6 Mistakes You're Making on a Gluten-Free Diet

Find out if you’re making these all-too-common diet mistakes.

6 Mistakes You're Making on a Gluten-Free Diet

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.

More: Quiz: Do You Have a Gluten or Wheat Sensitivity?

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.

Watch: 5 Hidden Signs You Might Have a Gluten Allergy

66 Clever Ways to Keep Your Road Trip Healthy

From road trip food to on-the-go health hacks, here's all you need to have a safe vacation from city to city.

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip! But do you wonder how you can stay healthy with all the fast food and potential health issues along the way? Things can go downhill for everyone pretty quickly. Here are 66 clever and easy tips for keeping the trip on track for health and fun.

1. Pack Compact Snacks to Avoid Overeating

Reuse a cleaned creamer bottle or fill up a new tackle box with healthy bites like nuts, seeds, berries, dried fruit, and granola. This way, you'll cut down on multiple snack bags and boxes and won't over-indulge because you can only have a small handful at a time.

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