2B Mindset for the Emotional Eater

2B Mindset for the Emotional Eater

MAY 2nd. That’s the day your entire MINDSET will shift from FEAR OF FOOD to EXCITEMENT about your meals!

As a health and fitness coach, one of the main things people come to me about is wondering WHAT to eat, HOW MUCH to eat, what they CAN’T eat, etc…It’s the hardest thing for someone NEW to a healthy lifestyle. And I get it! That was me

Before getting into coaching full time, I was a tired mom, who put everyone before herself and didn’t know a LICK about healthy eating. I assumed healthy eating was 100 calorie packs and low fat, diet, anything! Little did I know that I didn’t have to restrict how much I was eating, or give up things I loved…I just had to find a way to make it work for me, in a household with others who didn’t worry about what they were eating. It also needed to be doable for our lifestyle.

I’m NOT a professional. I think that’s what I love most about coaching. Prior to this gig, I was an elementary teacher who struggled with anxiety…I have learned what works for ME and can share that journey with others, to hopefully inspire them to make a change as well! Along with that, I have CERTIFIED trainers, nutritionists and dietitians at my fingertips thanks to Beachbody On Demand.

A few years ago, a container system launched with our company that took OFF. It allowed people to see what portions they need to be consuming, and it could be modified depending on the person and the program they were doing. The ONE negative thing I heard about this is it was hard to do with their everyday life. What about dinners out? What about treat meals? What about cooking for a family of 6? etc…I get it! It’s hard. Things that change your life arent always easy. However, with 2B Mindset I believe that the ones who struggled with the containers, will have something that fits THEIR life!

2B Mindset is a nutrition based program that will be separate from Beachbody On Demand and available in video format. The videos will walk you through everything from “How to Get Started Losing Weight Now!” to “How to eat out at restaurants” and so on. The creator, and registered dietitian, Ilana Muhlstein is hosting a call for our entire team this month to share more on this and I will certainly share that info as I get it. This program does not have a start and end date. It’s really dependent on YOU and YOUR journey and what that looks like for you. She wants you to have the tools to move forward with this and take it with you forever. That’s my kind of girl 😉 I’ve always been a NO SCALE kind of girl…But she is PRO scale. Instead of looking at the scale as the end all be all for your results and happiness…She uses it as a TOOL to help measure what IS or ISN’T working. Love that. The program will focus on intentional eating and will be really helpful for those who struggle with emotional eating. Who struggles with emotional eating? RAISE YO HAND. (Hand up.) She also focuses on what you should eat FIRST, what to FILL UP on, and what to have after. Ilana will also never tell you that you CAN’T have something. It’s just about learning to eat less of that and more of something else.

I’m SO excited to bring this tool to my clients and to those who want to start with EATING. What you eat is 80% of your results. It matters. Now it’s time for you to learn the tools to get yourself to that confident place!

Are you ready for a new mindset shift on FOOD and the way you connect with it? If so, shoot me a message and let’s get you rolling in our Muscles and Mindset Virtual Fit Camp that is running end of April through May! Link to purchase will be available here once the program launches!



From one Anxiety Warrior to Another

From one Anxiety Warrior to Another

Do you struggle with day to day activities because you feel short of breath from so much anxiety? Can’t think of anything except what might go wrong? Not living in the present because you’re worried about the future? Here are some things I’ve been doing to combat mine.

There is nothing worse than waking up and realizing it’s a “bad day”. I know it from the moment my eyes open. Most days when I wake up like this, it follows me all day long from the moment I wake, to the moment it’s time for bed. Recently I’ve been trying a few things to help me cope, as well as turn my days around when I wake up feeling that way.

For a long time I didn’t talk about my anxiety because I felt like others wouldn’t know how to respond, or they would think I was crazy. It wasn’t until I grew a business via social media that I realized just how many people struggle as well, and how helpful it is to let those people know they aren’t alone. When I’m deep in anxiety and depression, I feel COMPLETELY alone. Like no one can relate and that I’ll never dig myself out of the hole I’ve buried myself in. When in reality, it’s our minds that put that power on us. While a lot of us feel these feelings because of hormones or genetics, I also believe that changing your mindset can really change the way you view your day to day.

When I wake up in the morning, I used to always grab for my phone. What did I miss while I was sleeping? Do I have any issues to deal with at work? Basically…What negativity can I FIND first thing in the morning. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT? So I started putting my phone on the charger in the other room so I didn’t grab it first thing. We don’t need to start our day off listening to someone else complain or bring you down before your feet have even hit the ground. I found myself mindlessly scrolling and wasting time and energy on things that didn’t lift me up and only brought me down. 

I now start my day with a Daily Devotional called, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I’ll link my fave in my shop! Instead of filling my mind with things that brought me down, I am filled up first thing and almost always, I feel as though that devotional spoke specifically to me. 

During the day I do the following:

Limit caffeine intake

Use social media for work and only work. I’m in and out!

Read at least 15 minutes of personal development daily. (I will share several I love in my shop)

Listen to Podcasts on anxiety in the car

GET OUTSIDE. Simply get fresh air and remind yourself what I small piece of the world you are

Call a friend or family member and talk about things that lift you up

Place a little lavender essential oils behind my ears and on my wrists

WORKOUT. It’s sometimes the last thing I want to do, but it relieves so much stress…Even if its just 20 minutes that day.


I found that my anxiety stems very much around feeling the need to BE MORE or DO MORE…I’m slowly learning that I’m ENOUGH. I don’t need to compare myself to anyone else. How much I’ve done each day or NOT day each day to determine if I was enough. I’m a mom. A wife. And have built a business from the ground up. It’s enough <3

As I get ready for bed at night, I find myself worrying about the day ahead. Here are some of the things I do to settle my nerves:

Lavender oils diffused nightly

Lavender oils sprayed on my pillow

Put my phone on the charger and watch mindless TV with my husband

Snuggle my babies (This is the best one! I take one look at them and remind myself how BLESSED we really are)

Take a bath and listen to calming music

Brain dump everything I have on my schedule for the next day on a piece of paper or my planner


I know there is no magic answer…But I hope that some of this helps anyone out there dealing with similar feelings. 

The most important thing for you to remember is that you are NEVER alone. And when you feel like its all consuming…Know that it WILL go away.





2B Mindset Will Change the Way we Diet, May 2nd

2B Mindset Will Change the Way we Diet, May 2nd

Hear from Ilana Muhlstein herself as she announces our latest take on learning to eat foods you enjoy, and get results!




Do you feel like dieting is a constant war between your desire to get the lean, healthy body you want and eating the food you actually enjoy?

I know exactly how that feels. Because I used to be 100 pounds heavier.

Until it finally hit me that what “diet” really means is deprivation. That was when I realized that any eating program based on deprivation would never work for me.

You see, I’ve always loved food and I love to eat large portions. What I needed was a diet that would let me eat and feel satisfied, while still helping me lose weight. There was no diet on the market like that — so I decided to create it myself.

I not only invented a solution to solve my own weight problem, so I could lose 100 pounds, I made it my career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — so I could help anyone lose weight happily and learn how to keep it off for good — and still go on living my life and enjoying the foods I love.

My name is Ilana Muhlstein, co-creator of the 2B Mindset, and my mission is to help millions of people just like you win the weight-loss battle — and better yet, end the war forever.

The system I created is a healthy approach to eating that lets you feel full and satisfied while arming you with proven strategies that will help you co-exist with food in real-world situations, satisfy cravings, and anticipate setbacks before they happen — so you can win the weight-loss struggle every single time.

That’s why I say it’s not a diet. It’s a mindset.

But make no mistake, the 2B Mindset can help you lose weight — happily — without feeling deprived or hungry, without exercising, without counting calories, or cutting out whole food groups.

The 2B Mindset addresses the number one issue with weight loss and weight management — food. Exercise is critical for living a healthy, functional life, but as they say, abs are made in the kitchen — and that’s the problem I designed the 2B Mindset to solve.

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I Struggled With Weight Loss, Too

I was only 8 years old when our family doctor told me I needed to go on a diet. Not knowing what to do, my parents started sending me away to weight-loss camp — “fat camp” — every summer. Can you imagine how that felt?

I’d lose weight, then gain it all back and more when I’d go back to school in the fall. I yo-yo dieted like that through my childhood and teen years until at my heaviest, I weighed 215 pounds and wore a size 20. And I can tell you, the emotional toll of that cycle was devastating.

But I’m happy to say, there’s hope for all of us if we take a different approach to food than what the best sellers and fad diets have been telling us for years.

Since swearing off diets and taking matters into my own hands, I’ve not only lost 100 pounds, I’ve done it happily — without telling myself I can’t have sweets or treats or anything else.

With the 2B Mindset I can tell you that I’m happier now and able to enjoy my life like never before — and now I want the same for you.

You Can Live Your Life and Still Lose Weight!

The good news is, the 2B Mindset is simple to follow. I have hundreds of success stories from clients who have lost the weight and learned how to keep it off using my methods.

I’ll teach you simple strategies to get you drinking more water (I always say, “More Water, More Weight Loss.”) Veggies will become your best friend, once I show you how to prepare them.

And I’ll shatter the myth that the bathroom scale is your enemy — in fact, you’re going to love the scale because I’m going to show you how to use it as a powerful weight loss tool.

Best of all, I’ll reveal the one daily habit — so simple and powerful — that it will put you in an instant weight-loss mode, whenever you try it. (You’ll need to plug into the complete 2B Mindset program to get that one!)

With the 2B Mindset, you’ll live your life, you’ll eat food the way you like it, and you’ll go to every party, and go out to dinner with confidence, instead of feeling tension and anxiety that you’re about to derail your weight-loss progress.

In fact, once you learn the 2B Mindset, those situations can actually contribute to your weight-loss progress.

Because, with the 2B Mindset, you’ll finally be in total control of food and your body, and you’ll have all the tools you need to reach your weight-loss goals while living a full, rich, satisfying life.

I’ll teach you the purpose of the foods we eat and when and how to enjoy them for maximum weight loss. I’ll share dozens of my personal recipes for healthy meals that taste so good you won’t believe how much you can eat — even my husband and daughter love them!

And I’ll lay out all the techniques I used to lose 100 pounds — and my private practice clients have used to lose the weight and help keep it off.

Most importantly, I’ll help you shift your mindset, because a positive mindset means a positive and healthy weight loss, with no more emotional eating, no more mindless snacking, and no more punishing yourself for eating food you love.

With the 2B Mindset, I have just one goal — to make losing weight simple, enjoyable, and sustainable. You really can lose weight and be happy for the rest of your life. Just imagine that!

With this program, along with the help of your Team Beachbody Coach, you can accomplish your weight-loss goals and experience the joy and freedom that come with being your best.

Once you master the 2B Mindset, it’s yours for life. Losing the weight and keeping it off will be second nature — it will be your new reality — and food will forever remain an enjoyable part of your life.

Believe me, it’s easy to lose weight when you’re feeling full and satisfied every day.

Who Is the 2B Mindset For?

  • Anyone who wants to lose weight — happily — so they can keep it off for good!
  • Those frustrated with the deprivation of traditional diets.
  • People overwhelmed with all the weight-loss products/info out there.
  • Anyone challenged by junk-food cravings.
  • Those for whom other diets have not been successful in the past.

Who Created the 2B Mindset?

Ilana Muhlstein is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — the highest standard in the field of nutrition — and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland. She maintains a successful private practice in Beverly Hills and at UCLA.

She’s excited about co-creating the 2B Mindset weight-loss program with Beachbody, which continues her mission to help people lose weight happily — and learn to keep it off. 



The BEACHBAR is a crunchy, chewy, and delicious snack bar that is a good source of protein a nd just 150 calories — perfect for a wholesome afternoon snack.

BEACHBAR comes in two flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Chocolate Cherry Almond.

Both are made with nut pieces and nut butters, protein crisps, and topped with a ribbon of chocolate. They are gluten-free, have zero grams trans fats, and contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

At 150 calories per bar, you get 10 grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and six grams of sugar. BEACHBAR is the perfect on-the-go snack to keep you going until your next meal. And, since they are both delicious and nutritious, BEACHBARS are also great snacks for meetings at work, in your bag, or to toss into your child’s lunch box.


BEACHBAR combines crunchy, protein crisps, nut pieces, chocolate chips, creamy nut butters, and fruit chunks (in the Chocolate Cherry Almond flavor) to deliver delicious, satisfying goodness in every bite.

* Whey protein crisps — Whey protein comes from milk and delivers all nine of the essential amino acids that you need to help promote lean muscle.

* Pea protein crisps — Pea protein is considered a quality, plant-based protein source that supplies key amino acids from botanical sources to help support muscle protein synthesis.

* Diced peanuts and almonds — Peanuts and almonds are a source of beneficial monounsaturated fats. They also provide nutrients like protein, fiber, and minerals and add a rich, nutty flavor to your bar, and a satisfying crunch.

* Peanuts and almond nuts — Nut butters layer in a creamy texture and provide another source of protein and fiber.

* Chocolate — Chocolate is not only a delicious treat, it also comes from the cocoa bean, which contains phytonutrients known as flavonoids.

* Dried cherries — Dried cherries are a sweet, chewy, and flavorful source of beneficial dietary fiber and phytonutrients.

* Pomegranate juice – Pomegranate juice adds a sweet-tart kick and supplies phytonutrients.

 What is NOT in BEACHBAR?
* Trans fat
* Gluten
* Artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

 Who is BEACHBAR for?

** People with a busy lifestyle.

With increasingly on-the-go lifestyles, people are reaching for quick snacks to satisfy their hunger cravings between meals. And while we strive to make healthier choices, convenience is still paramount. By keeping a stash of BEACHBARS in your bag, or at work, you’ll always have a convenient, wholesome snack anytime, anywhere.

** People who want to reduce their sugar intake.

Unlike other snack bars, BEACHBAR has more protein than sugar. Many bars today have too much sugar and carbohydrates. If you want a delicious snack and a good source of protein, without the extra sugar, BEACHBAR is the right choice.

** People who want to boost their protein and/or fiber intake.

The BEACHBAR delivers 10 grams of protein in a 150-calorie bar. If you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, BEACHBAR has the protein without the extra calories or sugar. It’s also an easy and delicious way to get four more grams of fiber into your daily diet.

** People on a gluten-free diet.

These are gluten-free bars, but you would never guess by the chewy texture and delicious taste of BEACHBAR. If you eat a gluten-free diet, this convenient, satisfying bar could be the perfect snack you’ve been searching for.

** People who have a sweet tooth.

Staying on track with your fitness and nutrition goals can be challenging. With chocolate chips, creamy nut butters, and hearty nut pieces, BEACHBAR is the ideal “cheat treat” to satisfy your sweet tooth, as well as help you stay on track.

** People who love to snack, but don’t want to gain weight.

Most adults snack at least two times a day, but snacking on the wrong foods can work against your health and fitness goals. Having 10 grams of protein in a 150-calorie bar, BEACHBAR gives you more protein-dense calories than the average snack bar to help you feel fuller, longer.

** Parents and their children.

BEACHBAR is a wholesome snack not only for you but also for your child. Along with serving up Daily Sunshine to your child in the morning, you can put a BEACHBAR in their lunch box for a delicious, wholesome treat that will hopefully keep them away from the vending machines after school.

** People who follow a Beachbody nutrition plan.

BEACHBAR is a delicious, sensible snack bar that easily fits into Beachbody nutrition plans. You can drink Shakeology in the morning and then eat a BEACHBAR in the afternoon to satisfy your craving for a snack without blowing your calorie count.

The Portion Fix Container equivalents for one BEACHBAR are: ½ red, ½ yellow, 1 teaspoon (oils and nut butters).