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Gluten-Free Dessert Ideas
By Gretchen Scalpi · 5 years ago
Sticking to a gluten-free diet is a challenge under the best of circumstances but when it comes to creating desserts things get even more difficult. So many delicious desserts like pies, cookies, cakes and pastries ...
How To Eat Clean While Eating Gluten-Free
By Gretchen Scalpi · 5 years ago
Clean eating is a lifestyle from the 1960's that revolves around eating whole foods that are minimally processed or refined. It sounds easy doesn't it? Sadly so much of our food now is overly processed ...
How To Travel Gluten-Free
By Gretchen Scalpi · 5 years ago
If you are gluten sensitive or have Celiac Disease then you know how difficult it is to manage your condition under normal circumstances. Add to that a schedule that includes travel and things can get ...
Shopping Gluten-Free
By Gretchen Scalpi · 5 years ago
According to Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S., 5th Edition by Packaged Facts "Over the five-year period ended in 2014, sales of gluten-free products in traditionally grain-based categories posted a compound annual growth rate of 34%." ...
How To Be Gluten-Free In The Office
By Gretchen Scalpi · 5 years ago
Eating gluten-free is something that involves your entire life. You can't just eat gluten-free at home. You have to eat gluten-free at the office, when you eat out and when you visit others. One of ...
Healthy Baking The Gluten Free Way
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 5 years ago
In the past if you needed to bake a gluten free recipe you had to make your own baking mix. This took a lot of trial and error and often resulted in disaster. Now you ...
Strategies to Help You Stick With a Healthy Eating Plan for Life
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 6 years ago
How many times have you started a healthy eating plan only to have your good intentions gradually slip away? When that happens, you may find yourself back where you started and frustrated with your lack ...
Is Organic Produce Worth The Extra Cost?
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 7 years ago
We all know it’s better to eat more fruit and vegetables. But concerns about the safety of conventionally grown produce versus organically grown always comes up as well. When produce is organic, it means that ...
Going Gluten Free... For Real!
By Gretchen Scalpi · 7 years ago
In the past few years, there has been a huge increase in the variety and availability of gluten free food choices. Most grocery store chains now devote an entire aisle to "health foods" and consumers ...
Better Nutrition With Homemade Soup
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 7 years ago
Many of my clients tell me how much they like having soup for lunch in the colder months, but most of the time, they name off various brands of soups bought at the store. Don't ...
More Carb Options for People with Diabetes: Whole Grains!
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 7 years ago
Many people with diabetes or pre-diabetes believe that they will need to make drastic changes in the way that they eat. One of the most common beliefs is that people with diabetes have to cut ...
How Do I Know If I Have Pre-Diabetes?
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 7 years ago
In order to know whether you have pre-diabetes or not, it is helpful to understand exactly what pre-diabetes means. The term pre-diabetes is used to describe the state between normal blood sugar and type 2 ...
Eating for Pre-Diabetes is Easier Than You Think!
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 8 years ago
Many people who learn they have pre-diabetes believe that they will need to make drastic changes in the way that they eat. Actually, the components of a healthful pre-diabetes meal plan works much in the ...
Tips for Surviving Holiday Eating Without Guilt and Weight Gain
By Gretchen Scalpi · 8 years ago
Yes it’s almost time to start thinking about the holidays again: shopping for gifts, planning celebrations, and eating food! Once Thanksgiving arrives, the holiday season can seem like a non-stop eating contest straight through the ...
Mediterraneans Face Obesity Despite Their Famous Diet
By Gretchen Scalpi, Rd, Cde · 8 years ago
Just when it seems like many Americans have begun to embrace the Mediterranean diet for its health benefits, people in the Mediterranean countries are abandoning the traditional way of eating in favor of the "American" ...
The Cookie Diet... Really?
By Gretchen Scalpi · 9 years ago
In the last few years, I've noticed that more people are beginning to embrace the idea that weight loss involves making healthy food choices and lifestyle changes. This comes as welcome news to myself and ...
5 Tips For Eating Well In Tough Economic Times
By Gretchen Scalpi · 9 years ago
There's no question that many people are having difficulty keeping up with household and food expenses in these tough economic times.  This is especially true for those who have lost a job or are now ...
Make 2011 Your Year To Eat Simply And Clean
By Gretchen Scalpi · 9 years ago
The New Year has just begun and for some people, the new diet resolutions they made have already gone by the wayside. Here’s my 2011 mantra: Resolve not to start on another diet this year!" ...
How Working With a Virtual Dietitian Can Be Good For Your Health!
By Gretchen Scalpi · 9 years ago
The days of "dieting" are over. We know that about 95% of people who follow diet plans fail and regain their weight. The key to success for weight loss or improved health is to learn ...
What Is Diabetes Type 1.5?
By Gretchen Scalpi · 9 years ago
October 18, 2010 marked a special day for the diabetes community. It was the first day of the first annual LADA Awareness Week. What is LADA? Often referred to as type 1.5 diabetes, LADA is ...