Celiac and Diets

There are many conditions that require people to maintain a strict specialized diet for long periods of time or even the rest of their life. This can cause complications in everyday life. When grocery shopping, you may need to read the ingredients of the food you buy to ensure that you can eat it. When eating out or attending weight loss boot camps, you likely need to ask what’s in certain foods and hope that your server’s knowledge of the matter is indeed accurate.

Celiac disease is one of these conditions. If you’ve ever seen a package of food in the grocery store marked as "gluten free" and wondered what that meant or what it was for, the answer is CD. A person who is Celiac cannot eat gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Prolonged exposure damages the intestinal wall and impairs the person’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.

The condition is far more common than many people realize. It is estimated that one in every 120 people is Celiac, meaning that if you’re organizing a wedding or running weight loss camps for teens, it is likely something that should be taken into consideration when planning menus. If you have CD or other dietary needs, contact weight loss retreats in California to make sure they can accommodate you.