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Dee McCaffrey is an organic chemist and nutritionist who lost 100 pounds and has kept the weight off for over 20 years. Her passion lies in teaching others how to shop, cook, and eat healthfully, while serving as a role model and inspiration for sustainable weight loss and healthy living. Woven throughout her books, videos, seminars, cooking classes, and food products, is a personal message of hope, empowerment, and courage for making lasting lifestyle changes.
Dee earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry from San Jose State University. During her 19-year career as an organic analytical chemist, she became intimately familiar with the chemical names and toxic properties of the majority of common environmental pollutants, particularly those used in and on America's food supply. She made the connection that pesticides, preservatives, flavorings, colorings, and refined carbohydrates affect body chemistry in such a way that balanced health is difficult to sustain. It was this understanding that led to her dramatic transformation.
During and after her weight loss, Dee spent countless hours researching the most effective and balanced path to optimal health. She also spent a great deal of time in the kitchen creating healthier versions of her favorite comfort foods.
In 2000, she returned to the classroom to become formally trained in nutrition education at Bauman College. Since then, Dee has become a trailblazer, coining the term "processed-free" to describe her nutrition philosophy of moving away from processed foods to eating foods in their closest-to-natural form. Her private nutrition counseling practice specializes in personalized diet counseling to help clients find the right nutritional balance for their health goals and lifestyle.
Her books Plan-D: The Amazing Anti-Diet That Will Change Your Life Forever and the accompanying Plan-D Cookbook: Flourless and Sugarless Cuisine, and now The Science of Skinny have sold in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, helping thousands of people to change their approach to food, eating and balanced health.
Dee frequently conducts live webinars, teleclasses,lectures and cooking classes. Dee's weight loss story, books, and recipes have been featured in local and national print, including Quick and Simple Magazine and Obesity Help Magazine. She appears regularly on network and cable television, and has been a guest on radio shows throughout the United States and Canada.
She is the co-owner and president of Dee's Naturals, a brand of "processed-free" food products including flourless oat bran muffins, whole grain tortillas, and flourless gluten-free cookies sold in natural food markets. Dee and her husband Michael McCaffrey are the founders of Processed-Free America, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood and adult obesity through nutrition education and advocacy.
Dee is a professional member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. She lives in Tempe, Arizona. To learn more, visit www.processedfreeamerica.org and www.deesnaturals.com.