The Gluten Free Diet Has Weight Loss Benefits
Guest post by ShariLee Beynon of the Gluten Alarm
Talk about “Losing it and Loving it!” I was delightfully surprised when I went on a gluten free diet and lost weight. That’s right! I dropped fourteen pounds–but that wasn’t all. I lost my big stomach, and I felt better. My joints stopped hurting, and these were only a few of the benefits I have enjoyed from gluten free living.
I found I could think better. I started sleeping better. I had more energy. I never dreamed that a gluten free diet could pave the way for all of this—and weight loss too—it’s been great!
I also had an epiphany!
I am a living person in a living body which thrives on living food!
We were never meant to be overweight or bogged down with chemicals and genetically modified food. We were never meant to worry about weight loss or being on a gluten free diet either. We were created to thrive and do great things in the world. In fact, we were told, in the beginning, to “be fruitful, increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it.”
Now that takes a strong, healthy body, a clear mind and willingness to fuel our bodies with living food.
We need food that has not been modified, processed, enhanced or enriched in any way for us to be healthy. We all need an organic, gluten free diet of living food–food that fuels our bodies—not food that wreaks havoc on them. I don’t know anybody who would choose weight loss problems for themselves. Do you?
Gain freedom instead of weight. Try a gluten free diet, and lose weight by living it. Give this gift to yourself and to your family. You too can enjoy all the benefits we have been talking about in this post.
The gluten found in products today makes us fat because the nutrients in the products we are eating have been modified and then added. This is only one of the reasons a gluten free diet can benefit people through weight loss and a general sense of wellbeing.
Gluten interferes with the small intestines ability to absorb nutrients—even when the best are combined with some of the worst. An example might be an organic salad and a slice of whole grain bread.
The salad is living food, and it is healthy for you. The slice of whole grain bread has been processed to death, and what is left in it interferes with your small intestines ability to absorb even the great nutrients in the salad. On the one hand, you are eating healthy fuel for your body; on the other hand you are eating something that not only is detrimental to your body, but it contributes to weight gain—not weight loss.
Live it and love it!
Check out these two books: “A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives,” and “A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients,” and find out where you can begin to learn just how many chemicals are in your food—and even in your cosmetics and other products.
Your life could depend on it!
Eat well~ Feel Well~ Live Well,
ShariLee Beynon says
You gave me a great opportunity, Angie. Thank you so much. I pray that people can see the benefits through this post and take action. Health and wellness is paramount to living well. ShariLee
You’re quite welcome! I’m learning why it’s important to start leaning to gluten free. Looking forward to more info and guest posts.
Barb Brown says
I also learned a lot from a book called Wheat Belly by William Davis. I love breads, pastas and an occasional beer so a gluten free diet has been difficult for me but I do notice an improvement in my health when I eat gluten free.
I have heard of that book, will have to read it sometime. I love bread and pasta too.
Eating gluten free is not synonymous with giving up great breads or beer. There are plenty of great recipes for bread out there, not to mention the gluten free breads that can be found in the grocery store freezer section. In addition, gluten free beer is also now readily available. Put yourself first and try some of these. 😉