When I was diagnosed with celiac I was overwhelmed. I remember hanging up the phone with the doctor and thinking this was the end of the world. Literally, this is the end. I might as well throw in the towel because all the things worth eating are now off the table. Pizza. Pasta. Bread. Beer. Oh beer. I mean real beer. Not gluten free beer or cider. But a good porter or stout.
If you have been diagnosed with celiac, I know you can relate. It feels like death. Grief. It feels like your world has been shattered if you love cooking and entertaining.
What to eat? What not to eat? How would this actually impact my life? Would I be able to eat at other people’s houses? Would I be able to eat out? How would I travel? Would I now be “that girl” who everyone has to make special accommodations for because of what I can and cannot eat?
6 years ago the gluten free world was very different than it is now. Years before that I cannot even imagine how difficult it was. I knew people decades ago that had to contend with celiac disease and I really could not comprehend how they did it.
Believe it or not, today is the day 6 years ago I started my gluten free journey. I certainly did not remember this, but used to have Facebook 6 years ago (before I took a long hiatus and then opened a different account) and accidentally logged into that old account the other day via Spotify. I saw a post I had put out to the world on July 20, 2011 to start my gluten free journey. Isn’t social media and the internet interesting for things such as this? On July 20, 2011, I asked for help and support because I was fearful, overwhelmed, and yet excited about the potential to have a healthier version of myself. I was desperate to feel better within my GI track. The years upon years of pain I had experienced were intense. Many days and nights and awkward situations upon awkward situations at other people’s houses or vacations spent in the bathroom, not getting to join in on the fun that everyone else was enjoying.
My fear has gotten in my head lately and I have been scared to pre-launch this guide. What if it fails? What if it flops? But that what ifs are simply what ifs and I refuse to let the what ifs get in the way any longer.
That is how I want to be and how I want to live. I want to be someone that breaks down barriers and enters into unknown and scary space. I have never done well with conventional life that tells you that you have to be a certain way and have a certain career path in order to be “successful.” I want to enter into the hard places with people and with myself in order to push through to greater opportunities. Get used to the uncomfortable is what I am constantly telling myself. Why? Because uncomfortable is where the potential comes from and where authentic life happens.
Honestly, now I feel so pleased that I procrastinated and waited for the last two months to launch this guide. Why? Because today feels more significant. July 20, 2017. Exactly SIX YEARS into my gluten free journey and I know I have value and wisdom to offer to the world. I have been living with this diagnosis day in and day out for the past 6 years and have learned to navigate it pretty damn well. Perfectly? No. But I know what I am doing and I want to help you. I want to help you overcome your fears. Are you afraid to eat out? Are you afraid to travel? Are you afraid of something else not related to food at all? What fear do you have in your life that I may help walk with you through? I want to both help you with your gluten free journey and your fears. What are your obstacles that are getting in your own way?
You can pre-order this guide for only $10, which is less than most people spend on Ubers or coffee in a week! If you pre-order this guide between now and July 31, 2017 you will also receive a 15 minute coaching call! This is only included if you pre-order, so do not miss out!
This will be your personal guide—to living, cooking, traveling, and being confident in your gluten free life. You will gain confidence as you navigate your gluten free lifestyle.
Stop spending countless hours researching gluten free restaurants and recipes. The Simple Go Gluten Free Guide will help you eliminate the legwork of planning out every detail of your meals and restaurant choices. Now you will have a guide that you can open, learn about gluten free life, find recipes, restaurants, etc and keep going with your amazing gluten free self!
I’ve traveled to more than 10 countries and 20 states (with countless cities covered) in the last 6 years since being gluten free. (And many more countries in the far east planned for 2017 and 2018!)
why am I’m creating this digital guide?
I spent nearly 20 years of my life with extreme digestive problems, constant migraines, terrible skin, feeling run down and depressed much of the time. Since being diagnosed in 2011 with celiac disease (after complete overwhelm, a few tears of how this would really impact my life), I have learned to cook confidently and travel freely. I am on a worldwide quest to help those newly diagnosed with celiac, a gluten intolerance, or choosing a gluten free life for other health related reasons. I hope this easy to follow step by step guide will be a source of comfort for you; I certainly know I could have used one! I believe our healthiest selves are our best selves. Be free for gluten sake!
I want you to have a guide like this that I did not have when going gluten free.
When this step by step guide is released in September of 2017, you will get access to something truly different. Over the coming months, I’ll be documenting initial steps of how to go gluten free, weekly meal plans with real photos and recipes from beloved gluten free chefs and bloggers, chain restaurants with gluten free menus, cider recommendations, and much more!
And by pre-ordering this guide today, you get a say in what is documented.
I’ll be working directly with you—the early backers of this project to crowdsource the best of the best.
Would you like to go on this gluten free adventure with me?
Pre-order my guide today and stop sitting behind a computer and starting living your gluten free life! Remember if you are part of the pre-order group, I will throw in a 15 minute coaching call. Only available if you pre-order the guide prior to July 31st!
You can pre-order the guide today for just $10.
That’s less than many of us spend on Uber rides for the week.
(Click right here to pre-order.)
NOTE: When this guide launches, the price will go up to $35.