Welcome to the foundational health class you always wanted!
In this 4-week live video course, you’ll learn how to eat and take care of your body.
Meeting every Wednesday night from 5:30-7:30pm PST starting April 10, ending May 1st.
Rooted in the idea that health and vitality are directly linked to digestion, this month-long course will teach you how diet and lifestyle impact your body, and which steps you’ll need to take to start feeling your best.
The result: you’ll start to make positive choices about your health because you want to, not because you think you should. You’ll wake up with an energy and confidence that keeps you going all day long. Together we’ll help you build a life where you genuinely enjoy eating in a healthful, mindful way.
Here’s a breakdown of the lesson plan, week by week
WEEK 1 - April 10: Healing with whole foods
What causes inflammation and disease in the body? We’ll get to the root dietary triggers keeping you stuck in a cycle of imbalance.
Connect with your higher motivators (beyond just body weight) to make this journey more exciting and sustainable.
WEEK 2 - April 17:
What to eat
Learn what foods make you feel great and craft your optimal food plate - whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan. Get meal strategies for weight loss (if that’s your thing), snack ideas, brand recommendations and practical tips to reinforce healthy habits.
WEEK 3 - April 24:
Strategies for Success
Set yourself up for success! Learn actionable strategies for staying healthy with a busy schedule kitchen must-haves, and how to navigate restaurant and takeout menus. You can maintain a social life without losing sight of your goals!
WEEK 4 - May 1:
The importance of mindset for long term sustainability
How to transition your ‘diet’ into everyday life, and hone your sense of intuitive eating.
Sign up now
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sign up by March 27 and get a private 30-minute session with Miriam prior to the start of the course!
Your Investment: $399
(that’s only $99 per week!!)
Class registration closes April 7, 2019.
I am a triple certified functional medicine nutritionist. I’ve helped hundreds of people resolve their digestive issues, improve their energy levels and reach their ideal weight through food and nutrition.
While no two bodies are alike and have the same needs - all healing begins with the food we eat, which is why I’m so excited to be offering this Food Foundations class. Health and wellness tend to feel completely inaccessible for so many people - but I find that a ‘food first’ approach is a powerful approach to healing, and I can’t wait to help you on your health journey.
More on my qualifications (i’ve pretty much lived and breathed nutrition for my whole career!)
Registered Dietitian (RD)
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
Bachelor’s in nutrition and dietetics - graduated from University of Wisconsin in 2010
Master’s in functional nutrition from University of Bridgeport - graduated cum de laude in 2016
When I’m not helping other people optimize their nutrition, you can find me hiking at Griffith, eating my way through LA’s restaurants, or cooking / dancing barefoot in my kitchen :)
So, you’re interested in the course, but maybe something’s stopping you from taking the plunge. It’s normal to have reservations -- in fact, I’d be surprised if you didn’t! But remember, your doubts don’t always have your best interest in mind. I’ve listed some of the most common mental blocks I encounter with clients, and given advice on how to change your mindset and embrace the amazing transformation this course can help you undergo.
Reason #1: The issues I’m dealing with aren’t that bad - I don’t have weight loss goals, and everyone feels kind of bloated and worn out, right?
Our brains will do anything to convince us to stay with what we know, even if we aren’t feeling great, because we’re wired to equate familiarity with safety. We know the space we’re operating in, so we’re comfortable staying exactly where we are, even if it’s not serving our wellbeing.
But when we start to raise the bar, to think about making big, potentially permanent changes, our minds freak out and try to convince us to stay put. After all, we don’t know what’s on the other side of this journey -- even if it is a positive shift. To your brain, all change is scary because it involves a certain degree of risk.
The truth is, improving your health habits now can save you a lot of suffering down the line. A lot of people feel sicker than they realize - especially when it comes to seemingly random symptoms that aren’t obviously connected (acne, indigestion, anxiety, distractibility, etc). Simply being ‘disease free’ isn’t the gold standard we should accept for health, and these ‘minor’ issues are actually signs that our bodies are out of balance. It’s possible, and actually pretty simple to bring them back to equilibrium. And you’ll feel brighter, healthier and more energetic as a result.
#2: You want to join, but you don’t want to feel married to a meal plan
OMG, me neither!! No one wants to be married to a meal plan and feel like they can never eat out.
This program is about empowering you to make food choices that help you feel and look your best, whether you’re at home, traveling, or socializing. Nights out - and nights in (delivery, anyone?) - are definitely on the menu.
During the program, you’ll receive an optimal food plate structure, which will allow you the flexibility and freedom to eat well wherever you go, without the rigidity of a meal plan (though there is one included, in case you need it).
#3: You’ve already tried ‘everything’ but nothing works for you - why should this one be the answer?
Knowing what to do and actually practicing it are two very different things.
This course teaches you the exact strategies you’ll need to implement for success so that healthy choices become part of your lifestyle rather than another diet.
#4: You barely feel like you have the time and energy to get dressed in the morning - let alone commit to this process.
You’re busy - I get it.
But here’s the tough love moment: your health is an investment. If you want to see any sort of change, you need to be doing something DIFFERENT than you’re already doing. The energy and thought you put into what you eat and how you take care of yourself now will come back 10-fold in the form of increased energy, confidence and empowerment.
In my experience, this investment is priceless, and I think you’ll find that life actually becomes more efficient when we’re feeling and thinking our best.
This course can also be completed at your own pace throughout the month.While I encourage you participate in the live Wednesday evening webinars so you can ask questions and engage with other students, I also recognize that conflicts are sometimes inevitable. All classes will be recorded so you can watch / listen at your convenience.
Wanna kick-start your health?
You are at a powerful crossroads right now
You can continue down the path you’re on - ignoring small symptoms until they intensify into something more serious (autoimmune disease from gut problems, heart disease or diabetes from weight issues), or you can choose a different path: one where you exercise your awareness, begin to shift your habits and step into a place where you feel aligned, strong, and energized.
There really is no better time than now to make the change. By simply committing to the process you are unlocking the potential for your health. After all you deserve to live in a body that’s vibrant, confident and empowered; you deserve to feel and look your best, every day.
What if I have a scheduling conflict and miss one of the classes?
While I encourage you participate in the live webinars so you can ask questions and engage with other students, I also recognize that life happens and conflicts arise. To accommodate the widest array of schedules, all classes will be recorded and provided to students for later listening.
What if I don’t want to lose weight - is this still for me?
Absolutely! You do not need to have weight loss goals to join this course. In fact, we will go through strategies for weight maintenance and weight gain when appropriate, in addition to weight loss.
Is this class appropriate for pregnant women or nursing moms?
Yes and no. While I would love to have you in class, the needs of pregnant and nursing moms are slightly different, and these topics will not be covered in class. However, Food Foundations does offer a wonderful framework for learning how to eat well in general, and these lessons can be applied to pregnancy and post-natal nutrition. If you decide to enroll, I recommend that you also work with your natal healthcare provider to ensure all your nutritional needs are met.
What if I don’t love it?
I truly believe in this course and its contents, and am confident it will give you the tools, motivation, and knowledge you’ll need to kickstart a healthier lifestyle and permanently improve your relationship with food.
I have special health care needs and am currently on medications - is this appropriate for me?
Yes! The Food Foundations course focuses on dietary and lifestyle factors that help improve your health - something we can all benefit from, especially if you’re struggling with an imbalance. However, some medical conditions require a specific diet, and some medications have nutrient interactions you need to be aware of before following the program. If in doubt, it’s always wise to consult with your medical practitioner.
How long are the classes?
The classes will be 2.5 hours long for 4 Wednesday evenings in a row. This time includes discussions and Q&A
What are the prices and payment options?
Your investment for the course is $399 - I’m offering this course at a lower price point than many other functional nutrition programs because I believe that access to good information on nutrition is of the utmost importance, and we should all know how to eat properly.