From Surviving to Thriving
The roadmap to eating well after a heart event so you can feel better and get back to living. (Sign-up details below.)
The bad news is that enrollment is now closed.
The good news is that you can sign up here to watch the three videos in my series "How to Eat Well for Life After a Heart Event" and I'll let you know when I offer the course again:
- Video #1: 6 Keys to Success
- Video #2: 10 Pitfalls to Avoid
- Video #3: Frequently Asked Questions
The videos focus on "what" to eat, and keys to sticking with it, while the course is a step-by-step map to lifelong heart-healthy eating, for those who want more support.
For more about the course, read on below.
The medical profession refers to it as a cardiac event, but you know it as the day your life changed.
And with it, your relationship with food. Do your favourites now feel risky? Are you struggling with cravings? Frustrated with the contradictory advice about what to eat? Compromising between the needs of family members and your health? Short on time for cooking?
Knowing what to eat is one thing. Changing decades-long eating habits is quite another.
I've been supporting people in making changes like this since 2005, and now I'm offering this step-by-step program to get you from where you are now to your Sweet Spot: Eating that supports your heart condition and fits your life.
Who this is for
Before I tell you all about this life-affirming program, let's talk about who it's really for.
You've had a heart attack, stent, bypass, or close call, and you DON'T want to end up back in the hospital. Health is important to you, but you've hit a few bumps in the road.
You generally know what you "should" eat, but you find it hard to follow through. You struggle with portions and snacking.
You wish you had more support around nutrition than a remote cardiac rehabilitation program can provide.
You're ready to practice meal planning and cooking routines that reliably put delicious, heart-protecting food on the table and help you feel your best, while still enjoying your life.
What you'll get
This is a 10-week program, with several short videos and 1-2 exercises each week. See below for our detailed week-by-week plan.
You'll also get a comprehensive workbook to download, print, and then brainstorm, plan, and track your progress.
In less than an hour a week, you'll:
... solidify your meal planning and shopping routine
... build a repertoire of heart-healthy meals that work for you
... understand how much to eat
... be able to reduce and address cravings
... know how to read food labels with heart health in mind
... be ready to navigate holidays, vacations, and your busy life!
Most of all, you'll finish with the knowledge, clarity, and confidence you need to relax and enjoy eating again, knowing you're doing the best you can to live a longer, healthier life.
Bonus! Meal planning tools
Customize them, print them, and use them to jumpstart your meal planning routine.
I'm a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, cardiac specialist, and author of the 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook. I've spent over ten years now with Calgary's TotalCardiology Rehabilitation program, and I founded Sweet Spot Nutrition in 2014. I'm a mission to promote delicious, practical heart-healthy eating for real life.
"Cheryl is a leader in Calgary on all things heart health! I love her new cookbook on heart healthy eating - it’s so practical and nutritious - I can’t wait to share with my patients!"
- Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian, Owner of Ignite Nutrition Inc., Host of the Let's Gut Real podcast
"I have had the pleasure of working with Cheryl in the past for educational activities related to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. She is a RD with great knowledge and passion about nutrition and cardiovascular health. She is able to convey the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyle to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar as part of preventative strategies. Both her scientific knowledge and practical advice are well received by the public. She is a delight to work with. I can highly recommend her expertise."
- Todd Anderson MD, Professor of Medicine, Department Head, Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary
"If you're looking for a dietitian to help you improve your heart health, Cheryl is the best choice! Her approach is practical, realistic and weight-inclusive. Cheryl did an amazing Continuing Education session for our team of dietitians and truly stands out as a leader in the field. I have also been a fan of her blog for years, and I am excited to be able to refer clients to her new online course."
- Julia Heos, Registered Dietitian, Ontario, Canada
If you're ready to take care of you, let's do this!
Do you have an hour each weekend this winter to prioritize yourself, make a plan, and take control of this aspect of your cardiovascular health? We'll tackle the Week One materials starting Friday, January 29.
You deserve to not only survive, but actually thrive. And good food is part of a full life.
Once you sign up, you'll receive access to the entire course, so you can jump in and get down to it right away.
You may already know what to eat, now let's make sure you know how to do it so it sticks. Then get ready to feel confident, relaxed, and energized about eating again.
You've got this!
Do you have more questions? Want to see the detailed weekly plan? Scroll down. It's all there.
Don't miss out: Enrollment closes at midnight (PDT) Thursday, February 4.
This course is closed for enrollment.
A Word About Pricing
Healthcare in Canada is paid for with our taxes, but sometimes people need more support than they get in the public system.
Evidence suggests that working with a Registered Dietitian for at least six hours is most likely to result in improved cardiovascular risk factors, but that can be cost prohibitive. By offering this as a ten-session group program at less than a third of the cost of ten individual sessions, my hope is to make it as effective and accessible as possible.
Healthier eating may eventually pay for itself, considering the cost of additional medications and lost work, not to mention quality of life. If you're in the US, it may save you future medical costs, depending on your plan.
(You may be able to submit it to your extended benefits plan or health spending account. Check with your provider and/or tax advisor.)
I've created a Facebook Group exclusively for participants in the course, so that you don't feel like you're going through it alone. I'll be in the group live every Monday to answer questions and cheer you on.
Full 30-Day Refund
If for any reason you decide the course isn't for you right now, contact me in the first 30 days and I'll give you a full refund.
So that we can go through the journey together, enrollment will only be open until midnight (PDT) Thursday, February 4.
I'll be with you every step of the way