From Surviving to Thriving
The roadmap to eating well after a heart event so you can feel better and get back to living.
I'm sorry, you missed it this time!
I'm focusing on current participants, but will open up "From Surviving to Thriving" again early in the new year. In the meantime, feel free to download my free e-book, "The Sweet Spot Guide to Eating Well After A Heart Event."After A Heart Event." I'll keep you posted when we get ready to open up enrollment again.
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 you struggle with the conflict between what you "should" eat versus what you want to eat?
- Are you frustrated by contradictory advice from friends, family, even experts?
- Are your old habits returning, despite your best intentions?
- Do you have to compromise between the needs of family members and your health?
- Are you short on time and energy for cooking?
Knowing what to eat is one thing. Changing decades-long eating habits is quite another.
From Surviving to Thriving is a step-by-step journey from where you are now to your "Sweet Spot:" Eating that supports your health and fits your life.
With this life-changing program, you can:
... solidify your meal planning and shopping routine
... build a repertoire of heart-healthy meals that work for you
... understand how much to eat
... learn 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.
What you'll get when you enroll:
This is a 10-week program, with several short videos and 1-2 exercises each week.
You'll also get a 27-page printable workbook to brainstorm, plan, and track your progress.
Weekly Group Support Calls
Each Wednesday, starting September 29, 4-4:30pm Mountain time, we'll do an optional live Zoom call where you can get your questions answered, problem-solve, and stay on track with the support of Cheryl and the group.
(If you can't make it, you'll get a recording of the call.)
Meal planning tools
I'll show you how to customize them and use them to streamline your meal planning routine.
Who this is 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 portion size 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.
I'm a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, cardiac specialist, and author of the best-selling 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook. I've worked on and off since 2005 with Calgary's TotalCardiology Rehabilitation program, and I founded Sweet Spot Nutrition in 2014. I'm a mission to promote delicious, energizing, 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 relax and enjoy eating for heart health, join us!
Do you have a 90 minutes each week this fall to prioritize you, make a plan, and take control of this aspect of your cardiovascular health?
We'll tackle the Week One materials starting Friday, September 24 and finish the last live Zoom call on December 1.
You deserve to not only survive, but actually thrive. And great 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!
Don't miss out: Enrollment closes at midnight (MDT) Thursday, September 23.
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 it takes at least six hours of working with a Registered Dietitian to improve cardiovascular risk factors, but that isn't available in many health systems. Privately, it would cost $600, at least in my practice.
By offering this as a ten-session group program, my hope is to make it as effective and accessible as possible, relative to the $1000 cost of meeting with me ten times. In addition, you get the workbook, a collection of delicious, simple, heart-healthy recipes, and the step-by-step videos to rewatch if and when you need a refresher.
Learning to eat for better health may actually 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.)
Full 30-Day Refund
Finally, 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, September 23.