Weight loss may occur on the Dr. Davis wheat-free diet, but it is the result of healthy eating habits. Food with gluten doesn't cause more weight gain than other foods.
In addition to gluten, the diet bans many other foods, such as high fructose corn syrup, foods with high sugar content, soda, dried fruit and potatoes. Some of these foods are unhealthy, so if a person stops eating them, he should lose weight. Other foods this diet bans, such as legumes, have protein and other nutrients.
Dr. Davis wheat-free diet is difficult to follow due to its restrictions. It can be a good choice for those who are sensitive to gluten.