Is This Food Making You Fat?

Lately we are more informed with all the studies that have been published about digestion, diseases from some foods that we should take in consideration in order to stay healthy and lean.

One of them is  Gluten, which has shown to cause Celiac Disease (Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy) in some people, while in others have shown sensitivity and allergic reactions to this food.

Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt oats, and many food additives; its composition may benefit some but will harm others.

My story:

“For many years I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (Low thyroid), which has put me thru many ups and downs. This “disease” has many consequences such as: Fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, and more.


So I started cutting it from my diet, by incorporating the right combination of carbohydrates, in a gluten free program. Since then my energy has increased considerably.
In this path I found that certain foods where involved with my symptoms and in the way I felt in my everyday life.  Through learning, searching and testing with Applied Kinesiology, I found that gluten was one of the foods that were causing me lethargy, stomach inflammation and fatigue. Not a good thing.

Was it easy? not at the beginning; -Who doesn’t like the smell of a warm bread, a nice plate of pasta with all the goodies, or a pizza?…..

Well, I had to decide between feeling the way I was feeling which wasn’t a nice state or choosing to feel the best I could; with that end in mind I focused on my health and did it, and the best part was that along the road I was also losing weight….that was amazing.”

Which one would you have chosen???

When clients come to me to start a program to lose weight and feel better, I almost always find that taking gluten out of their diets will improve their digestive system plus they will lose faster the unwanted weight.

These foods contain Gluten:

    •  Wheat- any type of bread that calls for wheat in their ingredients
    • Barley
    • Rye
    • Spelt
    • Oats (there are ones By Bob’s red Mill that are gluten free)
    • Pasta
    • And many additives added to cookies, pastries, pizza

Grains Free of Gluten:

  • Amaranth
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Millet
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Coconut flour

 

Diana’s Millet & Coconut Muffins.

Ingredients & Preparation:

MIX

  • 2 cups (1 box) organic egg whites Diana's Gluten Free Mufins
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple sauce (No Preservatives) Just APPLES
  • 2 teaspoons ground chia seeds

MIX in a separate bowl

  • 2 teaspoons flax seed meal
  • 1 cup Gluten free oat meal Flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3/4  cup coconut flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda
  • I small teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of  black raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup slice almonds
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Combine:
Mix all ingredients in this order with a spatula until well blended, pour them in a cup cake sheet previously greased with Coconut Oil Spray
Bake them for 27-30 mn at 350*
Makes aprox. 12 units or you can make triple the recipe. Once cooled wrapped them in paper towel and place the in a ziploc bag, freeze them. 

ENJOY !!!!

Diana's Gluten Free Muffins in bulk

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