Gluten-Free as a Choice
People who diet consists primarily of wheat may want to consider replacing some of the bread or pasta in their diet with fruits, vegetables, and non gluten containing grains.
People who already follow a healthy diet of whole fresh foods, actively avoid processed foods, and do not have any symptoms when eating gluten containing whole grains will not see a significant benefit in changing their diet.
Are Gluten-Free Products Healthier?
Most likely no. Items such as gluten-free breads, cookies and pasta are typically filled with sugar and simple carbohydrates. For people with celiac disease who are unable to eat wheat, these substitutions are pleasant treats.
Will Eating Gluten-Free Help Me Lose Weight?
Weight loss of a gluten-free diet is very much dependent on what foods are chosen in place of wheat. Gluten-free cookies will not help anyone with a diet. It is much better to replace cookies with a whole piece of fruit or vegetables. A healthy diet and regular exercise or physical activity will help manage weight far more effectively than adopting a gluten-free diet.
It is worth noting that in the early stages of a gluten-free diet, most people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease will typically gain weight. As their villi heal and regrow, they are able to absorb more nutrients and calories than they could pre-diagnosis.