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Fun With Social Media #gfGoodLife

 

Copyright 2015 by R,.A. Robbins

Today is the beginning of an Espirational social media campaign.  Every day in January there will be a new gf living tip with the hash tag #gfGoodLife.  These will not be posted here, but you can follow them by following Espirational on Twitter (@ItsEspirational),  Facebook (@Espirational),  LinkedIn (Rogene Robbins), or Google+ (Rogene Robbins)

I will choose a few days for a video #gfGoodLife tip via Facebook Live.  There will be a book giveaway on one day this month and maybe (if I can get it all together) even a cooking demonstration of one recipe from the book.

Please share this month-long event with your friends.  Let’s have some fun with social media!

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #9: It isn’t always about the food

Don’t let not being able to eat the same foods your friends, co-workers or family eat turn you into a hermit.  Find ways to work around food so you can still attend social functions and enjoy time with those you love.

  • Attend the wedding or christening then offer your apologies for not being able to attend the dinner.
  • Take your own food to the holiday celebration or office potluck. Or show up after the meal to socialize.
  • Suggest an activity such as a movie or bowling for an evening out with friends instead of going out for pizza. Or suggest a restaurant that serves gluten free pizza.

Work out ways to spend time and celebrate with those you care about.  It isn’t always about you and it isn’t always about food.

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Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #5: Learn Other Names and Forms of Wheat

Wheat, rye, barley and oats are easy to remember but what are some of the other words we need to look for on food labels?  The list below includes varieties and hybrids of wheat, trademarked names for wheat and wheat products, flours and products or ingredients made from wheat.  Keep in mind this list is just intended to get you started, there are more.

  • Kamut® (pronounced ka-moo)
  • Triticale (pronounced trit-ih-KAY-lee)
  • Spelt
  • Semolina
  • Graham Flour
  • Bulgur
  • Farina®
  • Couscous
  • Seitan (pronounced: “say-than”)

I hope this list will help you get started in learning some of the other names for wheat and wheat products.  Feel free to share others you may have found.

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Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.