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Eating Gluten Free on Profile Plan

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If you are gluten-free and searching for weight loss help, you might be wondering if Profile has options for gluten-free dieting. We are here to tell you, we do! At Profile, we work to create custom meal plans for all individuals, no matter their dietary preferences or restrictions. If you have celiac disease or are avoiding gluten for other reasons, Profile gives you the freedom to work with our expert health coaches to personalize a diet plan to best suit your lifestyle. In fact, we even provide members with hundreds of recipes that were created to be modified as needed. And to make it easier on the gluten-free community, Profile supplies recipes specifically labeled gluten-free to make member weight loss as simple and manageable as possible. In this article we cover all you need to know about a gluten-free diet and how you can start living your healthiest yet with the help of Profile.

 

Included in this blog:

  1. Does Profile have a gluten-free plan?
  2. What a Profile meal plan looks like for a gluten-free member.
  3. Delicious recipes to stay on track!
  4. Learn more about a glute-free diet.
  5. Get matched with a Profile plan.

 

1. Does Profile have a gluten-free plan?

At Profile, we have meal plans that can fit a variety of dietary patterns – whether you have a food allergy, intolerance or follow certain dietary patterns. For those who need a gluten-free diet, we have a plan for you! With a great selection of Profile foods that do not contain gluten, your Profile coach can provide you a list of both grocery store items and Profile products that can fit right into your weight loss plan! However, if you have a gluten-related disorder, we encourage that you talk with your doctor before joining Profile.

 

2. A day in the life of a gluten-free member.

For individuals who need foods that do not contain gluten, any of our nutrition plans can work for you! We have a great selection of Profile foods that do not contain gluten, although they are not certified gluten-free, so be sure to talk with your doctor before joining. Wondering what a day of meals on Profile plan is like with a gluten-free diet? Take a peak!

 

Breakfast

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Gluten-Free Oats with Berries

Overnight Oats

 

Snack

Profile Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bar

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Lunch

Ground Turkey + Stir Fry Veggies + Brown Rice + Avocado

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Snack

Profile Mixed Fruit Fiber Drink + Mixed Nuts

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Dinner

Steak Fajita Bowl

Steak Fajita Bowl

 

Snack

Profile Caramel Cocoa Bar

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3. No gluten, no problem.

There are many people out there who eat gluten free and are also trying to follow their health goals. You aren't alone! You can still eat and enjoy all of your favorite foods while excluding gluten with common day substitutes and creative recipes. And we've got you covered with plenty of ideas to keep your tastebuds satisfied. Check out our favorite gluten-free recipes for weight loss!

 

4. What is a gluten-free diet?

A gluten-free diet excludes foods containing any form of gluten. Gluten is a protein that is stored with starch in various cereal grains which gives elasticity to dough, allowing for the puffy and chewy texture many of us love. It is found in wheat and wheat flour, including: durum, einkorn, emmer, graham, kamut, seitan, semolina, spelt, and triticale; barley; rye; and oats (unless labeled gluten-free). Examples of other food containing gluten are pasta, imitation meats, beer, soy sauce, and occasionally ice cream and ketchup. Because of so many common foods contain gluten, it is important to always check label to avoid cross-contamination.

People chose to elect a gluten-free diet for various reason, although most commonly, this decision is due to illnesses associated with gluten. These include celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy.

 

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Eating gluten sets off an autoimmune response that causes damage to the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients which can lead to malnourishment. Many symptoms involve the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, abdominal pain and bloating). Other symptoms can include skin rashes and disorders that result from nutrient deficiencies. The estimated global prevalence of celiac disease is 1%. Diagnosing celiac disease requires a physical examine which includes a blood test for gluten antibodies and a small intestine biopsy.

 

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), more commonly known as gluten intolerance, is a non-allergic, innate immune response to gluten that does not cause damage to the small intestine. A person with NCGS will test negative for celiac disease and wheat allergy but has an adverse response to gluten.

 

Wheat allergy

When a person with a wheat allergy is exposed to wheat, proteins in the wheat bind to specific IgE antibodies made by the person’s immune system. This binding triggers the person’s immune defenses, leading to reaction symptoms that can be mild or very severe.

Wheat allergy and celiac disease are both adverse food reactions, but their underlying causes are very different. Wheat allergy results from an adverse immunologic (IgE-mediated) reaction to proteins in wheat and reactions can cause typical allergy symptoms involving the skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, and anaphylaxis in some individuals.

 

5. Find your plan

We know living with special dietary restrictions isn't always easy, especially when working towards a healthier lifestyle. But we want to make your weight loss journey as smooth and convenient as possible. Not only do we want to see the number on the scale go down, but the non-scale victories along the way are just as important on a member's journey like gaining energy, being able to do more of what you love, having new experiences, reducing medical burdens, and so many more.

Curious which Profile plan is the best fit for your health and wellness goals? Let us find you a match! Take our short 2-minute quiz to get paired with a custom weight loss plan and see how our science-backed nutrition plans can help you lose 3x more weight and keep it off for good.* Get started HERE.

Looking for delicious and easy-to-make gluten-free dishes? Get access to our collection of healthy dietitian-approved and gluten-free recipes that fit right into your weight loss plan!