Gluten-free or Low-Gluten Dieting?

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    Sep 13, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Have you tried a gluten-free or low-gluten diet and did you experience any positive benefits?

    One of my favorite local trainers is convinced that gluten is a menace for most of his clients. I suspect he might be overdiagnosing gluten-intolerance but I do wonder if anyone here has tried the diet.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 14, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    My roommate of three years was diagnosed with celiac disease and switched to a gluten-free diet and it worked wonders for her. I can't think of a reason for people without a gluten allergy/intolerance to switch over, since humans have been eating things with gluten in them for centuries without too many problems.
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    Sep 14, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    PresentMind saidHave you tried a gluten-free or low-gluten diet and did you experience any positive benefits?

    One of my favorite local trainers is convinced that gluten is a menace for most of his clients. I suspect he might be overdiagnosing gluten-intolerance but I do wonder if anyone here has tried the diet.


    Your trainer is indeed over-diagnosing.

    Try it if you like. The benefit is that since it's harder to buy gluten-free food you'll lose weight simply because of caloric restriction.
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    Sep 17, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    I imagine the lower carb intake is contributing to the weight loss rather than the lower gluten consumption.
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    Sep 19, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    My sister told me she was going on a gluten diet. I told her I didn't think it mattered if the cakes you ate had gluten in them or not if you want to lose weight. She says some people told her it would work.

    It's probably the same people out there trying to fob the 20 dollar bottle of acai berry juice.

  • NHsports

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    Dec 06, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    Eating completely gluten free can be difficult and expensive. The products that are totally gluten free have gotten a lot better over the years but still lack taste. If you are looking to start taking some steps toward that direction look into diets like the Paleo Diet which restricts grains. Mark Sisson has a book called The Primal Blueprint which breaks down the science behind this.

    I have celiacs so I eat gluten free. My roommate is in fantastic shape and started the Paleo Diet. He got even more cut, his weights went up on his lifts, and his skin cleared up of all the acne.