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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should i switch to a gluten free diet to stay healthy and lose weight?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
No.: You can be totally healthy and have great weight while still having gluten in the diet. Would it hurt to try a gluten free diet? Other than the pain in your pocketbook (it's expensive), you'll probably be fine. If you have things like bloating, belly pains, gas, diarrhea, and you think you have gluten sensitivity, that's a different matter and you should see your doctor. Good luck!

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How much weight can I lose if i stay on a gluten-free diet?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Caloric restriction: Gluten free diet by itself will not cause weight loss unless you reduce your caloric intake and increase catabolism by exercise. You can lose as much weight as you wish, depending on the redcution in your caloric balance. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could gluten-free diet help me lose weight?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Gluten free diet: I see patients frequently lose weight when they give up gluten, especially if they still to real unprocessed foods instead of using gluten-free substitutions for breads, cakes, cookies, pastas, etc.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it easy to lose weight when on a gluten free diet?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: Weight loss is the result of having negative caloric balance, by either reducing your intake or increasing catabolism by exercise, preferably both. Gluten free diet by itself will not help in losing weight if you do not reduce your intake. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Would i lose more weight being gluten free or doing the paleo diet?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
See below: I vote paleo...Give it a try for a month see what happens check with your md for help with any weight loss.
Last updated Dec 20, 2014
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