Does a gluten-free diet work? I think a gluten-free diet is overhyped. Sure, a gluten-free diet works, but it only works for those who have a problem with gluten. Most people can process gluten just fine, yet many people switch to a gluten-free diet just because it is a healthy thing to do, which begs the following question: Is it true that a gluten-free diet is healthier than other diets? Is it true that a gluten-free diet can help you lose 10 pounds in just 3 days? Is it true that a gluten-free diet can help you lose 10 pounds in just 2 weeks?
Not necessarily. If you want to lose 20 in 1 month, for example, and you are not allergic to gluten, your focus should be on portion control and the composition of your diet, not on whether or not what you eat contains gluten. If, on the other hand, you have medical reasons to follow a gluten-free diet, than of course you should make sure that your weight-loss diet does not contain any gluten.
The bottom line is this: Going on this diet is not going to magically make you lose weight or get rid of serious medical issues. If you need to lose weight, focus on following a balanced diet that does not exclude major food groups. Eat everything in moderation. And let’s not forget about the importance of moderate exercise. Exercise in moderation, not to lose weight, but because it is good for your overall health.