About a month ago, I was interviewed for a news segment about the gluten-free diet. I was excited about the media creating more awareness for all of us, and you know I was going to tell the truth about gluten-free processed foods.
(I think it’s kind of funny that I only caught a few hours of sleep in order to make it to DC in time for this, and lack of sleep evidently lets my Valley Girl accent out in full force! )
They didn’t quote everything I said, so let me tell you here:
If you trade in the typical American diet of pizza, cookies, cakes, and donuts for gluten-free pizza, gluten-free cookies, gluten-free cakes and gluten-free donuts… chances are you aren’t going to lose weight.
Just in case anyone out there still doesn’t get that.
And if you turn a gluten-free diet into an opportunity to eat less processed food, less refined flour baked goods, and less junk in general, then you might actually lose weight, improve your digestion, and feel better overall.
Do you really think that Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ga Ga are eating processed, sugary gluten-free cupcakes all day long? My guess is that they probably aren’t. And I’m sure they have personal trainers.
Not that there’s anything wrong with a sugary gluten-free cupcake now and then, but when your diet consists mainly of sugars and refined carbs you’re going to feel it.
And this seems like the perfect time to tell you about something I’m really excited about.
I’m co-creating a fun class with Dr. Samantha Brody that will teach people how to eat a healthy gluten-free diet. It will be online, so anyone can access it in the comfort of their home. This 5 week course titled Gluten-Free Vitality: 5 Weeks to Your Energy Breakthrough will help you create more energy than you ever thought was possible! There’s a stellar guest expert lineup too, and a few super fun surprises.
Can you see me jumping up and down right now? [squeal]
It’s great that there are so many gluten-free foods available and awareness is growing, but it has also led to a lot of confusion and frustration.
We are going to end that, and help people to make the gluten-free diet work for their lifestyle and their health.
So, stay tuned!
What do you think about the gluten-free diet trend? And did you gain weight after going gluten-free? Did it give you more energy, less energy? Please share your thoughts or experience in the comments below.