By Hannah Byron
With the new year, comes the usual “new” health resolutions. However, instead of setting unrealistic goals to hit the gym every day or begin a restricted diet, Micaela Karlsen offers a new and innovative way of dieting through her online health program, Sustainable Diet.
The newest Rev: Ithaca Startup Works member company focuses on following a plant-based diet in order to improve weight loss success. Through this three-month program, participants receive expert resources, including recipes, recommended readings, and diet-tracking tools to help manage their progress.
Sustainable Diet partners with leading health professionals to provide a well-rounded nutrition plan. The experts, who are composed of dieticians, doctors, and chefs, come from different backgrounds and age ranges, and have helped thousands of people achieve their weight loss goals.
According to Micaela, the goal of the Sustainable Diet is for participants, ‘To feel comfortable in their own body at all times and take their health into their own hands.’
Participants can choose from three types of programs: Self-Study, Rev It Up! and Mega Mentoring, all varied in pricing and intensity. You can also test-run the program through a 30-day free trial available on their website. Through these three programs, members have access to powerful core lectures on dietary behavior change, an interactive goal-setting checklist tool, and weekly group support calls.
“Sustainable Diet is 100% accepting of who you are, where you are, and we love you, whatever your goals are and whatever your background,” Micaela said. “We are here to support you in becoming the best version of yourself. This is not boot camp, it’s not starvation, and there’s no portion control. We’re here to help you live a happy life and have a great time eating food.”
What truly sets this program apart from today’s fad diets is its commitment to both personal well-being and sustainable living. By eating a plant-based diet, you are helping the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
The first step in the Sustainable Diet program shows members how to stop stressing over food by reviewing everything from basic nutrition, to grocery shopping, and cooking. This all-encompassing program provides easy plant-based recipes, exercises that will help you eat better, coaching, support, and relationship advice.
Micaela shares, “the best part about this program is that by the end of the three months you’ll be a part of a community of people discovering how to be healthy in their real lives”