10. CON: WEIGHT GAIN
In addition to possibly becoming deficient, you might begin to gain weight when you take gluten out of your diet. This isn’t necessarily bad, but after getting used to your new diet, your intestinal tract will renew itself and recover from the changes you’ve introduced to your body. As a result, it will also start taking in nutrients the way it’s supposed to, which is definitely good. However, you’ll then put on more weight, so it’s something to be aware of when you change your diet.
Knowing the pros and cons of going gluten free helps you make the right decision for you, your body, and your health needs. I’ve tried to present a clear and balanced explanation of what’s good and bad about the diet, and I really hope that seeing the pros and cons laid out like this will aid you in making the best decision for you. Are you going gluten free? I’d love to hear about your stories, and I’m sure the other readers would as well!