The Cultivated Self

Is The Cultivated Self a good fit for you?

Do you relate to any of this?

The Cultivated Self is a program designed to guide you in cultivating a positive relationship with food and your body by seeking to find freedom from obsessive or negative thoughts so you can live a joy-filled, meaningful life that aligns with the values you hold.

You’ve tried every diet imaginable without long-term success.
You have a love/hate relationship with food.
You eat all the ‘right’ foods, know how to eat ‘healthy,’ and still feel stuck.
You find yourself turning to food when you’re not hungry and don’t know how to stop.
You’ve experienced frequent weight fluctuation related to dieting.
You feel like your metabolism is ruined from years of dieting.
You are overwhelmed by all the nutrition and diet-related messages.
You have struggled with weight loss and feel uncomfortable in your skin.

We Hear You!

Our 8 session course was created just for you. Get started on your journey to a better relationship with food and your body today!

Make Peace With Food

Feel confident and comfortable with your food choices – no more ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods! Food is meant to be enjoyed, not to make us feel guilty for eating.

Listen to Your Body

Explore how mindful and intuitive eating can connect you with what, when, and how much food your body truly needs to feel satisfied and energized.

Listen to Your Needs

If you’ve used food to cope with stress, boredom, emotions, or as a reward, you’ll learn to recognize these cues and identify healthier ways of coping.

Create Sustainable Change

No. More. Dieting. Lay the foundation for a positive relationship with food and your body, and take diets off the table for good!

Experience Gratitude for Your Body

Build respect for your body and honor its needs. Appreciate the body you have now. You deserve to pursue your dreams in any body.

Liz holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Saint Louis University (SLU), with an emphasis in Nutrition & Physical Performance. Her Bachelors Degree was completed at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she moved to St. Louis to complete her dietetic internship at SLU. Liz has been a registered and licensed dietitian since 2013 and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Prior to moving back to Nebraska, Liz worked at an eating disorder treatment center at the residential level of care providing one-on-one nutrition counseling, co-facilitating eating disorder groups and nutrition education groups, and helping to empower clients to repair their relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. Liz’s passion for the treatment of eating disorders grew significantly through her work with the clients and collaboration with the treatment team, and she is excited to be able to pursue this passion in her hometown.

Meet the Creators

Liz Baker and Emily Estes

Emily Estes earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). Through the completion of her dietetic internship at UNL, Emily held a special interest for developing skills to engage in eating disorder treatment. Her passion for education, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders led Emily to enter private practice following her dietetic internship. She is the Founder of Sage Nutrition, LLC where services are specifically geared toward food, exercise, and body image struggles. Her treatment philosophy encompasses a Health At Every Size approach with a goal to see individuals move toward self-acceptance while finding joy and pleasure in their relationship to food and body. 

In her time away from work, Emily enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her golden doodle pup, traveling, and exploring her creative outlets.

Are You Ready?

The Cultivated Self offers a different perspective on how you approach the way you feel about food and your body.


How long will I have access to the course?

The course is designed to be completed over eight weeks, and we encourage giving yourself a week with each session to practice the principle of The Cultivated Self Cycle that you learned about that week. You’ll have access to this course for one year.

Is the course for people of all ages?
This course is for anyone 18 years and older.
Is this course for appropriate for men?
Absolutely! We all have a relationship with food and our bodies – positive, negative, or neutral. If you are looking to improve those relationships, then you are in the right place.
How much weight can I expect to lose at the end of the course?
The Cultivated Self is not designed to promote weight loss, nor is it a quick fix. We recognize that many diets and weight loss programs offer shiny promises of rapid weight loss and fast results, and those can sound really appealing. However, we also know that those types of diets and programs have not proven to be sustainable for the majority of us.
Is this course appropriate for someone with an eating disorder?
This program is not appropriate for someone that has a diagnosis of an eating disorder or believes that they might have an eating disorder. Eating disorder treatment requires a multi-disciplinary team that can include a doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, and dietitian. Please reach out to us for individual nutrition counseling if you are struggling with an eating disorder, or for help finding more resources.
What if I'm not satisfied with the course?

Please reach out to one of the instructors. The Cultivated Self is designed to help you through a series of principles within The Cultivated Self Cycle. If you aren’t happy with where you currently are, we want to help you get there. We are more than happy to guide you through an additional coaching session for a fee.

I have a medical diagnosis (diabetes, high blood pressure, food allergy). Can I still take this course?
Yes! This course is about YOUR relationship with food and your body. You will be able to explore how your relationship with food and your body impacts how you manage your medical diagnosis. With a positive relationship with food and body, your overall health improves because you are nourishing your body in a way that meets YOUR body’s needs and is satisfying.

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Are you ready to lay the foundation for a sustainable change to heal your relationship with food and your body?


The Cultivated Self online course