The G-Free Diet reviewThe G-Free Diet is a diet plan that teaches you how to live gluten-free. Those who follow this diet are provided with the tools they need to eliminate foods containing gluten from their diet. They are taught how to live without gluten at home, when they are dining out, and how to manage their G-free lifestyle with friends and family.

The G-Free Diet is also a book: “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide.” The diet and the book are the product of American television talk show host and TV personality, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who has Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder. Gluten causes an inflammatory reaction within the small intestine of those with the disorder. Over time, the inflammation can eventually damage the small intestine and inhibit its ability to accurately absorb food nutrients. Since this is the case, it is important for people with Celiac disease, like Hasselbeck, to stick to a diet that is gluten-free.

Since this diet teaches you how to live gluten-free, what this means is that you will be required to cut out all gluten from your diet. In other words, you will no longer be able to eat any foods that are made with wheat, rye, and barley. More specific examples of foods that would be off limits include fried foods, soy sauce, and dairy substitutes. In fact, you are even to avoid eating food that has been processed in the same facility as wheat.

While the G-Free Diet was primarily created to benefit those with gluten allergies and sensitivities by educating them and assisting them on how to live gluten-free, according to the official website for the diet, it offers other benefits, as well. For instance, giving up gluten can supposedly lower cholesterol, boost energy, control IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), counteract ADD/ADHD, restore health, and even lead to weight loss.

There is no doubt that the G-Free Diet is highly beneficial to those with Celiac disease, especially since it is important for these individuals to actually avoid these foods. In her book, Hasselbeck offers lots of useful information, including g-free recipes, as well as gluten-free tips for shopping lists, what to avoid when eating out, and how to decode food labels.

However, the G-Free diet is not the best weight loss diet for those who don’t have a problem with gluten. While it is possible to lose weight on this plan, as many food products that contain gluten are also high in fat, this diet is extremely strict and will be very challenging for some people to realistically follow. Furthermore, buying gluten-free products can not only be costly, but they can also lead to weight gain. The reason is these products tend to be high in calories, fat, and carbohydrates, due to the gluten-alternative ingredients that are used.

Therefore, you might find that, unless you have Celiac disease, it is better to lower your gluten consumption instead of eliminating it entirely and to adopt a more sensible and balanced diet. In any case, consult with your doctor before you make any drastic changes to your diet for weight loss.