Gluten Free – Fad, Fiction or Just The Thing?
The nutritionist and weight loss expert, Amie Richmond has been on the case for our very own Mythbuster:
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a sticky protein found in grains including wheat, barley and rye. It’s added as a filler or binding agent to many processed foods.
Why Do People Give It Up?
Some people give up gluten for medical reasons, but far more choose to do so for lifestyle reasons, believing that by cutting out gluten they’ll feel less bloated, lose weight and have more energy.
What happens when they do?
The jury is still out on whether or not gluten itself is unhealthy, but plenty of people say they feel better and healthier since making the change. And because it’s present in so many unhealthy foods, it’s no wonder that dieters are flocking to try gluten-free plans, losing weight and feeling great with low-carb, high-protein meals.
How can I try?
Foods containing gluten are typically sweet snacks that are already associated with weight gain and other dietary diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular disease. But giving them up can be a struggle, not least because foods containing gluten will also contain vital minerals and nutrients we need to stay healthy.
Maintaining a balanced diet is key to enjoying the benefits of giving up gluten and losing weight. At Bodychef, we cook and deliver personalised diet plans from fresh, delicious ingredients. Our plans have helped thousands of dieters lose weight and gluten-free is one of our most popular! So why not save yourself the research and cut straight to the rewards?
Going gluten free with Bodychef means no cooking, no shopping and no calorie counting! Get all the healthy, gluten-free, delicious food you need to lose weight and feel great today!