Gluten-Free vs. Wheat-Free

A funny thing happened to me when I gave up wheat many years ago… I was able to manage my weight fairly easily for the first time in my life. At the time, I had already embraced a healthy diet that helped me get a handle on my appetite and cravings and I was definitely on the path to better health. But giving up wheat was a game-changer. From that point on it was far easier to keep my weight down than ever before without really having to worry about every calorie I put in my mouth. For someone who had struggled with her weight from birth, this was a God-send.

In today’s Motivational Monday I discuss the potential benefits of wheat elimination vs. gluten elimination, and whether or not this is a viable option for you. To be clear, the only people who need to eliminate gluten entirely are those that have tested positive for Celiac Disease, for which gluten-free diets are the only treatment modality. But is it necessary for the rest of us to give up gluten? Or is giving up wheat sufficient? In today’s video I will review both, and review some of the results I have seen with these diets.

And lest you think that wheat-free and gluten-free diets are just another gimmick to lose weight, tune in to find out how altering your diet with regard to wheat and/or gluten may be a great treatment option for skin conditions, improved immunity and even mood disorders!

Once you’ve watched the video I’d love to hear from you! Have you ever followed a wheat-free or gluten-free lifestyle? If so, what was your experience with it? Did it help you get a handle on a health issue? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

If you read last week’s post then you know I am in Nepal at the release of this video… next week hopefully I will have some updates for you from here!

Wishing you a great week and much health!