Class starts October 2. Enrollment for this class is now closed. Zoom group processing sessions will be on either Wednesday or Thursday at 7pm eastern. Live facebook Q & A will be on Oct 13 and 27, and Nov 10 at 7pm eastern

Class teacher is Betsy Thurston, who is a Registered Dietitian, Integrative Nutritionist, Eating Disorder Clinician, and Nutrition Therapist.

Who This Course Is For

This course is for people who have a lot of stress and guilt around their food choices and often life live either "being good" or "being bad" regarding food rules. It’s for those of us who overthink food choices, or are overwhelmed, or stop caring. It's for people who want to learn about intuitive eating, or have gained weight when they tried to eat intuitively. This course is for people who are exhausted with their relationship with food and their body and are ready for a new approach.

  • The eating patterns that you have right now are not going to change on their own. The next diet program is not going to fix anything, because any success you have will not be sustainable. Until you correct the brain patterns that drive you, nothing will be different.

There is another way to achieve what you want

This course will help chronic dieters, people who need to lose weight for health reasons, people who are binge eaters, people who swing between trying to lose weight and giving up, people who want to learn how to accept their bodies, and people who carry shame around their eating habits and their appearance.

You Can Take This 7 Week Course At Your Own Pace. You choose Wednesday or Thursday for your processing group.

Each module will include a review of your personal food and eating progress as well as a large behavioral component. Weekly modules will be released on Thursday evenings and group zoom meetings with Blair will take place on either Wednesday or Thursday at 7pm eastern. Once registered you can send an email to betsy@betsythurstonrd.com with your preferred day. Facebook Live sessions with Betsy will be Oct 13 and 27 and Nov 10 at 7pm eastern.

  • Module 1: Food and Nutrition. What science says about what a healthy diet and weight looks like. Learning how to eat intuitively and mindfully.

  • Module 2: Investigating the patterns that drive us using the Internal Family Systems model of the brain and behavior. Understanding our motivation to change from a deeper level. Incorporating the concepts of detaching from outcome, since caring too much creates subconscious resistance.

  • Module 3: Self-sabotage has a function. Understanding all the parts inside of us that encourage us to eat. It's complicated.

  • Module 4: Deepening our Ability to Change Destructive Patterns. Working with both the parts that want change and the parts that overeat anyway. Learning how to consistently make food choices that are in line with our health goals.

  • Module 5: Food cravings, extreme and addictive parts, somatic experiencing, managing anxiety and fear.

  • Module 6: Looking at the childhood origins of our experiences, repressed emotions and learning from the past. Learning how to rewrite your future.

  • Module 7: Strengthening the decision to change. Tapping into courage, life purpose, and our authentic, core self energies.

Begin the journey now. Because waiting will not help anything.

This is not only a program of transformation, it will allow you to join a community of others who understand you.

  • Each class includes pre-recorded videos of Betsy teaching.

  • Private question and answer sessions with Betsy every two weeks conducted via facebook live

  • Many written handouts, food logs, and other helpful information which you can print out

  • Weekly small group sessions over zoom led by therapist Blair Thurston, who is Betsy's daughter

  • Audio recordings to help with mindful eating and also to help you work with your thoughts in a new way

  • Membership into a private facebook community where you can connect with others who share your struggle

Questions From People Considering Enrollment

  • I am not on facebook. What will I miss if I don't connect with the facebook live group?

    If you are not a facebook user and do not want to attend the facebook live segment, you won't miss any content. The facebook live sessions will be only about once every two weeks and are not expected to be long. The only function will be to address questions that members of the course community might have. If I feel like there are concerns that need to be presented in written form that have not been addressed, I will add them to the written course content.

  • I don't like meeting in groups, and I don't like zoom. Do I have to attend the weekly zoom sessions?

    The zoom sessions with Blair are totally optional and are meant to add support and connection for those who might benefit. There will not be specific course content presented in the zoom sessions. Blair will be facilitating conversation and comments during this time for anyone who chooses to participate.

  • What if my work schedule is too busy for me to participate in the course during some of the weeks?

    The course is totally self paced. Some of the material is best understood over time, and sitting with the ideas is not something to be rushed. Some people might prefer to take the class at a slower pace and only open up the course lessons every two weeks rather than weekly. This is totally fine.

More About Betsy and Blair

whatBetsy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters Degree in Nutrition and has many years of experience working as an eating disorder clinician, nutrition therapist, and life coach. She hosts the popular podcast titled "Binge Dieting" and is based out of Atlanta, Georgia.



Blair is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Counseling who is highly skilled at group facilitation. She has a deep interest in spirituality, the study of human design, and healing from the inside out. She is based out of Denver, Colorado.

You don't need to be on a diet to get the results you want

How many times have you convinced yourself that you could finally achieve what you wanted, but it ended up as yet another failed attempt? This is because the solution was doomed from the start. My program offers a new way.

This transformative program will include pre-recorded video, audio, written material, membership in a facebook group where you can communicate with others in the course and with Betsy via facebook live meetings, and also weekly group zoom meetings with Blair.

There is a LOT of content and a LOT of community to help support your journey. I hope you join!