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Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« on: August 02, 2016, 09:15:51 am »
http://www.hungryforchange.tv/article/gluten-confirmed-to-cause-weight-gain

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jj-virgin/gluten_b_1834836.html

when they say wheat gluten here, are they referring to just refined wheat or wholewheat too? and does it only affects people with gluten sensitivities?

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 10:56:26 am »
Polyclinic advice: Only gluten-sensitive people should follow a gluten-free diet. 

Just saw that on one of their screens this morning.
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 11:23:46 am »
so those talks of how gluten makes us store fat are a lie churn out by gluten-free product manufacturers?

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 12:34:02 pm »
so those talks of how gluten makes us store fat are a lie churn out by gluten-free product manufacturers?

Gluten and starch, both found in wheat, are not the same thing. Gluten and starch, although they can be found in the same foods, are not the same thing. They are both components of wheat and are therefore closely intertwined in the foods you eat; however, gluten is a protein and starch is a carbohydrate.

since gluten is protein, this mean it doesn't get turn to fat.
i think its more of excess starch aka carbohydrates that are not used by the body during daily activies get turned into fat.
so that's why the intake < expended energy = slim down.
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 12:38:07 pm »
Gluten and starch, both found in wheat, are not the same thing. Gluten and starch, although they can be found in the same foods, are not the same thing. They are both components of wheat and are therefore closely intertwined in the foods you eat; however, gluten is a protein and starch is a carbohydrate.

since gluten is protein, this mean it doesn't get turn to fat.
i think its more of excess starch aka carbohydrates that are not used by the body during daily activies get turned into fat.
so that's why the intake < expended energy = slim down.

gluten-free = weight loss supporters say gluten rich food cause the spike in blood sugar levels that result in fat storage.
hmm, i'm confused.

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 01:18:25 pm »
so those talks of how gluten makes us store fat are a lie churn out by gluten-free product manufacturers?
Polyclinics don't give advice on dieting to slim down one lah.. they just want everyone to have a balanced diet, stay healthy and don't overload their services.
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 01:40:35 pm »
gluten-free = weight loss supporters say gluten rich food cause the spike in blood sugar levels that result in fat storage.
hmm, i'm confused.

i think they meant starch when they quote gluten.
and also spike in blood sugar means items such as sweets which have simple sugar.
items such as bread, oats are complex carbohydrates. these are more difficult to digest than simple sugars therefore people with low blood pressure will eat chocolate which has simple sugar that are quick to release to body.
also, simple carbohydrates means simple sugar.
(iirc)

what are simple sugars: http://www.livestrong.com/article/379749-what-are-simple-sugars/
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 01:50:02 pm »
i think they meant starch when they quote gluten.
and also spike in blood sugar means items such as sweets which have simple sugar.
items such as bread, oats are complex carbohydrates. these are more difficult to digest than simple sugars therefore people with low blood pressure will eat chocolate which has simple sugar that are quick to release to body.
also, simple carbohydrates means simple sugar.
(iirc)

what are simple sugars: http://www.livestrong.com/article/379749-what-are-simple-sugars/

yeah, after read this (link below) i feel those advocates got some serious misunderstanding about gluten too.
i think they should be talking about refined carbs vs complex carbs. and also maybe wheat products because most of the time, even if the food is made from whole wheat, it's still processed food (whole wheat bread, whole wheat biscuits etc).
https://www.sharecare.com/health/protein-diet-nutrient/is-gluten-making-me-fat
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 02:11:40 pm »
yeah, after read this (link below) i feel those advocates got some serious misunderstanding about gluten too.
i think they should be talking about refined carbs vs complex carbs. and also maybe wheat products because most of the time, even if the food is made from whole wheat, it's still processed food (whole wheat bread, whole wheat biscuits etc).
https://www.sharecare.com/health/protein-diet-nutrient/is-gluten-making-me-fat

how come you researching on gluten? choosing new diet? need to slim down meh?
 

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 02:13:55 pm »
how come you researching on gluten? choosing new diet? need to slim down meh?

yup, i'm now on week 2 of my clean eating diet plan. plus i'm always researching on fitness, health and diet related topics.
now that it dawned on me that the 'gluten' those advocates on youtube were talking about is actually refined carbs, i find them pretty silly.  :-X

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 04:04:03 pm »
yup, i'm now on week 2 of my clean eating diet plan. plus i'm always researching on fitness, health and diet related topics.
now that it dawned on me that the 'gluten' those advocates on youtube were talking about is actually refined carbs, i find them pretty silly.  :-X

jiayou! yeah find what suits best.

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2016, 05:52:51 pm »
Eating gluten makes you fat. Gluten contains lectins, which can bind to insulin receptors and create insulin resistance.  They can also bind to your intestinal lining, causing you to store more calories as fat.  To make things worse, lectins can trigger leptin resistance, which makes you hungrier even after you’ve eaten a full meal. Couple lectins with leaky gut, inflammation, and poor nutrient levels that can stall metabolism, and you’ve got a surefire way to pile on weight. Most gluten-containing carbohydrates also raise your blood sugar, which triggers an insulin response. Higher insulin levels do one thing really well: store fat. When people with weight loss resistance pull gluten, they feel night-and-day better and the scales start moving again.
http://jjvirgin.com/5-ways-gluten-fat-sick-nutrient-deprived/

is this only for those with gluten sensitivities?  :o :o :o

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 08:09:06 pm »
is this only for those with gluten sensitivities?  :o :o :o
Sometimes the more you read, the more confused you will get.  Is it even possible to totally give up on gluten?  You might have to give up on pastries and bread or look for a specialised bakery.  And that is only the 1st step.
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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 10:20:09 pm »
Sometimes the more you read, the more confused you will get.  Is it even possible to totally give up on gluten?  You might have to give up on pastries and bread or look for a specialised bakery.  And that is only the 1st step.

erm, i own a breadmaker and usually make my own loaves. i just need to switch to gluten free flour blend (which is so much more expensive!).

but in the back of my mind i wonder if these info were released by gluten-free product manufacturers in the first place and how accurate are they.
why are information regarding gluten so different?

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Re: Gluten confirmed to cause weight gain?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2016, 12:19:50 am »
erm, i own a breadmaker and usually make my own loaves. i just need to switch to gluten free flour blend (which is so much more expensive!).

but in the back of my mind i wonder if these info were released by gluten-free product manufacturers in the first place and how accurate are they.
why are information regarding gluten so different?
Gluten itself is rather complex and there seems to be many sub-allergies or sensitivities.  Consider the fact that every body is different and the information can be overwhelming and misleading.  I think the best way to approach a gluten-free diet(or any diet actually) is through trial and error and observing what works for you personally.
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