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Where you’re cycling between doing really well, getting off track, and feeling immense guilt?
🔄 Make you feel like food and nourishing yourself is stressful
🔄 Feel like all of your mental energy is spent thinking about food
🔄 Lead you to feel powerless and out of control
🔄 Cause you to skip out on situations where you may “slip up”
🔄 Take away all of the joy from eating and your food experiences
THE OLD WAY
✖️ They’re rooted in cookie-cutter, quick, short-term fixes, rather than the slow, consistent, and intentional behavior change that’s needed for life-lasting habits.
✖️ They’re focused on telling you to make choices to achieve a physical result, rather than guiding you to make choices that help care for your body and feel your best.
✖️ They’re focused on giving you rules to follow, rather than empowering you with the tools you need to make work for your unique body and lifestyle.
✖️ And they only focus on food as a means to an end, rather than appreciating all of the beautiful roles food plays in our lives, from nourishment to tradition, culture, pleasure, and enjoyment.
It’s no wonder so many people feel so frustrated with food and nutrition and they end up repeating this same cycle for years.
🌿 One where you're encouraged to find joy in the way you nourish yourself, knowing it's aligned for your needs and comes naturally to you
🌿 One where the focus is learning how to deeply care for yourself in a harmonious way — physically, mentally, and emotionally.
🌿 One that gives you more physical and mental energy to bring your best self to all that you do
🌿 A way where you're simply able to enjoy all of the beautiful memories created around food
🌿 Where you feel really empowered to trust yourself to make the best choices for your unique self
🌿 Where you make changes in a practical, easy, enjoyable, and effective way
🌿 Where you finally feel balanced and at peace with food
You are deserving of nourishing yourself that is supportive and aligned so you can feel your best and show up for your life.
It's time to try something new.
Kelsey couldn't shake the need for perfectionism, achieving specific results, and the all-or-nothing mentality, so food was a major source of stress.
Now she feels free from all of the stress and mental energy food was taking in her life, she feels more in tune with her needs, and looks at her health from a more holistic perspective.
"I didn't realize how much it really was affecting me until I took this journey and can look back now and be like, 'Whoa, so much has changed.'"
Ann had a negative relationship with food and struggled with binge and emotional eating. She learned to compassionately uncover her challenges and how to take intentional action to shift her behaviors to more supportive habits.
"What's really shifted is that I'm more conscious of what I'm doing and more present."
Mara was really overwhelmed and stressed about how to eat well. She also found it so limited. Having digestive troubles, she knew she needed to find a way of nourishing herself that felt aligned and enjoyable.
"My experience before was filled with the idea of failure and that I had very little control over things. And what I've learned with the Method is that there is no one way of doing this journey...That has been just a complete game changer for me."
More transformations, results, and journeys towards reaching balance.
“I was looking for a one-size-fits-all diet that would help me lose weight fast, and was skeptical of an alternative, wholesome approach to wellness and its effectiveness. That perception has dramatically changed!
I have truly realized the importance of approaching my body with more love and compassion and I have learned the importance of shifting the focus from losing weight to having a healthy relationship with food in order to see long-term results on my health...I have learned that this shifts the focus from restriction to abundance with food, and is also the best way to nourish my body to eliminate cravings!”
“I felt it. The mindset shifts. It happened yesterday when I was least expecting it. I am practicing taking appropriate portion sizes without weighing or measuring since this is the habit I want to stop. I was nervous all day yesterday because I did not know how many calories I was eating (Since Sept 15 2019 I have tracked every calorie and have lost about 80 pounds). It drove me nuts all day but I persisted, choosing healthy foods and stopping eating when full. Then in the evening, I ate something not as healthy as my usual choices.
And then it hit me... I was not beating myself up about it, I was not saying, "Oh, well, I blew it - might as well eat some ice cream now! And there's more popcorn in the cupboard, too!" I reflected on how I felt after eating. I was full, comfortably so, and decided I did not need anything else to eat... I went to sleep with a peaceful mind. No self-condemnation for not being perfect. Being able to do that is a huge win for me.”
“Before deciding to sign up, my biggest skepticism was that it would be similar to other diets/nutrition plans I’ve tried before that only work in the short term. Now that I’ve actually signed up and participated, I understand that healthy, balanced nutrition is a lifestyle rather than a temporary choice. The goals that NS Coach Erica and I set are realistic and achievable. I’m now confident in my own skin and generally appreciate myself more!
If you’re considering signing up, the most important part is to realize that it’s worth it to make the investment in yourself.”
The Method is beautifully comprehensive. Healthy life choices extend past nutrition choices, and this program blends all aspects thoughtfully and effectively. I have long been a fan of NS’s Meal Planning, but this added so many more layers to improve my established routines and expand the tools in my healthy-actions toolbox. Highly, highly recommend!
All things check-in have been huge for me. It’s so simple. It needs no planning. It rushes me back to the present and my priorities, but it is not something I have ever thought about before. The way this program has catapulted my mindfulness in this area is massive. I am so grateful for this expanded toolbox. It is already providing a real impact on how I show up for myself and for others (both personally and professionally).
If you're considering this program, DO IT. Run don’t walk. This is a fantastic long-run investment of your time and attention. The videos are such a good avenue for checking in on how you are really living. The videos alone felt like enough to warrant the time and resources to work through this program. However, there is more!
The robust resources and tools the NS team has compiled are extraordinary. I am already excited to work through the content again as my life evolves. I’m sure I will hear new things and engage in new thoughts during future life chapters. Highly recommend it for today and for long-term use!
"I had really been mostly focusing on my weight, my appearance, and everything sort of physical and outward, and working through the Method, I really feel like it's helping me see that it's not just about that, or not even mostly about that, it's how I feel, how I'm living my life every day. Even just down to my daily routine, it's not even just about food, it's creating a morning practice or my afternoon practice, and looking at what my full day looks like, and how I can make small adjustments because even just the small adjustments make all the difference in how I feel. So I think changing the focus from my outward appearance to how I'm feeling inward.
I'm trying to think of how to say this in the right way, but basically changing my focus from losing weight and my appearance to how I'm feeling and how I'm showing up for my days has really been a huge difference. It's really taken the stress off of food for me.
I really truly believe that this has helped transform my life. I have gone from feeling miserable and honestly depressed and very stressed around food to now feeling excited to cook and to eat, and yeah, there's not so much worry, I feel more alive. I feel happier and healthier, which is my goal.”
— Kristin O.
Learn what makes our proprietary method so effective and unique — we focus on mindset, eating, and lifestyle habit change.
Your Mindful Mindset lessons will empower you to:
In the Mindful Eating lessons you will:
Your Mindful Lifestyle lessons will empower you to:
The Mindful Nutrition Method™ isn’t another “plan” or program where you’re all on your own.
Our team is here to support you in more ways than one to work your way through the program, overcome any challenges you face, and find the right balance with your eating habits.
Gain clarity on exactly what it is you’d like to accomplish, how to begin taking small actions, and how you can navigate the potential challenges that may arise for you.
We host group coaching calls where an NS Coach offers guidance and support for all of the big and little mindset blocks that arise along your journey. You’ll be able to ask your questions and receive direct support for whatever challenges you’re facing so you feel confident as to how to navigate them and move forward with ease.
We provide additional training to build upon and deepen the skills you’re learning in the core program to provide ongoing inspiration and guidance.
A couple of the past Practice Labs we've offered included "How to Find the Right Amount of Balance During the Holidays," and "How to Adjust Your Eating Habits And Support Your Health In a COVID-19 World."
Research has shown the power in accountability, action, and support — not only do you get professional support, you also get an incredible global community of support.
You'll join the exclusive Method community where you can share your wins, reflections, and receive extra support and accountability from the global community, NS team, and Coaches.
While the program comes with a significant amount of support, some people like to have even more personalized accountability or nutrition guidance. You always have the opportunity to add on additional 1:1 sessions throughout your journey at a members-only rate.
Transformations, results, and wins on our members' journey towards balance.
Kristin shared with us that she always worried about her weight and what she looked like, so she was constantly cycling from restrictive ways of eating to binging. Now, she's shifted her focus to prioritize nourishing herself in a supportive way that allows her to feel her best.
"I really truly believe that this has helped transform my life. I have gone from feeling miserable and honestly depressed and very stressed around food to now feeling excited to cook and to eat, and yeah, there's not so much worry, I feel more alive. I feel happier and healthier, which is my goal.”
Before joining the Mindful Nutrition Method™, Pippa struggled to implement all of the knowledge that she had about nutrition into her life. She said this made her feel like a failure and that she lacked self-discipline, leading her to feel worthless and to develop an unhealthy relationship with food.
Now that Pippa was guided on how to integrate her habits into her life through small yet impactful practices and using simple tools, she feels so much freer and lighter than they come so naturally to her.
“I have never felt so heard and taken seriously about my health issues, questions, and need for additional support. My habits and routines are changing and I’m getting more educated too. This has been the best investment in my health and happiness.”
“I joined The Method because I was at a loss. I wanted to be happy and healthy which I've achieved before but it was rigid and I could never stick to it for very long. Learning balance was huge for me. Sometimes I still sway a bit too far to one side but I'm learning to come back around again and keep moving forward….Knowing that food can still be enjoyable and healthy was really great and not having a plan to stick to but rather being encouraged to find what works for me was amazing. I am now set up with tools that I feel I can use throughout this journey and for that, I am so grateful."
— Kayla S.
“A huge part of my goal is to shift from judgment (good vs bad types of food) to instilling more awareness. For example, ice cream is not bad when I consider the delight and joy it brings me - in terms of the experience of having some.
As I reflect on the past several weeks, there have been positive shifts — because I am not focusing on feeling guilty for having ice cream, I am finding myself eating less of it. And when I do, it’s less about stress eating and more because it’s yummy and makes me happy. I am still processing the experience of it all.”
“I just feel so much better. I really feel like I am at this point in my life, the healthiest that I've ever been. And I used to define health by the number on the scale or how I looked, my weight, and that is not how I define it anymore at all.
It's — do I have the mental clarity? Do I have the energy to show up in the best way that I can every single day? Can I fulfill the goals that I want to have every single day? Can I work towards creating a better world for myself and my friends and my family and for everybody?
And I feel like I am so much more in tune with what I need, what I need to nourish myself both externally, how does my body look and feel, but also like internally of giving myself the time to really recharge and show up in a way in the world that I've always wanted to show up, but I didn't realize that I could achieve that by just looking inside of myself and being in tune with myself.
So much has changed as far as how I view my health, how I want to take care of myself. It's much more holistic. It was so much more on external factors and now looking at myself as a whole human being, my health as both physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, all of it. And that's something I've never done before with myself or my health.”
“Before joining the method, I was frustrated with food and I had a very bad relationship with food.
I had issues with binge eating, so one thing the method has helped me with is understanding my personal and specific reasons why I would overeat and the connection between emotion and food.
It stems from family history, issues of self-confidence and self-worth, and even what happened this week. Breaking it down and exploring how that affects my eating has been really helpful….I could really tune into those moments when I was highly stressed and frustrated, and angry, and how that translated into what I was eating…
What's really shifted is that I'm more conscious of what I'm doing and more present. If you're looking for help, then this is a very supportive and warm environment to try and shift your own self-worth and self-awareness.”
CREATOR OF THE MINDFUL NUTRITION METHOD™
McKel is a leading voice in nutrition and mindful health, awarded "Top 20 Role Models" named by Arianna Huffington. Her work has been featured in Oprah.com, The Good Life by Dr. Oz, Real Simple, Shape, SELF, Women's Health, Food Network, Today's Dietitian, Healthline, Well + Good, and more major outlets.
This program is for anyone who is ready to shift from dieting and short-term goals and rather focus creating eating habits that they can maintain on a daily basis (Yes, even during girl's night and even during the holidays! No more start and stop plans! Just simple, daily practices)
I know that it can feel like you need to wait until you have more time to dedicate to a program — for when things settle down at work or for when your child is just a little bit older and more independent.
But here’s the thing — there will never be a magical, perfect time where you have no other obligations, no stress, and plenty of free time to dedicate to your wellbeing.
That’s exactly the reason why I developed this program.
It’s about embracing our lives as they are and finding the health habits that can truly work in your day-to-day life.
This means discovering what you truly want, identifying your needs, and examining your current life to find the unique elements that will make the biggest impact in your life and then providing you with the skills to make those changes with ease.
Amy shared her initial hesitation and how she was positively surprised with how it fit her life:
“I thought that the plan and “to-do” items would be too time-consuming or difficult to implement in my life. But I used information about my current lifestyle and habits (and health) to create a framework that required implementing small changes over time that positively impacted my day-day life... I had a detailed plan to support my health but it also fit with my life.”
Improving your daily wellbeing is the single most important gift you can give yourself and you are so deserving of it.
While you ultimately have to be the one to take the step towards caring for yourself on a deep level, I can promise you that the Mindful Nutrition Method™ will provide you with the guidance you need in order to design a mindful way of eating and living that's unique to you, making it easier to follow through on the changes you want to make whether you have 5 minutes a day or an hour a day.
🤓 I’m an efficiency nerd so the program is not only designed with habit change research in mind, but it’s also for you to work through step-by-step at your own pace with plenty of time to make changes.
But you have to make the conscious choice to prioritize an hour a week for yourself. Can you do that?
The end goal here is to learn how to nourish yourself well using simple nutrition principles that are maintainable through daily life (no food rules!), practice mindful eating to create a more positive experience with food, and gain the skills you need to make eating healthfully easy and enjoyable on a daily basis.
Success in this program would mean you feel at ease making choices on a daily basis and you no longer feel like you need to follow a diet or a plan to eat healthfully.
Maybe you’ve tried other programs in the past and they haven’t worked for you, or they worked for a short period of time and you weren’t able to sustain it.
Or you tried it for 30 days, you got “results” then the next 30 days it slipped away and you started to tell yourself to “get motivated” or “I just need to find the time again”. I can tell you something, this isn’t a plan, it’s not a diet, it’s not something that’s timestamped — this is a framework.
I created this framework using a combination of my personal experience, professional experience, feedback from clients, and nutritional and habit science to make it completely different to most of the other programs and plans you’re used to because I’ve seen so many times how much those don’t work.
If a plan hasn’t worked for you in the past, this program was created specifically for you, so you could follow a specific process for designing your own way of eating and living that takes into consideration all of your unique needs and preferences.
This is not for you if you’re relying on using this program to replace the 1-1 care of a health professional for a certain health condition that you have. This program is a fantastic program to: do by yourself if you’re not currently treating a health condition, or if you use in conjunction with your healthcare profession team if you do have a health condition.
If you have a health condition, you can join The Method and add on Nutritional Coaching so we can create a personalized approach for you, based on your health condition, medical history and symptoms.
Absolutely! The entire philosophy behind The Method by Nutrition Stripped is to make it completely unique to you and your lifestyle. If you’re lifestyle and nutrition include vegan of gluten-free diets, then you can apply the principles you learn in this program to your unique body and nutrition needs.
This is not a diet or a plan! The Method is anti-diet and anti-plan.
This is not for you if you want to follow a 30-day plan and diet. This is not for you if you don’t want to create long-term sustainable change. This is not for you if you’re not willing to be coachable, to learn, to do the work, and to practice these lessons unique to your body and lifestyle.
I designed this to be drastically different than the plans or diets that you may be used to that force you into rigid rules and to dedicate all of your free time and mental energy into following the plan.
This program is the opposite of that, focused on making small, meaningful changes overtime that make it incredibly easy for you to add to your life. Not only that, this method grows with you as your life changes.
We do offer a 1-month meal plan template within this program to help you understand how to create your own shopping lists, cooking plans, and meal prep ideas.
While the program is comprehensive and comes with monthly group support, some people may feel they need additional 1:1 support beyond what this program offers. When you checkout, you will have the option to add-on a coaching package for more 1:1 support.
I hear you and I know The Mindful Nutrition Method™ is a commitment. But I did that for a very specific reason.
You are worth investing in!
I know if you want to make change and if you want to create new habits in your life that come to you with ease, you need to commit to it for a year.
Unlike other programs that focus on short-term physical results, we’re deeply focused on making changes to your daily life that stay for the long-term
Our vision with this program for you is that you feel so empowered and fully equipped with everything we teach you that you’ll never have to purchase any other nutrition plan or program out there — it’s an ambitious vision we have to be the last program you purchase, but it’s one we take seriously.
Here’s what our members share about their investment in this program:
“I have never felt so heard and taken seriously about my health issues, questions, and need for additional support. My habits and routines are changing and I’m getting more educated too. This has been the best investment in my health and happiness.” — Caren
“This is a year long program, so when you boil that down, it's pennies. It's completely genuine, and for me, that means more than anything. It's not a diet. It's not someone trying to max out on people who have issues with food. It really is about giving you the tools, guiding you through gently and it's run by people who genuinely care.” — Pippa
“If you want to make change happen to benefit your life, you have to make the time, put in the effort and make the investment in your health. The cost is worth it.” — Vicky
“You guys have been the best investment I’ve ever made.” — Jane
🛑If you’re putting yourself or your family at risk financially by signing up, then don’t sign up yet. We’ll be here for you when there’s more flexibility with your resources.
✅ But if you’re sitting there wondering if you’re worth it, ask yourself if there’s anything you can reprioritize so that your health comes first. Assess that honestly for yourself so you can make it happen, because you are worthy and deserving of investing in yourself when you need it.
“I cooked up a storm, made a few new recipes, and gave myself the freedom to enjoy any and all foods that I wanted to! There were a few ‘guilty’ thoughts here and there but I was able to acknowledge them and move on...guilt-free. I did this by thinking about the day...the success of cooking my first thanksgiving solo, the beautiful weather, and the virtual time I was able to spend with family members in other parts of the country! This was the first thanksgiving I could remember I didn’t have a diet plan or fast ready to commence on Friday!”
— Kellie C.
“I was having a problem with overindulging and emotional eating. I would try so hard but always gave in to bad habits and it was frustrating...Now I eat nutrient dense foods so I find it easier to stop when I am full. This has helped me to finally stay on track with healthy choices and in the process, I lost 15 pounds.”
"Before deciding to try McKel’s framework, I didn’t think I’d have the time or willpower to really change my lifestyle and eating behaviors.After experiencing the framework, I've realized that I can take baby steps towards living a healthier life and I’m encouraged to make the guidance my own, listen to my body and find the routines that work best for me.I now have the tools to sustain this healthy lifestyle — they serve as a reference guide that I can return to time and time again!
The Method is such a wonderful way of learning everything you need to bring to the table to stay well! It encompasses so much more than the standard approach to nutrition and really teaches you how to slow step your way to finding your unique wellness regime, which was so crucial for me as I like to take things one step at a time!
There has been a very positive impact on my lifestyle. And it's important to note is that this positive impact has occurred without following a "diet." I am pausing and checking in regularly. This allows me to make better choices with ease and without a sense of deprivation.
“With the membership, I was able to approach a more mindful and balanced way of living with a community of others interested in doing the same thing. Connecting all over the world, asking questions, overcoming similar habits/hurdles, and sharing our lives with each other really makes it feel like you’re going on a health journey with friends. NS promotes progress, not perfection, and enjoying the process all along the way to achieve an overall happier and healthier you!”
“Well, I've been taking things slow as I'm following McKels advice that this isn't a "short term fix". I first journaled my day-to-day structure of what I was doing, while also "observing" how I was feeling about things. Essentially doing the check-in process and noting was I feeling good/or not so good... It was interesting for me as I didn't realize that I haven't actually been really checking-in much with myself much. I've also been reflecting about "what is" currently working and "what isn't". I'm now focusing on implementing more things that do work better for me and trying to eliminate the things that don't work for me….Sometimes I find it's easy to be stuck in my own mindset and do the same thing or same pattern and not really get a different result. Your suggestions have helped me try new things realizing that a "shift" must happen in order for a change to occur.”
“I’m loving the mindful eating practices! I have known about the concept but never really had the tangible practices to actually use in my life. I love that it’s all really simple yet makes major shifts and I love that it’s been helping me be so much kinder to myself by accepting it won’t be perfect, but simply using awareness to learn, practice and adjust as I go. As a recovering “all-or-nothing” person, this has been so helpful!”
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