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October 17, 2016 01:00 ET

Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Recommends Temporary Gluten Restriction Before Embarking on Gluten-Free Diets

IDAHO FALLS, ID--(Marketwired - October 17, 2016) - Gluten is a protein which is found in certain grains such as, wheat, rye and barley. It has been used in a variety of pastas, breads, cereals and other processed foods to ensure that they maintain their shape. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten acts as a trigger for those who are prone to having the autoimmune disorder, celiac disease, though it is primarily hereditary. Celiac disease may lead to a host of other inflammatory, gluten-related conditions which may stem from gluten sensitivity or wheat allergies. Gluten containing foods have been linked to many health issues, from celiac disease, to gluten sensitivities which are less serious but can cause inflammation and have been linked to weight gain for some individuals. There are many diets which are inherently lower in gluten due to being low in grains in general. The best examples of these are the Paleo Diet, the Ketogenic Diet both of which are low carb and grain, and ultimately end up being very low in gluten.

Those who take part in gluten free dieting tend to do so more to prevent gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases than for pure weight loss. However, many individuals do report improved weight loss when they avoid gluten, but it is not always clear if this is because the inflammatory reaction has decreased (and chronic inflammation has been connected to obesity), but it may also be that carbs have decreased and been replaced by protein and fat, which is often favorable due to its positive impact on blood sugar. This is in addition to the fact that there are no published reports showing that a gluten-free diet produces weight loss in persons without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Dr. Nishant Rao, Medical Director of Diet Doc recommends that people who don't have diagnosed celiac disease but have had challenges with weight loss or obesity try a 4-week trial of dieting without gluten to see if there is an improvement in energy, mental clarity, bloating, gas, indigestion rather than eliminating gluten permanently. This can be very revealing and helps individuals to decide whether or not a gluten-free diet is right for them.

Diet Doc wants to help individuals to avoid potential pitfalls of adopting a gluten-free diet in persons without diagnosed gluten-related disorders. Dr. Rao states that, "Ultimately, the weight loss equation can't stray too far from energy in and energy out, so eating gluten free doesn't automatically mean any difference in calories unless there is an effort to restrict them. This is why fitting your macros to the diet target is more important for most people than whether or not a fraction of their carbohydrates comes from gluten containing grains, vs vegetable starch or fruit (neither of which have gluten)." Diet Doc's medical weight loss plans are now offering all patients a team of doctors, coaches and weight loss experts who will assess the full scope of an individual's health history to determine whether a gluten-free diet is necessary. If needed, the use of powerful fat burning supplements and nutrient-rich meals can be added to the gluten-free diet for guaranteed weight loss success.

New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit https://www.dietdoc.com to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. Diet Doc Physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. Diet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop. Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient's age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of Diet Doc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.

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