Going Gluten-Free? 5 Questions You Should Ask First


There’s a significant level of debate as to whether or not a gluten-free lifestyle is good for everyone. It is, naturally, absolutely imperative for those suffering from celiac disease, but it’s not for everyone else. There are many medical professionals who believe that people are mistakenly going gluten-free under the assumption that it is some sort of diet that will enable them to lose weight. The truth is that this particular way of eating is not for dieters. It’s for people with health issues that do not allow them to consume products that contain gluten. However, this has not stopped millions of people from making the decision to remove gluten from their lives for no other reason than that they simply want to remove it. Before you come to the same conclusions, allow us to provide you with a few very important questions you have to ask before you go gluten-free. It’ll help you decide whether or not this is the right decision for you.

Do You Suffer from Celiac Disease?

If you suffer from celiac disease, a very severe autoimmune disorder, you will need to go gluten-free. If you do not suffer from this, you don’t have to go gluten-free, but you can if that is the choice you want to make.

Do You have Food Sensitivities?

Sometimes you might notice that you suffer from very specific food sensitivities that make you feel less than perfect. This could include anything from gastrointestinal issues to headaches to foggy feelings in your mind. If you experience any of these, you might be able to narrow it down to certain foods that should be removed from your diet that are not necessarily gluten-containing foods.

Are You Good with Labels?

You’re going to spend a lot of time reading labels if you go this route, so you’re going to want to become very familiar with them. There are many things you will learn from this, and it’s going to make label-reading much easier.

Have You Done the Research?

There is much research to be done before going gluten-free, and it’s not just about what you can and cannot eat. It’s about how you will cook your meals from now on, how you can eat when you are out and many other important factors. If you have not done this research yet, we highly encourage you to do so.

Have You Consulted Your Doctor?

Your doctor should have the final opinion as to whether or not you make a decision like this that significantly affects your diet and your life. He or she will be able to provide you with additional information, help and professional advice.

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