RefineQ: I’m strongly considering joining your REFINE® program. But I like having a defined plan because sometimes too many choices leaves me feeling overwhelmed, but at the same time I don’t want to keep going on a restricted plan then gaining and losing. So here’s your question, is this a good plan for me right now?  How much direction will it give me?  And how much will I need to do?

A: While the basis of this program is founded on using self-appreciation, to know that you are enough and this is not a “diet” – the truth is everyday each and every day we are all on a “diet”. A diet is simply what you eat on a day to day basis. During our initial private session, if a plan of “what to eat” is what you need…then that is what we work on. So the answer is yes, you will receive a plan and guidance on what to eat and how often / when to exercise.

However my goal is to EMPOWER you to make the decisions and take action to give you the results you need. I know you are busy and time is short. But, if you want to feel better on the inside and live better on the outside, you have to make a decision every day to show up and do something to bring you closer to your goal. This program is about taking action and REFINING day to day habits and behaviors…those things that are getting in the way of you feeling your best!

Q: What is the difference with an online program vs. the other one-on-one sessions you offer?

A: My online coaching programs are some of the most comprehensive programs that I offer. This particular program also includes 3 – 1 on 1 sessions as well as daily motivational and inspirational emails and weekly teleseminars all session long! I believe people need more support, engagement, inspiration and motivation to reach their goals. Daily e-mails and accountability helps with this. The online program keeps you focused and reminds you WHAT you are working towards and WHY you want to create healthier a lifestyle. Making any change is tough and the more support we can receive, the more likely we are to reach our goals. This program is comprehensive and convenient. It does not require you to travel to one more appointment! You can do all the work and communication through your phone or computer. Giving you more time to do the things you love!

Q: What topics do you cover in this program?

A: This is not a diet but a lifestyle program that will inspire and empower you to make the changes you need for long term success by REFINING:

    Week 1 – Foundations for Success
    Week 2 – Movement and Exercise
    Week 3 – Balance in Your Menus: Carbs, Proteins, and Fats
    Week 4 – Mindless Eating & Embracing Mindful and Intuitive Eating
    Week 5 – De-clutter Your Life to Create What You Want
    Week 6 – Preparation & Planning Processes to facilitate change
    Week 7 – Yes and No Responses to Food & Self-Care
    Week 8 – Basics for Success
    Week 9 – Internal Thought Processes and Self-Talk
    Week 10 – Your Turn and Momentum to Keep Moving Forward!

Q: What are teleseminars and how do I attend?

A: Teleseminars are information packed sessions designed where I will present on a different topic to help educate and inspire you to keep on going – all from the convenience of your desk, phone, home, etc.

These teleseminars are NEW to me as well! I have not done them before but think they will be a great way to keep you ENGAGED and up-to-date all week long. The daily e-mails are awesome, but let’s never forget the power that comes when listening to someone speak, and us hearing their words. You’ll receive a “dial-in number” and “access code” to join and listen, followed by time for Q&A. If you cannot attend the teleseminar, no worries! As being part of the REFINE® program you will automatically be sent a recording after the sessions. Topics will vary depending on questions that participants ask throughout the week.

Q: What if I don’t like this program?

A: One thing I have learned is that there will be different strokes for different folks…and that is OKAY! I want people invested in my program who see and feel the value of working together through an online medium. But I also know this program is not for everyone. So if after 2 weeks you decided this program is not for you, I will give you a refund. No questions asked, no hard feelings. The only thing I want you to do before you ask for your refund is to give it your all during the first 14 day period. The key is to get started with something that fits with your life, lifestyle, values & goals.

But in the end I want clients who want to work with me. If after a 14 day period you decide my style and approach just doesn’t jive with what you are looking for…it is all good. You get a refund and I hope you find something that does work for you! I just hope you stay on my Grand Traverse Nutrition newsletter list so we can stay in touch.

Q: What if I need extra support?

A: I have designed this program to be very engaging & supportive…I really think if you participate in everything included, you will find it is more than enough support.

      • Reading your morning emails
      • Listening to the webinars
      • Submitting your weekly food journals
      • Scheduling your monthly private session
      • But if you still need more support such as weekly or bi-weekly meeting, we can make that happen!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! 

– Miranda