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Top Gluten-Free New Year's Resolutions for 2014

By January 1, 2014

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It might be a cliché, but I really do love creating New Year's resolutions for myself -- they give me a chance to set goals for the new year and to make concrete plans for things I've wanted to do but haven't made the time to get done.

In 2014, for example, I'm planning to expand my weeknight dinner repertoire beyond my three staple meals (this is at the request of my daughter, who laughingly notes she doesn't even need to guess what we're having, since it's always the same).

I also hope to investigate and identify more reliably safe gluten-free ingredients for cooking and baking (as I get this done, I'll post the information I find).

You may have gluten-free New Year's resolutions, too. For example, if you cheat on the gluten-free diet, this is a great time to resolve to give that up -- you may not notice many negative effects in the near term, but cheating really can destroy your health in the long-term.

Speaking of perennial resolutions, an increasing number of people are using the gluten-free diet to lose weight ... and despite the naysayers, there's some evidence that it works. Here are the details, plus some tips to make it work for you:

If you're already gluten-free but want to try one of the diet programs out there, you may be wondering how well a particular diet plan will work for you. Here's the scoop on several popular options:

Regardless of what you resolve to do in the new year, I hope you have a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous 2014.

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Comments
January 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm
(1) Jules says:

The video on GF shopping was good. The one exception I would note is, store clerks are clue-less about gluten free products. Even clerks who think they know, don’t. Until the US FDA passes a gluten free labeling law, you can’t even trust “Gluten Free” labels. Many fail independent testing.

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