We believe grains are unnecessary and unhealthy. Grains have anti-nutrients such as Lectins, Phytates, and Gluten. Most people have an allergic reaction or sensitivity to these anti-nutrients. Sometimes you will notice the symptoms and sometimes you don’t realize that some of the inflammatory issues you are currently experiencing are related to gluten’s inflammatory response in your body. Gluten can cause arthritis, allergies, bloating, headaches, gas, IBS, and many other symptoms to show up.

Ever wake up the next morning after eating an amazingly rich bowl of pasta or a pizza and notice your fingers are swollen? Foods containing wheat can cause an inflammatory reaction in the body. Some people will bloat due to an intolerance in gluten.

When flour is mixed with water, gluten forms a sticky cross-linked network of proteins, giving elastic properties to the dough and allowing the bread, pasta, and chips to become what they are. Not only do you bloat when you eat gluten, you are prone to having less energy, gaining weight, and getting sick.

Even if you weren’t gluten intolerant, all the gluten-filled foods, such as white bread, pasta, chips, and some desserts hold a very large amount of empty calories. They are also full of sugar and processed ingredients that cause excessive insulin production, which adds stubborn fat cells in unwelcome places. Gluten also adds on to all of this by attacking your immune system.

You can test it out yourself to see the difference; when you stop eating gluten, your skin becomes more radiant, your eyes light up in the morning instead of staying shut, and you smile more at life because you have more energy.

The wonderful thing about learning to reduce your gluten intake or even going gluten free is that you eat more whole foods. You explore the world of vegetables! 

If you want to make a positive change in your health and appearance, reducing your gluten intake or even going gluten free is one of the first baby steps you might want to consider or at least try for 21 days. We believe this is one of the most effective changes you can make to lose weight, improve your health, and live a happy, healthy life. We will discuss this topic in greater detail in future articles.

If you haven’t read the Carb Curve Challenge, check it out! It will help you understand how many carbs to eat per day to achieve your body composition goals!

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Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program.  I am not a doctor or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.

About The Author

Working as a personal trainer and group fitness/ Pilates instructor in Los Angeles has been a dream come true. With 20 years of dance background, and graduating from college as captain of my dance team ranked #1 in the country, I was inspired to get into Fitness as a career and moved on my own from Maryland to California. I now have more than a decade of experience in fitness and a strong list of qualifications and certifications. I’m an NASM certified personal trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Certified Primal Blueprint Expert (Primal/ Paleo/ Ancestral Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Fitness Expert) and Certified in Classical-Progressive Pilates Reformer, Chair, Cadillac and Mat from Pilates Sports Center. I’m also certified in several barre workouts, pre and postnatal fitness, and a specialist in Heart Rate Performance. I’ve helped people of all ages and levels, including Hollywood celebrities, pre and post-natal mommies, and pro athletes reach their health and fitness goals. I love to teach a challenging, fun, intense workout while I focus a lot on form and mind/ body connection. I’m confident that you and I will make a great team!

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