Thursday, October 6, 2011
Gluten Free Oat Bran for the Dukan Diet
I was intrigued by the simplicity of 'The Dukan Diet'. Unfortunately, a big part of the Dukan diet is oat bran--the nutritious outer layer of the oat grain--and it seemed almost impossible to find gluten free oat bran. Montana Gluten Free PrOatina Oat Products has an oat bran that is certified gluten free.
I actually don't really believe that diets work but was curious to try this protein and vegetable diet that helped Kate Middleton slim down for her royal wedding. Although the meat only beginning of the diet is quite restrictive after a few days you incorporate vegetables--and eventually, once you have lost weight, you can have a wide diet if you go back to a protein only day once a week.
In general, I find that the diets just cause you to gain weight in the long run--just in case you ever decide to ever go on a diet again, your body wants a little more reserve to protect you from another famine. Still, I was curious to try the Dukan Diet with the oat bran to see if it works.
Some people with celiac have a problem with oats so you have to really monitor your symptoms when trying to incorporate oats in your diet.
Can Oats Be Included on a Gluten Free Diet?