A Gluten-free Food & Travel Publication [Est. May 2018] Follow Us on
{"id":850402312239,"title":"Going Gluten-Free: The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them","handle":"the-3-biggest-mistakes-that-people-make-when-going-gluten-free-and-how-to-avoid-them","description":"\u003ch1\u003eby Samantha Grant, CN\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGluten-free is everywhere now- your mom’s doing it, your coworkers are into it, and you see a GF label on seemingly already gluten-free items. I’ve even seen the gluten-free label on bottled water! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere’s a lot of information out there and a lot of money to be made by marketing gluten-free products to the unsuspecting consumer. The gluten-free food industry has increased by 30% since 2009, and every day it seems a new gluten-free wonder food is being shoved in our faces and eventually down our throats. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSo what can you do to make sure you’re doing the right thing for your body? Let’s say you are ready to experience the tremendous benefits of going GF. Where do you start?  And how do you avoid the common pitfalls of going GF?  Do you want the best possible results?  Read on!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e1). Overstocking Your Pantry with Gluten Free products \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAvoid MOST GF products in your local grocery store.  That’s’ right. I said to avoid them! Often our first inclination is to run out and buy GF forms of our favorite junk foods- GF cupcakes, cookies, pizza crusts, and bread.  We can’t wait to try all of our “all time favorites” in their healthy GF products- it’s GF- so it MUST be better for us- NOT TRUE.  Most of these foods are loaded with sugar- hey they’ve got to replace the gluten with something tasty!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese imposter treats also contain highly refined starches like potato starch and damaged unhealthy fats like Canola oil. These foods can cause our blood sugar to skyrocket, and we’ll feel tired, sluggish and eventually gain weight.  But I get it. You WANT a cookie! Make your own.  There are many Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes that you can make at home, such as these cookies from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/glutenfreeonashoestring.com\/gluten-free-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eglutenfreeonashoestring.com\u003c\/a\u003e. This way, you have complete control over how much sugar you use and the kinds of fats, etc. that go into your body.  I usually use 1\/3  less sugar than the recipe calls for without it affecting the flavor. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/unhealthy_gf_large.jpg?v=1528180419\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e2). Overeating Naturally GF products\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eDon’t overdo the nuts, chips and other high-calorie gluten-free foods. Often when we go GF, we tend to feel “empty” because we don't have that awful bloated-full-can’t- button- my- pants-feeling, so we eat MORE, and it’s effortless to overeat high-calorie foods like nuts.  I measure out a serving in a shot glass (of all things) to ensure I don’t overdo them.  Fill up on high fiber veggies instead.  I love a snack of ½ cup jicama with a couple of tablespoons of guacamole!  Nutrient dense, crunchy and satisfying!\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/veggiequest_jicama_large.jpg?v=1528180265\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e3). Relying on Gluten Free Staples like Bread and Pasta\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eDon’t overeat GF bread and pasta -use veggies instead. I love a burger with a lettuce wrap instead of a GF bun.  Most restaurants will accommodate your request happily.  And I love “Spaghetti ” squash instead of pasta.  Spiralized zucchini, AKA “zoodles” makes a great substitute for pasta as well as sweet potato ribbons.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/healthy_large.jpg?v=1528180707\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs you can see, there are many ways to have a healthy gluten-free diet without buying actual GF products.  Sure, it may be convenient and seem like a good idea- but eventually, you’ll feel the effects of eating these highly refined, sugar-filled foods.  If you need more guidance in designing the optimal GF diet for your particular lifestyle, contact me!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eNutritionist Samantha Grant has helped thousands on their path to wellness. She specializes in Gluten Free diets, hormonal balancing, correcting metabolism irregularities and weight loss. Highly in demand for her knowledge in multiple disciplines of health, Samantha was recently featured on the hit CBS show \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s3\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eThe Doctors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003e. She is responsible for designing the Gluten Free Weight Loss program that helped \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eChaz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003e Bono drop 85 lbs and change his lifestyle for good. She works by phone and from her offices in Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, connect with her via \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/samfgrant.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehttp:\/\/samfgrant.com\/\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: #000120;\" color=\"#000120\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eand on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/samfgrantcn\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e© Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine\u003cbr\u003eAll rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved.  \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-06-04T22:57:18-07:00","created_at":"2018-06-04T22:58:09-07:00","vendor":"Glutenfreeglobalicious Magazine","type":"GF Nutrition","tags":["GF Nutrition","Gluten-free","Gluten-free Food","Gluten-free Food Tips","Gluten-free Health","Gluten-free Nutrition","Gluten-free Nutritionists","GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine"],"price":0,"price_min":0,"price_max":0,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":8635412185135,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Going Gluten-Free: The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":0,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/image_c3653a5d-a518-427f-845b-004382c206ec.jpg?v=1528178768"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/products\/image_c3653a5d-a518-427f-845b-004382c206ec.jpg?v=1528178768","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eby Samantha Grant, CN\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGluten-free is everywhere now- your mom’s doing it, your coworkers are into it, and you see a GF label on seemingly already gluten-free items. I’ve even seen the gluten-free label on bottled water! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere’s a lot of information out there and a lot of money to be made by marketing gluten-free products to the unsuspecting consumer. The gluten-free food industry has increased by 30% since 2009, and every day it seems a new gluten-free wonder food is being shoved in our faces and eventually down our throats. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSo what can you do to make sure you’re doing the right thing for your body? Let’s say you are ready to experience the tremendous benefits of going GF. Where do you start?  And how do you avoid the common pitfalls of going GF?  Do you want the best possible results?  Read on!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e1). Overstocking Your Pantry with Gluten Free products \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAvoid MOST GF products in your local grocery store.  That’s’ right. I said to avoid them! Often our first inclination is to run out and buy GF forms of our favorite junk foods- GF cupcakes, cookies, pizza crusts, and bread.  We can’t wait to try all of our “all time favorites” in their healthy GF products- it’s GF- so it MUST be better for us- NOT TRUE.  Most of these foods are loaded with sugar- hey they’ve got to replace the gluten with something tasty!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese imposter treats also contain highly refined starches like potato starch and damaged unhealthy fats like Canola oil. These foods can cause our blood sugar to skyrocket, and we’ll feel tired, sluggish and eventually gain weight.  But I get it. You WANT a cookie! Make your own.  There are many Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes that you can make at home, such as these cookies from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/glutenfreeonashoestring.com\/gluten-free-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eglutenfreeonashoestring.com\u003c\/a\u003e. This way, you have complete control over how much sugar you use and the kinds of fats, etc. that go into your body.  I usually use 1\/3  less sugar than the recipe calls for without it affecting the flavor. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/unhealthy_gf_large.jpg?v=1528180419\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e2). Overeating Naturally GF products\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eDon’t overdo the nuts, chips and other high-calorie gluten-free foods. Often when we go GF, we tend to feel “empty” because we don't have that awful bloated-full-can’t- button- my- pants-feeling, so we eat MORE, and it’s effortless to overeat high-calorie foods like nuts.  I measure out a serving in a shot glass (of all things) to ensure I don’t overdo them.  Fill up on high fiber veggies instead.  I love a snack of ½ cup jicama with a couple of tablespoons of guacamole!  Nutrient dense, crunchy and satisfying!\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/veggiequest_jicama_large.jpg?v=1528180265\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e3). Relying on Gluten Free Staples like Bread and Pasta\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eDon’t overeat GF bread and pasta -use veggies instead. I love a burger with a lettuce wrap instead of a GF bun.  Most restaurants will accommodate your request happily.  And I love “Spaghetti ” squash instead of pasta.  Spiralized zucchini, AKA “zoodles” makes a great substitute for pasta as well as sweet potato ribbons.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/healthy_large.jpg?v=1528180707\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs you can see, there are many ways to have a healthy gluten-free diet without buying actual GF products.  Sure, it may be convenient and seem like a good idea- but eventually, you’ll feel the effects of eating these highly refined, sugar-filled foods.  If you need more guidance in designing the optimal GF diet for your particular lifestyle, contact me!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eNutritionist Samantha Grant has helped thousands on their path to wellness. She specializes in Gluten Free diets, hormonal balancing, correcting metabolism irregularities and weight loss. Highly in demand for her knowledge in multiple disciplines of health, Samantha was recently featured on the hit CBS show \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s3\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eThe Doctors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003e. She is responsible for designing the Gluten Free Weight Loss program that helped \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eChaz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003e Bono drop 85 lbs and change his lifestyle for good. She works by phone and from her offices in Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, connect with her via \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/samfgrant.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehttp:\/\/samfgrant.com\/\u003c\/a\u003e \u003cspan style=\"color: #000120;\" color=\"#000120\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cu\u003e\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eand on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/samfgrantcn\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s2\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bumpedFont15\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e© Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine\u003cbr\u003eAll rights reserved. \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group \u003cbr\u003e© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation \u003cbr\u003eAll Rights Reserved.  \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Going Gluten-Free: The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them

by Samantha Grant, CN

Gluten-free is everywhere now- your mom’s doing it, your coworkers are into it, and you see a GF label on seemingly already gluten-free items. I’ve even seen the gluten-free label on bottled water! 

There’s a lot of information out there and a lot of money to be made by marketing gluten-free products to the unsuspecting consumer. The gluten-free food industry has increased by 30% since 2009, and every day it seems a new gluten-free wonder food is being shoved in our faces and eventually down our throats. 

So what can you do to make sure you’re doing the right thing for your body? Let’s say you are ready to experience the tremendous benefits of going GF. Where do you start?  And how do you avoid the common pitfalls of going GF?  Do you want the best possible results?  Read on!

1). Overstocking Your Pantry with Gluten Free products 

Avoid MOST GF products in your local grocery store.  That’s’ right. I said to avoid them! Often our first inclination is to run out and buy GF forms of our favorite junk foods- GF cupcakes, cookies, pizza crusts, and bread.  We can’t wait to try all of our “all time favorites” in their healthy GF products- it’s GF- so it MUST be better for us- NOT TRUE.  Most of these foods are loaded with sugar- hey they’ve got to replace the gluten with something tasty!

These imposter treats also contain highly refined starches like potato starch and damaged unhealthy fats like Canola oil. These foods can cause our blood sugar to skyrocket, and we’ll feel tired, sluggish and eventually gain weight.  But I get it. You WANT a cookie! Make your own.  There are many Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes that you can make at home, such as these cookies from glutenfreeonashoestring.com. This way, you have complete control over how much sugar you use and the kinds of fats, etc. that go into your body.  I usually use 1/3  less sugar than the recipe calls for without it affecting the flavor. 

2). Overeating Naturally GF products

Don’t overdo the nuts, chips and other high-calorie gluten-free foods. Often when we go GF, we tend to feel “empty” because we don't have that awful bloated-full-can’t- button- my- pants-feeling, so we eat MORE, and it’s effortless to overeat high-calorie foods like nuts.  I measure out a serving in a shot glass (of all things) to ensure I don’t overdo them.  Fill up on high fiber veggies instead.  I love a snack of ½ cup jicama with a couple of tablespoons of guacamole!  Nutrient dense, crunchy and satisfying!
3). Relying on Gluten Free Staples like Bread and Pasta

Don’t overeat GF bread and pasta -use veggies instead. I love a burger with a lettuce wrap instead of a GF bun.  Most restaurants will accommodate your request happily.  And I love “Spaghetti ” squash instead of pasta.  Spiralized zucchini, AKA “zoodles” makes a great substitute for pasta as well as sweet potato ribbons.

As you can see, there are many ways to have a healthy gluten-free diet without buying actual GF products.  Sure, it may be convenient and seem like a good idea- but eventually, you’ll feel the effects of eating these highly refined, sugar-filled foods.  If you need more guidance in designing the optimal GF diet for your particular lifestyle, contact me!

 

About the Author

Nutritionist Samantha Grant has helped thousands on their path to wellness. She specializes in Gluten Free diets, hormonal balancing, correcting metabolism irregularities and weight loss. Highly in demand for her knowledge in multiple disciplines of health, Samantha was recently featured on the hit CBS show The Doctors. She is responsible for designing the Gluten Free Weight Loss program that helped Chaz Bono drop 85 lbs and change his lifestyle for good. She works by phone and from her offices in Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills, California. For more information, connect with her via http://samfgrant.com/ and on Instagram 

© Copyright 2018 GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine
All rights reserved.
 
GlutenfreeGlobalicious Magazine is part of The Pure Fresh Daily Group
© Copyright 2018, Pure Fresh Daily Publications Corporation
All Rights Reserved. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Products