It depends on the level of gluten allergies you have; you might check with your doctor to see if you can get all the tests. There are people out there that can't touch gluten without having a break out and there are those that can have a piece of bread every six months. The best thing to do is to get a full test on what you are allergic to and talk to a nutritionist. I went to a gastric dr and found out I was a celiac, then I went to three nutritionists to get information - I didn't want to go with just one person, I wanted to compare information and see if they were right and all speaking the same language.
One reason people will loose weight after cutting out gluten (if they have an allergy) is because the inflammation goes down which is normally water weight.
Something that tripped me up when I first started out was - cutting out bread is not the only thing to worry about. All things with wheat, barley, rye had to go. Some examples include: beer, soy sauce (OMG I LOVE SOY SAUCE), teryiki sauce, BBQ sauce, instant meals (rice dinners, mashed potatoes, etc), mac-n-cheese, gravy, etc... you really have to dive into the ingredients to ensure you're taking out the gluten. If you have a smart phone there are apps to help you and several facebook sites that will help you as well.
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I am new the gluten free thing and definitely have a lot to learn. In January I went wheat free and didn't eat the normal "gluten" type items: barley, rye, oats, etc. This month I went to see a ND for the first time as most people have said when they went wheat free, they lost a lot of weight. I lost nothing, so I figured there is something else going on. During the first visit she gave me an intolerance test and warned me that the gluten area wouldn't probably have a true reading since I had been wheat free/gluten free for a few months. The test came back and I am ok for milk, soy and eggs. The ND told me a showing of a level 7 shows a gluten intolerance. I showed a 19! So highly intolerant and it may have been higher had I still been eating wheat. So I am trying to figure out if it what I am eating or is it cosmetics or hair products. So looking into all this and trying to figure it out. Any and all help is appreciated.
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