Now is the time to protect and improve your health. Healthy eating is an important way to keep your immune system in top condition. This article gives tips on how to plan and shop, as well as, free printables to help you stay organized.
I'm Colleen - an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.
Guess what? Constant stomach issues, running to the bathroom every 20 minutes and stabbing abdominal pain is not "normal", nor should you have to deal with it every day, you have the power to make it stop. It took me years to finally stand up for myself, and my health, and get the diagnosis that changed my life; Celiacs Disease. Who would have thought that this CIA trained Pastry Chef would have to live a gluten-free life? I literally majored in bread, full on wheat-filled BREAD!
After a period of denial, I pulled my cake-loving self up by the bootstraps and said enough is enough. Four trash bags later and my kitchen, my life, was free of all things gluten and in just DAYS my health changed dramatically. I had more energy than I have had in years, my fitness and strength training reached a whole new level and was able to lose weight and get STRONG. I started to get my immune system back on track, I felt happy and it all had to do with nutrition.
Now, I want to help others who are ready to take charge of their health, build back their immune system, get leaner and stronger and do it all with food that actually tastes good and not just "good for gluten-free", real deliciously nourishing food.
Newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease, a gluten allergy or intolerance? Dive into my nutrition resources and get started on your gluten-free journey today.
Making your own nourishing food is easier than you might think. You do not, and should not, have to live off of sub-par gluten-free knock offs from the grocery store.
It is 100% NOT true that everyone will gain weight after a Celiacs diagnosis. Incorporating a fitness routine into your daily life can be a fun and enjoyable way to get strong.
The doctor says you have to throw out all your bread, now what? Here is a good place to start. Download my free guide: "A Celiac's Starter Guide To Going Gluten-Free"
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“I’m so grateful for Colleen and her continued support.”
Over 4 years ago, I went on a low carb diet and set out to exercise at least 3 times a week. I lost 45 lbs. and then plateaued and could not lose any more weight for over a year and a half. Nothing was working, so I needed to try something else. That is when I reached out to Colleen for help. She provided me with the correct percentage of protein, carbs and fat I should be eating a day; how many calories a day; amount of exercise a day along with an actual daily food plan – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. A day short of 7 weeks following Colleen’s plan for me, I am half way to my goal – 10 lbs lost! I’m so grateful for Colleen and her continued support.
— BARBARA, CORPORATE FINANCE MANAGER
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