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Lose weight happily with the UN-diet!

If you're anything like me, life REVOLVES around food. You wake up thinking about what you're going to have for dinner. And as you're eating breakfast, you're dreaming of lunch. Sound familiar?!

It's no secret that I LOVE and LIVE to eat! But that food obsession has also given me a lifetime of weight struggles. I am a former yo-yo dieter, binge eater, fad diet hopper, carb cutter, and obsessive calorie counter. Which is why I am SO excited to announce our new mindful eating program, 2B Mindset!

The principles of this program are what helped me lose weight and I'm so excited Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ilana Muhlstein, has created an easy to follow program for YOU to follow too! This program is going to change your life!


  • Is constantly "on a diet"
  • LOVES food
  • Starts every Monday on a diet and quits by Wednesday
  • Loves late-night snacking
  • Rewards herself with food
  • Punishes herself with food
  • Loves eating out
  • Loves ordering take out
  • Hates to cook
  • Beats yourself up over eating
  • Doesn't want to exercise
  • Doesn't like to exercise
  • Loves to exercise but struggles with nutrition
  • Falls off the "diet" wagon every weekend
  • Travels often but doesn't know how to stay on track
  • Feels emotionally attached to food
  • Not sure of what to eat and how to eat it in a sensible way
  • Gets excitement from food
  • Feels overwhelmed with food choices
  • Turns to food when anxious or stressed
  • Feels isolated when trying to lose weight because you can't eat with your family or go to certain restaurants


This program was created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ilana Muhlstein, as a practical and simple weight loss solution after years of yo-yo dieting. 2B Mindset is NOT a diet – it’s about understanding how to lose weight happily, without feeling deprived or counting calories or cutting out entire food groups. You’ve heard the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen,” right? That’s why we are focusing on food as a means of weight loss while still keeping it enjoyable!

Instead of adopting the mindset of "I can't have that food for 3 weeks because I'm on a diet," you'll be focusing on what you CAN have and saying YES to the foods you want!


This is simply a more positive and sensible approach to a healthy lifestyle that allows you to shift your mindset, adopt a more positive perspective on how you see food, overcome emotional eating, and make life-long changes with results that LAST!
You’ll get recipe ideas and meal prep help, plus tips for conquering emotional eating and more. Ilana has been working on this program with Beachbody for the past 2 years along with many years of researching and testing on her own to develop this program! She has taught 10 semesters of these concepts in a weight loss seminar at UCLA and helped thousands of people lose weight in her private practice in Beverly Hills.

And after a lifetime of weight struggles and summers at "fat camp" herself, she dropped everything traditional weight loss programs teach and lost 100 lbs with her own mindful eating concepts!

THAT is why I can't wait to share them with YOU!

The program includes 41 videos, ranging from 2 to 30 minutes:
21 short videos that explain the main principles of the program
5 videos to help you overcome common challenges
15 super-simple and satisfying recipes


Ilana breaks down the core principles of the program and teaches you how to shift your mindset and implement research-based techniques that yield long-lasting results so you can ditch the diet and be happy while losing weight.
She walks you through every aisle of the grocery store to show you how to save money, read labels, plan for your week in an efficient way, and make the best decisions!
She also teaches you how to eat out, how to go to events, how to approach eating at a BBQ or party, how to order take out, how to conquer emotional eating, and more!


An integral component of the 2B Mindset program is Shakeology, which is unlike any other shake because it's made from over 70 whole superfoods from around the world. It will replace your vitamin and probiotic, fill you up, give you natural energy (without caffeine), and tastes delish! Plus it helps your hair, skin, and nails! And it has nothing artificial! It's literally what gets me out of bed in the morning and keeps me going. And I really think it's why my sons rarely get sick (and why their nails grow like weeds and need to be cut twice a week!).

What sets it apart is that there are NO GMOs, soy, artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives! It's seriously delicious and improves your energy, digestion, cravings, hair, nails, and skin. The ingredients are sourced from all over the world and the Shakeology creators regularly visit the farmers to test the soil and ensure the best farming practices are being followed.


This program follows a "food first approach" - meaning that you'll focus on the food first, shed some weight, then feel empowered to exercise. I know from personal experience that it's HARD to exercise when you have extra weight and feel disconnected from your body.

With the 2B Mindset approach, you are NOT required to exercise. Exercise is considered "extra credit," so you can do it, but you are not required to do it until you feel ready. And believe me, you will you will WANT to exercise when you have that positive relationship with food and love your body! Luckily, you will have access to our "Sweatflix" of workouts with thousands of different workouts to choose from at any time.


Check out these results (which were accomplished in 30-60 days with 2B Mindset)


I am going to be hosting a private accountability Fit Club, called The Nutritional Makeover, for my clients to help them navigate the 2B Mindset nutrition plan, to implement the strategies, and be there with them every single step of the process. If you are interested in locking arms with me and a group of women just like us, complete the form below and I'll be in touch!


Ready to win the weight loss battle once and for all? The 2B Mindset will help you lose weight happily – without depriving yourself, and without cutting out food groups, counting calories, or even having to exercise until you’re ready!

Let's lock arms and DO this! What do you say? Complete this form to save your spot and I'll be in touch!


Honey-Lemon-Mustard Chicken Thighs

This roasted chicken recipe showcases juicy, flavorful chicken thighs with a lemony sauce that bakes itself in the pan. Roasted chicken thighs are quick and easy, and the ideal weeknight dinner for busy families. I served them with creamy cauliflower risotto and sautéed spinach.

8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lemon juiced and zested
1 tablespoon grainy or dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of honey
salt and pepper
chopped parsley (optional)

  1. In a bowl, toss chicken thighs with olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper and marinate 1 hour (or up to a day). 
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roast chicken, skin side down, in an oiled roasting pan, 20 to 25 minutes; flip and roast 10 more minutes. 
  3. Stir together grainy mustard and honey and season with salt and pepper. Brush glaze onto chicken and broil 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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Creamy Cauli-sotto (Cauliflower Risotto)

Cauliflower Risotto, 2B Mindset, tosca reno, autumn calabrese, Ilana Muhlstein, vanessa mclaughlin,, vanessadotfitness,, gluten free, keto
I love pasta, rice, bread, especially when pairing them with creamy, melted cheese! But, I'm on a new program that's easy to implement, and one of the principles is to make veggies the star, or the base of the meal. So, I've found delicious substitutes for these heavy carbohydrates, and in this recipe, used cauliflower rice in place of risotto rice. The addition of cheese wedges, gives it a zesty creaminess. I love serving this with any type of roast chicken.

1 TBSP evoo
1 medium-sized shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
1 cup sliced baby portabello (cremini) mushrooms (optional)
1 (12-oz.) frozen cauliflower rice (approx. 4 cups) bag or fresh cauliflower rice
2 wedges spreadable cheese, broken into small pieces (.75-oz. ea.) like the kind from Laughing Cow
Chopped fresh chives (to taste; optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place oil in skillet along with shallots, garlic, and mushrooms. Saute on medium heat until shallots are translucent (about 3 mins).
2.  Add cauliflower rice; saute until rice is thawed (if frozen) and tender (about 10-15 minutes).
3. Add cheese chunks and mix well, until cheese melts throughout.
4. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
5. Sprinkle with chives; mix well.

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