It’s a surprising statistic, but a study found that 81% of people suffering from celiac disease (gluten intolerance) who followed a gluten-free diet gained weight. That’s because there is a common misconception that anything labeled "gluten-free" must be good for you.
Many processed gluten-free foods and gluten-free junk foods not only contain almost twice the calories as their traditional counterparts, but they can also be double the price. In addition, processed gluten-free foods are lower in fiber, so you won’t stay full as long, and many people who follow a gluten-free diet are missing out on the benefits of good carbohydrates like brown rice, fruits or beans, which all help to regulate blood sugar.
There is a way to go gluten-free naturally with a diet rich in whole and unprocessed foods, vegetables and lean cuts of protein, as listed in this diet plan, complete with recipes.
Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs
Snack: 1 Piece of Fruit and Indian Spiced Cashews
Lunch: Asian Bean Salad with Tahini Dressing
Snack: Roasted Tomato and Garlic Spread
Dinner: Grilled Shrimp Brochettes and Quinoa Timbales with Roasted Peppers and Herbs