MODULE 1: Evidence-based Nutrition for Crohn's & Colitis Explained
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Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition information out there? In this module, you'll learn all about the evidence for use of the different IBD diets out there, the truth about fiber, and the 2020 evidence-based diet guidelines for IBD, the truth about fiber and more..
MODULE 2: Diet: a Tool for Symptom Remission
Before finding your trigger foods, you need to learn which foods you actually can tolerate. I'll also be talking about what a trigger food is and the difference between trigger, anti-inflammatory, and inflammatory foods. Also, you'll get a safe foods grocery list. This list isn't meant to be used to restrict your diet. Instead, it's actually meant to help you safely expand your diet- but I'll explain more about this in the course.
MODULE 3: Improve your Relationship with Food to Actually Enjoy Eating
- thinking about food often?
- eating the same foods over and over again?
- worried about how your past meal will affect your symptoms?
- skipping meals because you're tired and/or worried about eating?
- moralizing foods as "bad" vs. good?
- anxious about eating more than your limited number of safe foods?
Research suggests that approximately 75% of people with IBD had a decrease in appetite and pleasure in eating after diagnosis. In this module, I'll not only share how to gain a better relationship with food but also how to make eating more pleasurable. A solid relationship with food is one where:
- you don't feel restricted
- you're free of preoccupation with food
- you no longer have feelings of guilt arise after eating certain foods
- you don't need to skip meals
- and you don't have anxiety around making food decisions.
Finally, a healthy relationship with food is one where you can actually enjoy eating.... sound too good to be true? It's not, and I walk you through it all in this module.
MODULE 4: Find your Trigger Foods & Better Tolerated Alternatives
After implementing what you'll learn in modules 3 and 4 and expand your diet to include more safe fruits and vegetables, you'll be able to focus on finding your trigger foods. This module I'll walk you through that process. I'll also share common trigger foods and better tolerated alternatives. When you want a diet you can follow for the long haul, you need variety which is why you'll be encouraged to test for trigger foods and replace them with alternatives- because you can't live on plain baked chicken and rice forever!! You deserve a life where you get pleasure out of eating!
MODULE 5: Cooking for your Crohn's or Colitis
Module 5 is putting it all into practice. But what if you're too tired to cook? I'll walk you through that process in this module, so you come away with practical, applicable knowledge of how to navigate your kitchen with maximum efficiency when you're running on minimum energy. I'll also share ideas tackling how to make any recipe more flare-friendly, because we all deserve to feel confident and excited about a new recipe, without added stress of IBD. The skills learned in this module will make you feel like you can finally fit IBD into your life, rather than trying to shrink your life to fit into a restrictive recipe.
MODULE 6: How to Eat Outside Your Home
Have you skipped outings because you're worried about a limited menu? Have you avoided gatherings because you're dreading eating at a friend/family member's house? Do you often go for the appetizer because you're unsure which menu item might cause you discomfort? This module addresses all of these commonly experienced sources of anxiety, and in return, gives you applicable advice for how to manage eating out, because a social life is an important part of life, and you deserve to keep yours. I'll also discuss practical tips to keep you feeling at-ease while traveling.
BONUS: Recipes & Guided Meditation
I included an entire book full of flare-friendly recipes, complete with recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. Additionally, the gut-brain axis continues to be highlighted in research, so I included a guided meditation to help you visualize yourself in optimal health while calming your nervous system.