As a soon to be Certified Nutrition Mentor and Master Coach, I can help you navigate and guide you, through the nutrition program of your choice, both of which are designed to get you off the diet merry-go-round and mindset that keeps you yo-yo dieting. Both are designed to teach you to eat intuitively and with mindful intention. These programs are put together by experts in the health and nutrition. Each program is video guided to help you understand how to make changes to your nutrition. I work right along side you to answer questions, help with meal planning, introduce you to a supportive community of like minds, keep you on track as you work through those first days/weeks of learning and fully implementing the knowledge you will be gaining to make this a true lifestyle change.
Knowledge is power. And that is precisely what you need to make long lasting changes.This kind of knowledge will help you TAKE CONTROL of your nutrition.
I’ve designed my mentoring to be convenient for you and your lifestyle. You can do this from your own home and have the option to choose what will work best for you from setting up weekly one on one calls, to working within a small group, to moving through the program with a larger group guidance, to being 100% independent and doing this on your own with availability to me if needed. You get to customize this experience to YOU!
I have two options that I will break down for you to help you decide which is best to suit your needs.
2B Mindset and Ultimate Portion Fix.
They both implement focusing on eating predominately whole foods and making sure that you are tailoring your nutrition to your specific needs. But they are very different programs. As someone who loves Ultimate Portion Fix and truly believes that the container system works (why I’m training to become a UPF Master Coach in the first place), I didn’t see the need for another program, 2B Mindset…but that wasn’t the case at all. I found a lot that I do like about the program, and there are actually a lot of similarities to both programs and some key differences that show WHO each program is tailored towards.
The 2B Mindset Nutrition plan avoids most “rules” but there are definite guidelines to this program. Similar to UPF, there is a food list with 4 categories – Veggies, Proteins, Carbohydrates (called FFCs), and Accessories – aka fats and sweeteners – and also a recommended amount of each food group to eat daily.
Unlike UPF though, there isn’t an exact measurement for your food like the container system. You eyeball the amount in a way that’s trackable for you. There is a simple to follow Plate It system and shows you how to divide your plate at each meal – for example, the breakfast is 50% protein and 50% carbs – or FFCs (Fiber Filled Carbohydrates) as they are called on the plan. Veggies, she says, are extra credit for breakfasts, meaning you can add them if you want to. With UPF you are free to manipulate your containers how you want to throughout the day. So let’s say you want to eat all your fruit in the morning, you can do that. With 2B Mindset the plating system doesn’t allow for that particular flexibility.
Both programs allow for treats. But instead of having set treat swaps with parameters like the UPF has, the 2B Mindset gives you the freedom to choose that glass of wine or that cupcake whenever and wherever, as long as you track it. These “silly” carbs as they are called, are ok on occasion…aka probably not more than the three times Autumn Calabrese recommends. The idea behind not giving you a set amount, though, is it empowers YOU to make the rules instead of forcing them onto you. If you allow yourself some wine and you track it, you will be able to see how it affects your goals and change the behavior accordingly. The big question, though, is whether that is easier said than done for some of us (said as I look at myself).
I’ve found that 2B Mindset is an easier nutrition plan for vegetarians and vegans to slide into. As far as veggies – you will be eating a lot of these with 2B Mindset, as veggies most is one of the mantras of the system. I also feel that 2B Mindset is for people who not only don’t do well with structure but who also don’t have quite as many issues with needing their nutrition cleaned up. Some slide from UPF into the 2B Mindset after they have a basic understanding of portioning and macronutrients and kind of use 2B as their maintenance nutrition program. They one they live life with. But that’s just my opinion. Either system works brilliantly to change the way you think about nutrition and the way you cope with food on a daily basis.