Celebrity diet causes weight gain

Celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow have switched to a gluten-free diet, which contains no wheat, barley or rye. However, Tanya Thomas, a food expert with the British Dietetic Association, says: “People assume that by cutting out gluten they are going to lose weight. It’s a myth.” In fact, health experts say cutting out gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye and barley — can cause not only weight gain, but fatigue, headaches and a nutrition deficiency. Miley, who was called anorexic by fans on Twitter, fought back by saying, “For everyone calling me anorexic, I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crap anyway! Everyone should try no gluten for a week! The change in your skin, physical and mental health is amazing. You won’t go back!” In contrast, when Lady Gaga wants to lose weight, she adopts a vegetarian diet. ~ Luxy Hariharan

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  1. Tamika • November 1, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

    I would love to see some scientific evidence backing up this single quote from a food expert with no mentioned credentials.
    In addition to that, the quote used from Miley Cyrus would seem to comtradict the aforementioned quote from the expert.
    A bit more information along with some more attentive editing may make this a more reputable source for information.

  2. Tamika • November 1, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

    Of course, I am now discredited by my own inaccurate editing with a previous spelling error.

  3. Cat • November 1, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    They are both right. If you are celiac and have damaged villi in the lower intestine and you go gluten free the villi will repair. Then you your body will start taking in nutrients and start functioning normally and start gaining weight….but even more if you replace the gluten baked foods with other flours as they are normally higher in calories. If you aren’t celiac and you go gluten free and don’t replace it with gluten free flours you can lose weight if dieting.

  4. David • November 1, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    Actually there is a lot of scientific evidence out there that supports that going gluten-free can be detrimental if you don’t need to. But guess what? If you really want to lose weight, just burn more calories than you consume! How novel, hey? Morons.

  5. Joe • November 1, 2012 @ 1:51 PM

    Yeah, it’s no mystery. Eat less, move more.

  6. walter • November 1, 2012 @ 5:57 PM

    Diets of any kind is for lazy people as expertly pointed out by @David simply burn more calorie than you eat. So if you wanna eat like a an olympic athlete then train like one. Sitting on you couch eating all day and crying if the elevator or escalator is broke cuz you gotta walk then trying to join the latest fad diet to loose the weight when the fat you really need to loose is between you ears. I eat whatever i want whenever I want and I am sculpted and have never had any health issue bigger than a scraped knee in 20 years. But guess what I hit the gym 4 times a week, swim 40 laps a week, play indoor or outdoor soccer twice a week, bike in summer and skate in winter and make love 5 days a week minimum. I am no celebrity just an average Joe working 40 to 50 hours a week and raising two sons. So why would I need sum dumb celebrity diet? Neither do you!

  7. logan • November 1, 2012 @ 9:19 PM

    I like Miley

  8. Teresa G • November 2, 2012 @ 9:08 AM

    Anyone I know who has been off gluten is pretty thin. I think it is more that they avoid carbs.
    Where were all the celiacs a few years back? It seems to be a ‘trendy’ illness these days.

  9. Meaghan L • November 2, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    @Teresa G – celiac disease is not trendy, trust me. you don’t choose to have celiac disease. I don’t eat gluten free because I think it’s the cool thing to do. I have celiac and have been gluten free for 12 years. There are more people with celiac these days for several reasons…the tests are more accessible and doctors are choosing to get more people tested. Also, the “convenience” diet of over processed foods full of wheat gluten as a binding agent is causing more damage is less time.

    People who eat gluten free because it’s considered trendy are not celiacs, they are crazy, seriously. Why would anyone willingly choose such a restrictive diet. For a true celiac it rules your life, it limits your ability to fully participate in social outings, you can get stuck places without there being any food available to eat, you can’t go anywhere without serious amounts of research and advance planning, you often need to pack your own food, in a disaster situation where real food is not readily available you would be in big trouble. It’s not fun, it’s a disease and it needs to be taken seriously.

  10. Velvet • November 2, 2012 @ 8:43 PM

    Thank you Meaghen L. for your thoughtful explanation. I have a co-worker friend who was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 2 years ago, and her health was in serious jeopardy. She went through a battery of tests because of all the health problems she was having. Her doctor finally narrowed it down to Celiac Disease and she’s Italian and had to change her entire life a full 360 to improve her health.

    She has shared the difficulties in converting but she would never go back to gluten because of what it did to her. She’s now in much better health and has full support from her family to keep with it.

    So in her case, it was not done out of convenience, but a serious health crisis. Also, Elizabeth Hasselback from The View, has also shed light on the disease since she has it and has for quite a number of years. Food for thought for some out there who think this is a fad.

    Thank you again for your caring thoughts expressed.

    Eat healthy, exercise much, and smile when people walk by you…it makes the world a better place.

  11. Hoatru • November 7, 2012 @ 2:49 AM

    I do agree with you meaghen L. And thanks for telling to me and velvet so tell me about yourself!!!!!

  12. Heather • November 7, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

    I have been celiac for 9 years now and trust me its not by choice! If I could eat gluten i would but I can’t and no its not an Allergy its an intolerance.

    The positive to it is people are starting to now come out with more food that is gluten free but on the negative side of things people don’t take it as seriously when I am out at a resturant eating because they don’t understand I am not asking for a gluten free meal for fun trynig to explain to them how sick i can get ends up just being a hassle and a pain in the butt.

    So no its not a fad and no its not that fun I would like to thank all the people that have created the gluten free trend for making it more difficult for me at times.

  13. halloween • November 16, 2014 @ 2:30 PM

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    Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Kudos!

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