Last year I decided to join Weight Watchers online after receiving positive feedback from several of my friends. However after joining the program, I discovered that my journey differed significantly from my friends. The main reason for the significant difference was that I was on a gluten free diet. In this video I discuss my experience with the program as a Celiac. I also discuss how I viewed my weight and size pre and post Celiac Disease diagnosis. I also provide an overview of the diet plan that I have been following since I discontinued the Weight Watchers plan. In addition to discussing cheating on your diet, I talk about portion control. I hope that you will find this video informative. Remember it is only my perspective. As I strive to have an honest and loving relationship with my body, I always try to remember to take a healthy approach to dieting.
As a Celiac with natural hair, I am always looking for new products. I have been sampling the 365 Whole Foods product line on and off for the last 8 months. This video captures feedback on my experience with the shampoos and conditioners. I hope you will find this information useful.
It is extremely important to take care of both the inside and outside of your body. Kiss Freely has two products that I love! I use both of these products weekly. The sugar scrub is great for the entire body (excluding your face), especially the heels of your feet and elbows. The best body butter ever is great for moisturizing your skin (excluding your face. Kiss Freely products are all natural allergen & gluten free. In addition to voiding the 8 major allergens, their products do not include the do not use sesame, shea butter, peas, coconut, avocado and sunflower seeds.
For a full line of products, please visit their website: kissfreely.com.
This is a dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. Unlike most frittatas that require cooking on top of the stove and in the oven, this one was made in the oven only. This allowed me to bake and serve the dish in the same beautiful pan. This dish can be made many times without being boring. You can add different ingredients each time that it is cooked.
College can be an adjustment for students. It can also become a complicated adjustment when the students are custom eaters. Schools are still adjusting meal plans and snacks to meet the needs of custom eaters. As a result of this, many of the care packages marketed to the parents of incoming freshmen fail to include custom eaters. One of my followers is vegan, so I created a gluten free and vegan care package for her to take to school.
Essential oils are trendy. There is a lot of buzz about using essential oils. DIY beauty and house hold products all talk about the various uses of these oils. I had the opportunity to speak with Jamie Cutts at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. I feel that it is extremely important to understand what essentials are and how to use them. Most of all, like any other product, essential oils can be high quality or a lesser quality. Please watch my interview with Jamie. She discusses how to use some of the most common essential oils. In addition to this, Jamie provides insight on what makes doTerra a leader in the essential oils business.
To contact Jamie for additional information:
Ollin Essential Oils with Jamie Cutts https://www.facebook.com/groups/335665090136385/
Website is www.mydoterra.com/jamiecutts
It's time to start the count down. We are days away from the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. Come join the fun and meet me at the Expo!
Natural Hair Care For Wig Wearers (Including the use of Gluten Free Products) - Ahava Felicidad Hair and Body
This blog post differs from my traditional posts. Most of my blogs are about gluten free cooking with an occasional product and/or eatery review. Natural hair care is extremely popular. Manufacturers of hair products are now focusing on making natural products or what they would like for the average consumer to think is a natural product. This coupled with the fact that there are an increasing number of women who are wearing wigs for many reasons. Some of these reasons are convenience, style flexibility for work, transitioning from relax to natural hair. These women come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Ahava Felicidad is known as holistic hair healer or natural beauty and wellness specialist and aroma therapist. The video below focuses on caring for natural hair while wearing a wig. I found this topic extremely interesting. During the co-wash demo on the video, Ahava provides great insight on a number of topics related to hair care. Ahava Felicidad Hair and Body boasts a large variety of services including instructional classes on styling, natural hair care and a line of products that are natural and gluten free. To learn more:
Ahava Felicidad Hair and Body
Studio Pure by Ahava Felicidad
4 Midland Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
Do you recognize this mascot? Join me at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo and you will learn the identity of the company!! Come and visit the many exhibition booths with me. Or if you see me walking around, please feel free to say hello! I love the expo and I know that you will love it too.
Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
I am giving away 5 tickets. Email me at: email@example.com to claim your ticket. The tickets go fast, so email quickly!
Order your ticket in advance to receive a discount. Please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secaucus-gluten-free-allergen-friendly-expo-oct-14-15-tickets-29824415630?aff=AFFILIATENJ&afu=186571794090
Use the following promotion codes
30% off w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 9/13)
20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 10/13)
Remember ticket prices without the discount are:
One day adult $15
Adult weekend pass $25
One day child (ages 3 - 12) $5.00
Weekend child (ages 3 - 12) $7.00
Join me at this year's Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Secaucus, New Jersey at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th). Meet the vendors of large and small manufacturing companies. This event will provide the opportunity to have conversations, provide feedback and ask questions directly to the makers of many of the products/foods that you purchase. Discover new products or existing gluten and allergen friendly products/foods. You will also have the opportunity to sample products/foods before you commit to making a purchase. There are also seminar and demonstrations as well. The expo is family friendly too. It has a children's area with activities. My favorite part of the expo is having the ability to booth to booth without constantly asking is something gluten free. It also provides the opportunity for me to meet some of my followers.
I will also be hosting ticket giveaway and posting information on how to purchase tickets at a discounted amount during the month of September. Please be sure to check my blog and other social media.
Come and explore with the gluten free eye!