Many people have jumped on the ‘gluten-free bandwagon’ in the last few years. It’s become much more than a trendy diet for some—for thousands of Americans alone, it’s become a way of life. Ready to learn what it’s all about? Here’s your guide to getting the best bod of your life—and one fool-proof recipe that will get you there, deliciously.
Gluten is Nutrition Self-Sabotage
Gluten, which is the protein found in wheat (and responsible for what gives bread its elastic type ‘stretch’) is for many, what gives them digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal troubles. When you eliminate gluten from your diet, your body stops being in ‘starvation mode’—that is, being starved from nutrients it needs to fuel a healthy body and mind.
Do you often go through days—or weeks—where you feel hungry all the time? That’s the active presence of gluten in your life. Wheat (gluten’s best buddy) found in processed foods is genetically designed to fuel your appetite. That’s how those big time manufacturers make their money.
Beyond the Bread
No matter how much you love your hamburger and sandwiches, there is life beyond bread.
When you eliminate the presence of gluten in all forms (pasta, bread, crackers, etc.) you cause three things to happen: you drastically reduce your daily calorie intake; you develop a nutrient rich diet, and you lose weight.
Gluten causes your blood sugar to spike, which in turn, causes you to eat way past your limit.
Commit to a gluten-free lifestyle it the right way (by avoiding gluten-free products and instead cooking food yourself), and you’ll be able to eat more, increase your energy, and lose the jiggle on your thighs all at the same time. Eliminate gluten by eating real foods frequently throughout the day. Stock your pantry up with beans, gluten-free pasta, rice and sweet potatoes. Eat fruit, vegetables, poultry and seafood to your heart’s content.
A Perfect Weekday Gluten-Free Meal (No One Will Ever Know, It’s That Good!)
Do you want to cook a delicious meal for a loved one who can’t handle gluten?
Do you need an easy weekday recipe that takes under 30 minutes from start to finish?
Cook cod filets on a piece of parchment paper, which you’ll seal up with some egg yolk. Season each filet with salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice, a lit bit of olive oil and include a few green olives. Fold the paper over the fish. Cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Serve with polenta, rice or steamed vegetables of your choice.