Back in May Chick-fil-A added sweet potato waffle fries to their menu. The sweet potato fries are still in development, so they are just gathering feedback at this time, which also means they are only available in select locations.
Unfortunately, they were not available anywhere in Atlanta, but you can get them until August 31st at Chick-fil-A in Athens, GA.
Chick-fil-A is a great place to get fast food if you are on the gluten-free diet because Read More »
As a runner I have learned the importance of properly fueling my body.
Skimping on calories & nutrients hurts performance and can hurt your body, too. Carbohydrates are important to supply muscles with glycogen for exercise and a snack of protein & carbs is important after running to help refuel & repair muscles. It imperative to begin this process as soon as possible after a run, but absolutely within 30 minutes.
I have been a little lax on refueling recently,but that has to stop. My current,soon-to-be history, routine for my long runs involved meeting up with my MIT group, running, socializing, driving home (with a coffee detour) and then eating breakfast. By the time I was actually sitting down to eat it was easily 1+ hours later. Not good.
Last week I shared my plan of action for better training with you guys. I am taking it seriously and am now going to include these Mix 1 Protein Shakes in the Saturday routine to see how they work for me. Read More »
Larabars are simple, quick bars that are great to grab for any on-the-go lifestyle. Larabars are made from unsweetened fruit, nuts and spices. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. They are gluten-free, vegan, kosher and non-gmo.
This spring Larabar introduced 4 new flavors to their line: Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Chip Brownie. The ingredients in each are as follows: Read More »
Last week, the flu stole my will to live. I spent the entire week in a fog and barely ate anything but gluten free crackers and orange juice. Oh, how I look back now and long for that simplicity! I didn’t know then how easy I had it, and I didn’t know until now the consequences of the fact that no grocery shopping has been done.
Yes, I am still out of the things I was out of when I took to my bed last week. Now I’m out of gluten free crackers and orange juice too! I am continually amazed that the gluten free grocery fairies have not graced me with their presence.
At some point, my body decided it would be funny to heal just enough to be starving, but not Read More »
Something I’ve noticed happening every so often (not constantly, but too much) is the sarcasm and derision thrown at Read More »
This week’s gluten free soapbox comes from the personal archives. I’m absolutely certain that I’m not the only one who has encountered this, but it doesn’t seem to get talked about much…
Often times, it seems that people who are on strict gluten free diets get viewed as high maintenance, or picky. The constant need to check and double check ingredients tends to bother some people. The reports of contamination and reactions go unbelieved, and people give that knowing look when “gluten free” is mentioned.
I even had a doctor say that the worst that could happen with Celiac Disease is diarrhea, so not to Read More »
Finally it seems that athletes have become savvy to the benefits of a gluten free diet. As the general population has started to become more aware of the prevalence of gluten sensitivities and Celiac Disease, there has been a noted increase in the number of athletes turning to the gluten free lifestyle in an attempt to maximize their training and find greater success in their respective sports.
Among the most notable athletes making the gluten free switch are Raul Ibanez of the Philadelphia Phillies, Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals, and tennis player Novak Djokovic, the 2011 winner of Wimbledon who went on an unprecedented 43-match win streak. Most significant about their decision to go gluten free is the marked improvement in all three athletes after the switch. Read More »
Many people are in the process of making New Years Resolutions for 2010. It’s not surprising that with the obesity statistics being so high that many New Years Resolutions include losing weight. The gluten free elite is no exception.
The high count of empty carbs and sugars in a lot of gluten free foods can mean weight problems for many of the gluten free eating public. It can be difficult to find good replacements for favorite foods that carry the same benefits in nutrition as the gluten containing counterparts. Due to this, many members of the gluten free elite have watched their waistlines get larger and are ready for a change.
Luckily, there are changes happening all the time. The introduction of new, more nutritionally minded products are making the gluten free scene. This can make it easier than ever to lose the weight you are tired of carrying this new year.
If your list of New Years Resolutions for 2010 includes losing a few pounds and eating right (which really do go together) the suggestions below can help.
Stop snacking! Instead, split your meals from three large ones into four or five smaller ones. The end result is that you are full all day and have no need to binge on snack foods. Read More »
In this video, Dr. Peter Osborne discusses the differences between gluten intolerance, a wheat allergy, Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity.
Providing an in-depth look at the causes, testing and treatment for these conditions, Dr. Osborne gives a very detailed explanation of these diagnoses.