Making Friends with Food

As experts in habitual behaviors and addiction we are offering a workshop that clarifies the misuse of food in society. In researching and studying the misuse of food we were led to the work of Kay Sheppard and to adopt a food plan which improves physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Food addiction is often thought of as individuals who overeat. This is not a good definition. There are food users, abusers and addicts. Adhering to a food plan without knowing about recovery is only a diet. Diets are not the solution. Participants of this course will learn and understand the current impact of the food industry, how each of us can use and abuse food, and find solutions to food abuse and the impact of food on our health.

Who Will Benefit

All of us need to eat food daily to provide healthy fuel for our body. Anyone can benefit from this program, since participants will find new ways to eat to enhance their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

At the end of the Workshop, you will understand:

  • How to identify reactive ingredients in food products and understand the effects of reactive foods on the human being.
  • How reactive foods are processed in the body and lead to compulsive use of personal binge foods.
  • The metabolic process going on in the brain related to the body that increases misuse of certain food.
  • How to eliminate diet thinking and behavior by establishing a food plan that will eliminate cravings for food that increase eating addictive foods or dieting, and help participants overcome the barriers which prevent commitment to a different way of eating, thinking and behaving in relation to food.
  • How to overcome the denial process of how certain foods can be addictive.
  • How to shop for food, prepare food, eat for sporting events, eat in restaurants, at friends’ and families’ houses and while traveling to maintain a healthy food plan.
  • How to identify characteristics and patterns that lead to the progressive disease of food addiction, which can start by being a user or abuser of food.