Is Gluten Free The Way To Go? Going gluten free is a very hot topic in nutrition right now. It's one of the questions I receive the most in my Instagram DM's. Before we nail Gluten to the cross, what the heck is it? Most people do not realize that gluten is not a carbohydrate, it's actually a protein composed of two other proteins called glutenin and gliadin. Gluten is NOT wheat, carbs, starch, (I hear this all the time.) Gluten has been vilified and demonized by “clean eating gurus” for the longest time but the truth is, unless you have Celiacs Disease you can consume gluten and be fine. Celiacs Disease is a serious condition where the body rejects gluten and causes very violent reactions. This is a medical condition where the small intestine can't process gluten. This is something that would require a medical doctor to diagnosis and statistically impacts less than 1% of the population. So, why do people “lose weight” when they remove gluten from their diets? When people remove gluten from their diet, they also remove large quantities of energy dense carbohydrates foods (breads, pasta, cereals, etc) which reduces their overall calories. The problem is most people are consuming too many overall calories and...