Monica Reinagel, M.S., L.D.IN. Recently, I stumbled upon her book, Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths that refuse to die. Not only did I find it a refreshing and interesting read, it was a pleasure to read. She's got a way of keeping you glued to the page while she dishes out some no-nonsense/common sense advice.
There is even a section on Gluten-free diets. Reinagel does a good job of briefly touching on probably one of the most important points when deciding to adhere to a gluten-free diet. Going gluten free is not a weight loss program and if you happen to lose weight, all the better but many of the alternative products that substitute other grains for wheat aren't necessarily any healthier or lower in calorie. In fact most of them are highly refined and loaded with carbohydrates.
It isn't the first time I've heard this. I watched an entire episode on Dr. Oz that basically said the same thing. So if you are wanting to lose weight and you don't even know if you have an intolerance to grains, don't try this with the idea that it will help you lose weight faster. It just doesn't work that way for most people. However, if you know you have Celiac's Disease...the sooner you go grain free or at the very least gluten free the better.