Is NutriSystem Gluten Free? Here’s What I Found Out.

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When the Gluten-Free Diet Packs on the Pounds
Nutrisystem has a great program that works with healthy foods that are easy to review and prepare. Easy, Quick and Healthy: The details listed here ensure that people can get more out of their meals while answering various concerns that people have about the Nutrisystem plan. He dedicates a chapter in his most recent book, The Paleo Answer , to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. When companies eliminate gluten from processed foods, such as cookies and crackers, they substitute other, often not-so-healthy, ingredients. What types of recipes are you most interested in for the summer? In the test kitchen down the hall Chinniah and his staff develop new products that are gluten free and nutritionally balanced.

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People on gluten-free diets who want to lose weight sometimes make the mistake of cutting or completely eliminating carbohydrates, which provide filling fiber and can prevent overeating, Stewart says.

How much balance are they getting? People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity would have to make lot of changes for many diet plans to be viable choices, Stewart says.

Nutrisystem does not offer a gluten-free plan, a spokeswoman says. And Slimfast, which is based on the consumption of diet shakes for several daily meals, discourages gluten-free consumers.

Low-carb diets, like Atkins or South Beach, and other plans that emphasize protein, fruits and vegetables over grain-based foods, might be easier for someone on a gluten-free diet to follow, Stewart says. But in general she recommends a balanced diet over one that is low in carbohydrates. The Atkins website notes that its diet plan can work well for those who are gluten free because of its emphasis on avoiding foods high in carbohydrates, including wheat, barley and rye. The South Beach Diet advocates a similar low-carb approach.

However a spinoff of the diet, Gluten Solution, it is not entirely gluten-free and not recommended for people with celiac disease. When it comes to established plans, Stewart recommends the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, olive oil and grains.

He dedicates a chapter in his most recent book, The Paleo Answer , to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. People on the Paleo diet eat foods consumed by our long-ago ancestors, including meats, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. They avoid refined sugars, whole grains, dairy products, salt and canned and processed foods. Weight Watchers now offers a tool providing guidance for people on gluten-free and other restricted diets. The What to Eat booklet, available at Weight Watchers meetings and weightwatchers.

Weight Watchers has noticed and hopes to help the growing number of people who follow gluten-free diets due to celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or personal preference, Savas says.

Other dishes in the booklet can be made gluten free with a single swap, such as skipping the toast that goes with a veggie omelet. Registered dietitian Jennifer Christman, clinical nutrition manager with Medifast Inc.

Carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta, are discouraged. Product-development manager Tim Chinniah says Medifast started its gluten-free line about four years ago. They include brownies, pancake mixes and ready-to-eat cereal. At a Medifast production facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, workers are vigilant against cross-contamination.

Designated scoops are used for any ingredients that contain allergens. In the test kitchen down the hall Chinniah and his staff develop new products that are gluten free and nutritionally balanced. Great taste is also a goal. Success story Denise Czer is now global director of Take Shape for Life, a network of independent health coaches who help people lose weight using the Medifast plan.

She still eats two or three Medifast meal replacements every day. Easy, Quick and Healthy: Clean Eating Made Easy Really! She last wrote about GMOs and the gluten-free diet. She is a newspaper reporter in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Nutrisystem definitely looks like it could be an easy win for a lot of people but not the GF peeps! It takes all the guesswork out of dieting. I think these types of programs catered to different dietary needs gluten free, low carb, no sugar will be the next big thing. For someone who has never considered a commercial diet until recently, I never thought about dietary restriction and limitations. I agree that diet programs which cater to special dietary needs will probably pop up in the near future.

I am on the Nutrisystem diet right now for the second time. The first time I did absolutely amazing. No problems and lost 70 lbs. That was about 7 years ago. I just started back up exactly one week ago today and am having bloating issues. I am 9 lbs down in my first week but I am also miserable.

I am considering not ordering again. I was using Nutrisystem when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 9 years ago. The gluten blocked me from absorbing nutrients, thus compromising my immune system. About 3 years ago I tried the diet, but due to the high sodium content with all of the prepackaged foods, it triggered my Meneires Disease.

I lost a few pounds before I had to quit due to the high sodium and fluid retention. Thank you for finding out the information which you posted above. Hi Susan- I have a lot of great gluten free recipes on my site if you want to check them out. Hi Lindsay, Thanks for the information! I have a website where people can order my sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb cookies, muffins, and bread that I bake in a local bakery www.

I may be offering too much of a total food plan and that may be why the price is out of reach for people. Thanks for your article! Great thanks to Lindsay, who did an important research and shared it with all of us who are on a special diet. I am gluten free, dairy free and have problems with some other foods.

Thanks to everybody for their input. Cindy, thanks for sharing your website. Also, I would be happy to try your diet. Nutrisystem food is loaded with sodium. I felt sick eating it an quit…. Disclosure Privacy Policy Advertise.