I am not convinced going gluten-free is helpful for loosing weight in itself, but want to wish you the best of luck! I can't see much harm in trying, as long as you steer clear of the obviously unhealthy choices. For instance most cake-mixes where I live are gluten-free, but not very healthy. And potato-chips are gluten free as well! ;)
Cooking gluten-free is not that hard, really. I often cook gluten-free when we have people with allergies over. You can buy gluten-free pasta, breakfast-cereals, breads, and flours and make substitutions to your usual recipes (and eat a diet that is possibly highly processed). Or you can eat lots of whole foods that are naturally gluten-free like fish, meats, eggs, beans, lentils, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, dairy, quinoa, whole grain rice.. Or a mixture of both.
I've often used this recipe for a really simple and delicious crisp-bread. It is not just gluten-free but also low in net carbs and very high in fiber!
100 g. sesame seeds
25 g. flax seeds (ground)
50 g. chopped almonds (I use almond flour)
1 heaped tablespoon Psyllium husk powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2,5 dl water
You just mix the ingredients, let it swell for 3-5 minutes minutes, then spread thinly on a baking sheet, "prick" with a fork, cut into pieces, then cook at 160 degrees (celsius) until crispy. (40-60 minutes, the recipe says 30-40, but I have found they are often still soft in the middle after 40 min.) mariannegaarder.blogspot.no/2011/10/knekke
Edited by: CERTHIA at: 9/12/2013 (09:20)