Why do some people gain weight on the gluten-free diet?

Gluten free doesn’t mean calorie free. When companies eliminate gluten from processed foods, such as cookies and crackers, they substitute other, often not-so-healthy, ingredients. People who are newly diagnosed with celiac disease should be aware of the possibility of weight gain and choose naturally gluten-free fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods, high-calorie carbohydrates and fats. Read more tips on preventing weight gain on the gluten-free diet.