What Does “Gluten Free” Really Mean?

Are gluten free products Bright Line Eating™-friendly? Hear the answer in this week’s vlog.

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  1. Carol Davis

    I LOVE the “block of ice melting versus shaved ice melting” analogy! I will remember that visual. Thanks!

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    1. Peggy

      I agree, its a visual to remember, thank you

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  2. Susan Knap

    Excellent short version on the gluten issue. Thank you

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  3. Jean Cook

    Is Ezekiel bread a good Bright Line food?

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    1. Maria Piccolo

      YES IT IS MADE OF THE CEREALS AND NOT FROM FLOURS, BUT YOU HAVE TO SEE HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU, SUSAN MENTIONED FOR SOME PEOPLE ON BLE IT’S TRIGGER FOOD! SOME OTHERS LIKE ME, ARE FINE ( I USE IT SPARINGLY DO)

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    2. Terry

      The malted barley used as a sweetener is a problem.

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  4. Maria Sangiorgi

    Absolutely. I see my friend with children with Celiac feeling them these products. They believe they are doing the right thing. It is terribly sand how deceived we are. we want to trust we are being taken care of but we are not.

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  5. Kathy

    It was so informative & helpful. Thank you!

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  6. Kathryn Zahrai

    Susan, thank you for this topic today. It was very useful. I believe that another Cereal, nearly sugar free, you might be able to add to your list of acceptable cereals if you are lower on the susceptibility scale is Nature’s Path, Organic, Mesa Sunrise Gluten Free Cereal. Cheaper at Walmart but Sprouts carries it as well. Is this one acceptable?

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    1. Lisa Radelet

      I just read the ingredients for Sunrise Mesa cereal and the first three ingredients are processed corn meal and corn flour and sugar, as well as buckwheat flour, so no, this would not be okay. Grains should be eaten whole.

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  7. Pamela

    What I have noticed is that there are some very over weight people I have observed that have gone to these gluten free diets and several years later their weight is still the same as when they started. Their health has not improved one iota. Very said and discouraging. I am so glad I found this bright line eating that actually works!

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  8. Stefi

    Great vlog Susan, made me laught about what gluten free products really have /are. Confusing to many at the start of healthy eating- very good explanation – thanks!????

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  9. Elaine

    Susan,
    I love your top! (And of course, I also always enjoy getting new information on your vlog, too)

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  10. Sarah Wells

    Oats are gluten free – unless produced in a facility where they may have had contact with gluten.

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    1. Becky

      All regular oatmeal is contaminated with small amounts of gluten (I know first hand since I have Celiac Disease) so if you are gluten-intolerant, you must buy Gluten-Free Oatmeal.

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  11. Betst

    I need to be gluten free. Certainly most of the gluten free packaged food are just more junk. Mary’s Gone Crackers have good ingredients. Also, black bean pasta. Still, it is easy to over indulge.

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  12. Gopika

    What about rice cakes made from puffed brown rice?

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  13. Ronnaberezin@gmil.com

    Read or listen to Dr..David Pearlmutter’s thinking on line at his site! What has you convinced you aren’t allergic to gluten ? Can it be that compulsiveeating disorder is triggered by gluten sensitivity?

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  14. Lisa Radelet

    I am gluten intolerant and so I’ve been on a gluten-free diet for years, but I never eat “gluten-free” products, exactly for the reasons Susan said. I tell people that if you want to eat gluten-free, simply REMOVE the gluten things you’re now eating (bread, crackers, pasta). Don’t try to substitute those things.

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    1. Brook Ford

      Good advice! Trying to find substitutes for the things we shouldn’t have is where we so often get into trouble!

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  15. Gregory Halmay

    So nice to get good information from a healthy looking attractive woman.

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  16. Shari

    Does anyone know what the hot, quinoa flakes cereal is? I’ve happily released almost 30 pounds on BLE. My morning grain has been shredded wheat or oatmeal and I’m very happy with these two choices. It might be interesting to have a third option, though, and I like quinoa! In general, I’ve been very happy mostly eating real, whole food, the way it shows up on the planet. The fewer packages, the better for me. My morning grain is just about the only prepared, packaged food I eat. This VLOG helped me understand why!

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  17. Sonia Bigatti

    What is actually better to eat, brown rice or regular white rice. Are those considered at all in BLE?

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    1. jarka

      Yes, brown rice is ok. And gluten-free. Definitely avoid white rice.

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  18. Lorna Thornton

    Are almond flour and coconut flour acceptable?

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    1. jarka

      Not for the ‘ice’ reason Susan’s talking about. And addiction.

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    2. Nili Marcia

      No. Flour is flour. Remember the melting ice analogy.
      There is no flour in BLE eating. After this excellent vlog I understand why.

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  19. Loryn Ankeny

    Susan, great vlog on gluten free items. I agree that the gluten free products are full of sugar and flour. Great info. I hope more people watch this video.

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  20. Jayne Del Rio

    wow! So amazing how we have been fed this lie. Thank you Susan, for all that you make crystal clear for us that are struggling to get Thin and Free. I already feel Happy because our lives have crossed. Thank you.

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  21. Ronna

    Why did you say it is ok to eat processed rice cakes in BLE when they have a high glycemicindex and are addictive to sessitive dieters?

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  22. Karen

    wow! talk about an eye opener! I was eating gluten free products thinking they were healthy! i will be more careful about the labels from now on. Thank you so much Susan!!

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  23. Dawn H

    I also question if muffins made with ground almond meal, eggs and zucchini and banana would be acceptable in the menu

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  24. Joanne S.Laughlin

    I like Ezekiel Bread is that one okay

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  25. Nickie McIver

    Thank you for this information. I have been using Ezekiel bread for a while now.

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  26. Rose Gelbart

    I didn’t get the answer to the question of almond flour or coconut flour as well baking with nut flowers other items Carob flour ground nuts bean soy chickpeas ect.
    What is your answer.
    What about arrow root fl
    Which are the best GF breads.
    What about Qinua fl
    What about just the gf flours
    Is that also a no no
    Thanks

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  27. Chris

    I’ve eliminated sugar and flour from my diet for the past 10 days. My cravings are definitely gone but my weight is still the same.

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  28. Linda

    I heard you mention Dr. Alan Christianson. He is an awesome, wonderful naturopathic medical doctor. I’ve been following his Adrenal Reset Diet protocol for a while now and I am having amazing results. Gluten-free products are NOT our friend!

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  29. Deniese

    I’ve been BLE for 3 days. Just completed my food plan and had day 4 breakfast. Went to my first FAA meeting yesterday. I’m so grateful To Susan for leading me to this new way of life! I feel so good and have hope that I will thrive in this new way of life. ????

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  30. Dolores

    I am gluten free due to having an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos. Gluten is a no no for autoimmune because of the leaky gut . The problem with the gluten free is that they are loaded with sugar and flour. So there are few good foods that are gluten free . As Susan says and believe me I know all the good sugary tasting ones so I’m so happy to have joined this group to help me better understand what I’m doing.

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  31. Alex

    What about homemade nut flours with nut-hing 😉 but nuts in them?

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  32. Terry

    The malted barley used as a sweetener is a problem.

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  33. Inga

    I am having a bit of a mental block. I agree with most GF products being overly refined and unhealthy. However what about me grinding almonds or cashew nuts in the food processor or making my own almond butter? And if that counts as flour or refined food how does this compare to chewing well (to liquid)?

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    1. Cynthia

      I’m wondering the same thing. Did you ever get an answer?

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    2. Rosemary

      I’m on the hunt for Susan’s thoughts on this as well. She seems to include nut butters in BLE, but if I let the almonds go past the flour stage when I am grinding them I get almond butter. Seems cntradictory to me.

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  34. Robert Horton

    Can you grind your own wheat to make various foods on ble

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Hi Robert! Good question… for non-food addicts, this may be great. For those of us high on the Susceptibility Scale for food addiction, not so great. When you grind any plant into a powder, it allows the glucose or fructose to enter the bloodstream too quickly, and keeps our dopamine receptors in “party” mode… food addicts need to calm down our response to sugar; also our leptin receptors are out of whack and need less glucose to regain sensitivity to leptin. I hope this makes sense? We have other Vlogs that talk about this. oxo

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      1. Cynthia

        What’s the difference between grinding it before eating and chewing it up?

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  35. Lee Bernstein

    Great post — excellent example using ice on a sidewalk. And yes, junk food is junk food whether it is gluten-free or not. Bravo!

    Just an FYI for those reading this thread, there is no such thing as an “allergy” to gluten. Gluten intolerance, in those with celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, is not the same as an allergy. It is an intolerance. That said, there ARE people who are allergic to wheat, but not everyone who is gluten intolerant has an allergy to wheat.

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  36. Faye Weinberg

    I’m highly allergic to wheat, tree nuts and corn. I also try to stay away from gluten-free junk. I really don’t miss bread at all. How can I adapt BLE to my food allergies?

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  37. Ragini Naidoo

    Hi Susan

    Just what I needed to hear about gluten free products ..thank God I am not a fan.

    Thank you

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  38. Nicholette Devenney

    The only thing she didn’t mention are that there are a nice variety of gluten free whioe grains such as buckwheat, millet, amaranth etc. I personally love cooking with buckwheat and millet. Yum!

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