The Sell: Having trouble losing weight? Tired? Stressed out? Stomach problems including diarrhea or constipation? You have a gluten intolerance and everything in your life will be immediately improved if you switch to a gluten-free lifestyle.
The Burn: Gluten-intolerance is indeed a medical condition caused by celiac disease that affects many people to varying degrees. The problem with a “gluten diet” as an actual weight loss/life improvement strategy is that the only person who should be informing you that you have a gluten intolerance is a doctor, not your friend who once heard about it or you spending two hours reading WebMD and sagely deciding that you totally have this disease and that’s why you’re always tired and sometimes have digestive problems.
Foods to Enjoy on the GF-Diet: Beans, Seed, Nuts, Fresh Eggs, Fresh Meats/Fish/Poultry, Fruits and Veggies, Most Dairy Products, Buckwheat, Flax, Hominy, Millet, Quinoa
Foods to Avoid: Beer, Breads, Cakes and Pies, Candies, Cereals, Cookies and Crackers, Croutons, French Fries, Gravies, Pastas, Chips
Well, maybe it isn’t Gluten that you are reacting too! Eating less crap and more natural, raw food does not mean that you have a gluten-sensitivity. It means you have a gross-food-sensitivity.