Are you one of the millions of people with undiagnosed gluten sensitivity? Although precise statistics aren’t known, more than 50 percent of Americans are thought to be gluten sensitive to some degree. In other words, they’re unable to properly digest the protein found primarily in wheat, barley, and rye, and in products made from these grains. What’s remarkable is that the majority of these people don’t even know that gluten is at the root of their health problems, which can range from mild to extreme (celiac disease).
Now, creator of the South Beach Diet, Dr. Arthur Agatston tackles the confusion about gluten in his new book, The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution. “For years I had noticed that many individuals on Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet, which was intentionally grain free but unintentionally gluten free, not only lost weight but also had more energy, fewer aches and pains, and no longer complained of stomach problems or brain fog,” says Dr. Agatston. “When these individuals reintroduced gluten-containing grains on Phase 2 of the diet, their health problems often returned. I began asking these patients to switch to eating gluten-free whole grains, such as millet, brown rice, and quinoa, on Phase 2 and they quickly felt better again, while continuing to lose weight. I created the Gluten Solution Program in my new book so that others might benefit.”
The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution Online Program is an interactive version of the program presented in Dr. Agatston’s latest book and an extension of the original South Beach Diet. It is designed to help you figure out if you have a sensitivity to gluten and to teach you how to make the best food choices for better health if you turn out to have some degree of gluten sensitivity. It will also show you how to become gluten aware, while helping you lose weight, get fit, and feel better.
The Gluten Solution Program isn’t an entirely gluten-free diet, nor is it a low-carb or grain-free diet. Like the original South Beach Diet, the Gluten Solution will help you make healthy lifestyle changes, including eating a diet that features lean sources of protein, healthy unsaturated fats, low-fat dairy, and nutrient-rich, high-fiber carbohydrates from vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. That’s right: good carbs, even for the gluten sensitive. There are plenty of healthy, gluten-free whole grains containing fiber and other important nutrients that won’t trigger symptoms in gluten-sensitive people.
Additionally, the Gluten Solution Program gives you the freedom to experiment with foods and beverages that do contain gluten, so you can determine which ones, and how much of them, you can tolerate. And don’t worry, we simplify matters by giving you comprehensive lists of Foods to Enjoy and Avoid on Gluten Solution (GS) Phase 1 and GS Phase 2, along with suggestions of how to gradually reintroduce gluten to your diet after being off of it for 4 weeks.
Join the South Beach Diet Gluten Solution Online Program and start finding out whether you are gluten sensitive! To learn more about how gluten may be hampering your health and weight loss, order Dr. Agatston’s new book, The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution, today!
A note of caution: If you have gluten-related symptoms, celiac disease should be ruled out by your doctor. Additionally, if you’ve ever been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, or lupus, you should also get tested for celiac disease. If the tests are negative, a trial off of gluten is still in order to determine your level of gluten sensitivity.