Find out if you’re making these all-too-common diet mistakes.
These days, gluten-free diets are as popular as ever. With so many people abandoning gluten in the name of digestive health and overall wellness, there is a lot of misinformation floating around that may be causing you more harm than good. Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Megan Casper Nutrition, and writer for Nourished Bite is here to separate fact from fiction and provide you with tips so you can safely embark on this diet the right way.
You don’t actually need to be gluten-free.
Many people lose weight on a gluten-free diet because they’re sticking to a diet in general, not because gluten causes weight gain. Instead of going gluten-free to cut out carbohydrates, try cutting down on processed grain products and switching in whole grains, beans, nuts and vegetables. Try quinoa, sorghum, millet, rice, and buckwheat instead of wheat.
Tip: Before going on a gluten-free diet, make sure to be tested for IgA anti-gliadin antibodies to see if you have a gluten sensitivity.