Perhaps you’re afraid you won’t make it without your favorite cookies, french fries, pizza–or chocolate. With all these restrictions, what’s left to eat?
And how about all these strange new foods–will kale, millet, chia, or carob even taste good? You might wonder if you’ll ever become familiar with the long list of foreign ingredients–or better yet, be able to cook appealing meals with them.
Or maybe you’re stressing about social events, family functions and work meetings where everyone else is chowing down on “normal” food. And it just seems too hard to face being the one who always says, “I can’t eat that.”
I’ve been where you are and have come out to thrive on the other side. I found a way to heal from candida on a diet free of sugar, gluten, eggs, dairy, animal products, yeast, and more--and learned how to stick with it while still living an active, fun and fulfilling life.
I really felt like I had a brilliant friend in my corner to pick me up and help me on my way. Never did my sessions with Ricki feel like a business transaction! I knew right away that her main concern is helping and teaching people. . . my sessions exceeded my expectations.
I'm not a natural in the kitchen, so I was worried that cooking ACD recipes that were filling tasty would be complicated and overwhelming. Ricki took the time to find the most simple recipes for me to begin with and was my biggest cheerleader as I gained the confidence to branch out and try different things (and let me tell you, her recipes are DELICIOUS). She responded to all of my e-mails promptly and warmly. . . and even though her knowledge about nutrition is extensive, she always found a way to explain things in a way that I could grasp without feeling overwhelmed. The hardest part of doing the ACD is getting started and I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with such an encouraging knowledgeable person. I wish I could give Ricki a huge hug as a thank you for all of her help!
- Gina Rodas-Yacino
Together, we’ll navigate the many challenges of a new way of eating. Through our special diet coaching sessions, you'll feel like a pro cooking kale and quinoa, baking with low-glycemic sweeteners and psyllium husks or fermenting your own vegetables. Along the way, you’ll learn how to create healthful, delicious versions of all your favorite foods–within your own culinary boundaries.
We’ll tackle how to stay motivated so you can breeze by that buffet table or the pile of office donuts without feeling as if you’re about to succumb to temptation–in fact, you’ll learn how to eliminate that temptation entirely!
And best of all? You’ll find and begin to love the foods that love your body and actually help you heal while nourishing you both physically and emotionally.
The first thing everyone noticed was my weight loss and they wanted to know what I was doing. So I shared this eating plan with them AND I also took samples for them to taste of the chocolate chip cookies and sweet biscuits. They loved it!! . . . . I also let them know how my liver spots on my face were fading and almost non-existent, the energy I had gained and no brain fog!! . . . . I also impressed upon them that you can lose weight without spending hours at the gym. . . . Rose, the hygienist, couldn't believe that she didn't have to do any "scraping"--normally this is very minimal but at this appointment, absolutely nothing to scrape. What a light bulb moment! So if I don't eat sugar, there is no scraping to be done on my teeth? Wow!! Can't wait to try a few new recipes this week!
- Jodie Hodges
After our work together, you'll have a solid foundation from which to begin. You'll be clear on the next steps to take. And, with the 3-month package, you will:
After almost two decades of eating a “restricted” diet, ten years of blogging and writing three special-diet cookbooks, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to make delicious food with “restricted” ingredients. I’ve learned tricks about how to reproduce favorites like mac ‘n cheese, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, buttercream frosting, plus long-time favorites for breakfast, snacks, lunches, dinners and desserts.
Need some new ideas for quick weekday dinners? What to bring to the office for lunch? What to bring to a friend’s pot luck? What to eat on the road? I’ve got you covered.
On the 6th day I noticed a huge increase in my energy level. I was able to get out of bed as soon as the alarm went off without hitting snooze, get an entire to-do list accomplished and cook- all without needing to stop to take a break. The second week . . . I found that I was much more focused at work and with the brain fog starting to fade, I suddenly had more clarity which made me more productive. . . the biggest change over all for me is the decrease in inflammation. Because of chronic pain issues I have to apply cold compresses regularly and on the 10th day into the program I found that the temperature I normally rarely even feel was freezing cold on my shoulder. When I felt around the area it dawned on me that it was cold because the inflammation I’m so used to living with had decreased dramatically. . . . I was thrilled!
- Jaime Picardy
In our one-hour "Pick My Brain" session, we'll tackle your most pressing questions about your dietary restrictions, recipes that work for you, candida protocol, or other culinary conundrums. I'm yours for a full hour--ask me anything, and I'll answer as much as I can in our time together.
If you're looking for longer, more in-depth and ongoing support, a 3-month"Stick With It" package would be ideal. We'll chat once every 2 weeks or so to go through your diet, supplements and treatments, mindset and how to stick with it, as well as all the daily challenges that come up when you eat a restricted diet that's different from the diet of those around you.
I'll be your personal guide and cheerleader, with unlimited email support in between our calls. It's like having a best girlfriend on call--except one who knows exactly what you're going through, and how to handle it with ease.
To have the continued support from Ricki and others going through the same things, is so vital to any sort of healing and recovery. Sharing our successes and struggles, what we found helpful, etc, can help so many in their own journeys.
- Christa Collie
As soon as you're done, I'll email you with details on how to schedule your session
or with next steps.
This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about your diet, ingredients, how to cook, how to deal with social situations, supplements, alleviating symptoms, and more.
We'll have a full hour for you to ask whatever you'd like to know. I'll answer as much as I can in our time together.
PLEASE NOTE: this session does not diagnose symptoms or prescribe treatments. It's a one-time meeting that is intended to answer individual, specific questions. If you have multiple or complicated symptoms, other health issues besides candida, or require more in-depth coaching, please see below.
For ongoing, personalized support as you continue with your special diet protocol, this 3-month (6 session) package offers longer-term strategies and one-on-one support with Ricki for up to 12 weeks.
We'll meet by phone, Skype, or online to speak live approximately once every two weeks. Your initial session sets the stage for our work together, where we'll go through your dietary protocol and "yes/no" food lists, your diagnosis and current treatments to get an in-depth understanding of your current situation and goals.
In subsequent calls, approximately once every two weeks, we'll work through the key areas of balancing digestion, eating to heal leaky gut, and foods or supplements to support detoxification in order to restore balance and keep you moving toward improved health.
In addition, on every call we'll examine your food and what you can or cannot eat, how that may have changed since the previous call, and will allow you to feel totally at home with your new diet by helping you become familiar with new ingredients, how to use them, how to cook with them, and new recipes that will offer you foolproof, delicious, "can't-tell-them-from-regular" dishes you can share with anyone.
In between calls, you'll be supported 24/7 via unlimited email. I will be your personal guide and mentor when it comes to learning, adapting to, and excelling on your new diet--so that you can sit back, relax, and continue to eat fabulous food even as you provide all the healing support your body needs.
Following each check-in, you'll receive supporting materials (notes, recipes, tips sheets) to use along the way to ensure your long-term success.
As a bonus, you also get your own copy of Living Candida-Free.
If you’re new to an anti-candida diet, gluten-free eating, or eating with multiple food allergies, this is your best option for in-depth, individualized support to maximize your success.
Because let's face it--what you eat is at the heart of your success. If you hate your food, there's no way you'll ever stick with your program long enough to heal.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
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I look forward to working with you and helping you eat well, feel great, & get back to living your real life again!