Blooming Sassy Gluten-free holiday tip

Gluten-free foods may not trigger the same negative responses to our bodies as wheat but can still bring on the glucose-insulin response that causes weight gain.

“Foods made with cornstarch, rice starch, potato starch, and tapioca starch are among the few foods that increase blood sugar even more than wheat products.” – Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD

Here is are easy, delicious recipes that can help keep your blood sugar stable.

Fourth of July Paleo menu


Are you making a connection between what you eat and how you feel?

Living Gluten & Wheat Free

First Steps

Are you making a connection between what you eat

 and how you feel?

  • Did you know that gluten & wheat sensitivity can upset your entire digestive process?
  • Are you suffering from bloating, weight gain or loss, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, dry skin, eczema or even hair loss?

Those issues may all be related to the foods you eat every day.

If you’d like to know more about how to eat better AND feel better, join us each month for education and tips on Celiac Disease & gluten/wheat sensitivity.

You’ll learn about choosing smart foods, enhancing your nutritional support and skipping the toxic triggers. We also offer practical tips on eating out and cooking at home.

Our online and teleconference presentations can be accessed from your computer and home phone in the comfort of your home.  Tune in to find out how we have successfully learned to live gluten free.

DATE: Wednesday, March 2nd

TIME:    8:00pm-9:00pm

Online:   (do plug in when directed)

Teleconference: 605-475-4875  pin 121118#

RSVP:    Suzie Sunkel, B.S. Education

Healthy eating, healthy lifestyle

I am back in NYC for 2 weeks.  The way I eat is part of my lifestyle, it is who I am.  I love the way I feel! I eat totally gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, have achieved my ideal weight, exercise at CrossFit and surround myself with people who like to feel and look healthy.  Having a support system is huge for me.  15 years ago I dropped a good 20 pounds and my health immediately began to improve. My blood sugar levels balanced, due to cutting out sugar, bad fats, table salt   and using the Shaklee soy protein. I have tried so many other shakes and programs to lose weight and would gain and lose weight constantly. This was the only  program  which became a lifestyle that worked immediately. No checking calories and no more craving. YAHOO, what a freedom!

This trip I brought Paleo Krunch bars. They are new and soooo delicious.  Grainless Granola bar. The link is below, check them out.

  Now that I eat more meat than I did in the past. I always choose  meats that are hormone free and grass-fed.  I use the Shaklee supplements, like OmegaGuard, a pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fatty acid, Cinch tea which aids in balancing out my blood sugar  and of course a solid multi vitamin, their Vitalizer. 

My weight has bee n stable for years and recently I lost a few more pounds and gained muscle due to the CINCH program, Paleo diet and CrossFit. 

Between the business partners I have who also represent the Shaklee product lines, my clients who become close friends and people at the CrossFit gym I am surrounded by action oriented people who love to feel and look great.  We support each others goals and are actually in better moods most of the time because we physically feel good.

Seize the moment, this is it, right now, ENJOY!

Here are some links that have information  I referred to in the blog.


Monthly Gluten-free dinner meeting

We actually met at Panera Bread. Yes! They have gluten-free salads and will probably in the future have yummy gluten-free breads.  The meal was inexpensive and delicious. They have notebooks behind the counter with every ingredients. So, if you go to Panera Bread ask to see it. 

I have taken off a few pounds since I returned from Ireland and NYC. I stayed true to myself, treated myself well and stayed off the sugar and dairy. I have not had any gluten/wheat in over 5 years, that I don’t play with.  I have given up sugar and dairy in the past but not for long. This has been such a freedom.  My Shaklee protein shakes took the initial weigh off (close to 30 lbs.)stabilized my weight for 15 years, and was a savior for building lean muscle mass and keeping my blood sugar stable. Also the protein bars and food supplements have built my immune system so I don’t catch whatever virus is going around or struggle with bronchitis like I used to. 

It is good to change around our eating habits.  So I now eat lean, hormone free meat as my protein, lots of veggies and some fruit. That has been the clincher losing the weight these last few weeks. Good protein is key for keeping the cravings for sugar away. As I have said before I have been following the Paleo Diet and feel great. I think it is a step further into being gluten/free.

Join our call on Tuesday, August 3rd at 9pm ET. The topic is traveling and eating dinner at friends while living gluten/free.

Check out new site. I used the CINCH products for weight loss and weight management.