Gluten Free & Weight Gain?

I found this interesting article from Schar and thought my gluten free readers would like it.
Have you gained weight since you started eating gluten free? Click here to find out why.

Yes I have! Well, at first I lost 20# in less than two weeks and totally freaked out my doctor. That was almost 4 years ago, since I have gained 30# eating gluten free.

I have to agree with the article, I think I eat a lot differently now than I did when I first went GF. At first I had no idea what I could eat, so I stuck with plain meats, veggies and fruits. Then as the years went by I started adding in gluten free convenience foods, pre-packaged foods.
Moe's Pizzeria
Yep, you guessed it gluten free PROCESSED FOODS have been a down fall for me. The article from Schar really spoke to me. I have done Weight Watchers in the past and I pretty much can tell you the Points Plus value of foods, well the other day I got out my Points Calculator and started figuring up points for my gluten free foods. HELLOOO!! Major wake up call. My favorite go to Udi's pizza crust, sauce, cheese, pepperoni and green olive pizza was 24 points!! And I was still hungry after eating it. YOZZAA that is like a full day of points right then and there. My favorite GF blueberry muffin 8 points!

I'm starting to see where my 30# came about! I never looked at the carbohydrates of foods until this article and I am a bit shocked. The carbs in a slice of wheat filled white bread is much lower than a slice of gluten free white bread. The Points Plus value is higher too and the gluten free bread slice is tiny!

This week I am embarking on eating less processed and more meat/veggies/fruits. I had some $$ left on a gift card from Amazon and I bought a cool little gadget to makes veggies more fun...hahaha, if that were truly possible. It shipped yesterday, I will try it out and report back to you.

How about it? Have you gained or lost weight being gluten free?


p.s. This blog post contains a number of references to products, I have not received any compensation for these product mentions.

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