Gluten Free and losing weight
I was diagnosed as Celiac just over a year ago and what a journey it has been!
Since that time I have learnt a lot about how the body works and how small changes can make such a difference to how you feel.
I have now lost a total of 10 kg, with no extra effort on my part at all-just a careful watch that I eat only gluten free. As I am also on a strict FODMAP diet, this means that many foods I had almost every day, I can no longer eat. My test showed I was lactose intolerant as well as fructose intolerant, so this means no milk and no stone fruit, amongst other things.
The FODMAP diet has had remarkable success in helping people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as Celiac disease and it has helped to speed up my recovery. I will talk about this in greater detail in a future blog, and print a list of the “yes” list and the “no”list of foods I eat.
The one thing I would recommend is 1/2 a glass of Kefir every morning. This is a fermented milk drink, and if you don’t do anything else for your health other than this, it is the best way to balance the “good” bacteria in your system and help you loose weight.
Fermented foods used to be in all our diets in the past, but we have “pasteurised” all the goodness and the “good” bacteria out of our milk. Yes, you are right I am on a no lactose diet, but the fermenting of the milk removes all the sugar, which is the part of the milk I can’t tolerate. If you don’t like Kefir, then try and have a serve of sauerkraut every day, or miso soup; they are both fermented products and extremely good for your general internal health.
My grumble of the week?
Every time you see the “gluten-free” label on anything you can assume you will pay almost twice as much as the “normal” product. Take a loaf of gluten free bread. It often can cost up to $8:00 in some shops, and the loaf is so small it only takes a couple of sandwiches and it is all gone!
Now for the good news. My new website is now live, so head on over for lots of tips and hints and recipes.
The link is : www.glutenfreeandweightloss.net
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Posted on November 7, 2013, in Health & diet and tagged Celiac, Coeliac disease, FODMAP, Food, Gluten, Gluten sensitivity, Gluten-free diet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.