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Retrofit Weight Loss Coaches Offer Healthy Holiday Tips for Gluten-Free Diets

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

Retrofit, the expert-led, data-driven weight-loss company for busy professionals, is providing expert tips on how to pick the healthiest foods while avoiding gluten-packed treats this holiday season. Retrofit Weight Loss Coach and Registered Dietitian Stefanie Painter offers advice on overcoming the nutrition challenges presented during the holidays, especially for those who abide by a gluten-free diet.

Because gluten has hit the public eye with a swift punch, it seems we have more questions than answers lately. Is it good for us? Is it bad for us? Before we either condemn it or celebrate it, we should know the truth, Painter said. During this time of year, everyone is faced with the hurdles of avoiding holiday weight gain.”

Retrofit is releasing a Celiac & Gluten Infographic to help explain how gluten affects people.

Retrofit, a high-tech data-driven company, personalizes its weight loss program for clients facing different challenges when it comes to health and wellness. Retrofit designs its programs specifically based around clients specific needs, which is helpful when it comes to trying to lose weight and maintain a gluten-free lifestyle.

We want to make sure that our clients are aware not only about how holiday indulgences can affect their waistlines, but also want to ensure they do not face getting ill due to gluten intolerance or celiac disease, said Retrofit Lead Registered Dietitian Amy Margulies. Whatever challenges our clients face, we make sure they have the information and the support they need to lose weight and feel great.

Margulies and her team of highly-trained team of Retrofit weight loss coaches offer these tips for planning a happy, gluten-free holiday:

Search for gluten-free holiday recipes.
Ask if you can bring gluten-free dishes to any holiday parties or dinners.
Bring the party to you. By having the event at your home, you can control all preparation of the foods.
If you’re unsure if gluten-free foods will be available but don’t feel comfortable asking, have a small meal or snack before going to the event. This way you’re not hungry and won’t feel deprived.
Seek out vegetables, cheese, fruit, and steamed vegetables without sauces. Don’t be afraid to ask what’s in a particular dish or how something was prepared. You may very well be able to eat any meat or fish that are available.

Staying gluten free during the holidays is challenging, said Painter. That’s why the best advice is to plan ahead. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need to stay healthy, especially around your friends and family. Your loved ones wouldn’t want you to become ill just because a few simple measures weren’t taken to ensure gluten-free or uncontaminated items weren’t around for you to enjoy.

For more tips on which foods to avoid and which gluten-free foods to choose, please visit the Retrofit Blog.

To arrange an interview with a Retrofit Registered Dietitian, please contact Jennifer Zeidler, Retrofit Director of PR at jenniferz (at) retrofitme (dor) com or call (855) 473-8763 x776.

About Gluten

Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. While oats are naturally free of gluten, it is important to note they are often contaminated during the manufacturing process. Also, byproducts of wheat, barley, and rye are used in many manufactured foods, serving as fillers, stabilizers, or thickeners. As a result, gluten can show up almost anywhere. Therefore, knowing and understanding the kinds of foods that may be manufactured or cross-contaminated with gluten is essential to adhering to a 100% gluten-free diet.

About Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that can affect people of any gender, race, or age. With celiac disease, the body’s immune system attacks the villi of the small intestines, resulting in a lack of nutrient absorption. Villi are tiny structures that line the intestines and absorb nutrients. Gluten can prevent the villi from absorbing necessary nutrients. Over time, if the villi become more and more damaged, the body can become malnourished. There are more than 300 symptoms related to celiac. The most common include bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation, fatigue, depression, an itchy skin rash, osteoporosis, joint pain, headaches and mood changes. However, some individuals have asymptomatic celiac disease, meaning they have no present symptoms of the disease other than damaged villi.

About Retrofit

Retrofit, the expert-led, data-driven weight-loss program for busy professionals, is designed to deliver lasting results. Its innovative program for both individuals and corporations includes wireless monitoring of a clients weight, activity, and sleep. Retrofit clients videoconference with a team of wellness experts that includes a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and behavior coach. Retrofit has raised $ 10.7 million in venture financing led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Retrofit can be found on the web at and by calling 855-4-RETROFIT. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.

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Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2013, an online directory of the best art schools in California, comments on an article published by the Financial Times on December 6th, which details how artists in the United Kingdom are attempting to keep their profession alive by funding projects to educate younger art enthusiasts.

According to the Financial Times article titled, Artist-run art schools, many contemporary artists are concerned for the future of budding art enthusiasts and have launched projects to help educate them. The article says, Chris Ofili, a top British contemporary painter, admitted that he might not have studied art if he had been born alongside the younger generation. This is mostly due to the fact that the UK cut most of the government sponsored funding for art-related classes in 2010.

In the article, Abigal Smith of the University of Arts London (UAL) says, For a specialist university like UAL, it means we have now virtually no teaching funding from the government.

In an effort to help young artists in need of financial assistance, Ryan Gander, another one of the UKs leading contemporary artists, is planning to open a residency for young artists in his home of Saxmundham in Suffolk, eastern England called Fairfield International. The article says residents will be given rooms based on their artistic talent and financial need.

Andrew Girard, a representative from, a directory showcasing art schools in California, agrees that more needs to be done to help young artists suffering from lack of funding. Society has placed art at the bottom of the list of educational priorities, he says. Helping young artists fulfill their dreams and expand their abilities is of the utmost importance. Governments all over the globe are cutting funding to art programs in schools, leaving many students unable to obtain financial assistance. Artists, like Ryan Gander, can really provide help to young artists so they can flourish. We hope more noteworthy artists follow in his footsteps. is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by, the leading platform for job seekers. is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether youre looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film.

##### Announces a Range of New Multi Tool Blades for 2014

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, millions of people across the United States are looking to the future and making big plans for the New Year. Losing weight and making more money are the two most common New Years resolutions in America, but there are plenty of other options, including the kinds of resolutions that can only be accomplished with skilled hands and a great set of tools. While many experts say that the American economy is beginning to turn around, people all over the country are still feeling the financial pinch, and many are coping by adopting a classic do-it-yourself attitude, saving money by learning new skills and tackling their own projects. Repairs and improvements to homes, vehicles, and other property can save the typical household a fortune, and many skills can be learned for free through expert internet instruction.

However, there is no substitute for the right tool for the right job, which is why many professional and hobbyist craftspeople are turning to the oscillating multi tool as their main tool of choice. This versatile power tool has revolutionized many industries, offering speed, control, power, and precision to dozens of common crafting tasks. These tools are offered by every major tool manufacturer, and they can handle a very wide range of jobs, depending on the blade that is loaded into the tool at a given time. Oscillating multi tool blades are among the best choices for saving money, time, and aggravation, which is why people all over the country will be picking them up as they begin to fulfill their New Years Resolutions to re-paint homes, build dog houses, put in drywall, cut in new hardwood floors, install carpet, rip out old plumbing, or complete any other projects that have been staring them in the face for the last year. has long stood as a champion of the professional craftsperson and weekend do-it-yourselfer, offering high quality replacement blades for oscillating multi tools for a fraction of retail prices. A spokesperson for stated, Its almost New Years Eve, and in the craftsmans world, that means a whole new list of big projects. Thats why we are really happy to offer new multi tool blades that can really get the job done, including scrapers that will get rid of old paint and grout, nail eaters that will zip right through nails and screws, and fine cutting blades for those really high-end precision cuts like filigree work. We like to see good people do good work and cross things off their lists, and we try to make it as affordable as possible for them to take care of business.

The spokesperson from further explained, New Years resolutions can be powerful motivators, especially if you have friends and family around to hold you to them. If your resolutions include projects around the house, construction work for a charity like Habitat for Humanity, or developing your business as a contractor, carpenter, renovator, painter, auto body worker, or any other profession where you work with your hands, these new replacement blades for oscillating tools can probably make your life easier. These tools are real game-changers, the kind that can give you just the help you need to complete those projects and fulfill those resolutions.

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New Business Owner Brings Painting, Building Experience to Fresh Coat Painters of Alpharetta

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

David Richter grew up in hardware store and was mixing paint at 10-years-old. Now the businessman has opened his own full-service painting company Fresh Coat Painters of Alpharetta.

I grew up in the store and then worked in construction and home building for a long time. I understand that most of the complaints homeowners and business owners have about building jobs are about interior wall coverings or paint. When I decided I wanted to open my own business, Fresh Coat Painters was a good fit because I understand what it takes to do the job right, Richter said.

Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling and detailed quotes. Fresh Coat Painters of Alpharetta serves Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell and the surrounding communities.

In addition the services available, Richter is committed to the Fresh Coat Painters 3-3-3- pledge.

That means well answer your call within three minutes, get a quote to you in three days (your schedule permitting), and start the job within three weeks, he said. I think its important for people to know that I understand what a good paint job entails. Ive been on the ladder, used the sand paper, mixed the paint and worked with residential and commercial clients.

I bring the kind of expertise that clients need because I can come into a home or business, hear what the owners would like to do, help them to visualize the end result and give them the information they need to make informed decisions about the job. Whatever youre looking for whether youre a homeowner looking for a fresh look or a business owner in need of an overnight remodel well help you get there, Richter added.

Fresh Coat was founded in 2004 as part of Strategic Franchising Systems. In the last year, Fresh Coat has been included in the Bonds Top 100 and named to Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500 list. Fresh Coat also is part of the International Franchise Association, the Small Business Associations Franchise Registry, VetFran and Minority Fran.

To learn more about what Fresh Coat Painters of Alpharetta can do for your home or business, call (404)386-8251, email drichter(at)freshcoatpainters(dot)com or visit

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