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Befriend your body one bite at a time with MommaStrong FUEL.

Confused about how to fuel yourself? Wondering how to befriend your perfectly, imperfect body? FUEL is here to give you a new playbook, one that says—please, be free. Be true to yourself above all else. Be your very own best friend. This is oddly rebellious, isn’t it? Welcome to FUEL.

Tired of diets that never work? Confused about how to fuel yourself?

Befriend your body one bite at a time with MommaStrong FUEL. FUEL is here to help you befriend your perfectly, imperfect body– to give you a new playbook, one that says, be true to yourself above all else. Be your very own best friend. This is oddly rebellious, isn’t it? Welcome to FUEL.

FUEL is made up of 3 components:

Community

(Included with MommaStrong membership)

The MommaStrong FUEL Community is not your typical community. It is moderated by the MommaStrong team—including the FUEL Registered Dietitians and MommaStrong Mental Health Advisors. You can ask all your burning questions or just hang out and learn from others. Not a big community person? We have something for everyone. If you are part of the FUEL community group, we curate a weekly summary email of the major topics and conversations that happened in FUEL that week, including content shared by our FUEL RDs and some of the week’s best Q&As.

FUEL: Intro Course

(Included with MommaStrong membership)

The FUEL Intro course is an online course that will introduce you to the basic FUEL concepts and mission. You will meet our team of experts and learn how the FUEL community will support you as you progress through the content. You will learn about the FUEL anchor points: Know Yourself, Sustain Yourself, Show Up for Yourself, Refuse Restriction, and Challenge Expectations. Then dive into “body kindness” and see how it fits into the bigger system of FUEL. And finally, you will learn about creating a daily practice.

FUEL: Befriend Your Body Course

(Available for purchase)

If you like what you see in the FUEL Intro course. and want to dig even deeper, you can choose to purchase the full FUEL: Befriending Your Body course. This course is a deep dive into the science of weight loss and dieting; cultural perceptions about weight, food, and health; investigating our feelings around food and eating, and learning to feed ourselves with ease. We also offer an optional pre- and postnatal section with nearly 30 videos covering the unique nutritional needs during pregnancy and postpartum, fueling while breastfeeding, and gestational diabetes.

The FUEL program is for you if you:
  • Have tried everything under the sun to stick with only “healthy” or “clean” eating habits, but nothing has worked long term.
  • Want to finally feel ease and peace about food, while also feeling good in your body.
  • Are tired of trying to figure it out on your own.
  • Know that more dieting or relying on your “willpower” won’t work or feel good. 

The MommaStrong FUEL program was developed specifically for MommaStrong members. It is a foundation that helps you make sustainable choices about your health that contribute to a positive relationship with food, on your terms. We are not here to define what health looks like for you, or to put fences around how to get there. Maybe you will be plant-based or a total carnivore. Maybe you will start drinking green juice or going back to loving coffee after years of quitting. Maybe you will want to gain weight or lose weight. Maybe you will want to reduce inflammation or improve your gut health, or maybe you’ll surprise yourself with an entirely new definition of what healthy even means. You will decide all that later, on your terms, and based on your unique needs and wants. We actually do not care about those decisions. It is simply our belief that these decisions have to come from befriending your body FIRST. So, instead of diving into a program of rigid rules and restriction, FUEL is our opportunity to be rebelliously healthy for the long haul.

There are several different parts to FUEL. As a MommaStrong member you will get access to the expert community and the FUEL Intro course. If you like what you see and want to dig even deeper, you can choose to purchase the full FUEL: Befriending Your Body course. This course is a deep dive into the science of weight loss and dieting; cultural perceptions about weight, food, and health; investigating our feelings around food and eating, and learning to feed ourselves with ease. We also offer an optional pre- and postnatal section with nearly 30 videos covering the unique nutritional needs during pregnancy and postpartum, fueling while breastfeeding, and gestational diabetes.

 

The FUEL: Befriend Your Body course will take you about 15 minutes a day, a few times a week for about 8 weeks. As always MommaStrong recognizes that you know yourself best. If you choose to go faster or slower that is always A-OK.

The FUEL approach was created with the same values as our MommaStrong functional fitness program, with the added expertise of our Registered Dietitians and our team of Mental Health professionals, to bring you the most up to date research and guidance. You can trust that the FUEL: Befriend Your Body course will help you build a foundation of knowledge that will serve you for the rest of your life. No matter what you decide to tackle next, you are in charge. We want you to learn and explore and figure out what is right for you, because you are the only one who can truly know. But first—we want to make sure you are equipped with the tools you need to make those choices.

Our focus is not on weight loss. Instead we provide education to help you unlearn the false narrative about weight and health that we’ve all been raised with, learn to listen to your body and honor its signals and needs, and truly nourish yourself through the different stages of pregnancy and parenthood. This may result in weight loss over time, but this is not our objective. As with our MommaStrong fitness program, we value function over appearance.

6 Things to Remember About the FUEL Program

You are not alone. The MommaStrong FUEL community is a safe place to share your truth.

FUEL can help you build a healthy relationship with food without restriction or diets.

You will learn to befriend your body and nourish it even on the hard days.

The FUEL course teaches you to embrace your unique taste and appreciation for food.

You will learn why thinness does not equate to health and how you can care for your body in a sustainable way.

You can expect major mindset shifts that will help you learn to trust your body again.

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This course is for you if:

You’ve tried everything under the sun to overcome “less healthy” eating habits but nothing has worked.

You are tired of trying to figure it out on your own.

You know another diet or relying on your willpower alone just won’t cut it anymore.

All MommaStrong members have access to A FREE FUEL community group supported by our Registered Dietitians and Mental Health team and the FREE FUEL Intro course. All are available in the MommaStrong Community.

Don't start another diet

Don't commit to a new wellness lifestyle

Don't give up in frustration

 Instead, learn how to befriend your body and be rebelliously healthy for the long haul.

Buy the FUEL: Befriend Your Body Course

This course is self-paced, but if you spend ~15 minutes a day, you will complete the course in about 6 weeks. There is a one-time fee of $250 for the course and you can reach out with any specific questions along the way to our Registered Dietitians in our FUEL community.

Meet the FUEL Team!

Safiyya Suleman, RD

Safiyya Suleman is a Registered Dietitian, mom, and foodie. She prides herself in being an anti-diet advocate because diet culture definitely has played some tricks on her. She is a third culture kid which has taught her to master the art of communication and relationship management. She looks forward to supporting FUEL members in their journey to body acceptance and food freedom.

Jya Plavin, MPH, CPT, CPPC

Jya Plavin (she/they) joined MommaStrong in March 2020 as Director of Impact & Community, and is MommaStrong’s Lead Certified Trainer. Jya holds a Master’s degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Pre- and Postnatal coach. After a difficult birth and transition to parenthood led her to the transformative magic of MommaStrong, Jya became passionate about perinatal health justice and supporting people who give birth through accessible, evidence-based fitness and wellness guidance.

Monique Cortes, LCSW-S

Monique Cortes, LCSW-S is a therapist and clinical social worker in Houston, TX. Her practice is focused in community mental health, where she can be a voice for her community’s most marginalized individuals, specifically, those with severe and persistent mental illness. She is passionate about promoting mental wellness and reducing the stigma of seeking support for mental health issues. She is an advocate for social and racial justice issues.

Theresa Moutafis, RD, IBCLC

Theresa Moutafis, RD, IBCLC and diabetes educator and has been a MommaStrong member for a year and a half, which has been a game-changer for her. Her journey with body kindness started in graduate school when she wanted to become a dietitian to help people lose weight. But after learning about intuitive eating and doing some self-exploration, a million and a half-light bulbs went off in her head. She changed the way she looked at food and dieting and diet culture, and she is still changing and exploring, and loves to help others do the same and explore what works for them.

Kirstie Bylenga, RD

Kirstie Bylenga (she/her) is a dietitian and advocate for anti-diet nutrition and weight-inclusive healthcare. She became a MommaStrong member in early 2020 while looking for prenatal-friendly exercise, and has been so grateful for the opportunity and encouragement to keep showing up! Outside of FUEL, you can also find Kirstie moderating the member-led MommaStrong book club. Kirstie is registered to practice dietetics in British Columbia where she lives with her spouse and daughter.

Melissa Nieves, RD, LND, MPH

Melissa Nieves, RD, LND, MPH joins the FUEL team from Puerto Rico. She is a Registered Dietitian, mother of 2 dragons (yes, that was an intentional GOT reference!) and perpetual bookworm. Melissa is bilingual in Spanish and English, and especially loves Latin foods. She is very passionate about guiding folks out of diet culture and into a positive relationship with food in order to achieve food freedom.

Courtney Wyckoff, CPT, CES

Courtney Wyckoff (she/her) is the Founder of MommaStrong. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with 16 years experience in the field of fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention/treatment. She has been working exclusively with pre- and postnatal women for the last 9 years, which has allowed her the opportunity to see how seldom women get the sort of support and information they need to truly re-integrate their core, nervous system, and biomechanical performance after childbirth. Her programs for core rehabilitation have been featured in Shape magazine, NPR, Parents magazine, and are vetted by leading physical therapists in this field.

Kathleen Johnson, MA, RD, LDN

Kathleen Johnson is a Registered Dietitian and the owner of Halve Your Cake. She educates and empowers clients using principles of mindful and intuitive eating. Together, they create realistic goals and individualized plans to achieve them. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University. Since then she has worked in multiple settings, including some time at Trader Joe’s and Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center. Find out more about Halve Your Cake at halveyourcake.com.

Nicole Myers, RDN, CDCES

Nicole Myers is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with more than 10 years experience in the field. Nicole currently works in the greater Boston area as a nutrition counselor working one-on-one with clients, with a focus on diabetes, digestive health, pregnancy and chronic disease. Nicole’s nutrition philosophy is rooted in the Intuitive Eating approach. Intuitive Eating teaches us to reconnect with our internal body cues, to build trust in understanding your own needs and find our own path to a more peaceful and restorative relationship with food and body. Nicole enjoys helping empower people to feel more in control of their health, as well as helping others deepen their connection to food.

Buy the FUEL: Befriend Your Body Course

This course is self-paced, but if you spend ~15 minutes a day, you will complete the course in about 6 weeks. There is a one-time fee of $250 for the course and you can reach out with any specific questions along the way to our Registered Dietitians in our FUEL community.

Buy the FUEL: Befriend Your Body course today and get a 50% discount, just for MommaStrong members.

This special offer of a one time fee of $125 $250 only lasts through September 2021. Do this before you do anything else.

Appreciate Your Unique and Amazing Body