Hottest Celeb Diet: Gluten-Free

Some are allergic; others just want to lose weight

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 2, 2010 9:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Everyone in Hollywood seems to be allergic to gluten—or at least off it—these days. Celebrity practitioners like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Gwyneth Paltrow have helped propel the gluten-free lifestyle into the spotlight, with more of us mere mortals following suit in an effort to get thin. It's no wonder that avoiding the stuff can help us lose weight: it's in everything from fried chicken to pizza to beer. The Daily Beast lists eight celebs who’ve ousted the difficult-to-digest protein from their diets:

  • Posh: Mrs. David Beckham says she's allergic to dairy, but decided to go gluten-free, too.
  • Zooey Deschanel: She was a vegan for a long time—but her gluten allergy forced her to go “g-free,” and she eventually gave up veganism because her diet was too restrictive.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: She posts gluten-free recipes on her website,, and advocates going g-free as a weight-loss method.
For more on celebrities going without gluten, click here.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday, June 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Zooey Deschanel arrives at the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers 24th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck attends "The Heart Truth's" Red Dress Collection 2010 fashion show on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Jenny McCarthy and her son Evan Asher attend the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of Santa's Elves, in New York, Monday, Dec. 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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