Monday, October 3, 2011

Going gluten free?

While I was pregnant with the babies I lost about 40 pounds. Over the last three and a half years I have gained all the weight back. I am now tying to go on a diet. I have not decided on a specific diet yet but I do want to try and get rid of the gluten in my diet. Anyone have any recipe ideas for GF casserole ideas?


  1. Hi,
    There are many reasons to go gluten-free, but just weight loss isn't really one of them. In fact, it's surprisingly easy to gain weight on a gluten-free diet because the gluten-free breads, etc that you substitute with have a much higher glycemic index. They're lower fiber, higher sugar and usually not fortified with the B vitamins that most wheat breads are.

    I say this from experience, being on a gluten-free diet myself. If you're just looking for weight loss, cutting back on refined carbs and going whole grain when you do have carbs works well. However, if you think you may have a gluten intolerance and want to see if you feel better on a gluten-free diet, go for it!

  2. Thanks for the comment! Dieting is just an excuse to use this time to go gluten free. I have been wanting to try GF for about a year now. With my children having autism I have heard from several people we should at least try a GF diet. Also there was a recent study talking about women with PCOS tend to be wheat intolerant. My plan is to give up bread completely including GF bread.

    In any case I thought I could try it for 2 weeks or a month and see what the family thinks. Otherwise we will be doing more of a South Beach diet. I liked it and it was way to follow.

    Thanks for the heads-up!