Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding about gluten is that intolerance to the substance is not a simple binary matter of “allergic” or “not allergic.” The truth is, gluten intolerance can range from a mild sensitivity to and allergy to full-blown celiac disease. So while you may think to yourself, “I have been eating gluten forever and I am just fine,” you may have some mild symptoms of gluten sensitivity and not even realize it. One of the ways to pinpoint whether or not gluten sensitivity may be causing you issues (like eczema, brain fog or digestion troubles) is to embark on a gluten free meal plan to see if it makes you feel better—this will be helpful information to have when you decide to consult a physician for a gluten allergy test to know for sure whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity. Some people try out a gluten free diet plan to lose weight. Another reason you may have stumbled across this article is if you have recently been tested and diagnosed with a gluten allergy or celiac disease and are daunted by the reality that you will now need to create a gluten-free diet plan.