by Ed Yourdon
While gluten-free diets have been making headlines and taking the food world by storm, a grain-free diet is just a few steps further and has much of the same properties as a gluten-free diet. But for those who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or are just tired of trying hundreds of diet plans to lose weight, simply cutting out gluten may not be enough. The truth is that in most cases, weight loss inhibition is inextricably linked to a number of chronic digestive disorders and can be remedied by simply cutting out the source of the problem.
What a Healthy Eating Plan that is Gluten and Grain-Free Looks Like
For those people who have always struggled with their weight, most health experts will recommend that grains be cut from the daily diet. The overeating of grains and sugar is one of the leading causes of obesity and chronic digestive diseases. And while sugar has always been on the dieters no-no list, the grains may take you by surprise. If you find that your body is lethargic or overweight and that your muscles are covered in thick layers of adipose tissue as opposed to being lean and strong, try cutting out these ingredients for a time:
-all gluten and gluten free grains, such as bread pasta and noodles made from grain
-legumes (string beans, kidney beans, snow peas)
If you are scratching your head trying to figure out by process of elimination what that leaves you able to eat, there is more available to you than you realize. With modern day advertising and corporate and commercial companies mixing profit with cheap food manufacturing, its no wonder that we are all conditioned to recognize certain brands and associate healthful eating with them. Some companies even go as far as to package their foods with the color green since the mind will associate that with healthy eating and throw it into the cart. The food business is as much a mental one as it is a physical need for food. There are a lot of obstacles that you need to overcome in order to shed weight naturally and for good.
Specific Foods that You Can Enjoy While Eating Healthy to Lose Weight
Here are some foods that you can eat if you feel like gluten-free may be for you. While some of them are unconventional, you may find that you love the unique nutty flavors or hearty textures and will not even miss those processed grains that most of the time taste like cardboard and feel that way going through your body.
-bean flours (garbanzo, sorghum)
Here are some foods you can have if you think that going grain-free may be what youve been missing all these years to melt away that stubborn fat:
-fruits and berries
-meat, chicken, and fish
-tree nuts (except cashews)
Whether you think that going gluten-free is all that you need in order to awaken your sluggish system, or if you think that the more intense grain-free diet is what you need to finally be free from your chronic digestive problems, each is worth the try. Most people who try cutting out gluten or grains not only notice an extreme change in the way their body functions, ridding themselves of painful constipation and intestinal gas, they also notice the pounds melting away like magic. People may begin asking you what secret you discovered, and all you will have to tell them is that you finally discovered what your body has been trying to tell you all these years!