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Stop stressing about food and your body.

Break the all-or-nothing mentality once and for all.

GET . YOUR . LIFE . BACK

Its all starts here!

Let’s talk about how we’re going to make that happen through our unique binge eating program and emotional eating coaching program.

The 4-Month Group Coaching Program for Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, and/or Chronic Dieting with Michelle Yates, MS, RD, LMNT

Take a moment to imagine this…

It’s 1 year from now: 

  •  You’re looking back IN AWE at who you’ve become.
  • That package of Oreos you bought 6 months ago is still there. 🍪
  • You haven’t eaten in secret in months.
  • You’re enjoying yourself at parties and jumping into all of the pictures. 📸
  • You’re spending your time:
    • 🏃‍♀️ Running and playing with the kids
    • 🍦 Enjoying spontaneous trips to get ice cream
    • 🔥 Excelling in your career now that you can focus on it and have more energy
    • 💕 Having fun with your man (ifyouknowwhatimean)

…and the best part? 💫

  • You haven’t had a single guilty thought about food, nor have you shamed your body. You’re no longer looking for a binge eating coaching program because you don’t need it anymore.

You’re just… living your best life.

 

  • You’ve thrown out all the diet food you hated. 🗑 
  • When someone says you’re beautiful you actually believe them.
  • Your love for food is still there, but you see it now as a source of fuel + occasional fun, not a source of comfort. Emotional eating (or any kind of overeating) is no longer a part of your everyday life.
  • When you see an ad for a new diet, you keep scrolling 📲 instead of getting sucked in.
  • The toxic “you’re fat and I hate you” voice in your head is gone. 🤯
  • And you just feel really, really good about yourself. 💋 
  • So much so that thinking about wearing swimsuits literally doesn’t phase you ✋🏼 because you know without a shadow of a doubt you are able to wear them with confidence.

Can you picture it?

Take a moment to imagine this…

It’s 1 year from now: 

  •  You’re looking back IN AWE at who you’ve become.
  • That package of Oreos you bought 6 months ago is still there. 🍪
  • You haven’t eaten in secret in months.
  • You’re enjoying yourself at parties and jumping into all of the pictures. 📸
  • You’re spending your time:
    • 🏃‍♀️ Running and playing with the kids
    • 🍦 Enjoying spontaneous trips to get ice cream
    • 🔥 Excelling in your career now that you can focus on it and have more energy
    • 💕 Having fun with your man (ifyouknowwhatimean)

…and the best part? 💫

  • You haven’t had a single guilty thought about food, nor have you shamed your body. You’re no longer looking for binge eating coaching because you don’t need it anymore.

You’re just… living your best life.

 

  • You’ve thrown out all the diet food you hated. 🗑
  • When someone says you’re beautiful you actually believe them.
  • Your love for food is still there, but you see it now as a source of fuel + occasional fun, not a source of comfort. Emotional eating (or any kind of overeating) is no longer a part of your everyday life.
  • When you see an ad for a new diet, you keep scrolling 📲 instead of getting sucked in.
  • The toxic “you’re fat and I hate you” voice in your head is gone. 🤯
  • And you just feel really, really good about yourself. 💋 
  • So much so that thinking about wearing swimsuits literally doesn’t phase you ✋🏼 because you know without a shadow of a doubt you are able to wear them with confidence.

    Can you picture it?

    You’re in the right place if you struggle with

    any of the following:

    🤦🏻‍♀️

    Constantly feeling guilty about what you ate – then eating (OR dieting only to binge later) to make yourself feel better.


    🍕

    Feeling addicted to food
    , wondering if you’re a binge eater or emotional eater, or worried about the example you’re setting for your kids.


    🙅🏽‍♀️

    Avoiding events because you can’t bear the thought of others seeing you, or because you are worried about the food that will be there.


    🥤 

    Trying EVERYTHING! Calorie counting, meal replacement shakes, macro tracking, every diet in the book, daily affirmations, even surgery?

    🕰️

    Humiliated by how much food controls your life. You think about it all the time and wake up and literally asking your “is today my Day 1 or F it, and just eat like crap all day?

    🚮

    Hiding food in the bottom of the bin, in the car, or at a gas station trash can to cover the evidence that (once again), you failed.

    🚫

    Your avoiding leaving the house because you don’t want people to see you. You say no to going out to friends because you think they’ll be shocked by how much weight you’ve gained.

    🕊️

    You KNOW what you need to do. You know you need to put myself first for the sake of your health.  You just want to feel freedom around food and not feel the need to binge.

    Introducing

    Watch the trailer now 👀

    If you:

    • Emotionally overeat
    • Binge eat
    • You’re jumping from diet to diet
    • You obsess about food
    • Are ready to feel at peace in your body OR all of the above…

    You’re in the right place.

    The dietitian behind Nourished & Free®️

    Hi, I’m Michelle

    I was in the same place you’re probably in now.

    I remember going into the kitchen every 5 minutes taking just 1 more slice off of the cake, only to realize I’d eaten 1/2 of it. I felt so much guilt for my lack of self-control.

    My weekdays would be marked with perfect restriction (protein bars and black coffee everrrrrrry morning) and tons of cardio, only for the weekends to be a free-for-all… complete chaos, with an extra dose of shame on Sunday nights.

    Every Monday, I’d ‘start over’, only to fall off the wagon before the week was over. I felt like my body hated me, and was working against me.

    I kept saying the same things to myself that were making me miserable…

    “Why can’t I just eat like a normal person?”

    “I don’t want my relationship with food to rub off on my kids.”

    “I hate feeling like this.”

    Michelle looking directly at camera sitting on counter stool with one leg extended

    I realized that my lifestyle was lacking one of the most crucial elements in order to be truly healthy and flourishing: a simple, adaptable style of eating that I could rely on for the rest of my life and wasn’t focused on what I weighed.

    It turns out that putting a stop to the diet-binge cycles wasn’t about willpower, or white knuckling.

    ​It was about listening to what my body needed and realizing it was on my team 🤯

    From there, I let go of my dream body to focus on what I had and how to be at peace with that.

    I stopped hiding behind my insecurities and got crystal clear and confident about who I was, what I love, and what made me unique.

    I got out of my own way, did the work to heal my relationship with food/body, and not only did my confidence grow but my quality of life skyrocketed.

    I stopped listening to terrible advice about calories, macros, and portion sizes, and I listened to my own d*mn body so that my eating style could be simple, adaptable, and free from guilt all while nourishing my health & wellness desires.

    Today, I use these experiences to help others in my coaching program for binge eating, emotional eating and chronic dieting.

    Moral of the story, I get it.

    The dietitian behind Nourished & Free®

    Michelle looking directly at camera sitting on counter stool with one leg extended

    Hi, I’m Michelle

    I was in the same place you’re probably in now.

    I remember going into the kitchen every 5 minutes taking just 1 more slice off of the cake, only to realize I’d eaten 1/2 of it. I felt so much guilt for my lack of self-control.

    My weekdays would be marked with perfect restriction (protein bars and black coffee everrrrrrry morning) and tons of cardio, only for the weekends to be a free-for-all… complete chaos, with an extra dose of shame on Sunday nights.

    Every Monday, I’d ‘start over’, only to fall off the wagon before the week was over. I felt like my body hated me, and was working against me.

    I kept saying the same things to myself that were making me miserable…

    “Why can’t I just eat like a normal person?”

    “I don’t want my relationship with food to rub off on my kids.”

    “I hate feeling like this.”

    I realized that my lifestyle was lacking one of the most crucial elements in order to be truly healthy and flourishing: a simple, adaptable style of eating that I could rely on for the rest of my life and wasn’t focused on what I weighed.

    It turns out that putting a stop to the diet-binge cycles wasn’t about willpower, or white knuckling.

    ​It was about listening to what my body needed and realizing it was on my team 🤯

    From there, I let go of my dream body to focus on what I had and how to be at peace with that. 

    I stopped hiding behind my insecurities and got crystal clear and confident about who I was, what I love, and what made me unique.

    I got out of my own way, did the work to heal my relationship with food/body, and not only did my confidence grow but my quality of life skyrocketed.

    I stopped listening to terrible advice about calories, macros, and portion sizes, and I listened to my own d*mn body so that my eating style could be simple, adaptable, and free from guilt all while nourishing my health & wellness desires.

    Today, I use these experiences to help others in my coaching program for binge eating, emotional eating and chronic dieting.

    Moral of the story, I get it.

    My Approach to Freedom

    Don’t worry, I’m not one of those emotional eating coaches who is going to tell you to do exactly what I did “because it worked for me”…eeew!

    Rather, I use my knowledge and expertise as a dietitian, food psychology expert PLUS an empathetic approach (because I do get it) to help you reach your goals in the way that works best for you.

    My binge eating coaching program takes a unique approach involving 4 key elements:

    MINDSET

    It’s essential that we rewire your thoughts around food/body so that you’re no longer repeating the same toxic patterns. I got my master’s degree in health psychology specifically so I could help you do this. When we skip this crucial step, we set ourselves up for failure.

    INTUITIVE EATING

    Dieting is a huge predictor of binge eating & weight gain. Following a meal plan, tracking everything you eat… it just simply doesn’t work. At least it didn’t for you – and that’s why you’re here, isn’t it?

    Together, we will master the art of having effortless self-control through my unique take on intuitive eating and mindfulness (pssst: don’t worry if you’ve already tried intuitive eating coaching and it didn’t work: my clients all say that I have a unique way of teaching this that makes it incredibly easy to adopt) 

    When we keep relying on diets, meal plans, and other people to tell us how to eat – we will always want to rebel against it and binge in secret later.

    INTUITIVE EATING

    Dieting is a huge predictor of binge eating & weight gain. Following a meal plan, tracking everything you eat… it just simply doesn’t work. At least it didn’t for you – and that’s why you’re here, isn’t it?

    Together, we will master the art of having effortless self-control through my unique take on intuitive eating and mindfulness (pssst: don’t worry if you’ve already tried intuitive eating coaching and it didn’t work: my clients all say that I have a unique way of teaching this that makes it incredibly easy to adopt) 

    When we keep relying on diets, meal plans, and other people to tell us how to eat – we will always want to rebel against it and binge in secret later.

    BODY IMAGE

    It’s about time you feel good in your skin, don’t you think? Everything you tried in the past revolved around weight loss, and all that did for you was create a toxic relationship with food and the scale (plus led to weight gain in the end). My approach recognizes that common denominator and removes it. Let’s strip away all the conditions you have about ‘I’ll feel good after I lose X amount of lbs’, and start working on creating confidence in yourself today.  

    If you don’t learn to accept your body for where it is now, food will always be your #1 enemy.

    HANDS ON SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY

    You’ve tried to figure it out on your own, but it’s gotten you nowhere. You’re ready for expert guidance, a support system, and people to check in and say, “hey how did you do with ___?”

    I use a high-touch support approach so that you aren’t second-guessing or wasting precious time anytime. Not only do we have group coaching calls, but you get access to me (Michelle) M-F, plus the support of my team. Imagine having a support system in your back pocket, ready to instantly listen and work through things with you… sounds pretty magical, right? It is.

    HANDS ON SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY

    You’ve tried to figure it out on your own, but it’s gotten you nowhere. You’re ready for expert guidance, a support system, and people to check in and say, “hey how did you do with ___?”

    I use a high-touch support approach so that you aren’t second-guessing or wasting precious time anytime. Not only do we have group coaching calls, but you get access to me (Michelle) M-F, plus the support of my team. Imagine having a support system in your back pocket, ready to instantly listen and work through things with you… sounds pretty magical, right? It is.

    Let me guess…you’ve probably tried everything…

    • Every diet, program, plan.
    • A therapist.
    • A nutritionist.
    • A coach.
    • Listened to every podcast
    • Read every book
    • Plus follow all the experts on social media.
    • Maybe even tried surgery

    Of COURSE you’d ask why this is different. And I’d love to tell you!

    If you’re here, my guess is that you’ve never had:

    A Registered Dietitian trained in eating disorders/disordered eating and health psychology who understands what you’re going through

       + Daily, back pocket support from that very same Dietitian

       + Weekly support from a body image therapist

       + A whole community of women who are just like you, cheering you on

       + A proven, science-backed, robust online curriculum

      + Tools to help you coach yourself for the rest of your life instead of relying on someone else to tell you what to do

    Nourished & Free has everything listed above, plus more. That’s why this is different.

    But does it work?

    This unique process has been proven to work

    HEAR WHAT PAST/PRESENT N&F MEMBERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS BINGE EATING COACHING PROGRAM

    “I can’t remember the last time I didn’t finish my plate!, I was so proud of myself”

    “I no longer feel lost in despair and paralyzed by shame. I have not disappeared into another deep depression, because I don’t need to binge or overeat in order to handle my feelings. I’m not longer angry that I look like myself. This has clearly been a life changing experience. I’m a changed person.”

    “I haven’t binge eaten in months, and I have my emotional eating figured out! I’m normal. And loved. And Accepted. Even have acceptance from MYSELF!”

    “I usually clean my plate… and keep going because the day is blown and I will ‘start again tomorrow’…. I didn’t go on a bender and binge my face off.”

    “Been a hot minute since I have been bold enough to bikini. Talking on here and the calls really helps.”

    “This program has been priceless to me. I can’t even remember the last time I talked negatively about myself.”

    “I’ve been binge free since starting. I honestly can’t believe the freedom I feel now with food and in my body.”

    “I’ve gone over three months without bingeing, and my whole approach to food and eating is completely different!”

    “I never thought this type of balance was possible! I can do things and enjoy them. I don’t have to wait to lose weight/feel better about myself.”

    How do I join? – It’s easy!

    STEP ONE

    Apply + Chat with us

    After receiving your information, we will contact you 1:1 with more questions via Instagram DM or via email. If you’re a good fit, you’ll be invited to join our emotional eating coaching program! At that point, we’ll go over all the details, pricing, and enrollment options. This conversation is complimentary.

    STEP TWO

    Join the Nourished & Free Program

    After receiving your information, we will contact you 1:1 with more questions via Instagram DM or via email. If you’re a good fit, you’ll be invited to join our emotional eating coaching program! At that point, we’ll go over all the details, pricing, and enrollment options. This conversation is complimentary.

    STEP THREE

    Study and Support

    Once you sign up, you’re in. No waiting around until the next cohort starts, or a future, predetermined date. I know you’re ready to feel better, so we start right away and work together with a high-touch support system as you’re working through your modules.

    STEP FOUR

    Enjoy the life of freedom you have created

    Live the rest of your life without thoughts of food/body taking up 95% of your thoughts! 🥳

     

    What does the process entail?

    Let’s talk logistics

    1.

    Timeline  🕰️

    Because rewiring your brain and healing your relationship with food/body takes time and intentionality, N&F is a 4 month binge eating coaching program to be sure you have a solid foundation in place for a lifetime of freedom.

    2.

    Support 💬

    Within those 4 months, you will have access to our high-touch support system while working through a transformational online curriculum. Not only will you have the ability to join live group coaching calls (hosted by myself and by our resident body image coach/therapist), but you will have access to the coaches M-F in our community forum. We do this so you don’t have to rely on live calls for growth – rather, you can ask questions and get personalized feedback right away.

    3.

    Materials  💻

    As for the online curriculum you will be working through, it has changed lives. This helps you dig deep fast, and start building up your toolbox with tools to carry with you for the rest of your life. And no, I won’t be ripping away your access to these online materials as soon as your 4 months are over – you get them for life. That means any updates/improvements are yours as well!

    With a process like this, it’s pretty dang hard not to see huge growth and reach your goals.

    Core curriculum modules released to you weekly (lifetime access) 📚

    Access to the bonus vault full of extra materials on a variety of topics (clients call this a “goldmine”) 🔑

    Weekly group coaching calls alternating between me and our body image expert 💻

    Private community with “back pocket” access to me and the team between calls 📲

    What does the process entail?

    Let’s talk logistics

    1. Timeline  🕰️

    Because rewiring your brain and healing your relationship with food/body takes time and intentionality, N&F is a 4 month program to be sure you have a solid foundation in place for a lifetime of freedom.

    2. Support 💬

    Within those 4 months, you will have access to our high-touch support system while working through a transformational online curriculum. Not only will you have the ability to join live group coaching calls (hosted by myself and by our resident body image coach/therapist), but you will have access to the coaches M-F in our community forum. We do this so you don’t have to rely on live calls for growth – rather, you can ask questions and get personalized feedback right away.

    3. Materials  💻

    As for the online curriculum you will be working through, it has changed lives. This helps you dig deep fast, and start building up your toolbox with tools to carry with you for the rest of your life. And no, I won’t be ripping away your access to these online materials as soon as your 4 months are over – you get them for life. That means any updates/improvements are yours as well!

    With a process like this, it’s pretty dang hard not to see huge growth and reach your goals.

    Core curriculum modules released to you weekly (lifetime access)  📚

    Access to the bonus vault full of extra materials on a variety of topics (clients call this a “goldmine”) 🔑

    Weekly group coaching calls alternating between me and our body image expert  💻

    Private community with “back pocket” access to me and the team between calls 📲

    By working with a binge eating dietitian and intuitive eating coach, get ready to…

      Get Time Back

      No more wasting time obsessing over food and wishing you had been more present with your loved ones, or were setting a better example for your kids. Put your time/energy towards the things that matter and make you a better you.

      Eat Stress-Free 🍩

      Not an ounce of stress, guilt, or shame about what to eat, when, or how much.

      Have Lasting Confidence 💃🏻

      No more conditions, no more “when I reach x lbs I’ll be happy”, just deep, lasting confidence.

      Make Memories 📸

      Stop staying home from parties because you’re embarrassed. Instead, live your life free from worries of what food will be there, how you look in your clothes, and what others will think of you.

      FAQ’s

      CLOSED TOGGLE
      How do I know this will work for me?

      Let me guess: You’ve tried everything. It makes you sick how many things you’ve tried, and you don’t want this to be just. another. thing.

      I get it. I don’t want it to be just another thing for you either.

      Honestly, that’s what makes you the perfect fit for this process. This is designed for you because you’ve tried it all, and you really want this to be the thing that ✨ works ✨.

      But here’s where I have to be brutally honest with you:

      The process is tried and true. I have testimonials for days from women just like you. (Example 👇 )

       

      But, it WILL NOT WORK if you are not ready to be all-in and leave your excuses at the door. 🚪

      Will you show up and do the work? Will you fight for this? Will you ask questions and seek support when things get hard?

      That’s the difference between women who walk away finally free from decades of food/body image baggage vs. those who don’t. It’s not that they didn’t have fear about this not working for them – it’s that they didn’t let the fear stop them.

      Are you going to let fear stop you from finally conquering your battle with food?

      Can I see some reviews from past clients?

      Of course! Here’s a link to my Google reviews. I’ve also put together a page of video, podcast, and written testimonials here. Please, help yourself to looking through those! 😊

      Here’s one of my favorite photos from a client:

      Is there any 1:1 coaching in this program

      After running this program as a 1:1 experience, a group experience, and a hybrid of the two, what I have found that women need the most when it comes to their relationship with food is community. No longer feeling alone, stuck, or like they’re the only one who struggles.

      Additionally, the growth is accelerated when you’re in a group of others who are on the same journey as you.

      To see what I mean, check out these posts from N&F members:

       

      I do believe our clients get the best results when they learn in groups alongside women doing it with them. In this model, you will get:

      • Personalized answers to your questions from the team in the group chat.

      • Our undivided attention if you have a question on our group calls.

      • Option to add on 1:1 time with Michelle at any time (extra charges apply).

      Why not just go see a therapist?
      Let me be clear: I am in FULL SUPPORT of anyone going to therapy. However, it is not a substitute for what we do inside of Nourished & Free. My clients often say they are able to heal in ways they never could from traditional therapy. This is because of my unique, food-psychology approach. Read what one of our members has said below:
      How involved are you in the program?
      Extremely. I check for questions/respond to clients 1x/day. I hate the bait-and-switch programs where you don’t actually get to work with the person who you were excited to learn from.
       
      As of 2023, I also have a therapist on the team available to you! She is a body image, disordered eating, and trauma guru. She’s AMAZING and I’m so glad she can support you in addition to me!
      Couldn't I figure this out on my own?
      You could continue to spend HOURS researching, watching videos + reading books/articles, and maybe it’ll work out for you.
       
      But, let’s be honest. You’re running out of time. You’ve waited long enough to feel better, so let’s feel better ASAP rather than wasting a bunch of time trying to do this on your own with no guarantee that you’ll even be able to learn and implement everything properly on your own.
      If you invest in this, you get quick and lasting results. Inside, you will get access to the strategies and support that have allowed me + so many others put an end to binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, poor body image, and/or food guilt for good!
      By joining this program, you will save time, money, avoid making any more mistakes, get access to resources, trainings, and tools that will accelerate your growth x10 faster than if you tried to figure things out on your own. Plus you’ll get to have your very own dietitian in your back pocket, ready to coach you through any situation!
       
      My guess is that you feel like you’ve tried EVERYTHING, and nothing worked. So why keep trying on your own?
      If you’re ready to eliminate the guesswork, then let’s do this!
      When does it start?
      Right away! As soon as you get signed up, your journey to food freedom begins. :heart_eyes:
      I'm not big on group settings, especially since we are all starting at different times... how could this possibly be helpful?
      I totally hear you. I wouldn’t run it this way if I didn’t feel like it was serving my clients. However, I find it is the MOST fruitful way to set things up! Listen to a previous N&F member who had these very same concerns, and how she ended up feeling after only 1 month in. 👇
       
      How is this different from other courses and programs?
      My process is literally one of a kind (I’m not saying that to be cheesy. I’m dead serious).
       
      Not only is the content itself highly specialized and put together, but you will never see a healthcare professional making themselves available to you M-F ever again. You want a dietitian in your back pocket? You’ve got it. PLUS a team to support you. PLUS lifetime access to your program materials. PLUS a group of amazing women.
       
      Here’s what a member said in less than 1 week of joining:
      Here’s what another member who was close to her finish date said:
      Lastly, this process isn’t an “eat this not that, no matter how much it sucks”
      program. Read what one member had to say about how N&F’s focus is much different than other programs:
      Do I need to be a certain age to join?
      You’re welcome to join us as long as you’re 18 years or older! We have had members ranging from 20-64 years old :)
      I am really busy! How much time will this require?
      Most of my clients are busy moms, working full time or even overtime, or something else is keeping them extremely busy.
       
      They make it work by spending 20 mins popping a training into their bluetooth on their car ride, or sending me a voice note while they make dinner, etc.
       
      If you can give me 15-30 mins/day, you will be my next success story!
      Why hire a Registered Dietitian and not a 'nutritionist' or 'coach'?
      There is a MASSIVE difference between hiring a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a self-proclaimed ‘coach’* or ‘nutritionist’.
      RD’s must complete a bachelor’s degree full of nutritional sciences and biological course work, complete an advanced degree, finish 1200 hours of supervised work, and then take a board exam with only a 50% pass rate. In addition, we are required to keep our credential through extensive continuing education.
      We eat, sleep, and breathe nutrition, science, and professionalism (no pun intended).
      ANYONE can call themselves a nutritionist or coach. There are no regulations behind that title at all. A ‘coach’ or ‘nutritionist’ can very well be somebody coaching off of their own experience, and someone who does not posses the knowledge needed to individualize your lifestyle choices.
      Formal training and credentials are vital because what might work for one individual may be totally inappropriate, ineffective, or even harmful to another person. This is especially true when we’re talking about binge eating coaching.
       
      *I call myself a coach, but I hold a dietitian credential. Very different than the coaches who have no formal training.
      Can I hop on a call with you first?
      I want to answer all your questions and make sure we vibe before you join, so you will be receiving voice notes from me (and at times, my team) during your application process. You are welcome (but not required) to send voice notes back! I will chat back and forth with you until you feel fully confident this is the program for you. Rather than trying to find a time that works for both of our schedules, you can respond whenever is convenient for you! BTW: This 1:1 conversation is complimentary.