By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)
Social media is blowing up with the gluten-free community talking about yet another celebrity deciding to start following a gluten free diet.
Last time it was Miley Cyrus shouting to anyone who would listen that “gluten sucks!” and now it’s US singer Lady Gaga’s turn to see if eating gluten free can help her to lose a few pounds.
The singer recently started the next leg of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour in Sofia, Bulgaria and has decided that she needs a new diet to keep her in the best shape for the tour.
A source said: ‘Gaga has decided to go on a major body blitz and cut out all glutenand wheat from her diet, which is very hard to do. She has given her people strict instruction to advise staff at venues and restaurants about her new diet because she is taking it very seriously.’
Is she celiac? Gluten intolerant? Does she get horrible symptoms when she eats the protein? Nope. She’s doing it to lose weight of course.
‘Her aim is to drop 10lb in a month.’
Who will be next? Who can tell, but I have a sneaky feeling that there is another celebrity out there wondering how to lose even more weight and thinking that a gluten-free diet may just be the way to do it.
‘The 26-year-old singer is thought to be rationing her carbohydrate intake to just two portions a week, and living off a diet mainly consisting of fish, chicken and vegetables.’
‘She allows herself one potato or rice portion a week and has been snacking on Ginnybake cakes from wholefood shops – they are gluten-free cookies.’
This sounds a little like a low carb diet, which just happens to be gluten-free.
What are your feelings on celebrities going gluten-free as a weight loss strategy?
Do you think it helps the gluten free community by putting gluten-free in the public eye or do you think it adds to the image that gluten-free dieting is simply a fad?