Health and Weight Loss the Gluten-Free Way
Dietary needs have become a hot topic. Many people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle and, unlike fad diets, people suffering from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease must strictly follow their dietary restrictions. When faced with this, one of the most difficult tasks can simply be finding healthy, nutritious food.
A gluten-free diet is sometimes confused with a weight loss diet. Some people think that by going on a gluten-free diet they will lose weight, this is not so. To loose weight it is simple – eat a healthy balanced diet, in right proportions and move more.
What does it mean a diet? Diet is often referred to as a weight loss plan, but it means the food we eat within 24 hours.
As with any diet, you should choose food that promotes good health. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet from all the food groups such as fruit and vegetables, protein, dairy, seeds and nuts and gluten-free whole grains such as quinoa and rice. Whenever possible choose organic products, wild fish, and grass-fed meat to avoid harmful pesticides and added hormones.
There are many weight loss programs on the market, but they all have the same goal, healthier and slimmer body.
If you are struggling with weight loss, by reducing your diet by 500 calories per day or burning 500 extra calories per day most people can achieve a healthy weight loss of one pound per week. It is important to stay active (moderately walking for 1-hour burns approx. 415 calories), drink alcohol in moderation (if you are drinking), not smoking and managing stress. It is not healthy to be fat or to lose weight fast.
One last thing set up your kitchen for healthy lifestyle, this means load up your refrigerator and pantry with fresh fruit and vegetables (local markets are best because most produce is fresher), coconut water and coconut milk, lean proteins, nut butters, pure maple syrup, raw honey, quinoa, rice, almond flour, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, pure tomato sauce in glass jars, Greek full fat yogurt (if you can have dairy), gluten-free pasta and a large selection or organic gluten-free spices (spices are the secret to amazing recipes). If you are buying processed gluten-free food always read the label, most processed foods are loaded with sugars, fats, and starches. When making salads make your salad dressing, it is fresher and most likely has fewer calories.
Check out our selection of healthy gluten-free recipes and follow the portions to start your healthy weight loss journey.