6 weeks to a happier, healthier relationship with food and your body.

Get ready to go on an un-diet.

No more obsessing over numbers or percentages. No more having to constantly think about and stress over food choices all day long. Peace with food. Peace with your body. 

This is all possible, and we want you to have it. 

Created by two Registered Dietitians who specialize in intuitive and mindful eating, Joyful Eating, Nourished Life is a virtual 6 week group program that teaches you how to get healthy in a sustainable  way - without calorie counting, restricting, or missing out on your favorite foods. 

We created this program because we want to help. If you're here, it's likely because you feel stressed out by food, overwhelmed by nutrition advice, and struggle with guilt around your food choices. We want to show you that there is a way to eat that does not involve restriction and rules, success or failure, or stress about food or exercise. 

 

We have helped hundreds of clients to develop positive relationships with food - but we know that not everyone can afford to spend thousands of dollars to work with a dietitian one-on-one.

So - we have taken everything we've learned from our private clients and turned it into a comprehensive program at a fraction of the price. You'll get the tools and actionable step-by-step materials you need to make food joyful rather than stressful - and to actually be able to sustain this approach long term. 

Throw away your diet books - it's time for something new. 

If you are:

 

  • Overwhelmed by conflicting diet advice

  • Feeling guilty when eating your favorite foods

  • Tired all the time despite trying to eat healthy and exercise

  • Scared to trust yourself around certain foods

  • Feeling unhappy with and uncomfortable in your own body

  • Turning to food when feeling stressed or sad

  • Out of touch with hunger and fullness cues

  • Eating healthy for awhile, then binging and eating out of control

  • Sick and tired of calorie counting and following rigid diets that leave you feeling exhausted, depleted and like a failure because they just don't work!

 

This is the program for you. 

 

Rather than introducing restrictions into your life, we’ll instead challenge the way you interact with food and exercise and create awareness of the emotions behind those decisions. 

 

Ready to awaken the joyful eater inside and commit to a balanced, nourished life? After participating in this program you will:

Increase awareness of your physical and emotional cues

Choose food for both pleasure and nourishment

Conquer fitness fears and create a routine you enjoy

Learn how to indulge

without feeling guilty

Recognize your non-

hunger triggers for eating

Effectively plan satisfying, stress-free meals

Practice self-love and compassion

Ditch stressful dieting

and calorie counting

Learn to nourish your emotional needs without food

Understand which foods make you feel best

Begin or strengthen a meditation practice 

Improve digestion, mood, energy, and wellness

Our program is PACKED with the best science-backed strategies and tools for building a healthier relationship with food and your body, one week at a time. 

 

  • In week 1, you will start to get in tune with your body's hunger and fullness cues, noticing patterns in your current eating habits that may be setting you up for emotional or mindless eating. 
     

  • In week 2, you'll learn how to plan balanced and satisfying meals without hours of prep - and how to re-introduce foods you love that have been off limits.
     

  • In week 3, you'll begin to separate food and feelings, learning how to nourish yourself without food and how to turn overeating situations into learning opportunities. 
     

  • In week 4, you'll nurture a more mindful approach to eating - and learn how to go out to eat without guilt or deprivation. 
     

  • In week 5, you'll create a fitness routine you love rather than dread; you'll also begin to improve your body confidence and focus on self-care. 
     

  • In week 6, you'll foster self-love, learn how to stop negative thoughts in their tracks, and prepare to grow through inevitable future setbacks and bumps along the road. 

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the weekly content:

 

  • The Joyful Eating Journal, a calorie counting free (yay!) food journal designed to help you discover the “whys” behind your unwanted eating habits.

  • A simple, flexible and fuss free template for planning meals with staying power. No more battling the hangry monster (or spending hours in the kitchen)!

  • Strategies for navigating social eating situations, including parties, going out to eat and holidays, without overeating or feeling deprived.

  • An emotional eating worksheet that teaches you to nourish your soul and deal with negative emotions without food.

  • Tools for ditching the "all or nothing" and "good food/bad food" mentalities.

  • Strategies to stop exercising for calorie burn and start to create a fitness routine that gets you excited to strap on your running shoes (or roll out your yoga mat!).

  • Tools for building body confidence so you can love the skin you’re in. After all, you can’t take good care of something you hate.

  • A worksheet with strategies for understanding and responding to binges and overeating. 

  • An exercise in self compassion, so you can learn from inevitable struggles and create a plan for next time.

It's never too late to take charge of your life again.

 

Let us help you ditch the guilt and stress and awaken your inner joyful eater!

Not sure yet if this program is for you? Click here to read testimonials from past participants of this program. 

 
Meet the Dietitians
Anne Mauney, MPH, RD

Anne is a Washington D.C. area Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since starting her own business, AnneTheRD.com, in 2013, Anne has worked to provide life changing one-on-one nutrition counseling services, dynamic group seminars, and expert nutrition advice in the media. She is also co-author of a Nutrition for Runners program

 

Anne is also the owner and author of fANNEtastic food, a healthy lifestyle food and fitness blog that she started in 2009 as a way to motivate others to lead happier, healthier, more balanced lives. Her blog is now one of the most heavily trafficked RD-authored blogs on the web.

 

Anne helps her clients and blog readers improve their relationships with and reduce stress about food. She believes in an "everything in moderation" approach and encourages clients to ditch the calorie counting and diet mentality and enjoy real, whole foods - and yes, that includes dessert!

 

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Alex Caspero, MA, RD

Alex is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for both health and wellness. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food vegetarian eating deliciously simple. In addition to her accessible, nutritious recipes, Alex helps others find their happy weight through positive change, mindfulness and intuitive eating.

 

She also serves as a consultant and spokesperson for like-minded companies to develop nutrition communication strategies and recipes. Often sought after for various media and speaking opportunities, she has been featured in Forbes, Details, Women's Health, Fitness and other national publications. She is a featured contributor to Food Network's Healthy Eats Blog, The Everyday Chef for Produce for a Better Health Campaign and Nutrition Editor for Skin Deep magazine.

 

Alex is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Group Exercise Instructor and personal trainer.

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Testimonials

Imagine making peace with food. Moving through the day without stressing about calorie counting. Mindfully savoring your favorite food, guilt free. Going to a party and not being preoccupied by what you are (or aren't) eating. Accepting your body as it is now. 

Sound impossible? It's not. Week by week, Joyful Eating, Nourished Life will give you the tools you need to revamp your relationship with food and your body for the better. Here's what past participants have to say about the program:

"I've been eating - even craving - healthier options, I don't have nearly as many sugar cravings, and when I do splurge, I'm able to enjoy it guilt-free. I wanted a healthy relationship with my body and with food, and that's what I got with this program. Thank you!" - Cathy W.

 

 

 

 

"[Through this program,] I learned to slow down and really listen to my body's hunger and fullness cues. Being more mindful in my food choices and allowing myself to eat or stop eating was a revelation. After years of shaming myself for wanting a snack and making poor choices as a result, it felt good to honor my hunger and fullness and actually listen to what my body really wants." - Vanessa

"[This program] has changed my perception of myself and my relationship with food and exercise... I learned that I am definitely an emotional eater and I now know how to take better care of myself in all aspects of life." - M.S.

"I no longer judge myself for what I eat and have become reacquainted with hunger/fullness sensations."

We've utilized our collective 22 years of nutrition experience and proven success with clients to develop this comprehensive virtual 6-week intuitive eating and mindfulness program. Joyful Eating, Nourished Life is packed with the most effective strategies and tools for making peace with food and your body so you can finally stop stressing and start living.

 

Read what our previous clients have to say about working with us using this approach:

 

"Not only did Anne help me with my relationship with food and exercise, the lessons I learned drastically changed my relationships with others and my self-confidence. I am no longer living life with food and/or exercise rules that I must follow. I learned that I can really trust my body, enjoy food, enjoy exercise, and more importantly spend my time thinking about what really matters to me."

 

"After meeting with Alex, I finally found my happy weight! Not only am I comfortable with my body, but I am finally comfortable with myself. After years of disordered eating, I am finally in control and confident in my own skin." 

 

 

Since when does eating have to be so complicated?

 

Are you tired of constantly reading conflicting diet advice telling you not to eat something - only to read the next day that you should start eating it again?

We are, too. And this program is not like that! 

Rather than introducing restrictions into your life, we’ll instead challenge the way you interact with food and exercise and create awareness of the emotions behind those decisions.

"I loved this program. I loved the breakdown of lessons and how the program challenged me to learn about my body and love myself, which has been my greatest struggle with my body and eating. I feel this program has given me the tools to eat more healthily, enjoy the journey and pass that information and attitude to my daughter so she hopefully does not struggle in the same ways I have." - K.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It really was a great program. The journaling in particular helped me learn a lot about my eating habits!"

"[I learned] to identify my hunger cues and when I'm satiated, as well as not judging food as either "good" or "bad" and removing guilty feelings about my eating habits." - M.S.

This is not another diet or a temporary quick fix.

The lessons you learn in this 6 week program will stay with you for a lifetime!

You'll get the benefit of support from 3 dietitians, all of whom have a proven track record with helping clients transform their relationships with food and their bodies. 

"I began working with Anne because I knew that my relationship with food was severely damaged. I was constantly hopping from one fad diet to another, none of which ever worked, and I felt immense stress when it came to eating meals, both at home and in social settings. I had a lot of 'food fears' and issues with self-sabotage, and had absolutely no confidence when it came to body image and self-care. After working with Anne for several months, I feel so much more comfortable around food because she gave me the tools that I needed to determine what my body really wants: what foods feel good, fuel me, and nourish not only my body but also my soul."

 

“Alex offered a realistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle. After losing and gaining almost 100 pounds, I never thought I could find success with healthy eating. She showed me how to eat within my means and make better choices. Alex never made me feel deprived – instead, she gave a path to a better me.”

 

"After 20+ years of disordered eating, I am slowly but steadily changing the way I look at food, exercise and my body. Anne has helped me break down my old habits of negative thinking, body shaming, and fear so that I can lean in to a more realistic, sustainable and gentle way of eating and living."

Are you ready to take charge of your life and finally find freedom around food? 

 

And if not - what are you waiting for?

 
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Will I lose weight from this program?

 

Joyful Eating, Nourished Life is NOT a weight loss or a short term diet program.

 

We’re concerned with your eating and lifestyle habits and how you feel, not the scale. There is a very important reason for that - it’s because focusing on weight is a distraction that can prevent you from learning to eat intuitively. It also promotes unsustainable and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes towards food.

 

More than anything, we want you to feel confident and happy in your own skin - but that does not come from a number on the scale. It comes from practicing body kindness and nourishing your body well!

 

This program will give you the skills you need to attain your happy weight, whatever it might be. Your happy weight is the weight your body naturally settles when you’re nourishing it with mostly whole foods, paying attention to hunger and fullness cues and leaving room for occasional mindful indulgences. If you’re currently above your happy weight, as is often the case for those that struggle with binging, this program will help you lose weight over time. But if you’ve been restricting your intake for a long time, you may gain weight to reach your happy weight.

 

There are tons of programs out there offering quick fix solutions, but they aren’t sustainable, and making dieting and exercise your full time job will not leave you feeling very joyful, nourished, or fulfilled. Do you really want to live life in a constant battle with your body?

 

We’ve included self love and body confidence exercises in our program to help you appreciate and make peace with your body for where it is in this moment. After all, you can’t take good care of something you hate.

 

 

Will this program work if I’m vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/etc?

 

Yes! Because we focus on patterns of eating, not a specific diet, this program is absolutely adaptable to a variety of dietary preferences. Rather than including a cookbook with very specific recipes and ingredients, we included formula meals, which are essentially blueprints. Because you have control over the ingredients, it’s easy to adapt to your needs and food likes/dislikes. Each formula recipe comes with multiple variations and we did our best to include as many gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options as we could.


That said, we are trying to get away with labels with this program. While we understand many people follow specific diets for ethical or medical reasons and are 100% completely supportive of that, there are also many people who follow these same diets as a way of controlling their weight or ‘eating clean’. This has the same outcome as calorie counting - you’ll initially lose weight and maybe even feel better because you’re cutting out a lot of processed foods. But arbitrary rigid rules aren’t sustainable and will likely lead to an unhealthy relationship with food.

 

With this program, you’ll get in touch with what food feels best for you personally so you can discover an eating pattern that works for you!

 

 

Will this program work for people of all ages?

 

Yes, absolutely. You are never too old to improve your relationship with food and your body, and we welcome participants of all ages (and genders).

 

 

Is this program appropriate for someone with an eating disorder?

 

No, this program is not appropriate for those struggling with active eating disorders, or for those in the early stages of their recovery that are still at a low body weight. Recovering from an eating disorder requires one-on-one nutrition counseling, therapy, and a medical team, none of which are provided in this program.

This program is appropriate for those struggling with more mild forms of disordered eating, however, such as yo-yo dieting, guilt around food, and/or occasional binge eating that does not include purging. 

Questions or concerns?

Reach us at: joyfuleatingprogram@gmail.com

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