Tips for Athletes with Gluten Intolerance

By | July 18, 2016
Tips for Athletes with Gluten Intolerance

Tips for Athletes with Gluten Intolerance!

Today I wanted to share with you tips for athletes with gluten intolerance!  Now hang on for one minute.   I am guessing right about now you may be thinking “I’m not an athlete” so this post is not for me?  Right?  Here is how I think about athletes, they come with many faces, many bodies and if you are a part of a team, be it family, friends or maybe even a business leader, entrepreneur you are an athlete!  The tips for athletes with gluten intolerance may be  very important because like Dr. Tom O’Bryan says “No Human Can Digest Gluten!”

Tips for Athletes with Gluten Intolerance

When it comes to athletic energy, these tips for athletes with gluten intolerance can help you to keep your energy levels up when you’re not able to have some of the typical carbohydrates.  Gluten intolerance means that you can’t have foods that are made from barley, wheat, or rye.

That eliminates many types of breads, pasta, and other carbohydrates that athletes usually depend on to have the energy they need.  However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have carbohydrates – you just have to be careful about the ones you choose.

First, understand that as an athlete, having gluten intolerance can cause you to have digestive problems when you load up on foods that contain gluten.  There’s nothing much worse than having intestinal problems when you’re trying to compete in a physical challenge, taking care of your family or running a business.

The benefit of giving up gluten is that you can eliminate those problems such as bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation.  This will allow you to focus on the sport or task at hand rather than focusing on how to get through the discomfort.

Second, choose healthy carbohydrates when you’re gearing up for an athletic event.  You need to know what carbohydrates will help you to get energy without causing your gluten intolerance to act up.

Some of the carbohydrates for athletes with gluten intolerance include beans, rice,  and potatoes.  Quinoa may be another grain that’s safe to eat if you’re working to stay gluten-free or you have an intolerance. For me personally I do not consume any gluten, wheat, or grains so you really have to be sure for yourself.   Nuts also have a lot of protein and carbohydrates, but no gluten.

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While there are many gluten-free substitutes, most athletes look to stick with real foods that are naturally gluten-free.  Then substitutes can be added where needed.  For example, you may want to try gluten-free breads or snacks.

Third, pay attention to your performance.  It turns out that many people find they perform better when they’re eating a real food gluten-free diet.  If you have intolerance to the gluten protein, you’ll definitely feel the relief that comes from getting rid of digestive problems.

But even if you don’t have gluten intolerance you may find that you have more energy and improve your performance in your specific sport or your daily tasks.  This might be due to more efficient use of sugar by the body and also because you’re absorbing more of the nutrients from your food.  This can motivate you to stick with your gluten-free program.

Athletes generally care a lot about what they eat.  It’s the fuel that powers their activities.  If you’re an athlete with gluten intolerance, you’ll want to use these three tips for athletes with a gluten intolerance to keep you on the right track.  If you are an entrepreneur,or parent leading a team caring about your optimal health is vital to success! In a post I did a few days ago about  fitness/author Mark Divine – The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed indicated:

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  • Peak Body/Mind Performance is essential – How are you going to lead others if you are out of touch with Nutrition? Because we most definitely Are What We Eat! Both the body/mind are affected by what you put into your body! It is time as a business person/entrepreneur/athlete/parent that you treat your body the same way you take care of your car or any other prized possession! Always choose the BEST of the food/drink options.  ADD Supplements, High Quality, Leading Edge because YOU require them

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Let today be your day! Talk soon,

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Would be great to hear what tips is most useful for you?

So there are a couple of tips for athletes with gluten intolerance. 



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8 thoughts on “Tips for Athletes with Gluten Intolerance

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting and sharing! You are lucky if you don’t have gluten issues. Best Regards, Wendy

  1. Shannon

    Great post. I am sensitive to gluten and avoid it most of the time. When I do decide to have it or accidently get ‘glutened’ I will run a low-grade fever for a day or two and feel like I’m getting a cold.
    I did a Whole30 in January and have been trying to figure out what works for me. Mostly no grains, a little dairy. Would like to lose a few pounds while training for a half marathon and various other events. Haven’t found that sweet spot yet.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting and sharing! The biggest challenge when sensitive to gluten is completely eliminating all gluten, wheat and grains for at least 30 days to see how you feel. Dr. Tom O’Bryan says that even eating an 1/8 of a fingernail of gluten if one is sensitive, intolerant or celiac can cause real long term health issues that may not be determined for years in the future. Let me know if I can help.

  2. Bonnie Gean

    Unfortunately, I’m not an athlete and I don’t really sidestep buying gluten free food, but something tells me that it could be the root of many of my health problems.

    Does being gluten free help arthritis?

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      I actually think of you as an athlete Bonnie Gean! You lead people, create community and are a part of an online network, all these qualities are the same as athletes. Being at the top of your game in business is the same as in sports! Gluten, wheat, grains all cause inflammation! According to Dr. Osborne YES going gluten free can help arthritis! It has definitely helped me! I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Sjogren’s syndrome all of which fall into the same category of autoimmune issues as arthritis. To know for sure eliminate gluten, wheat and grains for a minimum of 2 weeks and then have some (a bagel for example) see how you feel. Going gluten free changed how I feel, think and my energy has improved so much over the past 2 years I feel like a different person. Let me know if I can help.


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