Common Questions

Do you love food? Me too!

My Sweet Spot approach to eating for life means heart-healthy food that is also satisfying as well as convenient and affordable, if that’s important to you.

Sometimes you have to compromise on one to attain another, and that’s okay. But when we can, we try to live in and expand that Sweet Spot. Food is one of life’s great pleasures — you deserve to enjoy it.

Normally I do meet with people to offer individualized guidance, but I have suspended this service until at least April 2024 while I’m undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Extended benefits plans and health spending accounts typically cover dietitian services, but usually, that applies to one-on-one counselling, which I won’t be offering for the remainder of 2023. 

Your benefits plan may cover membership fees in my Sweet Spot Kitchen community, but it may not. If that is important to you, best to check with your plan first.


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Sweet Spot Kitchen Membership FAQs

You’ll have unlimited access, across any devices you own, until the end of the month in which you cancel. You can download and keep recipes and meal planning templates, but videos and discussion boards are only available inside of the paid community.

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you decide it isn’t a good fit for any reason, contact me within 30 days for a refund of that month’s fee. You can cancel anytime by emailing

The Sweet Spot Kitchen Lite program is done at your own pace. The two mini-courses I’ve included will take you about an hour a week if you space them out over eight weeks.

After that, there will be about 15-60 minutes of new content released each week, which you can take advantage of to the degree you like. The goal is small bites to keep you on track.

The Sweet Spot Kitchen Live program also includes two live 45-minute sessions a month with the group.

Our focus will be on better health, but I can’t in good conscience guarantee weight loss — every body is unique. I can, however, commit to sharing tools and insights that will help you eat to reduce your risk of future heart issues and enjoy the food while you’re at it!

I unconditionally respect, welcome and support all people and bodies in my practice. I follow Health at Every Size® principles and strive to support your well-being, regardless of what happens with your weight.

I release new material every Thursday, since many people have time to review and cook on the weekends. The live sessions are at 5pm Mountain (7pm Eastern), but you can watch recordings whenever you like.

Of course! Many people in the group have had a heart attack, stent, or bypass, but some have congenital heart disease and others are concerned about their risk and are keen to avoid future heart health problems.

If you have a question, likely others do too. Ask away! Your best bet is to post questions in the community, so you get insights from the group as well as Cheryl. You can also ask a question privately by email at

Note, however, that this program is for information and education, and support. I can’t provide medical nutrition therapy in this forum, nor is this meant to replace the guidance of your healthcare team.

No, but I will refer to recipes in the book, so if you have it, you’ll get more value out of it by joining us. It’s available anywhere books are sold.

If you suspect that you have an eating disorder, you’d be better served by an eating disorder program or counsellor. If you aren’t sure, you can use this screening tool or talk to your doctor.

If you’re thinking “I just need a meal plan to follow,” this program will disappoint. Our mission is to tune into the wisdom within you, and develop eating habits that work for your unique situation. There’s no one-size-fits-all sweet spot.

And if you have another medical condition, such as chronic kidney disease, for which dietary recommendations conflict with heart disease guidance, individual help from a dietitian will be more appropriate. (Our approach to type 2 diabetes however, will be quite similar, so no worries if you have that.) 

Absolutely! This course is for information, education, and support. It doesn’t provide medical nutrition therapy nor is it meant to replace the guidance of your healthcare team.

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