Do you know Meghan Telpner? If you don’t, you should meet her–online, through one of her awesometown programs, or in person if you live close enough (though she’s in Canada…which is a little far to go for a cooking class for me–no matter how good it would be!)
Meghan is a nutritionista–she spends her life helping people feel their best through nutrition. She does this through cooking classes, food-based/online-based coaching, her blog, and retreats (in seriously gorgeous locations). Everything she does is based on whole foods that renew, uplift, and empower each one of us, so that we’re able to feel our best.
A couple of months after Ethan was born, I won the opportunity to participate in one of Meghan’s programs–the Fab Uplift Detox. I was skeptical, but thought I’d give it a shot because (as you all know), I had a ton of weight left to lose, and didn’t really know where to start. We had also found out that Ethan was sensitive to dairy about a month prior, and I was feeling extremely limited in my meal options. The Fab Uplift Detox cut alcohol, caffeine, meat, dairy, gluten, processed sugar and common allergens (soy, peanuts, nightshade vegetables, eggs, corn, citrus, and high-GI foods) as the staples of the program, and then proceded to cut other potentially sensitive foods as the week progressed. Because I was breastfeeding, I didn’t cut everything the program recommended–I was worried about calorie intake–but I did cut legumes, along with everything listed above.
I have never felt better. From day 1, I immediately saw a positive change in how I felt physically. Maybe it was the meat, maybe it was the processed sugar, maybe it was the gluten, and maybe it was the common allergens. I had no idea.
But the two parts of that detox that stuck with us longer than the 8 days of the detox were getting rid of dairy and gluten. Keeping dairy and gluten out of my diet, I felt phenomenal. I had more energy than ever before (despite the sleepless nights that came with having a newborn), I was alert, I was staying regular, and overall felt SO great. Now that it’s been three months, I can say that I feel awesome without dairy and gluten…and I know this because I can also tell you how crappy I feel when I’m eating gluten (we’re still 100% dairy-free). Since New Year’s, I’ve reverted to eating gluten, and I’ve not been feeling quite as fabulous since.
That’s why I’m so excited about Meghan’s next program–her Gluten-Free Renewal Cleanse. Starting February 27, for 30 days, we will be gluten free again! This program sounds like it’s going to be as awesome as the Fab Uplift Detox, although a little easier to fit into my daily routine now that I’m back at work.
Do you want to join me in the Gluten-Free Renewal Cleanse? Do you want to reduce cravings for sugary snacks and floury breads? Do you want to get rid of bloat and puffiness? Do you want to stabilize your blood sugar, balance your body’s pH, and lower your estrogen levels? Or maybe you want to join me for entirely other reasons? Maybe you’re nursing and want to see if your babe has food sensitivities? Maybe sensitivities run in your family? Maybe you’ve been wondering how to go gluten-free but you don’t know where to start?
Then this giveaway is for you! Enter using the rafflecopter form below to win a spot in Meghan’s Gluten-Free Renewal Cleanse. She is giving away one spot to one of my readers, with a value of $99!
Included in the program, you’ll receive:
- 30-day guide to gluten-free living;
- Two 7-day meal plans;
- 45+ amazing and easy gluten-free recipes;
- Gluten-free cooking tips;
- Bi-weekly e-mails with tips, support, and bonus recipes;
- Daily group support via Twitter (#glutenfreecleanse); and
- Weekly live video chat/conference calls.
I hope you’ll join me in this program! The giveaway ends at 12:01am on Thursday, February 23. The Gluten-Free Renewal Cleanse begins on Monday, February 27! It’s going to be awesome!