Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Options for a Gluten Free Diet, January 9, 2013

The Teer house in Durham will feature the topic : Options for a Gluten Free Diet tonight January 9th, 2013 at 6:30.  According to staff at the Teer House Lesley Stanford, MS, RD, LDN will be presenting tonights topic.  Lesley is a great source of information, if you are looking for some reliable information and some new menu ideas I would recommend attending.  Leslie is the dieititan that works at with the Duke pediatric GI clinic.

Teer House is located at 4019 N Roxboro Road, Durham, NC, near Durham Regional Hospital.  As of this morning there were 14 spots left for this free seminar. For more information and to register you may click here or call the Teer House at 919-477-2644

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Evaluating Your Gluten Free Diet for 2013

This is a repost of an article I first wrote in January, 2011.  I feel that it is worth asking ourselves these questions on an annual basis....
As the New Year begins it is always a great time to evaluate your health and your gluten free diet. Speaking from my perspective as a dietitan and health and wellness coach I encourage readers to ask yourself the following questions:

Am I satisfied with my current diet?

Are there areas in my eating patterns that I should improve?

What foods do I miss from my previous diet? Have I found adequate substitutes? Do I need to find a new recipe?

How did I feel about eating during the holiday season? What could I do now that would make me more prepared for holidays 2013?

Am I satisfied with my current weight, is it within a healthy BMI (body mass index range)?

Besides being gluten free how nutritious is my diet? Do I consume enough calcium? What about fiber? Other nutrients?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do I eat each day? What are some ways to increase the amount?

What new foods would I like to try?

What resources do I need to better equip me in navigating the gluten free diet?

When is the last time I had a physical? If I have Celiac Disease does my doctor check my celiac labs on an annual basis?

In addition to following a gluten free diet, what other steps do I need to take to maximize my health?

What is the one thing I can do today that will help me improve my overall health and gluten free diet?

Happy New Year, Debbie