6-Week Emotional & Binge Eating Program

Are you ready for change, but feel unable to get control over your emotional or binge eating?   If you answered “yes,” our program was developed for you.

TheHealthyWeighOut Emotional & Binge Eating Program is truly blazing a new path by integrating the necessary, interrelated areas of nutritional, physical, and emotional health with a healthy, no-diet approach for long-term, sustainable results! At TheHealthyWeighOut, we know that unwanted overeating behavior is not driven by mere appetite or an excessive love of food.  All too often, people have learned to turn to food as a means to deal with the many stressors, feelings, and overwhelm associated with life.  As a result, you may struggle with emotional or physical consequences that include chronic struggles with weight.

If you fit this description, you may be an emotional and/or binge eater who needs a different type of guidance (beyond the typical meal plan and/or exercise routine) to accomplish your goal of ending your overeat-diet-overeat-diet cycle of eating.

 

TheHeathyWeighOut is a specialized program developed specifically for people who turn to food to deal with life’s ups and downs, tragedies, celebrations, and every thing in-between…in other words, emotional or binge eaters who turn to food as a means to cope with life.

A Powerful Structure for Effective Change

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A core component of our program is our comprehensive emotional eating and nutritional curriculum, presented through an effective, fun combination of learning and experiential techniques in a retreat-style format.  Over three 2-day retreats (evenly spaced at the beginning, middle, and end of the 6-week program), participants are introduced and guided through innovative material in the interrelated areas of Emotional, Nutritional and Physical fitness areas of health.

Here you will meet a small group of like-minded, like-bodied fellow participants who will share their journey of change as you move through yours.  Our expert team is skilled at creating emotionally safe, cohesive small groups that help you realize you are not alone in your struggles with emotional and binge eating.  Together, you will help each other, support each other, and laugh a lot with each other as you share in your triumphs and change!

The following outline provides a sneak peek of what you will learn in our 6-week program. Please note, this outline is not exhaustive and does not include everything we cover.

 

Day 1: Friday, 8:45am-5:00pm

Emotional: The Mood-Food Connection
* How stress affects your brain, your mood, and your food cravings
* The complexity of emotions and the roadmap through them
* The function of your overeating

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: Why Diets Don’t Work
* You don’t fail diets…diets fail you
* Overeating is not a ‘sugar addiction’
* The truth behind your overeating

Physical: Fun Group Movement
* Overcoming  your fear of moving in front of others

 

Day 2: Saturday, 8:45am-3:00pm

Emotional: Learning How to “Feel it to Heal it”
* Learning how to feel without becoming overwhelmed
* How to access what you know you “should” do
* Skills to curb your urge to overeat

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: Macronutrients and Your Metabolism
* Carbs…good or bad?!?
* Fat is your friend, not your enemy
* How to optimize your metabolic functioning starting today!

 

Day 3: Friday, 8:45am-5:00pm

Emotional: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Yourself
* Your feelings, your needs
* Becoming your own best friend
* Skills for a better quality of life

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: Meal Prep, Planning, & Packing
* How to reduce fast food urges
* Getting comfortable in the kitchen
* Mealtime shortcuts

Physical: Fun Group Movement

 

Day 4: Saturday, 8:45am-3:00pm

Emotional: Developing Satisfying Relationships with Others
* The complexity of relationships
* Why you shut people or pick the “wrong” people
* Skills for effectively using your voice, instead of using food

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: New Foods, New Stores
* New-to-you items at local grocery stores
* Making themes out of your food shopping experience

 

Day 5: Friday, 8:45am-5:00pm

Emotional: The Pleasure Principle
* How an absence of joy becomes an abundance of food
* The science of creating a joy-full life
* Skills for making the most of any moment

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: The Joyful Art of Intuitive Eating
* Intuitive Eating 101
* Navigating food-focused celebrations
* Find the flavors, an experiential

Physical: Fun Group Movement

 

Day 6: Saturday, 8:45am-3:00pm

Emotional: Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat
* New skills in practice
* The ‘secret sauce’ to success
* Changes to expect in the coming months

Catered Lunch

Nutritional: Celebrating Your Newfound Success
* New skills in practice
* Mastering the principles of intuitive eating
* Sharing your new favorite foods

 

 “August 8th was the one-year anniversary of me completing the HWO program, and also the same day I reached 120 lbs lost!  More importantly than my weight or any numbers, I feel like myself again.”   ~ RM, past participant

 

Two Flexible Emotional Eating Program Options to Help you Succeed!

We understand that not every person is ready to engage in the process of change at the same level of participation.  Therefore, TheHealthyWeighOut offers two, flexible program options that allow you to engage in the process of change, at the level of participation that feels most comfortable to you.

Both options include participation in our three 2-day retreats that occur at the beginning, middle, and end of the 6-week program.

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People who opt for the Gentle Start level only attend the three 2-day retreats. These occur on Fridays and Saturdays at the beginning, middle, and end of the 6-week program. Thus, your only time commitment at this level is 6 days.

People enrolled in the Jump Start level will attend the three 2-day retreats, plus 6 individual sessions with the Registered Dietitian and 12 individual sessions with the personal trainers. These participants are also given the bonus of attending up to 4 small group workouts throughout the week, if they want.

 

 “This program truly addresses all aspects of overeating and healthy weight loss in a non-threatening and emotionally safe environment.  I would highly recommend it!”  ~ past participant

Which Program Level is Right for You?

The Jump Start! level is our most comprehensive (and popular) approach to the treatment of emotional eating. Education obtained from the powerful mini-retreats, coupled with one-on-one nutrition and movement sessions, makes this concentrated format an effective way to learn and implement the lifestyle tools needed to conquer emotional eating anhttp://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-middle-aged-man-dining-al-fresco-image7870088d sustain healthy weight loss.

The Gentle Start level is the perfect introduction to the foundational knowledge needed to understand how to finally conquer emotional eating without ever dieting again. By attending the three 2-day mini-retreats, you will explore the Emotional, Nutritional, and Physical fitness aspects of your relationship with food, and acquire an abundance of information that will transform your eating in ways no diet has ever been able to.

Unsure which level is right for you? No problem. Anyone registered for the Gentle Start level has the option to upgrade to the Jump Start level at any time throughout the 6-week program. In addition to the three mini-retreats, this upgrade will afford you weekly individual nutrition therapy and (2) one-on-one fitness sessions each week for the duration of your 6-week program.

Want to just “get your feet wet” before fully committing to our program?  Try our 2-day Retreat“Because Diets Don’t Work!

 

“Learning to live life without compulsively turning to food is a primary goal of our program, what we call achieving “freedom from food!” If you’ve gained more weight and lost more confidence because of your chronic dieting behavior, we truly believe our program can help you.”   ~ Dr. Julie & Dr. Ashley, Co-Founders

Benefits of Our 6-Week Program vs. 1-Week Format

African American Couple on Bikes (2)At TheHealthyWeighOut, we know that true, lasting change occurs only over a reasonable amount of time. That’s why we purposefully constructed a 6-week program that allows for a sufficient amount of time for our participants to truly grasp – and master – the concepts they need to succeed.   Our participants are with us long enough to experience the natural ups and downs that come with learning new skills, and they are given support, guidance and encouragement throughout this process, which successfully helps them push through the uncomfortable moments that naturally come with change.

We wholeheartedly believe that it is necessary to work on integrating new habits, behaviors, and emotional change while in the very home environment where these difficulties occur!  Our supportive team is readily available to walk alongside our participants as they are currently walking through it in their home environment, a difference that makes our program truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

The success that our participants have found in our carefully constructed 6-week format has been tremendous and, we believe, is due in large part to the length, structure and “real life” format of our program. Our participants’ success occurs while living in their true home environment, where they develop over time the life-long healthy skills they need to not only succeed, but to sustain their successful change – for life!