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Why you need a gluten-free coach

Does your gluten-free journey feel o-v-e-r-w-h-e-l-m-i-n-g? Like walking through treacle with crumbling teeth and no pants on? (Wait, was that several dreams mixed up?!)

If you’re new to being gluten-free or you’re struggling with chronic health issues like coeliac disease, having a knowledgeable and supportive gluten-free coach by your side to guide you throughout the process can make a significant difference.


Put it like this. Mo Farah didn’t take up running and get to where he was by himself. He got a coach. Perhaps he’d have been a good runner if he’d done it all alone, but what about avoiding injuries, eating the right food and sleeping in an oxygen tent every night (seriously). This is what’s helped him get to the top.

It’s the same principle with a good gluten-free lifestyle (and yes, it IS possible!). Understanding the benefits of having a gluten-free coach means you can have top gluten-free tips so you feel amazing.

Expert Advice Tailored to Your Needs

As a gluten-free coach I specialise solely in gluten-free. That means I’ve got specific knowledge of coeliac disease, gluten intolerance and all aspects of gluten-free living. It’s the kind of knowledge I’d have paid gold bullion for back in the 90s when I was diagnosed coeliac and felt so alone. I wish older me could grab a Dolorean and whizz back in time to help out.


Since that's not possible, the next best thing is by helping others avoid that predicament. By assessing your unique requirements, I can provide personalised advice and strategies as a gluten-free coach to help you manage your gluten-free lifestyle. And by ‘manage’ I mean get you to a much better place. That might be helping you feel better physically (like pointing out the wide range of gluten-free carbs you can easily source nearby so you aren’t relying on the same old jacket spuds every night) or getting into the nitty-gritty of boundary-setting where you make sure you’re not stressing about seeing family who’ll mock your gluten-free diet or say irritating  things like, “You can have a little bit, though.” (And no, you can't.)


Basically, I enable you to get long-term success. You’ll maintain your best gluten-free lifestyle – one that feels effortless, empowering, guilt-free and (notably) doesn’t feel like an inconvenience any more.


Accountability and Support

Staying consistent with a gluten-free diet can be challenging on your own; as a gluten-free coach I offer accountability and support to keep you on track.

So what does that look like?

You've seen friends join slimming clubs. Each week they weigh in and then share stories of their week and how it’s been. And they’re motivated by it because they know they’ll have to tell other people what they’ve been up to. But better still, if they’ve had a bad week, they’ve got support from others who’ve been going through the same stuff.

5 star review on Google for Ali Walsh's coeliac advice
Cheryl found the support she needed and has made tremendous changes in her life!

I can guide you through setbacks, answer questions and offer encouragement to help you maintain your commitment to being gluten-free. It’s so much more manageable when you have someone who understands your journey. Let’s face it, it’s not like we’re surrounded by thousands of other coeliacs. If we were, there wouldn’t be all the tough bits of going to friends’ houses or staying at your brother’s for Xmas.

I offer practical solutions to overcome difficulties. And trust me, those practical solutions are much easier than you might think. You just need a bit of encouragement.

Thank you from woman whose child might be coeliac

Incorporating Top Tips for Being Gluten-free

Let’s be honest: you need quick and easy top tips for gluten-free living. I once went to a gluten-free baking workshop that was fantastic…until I realised most of the food had to be prepared 48 hours in advance. Like I was going to fit that into my schedule! As a gluten-free coach, my tips help minimise the challenges of adjusting to a gluten-free diet by focusing on easy, practical ways to manage your new lifestyle.


Let’s focus on food directly. Depending on where you’re at, this might include:

  • Learning how to read labels and identify hidden sources of gluten;

  • Finding delicious gluten-free substitutes for your favourite foods (ones that taste great, not like a vastly inferior version of something you used to love);

  • Guidance on meal planning and preparation for a successful gluten-free diet; and

  • Understanding the importance of avoiding cross-contamination.

Improving Your Overall Well-Being

Maintaining a gluten-free diet is essential for individuals with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity. However, it can also bring about numerous benefits. I've had plenty of clients who've noticed a considerable change in their overall health and well-being.

As a gluten-free coach I’ve got online courses that can help you focus on adopting a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet and incorporate healthier lifestyle habits. And how do I do this? By getting specialist, award-winning experts in, like coeliac disease dietitians or doctors. Just take a look at Nikki's review below:

A 5 star review on Facebook for Life on a Rice Cake

Just in case you missed it...

It has literally changed [her] life!

And that could be you.

I don’t have to tell you that by addressing any nutrient deficiencies you’ll improve your overall health (like not feeling so tired all the time or reducing pain and inflammation). Your bonus? You can enhance your quality of life and potentially reduce the risk of chronic health issues. How good does that sound?


What’s It Costing You?


Remember: think about where you want to be and what that would be like.

What’s it costing you now to stay where you are?

How would it feel to be pleased about seeing friends on a night out at a restaurant rather than worrying about whether you’d be safe? What would it be like to know that going to your sister-in-law’s would be fun rather than fraught with gluten problems?

Or it might be something you'd not considered. Just take a look at this:

How the pill can affect coeliacs who eat gluten
On an Instagram Live I discussed how a doctor had told me being an undiagnosed coeliac on the contraceptive pill could cause health problems

Continued Education and Resources

I’m really lucky. I get to attend specific coeliac disease lectures by world-famous organisations like Harvard University (who, if you didn’t realise, are currently researching game-changing pills for people with autoimmune conditions). And with this knowledge, I can provide valuable resources such as up-to-date information on gluten-free products, healthcare, recipe ideas, and practical tips to help you navigate your gluten-free way of living.

What's your biggest gluten-free problem?

  • Inconvenience (like grabbing a quick lunch)

  • Education (others don't understand what it's like for me)

Research and gluten-free options are continuously evolving so having me as a gluten-free coach by your side is a great strategy. I’ll keep you informed so you can have the best possible gluten-free lifestyle.

Connect with a Gluten-free Community

One significant advantage of working with a gluten-free coach is being introduced to a community of like-minded people who are committed to living a gluten-free lifestyle. That’s where my Facebook group comes in: The Gluten-Free Haven. You’ll be able to connect with others who share your experiences, challenges, and triumphs. It’s wonderfully motivating to see other gluten-free goodies people have baked or discovered at restaurants. Best of all, it’s free to join, so make sure you sign up here.

So the question is, what will you take up first? What are your current gluten-free needs? My advice is to take a look at the online courses on offer, choose the one that best suits you, and then follow up with some 1:1 support sessions if you still have questions about making your gluten-free life better.

Just take a look at the options below and be the next success story!



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My name's Ali and I help people on gluten-free diets have a better, easier and healthier lifestyle. 

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