Miley Cyrus: I’m not anorexic, I went gluten free. Everyone should try it for a week!

Miley Cyrus has lost weight recently and she looks incredible. We’ve been seeing her outside of pilates classes looking super fit and showing off her toned tummy. (Sidenote: do I need to start doing pilates again? I’m considering it the more I hear about it.) It turns out Miley can credit her weight loss to more than just working out. She’s of course eating right, and she defended herself on Twitter recently claiming that she went gluten free and lactose/dairy free and that has made all the difference. She also recommends that everyone try going gluten free for a week to see the difference it makes.

The singer/actress, 19, sparked fears last week when she was snapped looking skinny as she jogged with her dog in California.

She fuelled speculation when she posted a photo of herself smelling, but refusing to eat, fast food on Twitter.

Miley wrote: “I can’t eat it. So I’m just gonna smell the s**t out of it! My mouth is literally watering.”

Her upload triggered a torrent of accusations that she has turned to extreme dieting to keep the weight off.

However, she’s been quick to lambast such claims, insisting her fast food snub was due to medical and health reasons.

She tweeted: “For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It’s not about weight it’s about health.

“Gluten is c**p anyway!… I ate today at Easter lunch but all of it was healthy and even more fulfilling! Health is happiness!”

Furthermore, Miley urged her fans to cut gluten out of their diets and reap the rewards.

She wrote: “Everyone should try no gluten for a week! The change in your skin, physical and mental health is amazing! You won’t go back!”

[From The Sun]

I don’t eat a gluten free diet, I would have a hard time giving up my daily english muffin with peanut butter, but I recently significantly upped my fruit and vegetable intake and it’s really made my skin look great. I’ve lost a little weight too. My mom went gluten free on the advice of her doctor and she finds it annoying and wishes she could eat bread, but it’s helped her lose weight. So maybe Miley is on to something. I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the benefits of going gluten free, but I’m sure it depends on the person how much of a difference it makes. It can’t ever hurt to eat more fruits and vegetables. Still, this reminds me that I’m in my late 30s. What I wouldn’t give to have the metabolism of a 19 year-old again. I shouldn’t complain. There are all changes we can make to our lifestyle and diet, etc. It’s just hard to give up certain things.

Also, Miley’s hair looks crazy here but she just got done working out so I’ll give her a break.

Miley Cyrus is shown outside of pilates class on 4-4-12 (half top) and 4-6-12 (black dress). Credit: Fame

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  1. Franny says:

    She looks great, and the jealous bitch in me says to cover up, but…she looks great. If I looked like that, I would run around naked.

  2. LadyJane says:

    I gave up wheat about a month ago and feel amazing. I still eat a lot of rice and potatoes as carbs, as well as cheese and gluten-free chocolate as treats. I have lost tummy weight without exercising (which I need to start doing now). I ate bread and cake yesterday for Easter and felt so tired and sick afterwards. Defo an argument for a wheat-free died and I find it easy – and I used to LOVE bread. But now I know it makes me feel like shit, I don’t want to eat it.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      There are several degrees of sensitivity to gluten. The Gluten Free Society is an excellent resource for anyone curious, and Dr. Peter Osborne right here in Houston, TX, is in my personal& professional opinion the leading expert on gluten & the diseases associated with it~including celiac disease, which is just one of the many inflammatory conditions attributable to gluten intolerance.

  3. Polkasox says:

    I don’t usually like Miley, but I agree, she doesn’t look anorexic. She looks toned and healthy. She’s not usually a good role model but this is a step in the right direction.

    • konspiracytheory says:

      Over the past year, six people in my extended family have discovered that they have a gluten allergy/intolerance (myself included). I had *no idea* until I gave it up for a few days just to see if I’d notice a change. By day two, my asthma was virtually gone, and over time my achy joints improved significantly as well. Heaven help me now if I’m accidentally glutened – not only do the asthma and joint pain return, but I’m also severely constipated for at least a week. Hate to side with Miley, but she’s right – everyone should try going GF for a week!

      • phlyfiremama says:

        There is a very strong genetic component linked to gluten intolerance for sure. One of the only tests that can accurately ID gluten intolerance, along with many other kinds of delayed hypersensitivity reactions, is the ELISA/LRA blood test. Dr. Jaffe invented & holds the patent on this test, which test for allergic reactions that occur 3 hours or more AFTER exposure to the allergen. Acute hypersensitivity reactions, which occur in under 3 hours, are measured by the standard allergy tests. Delayed hypersensitivity reactions can occur anywhere from 3 hours to 3 weeks after exposure, which makes it almost impossible to pinpoint exactly what you are allergic to. With almost any true gluten allergy, there are several proteins (such as casein found in milk products) that will also cause a cross reaction (ie, cause the same allergic reaction gluten does). Another problem with “gluten free” is that most folks are still using research conducted in the 50′s on just a very few gluten proteins (mainly prolamines), when there are over 200 gluten proteins that can cause a reaction~thus, a traditional “gluten free” diet allows corn~which has more gluten in it than wheat, just a different kind than what was originally studied. ALL GRAINS must be eliminated for a truly gluten free diet. The results are remarkable~given the opportunity, the digestive system can repair itself quite nicely.

  4. Ruth says:

    Its not always that cutting out gluten does you good its the general improvement in your diet from eating better things instead. Also she is extremely unlikely to have an “allergy” to those things. If she had she would never have been able to eat them. She has instead given them up and that is equally legitimate. She is after all an adult trying to look after her health.
    She does look great- so jealous!

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      It’s not that unlikely that she’s allergic to gluten and didn’t realize. I’m amazed at how many people I know that have discovered in the last several years that they’re allergic to something (especially gluten, but also things like peanuts and pineapple) they’ve been eating forever and didn’t realize. My 40yr old brother-in-law just stopped gluten a few months ago and feels amazing. He doesn’t have Celiac disease-just a gluten allergy.

      • Ruth says:

        By allergy I mean a true anaphylactic response to an antigen- and although you are right in saying these can develop at any age they are distinct from coeliac disease and food intolerance. They are also potentially immediately life-threatening. It was a poor use of words on her part-it is important not to confuse one with the other or allergies start being confused with intolerance (shit i cant breathe as compared to bleh I feel rubbish) Maybe it is an unnecessary bugbear of mine- I am severely allergic to nuts- but the words people use matter!

      • Linney says:

        I read recently that gluten allergies are entirely over diagnosed (in the Times). I’m not saying they don’t exist but the number of people thinking they have a gluten allergy verses the number of people who actually have one is pretty alarming. Intolerances and allergic reactions are two very different things. My nephew is not able to tolerate many foods. It causes a physiological reaction (he plumps up like an eggplant). It does not cause a histamine reaction, which would make it an allergy. To avoid the physiological reaction to those foods he could not tolerate, he was put on a special formula, which was not covered by insurance because it was not an allergy. Basically, his discomfort was not as important as someone else’s histamine reaction. The lesson learned is that if there is no histamine reaction (the body’s response to a foreign something it considers dangerous), then there is no allergy.

      • Marie says:

        @Ruth…Agreed. The gold standard diagnosis for a genuine gluten ALLERGY is biopsy done by colonoscopy and or stomach. I’ve had both plus blood. Im borderline and my reaction was so severe at times I was taken by ambulance to the ER and had to get a Medicalert ID. The media needs to stop perpetuating the idea of gluten intolerances (if even severe) being equal to a true food allergy. Food allergies can be life threatning…not just make you bloat or gain weight. Ask a GI and or Allergy medical specialist.

      • etin says:

        Rice flour and other wheat subs are actually higher in calories than wheat flour. Something to think about for all the dieters.

      • ol cranky says:

        people who are hypothyroid also need to avoid gluten (and soy) as it interferes with thyroid function. It kinda sucks since most veg/vegan recipes contain soy or gluten and there’s not always an easy substitution for the ingredient.

        that said going gluten free when there is no medical reason for doing so is not a weight loss strategy or secret to weight loss. many GF products are significantly higher in calories (and, sometimes fat) than counter parts that aren’t GF.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        The OLD gold standard for testing gluten intolerance was a biopsy~which may or may not pick up gluten problems, due to the length of the intestinal tract & where the bipsy is performed. The ELISA/LRA test & a genetic test are much more accurate, eliminating most of the “false negatives” from the biopsy process. The technology & tools have come so far since the biopsy process, which is virtually obsolete & a poor choice when there are more accurate & user friendly methods to choose from to test for this. The Gluten Free Society & Dr. Peter Osborne are far far ahead of the rest of conventional medicine in dealing with gluten issues. Knowledge means better health quicker, so check it out! As a Licensed Acupuncturist in Houston, I have been doing research & nutritional counseling and can say with absolute certainty that you truly are what you eat. You are also what your food eats, so choose wisely…

      • LIly says:

        You guys are incorrect.
        1) Gluten Intolerance – is an autoimmune disease, in which one cannot eat gluten without getting sick.
        2) Gluten Allergy – causes anaphylactic shock, itchy lips and throat, swelling of lips.

        It is possible to have BOTH. I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Then once I eliminated gluten from my diet, I developed a gluten allergy. So she does not have to be lying.

        Also, gluten free diets CAN MAKE YOU FAT. It could be helpful for weight loss if you have celiac’s disease. But, it’s very high sugar, high fat diet.

        Not a trend, but a medical diet. Sorry to Miley if she has to suffer a special diet for the rest of her life. But at least she looks fantastic.

    • Carrie says:

      My grandfather developed a gluten allergy at 75 years old. Before then he was able to eat it with no problem. So, it is possible for her to have recently developed the allergy.
      I have been dieting and exercising for the last 2 years. I hit a plateau about 2 months ago. Last month I cut out gluten and dairy and have since lost an additional 5 pounds. not to mention, my skin is clearer and I feel great.

    • NotaHater says:

      It is definitely possible to be allergic and not know it. I have a gluten allergy, and for years, the doctors kept telling me I had IBS, and there was no cure.

    • Lucinda says:

      Gluten intolerance and Celiac can develop at any time, triggered by a stress of some kind, physical or mental. Also, an intolerance is not the same as an allergy where you swell up or develop hives. It is more about your bodies ability to digest the food in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling gassy, bloated, and other unpleasant symptoms. She may very well have developed an intolerance or simply felt sick for years and not made the connection. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

    • jenna says:

      I think a lot of people mix up being sensitive to ____ (gluten, dairy, etc.) and being out and out allergic and often say they are “allergic” to something when really, they are just sensitive. A LOT of people do have mild/moderate sensitivities to gluten. i.e., if they stop eating wheat and replace it, calorie for calorie, with other simple carbs (white rice, potatoes, etc.), they will still notice that their digestive system seems to be functioning better. I would buy that Miley has a mild sensitivity to gluten and/or lactose. I know I am not severely lactose intolerant BUT I do get a runny nose every time I eat ice cream or drink a lot of milk (and dairy can trigger mucus production). So I would say I am somewhat *sensitive* to dairy, even if I’m not *allergic* (i.e., unable to eat it at all).

      Of course, many people who cut gluten do it as an overall effort at improving their diet and if you are replacing the gluten with fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s harder to say if the result (feeling better) is because you are no longer triggering your gluten sensitivity or because you are just eating better overall.

      Anyway, whatever Miley is doing, she looks great!

    • Sweettart says:

      There are different levels of intolerance and even if you aren’t celiac, a gluten or wheat intolerance can often be the underlying cause of a variety of symptoms.

      There aren’t many things that you truly have to give up going GF, you just have to learn how to replace it.

      There are gluten free breads out there, Bob’s Red Mill has really good mixes for pizza dough and chocolate chip cookies, and there are a ton of GF pastas out there.

      Just in the past two years, as more and more people are becoming aware of it, it has gotten a lot easier to eat gluten free, even in restaurants.

  5. mia girl says:

    Her body looks great. Wow.

  6. Ellie says:

    I’ve read in healthy magazines that it’s pretty pointless to completely cut out gluten unless you have celiac disease, aka a gluten intolerance. Otherwise, you’re just paying more for food that doesn’t taste as good. That’s not to say that you won’t lose weight if you go low carb, but it isn’t the same thing.

    • deb says:

      some of the gluten-free products tastes really good. last year, when i went to visit my best friend in london, she introduced me to Nairns oatcakes. she’s been sending me care packages ever since.

    • Lucinda says:

      That’s what the doctors will tell you but it really isn’t true. The tests used to diagnose Celiac require that you be very sick before they come back positive. They also don’t work if you aren’t eating gluten. So if you want a definitive diagnosis, then yes, keep eating gluten. The diet only becomes expensive when you try to recreate gluten-containing foods like bread. If you just eat fruits, vegetables, and proteins, you will be much healthier as many of the gf foods really are bad for you.

    • ol cranky says:

      I think I read the same article but there are other medical reasons that some people need to avoid gluten (being hypothyroid, for example)

      • phlyfiremama says:

        Gluten intolerance is NOT just celiac disease. Celiac disease is just 1 of the diseases caused by gluten intolerence. Since it is a true gluten intolerence condition, to be truly gluten free a person must get rid of ALL grains in their diet. The bipsy “gold standard test” and referring to gluten intolerance as merely celiac disease are both out dated modes of approaching the issue.

  7. Alexis says:

    She looks great! She doesn’t look anorexic at all to me, just superthin and healthy. These pics are inspiring me to get my life together and work out/eat better.

    I do okay with eating and working out intermittently, and I’m relatively slim and young(which is no doubt part of why what I’m doing is adequate), so I look fine, but I want to feel and look my best, you know? I basically feel awful a lot of the time. I’ve been wanting to go gluten free because I have some stomach problems, but I’m just so busy that I don’t have the time to figure it out and buy the right foods and stick to eating them.

  8. rachel says:

    you can do all you want to your body but it cant help your face girl

  9. Hautie says:

    I guess I will be the assh*le who thought she lost the weight… because she quit the bong.

    And the beer… and late night Taco Bell. :)

    And no she does no look anorexic. She looks all toned up.

  10. Bubbling says:

    No, I refuse!!! Take my alcohol, cigarets, red meat and coffee do NOT take my precious gluten from me

  11. eva says:

    No coverage of her Britney-style underwear-less crotch shot on the same day and the rumors of self harm? I think she looks great but those pictures have made me question whether this is coming from a good place.

  12. Agnes says:

    i am gluten-free NOT by choice, but for medical reasons, and have been for years, and people treating it like a dumb diet trend REALLY annoy me.

    the reason you lose weight (at least initially) on it is because you intake way less calories and are forced to eat “better”/healthier than you were prob eating before. but you won’t lose much weight in a week, that’s silly.

    and an allergy, you little twit, is something that’s life-threatening. like, you would go into shock if you ingested gluten, touched gluten etc. while celiac disease and gluten intolerance are serious issues that develop long-term, ingesting gluten when you have them will not cause death (just serious to moderate pain, headaches, stomach issues, and allergy-like symptoms).

    so, eat a donut and be grateful that you can. being truly gluten-free is a pain in the ass.

    • Ellie says:

      Thank you Agnes! You said exactly what I was trying to say, and said it better!

    • Roma says:

      THANK YOU! I can’t stand gluten-free as a diet trend when for those of us who have a gluten allergy it is a constant pain. Do you know how much I’d kill to be able to go to a ball game and eat a dog and have a beer?

      Besides the gluten-free prepared foods are often higher in calories and sugar so I end up making almost all of my food from scratch.

      • Nanz01 says:

        I’ve read that going gluten-free without an allergy or celiac disease can actually make you gain weight (eventually), not to mention lead to calcium and other vitamin deficiencies IF it is not managed properly. This is why gluten-free eating should not be considered a diet, but a food restriction for people who need it. I’m no expert, but it sounds like (once again), people have taken a medically necessary food restriction and turned it into a fad diet.

      • JennJennM says:

        Why would gluten-free lead to calcium and/or vitamin deficiencies? Wheat and other grains are not naturally high in vitamins and minerals, and what little bit there is gets stripped away when the grain is processed, so food manufacturers have to enrich products like bread and pasta to add back the nutrients lost. A diet of meat, poultry, seafood, veggies, and fruit easily meets all nutritional requirements. Though most people are not allergic or sensitive to gluten, it is hard on the digestive system. Rice has been in the human diet much longer than wheat and is easier to digest.

    • mycatloves tv says:

      A blood test showed probable Celiac’s Disease and I stopped gluten that day. It was difficult and I read labels religiously & bought a small library on gluten free living. After several months the doctors ordered a colonoscopy to (sorry) get to the bottom of my diagnosis. Turned out the blood test was wrong, the colon did not show evidence of Celiac’s. I had no discomfort going back to gluten but I did gain back the weight I lost. I am sure it was only because I changed my entire lifestyle and diet that I lost the initial weight and when I went back to eating gluten (and crap), the weight came back.

      We all know what we are “supposed” to eat. But part of our free culture and additudes makes it hard to say “no” to ourselves. Consider yourself LUCKY if that is still your choice. I do.

    • Linney says:

      Allergies are not necessarily life threatening. I have terrible allergies to grass and pollen but am able to tolerate the discomfort without keeling over. Some people get hives as their allergic reaction. Some people have their throat swell up. It depends on the allergy and the level of histamine your body produces to protect itself.

    • ol cranky says:

      thank you for saying that. I think the only thing that could be positive for people with celiac or other medical reasons to avoid gluten is the fact that whole foods in grocery stores will now reference gluten free specifically and some restaurants are offering gluten free choices on their menus which does make it easier to go out with friends.

  13. hairball says:

    Hate to say this, but she is right in my opinion. There’s a great book out called “Wheat Belly” and it talks about how wheat today is a lot different then from long ago.

    That wheat was cross bred so much to increase production, resist bugs, resist drought etc that it’s really like frankenwheat now. Two slices of wheat bread, not white, whole wheat, raises your glycemic index more then a TB of sugar.

    This new form of wheat is an appetite stimulant as well as promotes fat accumulation because of the spiking of blood sugar. I don’t eat wheat anymore (and I don’t eat packaged gluten free stuff which is just full of potato starch etc.)

    The difference IS amazing. Cravings are gone. I think clearer, loads of energy, lost weight etc. I also have green smoothies. It really is amazing how much good food can help.

    Also, ever looked at the ingredients on package of bread etc? GROSS. How much crap do they have to keep putting in our food??

    • Agnes says:

      wheat has been engineered from the beginning, from different grasses, from the time we humans started eating it. of course it’s more large-scale now, but it’s nothing new.

      and gluten isn’t only found in wheat (i wish). it’s also barley (all beer and non-distilled alcohol made from wheat and/or barley), rye and oats (cross-contamination from nearby fields and/or processing it). so wheat, while the most prevalent culprit, is far from the only source of gluten.

      • hairball says:

        I’m not talking about gluten, I’m talking about WHEAT and everything about the hybrid wheat. It started on a large scale about later mid last century. It in NO way has been going on forever on the forced scale it has been.

        Really encourage you to read about “Wheatbelly” if you want to learn more.

    • Lucinda says:

      That’s also why there are more cases of Celiac, gluten-intolerance and other digestive issues these days. The food is not the same as what our grandparents ate. There are also more grains in our diet than ever before.

    • Lisa says:

      I love Wheat Belly. Even before I read it, I was critical of the food guides. It never made any sense to me why the recommendations for grains suddenly jumped from 3-5/day to 6-11! 6-11!? How the f does anyone even eat that much, any way? Six is a lot. Add to that the decreasing quality of food, and things start to make sense.

      • Lee says:

        I also highly recommend Wheat Belly. If we look what has happened in the last half century when the low-fat high-grain diet recommendations started, what do we see? Skyrocketing obesity. People cut fat, exercise, and eat lots of whole grain wheat products and still gain weight and have high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, etc. Cutting wheat is not just for celiacs; it’s beneficial for those people who should be cutting foods that raise blood sugar (which modern wheat does). Wheat calories can easily be replaced with good foods like vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds, cheese, etc. Maybe Miley is gluten sensitive, or maybe not, in which case she might have described what she is doing as no-wheat or even low-carb, to differentiate herself from celiacs. Regardless of semantics, she looks great.

      • JennJennM says:

        Count me as another fan of Wheat Belly and Dr. William Davis’ blog.

      • Lee says:

        In addition to Dr. Davis’ excellent book and blog, you could also read this interesting two part article titled Wheat & Gluten Research: The Dark Side of Wheat

        Introductory quote:
        Despite popular opinion, wheat consumption may not be beneficial to health. These two published articles make a strong argument against perceiving wheat intolerance as simply a matter of allergy/genetic intolerance in a minority subset of the human population, but rather as a species-specific intolerance, applicable to all.

    • Karma says:

      Thanks for the tip. I will be looking into this.

      Some of the Dr’s quotes within interviews are quite interesting.

  14. Finn says:

    Now if she would just put her shoulders down from around her ears and stand up straight!

  15. BostonGirl81 says:

    She looks great! I found out last year (at 29) that I’m allergic to gluten and lactose and I can tell you that not eating something your body rejects does do wonders for you inside and out. If you’re allergic to something, it will make your puffy – cut it out and problem solved! Obviously no bread and no beer makes for a flatter tummy too.

  16. Reece says:

    She looks good, not anorexic, just toned up and 19.(bitch! lol)

    Edit: Btw I found out I am lactose in tolerant after years of downing milk, cheese, etc. Finally someone told me the reason I wake up every morning and couldn’t breathe was because of the dairy. I tried dairy free for a week and woke up 2 days later breathing free. I LOVED milk but I haven’t looked back since.

  17. Rhiley says:

    Here’s the thing only about 1% of the population has an allergy to gluten. It is so very rare but No Gluten is the new tag line to sell food. White rice is gluten free. Make a diet of white rice and you will surely be a heffer. If most people went on a gluten free diet they probably wouldn’t notice too much a difference in their weight because gluten does not= low fat or good for you (necessairly). Also, Miley looks fantastic,strong but not overly skinny. She is probably feeling some of the pressure now that she is in a relationship with Gale Hawthorne.

    • Lisalou says:

      Thats not true. Only a small % of the population has celiac disease. Plenty of other people have a wheat allergy or some other level of sensitivity.

      • Rhiley says:

        According the Wikipedia, “Gluten sensitivity is thought to affect approximately 6% of the general population.” I don’t address wheat allergy because my post was about gluten specifically and how I think the food market is advertising food as Gluten Free to trick people into thinking it is somehow better for them when really that is not always the case. It is becoming a very widespread marketing trend according to my dietician.

      • Agnes says:

        allergy does NOT equal sensitivity. allergies are life-threatening. sensitivities will make you ill, but will not endanger your life.

      • abi says:

        here’s the thing – also women with PCOS are advised to adopt a somewhat gluten free diet too…not everyone who limits their gluten intake has celiac disease

    • Lucinda says:

      The statistics vary widely on how much of the population is gluten-intolerant but the generally accepted percentage within the gf community is 10%. That is conservative.

      Yes, much of the gf food is just as bad for you because it frequently has a higher glycemic index than gluten-containing food. Food producers have jumped on the gf bandwagon to sell more food, but it doesn’t change the fact that there is a growing percentage of the population that is gluten intolerant. Many of us have been gf for years are now trending to grain free entirely because our bodies don’t process grains of any kind very well.

    • JennJennM says:

      “Make a diet of white rice and you will surely be a heffer. (sic)”

      Oh, well, that explains why Asians have the highest obesity rates in the world… except that they don’t. Japan and Korea have the lowest rates in the OECD, a measly 3%. Eating a bowl of rice at almost every meal hasn’t turned Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Thais, Vietnamese, and other rice-loving Asians into heifers.

  18. Chatcat says:

    Diet and exercise and let’s face it … being 19! At 19 I was built like her (no really I was) maybe not quite as toned but from 19 until my first pregnancy at 24 I was 115 lbs for my 5’5″ frame and didn’t watch what I ate or drank for the most part. Now, three grown kids and at 48 I have to work at being fit but I like my mature body…just have to work harder and smarter to keep it healthy/fit…not always with success mind you.

  19. lucy2 says:

    She looks good, but sounds a little misinformed about her “allergies” and such.

  20. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    Yeah, health reasons…but she’s still smoking like chimney.

  21. Jackie says:

    the acne that i had struggled with for years cleared up once i stopped eating dairy and gluten.

    also, as noted by others, an allergy is MUCH different than a sensitivity or intolerance. an allergy is life threatening.

    • Sweettart says:

      Eating something you have a sensitivity/intolerance to may not be *immediately* life threatening, but the research I have read suggests that it does cause long term health problems.

      Many believe that much of the chronic diseases are caused by some sort of food intolerance. IBS is a classic case of that.

  22. Jenna says:

    This is going to sound nutty but, here goes -

    As a celiac, could everyone who isn’t actually made ill by wheat STOP MAKING IT A FREAKING FAD DIET!

    Every time some celebrity nitwit comes out and says stupid crap like this, folks like me end up paying for it. Because now, it’s a ‘trend’. It’s a ‘diet’. And therefore – if the restaurant isn’t all that careful, it’s not a big deal. Right now, here in the US, there is no real legal standing on what is, actually, GF. And since the only treatment for an immune system crippling illness is to NEVER. EVER. EVER eat gluten again… it’s kind of a big deal.

    Yeah, I got healthier when I went GF. Lost a good chunk of weight too. Because I was finally able to NOT spend 18 hours a day in the bathroom dying. Because I had to cut out pretty much ALL convenience crap. No more fast food. (I mean, come on. I can’t even eat french fries most places.) And my body got strong enough to actually DO things. Like run. It’s been a load of work, and even 3 1/2 years out from diagnosis AND reaching a point where I am starting to teach GF cooking (by the way, I have a killer GF English Muffin recipe – folks can’t tell it from Thomas’s!) I still sometimes feel like I would happily kick a nun if it meant I could have a slice of real pizza, or not have to be “That” person at the restaurant having to ask a 100 questions.

    It’s not a diet. It’s my life. And I honestly could happily smack the next twit who acts like it’s the 2nd coming of their chance to wear a bikini.

    • Agnes says:

      YES! i couldn’t agree more. :)

      • Jenna says:

        Glad someone does (lol) because as soon as I hit send I was a wee bit concerned it came out a bit too ragebitch. What can I say, been a long couple of weeks and having perky nitwits look at the newish me (I was a size 22, which sounds like a bigger deal than it was. I’m also over 6 feet tall and carried it pretty well. But now… I’m an 8 sliding to a 6 and it’s freaking me out.) and declare that it must have been SO easy for me, and hey – show them the GF McDonald’s so they too can lose all the weight I did so ‘unfairly’ has made me… um. Cranky. The only real ‘diet’ portion of going gf is – hey, no more easy food-like crap. (Or if there is, it tastes nasty and is 5x the cost. And I’m a cheap wench.) No crap in = better health. But really, I’m the anomaly. Most celiacs I know have put ON weight going GF because their bodies can finally absorb nutrients.

        Honestly? Someone eat some gluten filled bread for those of us that can’t and just move on. Folks want to lose weight? Eat less, move more. And stop being a vapid twit. (So it’s clear, that’s aimed at MC – not Agnes!)

      • Agnes says:

        @ Jenna – i initially lost a lot of weight too. that was over 6 years ago, when there were still no gluten-free breads, cookies etc. widely available. ah, those were the days. haha. now, we basically cook everything from scratch at home (my poor wonderful husband is gluten-free by default at home) and i have gained weight back, but feel a million times better than i used to. :) in many, may ways it’s amazingly freeing not to be able to eat crap food.

    • ohiogirl says:

      I can see how that would upset you. But if you look at it another way, the demand from people pursuing it as a fad diet are increasing the availability of gluten-free foods for those who truly cannot have gluten. I have seen a rapid increase in gluten-free product availability.

      • Agnes says:

        yes! i do see this, totally appreciate it and am torn about it. haha. and i’m afraid that once people move onto some other fad, i will no longer be able to find fake (gf) bagels. :)

      • Lucinda says:

        That is an excellent point and many in the gf community are grateful for that. Unfortunately, the more it gets labeled as a “fad” the more backlash there is when you go out to eat and ask for a gf dish. I have seen terribly hateful comments from people online about how annoyed they are by this gf trend, not acknowledging for many it isn’t a choice. Most social activities center around food so we have to ask lest we all become hermits. lol

      • Jenna says:

        Ohiogirl… mmm, maybe. A bit. (regarding the increased visibility and access to GF products) In other countries, yeah. Here in the states (and by the way, hello to a fellow Ohioian!) until we have a legal standardized line about what makes GF, GF… it’s turning into a bigger problem than a solution. First, companies are slapping “Naturally Gluten Free!” onto everything from bags of potatoes to orange juice… and rising the cost along the way. But the far bigger issue is, since again, no legal line to define just how free of gluten does an item have to be to call itself “Gluten Free” (it’s becoming a marketing term that means just as little as “Natural”) – is causing a lot of products to flood the market that just aren’t safe.

        Not adding wheat to something isn’t all that’s required. I’ve had to put back onto the shelf dozens of products that have “GF” stamped on the front… and then in itty bitty type on the back will say “Processed on the same line as wheat”. Which, um. Isn’t Gluten free. Restaurants are claiming items to be safe – but then frying them in the same fryer as the breaded onion rings, which renders the food no longer safe. Cross contamination frankly made going gluten free harder for me then just removing the obvious stuff out of my diet. You KNOW you can’t have the whole wheat sandwich bread – but finding out they cut up your veggies on the same board as the bread can really put a whammy on folks just starting. (And even folks long into it.)

        In time, the ‘trendy’ side might end up helping celiacs & those with legitimate wheat allergies & intolerances. But until we get a firm legally binding line drawn on what can be called gluten free…. more folks will get sick then helped, I fear. And the trendier the fad, the higher the prices. I’ve even been shocked a few times by folks who, after having the biopsy and getting the confirmation they have celiac – decide they can’t even try going GF because of the high cost.

        I don’t know, I suppose I just can’t wrap my head around folks who would WANT to purposefully limit themselves to food if it’s not required. It’s worth it to me – because I’m not sick all the time. I lost 15 years of my life to celiac, and had reached a point where my doctor actually pulled my new husband aside to ‘prepare’ him for what they all thought was happening – I demanded the testing for celiac… they had planned to just go ahead and see just how advanced the stomach cancer they were sure I had was. I’m healthier and strong now then I was from 13 on, and because of that – I’m willing to do what I have to. But to me, it is like someone deciding to give themselves insulin shots and constantly check their sugar levels with painful jabs everyday… when they don’t have diabetes and have no reason to be concerned about GETTING it. So I suppose to me, it all just seems very strange and counter-intuitive to jump on a tough path to hike when you happen to own your own paved and level street!

    • Esmom says:

      So true. And lol at “kick a nun.” My friend has celiac and I see what she goes through to eat. She also lost 20 lbs and is much healthier and pain free but she would gladly trade places with someone who didn’t have to watch every single bite of food that ever goes near her mouth. It’s a tough road, hang in there.

      • SeleneOhio says:

        I feel your pain. Damned ktoos taste like dehydrated nuggets of empty promises. Just like Oreos my a ss. then your like omg I get to eat these chips for real. Oh. Nope made on machines that also process wheat. Thanks for that soul shattering disappointment buttlick.

    • Kay_la says:

      As someone who does not have celiacs but family owns a restaurant we agree with you! We get training in allergies and they discussed gluten and cross contamination while cooking. What’s most aggravating is people who say they can’t have gluten (who have ordered it before but are just trying it as the new fad diet) get mad at us when we tell them certain menu items just can’t be made gluten free because of where/how it’s cooked. We would rather answer 100 questions for you than someone who jumped on the bandwagon and doesn’t understand how limiting gluten free really is.

    • Zoe says:

      Its another fad diet. People say they’re allergic to dairy, meat, wheat, sugar, blah, blah when pinpointing a particular food group becomes popular among celebrities/media. The revamped version of Atkins. People diagnose themselves through the internet and ‘specialists.’ Meanwhile they ignore actual medical evidence and never get an official diagnosis. I’ve heard from tons of people, Doctors & medical professionals lie about gluten & celiac disease, wtf is that? Gluten free.. its just another way of saying your not on a diet, and it’s a ‘lifestyle’ change.

      • Lucinda says:

        Are you suggesting that people lie about having Celiac? Are you saying it is merely a fad and not a medically required diet? I’m sure you aren’t really that ignorant. If you’ve ever really known someone who has Celiac or even severe gluten intolerance, than you would know how life-changing a gf diet is. Yes, there are definitely people for whom it is a fad. But for many others, it is the way they will eat for the rest of their lives.

      • Jenna says:

        Um – actually, there are a lot of us that don’t self diagnose. Trust me – a biopsy along with a tube down my throat and up my backside (I swear, the cameras should have just taken pictures of each other and called it a day) wasn’t really what I had planned as a jolly afternoon o’fun. Do some folks follow some lifestyle changes because they like attention?


        Not being diagnosed in time still killed my grandmother. Colon cancer is an ugly way to die – and being a celiac who keeps chomping down on gluten is a great way to get a front row seat to that shuffle off this mortal coil. Like other folks have said – I’d love to drink a beer and have a burger like a normal person… but puking my guts up for 14 hours just isn’t all that fun. Neither is diarrhea to the point you pass out.

        Just sayin…

      • Mirage says:

        My son has been on a gluten free diet since he was one year old (he is 4 now). He is not on a fad diet. Unfortunately, some people assume that gluten free diet is for adults only. There are many children who have celiac or gluten allergy. Believe me, gluten free products are very expensive. Parents would not choose it if it were not necessary.

    • KWM says:


      I am 42 and diagnosed with wheat allergy. It DOES happen.

  23. Hanna says:

    Omg She looks great!(her body)

  24. skipper says:

    I thought she loved her womanly curves a few months ago.

  25. The Original Mia says:

    She looks great. I had a professor who lauded the great benefits of a gluten-free diet. He said the process to turn things like rice “white” was unnatural, so why would you introduce those things into your system.

    CB, you should definitely go back to pilates. I used to do it & it produced the best results (muscle tone & weight loss) of any plan I used.

    • Esmom says:

      ITA about Pilates. I got more fit with one year of Pilates (2-3 times a week) than 10 years of other stuff. And when it comes to toned abs, crunches do nothing compared to the results you get from Pilates. And push-ups — they are my secret weapon for overall toning, including the abs, which I learned through my Pilates classes.

  26. Annie says:

    Does anyone have a good website for gluten free diet? Is this also like an anti-inflammatory diet.? I would love to try it as I am having major medical issues. Thanks!!!!

    • Agnes says:

      this is a good, legit (medically legit) website on celiac and gluten intolerance. hope it helps!

    • Jenna says:

      For recipe ideas and a good basic go to, 3 of my favorite sites are:

      The last is written by a gal who has 2 GF cookbooks out (the first is the best) that are ALL crockpot based. Actually, her site started as an attempt to use her crockpot every single day for a whole year, and her food is very family friendly. Also great at “Tastes good, just happens to be gluten free”. Pretty easy on the budget too.

      That being said… um. Honestly, it’s not really a thing for anti-inflammatory. You can get absolute crap that is GF – full of all the same fats, sugars, and preservatives as ‘normal’ food… just 3x the price and often rather bad tasting anymore at the grocery. Gluten free, in and of itself isn’t healthy. The benefits some folks find (those ones eating it who aren’t celiacs. Obviously, for folks with celiac like myself, we have to eat GF. Drat.) is that you usually have to stop eating crap. Fast food? Not GF (mostly.) Packaged convenience items? Not GF (mostly). The benefit comes from eating whole grains like brown rice, polenta, millet, quinoa and sticking to loads of fresh fruits & veggies, lean proteins, etc. Unless the doctor suggests going GF, honestly by simply cooking from scratch and eating things as close to the source as possible with minimum fussing at it will have the same effect. AND let you eat whole wheat pasta & bread!

    • Alexis says:

      Thanks for this. As I mentioned above, I have been having stomach problems for the past two or three years, and I want to try going gluten-free for a month to see if it helps. I’ve tried a bunch of things, including a “plain” diet of just whole wheat pasta for a week, and since that didn’t work (didn’t really make a difference), I think a gluten allergy might be at play. Right now I’m just cutting back because I’m going thru exams and stuff soon, but I look forward to trying it this summer.

  27. Bodhi says:

    She looks amazing! But I’m SURE a large part of that is because she is 19! Youth is wasted on the young, for sure!

    As for gluten… well, I have mixed feelings about it. I’ve known several people who have celiac’s & its the WORST! I wouldn’t wish it on my enemies. One of my friends insists that he’d kill someone to be able to eat a Kit Kat again.

    I have several other friends who have completely embraced this new “gluten is the root of all the bad things” trend. I always say each to their own, but I also think that blaming gluten for every little ailment is simplistic & potentially dangerous. I’m also sick to death of hearing “cut out gluten!” as a potential cure for every little ailment or issue my family may have. None of us are allergic or even sensitive to it. It isn’t gluten! GAH! Ok, I feel better now, haha!

    Anyway, as stated above, a very small percentage of the population has an actual allergy to gluten. Give up or cut back on gluten all you want, but don’t claim that it is for medical reasons unless you have an actual diagnosis. Maybe its bringing awareness to the issue, but its also trivializing it too

  28. claire says:

    I hear ya. Seems like everyone wants to glom on to the Celiac and food allergy label these days – people like you who legitimately have an issue must be so annoyed!

    It’s so stupid to me when people might have an intolerance and start calling it Celiac. I know someone who does this, and it’s so ridiculous. She does NOT have Celiac, but wants the sympathy.

    What most people are finding themselves developing is an intolerance. Gluten is getting overused in our foods, as is soy, so many people are developing reactions to it, because our bodies simply cannot process this much gluten intake. But that is very, very different from having Celiac.

  29. Madrid says:

    Wow! She looks fantastic… and shit, I´ve just done the shopping

  30. cz says:

    If your mom misses bread that much…..Udi’s makes a gluten free bread, which is pretty good.

  31. Jenna says:

    She looks good, but I’m gonna enjoy my gluten stuff. Especially this chocolate donut that’s staring at me.

    And yes to Pilates! Truly a great workout routine that allows me to sneak in this donut of mine. :P

  32. Isa says:

    Woa, she looks amazing! Her stomach is insane.
    I think I should try to eat more fruits and veggies. I’ve complained about my skin on here several times and I think that it would help. I just need to DO it.

  33. Lisa says:

    lolz now she’s a health guru.

    Pretty rude of people to jump to anorexia accusations, though. That’s like accusing someone of schizophrenia because they had an outburst on a bad day.

  34. soapyme says:

    In the pic where’s she’s wearing the slip, she totally has Lady Gaga hair. In fact, I could see Gaga in that look, if it was see-through.

  35. DownAndOut says:

    I was diagnosed as a celiac a year and a half ago. I’ve lost 20 pounds from cutting gluten out, and I do eat healthy now, definitely haven’t cut back on meals. You’d be surprised how fast the weight drops for some people. I work in an office environment, and not being able to snack on baked goods and things people bring in really cuts back on the calories. That said, I probably never would have stopped eating wheat if it werent for the cramps/stomach lurching from celiac.

  36. Jensational says:

    I can’t figure out why some of you say things like “she’s not a very good role model” when she’s rarely in the news these days. So she smokes a little pot. What did you do at that age? She’s not being thrown in jail every week, she’s not out at the bars throwing down shots, she’s not running people over in her car, she’s not at the courthouse waiting to be taken away to serve her two hour sentence. I mean, really? What makes her such a bad kid to y’all? She stays mostly OUT of the spotlight.

  37. Amelia says:

    Oh for goodness sakes, will you be quiet you stupid vapid girl!!
    I’d punch a shark if it meant I could eat gluten again.
    Seriously. It’s difficult to put into words how much I freakin’ miss chocolate croissants!!!
    For those of us without gluten intolerences, you are MEANT to have gluten in your diet. Ever heard of the phrase ‘balanced diet’? Yeah, that means eating every food group in the proper proportions. Disecting a wedge of your diet completely out of your life will turn around and bite you on the ar*e eventually. I had a friend who went gluten free with me when I first got told I was coeliac, and when she went back to it *whump* any weight she had lost went straight back on. Not because of the gluten, but because it opened up her food choices again, which included – you guessed it – MaccyD’s.
    Sorry for the carb-deprived bitch rant, but I really wish people would stop treating a gluten free diet as a fad. There are those of us who don’t have the luxury of choosing what we can cut of our diet. Looking at YOU Miley Cyrus.
    I love how she says she’s doing it for her health, but she still smokes like a blinking chimney. Like destroying her lungs and voice further is going to help her singing…ahem.
    And for the record, I don’t believe in diets. I think if you want to lose weight healthily and keep it off, you need to make a lifestyle change.
    On a lighter note, hope everyone had a good Easter!

  38. the original almond says:

    That is an awesome figure. But, then again, she is 19. At that age I could stuff my face with anything and everything and not gain weight. At 25, I could still do that but I’d be cutting it finely.

    However, I do admire her determination and dedication with working out and eating healthy because I’m doing zero of that and I feel quite guilty. It’s hard work looking that toned and fit and many of us are wusses when it comes to suffering a bit for our better health.

    So thumbs up from me because she’s definitely inspiring me to grab myself by the ass and start working out. I’ll pin her picture to the wall of my future work-out room.

  39. Me says:

    How on earth is she making this a fad diet? She said she cant digest gluten and dairy and that she is focusing on health hence all the exercise. Settle down all you celiacs.

    • konspiracytheory says:

      Amen! I am ‘only’ gluten intolerant, and I’m tired of *some* celiacs making it sound like the only ones with the right to go GF are those with the more official-sounding diagnosis. There’s plenty of ‘gluten-free-ness’ to go around, folks – no need to hoard! ;)

      • amurph says:

        Agreed – I wasn’t given a definite diagnosis for my issues with gluten, considering the times I’ve been tested I had been off gluten for over three years and you can’t test without being on gluten. But I’m severely lactose intolerant and casein allergic. If I ingest gluten, even a little, my throat itches, my lips swell a little, and I break out in a rash. Heck, if I even cook with it for other people (I used to bake pies for people), my hands turn bright red and swell. Combine that with all the stomach stuff, just because I never received a “Celiac” diagnosis, I still express the severity of the problem. People give you crap if you say intolerance anything, thinking you’re making it up for sympathy or for “diet” sake.

    • Lee says:

      Amen! By the same “hands-off, it’s MINE” logic anyone choosing to remove sugar from their diet is now taking something away from “real diabetics”! In reality, people should be able to make informed choices about their own health and do what’s best for their bodies without being afraid of offending those with a diagnosis. No one is trivializing anyone’s illness – indeed, understanding the seriousness of it means more people are proactively looking at the clues in their own bodies that something may be amiss,and it may be caused by something ubiquitous like modern wheat.

  40. normades says:

    You don’t have to be allergic to gluten to see benefits if you cut it out of your diet. Gluten isn’t good for anyone and EVERYONE would benefit from such a diet.

    When I was pregnant I found out I was pre-diabetic and put myself on a low carb diet. I never surpassed my GI levels and lost the weight really fast after giving birth and reversed my type 2 diabetes.

    If you want to lose weight and feel better, just cut out the starches. You will be amazed with the results.

    Miley looks great and it’s sad she has to say she’s “not anorexic” because she looks hella healthy.

  41. dan says:

    miley is wearing false teeth. her real teeth are snagly and messed up

  42. Chris says:

    it doesnt matter if its an allergy or an intolerance or simply getting wise. gluten is not good for the body.

  43. B says:

    Whether it’s sensitivity, allergy, celiac, diet preference, etc. doesn’t matter. How one’s particular body feels is the main thing (IMO).

    I went “gluten-free” and it changed so many things for me, less bloaty, weight loss, more energy, clear head, etc.

    The bottom line is flour, wheat, refined sugar, etc. just don’t give the body the nutrients it needs…when you substitute that stuff w/ the good stuff it tends to do wonders.

    I’m not a super-maniac, I’m a hypocrite who still drinks wine and my occasional tequila ;0, but the gluten-free train isn’t some whacky bandwagon, it’s good for the bod. But if you want to eat a bunch of wheat, go for it, whatever works!

  44. Faxon415 says:

    Does anyone remember when she claimed to have a heart problem so when she got that tattoo she could say it was somehow affiliated with the organization? She also said because of her “life threatening” heart problem she could never smoke,drink or do drugs…this reminds me of that. Miley is a publicists dream. I think she looks reat but to claim she now has an allergy to gluten/dairy, etc. is just her bein’ Miley.

  45. Michelle says:

    I think Miley is being a little enthusiastic in advising everyone to try it, but its possible that she feels so great after making this change, has suffered the effects for years and wishes everyone would give it a try and see if they have the same problem she did.

    I know a lot of people who went for years with undiagnosed gluten intolerence or celiac disease. My one friend it wasn’t found until this year, well into her 30s, when she underwent full testing to see what was causing her pregnancy problems and it was discovered then and is likely the reason she had several miscarriages and her daughter was born at 27 weeks.

    Maybe Miley’s jumping on a bandwagon trend or maybe she really did discover that this was ruining her body and is so excited about the changes and the idea of a healthier life. She looks fit and happy and glowy to me.

  46. erin says:

    i find the gluten and lactose allergy story a little hard to believe,honestly

    • Trillium says:

      The continued production of the lactase enzyme responsible for digesting milk is actually a mutation almost exclusive to Caucasians. That enzyme is supposed to disappear after weaning and indeed it does in all mammals except for the foolish humans who believe it is healthy to consume cow’s milk after they’ve been weaned from human milk.

      The dairy industry is a scam, but if sticking to your indoctrinated routine is that important to you by all means, don’t believe it.

  47. benny says:

    She doesn’t look anorexic to me, although she did seem to lose a lot of weight over a short period of time.

    It may be coincidence, but she’s dieting just as her boyfriend’s career is taking off and hers has fizzled out. Perhaps some jealousy/insecurity?

    The best thing she could do for her career is take some acting lessons. You can’t coast on Disney fame forever.

    • TG says:

      I am such a bitch because I was thinking the same thing. He is in a $200 Million+ movie franchise and she needs to hang on tight. But, having said that she looks awesome and it might be time to get back to the gym myself. Though, I will be swimming don’t have the money to pay for pilates. Will check out this gluten free thing and the fraudulent dairy indsutry stuff.

  48. The H says:

    Who cares if she actually has the allergy or not. The fact that she is drawing any attention to the gluten free way of life is awesome IMO. And no one can deny we all want her body! I’m guilty of saving a few pics of her new bod in a bikini on my phone for inspiration. I am one of many admirers. Can’t believe it myself lol

  49. O'Angie says:

    I think Miley looks great. It’s nice to hear someone so famous promoting gluten free. Google Paleo or Primal. It will change your life.

  50. Mew says:

    Losing weight by not eating hamburgers is a start. It has nothing to do with glutein.

  51. Snowflake says:

    I always thought her body was good, but she looks really good here. Based on her heavier body, I thought that was her normal size. I would have never thought she could get down this little. but she did, and she looks great. not anorexic either.

  52. Pilar says:

    She is right. I stopped eating gluten and lactose a few years ago for a shorter period due to digestion problems. And i lost a lot of weight. Also you can get subsitutes for everything, if you’re prepared to pay, Even english muffins kaiser!

  53. wherica says: