Portland Personal Trainer | Is Gluten Free A Trend | Gluten Craze

The gluten free craze is still strong and in full effect. . The big question is: is it necessary? We wrote a blog post earlier this month explaining what gluten is and what type of disorder is associated with this part of a specific food.I feel that one has to look at the trends in the fitness and diet industry over the last 30 years and see if there are any patterns that seem to resurface. If you are too look at the 1980’s, 1990’s and the early decade of 2000, it was all about low fat, low carbohydrate, high protein, etc. Each decade had their own trend, especially the fat free craze of the 1980’s early 1990’s. Remember when the Atkins diet started to blow up in the early 2000’s and it just has been modified into more elaborate names these days, such as Paleo, caveman or hunter gather diet. They are cruder forms of the low carb diet, but it is more based on if you can grow or hunt it, then it is okay to eat it. Some of this does make a lot of sense, but you also need to take into consideration what is feasible in our current lifestyle and what people can afford when it comes to these specific types of foods, because it can get very expensive.The other thing I want to mention to you is that most of the subsidized crops that are supported by the government is one specific food crop, which is corn. What do you know, corn is a gluten free product. Someone has to think that if this is a huge subsidized food crop for both famers and government, this product needs to move from the growing fields to distribution and to the end user. You need to ask yourself, how much of this gluten free movement was pushed even harder by these very smart lobby groups, etc., in order for the US population to jump on the band wagon. Yes, there are certain individuals who are gluten intolerant, but come on, most of us are not, so you need to really ask yourself, are you going to have an allergic reaction if you eat that wheat tortilla or whole grain tortilla? Probably not! I am totally for both gluten and non-gluten free products, it just depends on what your goal is and then you can base your food plan based off that. I eat both types, brown rice gluten free tortillas and when I run out, I eat what I have left in the refrigerator, which is either wheat or flour. The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241