The more I read up on the Gluten free diet, I have noticed that as much of an amazing clean diet it is, It doesn't always have such a great rep, The uneducated might see it as another 'fad diet'. Do I? Not so much!
I'll give you a basic run down:
1. What you have to avoid:
White Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat, Graham Flour Triticale, Kamut, Semolina, Spelt, Wheat Germ,Wheat Bran.
If you don't have a celiac disease or a wheat allergy, why go gluten free?
The point of eating a GF diet is to un-process your meals. If you choose to eat only natural and clean foods you would be eating: Seeds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, meat etc. All these foods are naturally GF. Once you give your body an unprocessed make over the benifits are endless. It helps fight diseases, you feel better and lighter, it boosts your energy levels and helps maintain your weight. (although I wouldn't recommend this diet as a quick weight loss option, more as a lifestyle.) So I guess this diet can be named a 'plant based' diet or 'unprocessed diet' too.
3. What is the right way to go?
I am no Dr, but If you understand what nutrients are in the food that you eat then I would say it doesn't hurt to jump on the GF train. For example: A GF muffin might not give you the fiber you get from a wheat muffin. So you would have to find another place to get your fiber from. Cutting out your gluten options to then go and buy a pantry full of processed gluten free foods wouldn't be the way to go either.
If you want results my tip is: Go clean! or as clean as you can get. Make your GF breads and baked goods! Buy the natural and clean options, Then you will see results in no time!
So to see if this 'way of life' would benefit me in any ways ,starting from this week I have decided to do a 30 Gluten Free challenge. If you are interested follow and join me in this gluten free journey. I will be posting some inspiration, recipes and product reviews to help make you're transformation that much easier.
Hope you enjoy!