Living gluten free is highest for anyone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, but it is not their only dietary concern. Calories count!!!!!!, particularly for people of college age.
One of a college student’s first challenges is the so-called “Freshman 15”, the weight gain that many youngsters face when they enter college. Most experts feel that the number is bit high, but freshman weight gain is a reality. However, the freshman’s first priority is to live gluten free . Weight control is secondary. But there are other goals.
Check out this article called “The Dangers of Extreme Calorie Counting”. The danger increases for people who must avoid gluten, wish to maintain or lose weight, and need the intellectual vigor necessary for college living.
This article may also be helpful: “Dieting on a Gluten Free Diet: How to Count Calories Once and Then Forget About It.” The article explains how to record your calorie count online so that you don’t have to think about them constantly. That helps the student focus on the prize — a great education not marred by gluten free issues.