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I’ve been on a gluten-free diet and I’ve gained weight. Why?

Some people with celiac disease experience weight gain once on a gluten-free diet because of an improved ability to absorb nutrients. Other factors may also contribute, such as high sugar and fat content in some gluten-free foods, a lack of portion control or a focus on processed gluten-free foods instead of those that are naturally gluten free. July, 2012