Tips for a successful gluten free weight loss plan

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Published: September 20, 2020

If you still haven’t heard about a gluten free diet, then you must have been living under a rock for the past couple of years because gluten free is all the rage nowadays. While this diet can be both delicious and effective, it still takes some planning and organization if you want it to work. It’s just like with any other weight loss exercise out there – you first need to learn the basics and proper form before you can start seeing the results. So if you have been thinking about going on a gluten free weight loss diet, then you are at the right place.

Today, we’ll try to familiarize you with all the basics of a good gluten free diet. Only you can decide whether this type of weight loss will be the right one for you. Just bear in mind that physical activity coupled with clean eating will give you the best and the fastest results. So sit down and create a daily, weekly, or monthly diet and exercise plan and watch those pounds melt off your body.

A scale to measure weight from a gluten free weight loss diet.
There isn’t a magical formula that will help you get a lean body overnight.

First things first – what will a gluten free diet look like?

Hearing the term ‘gluten free’ might make you think that there are only a couple of foods you will be able to eat. But that’s probably the biggest myth about this diet out there. A gluten free diet won’t be any more restrictive than any other healthy diet – with a couple of exceptions. Your plate is still going to be filled with fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, beans – all those good things that will give you the best nutrition. The thing that differs is that you won’t be able to eat all types of grains.

Rice, quinoa, and buckwheat are good examples of types of grains that you can still have in your diet. And don’t worry – if you do it the right way, you won’t suffer from any nutritional deficiencies after going on a gluten-free diet. That’s why it’s so important to do it right and get all your facts straight before going on a diet.

Special note: people with Celiac disease should not take a gluten-free diet so lightly. In case you suffer from this disease, speak to your dietician before making any dietary changes. Some other form of a weight loss diet might be better suited for you.

The number one mistake to avoid when going on a gluten free weight loss diet

When going on this particular diet, a lot of people don’t know how to act. They think that eating anything with the writing gluten-free on them would be a good idea. And a lot of times, they even make three meals out of processed and pre-made food. While a gluten free candy bar might be delicious and good from time to time, you need to remember that this is something you should only consume occasionally.

Biscuits on a plate.
It’s perfectly okay to have a gluten-free cookie or a bar of chocolate from time to time. But do it with moderation.

What oftentimes happens is people gaining weight after going on a gluten free diet. The culprit? They have made the above-mentioned mistake and ended up in a need of a freelance personal trainer Dubai based in order to lose the extra weight. Try to avoid that situation at all costs.

Knowing where gluten hides will be particularly useful

The tricky part about your gluten free weight loss journey will be identifying all the places where gluten hides. Clearly, if the label says that something is gluten-free, you don’t have to check the ingredients. You’ll have to play the food detective and search for ingredients such as:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Malt
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Oats

Also, watch out for flavored nuts, chips, candy, salad dressings, etc. as these foods oftentimes have gluten. Believe it or not, even little amounts of gluten will impact your weight loss journey. If you don’t want to hinder it, we suggest you be very selective about what you eat and always check the labels. We all know how fast food affects our health, but not all of us are aware of the impact gluten has on our bodies. So if you have decided to go gluten-free, make sure you really aren’t consuming even the slightest amounts.

You will need to plan your meals ahead of time

As you were probably able to notice, a gluten free diet takes a lot of work, effort, and planning. You might not be able to pick up a meal on the go or whip up something from the ingredients you have in your fridge. That means you will need to put extra effort into your meals, which can be draining at times. But you have to remember that you opted for a gluten free diet for a reason – you know that the final results will outweigh all the problems you have experienced.

A woman making a plan.
Make it easy on yourself to lose the extra weight by planning your meals.

To make it easier on yourself and your body, always plan out your meals in advance. Besides, won’t it be great not to have to worry about what you are going to eat for the day? Some timely meal preparation will liberate you from a lot of unnecessary problems.

Gluten free weight loss -Don’t forget that regular physical exercise is still a must

At the end of the day, it really matters not whether you opt for a gluten free weight loss diet or you decide to go with a keto diet – physical activity is a must! In fact, regular exercise is important for every person out there – no matter your weight and age. So get in your favorite fitness gear, grab a water bottle, and indulge in an activity of your choosing. You really can’t go wrong with any sport or exercise – as long as you don’t have any medical issues. In such a case, consulting with a doctor prior to doing any activity is a must.

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