Are you ready...
to change your relationship withfood for good?
Have you been successful in losing weight--only to gain it all back because
you don't know how to stick to a diet?
Are you confused about the best foods for weight loss?
Does stress eating drive your food choices?
Do you feel hopeless that you'll ever be able to lose weight permanently?
Do you routinely make promises to yourself about food only to find
your resolve slowly (or suddenly!) draining away?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, keep reading.
my program is for you if:
you want to permanently change your eating habits
you can commit an hour a day (spread throughout the day) to homework assignments
you are ready to give up doing it your way
we're not a good fit if:
you only want to lose weight then go back to your former eating habits
you expect our phone sessions to be enough to make you change
you think you already know what you need to do to lose weight
The goal: I teach you the psychological and behavioral skills
necessary to make eating healthfully much easier
And this is how we go about it:
- Four 1-month modules (see below), each consisting of 10 phone sessions
Intensive instruction in the psychology of healthy eating and weight loss motivation
A multifarious approach to strengthening willpower, based on the latest in impulse-control research
Email support as needed
Daily reading assignments
Personalized motivational emails
A lifetime food plan that will help you maintain a low weight and increase disease resistance
Ongoing educational emails featuring the latest in nutrition and motivation research
♥ why permanent weight loss is so hard
♥ how to eat for health and slimness
♥ how your mind works for and against you in this endeavor
♥ tools for successful eating
♠ begin your new way of eating
♠ how thoughts can derail you
♠ preparing yourself for trouble
♠ more tools for success
♦ maintaining motivation over the long haul
♦ use society’s foibles to support your efforts
♦ willpower—how to grow it and how to keep it
♦ still more tools for success
♣ identify lifestyle factors that might derail you
♣ dealing with travel
♣ emotional eating
♣ learn to handle stress without eating
How is this program different?
The problem with traditional diets is that they provide you with a food plan but fail to provide you with the motivation necessary to stick to it for the long term. That's where I step in. Crash Your Diet™ is a multi-week program with long-lasting results. By the end of this program, you will have begun permanently changing your responses to food cravings, triggers, and thoughts--with the goal of ending compulsive overeating for good. And the tools you learn will be yours to keep and use as needed--forever. Over the course of our thrice weekly phone coaching sessions or weekly group sessions (for locals), you will learn to:
- eliminate cravings
- overcome emotional eating
- enjoy and even crave healthy foods
- challenge previously held beliefs and thoughts that once led to overeating
- develop effective tools for responding to common eating triggers
- easily (and happily!) resist tempting foods
Also, at less than $30/phone session (not to mention virtually unlimited email support), my program is very affordable compared to the typical beginning rate of $75/hour for coaching.
Frequent Phone Sessions Key
Why three phone sessions/week? Well, my experience working with over-eaters during the last ten years has shown me that old eating habits die hard. Most of us have learned to sort of go unconscious when it comes to food. Cravings can come from seemingly nowhere and take over! Once weekly sessions is not enough to facilitate lasting change. Our consultations will be frequent reminders to pay attention, to begin noticing and responding to urges to overeat or make poor food choices. Our talks will help you stay on track during those times of weak resolve. Module by module, though, your old patterns will gradually be supplanted by new, health-supporting ones to enable you to change your diet for good.
Y'all, change is hard. I wish I could honestly say that, after completing the four modules, you'll be good to go for the rest of your life--that you'll never succumb to a craving again. Alas, if it were true, I'd be rich, and there would be a lot more skinny bitches running around! 🙂 Unfortunately, you're gonna have to keep at it for a while in order to achieve permanent change in your eating habits. Most of my clients elect to continue with me for quite a while following their initial introduction to the program--check out my maintenance program for more on that.
Stages of Change
Also, folks go through stages as they progress through the modules---something to this effect.
The Honeymoon--in which new enrollees are highly motivated and, just a few weeks into the program, they may find it easy to stick to the healthy food plan. This is where some people make the mistake of ending their participation because they think, "I've got it!"
The Honeymoon's End--in which old eating habits attempt to reassert themselves. This is where the real work begins, where you begin applying your new skills. Without support, though, you will most certainly succumb to bad food urges and this will be just another failure.
Real change--in which, having made your way through the Honeymoon and Honeymoon's End, you slowly begin realizing the rewards of several months of applying new tools and ways of thinking to your food life.
Contact me for your free half-hour consultation today.