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:
satisfied with my current diet?
Are there areas in my eating patterns that I
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
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
What resources do I need to better equip me in navigating the gluten
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
What is the one thing I can do today that will help
me improve my overall health and gluten free diet?