Food allergies and gluten-free diets cause weight gain. But there is a way out.
Lose weight without hunger.
Keep it off without struggle.
Let your weight-controlling hormones do the job they are meant to do.
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Why is it so hard to lose weight?
Because it's hard to put a puzzle together
if you're missing some of the pieces.
We've been missing the most important pieces in the puzzle of how our bodies determine whether to store or burn fat.
Those puzzle pieces are hormones such as insulin, cortisol, leptin, and others. Individuals with food allergies or gluten intolerance face additional weight-loss challenges such as inflammation due to allergies or a diet too high in rice. Chronic inflammation can lead to our master weight control hormone, leptin, being unable to do its job of maintaining a healthy weight long-term. (See Lose Weight by Controlling Your Hormones for more about leptin). Rice is the only grain which is high on the glycemic index in its whole grain form; thus eating too much of it will cause our body to deposit fat. (See The Glycemic Index for more about the glycemic index and Why Are We Overweight? for more about rice).
In addition, we've been given some puzzle pieces that don't belong or fit in the weight-control puzzle. Much of what we’ve heard about dieting and exercise is incorrect and can cause loss of muscle mass instead of fat or even result in weight gain. Most weight-loss diets require us to endure hunger much of the time, but hunger means that our blood sugar is falling or low. Prolonged hunger leads to the release of adrenal hormones, and the hormonal cascade which follows results in the inability to burn our own body fat as well as causing any fat we eat to be stored rather than burned to give us energy.
Another problem with most weight loss diets is that they strictly dictate food choices, lack the flexibility that those of us on special diets for food allergies or gluten-intolerance require, and deprive us of pleasure. For more about this, see What’s Wrong With Conventional Weight Loss Diets.
The most frustrating deficiency of conventional weight loss diets is that they don't work long-term. Rare is the person who loses weight by counting calories and keeps it off after they liberalize their diet! However, continual dieting for the rest of your life is not the way you need to live. Overweight is not due to a lack of willpower. Rather, it is due to a chemical imbalance in our bodies. Once we begin to correct that imbalance, we can lose weight without hunger and can maintain a healthy weight permanently and easily by regaining normal self-regulating hormonal control of our weight.
Enter this website to find out how.