Each year, a group of us dads from our kids’ school get together for a few Christmas cocktails, sports talk, unfortunately a lot of pandemic talk (can’t wait until we can stop talking about it), and general jackassery.
Last night was that night. And it was a blast. I had a few cold ones, saw guys I haven’t seen in a while, was back home by 11p, and felt great this morning.
One of the guys who I had not seen in over a year named Otto walked up to the table I was sitting at with one other guy and turned down a cold beer from our bucket – very out of character.
His boozing habits are none of my business, but he told us that he had gone gluten-free, so he wasn’t drinking beer anymore. Of course, he immediately ordered a Tito’s and water, and the world felt right again.
I asked him, “Do you have a gluten allergy?” Nope.
“Then why are you going gluten-free?” Because I feel so much better.
Now, my cousin Sean has Celiac disease, so I’ve been dialed in for 20+ years. I remember when the only gluten-free snack he could eat were rice cakes. Shoot, now there’s an entire aisle at the grocery store devoted to it.
I didn’t say anything to him because he had lost some weight and was feeling great, but in the back of my mind I kept saying:
Gluten is NOT your problem.
The war on gluten is just the latest in a long line of diet industry BS. There have been wars waged against fat, against sugar, against carbs, and who knows what else.
Gluten is just a general name for a group of proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. And unless you have an allergy or another condition, there is absolutely no danger eating gluten.
Otto’s problem was not gluten. His problem was that he was over-indulging in breads, pastas, and beer.
All the extra carbs and calories were making him feel bloated, stiff and not able to lose weight. He didn’t need to cut out gluten, he just needed to eat better.
Here’s the simple formula of how our plates should look:
1/3 proteins, 1/3 carbs, 1/3 fat
And when you consume less calories than you burn, you’ll lose fat.
When you consume more calories than you burn, you’ll gain fat.
I know it’s not sexy, and we won’t be able to sell any diet books, but keeping it simple is 99.9% always the right answer.
Now, a big piece of burning more calories than you’re consuming is exercising. Because it’s very difficult to lose fat through your diet alone.
To help you get into a caloric deficit and protect you from strategies that are dangerous to your body, we created the Gold Body Blueprint – Fat Loss program.
In a nutshell, the program was designed to build strong, fat-burning muscle for golf.
If you want to check it out, here’s the link: https://18strong.com/training-programs/fat-loss
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