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How to be gluten free & lose weight 

You may adopt a gluten free diet if you suffer from gut sensitivities or coeliac disease. Don’t fret, you can still diet! We’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you follow your exante plan. 

Analyse the label 

Cereals containing gluten include wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat/Kamut), rye, barley and oats. These will be highlighted as allergens on websites and food packs, so always check the ingredients list for these items in bold if you are trying to avoid gluten.  

Many exante products don’t use gluten-containing ingredients – check out the ingredients list of our shakes! 

Avoid cross contamination 

Customers avoiding gluten because of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may be able to tolerate gluten in small doses, however, a tiny spec of gluten can cause serious issues for people with coeliac disease. exante’s production facility avoids cross contamination by completing extensive cleaning procedures between gluten and non-gluten containing products. Avoid cross contamination yourself by washing your shaker thoroughly before enjoying your exante shake. 

Vegan and gluten free? exante’s got you covered! Our vegan shakes contain gluten free oat flour, soy protein and flaxseed powder. 

Savvy snacks 

Fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and milk naturally don’t contain gluten, so these are perfect ingredients to use in your meals and snacks. If you are on the exante 800 plan, consuming 3 meal replacements a day, your 200kcal snack could be a hard-boiled egg (50kcal) with half an avocado (143kcal) – naturally no gluten! 

Fancy an exante snack? Our whisked delights and choco puffs have no gluten-containing ingredients! 

Sneaky surprises  

Did you know most bottles of soy sauce contain gluten? Sauces, dressings, and seasonings often contain unexpected sources of gluten, so it’s important to check your condiments before dipping in your high protein snack! Many processed foods contain added gluten too, for example, some sausages, crisps and cereals. 

Did you know exante porridge pots are gluten free? That’s right, time to tuck in! 

Sophie Langley

Sophie Langley

Writer and expert

Sophie or Soph as we call her, is Exante's New Product Development (NPD) Technologist meaning she designs the delicious new products you see launch on-site! Soph's love for food started at school where she enjoyed food technology lessons, but it didn't end there, as she decided to study food science in further education too. She graduated from the University of Reading with BSc Hons Nutrition and Food Science (with Professional Training) which is a degree accredited by the Association for Nutrition. Soph enjoys playing with ingredients in the kitchen and creating new recipes, especially healthier versions of traditional recipes. She is particularly excited to make vegan food more tasty and accessible, and is bringing this to the weight loss world through Exante! Soph is an animal lover, gym goer, volunteer first aider and is a huge fan of the colour orange - fun fact!