“When I ask if adopting a gluten-free diet can help someone lose weight, Fasano laughs. “If you go on a gluten-free diet, taking substitutes like gluten-free beer, pasta, cookies and so on, if anything you gain weight. If you take a regular cookie, it’s 70 calories. The same cookie, gluten-free, can go as high as 210 calories.
“You have to substitute gluten with something that makes that cookie palatable, so you have to load it with fat and sugars. Just consider that. A gram of protein is four calories, a gram of fat is nine.”
But, he adds, it may be possible to lose weight on a gluten-free diet by choosing natural products like fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit.”
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I get asked all the time why I think gluten free diets get a bad rap in the media, well this article from BBC News really outlines it. Written by a man who has a son suffering from celiac disease, he set out to find out why people think that a gluten free diet is healthier and has become such a fad.
The “gluten free fad” has made better, tastier food available for me to eat, so that makes me happy.… Read Full Post