Can you gain weight being grain free (Paleo)?
I've been soy, gluten, alcohol, added sugar, artificial sweetener AND dairy free (mostly, aside from occasional romano parmesean and cultured yogurt) for months now. It was working great and I was losing weight really steadily and effectively. But I have Candida issues with my intestines so I decided to do the Paleo diet in order to give my intestines a break from trying to digest sugary carbs like rice and potatoes. I don't eat more than 1300-1500 cal a day and I definitely do not over eat when it comes to nuts. I've been using a lot of coconut products, esp the flour, but never more than twice a day in moderation. Can being grain free cause weight gain? Or too much coconut? I want to make sure I'm not doing something bad that I think is good!healthguru91 by:
Regardless of the makeup or combinations of the foods you eat, if you take in more calories than you burn, you'll gain weight. Most hospitals have a dietician who will meet with you and give you sound nutrition advice. They usually ask you to track your food intake for 4 or 5 days, and then analyze what you're eating. This is a much better route than a fad diet-
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