The Gluten Free RD Site is Moving



Hello Gluten Free RD Followers-

I am happy to announce that, in addition to hosting my blog, The Gluten Free RD, I have launched my professional website.  It gives alot more information about the services I provide and my commitment to the nutrition and gluten free communities.

The Gluten Free RD blog will now be hosted within my new website,, which means there will be a new URL for my blog.  You can access my blog at either or

My new blog site is more attractive, more streamlined and user-friendly than this current site.  I hope you enjoy it and am open to feedback on its functionality or improvements you want made. 

I apologizein advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but WordPress doesn’t allow for subscribers’ emails to be automatically transferred from one URL to another.  So, I am hoping you will all take a moment to visit or to resubmit to receive my weekly blog posts.

I appreciate your continued support of my blog and efforts to sign up at the new URL. 

Best regards,

Rachel Begun, MS, RD

The Gluten Free RD

For Health, Think Quality Not Quantity

Listen up, as this is a message you are going to start hearing more and more of with respect to healthful eating.  When it comes to making smart food choices, focus less on how much you are eating of a certain nutrient and focus more on the quality of the nutrient you are eating, and you will be on your way to a better and healthier you.

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Gluten Free Advice for 2010 Dietary Guidelines

As shared in last week’s post, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, as they are every five years.  The guidelines are a roadmap to help Americans eat in a way that is conducive to long term health and vitality.

The biggest obstacle to healthy eating is that consumers don’t want to give up the foods they enjoy…and they don’t have to.  The guidelines are moving away from focusing on single nutrients and specific strategies, such as counting fat grams, and moving back to a dietary approach that puts greater emphasis on overall eating patterns.

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2010 Dietary Guidelines Announced TODAY

2010 Dietary Guidelines Report

I apologize for the late post today, but there is good reason… after months of delay, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 report was finally announced today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Here’s my summary of what the new guidelines recommend.

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Rudi’s Gluten Free Sandwich Breads

A piece of buttered toast.  To me, there is nothing as simple that is quite as satisfying.  Unfortunately, I haven’t experienced that satisfaction since having to go gluten free, as I haven’t found a gluten free sandwich bread good enough for anything more than making grilled cheese or panini-style sandwiches.  Until now.

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Simpli™ Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal

Prior to going gluten free, I ate oatmeal almost every single day for breakfast…even in the dog days of summer.  But I’m talking about the real stuff, not the packaged, overly-processed instant oatmeal products out there.  So, when I tried Simpli’s Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal I was delightfully surprised.

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Mindful Eating

As a dietitian, my healthful eating habits were turned upside down when diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Two years later and it’s still difficult finding the balance between eating gluten free healthfully and happily.  However, a practice called mindful eating has been beneficial for me.  Perhaps it will be helpful for you, too?

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