A Gluten-Free Cookie

I was speaking with someone the other day who told me that when they went gluten-free, they gained a bunch of weight. They discovered the truth: A gluten-free cookie is still a cookie. You could exchange any of these for the phrase ‘gluten-free’ in that sentence: Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Hi-Protein, Natural, Sugar-Free, Carnivore …Continue reading “A Gluten-Free Cookie”

Is Keto also Gluten-Free?

A ketogenic diet is about having your body burn fat as its primary energy source, not sugar. This diet is often prescribed for weight loss, to improve energy, & mental clarity. A gluten-free diet is about not eating any gluten, which comes from wheat, barley, & rye. This diet is often prescribed because there isContinue reading “Is Keto also Gluten-Free?”

Gluten Free Q&A: 43 Simple Words About Going Gluten-Free

There’s an overabundance of gluten-free information out there. More books, blogs, recipes, products, and top-ten lists than you could possibly ever read. So I’m going to break it down for you very simply right here: Gluten could be source of pain for you. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can. You don’t haveContinue reading “Gluten Free Q&A: 43 Simple Words About Going Gluten-Free”

Are You Stuck Inside a Diet Box?

The other night, I perplexed my waiter when I ordered their ‘100% vegan pizza’ topped with vegan sausage, cheese, & vegetable, and then subbed out the regular crust for their gluten-free cauliflower pizza crust, which was not vegan. He asked me if I was sure? I calmly said ‘yes’. If you could be a flyContinue reading “Are You Stuck Inside a Diet Box?”

Gluten Free Q&A: ‘Gluten-Free’ Does Not Mean ‘Healthy’.

I haven’t eaten gluten since 2010. I also do a lot of business with gluten-free bakeries and food manufacturers. So you can trust me when I tell you that ‘gluten-free’ does not mean ‘healthy’. Gluten-free means that the product does not contain any wheat, barley, or rye. The product may, or may not, be goodContinue reading “Gluten Free Q&A: ‘Gluten-Free’ Does Not Mean ‘Healthy’.”

Gluten Free Q & A: “Should I Go Gluten-Free?”

The most effective way to gain something may be to take something away. Now, I am not telling you to go gluten-free. But I’ve told you before you why I did in 2007, and how it has worked wonders for me. As a child and young adult, I ate copious amounts of gluten. Entire pies of pizza,Continue reading “Gluten Free Q & A: “Should I Go Gluten-Free?””

Gluten-Free Q & A: Unsure Servers

If you or someone you love doesn’t eat gluten, you’ve almost certainly run into a server who’s uncomfortable answering questions about the menu. They may even come back from asking their chef or manager with an answer that still doesn’t make much sense. Something to notice is that the server, unless they’re completely unsympathetic (inContinue reading “Gluten-Free Q & A: Unsure Servers”

Gluten-Free Q & A: What’s The Difference Between Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergy?

I have gluten sensitivity. I haven’t eaten gluten since approximately 2010. I’ve never been tested for Celiac disease, and I do not have a wheat allergy. Even with all that I do, read, and know about gluten-free foods, I still find the outline below helpful. The three conditions are not the same. It’s good toContinue reading “Gluten-Free Q & A: What’s The Difference Between Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergy?”

“Is It Hard To Go Gluten-Free?”

No. Not if you don’t make it hard. Lettuce is gluten-free. So is chicken. Most real food is gluten-free. It can be hard to quit sugar, but it is possible. The bottom line is, if you’re thinking about going gluten-free, for any reason, you simply need to fill up your plate with lots of healthy,Continue reading ““Is It Hard To Go Gluten-Free?””