To be successful in committing to a Gluten-free diet it takes planning, hard work, willpower, and the determination of leading a healthy lifestyle through proper dieting.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, this diet is one of the most talked about nowadays, a healthy trend a lot of people have flocked over to. Still today, there are many people wanting to join the healthy train but have no idea how to, and are always looking for guides to help them get started on a gluten-free diet.
As with any other diet, there is a lot of controversy surrounding this one. For instance, in the United States, less than 1% of the population suffers from Celiac Disease and are medically bound to eat gluten-free foods, in the other hand a lot of people see this diet as an opportunity to lose weight and get in shape, however, there is no scientific evidence to support this. Yet, there a rather a big cult following to a gluten-free lifestyle, and for that reason, we have this beginner’s guide to leading a Gluten-Free Diet.
If you think that a gluten-free diet looks different from any other diet out there, you will be mistaken. Fill up your plate with wholesome foods that are gluten-free, like vegetables, lean meat, fruits, fish, beans, seeds, nuts, and grains.
There is a common mistake those who are just getting started constantly make, and that is relying on those prepackaged gluten-free foods sold in many stores. Like Pizzas, Brownies, and Muffins, it isn’t that they aren’t, in fact, gluten-free, the problem is that they come with more calories, fats, and sugars than their non-gluten-free counterparts and therefore, people who are expecting to lose weight start to gain a lot of instead and this normally causes them to abandon the diet.
So, when buying these products, not only look for the gluten-free tag, read the nutritional facts and the ingredients in the back.
Another thing those starting out don’t know is that there are plenty of gluten-free dedicated restaurants you can go to, there is no reason to neglect a nice dinner date with your partner just because you have started the diet.
The main factor in any guide is to make you realize that planning is quintessential in a gluten-free diet and as you can see you don’t have to go out your way to eat foods free from gluten.