The biggest trend those days seems to be the gluten-free diet. I personally know a few people that do not eat gluten due to allergies and have always seen it as a medical necessity over a weight loss solution. When ever i mention that i am try to eat low carb or low GI people assume that i plan on cutting gluten out of my diet. Right now i am avoiding bread for the most part, but i have no intentions of going gluten free. The more changes i add to my diet the harder it gets and the easier it would be to go back to bad eating habits. The minute i completely exclude something out of my diet the more i want it. Since i know a few people that avoid gluten thought i would share some things about a gluten free diets:
What is it: A gluten free diet excludes all gluten products. Many people that maintain a gluten free diet do so due to celiac dieses or gluten sensitivities Others feel that the diet has helped them lose weight and gain more energy.
Where is gluten found:
- Barley (malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar are usually made from barley)
- Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye)
What can i eat:
Meat, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Be careful of cross contamination and processed foods.
- Finger millet (Ragi)
- Montina (Indian rice grass)
- Tef (or teff)
- Wild rice
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