Are You Getting Chubby Eating Gluten Free?

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Years ago, my amazing girlfriend and nutritionist Kasia Kines, suggested I go gluten free. Now, mind you, I had no gastric upset. I had no belly aches, or heartburn. I did have some extra weight though and was really “draggy.” Ok, I finally relented.

The next day, I went to my market and got a ton of gluten free products. I got gluten free pasta, gluten free breads, gluten free cookies, gluten free dressings….. I was going to try them all. And, it was thrilled really because for years, breads and cookies were kind of off my list.

So, the next few weeks, I dove, nose first into this new lifestyle and I was like a pig in…. well, you know what! Happy! Happy! After a while though, I noticed my clothes being tight and a little more thickness in my face.

When I saw Kasia again, I told her what was going on and had attributed it to hormone changes. She asked me what I was eating and a smile came over her face. My darling, you are eating “products.” That is what she said to me.

Products???!!!

Yes, all of the “gluten free” refined, packaged yummies out there, are still products. That means, it is not “real” food. They don’t satisfy, make you crave and can keep your weight on.

There is another problem though, more serious then cosmetic, most gluten free products spike your blood sugar. In fact, in a study recently done, gluten free bread was shown to spike blood sugar even more then sugar itself. What does that mean for you?

If you have any issues with diabetes, or are pre diabetic, watch out, these products mess with blood sugar levels. That also effects hormone levels. So, one thing snowballs into another and did I mention FAT STORAGE!?

So, if you really are serious about going gluten free, and I think we all need to consider this….. come in, skype in or call in for a consult. Let’s work together to help you achieve this lifestyle without gaining weight or damaging your health. Truncate the process by getting coached. I know you will be glad you did!

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About Ana Goldseker

I am a whole foods coach specializing in weight loss. I help people with food addictions and building a food plan that works for them. Please visit my website at www.mindfulnutrition.net for more information.
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One Response to Are You Getting Chubby Eating Gluten Free?

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    Any processed food, including gluten free, is bad news – just too much sugar, fat and salt! But mostly, sugar…

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