Tastes Like Freedom

An 8 week online course designed to help you heal your relationship with food so you can lose excess weight, feel CONFIDENT in a body you love and no longer be controlled by food!

If you've struggled with your weight and your relationship with food since you can remember, you are in the right place.

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Does this sound like you???

➜   you've tried every diet out there, you’ve counted calories and you can't seem to stick to anything long enough to lose weight

➜   you think about food A LOT and are sick and tired of spinning your wheels

➜   you're scared to start eating certain foods because once you start, you can't stop

➜   you're good all day but then lose control at night 

➜   you use food to cope when you’re stressed, bored, anxious or when loneliness hits at night.

➜   the scale stresses you out and it has definitely sent you into a spiral

➜   you're afraid you love food too much to ever lose weight, and you can’t imagine what it would be like to go to social settings without overeating

Did you know that 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight in 1-5 years?

My name is Sam Altieri and I am a Food Freedom Coach, podcast host and author of Balanced Eats. Like you, I got sucked into dieting culture telling me I needed to go on a diet or track my calories forever. I started to not trust myself around food, and I got  caught in the restrict/binge cycle for years. After working with my own coach and learning how to trust myself around food again, I lost the 30lbs I had gained from eating emotionally and felt compelled to share my experience with every woman I met. Since 2016, I have helped women all over the world repair their relationship with food and their body, lose excess weight and become the confident badass they know they truly are, deep down!!


It is my mission to unravel the harm that dieting culture has caused you and empower you to heal from the inside out.

Food isn’t the problem. It’s HOW and WHY you are using food.

I'm Ready to Taste Freedom!

I grew up in a home where food was love! Food was an accessible, reliable friend for me when life got hard. Maybe you can relate?? At a very early age, I used food to celebrate, to numb, to cope, and to get through hard times.

I never thought about using food for HEALTH and HUNGER. I used it to fix so many problems in my life.

After a long day, I looked forward to eating. Food was my reliable friend. When I was anxious and exhausted and stressed, it was ALWAYS there for me.


Eating, alone, was my "me time." Food was one of the most exciting things in my life.

There were nights I was lonely. So I ate. And at the time, I didn’t really have hobbies. So I ate. It was something to do and it tasted so good!! But most nights, I would end up overdoing it, because once I started snacking, I couldn't seem to stop. 

When my head hit the pillow each night, I was frustrated at myself. I felt like I couldn't get it together and every night, I'd promise myself that tomorrow would be better, but it never was. 

I’d feel bloated and gross from overeating the next morning & I told myself I’d eat as little and as clean as possible to make up for it. But that only lasted until lunch and by the time dinner time rolled around, I was back deep in the cookies and ice cream!

I had gotten trapped in the vicious cycle of restriction and binging.

If you are there now, you are not alone.

And I want to give you HOPE. Because, as I write this to you, I am free of my struggles and war with food and my body, and I want to teach you HOW I did it so you can feel that freedom, peace and presence in your life, too. 

You deserve to feel good in your body and not be thinking about food 24/7.


I'm Ready to Taste Freedom!

I know how it feels to..

➜   not know how to stop eating once you start and always want more. I felt like I just couldn't get enough.

➜  hate yourself & your body.⁣ I would look in the mirror, poke my love handles, suck in, look at the cellulite on my legs & shake my arms, fixating on my under arm flab.⁣ I just wanted it all to go away!

➜  not let myself feel emotions. I was scared to feel. So instead, I just shoved the food down. I numbed. I coped. I distracted with exercise, too.

➜   catch yourself staring into the fridge or cabinets looking for "something" even though I wasn't hungry, and then deciding to say "fuck it, what's the point?" and eating whatever was in front of me.

➜   have an almost “out of body” uncontrollable experience with foods and wondering when the vicious cycle will stop because I was so sick and tired of living like this.

➜   be on the DIET hamster wheel, regaining and losing the same 5-10 lbs because I just couldn't seem to get it together. It felt like I was never going to lose the weight, like something was wrong with me.

Are you a person of color?

Balance with Sam is offering a scholarship to 5 individuals of color for the Tastes like Freedom.

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Maybe you’ve tried and failed dozens of times yet you are here because you have HOPE.

You know there’s an answer. That’s hope. She is that little voice that whispers, "there’s GOT to be a way. If SHE can do it, I can too" .. that's your intuition, the REAL you. She's inside you. Healing your relationship with food and feeling confident in your body is possible.

Being healthy and feeling good in your body is your damn birthright! You and I both know that you deserve it just as much as that girl you just scrolled by on your news feed. 

You also know it's in your head. You just have to get out of our own way. You know it’s about your mindset. You know you can’t keep being controlled by food anymore. You know that you have much bigger and better things to worry about than food!

You have stumbled here on purpose. You are in the right place. 

And I am here to help you.


I Want to Feel Good

Imagine how it would feel to...

➜   be relaxed and normal around food again, with no urges to binge, overeat or emotionally eat

➜   eat all of your favorite foods without losing control, overeating , or feeling guilty

➜   finally lose the excess weight you've spent years trying to get rid of so you can have ONE wardrobe and every piece of clothing fits you

➜   go out and enjoy meals with your girlfriends and no longer obsess over your body, food or tracking your calories

➜  be energized, happy and present in your life, work and relationships, because your headspace isn't consumed with food 24/7
➜  feel confident enough in your body that you start saying no more, asking for what you truly want, see your worth and love the person you are becoming

Close your eyes and imagine. How did that make you feel? Freeing? Peaceful? At ease? Empowered?


... I'm here to tell you, it's ALL possible.

Sign Me Up Sam, I'm Ready!

Are you a woman of color?

Balance with Sam is offering a scholarship to 5 individuals of color! Apply to claim your scholarship.

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Here’s what the women inside have been up to...

This is why I created Tastes Like Freedom

because I was once where you are - trapped in the emotional eating and binge eating cycle. Now that I’m on the other side of that, I want to help you get there, too. Why? Because this shit is too good NOT to share. You deserve to feel like a freakin’ rockstar in your body, in your life.

Introducing Tastes Like Freedom, my 8 week online signature course.

It's time for you to heal your relationship with food so you can focus on the important stuff - like your relationships, your work, and experiencing the beauty of life.

If you've been spinning your wheels for years, GREAT. That means you are a strong, determined AF resilient woman who is ready to FINALLY break free of her food struggles. And this time, I'm here to guide you every step of the way - with accountability, support, and the right mindset needed to end the war with food and your body and lose excess weight, FOR GOOD.

It’s time for you to learn how to have a HEALTHY relationship with food, STOP overeating, and emotionally eating so you can lose weight, be CONFIDENT in your body and in CONTROL of your life. 

And that's why I created my signature course, Tastes Like Freedom, to help you heal your relationship with food so you can have the space to be confident in your body, in your relationships and in your purpose. So that you can start showing up FULLY in your life, and owning who you truly are!!

LET'S FACE IT: you can't keep living like this.

After overcoming my own battles with food and helping hundreds of other women heal their relationship with food, stop overeating and binge eating and lose their stubborn body fat and feel confident in their bodies, I realized they all shared one struggle. There was literally one thing holding them back from making lasting changes to their body: THEIR MINDSET.

They would make one mistake and they'd convince themselves they ruined everything and spiral out of control. They turned to food for every emotion imaginable and didn't know how to stop.

THE GREAT NEWS? Once we dug deep, unpacked WHY they were doing this, they literally started shedding weight. They stopped overeating and binging, they started getting healthier and healing their relationship with food. They started feeling confident in their bodies, they started keeping promises to themselves and they lost the weight they had previously struggled to lose for years!

And now, it’s my obsession to help YOU get unstuck & do the same.


an 8 week online course designed to help you STOP emotionally eating, binging, and struggling with your weight and HEAL your relationship with food, lose excess weight and feel CONFIDENT and PRESENT in your life.


It's time for you to heal your relationship with food.

It’s time to start taking control and get your life back.


It’s time to start grabbing life by the freakin horns!


I know it’s possible for you, because I did it for myself and I’ve done it for hundreds of other women.

And now.. It’s your turn to break the habit.

You can break the habit. You can get your life back.



These women did it. You can too.

I have helped hundreds of women learn how to build a healthy relationship with food, stop overeating, emotionally eating so they can lose excess weight and stop thinking about food all of the time!

Don't just take my word for it...

Amy C  --  "I am no longer depriving myself!!"

In previous weight loss attempts I’d eat nothing but dry chicken and steamed veggies. Spoiler alert, that wasn’t sustainable! Now I make sure to fill my plate with good foods and allow myself the foods I want to eat. Moderation is key!

Sam has also helped me work on my scarcity mindset so I don’t binge. I used to think of pizza as bad and I shouldn’t have it so I’d eat an entire one when I did.

Now that I know I can have food whenever I want, I don’t binge. I work it into my day and if it it puts me over my calorie goal I don’t let it send me into a spiral of eating more that day. I also don’t punish myself the next day.

Being able to eat my favorite foods and still feel good about myself is so rewarding!

Theresa V.  -- "I finally stopped binging!"

I used to eat so little and was not able to maintain that and binged every evening on ice cream and everything I could find. Now I don't restrict any foods at all! I enjoy all food groups without guilt.

I FINALLY stopped binging! If I get into a situation where I would have binged before, I recognize it and will stop super quick and realize that I am not eating out of hunger, but boredom or anger or being overwhelmed. I feel way more balanced and in control with my eating now! I'm even wearing shorts again. It feels super empowering!

Katie V.  -- "I have candy every day and have felt the best I have in my life."


I used to struggle with overeating and body image issues every single day.

I thought I would never be able to achieve my goals. Sam helped me discover that I can eat the foods I like while still achieving my goals. No more sneaking, overeating, or feeling guilty!

I have candy every day and have felt the best I have in my life!! Sour gummies are life.

Maria S. -- "Now, I am showing up for myself, not anyone else."

I used to have an “all or nothing” mindset and I was sabotaging myself without even knowing. I also had such guilt about treating myself to a donut, wine, pizza, etc. I would have one of these treats, feel guilty, then say screw it and eat crap the rest of the day. I wasn’t fully giving myself permission to enjoy the food. Sam guided me to understand this self-sabotaging habit and it’s such a game changer. Now, I look forward to meal planning my whole week, including treats, without guilt. It’s a fun game to rotate recipes, knowing I am setting myself up for success and feeding my body wholesome, healthful foods, of course with the occasional donut, guilt free!

Most importantly, Sam awakened my self-worth and my sense of belonging to myself. I always compared myself to others and it was paralyzing. I would think: if only I was as skinny as her, as fit as her, if I wore more makeup, if I just weighed less, on and on. Now, I am showing up for myself, not anyone else. I am good enough. I accept myself, every freckle, tattoo, every piece of frizzy hair, every spot of cellulite, because I am strong and capable. So I don’t quite fit in with what society might say is normal, but I fit in with myself, I belong to myself and that is what I have embraced.

Kristen C.  --  "I eat things I used to avoid without guilt!"

I have lost fat and gained major muscle. I am more confident and comfortable in my skin. I have a much better relationship with food and I eat things I used to avoid without any guilt. I constantly make a plan and stick to it (this is key!). I no longer have a weight goal or pant size goal, but rather performance goals in the home gym I've created. My body has changed dramatically and I now look in the mirror and see what I do like about my appearance (I love my triceps!). My focus has changed from "being a certain size" to not limiting myself to what I can do. I feel healthy. I feel strong. I'm thirsty for more!


This could be you..

Amy C: down 40lbs, no more binging

Caroline C - down ~5% body fat, no more emotional eating

Sara S - Down 10lbs, no more binging

Theresa B -- down 10lbs, no more binging

The FOOD FREEDOM Curriculum

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Nosey? Me too =)


I teach you my exact step-by-step framework for healing your relationship with food so you can finally lose weight and feel confident in your body and your life.

Grab a pen & paper, because with over 8 hours of video trainings and lots of downloadables… you're about to enroll in class! And... I'm a fun teacher =) 

You'll get access to 8 modules and a library of bonus content and recorded group calls so you can get the extra support and tools that you need. Each module has transformational video content along with step-by-step guided worksheetsdownloadable templateswriting prompts, and guided visualizations to get you the results you deserve.

  • You'll get invited to our private community to connect and share your breakthroughs with like-minded individuals.
  • You will be able to ask ANY questions, relevant to your  specific journey, at any time.
  • You'll get all of the tools and resources you need to stop overeating, emotionally eating and finally take back control of your life. 
  • You will have access to recordings of group coaching calls with Sam for extra support when you need it the most. 
  • BONUS MODULE #1: Body Image Freedom with Body Image Expert Izzy Atkinson: How to overcome your body-shaming cycle and feel confident in your skin
  • BONUS MODULE #2: Overeating and How Stress Affects Cortisol & Hormone Balance with Hormone Expert Artemis Scantalides

FYI: Sam plans to sprinkle in some BONUS calls this round! Last round, 61 women joined, and you don't want to miss this.



Are you a woman of color?

Balance with Sam is giving 5 individuals a scholarship to Tastes like Freedom. Apply to claim one of the 5 scholarships!

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  • Once you're in, you immediately become a member for life. YASSS! lifetime resources so you can't fall off track.
  • You can be a mom with 3 jobs, 3 kids and a crazy schedule & still finish this course. You can go at your own pace & rewatch the videos at anytime.
  • You immediately get VIP access to any new trainings! I am constantly updating the course with exclusive trainings.
  • This course is easily valued at $5,000 of high level nutrition, emotionala and mindset work. My coach thought I was nuts for doing this, but I kept this insanely affordable for you because this information NEEDS to be accessible!
  • Let’s be REALLY honest, girl. It’s costing you WAY more than $400 to be spinning your wheels & letting food take over your life. And guaranteed, you're spending a crap ton of money right now on food you know you probably don't really want to be eating, anyways.

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I've packed my absolute best trainings into Tastes Like Freedom, and I want to make sure that you not only receive all of the content and watch it, but give you 60 full days to actually implement these strategies and start healing your relationship with food and yourself.
Try the entire course. 60 days is enough time to take the course twice and then decide. If you don't LOVE it, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. I'll even eat the credit-card processing fees.
It's simple: Join the program and try it for yourself. If the methods and framework don't improve your results in 60 days, email me. Show me you did the journaling prompts, the mindset exercises and implemented the strategies, and I'll give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 60 days, which completely covers the course. That means you can try the ENTIRE course and then decide if it's right for you.


You may be experiencing a range of different feelings--from fear and anxiety to excitement and gratitude. You might have a lot going on, and I want you to know: I see you. I care. I understand to the extent that I can. And I want you to make a decision that's correct for YOU.
When making a decision on what to invest in, I invite and encourage you to ask yourself a few questions so you can decide from a place of Inner Knowing, Self-Trust, and Growth-Mindset.

Here are some reminders to support you in your decision:


1. You have all of the resources you need inside of you to create the life you want. YOU are the person in power: not me, nor any other coach or influencer. We may be guides and empowering agencies, but you are the one with the power.

2. Notice if there's any resistance in your body.

3. Sit with that feeling. Check in to communicate with it. Fear disconnects us from our hearts, creating separation from our intuition.

4. Are you feeling a desire to do this? Ask yourself: is this desire backed with Love and Service? The intuition will have a strong, calm, grounded clarity saying "yes." If it feels expansive and exciting, take note.

5. Consider the practical: being your own best financial advisor here is important. There are people who have purchased this course on a credit card and did everything in their power to create results, and some people who waited to save. Sometimes, it's important to look at our relationship with money and scarcity, while other times things are actually scarce. If you need my help with making an empowering decision, send me a DM on Instagram @saltylifts

Yes Sam, I Want in!

Are you a person of color?

Balance with Sam is giving 5 scholarships away to the Tastes like Freedom program, apply today.

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