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Enrollment for the Balanced Bites Master Class opens June 18th! Join the waitlist and be the first to know when enrollment opens again!

Master the whys & hows of real food nutrition



Build a strong foundation of nutritional knowledge and learn to put that knowledge to work to transform your health.

The Balanced Bites Master Class is the first workshop of its kind to harness the knowledge and experience of two award-winning, best-selling authors and holistic nutritionists, into a fun, engaging, laugh-while-you-learn online workshop.

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Class begins July 8th!


In the balanced bites master class, Diane & Liz teach real food nutrition in their signature style, breaking down complicated subjects into actionable steps that provide a roadmap to better health.

You'll be guided step-by-step through the fundamentals of real food nutrition, the myths and truths of our current dietary landscape, and the foundations of supporting overall wellness.

Through a combination of multimedia-based video modules, worksheets, daily journaling, and a supportive online community, you'll uncover amazing insights for yourself, your friends, and your family, and you'll develop real, actionable steps for building a balanced lifestyle.

We know that you're often fighting this "battle" on your own, without the help or support of your spouse or family. And, if your family is supportive, well, we know that it's still not always enough.

You need a supportive community of people who are just like you — in it to figure out what's going on with their bodies using a natural, balanced approach.

Here’s the thing, after years of working with clients 1-on-1 and teaching seminars around the country, we know exactly how frustrating this journey can be, and how isolating it can feel!

Meet Your Instructors

Diane Sanfilippo is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide, and Keto Quick Start. She is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and creator of the popular health blog, BalancedBites.com.


Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and author of the Wall Street Journal best seller Eat the Yolks. She wrote The Purely Primal Skincare Guide and co-created the online program Baby Making and Beyond. She shares everything she knows about food, beauty and babies at RealFoodLiz.com.

The Balanced Bites Master Class takes the essence of the full-day seminar, and dives deeper into your most common health struggles with a completely guided, 10-week online class that will transform how you think about — and manage — your health.

  • 9 Video Modules packed with all the nutrition background and information you’ll need on the weekly topic
  • Worksheets that go beyond the modules to get you laser-focused on important lessons and action steps to apply the information to your health goals
  • A PDF Journal with weekly prompts and space for your personal objectives to help you stay on track
  • LIVE Calls with Diane & Liz

All this and more for just $497!

Program Modules

Module 1: Introductions


In this lesson

Welcome to the Balanced Bites Master Class! To kick things off, Diane and Liz share a bit about themselves. You will learn about their backgrounds, about their certifications, and personal journeys with real food, and how they came together to create the Master Class! In this module, you download the course materials so you can start piecing together your own health story throughout the class. Let’s get started!

Module 2: What is Real Food?


In this lesson

In Part One, Diane introduces the factors of influence and awareness that inform how we make our decisions. She also defines what real food is — and isn’t. In Part Two, Liz explores historical health blunders that have affected our current nutritional paradigm, and introduces new ideas for a nutritional paradigm shift. You will discover your current level of awareness and understanding of the nutritional landscape during this module.

Module 3: The Skinny on Fat & Cholesterol


In this lesson

In this three-part module, you will learn the history behind current beliefs about fat & cholesterol. Break down the molecular structure of fats, compare healthy and processed fats, learn why healthy fats are important and why processed fats are harmful. Understand why cholesterol is important to the health of your body and hormones, and how to properly interpret your standard cholesterol panel. Next, start applying this info to your personal health journey!

Module 4: All About Protein


In this lesson

You will learn all about how and why we have our current views on protein, including the studies that “support” why vegetarianism is healthy for people — and how those studies are not actually accurate. Liz explains the importance of protein in the body, compares plant protein vs. animal protein, and then dives deeper into the difference between well-sourced vs. factory farmed animal products. You will then learn how to find a local farm to source quality proteins and create a strategy for fitting the highest quality proteins into your budget.

Module 5: Good Carbs, Bad Carbs & The Low-down on Fiber


In this lesson

Diane explains the difference between “good” and “bad” carbs, how they work in your body, how to find the right amount of carbs for you, & how your body reacts to different forms of carbs. You will also learn about different forms of fiber and how they each support your digestion. You will discover how many carbs you need to eat based on your lifestyle factors, evaluate current carb choices (good carbs vs. bad carbs), and analyze your current carbohydrate and fiber intake. All forms of fiber are the spotlight focus for practitioners, digging into the relation between blood sugar and digestive distress.

Module 6: Blood Sugar Regulation & Sweeteners


In this lesson

It’s time to make blood sugar less complicated! Diane explains the roles of insulin and glucagon, and the different issues people can have when they are out of balance (for example: insulin resistance, glucagon dominance, and the insulin-cortisol loop). Compare two meals “typical” breakfasts to show their nutritional and physiological impact. Learn about the different types of sweeteners and how your body responds to them. Then, evaluate how balanced your plate is using what you’ve learned, and how to read your ingredient labels to find hidden sugars and sweeteners.

Module 7: How your digestion should work, and what to do if it's not!


In this lesson

In Part One, Liz explains how digestion works from one end to the other. In Part Two, Liz takes a closer look at what can go wrong with digestion, including stomach acid, reflux, heartburn and GERD, gallbladder issues, a lack of digestive enzymes, leaky gut and large intestine issues. In Part Three, Diane explains poop, and how what you see in the toilet can help you troubleshoot digestive issues. Then, plan how to enjoy your meals in parasympathetic mode, become a master of chewing, and judge what’s in your toilet bowl! Optional bonus: take the HCl challenge and find out how your stomach acid situation is currently!

Module 8: Inflammation, Stress, Sleep & Hormonal Balance


In this lesson

Diane defines inflammation, what it means when your body is “inflamed” and typical signs of inflammation to be aware of in your body. She explains how inflammation is related to disease, chronic inflammation, and how different lifestyle factors can impact your personal level of inflammation. Diane then teaches about our natural circadian rhythm, and how it's interrupted by our modern lifestyle. She discusses stress and how the capacity for stress can be so different from person to person. Then, you assess your level of inflammation, explore how you can improve your sleep, and dig in to what fills your “stress beaker.”

Module 9: Superfoods & Supplements


In this lesson

In Part One, Liz explores different nutrient deficiencies, and the ways that they can appear in the body. She then digs into the superfoods and supplements that support optimal health, fertility, and skin care. In Part Two, Diane looks at specific ways to support autoimmune conditions, training as an athlete, and fat loss. Use what you learn to evaluate the nutrient density of your typical diet and create a plan for how you can make it more nutrient-dense and where you can add superfoods. Explore the different signs of nutrient deficiencies, and brainstorm ways that you can get more of those nutrients into your diet.

Enrollment is open June 17-30

Classes Begin July 8th

Student Program

$1997 value

one-time payment


(20% savings when paid in full!)


payment plan




Enrollment opens again June 17th!

The Balanced Bites Master Class is the first course of its kind that:

  • Explains the how & why of current dietary dogma, so you can truly appreciate the volume of misinformation we’ve been fed for decades
  • Details the myths & truths about saturated fat, cholesterol, protein and carbohydrates, empowering you to eat real food without fear
  • Reveals where true nutrition actually comes from, so you can appropriately fuel your body for any goal you’d like to achieve
  • Guides you step-by-step through the foundations of good health, including proper digestion, blood sugar regulation, and key lifestyle factors to help you feel and look your best
  • Connects you with a like-minded community of real-food enthusiasts, providing support, accountability, and unique and diverse perspectives

A Closer Look at the Curriculum

Scroll down for detailed module information!

Module 1

What you'll learn in this lesson:

  • You'll Meet Diane and Liz

We provide a detailed look at our backgrounds, certifications and personal journeys with real food.

Download the course materials and piece together your own health story based on our prompts and cues.


What others are saying about learning from Liz & Diane:

  • "After many years of taking nutrition classes, both in college and in post-graduate studies, I’ve never had it broken down in easy and applicable terms. Then after taking Diane’s seminar over the weekend, I learned more in four hours than in four years, but I could apply her information the next day. Yes, nutrition can be very complicated, and that’s why people give up. But by taking a one-class seminar, Diane broke down nutrition so it’s understandable and most importantly, very applicable. I highly recommend her class for any reason and for any walk of life… I can’t wait till I take the next course."Dr. Thomas J. Ebalo, Chiropractor in Davenport, IA – QuadCity CrossFit workshop attendee
  • "What I love most about the Balanced Bites Master Class is that Diane and Liz turn complex information into easy to understand "Bite size pieces" so you are able to first observe them in your own life and second make small incremental healthy changes that build upon each other over time! "Rachele Conboy
  • "Even though i have my bachelors in nutrition and have been working in the field for almost 7 years, it amazed me how much I learned from this Master Class. I was particularly interested in the modules that picked apart the truths and myths behind specific studies that lead us to the "research based" guidelines we are supposed to follow today. I signed up for this class to seek out the truth behind food and the misconceptions of today's world. I have been eating primal for years, but couldn't give my exact reasonings why to others. This class has given me the knowledge and confidence I needed to promote my lifestyle and why it works for me and why it can help others as well. Thank you Liz and Diane!"Melissa Lauren
  • "Are you an athlete? Do you suffer from digestive distress? Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition? Maybe you just want to live a long life and look good naked! Whatever your goals, Diane & Liz do the heavy-lifting by condensing the science and a lot of practical how-tos into bite-sized pieces you can apply to your own life. "Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and former research biochemist
  • "Separating facts from myths can be a full-time job when you are trying to figure out what to eat. Not only do Diane and Liz explain nutrition concepts like digestions, blood sugar regulation, and the effects of stress on the body, to name a few, they also help to debunk the myths that don't seem to die regardless of the current research."Amy Welker
  • "Diane clearly understands the science behind diet and can answer any questions about what to eat, what not to eat, and why. Our athletes reported that they learned a ton of new information and were energized and motivated to clean up their diets after listening to Diane speak. In addition, Diane’s blog and website have also proven to be an invaluable resource to our athletes as they navigate a new dimension of healthy eating. If you are looking for a well-educated, articulate nutritionist who is a living example of why this stuff works, Diane is your woman."Juliet Starrett, Owner, San Francisco CrossFit
  • "No matter what I put into words, I can’t really explain the benefits of learning what she has to teach. Diane is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and that comes across after about 2 minutes of listening to her talk about nutrition. She presents everything is a very simple and well organized format. I have read up a lot on Paleo and have been eating this way for a few months now, but no matter how much you think you know, there is much more to learn."Anthony K., Wilmington, DE workshop attendee – CrossFit GameShape

You Might be Thinking...

For a fraction of the cost of 1-on-1 consultations with just holistic health practitioner, you get the knowledge and experience of TWO holistic practitioners, not to mention the supportive network of the Master Class community, and the relationships you'll build with your fellow classmates.


Questioning if you are “doing the right thing” in regards to your health and nutrition.

Spinning your wheels troubleshooting your health issues with pieces of advice you pick up from competing “health” articles.

Struggling to educate your friends and family about your food choices.

Wondering if nutrition is the next step in your career.


Learning the foundations of real food nutrition and good health.

Understanding the “whys” behind the paleo lifestyle.

Owning your health journey with confidence and clarity.

Exploring your passion for health, wellness and nutrition.

The Balanced Bites Master Class is your very best resource for revealing the whole truth about what good nutrition really means, how it impacts the body, and how you can use that knowledge to build the lifestyle that’s best for you.

Enrollment is open!
Class begins July 8th!


Be the first to know when class opens next!

Frequently Asked Questions

Master Class Refund Policy

We know you’re going to absolutely love what we’ve created for you, but, if you somehow don’t feel you're learning something that you can apply to your own life for self-improvement, here’s what you need to do to receive a refund within the first 30 days of the course:

1. Notify us by sending an email to [email protected] with the reason that you are requesting the refund so that we can help you through the process.
2. Provide proof that you have completed Modules 1-3.
This can be done by submitting your assessments for each lesson as well as scanned copies of the workbooks (we do not need to see your personal Master Class journal pages).
3. Remove yourself from the Master Class Facebook groups
4. Unsubscribe from the Master Class email list

Once these steps have been completed, we will process your refund.

The course begins on July 9, 2018. Refund requests after August 8, 2018 will not be accepted.