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The Celiac Expert

Control Your Weight on the Gluten-Free Diet

Get Moving

To lose it, you’ve got to get off the couch or away from the computer screen. Take in the scenery on a brisk walk, and park your car farther away at work or the mall. Take the stairs, not the elevator. Try an exercise or dance class with a friend. Go for a swim with your spouse. Do whatever works for you, but as Nike says: Just Do It!

For more information about gluten-free weight control:

• “The Skinny on the Gluten-Free Diet” from Allergic Living magazine.

• Consult with a registered dietitian with expertise in the gluten-free diet who can develop an individualized meal program for you. Find a registered dietitian in the US or Canada.

• USDA MyPlate.gov has many different tools and other resources to help you learn more about healthy eating and managing your weight and portions. Some of the tips need to be modified for the gluten-free diet (e.g. choose whole grain gluten-free bread instead of whole wheat bread.

• NFCA Free Webinar “Maintaining a Healthy Weight While Living Gluten-Free” by dietitian Amy Jones, MS, RD, LD

Shelley Case, RD, is an international celiac and gluten-free expert, a featured columnist in Allergic Living magazine and author of Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide.