TIPS on Eating GLUTENFREE when Pregnant

Gluten-Free For baby and Me
by: Christina Boyd

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I was diagnosed with celiac disease four years ago. Like many celiacs, I had symptoms for nearly a decade before finally figuring out that gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley, was making me very sick.

I have finally mastered the gluten-free lifestyle. When I became pregnant last year, nothing changed about my diet. I continued to bring quinoa salad, crust-less quiche and gluten-free bread sandwiches with me to the office. My co-workers, who had always eyed my brown bag lunches with curiosity, seemed to think my new condition should have me rethinking my diet. Now that you’re pregnant, they asked, are you still planning to eat gluten free?

Of course, I explained. It’s not a lifestyle choice. Strictly adhering to my diet is probably the single most important thing I can do for my baby and me. But they seemed to feel that being on a diet of any kind was worrisome for a pregnant woman. Here are the questions I heard most often:

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Hi, I’m Kirsten

Kirsten is a Registered Dietician in training and a Gluten Free Nutrition Consultant. She has a Bachelors of Science from Illinois State and is working on her second degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver, in the Nutrition & Dietetics program. After graduation, she will pursue certification towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Kirsten was diagnosed w/ Celiac disease in 2010, her goal is to provide a path for healthy living to individuals who are seeking a tailored made lifestyle specific to them and their needs.

Kirsten believes that “everyone is different, there’s not one diet that can work for everyone. “Diet to me means short-term, so let’s change diet into ‘lifestyle change’ instead and think long-term. Make healthier decisions not just today but for the years ahead of us as well.”

Living the gluten free lifestyle is not an easy one and can be very overwhelming: from grocery shopping and social events, to deglutening your own household. Kirsten will help you walk you navigate the gluten-free maze with tips, tricks, humor, healthy recipes and more.

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