Thursday, 30 May 2013

Diet Reviews


Reviews The Zone Diet

Diet Reviews
- The Zone Diet by Barry Sears PhD, follows a formula of 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fats. This must be followed at every meal. Considered by some to be the perfect diet, the Zone diet has helped many people lose weight and improve health.

Due to popularity of Atkins and South Beach, the Zone fell out of the limelight (despite strong associations with celebrity Jennifer Aniston). However, in 2004 The Zone was back in the headlines again, after a year long university study found that the Zone diet was the most successful* and led to more weight loss than both Atkins, and conventional high-carb low-fat diets. The Zone Diet continues to be one of the "staple" diet programs today.

Macro Nutrient Ratios

The Zone Diet is all about 'meal ratios'. It can be considered 'reduced carb' rather than low-carb due to the fact that the average person consumes about 50-60% carbohydrates in their diet, and the Zone dieter consumes 40%.

The good thing about the Zone diet is that it encourages a combination of all the nutrients in each meal - and it stresses the risks of processed carbohydrates (white pastas and breads etc). The downside is that the recommended calorie intake for the diet is a bit low. A diet that is too low in calories can set you up for a rebound later on.

There are number of confusing issues in the Zone diet, such as "blocks" of carbohydrates. There are also certain carbohydrates that are not encouraged (some of these are questionable). It is some of these factors that have made the diet difficult to follow for some.

Protein amounts are calculated by multiplying your lean mass (your weight minus body fat mass) by an activity amount.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Diet Menu


 Low-Carb Diet Menu | Menu for a Diet


  • Hot Peanut Butter Flax Cereal
  • 1/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries on cereal


  • Salad made with 4 cups chopped romaine or other dark green lettuce (i.e. not iceberg), half an avocado, and 4 oz cooked chicken meat, with Vinaigrette dressing such as Sweet and Sour Lime Dressing


  • 1/4 cup whole almonds


  • Grilled or Pan-fried Steak (5 oz raw)
  • 1 cup green beans, prepared as you like them
  • 1 cup Mushroom and Peppers with Wine and Herbs
  • Nutritional Analysis: Total 26 grams effective carbohydrate plus 32 grams fiber. For Atkins Induction, leave off the Mushrooms and Pepper dish at dinner, and the total carb is slightly less than 20 grams of carb plus 29 grams fiber. Menu also contains 95 grams of protein and about 1500 calories.

Note: Calories can be varied by adding and subtracting protein and fat, or, if your particular carbohydrate needs vary from this, by changing amounts of carbohydrate foods. All menus have essentially all essential vitamins and minerals except for calcium and Vitamin D. “Essentially” means that one particular vitamin might be a bit under one day or another. For the most part, these menus far exceed the minimum requirements. In menus where lower carb options are presented, my analysis of the nutrients other than carbs does not include this option.

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Reduce Fat


7 Tips How to Reduce Fat

Reduce Fat - Do you have to peer over a portly midsection to see your shoes? Does the thought of swimsuit season looming near have you on the search for a stylish one-piece bathing suit?

Aside from aesthetics, belly fat is among the most dangerous types of fat. It is a significant indicator of disease, and getting rid of it takes more than a few sit-ups every morning. Weight gain around your middle is a sign that your levels of cortisol (your stress hormone) are too high and that deadly inflammation is infecting your body. Changing a few simple habits can reducethe weight around your waistline, making you your very best from the inside out.

1. Interval training. You can do crunches all day long, but you will never see that six-pack if it is buried under layers of fat. To achieve a truly flat stomach, work in some cardiovascular exercise between sit-ups, crunches, planks and other abdominal exercises. Try jumping rope, running on a treadmill or even do jumping jacks for 30 seconds to one minute between each set. You will shred fat while building a solid core.

2. Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals is an easy way to earn a round waistline. When you skip meals, your body responds by raising cortisol levels, increasing cravings and storing fat, especially in the abdomen. Consuming small meals and snacks throughout the day can pacify cravings and rev up your metabolism to prevent fat storage.

3. Skip the sweets. Sugar is the mortal enemy of a flat tummy. Sugar causes unnecessary spikes, crashes of your blood sugar levels and, when consumed in excess, gets stored as fat. If you crave sweets, keep fruits like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries accessible to pacify your sweet tooth.

4. Increase vitamin C. Vitamin C, found in abundance in citrus fruits, broccoli, kale and bell peppers, can aid in keeping cortisol levels under control. Plus, vitamin C is essential in the production of carnitine, which the body uses to convert fat into energy.

5. Boost intake of healthy fats. Although you should still moderate your intake, healthy fats like avocados, walnuts and olive oil can improve satiety. These foods will also rev up your metabolism thanks to high doses of omega-3.

6. Sleep. Statistically, when people get busy, sleep moves down on the list of priorities. However, sleep is so important to weight management and optimal health that you can’t afford to skimp on it. Multiple studies have proven that too little or poor quality sleep leads to weight gain, junk food cravings and increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Getting more sleep is an easy way to keep your body trim and healthy.

7. Relax. Cortisol is the stress hormone. When you’re stressed, levels of cortisol rise. In cases of chronic stress, like tight deadlines at work, financial crises, injury or illness, your cortisol levels can reach extremes or impair the function of your adrenal system all together. This can lead to weight gain or the inability to lose weight, decreased immunity and increased levels of inflammation.

Making time to relax and meditate each day – even for only five minutes – can help you keep cortisol levels balanced.

If you find that you are struggling with stubborn belly fat coupled with fatigue, moodiness and poor sleep despite your best efforts at a healthy lifestyle, you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. Conditions of hormone imbalance, like adrenal fatigue, can be caused by chronic stress but may be corrected with hormone therapy and healthy lifestyle changes.

By : Dr. Jennifer Landa

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Help Lose Weight


3 Tough Realizations to Help You Lose Weight

By FitSugar

Help Lose Weight - You've been trying to lose weight for months, or maybe even years. You finally drop enough to fit into those jeans you wore in college, but sooner than later, you can't even slip them over your thighs again. Why does losing weight have to be so hard? Here are some difficult things you'll need to swallow in order to lose the weight and keep it off for good.

Diets Aren't the Answer
While many people lose weight ditching carbs or going on a liquid diet, these methods can't last forever. These diets are often not nutritionally sound, or so restrictive you end up binging on all the foods you crave. Plus, when you hit your goal weight and go back to old ways of eating, the weight often comes back. Losing weight and keeping it off is all about making a lifestyle change. That means figuring out a healthy diet that can be maintained for the rest of your life. What's been proven to work is a diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins. Of course you're allowed to cheat every once in a while — and it can actually help diminish cravings — but indulgences should be in moderation. It'll take some getting used to, but soon you'll adapt to your new healthy way of eating and wonder how you ever used to down cheeseburgers, soda, and cookies every day.

Counting Calories
Losing weight and keeping it off is about basic math: calories in cannot exceed the amount of calories the body uses up. And to lose weight, you'll need to create a calorie deficit. Counting calories may seem strict, but if you don't keep track of how much you eat, you may never reach your goal weight. Start by talking with your doctor about how much weight you want to lose, and he or she can help you figure out an appropriate daily calorie amount. Over time, these changes will stick, allowing you to not be so stringent on keeping a detailed food and exercise journal. Many find success writing down their daily diet in a food journal, or with a website like CalorieKing, which logs the calorie amounts for food eaten. If you like to cook, plug your recipe into this Calorie Count tool and you can keep track of how many calories your favorite mac n' cheese contains. There are also weight loss apps that make counting calories even easier. You'll need ways to keep track of portion sizes too, and here are some great products you can use at home and on-the-go. You'll also want to arm yourself with calorie-saving tricks for eating out, when you hit happy hour, and during the weekend, as well as learn some creative food-swapping tricks to save calories.

Move It
A healthy diet is key to losing weight, but if you have more than a few pounds to lose that alone isn't the most effective way to get you to your goal weight. You'll have to incorporate exercise as well, and I don't mean just a walk around the block. Most recommendations say that to lose weight, you must exercise for at least an hour a day, five times a week. We're talking the kind that gets your heart rate up such as running, biking, or a cardio class at the gym. An hour may seem like a lot, but once you carve out that time in your schedule, it'll be something you look forward to every day. If boredom is your complaint, here are some ways to switch up your cardio routine and keep you excited about working out. Aside from burning calories, exercising will also give you muscles, which boosts your metabolism and helps you burn more calories. It'll also give your body some definition, making weight loss even more noticeable. Exercising can also be a way to feel good about indulging — if you go on a two-hour hike, you'll know you can enjoy dessert after dinner without a side of guilt. Exercising regularly is just as important as eating right, and once you adapt both to your life, losing weight and keeping it off will be a breeze.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Fast Diet


Fast Diet: How Does It Work?

Fast Diet
- It began with a humble British television documentary that aired against the Olympics last summer. Even the host of the documentary about a new diet thought it would be watched by a few, and then forgotten. But it has since turned into Britain’s biggest weight-loss phenomenon. A word of warning: It’s arrived in the United States. Another warning: It involves fasting.

Dr. Michael Mosley, a doctor and television journalist, has tapped into a growing field of research on the benefits of intermittent fasting. From that preliminary research he’s written the best-selling book “The Fast Diet.” It has dominated Britain’s sales charts since it was published there in January, and is currently number eight in Amazon sales in this country. The television documentary, which can be streamed on PBS, launched the British craze of eating five days a week and fasting for two. It’s become known as the 5:2 diet. Fasting days don’t require abstention from food; 500 to 600 calories are allowed. On the other days, recommended caloric intake for men and women varies, but runs between roughly 2,000 to 2,500 per day.

Think of the documentary as a reverse “Super Size Me.” Instead of gorging, Mosley tries a number of fasting regimens that show rapid results for weight loss and other health benefits. We talked to Mosley about his discipline and the diet craze he created.

Q. You may have noticed, but America is a country of excess. Do you think those of us who love stuffing our faces with peppermint ice cream seven days a week can maintain this?

A. That’s the interesting challenge, isn’t it? The trials that have been done suggest that they can. The basic idea is that you have to try things a bit differently. People have been offering the same advice out there and clearly it has not been taken up.

Q. Because I’m a huge skeptic, this diet screams fad to me. So many crazy diets have come and gone. Why do you think this one will stick?

A. You’re obviously right. A lot of diets have come and gone and don’t seem to succeed in the long run. That really is the test of this fast diet, to see what happens in a year. All I can say is that research, both in animals and increasingly in humans, suggests over a period of 12 months that people are more willing to stay on it more than a traditional low-calorie diet. But the proof is in the pudding — or in this case not in the pudding.

I never attempted a diet before, so I have nothing to go on. But I like the science behind it and the logic behind it. I’m not only losing weight, but I’m also reducing my risk of diabetes. A compelling amount of research suggests that your body goes into repair mode when it’s not eating. A lot of the cellular repair takes place in the period between meals.

Q. Can’t we do this sort of thing without fasting? My mother told me a lot of crazy things, but she also told me that if I don’t eat too much, I won’t get fat.

A. That’s what I think needs more studies. But there is something about this particular pattern that is better than eating three or five meals a day. One of the things my mother said to me was don’t eat between meals, and one of the poor trends in recent years is that people increasingly snack. Habits are driven by compulsion, and so what happens is that we get a bit hungry, we fill up on sugary things. The next time we get hungry, we want sugary things. If you allow yourself to get a bit hungry on one of the fasting days, what you’re going to fill up on is chicken protein and lots of vegetables, then you will reeducate yourself that when you feel hungry, what you want is vegetables. That’s what’s happened to me. I’m not sure if I’m typical or not, but I like the idea of it.

Q. Were you surprised at the reaction in Britain?

A. Astonished. Absolutely astonished. I was surprised at the enthusiasm for the documentary when it came out it Britain. Newspapers started writing about it. Quite a lot of doctors starting contacting me, saying they tried it on their patients. I think it’s one of those things where psychologically it’s more attractive because you think to yourself “Two days I can handle.” It’s dangerous to give people too many instructions.

Q. Because I have absolutely no willpower, I don’t have a sense of what 500 or 600 calories looks like.

A. Nobody does. In the documentary I don’t go into any great depth about it, but there are recipes in the book. I typically have scrambled eggs and ham for breakfast. That’s 300 calories. In the evening I eat a reasonable-size pile of vegetables and some fish. The thing about vegetables is that you really don’t need to count the calories. You can eat pounds and pounds of broccoli for 60 or 70 calories.

Q. Can I just drink 600 calories of wine instead of eating broccoli?

A. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Q. On the days where you don’t fast, can you eat anything you like?

A. I wouldn’t recommend that either. My recommendation is to eat normally. Don’t pig out, don’t bury your face in the ice cream. but if you occasionally go out for a burger that’s fine. I think the message is don’t feel guilty.

Q. I’m intrigued, but terrified to try it.

A. Let me assure you it’s not that bad. Stay off the wine and peppermint stick ice cream on your fast days, and you’ll be fine.
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Monday, 20 May 2013

Best Diet


The Best Diet Sample Menu

Best Diet 
- The Best Life Diet was created by Bob Greene. This diet is based on the scientifically supported notion that eating fewer calories than you burn will lead to weight loss. This diet should be considered as a long-term lifestyle change instead of a short-term diet. The meal plan is focused on portion control and healthy, wholesome options. The Best Life Diet includes three phases where dieters will learn new eating habits, how to reduce portion sizes, ways to increase activities and how to maintain weight loss long term. The meal plan for the Best Life Diet includes breakfast, AM snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and an anytime treat. Below are two meal plans for dieters on the Best Life Diet.

Best Diet - Meal Plan #1

For this plan, eat one serving of Kashi Go Lean cereal with 1 cup of fat-free or skim milk. Enjoy this breakfast with a grapefruit.

An excellent morning snack includes a container of low fat or fat free yogurt, any flavor.
For lunch, enjoy two slices of whole wheat bread toasted. Top these slices with 1 tbsp of nut butter and ½ a pear sliced. Enjoy this nut butter and fruit sandwich with up to 10 baby carrots.
The afternoon snack on the Best Life Diet should be high in calcium. A great choice includes 4 to 6 whole grain crackers topped with 1 oz of low fat Swiss or cheddar cheese.

A quick and easy dinner includes 4 oz of grilled trout that is topped with lemon slices, salt and pepper. Enjoy this fish with a cup of corn and a cup of snap peas topped with 1tsp ground ginger.
For your anytime snack, enjoy ½ cup of regular or light ice cream.

Best Diet - Meal Plan #2

Enjoy ½ cup of old fashion oats cooked according to the directions with 1 cup of fat free or 1% milk. Top the oats with fresh fruit and 1 tbsp of nuts.

A great morning snack for the Best Life Diet that also will provide you with a little caffeine is a small low fat soy latte with one sheet of graham crackers.

A quick and portable lunch would feature 1 whole-wheat pita topped with 1 to 2 oz of low sodium, low fat turkey deli meat. Stuff this wrap with a lettuce leaf, two tomato slices and 2 tsp of mustard. Enjoy the wrap with a sliced apple or a chopped salad with 2 tbsp reduced fat salad dressing.

While on the Best Life Diet, you can enjoy a high calcium afternoon snack that features a 6 oz container of fat free yogurt topped with 1 oz of nuts and 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey.

For dinner, cook one serving of whole grain pasta according to directions. Top this pasta with ½ cup of no sugar added or low-sugar pasta sauce and 3 to 4 oz of grilled chicken. Enjoy this pasta dish with a side mixed green salad topped with 1 tbsp reduced fat salad dressing.

As a nice anytime treat, enjoy 1 oz of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate provides numerous health benefits, including antioxidants.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Weight Watchers Online


Weight Watchers Online Reviews | free online weight watchers 

Weight Watchers Online is one of the most respected names in the weight loss industry. Unfortunately, the more basic tools provided by their nutrition therapy service pales in comparison to some of our higher-ranked products. Weight WatchersOnline does not offer custom meal plans, shopping lists or exercise programs. They do encourage exercise however; their online program only provides a few tips and articles about exercise programs and regimens.

The focus of this popular program has always been food related, like eating better and staying full longer. They are traditionally known for the “point system.” Each food is assigned a point designation and your job is to only eat your allotted points.

Their online program includes thousands of recipes, meal ideas, a meal tracker, dining out guide and more. Although they give you the freedom to make your own nutritional choices, we would like to see an option for them to customize a meal plan for you. To some dieters having something that tells you what to eat and when is easier. The Weight Watchers program highly encourages all members to exercise. The Fitness and Health section provides tips, stories and news about fitness and working out. It helps you understand the importance of fitness, but they do not help you create custom workout regiments like our higher ranked services.

This program has always been about support and community. The support you would get from going to weekly meetings has been carried over to their online nutrition therapy service. The strongest aspects of the online program are the message boards, which allow you to swap recipes and get to know other dieters in your area.

You can also find blogs, groups, and challenges. Although we would like to see a little more “online” community in the form of chat rooms, live chat and professional guidance, we suspect Weight Watchers is reserving that kind of interaction for their weekly meetings and would rather you participate there than online.

One of the best tools offered by Weight Watchers Online is the ability to access your account through your smartphone or portable device. This includes iPhone and iPads, tablets, android devices and Blackberrys. It has the most comprehensive portable support out of all the online programs we reviewed. For more information on the iPhone app read our Health and Fitness iPhone Apps Reviews.

However, we were a little disappointed at so few additional tools. Weight Watchers Online does include a weight tracker and BMI calculator, but we were surprised they didn't’t include a daily journal or shopping lists. They emphasize their point system, but we would have liked them to include some additional calculators for calories, carbs and protein.

We found this service friendly and easy to use. However, like many other nutrition therapy services, they do not provide you with much access to the website and features without signing up for a membership first. There are two subscription plans, monthly and quarterly.

After your first three months, if you signed up for the three month plan, you are automatically switched to a monthly plan with monthly billing. If you would like to continue your three month billing cycle you will have to manually change it in your settings. Should you decide to drop the service, there isn't a long term membership requirement, so you can cancel at anytime.

The Weight Watchers Online nutrition therapy service is not a bad program, but it seems they would rather you do the traditional program that includes meetings in your local area. The online program and meetings program are not interchangeable and payment for one does not constitute permission to use the other. However, if you decide to sign up for the meetings program they do offer eTools similar to the online program.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dukan Diet


The Dukan Diet Menu | The Dukan Diet Recipes | Dukan Diet Foods | Dukan Diet Plan

DUKAN DIET - Since the attack phase is the beginning of the Dukan diet, many newcomers to the diet, are in search of a Dukan Diet Menu. During the first phase of the Dukan Diet you may eat as much of whatever it is that you’d like, as long as it is on the allowed foods list. There are no strict guidelines, instead there are many different types of foods you can eat as you get acclimated to the Dukan Diet.

Here below is a dukan diet menu sample for a week during the attack phase. Keep in mind that you may replace any of the foods you do not like with any other food you would enjoy on the allowed foods list. Also remember to begin drinking plenty of water and introduce some form of moderate exercise during this phase.

Day 1
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Low Fat Yoghurt w/oat bran
Low fat cottage cheese
Steamed Fish
Peppered beef steak

Day 2
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
2 slices of grilled turkey breast
Low fat cottage cheese
Roasted Beef
Low fat Yoghurt
Garlic Chicken Slices

Day 3
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Veggie Omelette
Grilled Chicken Breast
Baked turkey Meatballs and Whole Wheat pasta

Day 4
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Low fat cream cheese
Turkey slices
Trout with herbs
Salmon Soup

Day 5
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Scrambled Eggs
Curry chicken breast
Oat Bran chicken nuggets

Day 6
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Hard boiled eggs w/dukan mayo

Grilled Chicken Breast
Dukan Diet Chicken Soup

Day 7
Hot tea or coffee (no sugar)
Oat bran pancakes
Tuna and Spinach salad
Smoked Salmon

Remember that these are just samples of the many menu selections and recipes you can choose from during the Attack Phase on the DukanDiet, also your attack phase may be less than a week. This phase of the Dukan Diet is liberating in the sense that you are free to eat whatever you want, yet still keeps you on track to lose weight by providing you with an allowed foods list. Also keep in mind that you should be introducing plenty of water to your diet and at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. (30 min. walking exercise is recommended)

Cheers! to your new beginning and healthier lifestyle as you embark on the Dukan Diet. As long as you remain dedicated and follow the guidelines set within the Dukan Diet you will have much success! Good Luck.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Free Diet


A Gluten - Free Diet : What Is Gluten Free Diet 

Free Diet - A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).

A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.

Initially, following a gluten-free diet may be frustrating. But with time, patience and creativity, you'll find there are many foods that you already eat that are gluten-free and you will find substitutes for gluten-containing foods that you can enjoy.

The gluten-free diet is a treatment for celiac disease.

Diet details

Many specialty grocery stores sell gluten-free foods. If you're just starting with a gluten-free diet, it's a good idea to consult a dietitian who can answer your questions and offer advice about how to avoid gluten while still eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Allowed foods
Many healthy and delicious foods are naturally gluten-free:

·         Beans, seeds, nuts in their natural, unprocessed form
·         Fresh eggs
·         Fresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated)
·         Fruits and vegetables
·         Most dairy products

It's important to make sure that they are not processed or mixed with gluten-containing grains, additives or preservatives. Many grains and starches can be part of a gluten-free diet:

·         Amaranth
·         Arrowroot
·         Buckwheat
·         Corn and cornmeal
·         Flax
·         Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean)
·         Hominy (corn)
·         Millet
·         Quinoa
·         Rice
·         Sorghum
·         Soy
·         Tapioca
·         Teff

Always avoid
Avoid all food and drinks containing:

·         Barley (malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar are usually made from barley)
·         Rye
·         Triticale (a cross between wheat and rye)
·         Wheat

Avoiding wheat can be challenging because wheat products go by numerous names. Consider the many types of wheat flour on supermarket shelves — bromated, enriched, phosphated, plain and self-rising. Here are other wheat products to avoid:

·         Bulgur
·         Durum flour
·         Farina
·         Graham flour
·         Kamut
·         Semolina
·         Spelt

Avoid unless labeled 'gluten-free'
In general, avoid the following foods unless they're labeled as gluten-free or made with corn, rice, soy or other gluten-free grain:

·         Beer
·         Breads
·         Cakes and pies
·         Candies
·         Cereals
·         Cookies and crackers
·         Croutons
·         French fries
·         Gravies
·         Imitation meat or seafood
·         Matzo
·         Pastas
·         Processed luncheon meats
·         Salad dressings
·         Sauces, including soy sauce
·         Seasoned rice mixes
·         Seasoned snack foods, such as potato and tortilla chips
·         Self-basting poultry
·         Soups and soup bases
·         Vegetables in sauce
Certain grains, such as oats, can be contaminated with wheat during growing and processing stages of production. For this reason, doctors and dietitians generally recommend avoiding oats unless they are specifically labeled gluten-free.

You should also be alert for other products that you eat or that could come in contact with your mouth that may contain gluten. These include:

·         Food additives, such as malt flavoring, modified food starch and others
·         Medications and vitamins that use gluten as a binding agent
·         Play dough

Watch for cross-contamination

Cross-contamination occurs when gluten-free foods come into contact with foods that contain gluten. Some food labels include a "may contain" statement if this is the case. Cross-contamination can also occur at home if foods are prepared on common surfaces or with utensils that weren't thoroughly cleaned after being used to prepare gluten-containing foods. People with celiac disease who eat a gluten-free diet experience fewer symptoms and complications of the disease. People with celiac disease must eat a strictly gluten-free diet and must remain on the diet for the remainder of their lives.

In some severe cases, a gluten-free diet alone can't stop the symptoms and complications of celiac disease. Avoiding grains with a gluten-free diet may mean eating fewer of these enriched products. Not sticking to the gluten-free diet
If you accidentally eat a product that contains gluten, you may experience abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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