I agree with you that I wouldn't eat GF if I didn't have to do so. But I will say that though I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about food before, I now am much more savvy. When one must read every label, it soon becomes apparent how much junk is in most food! GF food may have more calories, but I think the body (at least mine) uses it more fully. There are some GF foods with far too much sugar, etc. but most are not filled with long lists of ingredients which come only out of a chem lab. Kate
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I am the author and I'm sorry if you found my tone to be negative. The post was about my personal journey, but it's factual. I did address that my attitude toward food has changed. That it has become psychologically more difficult for me to make good choices. I stand by my reasoning that eating gluten free is not a ticket to good health, unless you need to eat gluten free. It throws too many challenges in your way. When I ate gluten, I ate much healthier. I still eat relatively healthy, but my diet always feels like I'm missing something.
I realize the my problems are with me. I also realize the importance of reading labels and making proper choices. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear enough about that in my post.
Although I agree in general with the article, gluten-free products do seem to have more calories on average, I disagree with the overall tone of negativity shown by the author about changing her lifestyle to feel better. Nutrients go farther to make a body and mind feel better than anything I have found. If needing a brownie is more important than fueling the body properly, whether gluten free or not, then the problem does not lie with the foods, but with the attitude of the person. I am allergic to wheat, gluten intolerant and diabetic as well. I need to lose 70 pounds for optimum health. As with any other dietary challenge, it begins with the person's overall attitude towards being in a more healthful state. Reading labels and making better choices overall and limiting the brownies to the odd occasion is the same for gluten tolerant and intolerant alike. I am loving the challenge of learning new recipes, spices, foods and being creative with flavors while beginning my new healthy pain free lifestyle.
I think that the reason that we are having problems with the food is because of all the stuff that they do to it and the alterations that they keep doing to so-called improvement to it.
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