We've had a lot of emails about going gluten-free as of late and I wanted to address the topic. You can totally go gluten-free without feeling deprived. Gluten-free simply means removing items that have gluten from your diet. The most common one is wheat.
But just because you've eliminated gluten, doesn't mean you can't have burritos or lasagna ever again. Plenty of companies are making gluten-free pasta and tortillas for those nights you just gotta dig into a taco.
Of course, when you go gluten-free, you may find that you want to cut out any processed baked goods (pastas, breads, etc..). If you do that, you may lose a little weight. Don't be alarmed, this is normal. Just make sure you are eating enough (for women no less than 1250 calories per day; for men, no less than 1500 calories per day).
Once you've made the gluten-free commitment, you may find yourself asking, "What can I eat?'
Well, that's simple. Just follow this list of foods you can eat, and you will see that living a gluten-free lifestyle is easy as pie:
Fruit: 3 servings max per day
Vegetables: 5-8 servings per day.
Lean Proteins: 3 servings per day
Grains or Grain-Like Seeds: 1 serving per day
Seeds and Healthy Fats: 2 servings per day
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