Oh boy, I might be getting myself into trouble with this email. Chances are you’re either:
a) Sick and tired of hearing about gluten-free diets
b) Confused as heck about how to go on a gluten-free diet
Well, I have great news for you today. We’re going to get to the bottom of the gluten-free ‘fad’ to see if it’s right for you, and we’re going to start by revealing what gluten really is and the #1 side effect that occurs when you switch to this type of eating.
First, what the heck is gluten? Well, gluten is “named from the Latin gluten meaning glue, is a substance that gives elasticity to dough helping it to rise and to keep its shape”.
Eating glue? Yuk. My naturopath once described eating gluten as being the equivalent of eating a handful of cotton. And that doesn’t sound like a good idea.
Still, gluten-containing foods taste great. Not much argument there, right?
So I have to admit that it was a real bummer when I got my test results back showing that I’m gluten-sensitive. It was the day before my first Tough Mudder race in 2012 and I was in a hotel room at a ski resort in Beaver Creek, Colorado. My plan was to eat a lot of whole-grain carbs (and thus, lots of gluten) to get ready for the race up that was taking place on the ski hill.
But being gluten-sensitive means that when you eat wheat (and other grains containing gluten-like proteins such as corn), it triggers your immune system into an inflammatory response. This might show up as the following negative side effects: gastrointestinal distress (bloating, diarrhea, or constipation), headaches, fatigue, “foggy mind,” joint pain, and numbness in the legs, arms or fingers. Symptoms typically appear hours or days after gluten has been ingested.
That’s not surprising considering you’re eating “glue”.
Those are all nasty, negative side effects of eating gluten. You’ve probably felt this way after eating pizza, pasta, bread, beer, pancakes, and pastries. Those are foods that can turn us into the Pillsbury Doughboy. You’ll notice he does not have a lean, flat stomach. Just a squishy belly, and a soprano voice because his gluten-rich diet has slashed his testosterone in half.
The bottom line is that diets high in gluten have a LOT of side effects. You will gain weight quickly, and feel bloated, achy, and lethargic. That was fine for those Sunday afternoons in high-school when I watched football lying on the couch like a beached whale. But that’s no good for me – or you – now that we have busy lives and when we want to look and feel our best.
On the bright side, there’s really only ONE side effect from a gluten-free diet, and it’s NOT a negative side effect. It’s a side effect that you want.
In addition to getting rid of the bloating, pain, and fatigue, the #1 side effect that you’ll experience when you get rid of the gluten is…
Fast fat loss!
The verdict is clear. You’ll benefit from a gluten-free diet – immediately.
You’ll feel so much better when you finally kick this toxic ingredient to the curb, and not only that, but these recipes also get rid of the two other dirty nutrients that should never, EVER be in your meals. Just click on the link above to start eating better tonight.
You’ll thank yourself for making this change and getting the glue out of your diet.
Not convinced? Take a look at this…
“Gluten is now being consumed six times more than it was just two decades ago,” says America’s #1 Healthy Family Eating Expert, Diana Keuilian, “and gluten is responsible for many of the allergy-like diet symptoms in people today, as well as abdominal bloating and weight gain. Big Food companies keep packing this junk into your foods because next to sugar, gluten is one of the cheapest fillers and food additives. That’s what sparked my passion to transform traditional family dinners into healthy, wholesome, real food, fat burning recipes.”
I am so grateful for experts like Diana who are out there bringing the truth about gluten to the dinner table. Her recipes will help you and your family get healthy again, while dramatically increasing your energy and even your performance. That’s right, you’ll not only look better, but you’ll feel and move better when you go gluten-free.
As for the Tough Mudder race back in 2012, I ended up eating lots of fruit and sweet potatoes the night before instead, and that was enough. My friend Jeff Schneider and I crushed the 12-mile course in 2 hours and 45 minutes, despite it starting at 8,000 feet and going up to 11,000 feet in elevation by mile 9. It was running back down the mountain that killed my hips and my enthusiasm for doing many more of these races.
You can still perform at your peak without gluten, grains, and wheat (like top-ranked tennis pro Novak Djokovic has), and best of all, you’ll quickly experience the #1 side effect – fast fat loss – of a gluten-free diet when you make the switch. It’s simple and easy.
You’ll also have more energy, less joint pain, better digestive health (no more glue in your gut!), and a better outlook on life when you switch to this simple way of eating.
And best of all, your family will love these meals.
Eat well and lose fat fast,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
PS – It’s okay if you made a diet mistake today or over the weekend…
…here’s the TRUTH:
It’s OK if you get off track once in a while. It’s minor damage that can be dealt with. If one pound of fat is 3500 calories, you’d have to eat an extra 7 Big Mac’s to gain a pound. That’s an excessive amount of calories…so don’t worry, you didn’t overeat by 7 Big Macs over the weekend. You didn’t really gain a pound of fat. Maybe you ate a little more, but it’s the salt and fluid retention that are showing up on the scale.
Get back on track today, drink extra water, avoid sugar, gluten, salt and trans-fats today, use my short, burst workouts, and that weight will WHOOOOOSH right off of you. You’ll be back on track in no time.
And don’t get hung up on your scale weight. No one knows that number but you. All that matters is how you feel and perform, how your clothes fit, and how you confidently carry yourself. Take a deep breath, forgive yourself the mistakes of the past, and let’s move on to a better day today. Stay strong and push on, I know YOU can do it!