Amp up fitness goals with 1 change

zucchini noodles

If you could expedite weight loss, build muscle faster, or just improve in your sport, you’d do it, right? It turns out that removing gluten from your diet may be the magic bullet. Regardless of whether or not you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, the human body cannot break down gluten, or completely digest it, which may cause extra stress, more fatigue, and less oxygen delivered to muscles when needed. So if you want to get that edge, try going gluten-free (1).

Photo: Zucchini noodles, no gluten, only 5 grams of carbs for 1 zucchini and very few calories. It’s a wonderful substitute for wheat pasta. See how to make noodles with zucchini on Instagram under FitGirlUSA, where you can also see videos and photos.


  1. Source: Dec/Jan 2016 Gluten Free & More magazine article titled, “Gluten-Free Boost: Athletes seek to enhance their performance by giving up gluten,” written by Eve Becker. Pages 14-17

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