How I Lost Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet

When I wrote about Losing Weight While Living Gluten Free, I talked about the things I’ve learned on my journey. This post will get into specifics about how I actually achieved my goal. As of this writing, I have achieved my goal of losing 50 pounds (actually, I’m a bit over my goal, closer to 55 pounds), and am enjoying being in maintenance mode.

I will state for the record that most of the specific tips below have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I am gluten free. However, living a gluten-free lifestyle absolutely helped me achieve my goal as I was never tempted by certain high-calorie foods or fast foods. It’s a lot easier to avoid certain things when you know they’ll make you sick. Continue reading “How I Lost Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet”

Fast and Slow Carbs

If you ask anyone in my family, they will tell you that I love white food — as in rice and potatoes (and, back in the day, bread). I was, to put it mildly, a carb addict. And my waistline proved it. Even after I went gluten free, my love of carbs remained. In fact, I became even more defiant about my carb-loving stance!

As we all known, most gluten-free specialty products are filled with highly processed flours and sugars. And I have seen the light. Not only do I think these foods are a waste of money (spend judiciously, I beg you), but they are often a waste of nutrition. Yes, they’re a source of calories, but not much else. Continue reading “Fast and Slow Carbs”