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Redbook Weighs in on the Gluten-Free Diet

 
1/4/2013

With so many celebrities reporting they’re losing weight on a gluten-free diet, it’s easy to see why a misconception exists surrounding the diet and its medical purpose.  The latest issue of Redbook, a popular women’s magazine, looked to experts for answers about the trend of going gluten-free for weight loss.

Not surprisingly, the experts did not recommend eliminating gluten in order to shed the pounds.  Author and dietitian Rachel Beller noted she recently worked with a client who gained 16 pounds after going gluten-free.  Redbook chimed in stating that gluten-free alternatives are often more calorie dense. 

Registered dietitian Ashley Koff was also interviewed for the article and discouraged people from switching to the gluten-free diet without a medical reason to do so.  She explained that some of the packaged gluten-free food contains less fiber than gluten-containing ones, and that they are often missing key nutrients (such as vitamin B and iron). 

See what else the dietitians had to say about the gluten-free diet from Redbook online.

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