In a perfect world, you’d eat foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Food that keeps your legs running strong, your mind humming, your spirit soaring.

In this imperfect world, you—if you’re like us—scarf down bars over the keyboard; skip meals because you’re spending hours behind the steering wheel; eat “meals” of leftovers and baby carrots, consumed over the sink, and washed down with wine; and crave sugar every day at precisely 2:15 sharp.

Even though you know better, you can’t seem to make changes that stick.Too often, because of what you put in your mouth, your mood slumps. Your sleep is sporadic. Your belly bloats. You have no energy. On runs, your legs feel like rocks…and you can’t seem to break the cycle.

Simply Nourish Like a Mother is an innovative, five-week program serving up bite-size, holistic changes to your diet that you can easily integrate on a daily basis. You’ll learn to eat for energy, not because of emotions; you’ll understand how your body digests different macronutrients (and why you should eat food in a specific order); you’ll intimately experience how food can be healthy, healing, easy, nourishing, and tasty all at once.

On an individual basis, a program like this would cost over $600, but Simply Nourish Like a Mother is $200, and it’s designed with you—a busy, multi-tasking, active woman—in mind.

Along the way, you’ll systematically build simple nutrition habits that streamline into one another—and blossom seamlessly into your life. Along the way, you’ll stabilize your energy (see ya, midday blahs!), improve your digestion, and optimize your weight.

Want to taste-test the Simply Nourish Like a Mother/Ellie’s protocol? Listen to her on a Train Like a Mother podcast.

simply-nourish-collageEACH PROGRAM INCLUDES

★ Five weeks of comprehensive, accessible, holistic nutrition guidelines.
★ Thorough printed materials + steps with a weekly, detailed focus.
★ Weekly detailed shopping lists (both for foods to prepare and pre-prepared in-a-pinch ideas) and easy-to-use weekly journals.
★ Original Simply Nourished quick recipes + food formulas.

★ Weekly Go the Extra Mile tasks that enhance well-being.

★ Four exclusive Simply Nourish Like a Mother podcasts to review weekly material in depth—and entertain you along the way.
★ Wrap-up webinar sessions to review material and connect with Ellie one-on-one.
★ Private Facebook page to share tips, recipes, momentum. 
★ Weekly Q + A sessions on Facebook page.
★ The result? A binder—and a brain—full of nutritional information + goodness that you and your family will integrate easily and rely on for years to come.

“Ellie’s holistic approach helped me focus on nutrition, work on health concerns, and prioritize self-care in the midst of work, family and training.

Her guidelines are sustainable even when life gets crazy.”

—#Motherrunner Britt Parker



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“Ellie has made my family’s nutrition manageable and effective. The way she frames daily nutrition guidelines are simple and stress-free. My sleep, digestion, and running are better than they have ever been!”

—#Motherrunner Sarah Axelrod


Denver, CO; Mother of one four-legged 
Coaching since: 2011.
Coaching certifications: MSN, RD
After a workout, I: immediately begin thinking about what I’m going to eat (duh!). My favorite post-workout meal? My original Microwavable English Muffin + egg, with avocado, butter (glorious butter!) and a drizzle of raw honey.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Two-time Olympic Swimming Trials qualifier.
2. Four-time Athletic and Academic All-American.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1.Do four-legged kids count? Ok, good. I rescued a racehorse off the track, and, despite a few broken bones and concussions I incurred along the way, trained him to be a three-day eventing competitor. (Selfishly, I’m hoping kids are less dangerous.)
2. Currently raising my Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy to be my running partner.

Don’t ask me to: Go more than three days without dark chocolate or grass-fed butter; they give me wings!
Coaching style in one word: Empathetic. I listen to your story, which drives my protocol for you.


Good question. This Club is a branch of Another Mother Runner, started by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. Back when our five collective kids were ankle-biters, we ran the Nike Women’s Marathon, wrote about our training for Runner’s World magazine, then turned the whole experience into Run Like a Mother, a chatty, advice-filled book published in 2010. (Here’s an excerpt from Runner’s World.) Train Like a Mother (excerpt) followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner (guess what? excerpt) completed the trilogy in 2015.

Along the way, Another Mother Runner has flourished into an amazing community of badass women centered around the idea that the benefits of your miles ricochet through all aspects of your life. When you run, you are a more patient mother, a more loving partner, a more productive worker, and a more positive person altogether. (Note: By run, we mean forward movement. Walking, jogging, and running at any and all speeds count.)

The brains behind Simply Nourish Like a Mother is Ellie Kempton, MSN, RD, a former collegiate swimmer who found her calling in the pool. Her diet was motivated purely by speed and ease; she ate foods that could be prepared quickly to optimize free time and to fuel faster swiming—or so she thought. 

When her “fast” foods only made her slower and eventually very sick, her paradigm shifted. After a diagnosis of autoimmunity, but before completely giving up, she found her elixir: real food. It transformed her performance, health and life.

Since then, she’s become real food’s marketing agent. After all, real food offers transformative health benefits. With a practice based in Denver, she’s thrilled to make nutrition simple and accessible for everyone across the country and around the world.

While nutrition scenarios vary from person to person, Ellie focuses on stabilizing energy, improving digestion, and optimizing weight—three pillars that allow for more clarity, focus, and happiness in your life and athletics.

This five-week program is structured like this:
• Each week has a different focus with easily accessible, simple tips to help you integrate optimal nutrition.
• The printed weekly materials include guidelines + facts; shopping lists (both the regular and the in-a-pinch variety); numerous food formulas + recipes; and a weekly journal. At the end of the program, you will have a binder full of goodness: information and recipes you’ll rely on over and over for years.
• The weekly exclusive podcast, between 45-60 minutes long, goes over the weekly materials in depth.
• Over the course of the week, we encourage you to integrate the practices that are the focus that week. On the private Facebook page, you’ll share tips and recipes that are working—or not working—for you, creating group momentum and a Simply Nourish team that will help you stay accountable and motivated.

• Every Sunday, Ellie hosts a Q+A session on the private Facebook page. (She is not on Facebook during the week, but Dimity + others will monitor it and help as much as possible.)
• During week five, we’ll host one to two wrap-up webinars to review materials, talk about next steps, and allow you to connect with Ellie one-on-one. 
• Finally, each week there is a “Go the Extra Mile” task, which opens up and explains a helpful aspect of nutrition like probiotics and collagen.
Likely. While we are going to focus on the unique protocol that Ellie shares with all her clients, we have the time and resources to do a deep dive into each area (vegetables, carbs, protein, fats). In addition, the group situation will elicit questions, situations, and recipes that may enhance your experience. That said, if you are concerned about too much overlap, contact us at and we can discuss. 
Simply Nourish like a Mother is not a specific weight-loss program; the focus is learning and integrating nutritional habits that will help you stabilize your energy, improve your digestion, and enhance your athletic performance. Doing those things will also help  you optimize your weight.

Is it very possible that you will lose weight as you implement the tools and tips from SNLAM? Yes. Will the program be a failure if you don’t lose weight? We certainly don’t think so, as you’ll have nutritional strategies that will serve you and your family for years to come.

Yes! The Simply Nourish protocol fits nearly every dietary situation.
Because SNLAM is thoughtfully structured, you’ll be able to follow the program on your own. All the materials should be printed out and kept in a binder, and the exclusive podcasts are able to be downloaded and listened to at your leisure. So even if you fall a week behind, you can catch your breath and then jump back in when you’re ready for the next week’s materials.

We will be unable to issue refunds or do-overs for Simply Nourish Like a Mother, but if you miss a week or podcast, we can definitely help you get those so you have a whole binder full of goodness!

Did we miss something? Contact us at tlamclub [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll help you out!