As an athlete with UC, Tom now has a lot more energy and is reaching for personal bests in lifting and running
When I was diagnosed with UC I felt like everything in my life had changed. I felt limited about what I could eat (I thought a very bland diet was all I could eat) and confused about all the conflicting information I read online and in books.
As an athlete, I was also concerned about my diet and being able to maintain peak performance with such a limited diet. I found Romanwell online and after meeting with one of their dietitians, decided to enroll in the 3 month program.
Working with Romanwell changed my life. My dietitian used science and fact based information to cut through all the misleading stuff out there and develop dietary guidance that works.
After working with her, I would say that I have a larger diet variety than I have ever had in my life even though I cut/minimized/modified some of the meals I ate more regularly before. I feel she helped reinvigorate my relationship with food. She helped teach me what foods I should build my diet around to be anti-inflammatory and the differences between “trigger” and anti-inflammatory foods.
"Working with Romanwell changed my life. My dietitian used science and fact based information to cut through all the misleading stuff out there and develop dietary guidance that works."
Sports nutrition was also a key area for me I was looking for especially with UC. I’ve been an athlete for most of my life and lifting since high school. Over the last few years I have struggled to maintain performance and with my energy levels.
With the diet changes I have made, I have a lot more energy and am starting to reach personal bests for lifting in many areas and in running performance into my mid 30s.
Being diagnosed with UC felt like one of the worst things in my life at the time. As strange as it sounds, after working with my dietitian, being diagnosed with UC now has arguably become one of the best things that’s happened to me because it became the catalyst for my lifestyle changes and I have never felt better.
I learned a lot working with her and would highly recommend Romanwell's program.
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