Oh hi, I’m Wendy!

and It’s my honor to help you become a Confident Cook.

As a personal chef and certified personal trainer, I understand the importance of being able to have a sustainable plan for healthy living.

But it didn’t start out that way!   

After I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I came home and was immediately frustrated when I walked into the kitchen. I didn’t know what to eat and didn’t have the skills to cook anything healthy at home. And the frustration and embarrassment led to me eating out a lot.

I ate whatever I wanted and then some. I ate lots of fatty, fried food and drank soda like it was going out of style. I didn’t take my own health seriously.

Then in May 2020, I had a blood sugar incident that sent me to the emergency room. My blood sugar was over 600 (normal for diabetics shouldn’t be more than 130) and I was in serious trouble health-wise. In that hospital room, I prayed for the strength to make the necessary changes in my lifestyle, learn to cook and eat healthily.

And that’s exactly what Diabetic Thriving is all about.

You’ll discover how easy it is to learn to cook and make delicious, healthy food as well as make lasting lifestyle choices. It doesn’t have to be difficult.

Let’s get started!

Certifications and Training

Plant-based Nutrition Certificate, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell

ACE (American Council on Exercise)-certified personal trainer

ACE-certified fitness nutrition specialist

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition