Going gluten-free is cake with the right tips and tricks under your belt.
Do you feel bloated, drained, and sluggish? Gluten could be contributing to these blah symptoms. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, gives foods like bread and dough their chewy texture. Unfortunately, those who are gluten sensitive can experience increased inflammation in the body, especially the gut. Gluten sneaks past the gut barrier and enters the immune system. This throws your immune system into full gear, causing it to develop antibodies to attack gluten which can, in turn, attack the body.
Going gluten-free has been a trend among celebrities and health enthusiasts for years. But why? Experts claim that ditching wheat can wash away pounds, enhance physical performance, decrease belly fat, and boost energy levels. If that doesn’t convince you, supporters attribute improved digestion, less bloating, and clearer skin to their gluten-free diet. Wheat plays a prominent role in the American diet. It’s tough to cut the chemical out entirely. But don’t stress – SkinnyMs. is here to help!
Jump on this 30-day challenge and cut gluten from your diet for one month. These tips and tricks will help you ditch the detrimental protein and make you feel lighter, happier, and more energized.
1. Stock Up On Produce
Lucky for you, all fresh fruits and vegetables are gluten-free, providing you with an infinite list of potential recipes under your belt.
Check out this gluten-free grocery list for some basic must-haves to keep in mind while food shopping!
2. Give Your Kitchen A Makeover
Going gluten free will have you preparing your own meals, since there’s a shortage of premade gluten-free options. Ease the transition by making your kitchen gluten-free-friendly and removing all gluten items.
Having trouble parting with scrumptious, carb-filled snacks? Don’t fret. There are plenty of gluten-free alternatives that’ll satisfy those taste buds. Give these bold-flavored recipes a try: 75 Best Gluten-Free Recipes.
3. Start Fresh
Cut out gluten completely and avoid contact with all ingredients containing gluten. For example, if you make a salad with croutons for your family, don’t simply remove them from your plate and call the dish gluten-free. Make your dishes gluten-free from the start without any modifications.
4. Befriend Other Whole Grains
Instead of mourning the absence of gluten-stuffed foods like pizza and pasta, stock up on healthy whole grains that don’t contain the protein. Brown rice, corn, and quinoa are excellent options.
5. Swap Starches
Trouble reconciling your love for baking with your gluten-free plan? Don’t sweat it. Plenty of safe flours exist that make perfect alternatives. These include brown rice flour, millet flour, and quinoa flour. Opt for high-protein, non-grain flours like almond flour and hazelnut flour to pack a protein punch in your recipes.
If you’re a natural Betty Crocker in the kitchen and love baking goodies, going gluten-free won’t stop you! Check out these terrific gluten-free treats. You’ll never go back to gluten again!
6. Add Texture and Flavor
A gluten-free diet shouldn’t have you munching on cardboard. The challenge doesn’t mean giving up savory foods. Adding chopped nuts, dried fruit, or shaved coconut can do wonders for your food’s texture. Opting for applesauce, Greek yogurt, or brown sugar will boost moisture levels.
7. On the Go? Don’t Give Up!
We understand that hectic days have you running around like crazy and leave no time for at-home meal prep. That’s why it’s important to keep stashes of travel-sized gluten-free snacks around. This will minimize the temptation to cheat and spoil your goals.
Load your car, pantry, and handbag with some of these Gluten-Free Food Guide.
These tips will have you completing our gluten-free challenge without breaking a sweat. A gluten-free diet can deliver a host of health benefits. In fact, wheat contains little nutritional value in general. Humans can’t even fully digest the starch! Take on this challenge and start feeling lighter, happier, and more focused.
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