Is Gluten Free Right For Me?

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Amy Mewborn | Italian DishYou’ve probably heard it, your friend is “gluten free.”  It seems like gluten free is the new diet craze, much like the Low Fat, Low Carb, Atkins, South Beach, diets of the past.

And although gluten free may seem to be the next big “fad”,  I think that we are going to find that it will become a way of life for many.  Studies show that between 30-40% of the population has some type of intolerance to gluten, creating symptoms such as joint pain, brain fog, diarrhea, constipation, or mood swings/depression.

If you’re like my Dad, you may be skeptical and wondering why you are just hearing about gluten intolerances.  How is it that all of a sudden, up to 40% of the population has this new problem?

First, to answer that, let’s discuss what gluten is.  Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye, and other processed foods.  But what it is used for is to stabilize and thicken processed foods.  It is used to make brains softer and fluffier.  It is meant to thicken things such as ice cream and ketchup – did you hear that – things that you would never expect to contain a bread starch now has it addd to change the texture of your food.

And as we Americans get busier and busier, and eat more and more processed foods, it is in more and more of what we eat.

Ultimately, this is what is believed to be causing the problem.  Our bodies are being BOMBARDED by gluten!  The Fit in 60 nutrition program is designed to be gluten free.  The reason is, that by removing gluten from your diet for 60 days, you have the opportunity to let your body heal.  It will also allow your body the ability to start better processing your foods.  But in addition to all the health benefits, many people often see a large amount of weight loss!  For me, being gluten free for two weeks can mean the difference of 7-10 pounds.

So, pretend you’re back in school.  Try this experiment yourself!  Go gluten free for two weeks and see how YOU feel.

On a daily basis, track:

  • Weight
  • Energy Levels
  • Mood
  • Bowel Movements 

Find out for yourself if gluten free is the way for you to be!
Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Amy MewbornOriginally from the Midwest, Amy moved to San Diego in 2001. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Amy had been a Financial Advisor since 1997. When Amy began taking Pilates with her neighbor Wendy, in 2006, she fell in love with the method and benefits of the program and knew she wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals. It was not until Amy took her first barre class that she discovered her true passion for fitness. She loved the challenge and energy of each class. And more importantly, she was excited by the results as her body became more toned than through any other workout routine she had tried in the past. Amy would be one of the best testimonials for Fit in 60 Pilates and Barre. In less than a month’s time, attending 4-5 classes a week, Amy went from a size 10/12 to a size 6. She came home one day and told her husband, Mike that “if every girl knew this, every girl would do it.” Amy is passionate about getting to know her clients and provide modifications and corrections to challenge every client, while making classes as safe as possible. Amy lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Mike, and her dog Emma. She loves what she does, and is thrilled to present the Fit in 60 workout to Carlsbad and Carmel Valley and is eager to help women look and feel great!


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