The GAPS Diet and Low Carb Guest Post

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Today you’ll find me over at the GNOWFGLINS blog discussing the GAPS diet and low carb.  I hope you’ll join me over there!

Is the GAPS diet a low carbohydrate diet? At first glance, it may seem like it is. With the removal of grains, potatoes, and sugar, it can be similar to other popular low-carb diets. But does it have to be? Let’s take a closer look.

Should GAPS be Low Carb?

Is GAPS even supposed to be low carb? According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, it “does not have to be low-carb.”  She also mentions that the “GAPS diet generally is not a ketogenic diet. Every person needs to find the right individual balance between meats and vegetables.” (Source, see page 14 and pages 22-23.)

While GAPS is not designed to be a low-carb diet, it can end up that way if you’re not careful about the types and amounts of food that you’re consuming.

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This post is part of Real Food WednesdayEat Make Grow Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Freaky Friday, GAPS Friendly Friday, Monday Mania, Fat Tuesday.


  1. Christeena Dinehart says:

    what about those that have had gastric bypass? My friend has had this procedure but suffers from a lot of the symptoms of a “leaky” gut even though her gut is smaller and intestines shorter. I look forward to your response. Thanks


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