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Diet Doc Medical Director Says that Weight Loss on Gluten-Free Diets is not Guaranteed

(October 17, 2017)

Burlington, VT, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Many consumers have the misconception that switching to a gluten-free diet will result in weight loss. However, Dr. Nishant Rao of the accredited national weight loss program, Diet Doc wants to remind dieters that this approach might not produce the desires weight loss goals they may be seeking. “Occasionally, gluten-free dieting triggers weight loss. However, since the diet is not directly related to any caloric values, weight loss is not a given. Ideally, going gluten-free is a way to reduce an allergen in the body which, (when done in the context of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity) can reduce inflammation. This decreased inflammation can result in some loss in water retention, as well as spur some small degree of weight loss initially.

Keep in mind however, that in order to lose weight, the macros of the diet itself first need to be calculated and the patient can then fulfill these targets while avoiding gluten. “It is a mistake to think of gluten free diets as a weight loss diet when they are a medical necessity based on an immune reaction to a food molecule,” states Dr. Rao. The same rule applies to anti-inflammatory diets, where the foods chosen are done so primarily because of their low level of reactivity versus their caloric value. This may have anti-inflammatory properties and this change would again cause some initial water loss. 

Also, those switching to gluten-free diets who do not suffer from celiac disease may be missing out on key nutrients such as b-vitamins and fiber that play a significant role in weight loss and weight maintenance. Dr. Rao suggests that before adopting a gluten-free diet, individuals should seek medically supervised diet planning, so that certified nutritionists, doctors and coaches can look for specific and true underlying causes of weight gain for each unique case.

New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. Diet Doc Physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. Diet Doc reviews each patient’s health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop.  Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient’s age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of Diet Doc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.  

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support.  For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.   

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA


San Diego, CA

(800) 311-5610

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