Ditch the diet dogma once and for all.
Learn what it's like to eat REAL food for REAL life.
REAL by Healthy Mama is not your average nutrition program.
There are no strict meal plans, eat-this-don't-eat-that rules, calorie counting, macro calculating, food scales or measuring cups involved.
REAL challenges you to ditch the diet dogma, delete My Fitness Pal and learn the power of REAL food for real health.
REAL is a 3-week food education program designed to teach you how to eat clean and live lean-- for LIFE, with simple tools to live YOUR healthiest mama life. There is no one size fits all- REAL fits YOU.
Do you feel like you've tried every diet on the bookshelves and nothing sticks?
Do you want to get OFF the restrict-and-binge diet roller coaster and finally start feeling good?
Are you sick of eating a completely different meal than your family or missing out on events with friends in the name of 'getting lean'?
Do you find yourself scrambling every spring to get rid of your 'winter body' and into your 'summer shorts'?
What if I told you there was a better way?
the simplified guide to ditching dieting and eating well for YOUR body, once and for all
In REAL you will learn...
what eating real truly means and
how to go about it in a balanced way
how to identify what real food is (and isn't) and why you want to choose it
the sneaky 7 ingredients that are wreaking havoc on your health
how meal planning can simplify healthy living (and my own method)
how to make a real food based super smoothie for a nutritious 5-minute meal (with recipes!)
the 5 keys to good nutrition
24 daily tips for a healthier mama life
over 80+ simple family-friendly recipes
what protein, fats and carbs are (and which ones are the best for you)
the portion formula for balancing your plate for an energized day
how to individualize your nutrition to maintain your health, weight and sanity
how to ditch the diets for good and learn to eat mindfully
how to simplify your supplements and which vitamins and minerals you really need
how to incorporate more everyday superfoods into your life (without breaking the bank)
what's included in the program
24 days of daily informative modules
21-day guide + workbook
progressive program- make changes as you go
PDF format available on computer, ipad or phone as well as interactive teachable modules
done-for-you meal plan + shopping list to get off to a good start
complete real food e-cookbook (over 80 family-friendly
real food recipes)
+ BONUS super smoothies guide and book (over 20 recipes)
what our community says
Thanks for all of your tips & support! I've been feeling great, I am within 4 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight without starving myself, maintained a good milk supply, and started fitting into my pre pregnancy clothes again, along with starting to work out all thanks to you ladies and the social support through the Facebook page! Still a journey but never expected to feel this good and energetic at 8 weeks postpartum :)
I know this type of plan will help me achieve the balance I need to feel happy, healthy and strong in my own skin. Kudos to Kristin for establishing such a wonderful and empowering space for women to create and achieve their own personal goals!
I had decided I wanted to eat clean and start going to the gym. It's around that time I found HML which aligned perfectly with my recent decision... so that I can be there for my family while also being a healthy, happy, active role model for my boys.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
NUTRITIONIST, HEALTH COACH
AND HEALTHY MAMA
I wasn't always this healthy. In fact, I was far from it.
I didn’t grow up with hippie parents who served me granola and homemade yogurt, or grew our food in the farm out back. It was Toaster Strudels and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and TV dinners in my house, though my dad has always had a pretty epic garden. After going about ‘healthy’ in all the wrong ways, trying fad diet after fad diet as many of us do, I took it to the extreme- I battled an eating disorder in my late teens and early twenties, until a trip to Italy opened my eyes to what eating from the land meant, what REAL food was and how vibrant life could be when eating food for nourishment and pleasure.
Of course no path is a straight one; after studying Nutrition in college my journey took me to culinary school; and through a debilitating digestive disorder that cost me months of my life and almost cost me my career; I gained a new perspective on holistic health- health not just in the food we ate but how we ate it; nutrition of body, mind and soul. I worked as a natural foods chef for several years before becoming pregnant with my first daughter, five years ago.
After a difficult pregnancy and a traumatic birth experience, I came out of the experience feeling both defeated and empowered- that there was more to nutrition than simply choosing foods from the health food store. I began moving more and incorporating fitness into my wellness journey. Against my better judgment I decided to sign up to compete in a fitness competition. After 12 grueling weeks of prep, I placed- only to experience my second health crash only weeks following. This one was no joke. I went from squatting double my body weight one day to barely able to lift an eight pound weight. I could barely get out of bed and caring for my two year old was a chore. It was humbling, and terrifying- and I realize now God gave me that experience as a wake up call- that I was once again putting my body through extremes, abusing the GIFT of the body I had given.
I vowed to no longer let extremes take over my life.
My diagnosis of severe adrenal dysfunction and a hormonal imbalance I had never had a name put to until then- PCOS- began my journey to true, wholistic healing.
I started digging into traditional wisdom behind the foods we ate. I let go of control over my body in favor of nourishment. I started truly looking at food as both fuel and pleasure. Food is not the enemy. Our bodies are not an opponent to be fought against, but an ally in our vibrant lives to lean into and nurture.
Food, REAL food has the power to nourish us, to heal us, to energize us, or but to destroy us, if we let it. How many of us are caught in the trap of the diet mentality? Fearing food and fearing that without control over every morsel, our bodies will somehow fail us?
Sister, I was THERE. For YEARS. Food is not to be feared. Our bodies are not to be controlled.
Nourishing myself, truly, wholly- allowed me to heal in ways I never thought possible. To tune into a body that has allowed me to birth two babies, hike mountains, run a marathon, speak to groups of women to share my story of healing from the depths of disorder and despair into the light of my beautiful balance.
I made it. To a place of true nourishment, intuition and pleasure. And no matter what your story, your journey- I want you there with me. I want to help you find your beautiful balance.