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Gluten Free Weight Loss in the New Year


Many people are in the process of making New Years Resolutions for 2010. It’s not surprising that with the obesity statistics being so high that many New Years Resolutions include losing weight. The gluten free elite is no exception.

The high count of empty carbs and sugars in a lot of gluten free foods can mean weight problems for many of the gluten free eating public. It can be difficult to find good replacements for favorite foods that carry the same benefits in nutrition as the gluten containing counterparts. Due to this, many members of the gluten free elite have watched their waistlines get larger and are ready for a change.

Luckily, there are changes happening all the time. The introduction of new, more nutritionally minded products are making the gluten free scene. This can make it easier than ever to lose the weight you are tired of carrying this new year.

If your list of New Years Resolutions for 2010 includes losing a few pounds and eating right (which really do go together) the suggestions below can help.

Stop snacking! Instead, split your meals from three large ones into four or five smaller ones. The end result is that you are full all day and have no need to binge on snack foods.

Limit the amount of gluten free substitutes that you buy. Try to look for the ones that use gluten free whole grains rather than white rice flour.

Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Try a hot cereal like Quinoa Flakes or Cream of Rice Cereal. Another great breakfast is a smoothie made with coconut flour, fruit and yogurt.

Put your label reading to good use. While you are scanning to find out if what you are eating is gluten free, keep an eye out for sugar and preservatives as well.

Focus on eating mostly whole foods. A good way to do this is to eat three to four meals a week that have no gluten free substitutions, just meat, fruit, vegetables or beans. This can also help you save on the grocery budget.

Get plenty of sleep. The body, gluten free or otherwise, functions better when it is well rested. This also includes improved metabolism and digestion.

Exercise! There is no change in diet that will help you lose weight and keep it off without adding exercise.

No matter what your weight loss goals are for the new year, these suggestions should help get you started on the path to success.

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  • Renee says:

    I think I am the only person who has not lost any weight since going gluten free. I am now going to eliminate carbs and sugars because I think I have a problem with them also. It has been very frustrating. The good news is I have not gained weight since going gluten free but have not lost any.

  • Mary says:

    You’re not alone, Renee. I started gaining weight once I went gluten free, and am having a terrible time attempting to take it off. One big problem is that I always feel deprived, not being able to eat what others do. You’d think this would have gone away after 7 years, but no. Maybe now it’s just an excuse to eat sweets, since my biggest problem is sweets. I believe Marissa is right about eliminating or reducing the substitutes and sticking to whole, real food. I also believe carbs and sugars will remain my problems for life.

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