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Say What?! Those Crazy Gluten-Free Misconceptions

When it comes to the gluten-free diet there are crazy misconceptions out there… thanks to Hollywood and the media! Lets take some time to clear somethings up…OK?

Newsflash, GOING GLUTEN FREE WILL NOT CAUSE YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT!! If I had to guess people who lose weight after going gluten-free are eating healthier or have finally received a proper diagnosis! I’m not a medical professional but these are my thoughts based on some of my own experiences:

When I first went gluten-free I was so afraid of food that I stuck to the foods I knew were safe. This meant I was eating mostly foods that could be found around the perimeter of the grocery store.  Some people refer to this as clean eating, which in fact is better for your overall health & wellness. However, eliminating processed foods also decreases your caloric intake. This is why I dropped weight, which I might add was unintentional since I was already below average.

If you go gluten-free and load up on processed foods like most, it’s just as bad for you as if you were splurging on gluten containing food, or in most cases worse since gluten-free foods are higher in fat and sodium. Life is about balance. Enjoy a slice of cake, but remember to eat your fruits and veggies too.

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First and only time in history of Embrace G-free that I’m making a special shout out to ALL THE GLUTEN-FREE HATERS IN THE WORLD; which once included my brother Joe. However, I am happy to say he has come around, and actually acknowledges when I make something he enjoys despite it being gluten-free. I’m proud of you Joe!


I’ve heard it all, gluten-free food is, “disgusting,” “flavorless” or “hard as a rock.” I’ll admit, I have had my fair share of not so good gluten-free foods, but I could tell you the same thing when I think about my gluten-filled days. Just because it’s “different” then your norm, doesn’t mean it’s bad AND just because you had one GF food that doesn’t taste good doesn’t mean ALL gluten free food is disgusting.

It would be hard to say this doesn’t look amazing?

Pound Cake

And my gluten-eating family would support me and agree it was a GREAT cake! It may of took some trial and errors but I think they would agree gluten-free foods are flavorful and delicious!

What crazy claims have you heard others say about the gluten-free diet?

Author Information: Candice Rose Clifford
After being diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity Candice started Embrace G-free. On this honest account you will find posts which empower you to live your happiest and healthiest gluten free life, in addition to recipes, product reviews, and resources.
Find Me on Twitter: CandiceRose90

About Candice Rose Clifford

  • marcus says:

    I lost 4 inches off my waist after going gluten free because I had more energy to exercise.
    What bugs me is people asking me if I eat gluten free bread and cakes.
    I ate produce instead of processed foods.

  • Kiki says:

    I think another reason people claim weight loss with a gluten free diet is because many people get bloating when they eat gluten. This bloating disappears so you fell and look thinner, but bloat is gas and doesn’t weigh much.

    My son is very allergic to gluten [and soy, and eggs]. When we finally [after a year and a half] found out and changed his diet, he started gaining weight and growing again. No weight loss there!

    ~ Kiki ~

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