Originally Posted by LuckyR
Folks seem to be using "gluten" and "carbs" interchangably. Most with serious gluten problems don't use low card diets, they formally stop using gluten containing products and religiously use nongluten carbs.
I hope you are not referring to me as I don't believe I've done that. I do believe that there is at least a one-way relationship between the two as almost all low carb diets tend to be gluten free, but you can certainly eat gluten free without eating what I would describe as a low carb diet.
However for many people, gluten containing foods tend to be a large part of their total caloric intake and when you cut them out and get those calories from other sources those people often end up eating fewer carb calories as a percentage of their total calories than before, or what might be referred to as a lower carb diet. Just my $.02 and feel free to disagree.