Online fat camp.

*awkward mic screech, tapping*

Ahem.

This is kind of last-minute, but the long weekend really threw me off.

For a long time, I’ve been doing individual sessions teaching people how to eat normally after giving up dieting (in addition to writing this blog, of course.) Doing individual sessions means that they are pretty expensive, and it limits the number of people I can help.

Luckily, back in 2008, someone had the brilliant idea of doing the same program I do, but for small groups. They published this paper on it (it works.)

So, at the end of July, I started seeing small groups. I see more people this way, and it’s cheaper for them.

It also works, and has the bonus of being EXTREMELY FUN.

It’s sort of like going to fat camp, except online, and the point is not losing weight.

Mostly, the point is figuring out how to eat well, while at the same time laughing your head off with other fat people.

So this is what I’m doing now, and some new groups are starting for the fall. We’re calling it Eat Without Drama because, well, that’s what it’s about: eating without all the drama.

One group starts TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday morning, if you’re in Australia or NZ), and the others start on Monday the 12th.

For the sales pitch, the times, the price, and the big buttons to push, go here.

If it’s not for you, no worries. You don’t need to buy my shit! We’re cool.

That’s all. Thank you for your attention.

*mic screech*

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14 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I finally got to read HAES. I requested it from the library and it came from another library. Now, of course, I’m going to buy it. I should have done that in the first place but I vowed a long time ago not to give the weight loss industry any more money.
    I’d love to join one of your groups but, as you know, I don’t fit one of your criteria. I’m not in charge of all the food in your house.
    Still, as far as we got with our sessions has been very helpful. My new years resolution was not to step on the scale all year. It’s September and I’ve made it so far.
    Keep up the good work. The world needs you.

    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      You’re definitely not the only person in that situation, Judy! I’ve run into it several times now and it’s amazing how difficult it makes things for people. That’s why children, whose parents are in charge of all the food in the house, often end up sneaking food if they’re being restricted in some way. It’s remarkable.

      And thanks :)

  2. Posted September 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a great program! Best of luck to you and to everyone who participates.

    Also, I freaking adore that photograph.

    That is all.

  3. Posted September 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    You are fifteen flavours of awesome. Also, I enjoyed the fact that I read the tags as one tag instead of two separate ones, which gave me “eating random shit”. :)

    • Posted September 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

      lololol

      I am an internet GENIUS

  4. Posted September 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Some of these people don’t even look remotely fat. Such a psychological thing, dieting!

  5. Sarah
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Signed up last week! :D But haven’t received any additional information. Should I be concerned?

  6. Susan
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Oh goodness, I wish you the best of luck in this! That is an amazing service you are offering. I wish I’d seen it in time to join a group. It feels good just knowing there are folks in the world promoting physical *and* mental health in an non-punitive manner!

  7. TheSasquatch
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    I would so love to do this, just can’t afford it :( I hope everyone who signs up has a total blast and moves miles and miles in terms of eating. You rock, Michelle.

    • Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry about that. I’m working on having something more affordable in the (hopefully near!) future. And thank you :)

  8. TheSasquatch
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    “That’s why children, whose parents are in charge of all the food in the house, often end up sneaking food if they’re being restricted in some way”

    Oh, and I TOTALLY used to do this as a kid. Not that my parents had me on a diet or anything like that, but they had the usual concerns that I not “spoil my appetite” and such – so I used to stop by the supermarket on my way home from school every day, buy some chocolate and wolf it down quick as I could on my way home so my parents wouldn’t find out…

    • Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

      Some kids are WAY sensitive to any *hint* of control or restriction around food. So, not a shocking story at all!

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