03 Dec 2012

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Sheryl Goldstein
Sheryl is the founder of The No Gluten Solution: Feeding Family and Friends, which is the culmination of her talents, skills, and her personal desire to develop an effortless style of cooking good food, making her guests comfortable, and always having an excuse for a dinner party.

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Dr. Oz Show-Gluten-Free ...

Tomorrow Dr. Oz will be broadcasting a segment about gluten-free diet and weight loss.  In fact, the taglines is eating gluten-free for 30 days and lose 15 pounds.  Really?  I will make sure to watch the show because I can’t believe that Dr. Oz will agree with this outcome.

At least once a week I read somewhere that eating a gluten-free diet will result in weight loss.  As someone who is on a gluten-free diet for health reasons, I take issue with this belief.  We know that the only way that we can lose weight is to exercise and eat a low calories diet.

Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Fran Drescher have made headlines by stating that they are following a gluten-free diet.  They say that they are losing weight and feeling better as a result of their new eating habit.  I wonder if we were privy to what their meals consisted of, we would find that not only have they eliminated gluten, they are eating a strict low calorie diet.   Shall I mention that they all have personal trainers?

Listen, I am not against gluten-free getting press. It only makes my life and others with health needs, easier.  I like having more gluten-free products in the stores and restaurants providing gluten-free choices.  The issue for me is that gluten-free dietary restrictions be taken seriously.

On some recent restaurant visits, I sense the server thinking, “Oh, here we go again, another person wanting to join the fad for gluten-free food.”  I feel the need to explain that I really need a gluten-free diet for my health, not because I think it is good for me. You might say that I am overreacting, but my dinner companions seem to agree with my assessment.

I will be watching tomorrow with the hope that I can lose 15 pounds by following a gluten-free diet. There obviously is something more I need to do and can’t wait to find out the answer.

 

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