My Gluten-free Weight loss: Day 1

May 16, 2010 by  
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Today is day one of my gluten-free weight loss journey. This week I am focusing on cutting out bread and pasta, the first big hurdles and a good start. Resource info: Foods which can be eaten on in a gluten-free diet include: Fresh meats, fish and poultry Milk and unprocessed cheeses Dried beans Plain fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables Corn and rice Foods prohibited on a gluten-free diet: Any bread, cereal or other food made with wheat, rye, barley and oat flours or ingredients and byproducts made from those grains. Processed foods containing wheat, gluten-derivatives, or thickeners. These foods include hot dogs, ice cream, salad dressings, canned soups, dried soup mixes, non-dairy creamers, processed cheeses, cream sauces, and hundreds of other common foods. —— Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a type of gluten allergy that causes the intestinal system to react with difficulty to processing gluten. Celiac disease also makes it difficult to absorb nutrients. Celiac disease is also called sprue and gluten intolerance, according to Shomon. Celiac disease can have more serious consequences for the function of the thyroid gland if it goes undetected for too long. Hypothyroidism The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune dysfunction, which attacks the thyroid gland. Researchers are not certain exactly how this mechanism of autoimmune dysfunction operates in the body, but one explanation may be found in gluten intolerance. According to Shomon’s book

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