Thread: Gluten-Free WW
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:32 PM   #6
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I went gluten free for the month of December. For the first two weeks I was entirely grain free, then I added in non-gluten grains.

In my case, I found that after 30 days of being gluten free and then going back on gluten, that gluten doesn't bother me (or my DH who also did it).

I used this book to guide me on doing this:

From a WW standpoint, being gluten free is certainly compatible with WW. I do think that some people are gluten sensitive (even if they don't have celiac disease). I am just not one of them.

The biggest issue for me when I was gluten free -- especially when I was grain free -- was that it was hard to get to my 26 points a day. I saw clearly just how many points were coming from grains.

Also, I found I needed to be really diligent with eating higher fiber vegetables and fruit in order to get enough fiber.

Also, don't fall into the trap of thinking that "gluten free" foods are necessarily healthy food. There are a lot of gluten free junk foods. I looked at some of the gluten free foods at the grocery store and a lot of them were highly processed junk. Yes, you can buy gluten free donuts but that doesn't mean it is a good idea.

I found that I did best when I didn't try to buy the processed foods labelled "gluten free." We tried some of the rice flour breads, FWIW, and didn't like them. Others might feel differently, of course.

I think that WW is very compatible with gluten free if you make sure that you aren't replacing the foods with gluten with junk food with no gluten.
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