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

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

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. Read more...

Can almond nuts help to lose weight on a gluten free diet?

No. Although almond is good for your health if not eaten more than a small handful each day, it does not cause you to lose weight. However it is likely more satisfying than other higher-caloric foods and may lead to some weight loss if you are not an obsessive eater. There is no negative calorie foods else the diet industry would have long gone. Read more...

I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 months ago and have been following a gluten free diet. I continue to lose weight, is this normal?

Strict diet. You have been diagnosed with celiac. Try a strict diet. It is very easy for contamination to occur. Use seperate utensils if required. Try a support group. If you are loosing weight it may take a while as your body recovers. Good signs are healthy looking stool, hair returning to normal, skin healthy appearance, etc. Your doctor will do a blood test for recovery. Read more...

I have been tired, irritable, and can't seem to lose weight. I have been working out 5 days week eating about 1600 calorie diet. I have celiac disease and I am eating a gluten free diet, just had a colonoscopy that was normal.

I . I am glad you have had a medical evaluation. Please be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids to flush out your system. Also please be sure you have had your thyroid hormones tested. If you continue your symptoms, please be seen by your physician to have a complete evaluation. Read more...
Thyroid issue? . Working out 5 days a week is very commendable. I wonder how many calories you burn. 1 pound of fat = 3500 calories. Your calorie requirement depends on your height, age and sex. If it is 1700 per day and you are eating 1600 per day and burning an extra 1000 calories a week working out then in about 3 weeks you should lose 1 pound. Check to see what you require and how much you are burning up. Read more...

I have hashimoto's & can't seem to lose weight. My TSH is. 097 & FT3 2.7. I'm on a gluten free diet, rarely eat processed foods & keep cals @ 1200-1500 calories/day. I used to do fitness comps & have tried everything but am not seeing results.

Can't lose weight. The secret to losing weight is very simple. Eat fewer calories than u burn. It always works. The trick is 2 find out how many calories this is u you. I recommend u get Loseit app and track all of your exercise calories and your food calories. Doing what U are doing now for 2 weeks. Then set ur alorie intake 2 500 less than what u have been eating and u will lose about a lb a week. Without fail. Read more...
To lose weight. you have to eat only 1200 calories. It is not your thyroid, your tests are a bit high. Are you taking thyroid therapy? text at 516-405-0951. Read more...

Could gluten-free diet help me lose weight?

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. . Read more...

Doctors, how much will I lose weight on gluten free diet in 3 month?

No answer. If you have gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free diet may actually allow you to gain weight back. If you don't have a gluten issue, then it will depend on what you eat instead. I would suspect that more people will likely lose weight since gluten in present in so many yummy foods which contribute to calories. Read more...

What do you suggest if I want to start a diet for lose my weight and heard about gluten-free diet, but does it really work?

Gluten free diet. A gluten free diet is not for losing weight. A lot of people end up losing weight, though, because gluten is in many high carb, high calorie foods. If you eliminate cakes, cookies, breads, pastas, and beer, you probably would lose weight. . Read more...

What do you suggest if I would like to start a diet for lose my weight and heard about gluten-free diet, but does it really work?

Gluten free diet. A gluten free diet is not for losing weight. A lot of people end up losing weight, though, because gluten is in many high carb, high calorie foods. If you eliminate cakes, cookies, breads, pastas, and beer, you probably would lose weight. . Read more...