RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge

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Join us from March 27 to March 31, 2023 to gain the freedom to live your life without holding yourself back.

Establishing a new pattern of appreciation and trust for yourself starts with creating awareness of the thoughts you currently hold about food and your body.

The RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge is closed! Add your name to the waitlist below to be notified of the next challenge:

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When you register for this waitlist, you’ll also be added to the general Confident Nutrition email list, where you’ll get weekly-ish emails to encourage, support, and equip you to develop a healthier relationship with food, stop the food struggle, and get peace with yourself and your body at any size.

Body expectations, nutrition recommendations, and our diet culture are restrictive and shame-based

You’re trying to adopt health-promoting habits while carrying the burden of your current body story.

It’s time to increase your body neutrality:
The RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge

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This challenge is a simple, non-judgmental space where you can experience relief from your negative inner dialogue.

Come get personalized insight and practical tips to increase your body neutrality so you can live your life without holding yourself back

This is especially made for you if…

  • You’re a busy woman
  • You’ve struggled with shame and guilt around food and your body
  • You want to grow (or are curious about) a body-neutral attitude
  • You’re ready to live your life without restriction


  • You think your body is a problem to be fixed
  • You feel guilty no matter what you eat
  • You follow rules with the hope of changing your body
  • You repeat the same cycle over and over again


  • Have awareness around the current thoughts you hold about food and your body
  • Begin experiencing relief from the burden of those (often negative) thoughts
  • Start making decisions without emotions caused by current thoughts (typically guilt and shame)
  • Establish a new pattern of appreciation and trust for yourself
  • Gain the freedom to live your life without holding yourself back

The RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge

During the live 5-day challenge, you’ll get daily journal prompts, access to group coaching, a pop-up Facebook group for accountability, and replay links.

What’s included:

  • Daily journal prompts to unlock personal insights
  • 5 days access to group coaching so you don’t have to do this alone
  • Pop-up Facebook group for accountability to keep making progress
  • Replay links so you can rewatch for deeper understanding or in case you missed something!
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I’m Shelly and I’m a Nutrition Mindset Coach with a deep passion to help women realize it’s possible for them to have a healthy, joyful relationship with food, and peace with themselves and their bodies at any size.

I use an empowering, non-diet approach to help busy women who want a healthier relationship with food, so they can stop the food struggle and be at peace with themselves and their bodies at any size.

Before finding out about the flexible approach to wellness I currently use, I was frustrated and burnt out on nutrition. The restrictive and shame-based recommendations I had been taught only held women back (including myself), and set them up for failure.

Then, I stopped feeling guilty about enjoying food, embraced intuitive eating and body neutrality, and began to see lasting change in myself and my clients.

Now, my flexible, empowering approach to food and wellness brings compassion, fun, and peace, even on hard body days. I can’t wait to share this with you!

Consider this free challenge your first step to becoming a truly healthier version of you!

“Shelly came into my life at the perfect time where I was connecting deeper. She assisted me at seeing some things that I had pushed aside. She gave some ideas in a way that I had never thought of. She gave me a new way to frame things that I had been rough on myself prior. I also got a few ideas I could use in the future.”

Jennifer Spofford

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s what’s included:

  • 5 days of journal prompts to unlock personal insights
  • 5 day access to live group coaching + implementation time so you don’t have to do this alone
  • Pop-up Facebook group for accountability and 5 days of text-based coaching to keep making progress
  • Replay links so you can rewatch for deeper understanding or in case you missed something!

Here’s what’s NOT included:

  • Medical nutrition therapy, mental health or family counseling, or private 1:1 services
  • Language translation or interpretations of coaching materials or sessions (everything is in English)
  • This is not designated as a fully ADA accessible challenge. The challenge is delivered using multiple online platforms and availability/accuracy of screen reading technology, closed captioning, and transcripts are unfortunately not guaranteed.

The RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge is free! However, time and effort investments vary. Plan for up to 1 hr per day for the 5 days of the challenge (especially if you want to join for the live implementation + coaching calls).

Coaching is a collaborative process between the coach (that’s me, Shelly) and the client (that’s you). It’s a method to inspire you toward positive change and maximum wellness, by supporting you and asking questions that lead to self-discovery.

While coaching is not mental health therapy, the nutrition mindset approaches used in this challenge may involve discussing sensitive aspects of participant’s lives and you may experience uncomfortable emotions. If you feel the need to seek medical advice or mental health counseling for new or ongoing concerns, it is your responsibility to find a licensed provider in your area so appropriate care can be provided before, during, and after the challenge as needed.

Let’s clarify our expectations so we can work together in the best way possible.

What I expect from you:

  • be open to the inner work challenging existing thoughts, emotions, and actions
  • communicate honestly, be open to feedback, share what’s working and what’s not
  • set aside the time and energy to participate fully in the process, to the degree that will get you the outcome you’re aiming for
  • treat me, the other members of the group, and yourself with respect
  • choose not to blame, make excuses, or be negative as a habit (we all have those moments, but in this challenge you’ll be asked to think about what’s in your control, and to be open to change)
  • take responsibility to create and implement your own physical, mental and emotional wellness, decisions, choices, actions, and results. I can’t make change for you
  • agree to the boundaries of nutrition mindset coaching to provide general nutrition and wellness information (not medical services)

What you can expect from me:

  • communicate honestly, be open to feedback, share what’s working and what’s not
  • treat you, the other members of the group, and myself with respect
  • maintain the Code of Ethics maintained by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Personally, I strive to treat everyone like I’d like to be treated
  • provide accurate and actionable nutrition and wellness information in the context of the Intuitive Eating and weight-neutral approaches

When you participate in the RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge, you’re giving me permission to use your words anonymously for all marketing purposes. Your own journaling will be private unless you choose to share it.

All live calls will be recorded and distributed throughout this RELEASE: Body Neutrality Journaling Challenge. They may also be used in other related challenges.

Other coaching programs, services, and challenges I offer may have different policies.

Please note that I may disclose information to mental health providers, the police, or other necessary authorities if I believe you or anyone else might be at risk. This is based on my sole discretion. Depending on other contract work or employment outside Confident Nutrition, I may also be a mandatory reporter of certain illegal activities that I observe or hear reported in this group.

You may want to lose weight, change the shape or size of your body, or pursue another aesthetic goal. There are plenty of pressures and information from healthcare, family and friends, the media, ourselves… the list goes on! And you’ve probably heard a lot of things about only needing to find the right strategy, or use more psychology, or any other tips and tricks and challenges that might be out there. You might have even tried them, maybe even with a temporary feeling of success, but it never seems to last (and sometimes feels worse than before).

Imagine instead being able to accept yourself and your body, knowing that it’s okay as it is, while understanding how to make positive changes that honor your body. Do you feel the burden slowly start to lift?

This challenge, as with all the services I provide, is from an all food fits, weight-neutral approach.* Let’s see our food and bodies as allies in a fulfilling life, not enemies!

I invite you to check out the challenge and experiment with what body neutrality could help you do in your life.

*This can feel like an unusual approach and may not be something you’re familiar with. If you have questions, please reach out to me by email to discuss this, your situation, and whether this challenge is right for you:

The challenge runs Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31, 2023. The times of the group coaching + implementation calls will follow this schedule:

  • Monday, March 27: 7pm-8pm Pacific
  • Tuesday, March 28: 7pm-8pm Pacific
  • Wednesday, March 29: 7pm-8pm Pacific
  • Thursday, March 30: 7pm-8pm Pacific
  • Friday, March 31: 12pm-1pm Pacific

If you can’t join us live, you can watch the replay available after the call.

Brief text-based coaching within the pop-up Facebook group will be available March 27-March 31, 2023.

©2023 Shelly Najjar, MPH, RDN  |  Confident Nutrition