Women In Wellness: Traci Weintraub Of Gracefully Fed On The Five Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Help Support People’s Journey Towards Better Wellbeing

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13 min readJul 8, 2021

It doesn’t matter how ridiculous, or embarrassing- find the things you love, and then do them.

Traci Weintraub is a world-renowned chef, entrepreneur and restauranteur based in Los Angeles, as well as a full time Lyme disease and POTS warrior. While Traci worked for many years as an audience switcher for popular TV sitcoms, she found her true calling in the National meal delivery industry post-illness. Today, she creates and ships out organic, gluten-free, dairy-free soups for health and healing- all over the country. Her goal is simple: to make food anybody will feel safe eating, knowing it comes from a good place.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

I always knew I wanted to work in the television industry, and I was lucky enough to work there for seventeen years. While the television industry is an exciting and dynamic field, it can also be extremely erratic. After years of rejection and uncertainty, I finally began to find my footing and was working consistently which is a blessing when you freelance in TV. Then- Lyme hit. Gone were my early mornings, late nights, and fourteen-hour days. Suddenly my biggest accomplishment was walking to the end of my street. It forced me to completely change my perspective of myself, and the world around me

The irony about Lyme is that while I wouldn’t wish this illness on my worst enemy, it did help me realize that I wasn’t happy in the life I’d been living. Yes, I was doing what I’d always dreamed of doing, but I was merely going through the motions. I didn’t appreciate things, I complained constantly, I had no social life, I didn’t travel. I was surviving, but I wasn’t living. When I started cooking, it was a distraction to get me through the worst parts of my illness. What began as a hobby, helped me realize what happiness was again. I haven’t looked back.

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