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Gluten Free Diets May Not Be Weight Gain Proof

If you ever wondered if gluten free diets may not be weight gain proof or indeed particularly effective at helping you to lose weight, this will interest you.

An astonishing revelation that may upset a lot of people who place themselves on gluten-free diets to lose weight is that not all gluten-free diet foods are as good as they think they are for the purpose of losing weight.

Pros and Cons of Gluten Free

gluten free applesOn a recent Dr Oz TV show, the good doctor decided to speak out about the pros and cons of going on a gluten-free diet. He pointed out that many of the processed foods that you can buy in the supermarkets and food stores that are marked as being free of gluten actually contain a lot more calories, carbohydrates and saturated fats than their gluten filed counterparts.

Not only that, but food manufacturers like to charge you a whole load more money for the gluten-free alternative and people are paying the higher price because they think they're getting a product that can help them lose weight.

Are You Wasting Your Money?

Dr Oz said that you really should only go on a gluten-free diet if you are gluten intolerant. Otherwise you could just be wasting your money on something that you really don't need.

He also said that if you want to go gluten-free, make sure you diet by eating the right foods, which include fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally free of gluten. This is a far more sensible option for any dieter, after all.

Buying and eating any processed foods you see in the supermarket are going to be less healthy than fresh produce. This is simply because they contain a whole load of additives as well as higher levels of high GI carbs and saturated or trans fats, not to mention higher sodium levels and a lot of hidden sugar.

Stick to What is Good for You

So the message is clear. If you are gluten intolerant, then stick to what you know is good for you. Avoid all foods and food products that contain gluten and work with your diet plan to help you stay in good health and maintain a healthy body weight.

If you are not gluten intolerant but want to lose weight with your diet, then stick to eating fresh foods that are naturally free of gluten. That sounds to me like a case of good old fashioned common sense, as is so often the way of things!


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