Real talk. How is it that you are a grown up and you are often stuck wondering how to feed yourself when you feel hungry? Heck, maybe you don't even know what hunger is anymore.
There is such a heavy load of rules and regulation attached to food, it's no wonder we spend so much of our day trying to figure out what is right and wrong to eat and when.
MommaStrong Fuel is here to break through those rules and regulations and return you to a place of self-awareness and friendship with your incredible and imperfect human body.
Yes, it will take some education and some unlearning. And yes, it will definitely require courage and patience. But, it is possible here with us. Welcome to a new way to approach nutrition and a new way to live inside your body.
Our program is designed by registered dietitians and delivers cutting edge nutrition education using the following Anchor Points.
Let’s step off the rollercoaster of health and nutrition guidance that makes us feel like we’ll never get it right. We will learn to trust how we actually *feel* in our bodies, and how food plays a role.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Parenting gives us plenty of practice caring for others, but what would it look like to step into a role as a loving, reliable, boundaried caregiver to ourselves?
What do we mean by the action of "fueling"? It may be food, movement, sleep, hydration. alone time, engaging in fulfilling activities, or even changing your internal dialogue. Whatever it is, we will help you practice.
Diet culture is the water we swim in, so it’s no wonder that we’ve come to see restriction as a ‘healthy’ goal. The reality is that restriction negatively affects our relationship with food. We choose nourishment instead.
What is considered beautiful or worthy? What are our long held expectations about how our body looks and moves? What is our language around "good and bad" foods? We lovingly challenge these values.
It's strange to admit, but very rarely is eating joyful. And when it is, so many of us are used to calling it "cheating" or ascribing guilt or a lack of willpower to it. We also know that many of us have experienced illness or food sensitivities over the years that have resulted in feeling skeptical about the ability to truly enjoy food without physical repercussions. We use this program to unravel the ways in which eating is actually supposed to be satisfying, pleasurable, sustaining, individualized, and stress-free. It may take some time to get here, but the results are life changing when you do.
We believe in the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach, embracing the natural diversity of body shapes and sizes, and challenging the idea that only certain body types can be healthy. We also incorporate research gathered by the HAES initiative, which provides evidence-based information on the true qualifications of health that can be applied to how we fuel ourselves.
For so long, nutrition information has relied too heavily on trends, fads, and hypotheses. We support evidence-based and individualized nutrition recommendations. To meet this value, our content has been created by registered dietitians who are the experts in this field. They are also passionate humans who are dedicated to finding ways in which they can help you attain functional wellness while also being a busy human.
We believe in nurturing long-term, sustainable behaviors around food and eating. No diets, elimination or deprivation required. We are not focused on weight loss as a final outcome, but instead on learning to fuel our individual bodies to feel our best and to then show up in the world the way we desire.
We believe in practicing sensitivity on topics that may be triggering for others, but we also need to create space for people to talk honestly and openly. It can be hard to find that balance on the internet, but not in Fuel. We use phrases like, "I feel" and "In my experience". We ask questions and we challenge ourselves. All the while, we know that everyone comes from different relationships and histories with food and we so we apply patience and non-judgement in every interaction.
Make a tiny investment today for a really big part of your overall wellbeing.
You will get access to all three nutrition programs, Momma-To-Be, New Momma and Momma as well as access to the closed Facebook group where registered dieticians will be available daily to answer any questions you may have.
This subscription does not provide a specific meal plan for the week but we will talk about meal prep and provide tools and information on a sustainable way to create nourishing, fulfilling meals for yourself and your family.
Our focus is not on weight loss. Instead we want to provide education about how to nourish your body through the different stages of motherhood. It will help you learn how to listen to your body and honor its signals and needs. This may result in weight loss over time, but is not our objective. Just as in our MommaStrong fitness program, we value function over appearance.
If you have dietary restrictions such as Celiac or any known food allergy, you will still benefit from this information. You will also benefit if you are vegan or vegetarian. This program will provide you with basic knowledge about general nutrition needs throughout the phases of motherhood. These principles can be applied to your specific needs.
"In the year that I've been a member, the stellar women of FUEL have guided me through a hyperemetic pregnancy, the emotion-swamp of postpartum healing, and the long slog of feeding myself and my family during the pandemic. The research-based info I've gotten in the videos and the empathetic support I've found in the community have made me infinitely more understanding - and forgiving - of my weight, my body's needs, and even my kids' picky eating. I'm so glad to have found FUEL."
"I definitely have a tendency towards disordered eating and I find myself wanting to lose 5-10lbs. I've recently tried calorie counting and IF with very little movement on the scale. Then there's the Fuel angel on my shoulder telling me that my body deserves to be nourished. That my body might just want to be at this weight and why am I obsessing over 5-10lbs. Why not obsess over giving my body the fuel and food it needs and wants. I have a long way to go before I'm at peace with my body and ditch diet culture forever, but I am SO grateful to have another voice in my ear telling me that I don't have to live like that. Fuel is slowly making positive changes in my life and I hope you know that your work matters. "
"I have been loving MommaStrong Fuel and Intuitive Eating. I just went through our super stressful, busy season at work. Fueling my body well with my balanced plate kept my energy up and anxiety down. In the past I would have grabbed sugar and caffeine as a quick energy fix. I am finding I have better energy and am not getting all those crazy highs and lows that went with my old choices."
"MommaStrong fuel has helped me to understand the best ways to fuel my body. The balanced plate concept has changed the way indeed my family. I've noticed that collectively we are more emotionally regulated and have more energy, and I contribute that directly to the Fuel program!"