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Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN

Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN

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Title: Nutrition Expert and Advisor

Location: Los Angeles, California

Education: Ilana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a Registered Dietitian License, and a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Expertise: Her expertise lies in nutrition and weight management, particularly in pediatric obesity, metabolic syndrome, healthy eating, and lifestyle choices. She also specializes in nutrition education and counseling.

Experience: Ilana's journey from being labeled as obese at eight years old to becoming a leading nutrition expert is a powerful testament to resilience and transformation. Her early experience with obesity, marked by a visit to "Fat Camp" and a struggle with comfort food dependency, set the stage for a profound personal and professional evolution. Despite the challenges of gaining back weight after initial loss efforts, Ilana faced her reality with determination. By the age of 13, she weighed 215 pounds and wore a size 20, but she made a pivotal decision to change her lifestyle for good. Recognizing herself as a "volume eater," she discovered the importance of feeling full and satisfied without weight gain, leading to significant weight loss by the end of her freshman year of high school.
This transformation wasn't just about losing weight; about changing her mindset towards food and her overall approach to health. Ilana's journey inspired her to delve deeper into the field of nutrition, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics, becoming a registered dietitian, and furthering her education with a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics. Her mission evolved into showing others that a healthy lifestyle is not only achievable but can be maintained with the right mindset and strategies. Ilana developed a unique framework for overcoming weight loss plateaus, boosting metabolism, and ensuring sustainable weight management, driven by the desire to empower others to break free from their insecurities and embrace a healthier chapter in their lives.
Building on her personal experience and professional qualifications, Ilana became a respected public speaker, media personality, and influencer. She created the 2B Mindset Program, an initiative rooted in her own weight loss journey, advanced education, and experience with numerous clients, both at UCLA and in private practice. Her contributions to the American Heart Association's executive leadership team and her lectures for the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA since 2013 highlight her commitment to public health education.
Ilana's expertise extends beyond individual consulting; she actively collaborates with and invests in food, fitness, and wellness companies. She leads nutrition seminars, cooking demonstrations, and Mind and Body Reset Retreats designed to transform lives. Furthermore, her development of the 2B Pregnant program with Beachbody LLC showcases her dedication to addressing the unique nutritional needs of pregnant women. Now a mother of three—Olivia, Julian, and Gideon—Ilana continues to share her knowledge and experiences with a wide audience, from private clients to online communities, book readers, retreat guests, and beyond, illustrating her unwavering commitment to fostering healthier lives.


Social Media: Instagram, Facebook

Videos: YouTube

Books: You Can Drop It! and Love the Food That Loves You Back

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