Looking to start your Gluten Free Diet? Whether going gluten is a choice or a necessity, there are three steps to adapting to a gluten free diet. They are fun, easy, and display IMMEDIATE results.
On a gluten free diet, you can expect to see:
- Feeling full quicker
- No “guilty” or bloated feeling after eating
- Instant weight/fat loss (especially around midsection)
- Flattened tummy
- Increased energy levels
- Less chance of getting sick!
- and more!
The benefits for removing gluten are definitely there! So how do we adopt the gluten free diet? Like I said before, it is done in three easy steps…
Step #1: IDENTIFY Gluten
We begin by identifying gluten. It is a protein found in most grains like wheat, barley and rye. It is highly processed and bad on the digestive system. Any baked good from cookies and muffins, to the bread, pasta, crackers and other wheat-products we know and love all contain gluten (unless otherwise stated!!) Even eating “whole-wheat” bread is bad for you, and can prevent you from losing weight! It still contains gluten! What’s worse, gluten can be found in some soups and sauces like soy sauce! Check the labels and avoid anything with “WHEAT!”
Step #2: REMOVE Gluten
Take a closer look at the foods you are eating right now. After you identify where gluten is in your diet, it is time to remove it. It doesn’t have to be a cold turkey approach. Start small! Remove half the bread from your sandwich, or stop eating pancakes for breakfast. But the ultimate goal is to remove it completely from your diet.
Step #3: REPLACE Gluten
Now, the third and final step is the most important step of all! If you simply REMOVE gluten, you’ll be stuck with a NO-CARB diet…we all know those don’t work! You need to replace the bread and pasts (and other gluten filled goods) so you still get the carbs and energy you require to carry out your day! Replace gluten-foods with the following healthy foods…
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Rice
- Legumes (black beans, pinto beans, etc)
- Rice Flour (rice tortillas, etc)
- Labeled “Gluten-Free” Products
This should be an EXCELLENT start to get you into a gluten free diet! Try it for a week, I can guarantee you will see results!!