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.

Yes! You can learn more about that here

Extended benefits plans and health spending accounts typically cover one-on-one counselling with Registered Dietitians.

Your benefits plan may cover membership fees in my Sweet Spot Kitchen community, but it may not. In either case, always 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

You can do the Sweet Spot Kitchen program at your own pace. If you give it about an hour a week, you’ll breeze through the Knowledge, Meal Planning, and Behaviour Change courses in about a month each.

The Recipes/Ideas content has several sub-topics such as Breakfast, Lunch, Legumes, Fish, and more. You can pick and choose the ones you need most. Again, in about an hour a week you’ll master each of those in about a month.

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’ve scheduled Office Hours sessions for 5pm Mountain Time on Wednesdays.

In the fall we’ll add monthly live sessions with new content, and I’ll poll the group regarding what time works best.

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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