Hey all! Sorry for once again being a generally lazy and otherwise engaged person…while I am off doing other things a nice gentleman by the name of Sean has taken the time to write up a guest post for us featuring some suggestions for healthier eating. And now… Sean’s post!
If your body requires you to cut gluten out of your diet, you may have some difficulty adjusting
at first. It’s an unfortunate fact that many people who cut gluten out of their diets for health
reasons end up gaining weight and having higher cholesterol levels. Not to mention, quite a
few people on gluten-free diets have vitamin deficiencies. Fortunately, there are things you can
do to eat healthy meals on a gluten-free diet and combat weight gain, high cholesterol, and
vitamin deficiency. Here they are:
1. Remember that you need variety.
Once you cut gluten products out of your diet, your food possibilities can seem a little limited at
first. They aren’t, though! They’re practically endless. To make sure you get all of the vitamins
and minerals you need, include plenty of vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein in your meals.
To add more variety to your diet, you can substitute food products in meals you enjoy eating.
For example, let’s pretend it’s Thursday evening, and you are thinking about eating one of your
favorite dishes, steak and fries. You’ll get a lot of protein and starch from this meal, but it isn’t
necessarily the most nutritious meal you could eat. So, it might be a good idea to substitute
some steamed green beans and carrots for the fries.
2. Cook for yourself more frequently.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant that advertised gluten-free options only to return home
feeling sick? If you have, there’s a chance your food was prepared in the same area as gluten-
rich meals, and so your food became contaminated with gluten. At home, you can be 100% sure
none of your meals have any remnants of gluten products in them. Cooking for yourself isn’t
just a good idea because you are on a gluten-free diet. It’s also a good idea because it allows
you to cook meals that are healthy for you, since you’re in charge of what ingredients are used.
This means you can leave out foods with empty calories and high fat contents. You can also
leave out foods that you know contribute to higher cholesterol levels. And you can include as
many different kinds of nutritious foods as you want.
3. Judge your portion sizes and chewing habits.
The majority of Americans who overeat do so primarily because their plates are larger than
they should be. If you find that there is a pattern of overeating in your life, take a look at
the plates you eat off of. If you bought regular dinner plates at a department store or other
establishment, they’re probably too big. Invest in some smaller ones. Another reason people
eat too much in one sitting is because they consume food too quickly. When you’re eating, you
have to give your stomach some time to start digesting, or it doesn’t have time to tell you that
you’re full. So, try to focus on eating each bite of food slowly. Savor your meal. Try not to inhale
You can eat healthy no matter what your diet restrictions are. It can be tough working around
a gluten-free diet, but you can definitely do it. Just eat a bunch of different food products that
are good for your body, control what goes into your food by cooking at home, and chew for a
little longer than you’re used to chewing.
And we’re back. Thanks to Sean for taking the time to write out such a helpful post for us. If you’d be interested in contacting Sean about writing a guest post for your blog please email me and I will put you in touch with him (or visit his site here). I’m hoping tomorrow to write a nice post about something gluten-free for you. I’ve managed to clear out some time and figure out a few things I can make and tell you all about. Until tomorrow friends! Hope you all are well.
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