It’s holiday time. Those of us in the U.S. had our Thanksgiving feast just a few days ago. Jews around the world are about the celebrate the first night of Channukah, and then right after that is Christmas. No rest for the weary tummy!
There is no better time to return to Normal Eating. That certainly beats stressing out about the holidays and eating yourself sick as you fight with yourself over every mouthful.
The Normal Eating Forum is the companion support group to my book, Normal Eating for Normal Weight. I’ve noticed quite a few old familiar names reappearing in the Normal Eating Forum recently, and it’s so nice to see them again. How about you? Are you struggling with food? Come back to Normal Eating! If you purchased a lifetime membership, you can come back at any time. If you don’t remember your password, you can use the “forgot password” link to retrieve it – assuming you still have the same email address. If you don’t, just email me and I’ll get you set up again. If you’re not yet a member, join us!
Phone Coaching for Personalized Support
The combination of the book and the support forum may be enough to get you on track. But sometimes people get stuck and need more individualized help. That’s where private coaching comes in. I provide coaching by phone at an affordable price to people all over the world. If you’re outside the U.S., we’ll talk via Skype. I’ve got clients in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Sometimes the time zones can be a little tricky, but usually we can work it out.
Someone recently asked in the forum what to expect, and here’s what I posted in reply. I removed two names to protect anonymity:
Coaching is highly individual – it’s not one-size-fits all like a book. There are certain tools from the program that I use with most everyone because I’ve found them to be so useful – for example, the weight history and the eating experience log. But the content of what we talk about varies as widely as people vary. And sometimes I give individual assignments. [Person-1] talked about how I gave her individualized things to write about and read – I don’t do that with everyone. Everybody’s issues differ, everybody’s needs differ.
Sometimes (not always) I work with some people on the quality of their diet, if it’s really a problem. Some people, as I posted in [Person-2]’s blog, need some amount of structure to their eating for various reasons, at least for a time. We always talk about life more than food, but the eating patterns point to the parts of life that need focus. In the end, both life and eating improve.
The coaching page contains current pricing, and a testimonial from a former client.
If you have questions about Normal Eating, or how to enjoy your holidays without obsessing, stressing, or overeating, please post them! I would love to hear from you.
I just purchased the Normal Eating book and want to try this program. I’ve been a pathologic emotional eater for about 5 years now and have gained 35 pounds, making my BMI 28.8;YIKES!!! Besides the obvious health risks I have such body loathing now. I was always thin and shapely and my new “figure” is feeding my emotional distress even more (no pun intended). I have been in therapy for anxiety for over a year, which has done wonders for me. I finally feel ready to tackle the much avoided and obsessed about food issue. My therapist admitedly does not know how to help me with this particular issue.
So I ask, is there any advise that you would offer me going into the program. Such as, read the whole book first before going back to implement chapters, or read one at a time. etc. I want to be successful…make that I HAVE to be successful and appreciate guidance!
I suggest joining the support forum. That is where the real work is happening on the site – people going through the book together stage by stage and supporting each other. I think you’ll really like it. It’s a very good complement to the book.
Thank you. I just joined the forum and am awaiting arrival of the book in the mail. I look forward to what will hopefully be the answer that I’ve been looking for!