How Marriage Changed My Diet

Marriage changes a lot of things and, for this dietitian, it also changed the way I eat. I knew things would change when I got married, but I didn't really think about how it would change my diet. 3 years in, I can see that what and how I eat is now much different from the way it was when I was single. Here's how getting married changed the way I eat.

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Cooked Food Better Than Raw?

Which is better? Cook food or raw food? It's a common misconception that raw foods are always more nutritious. In fact, there are certain nutrients that are better absorbed when cooked! So which nutrients are damaged or lost in cooking and which are enhanced? And should we be eating raw food or cooked food to be healthy?

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Should You Be Eating Gluten Free?

Recently, a reader requested some gluten-free recipes and I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk a little bit about gluten and gluten-free eating. Start by watching the video below. :) [youtube=]

Now, while there are a lot of foods you can eat if you're gluten-free, it's still not easy to change up your diet. Here are some links to people and resources to help you out.

  1. InspiredRD. This Registered Dietitian blogs about many topics, including her own diagnosis with Celiac disease. She also posts plenty of gluten-free recipes.
  2. Gluten Dude. A man with Celiac disease blogs about Celiac issues and frustrations.
  3. National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. A one stop shop for info and resources, including a list a gluten-free bloggers.
  4. Celiac Chicks. Kelley (who is also allergic to dairy and corn) shares gluten free recipes, as well as info on gluten-free restaurants and bakeries around the world.
  5. Gluten Free Goddess. Gluten-free and vegan recipes plus info on how to go gluten-free. I love her photos and the option to sort recipes by season.

There are a ton of gluten-free blogs and websites out there, but these are just a few to get you started. If you have Celiac disease, it may also be helpful to look for a support group in your area.

Do you eat gluten-free? If so, why and what has been your experience? Let me know in the comments below!