Calories are our main source for energy, yet when we’re forced to start eating a gluten-free diet, we can face a new set of challenges where calories are concerned.
For one thing, pre-packaged foods that are gluten-free can also be very high in sugar, meaning they have a lot of “empty” calories.
Let’s take a look at how to determine the total number of calories you need each day. Then we’ll provide you with 5 gluten-free foods to base your low-calorie diet around.
How many calories do you need each day? That is a question whose answer depends entirely on, you guessed it, you.
Use one of the following formulas to determine the total number of calories you need each day in order to maintain your current body weight:
With that figure in mind, you can add up the calories in the foods you eat and learn if you are getting enough, too few, or too many calories. Unfortunately, most of us don’t realize just how many calories we eat each day and can be pretty surprised at the amount. This is why it is helpful to have a good list of gluten-free low calorie foods.
Let’s look at the best gluten-free low calorie foods. The first is actually a tip, which you might think is obvious but is crucial to your gluten-free low calorie journey:
While the first point is just a tip, it can be the most important decision you make on your way to a gluten-free low calorie diet.
Beyond that, if you’re aiming to lose weight, you can check out another post on gluten-free weight loss and the role of calories.
Try making the above foods an important part of your diet, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier and lower calorie gluten-free diet.
By Zach Rachins
View original blog at www.CeliAct.com