you have such a powerful tool at your disposal, let's work on how to use it.
Since the problem lies with the super-carbs, that is where you need to start. Put your powers to good use by having three days a week with no gluten free substitutes. Stick to lean meats, fruits and veggies on these days. This is a budget friendly idea as well. Put the savings towards buying that new smaller wardrobe.
Curb the Carb Cravings
One of the challenges of a gluten free diet is that it can leave you wanting. It's hard enough to restrict all of your eating, who really wants to fight those cravings to restrict their diet even more? Luckily for us, the L.A. Gluten Free Examiner has supplied a great article about curbing those carb cravings. Once that's under control your will power will once again reign supreme.
Make Friends with Your Sweet Tooth
We all know what happens when the sweet tooth is denied for too long. It takes over, possession-style and destroys everything you've worked hard to do. Make friends with your sweet tooth by offering some better options. Keep sweet treats on hand to replace gluten free substitutes that might work against you. Frozen bananas are super sweet and make a great dessert.
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