Ending Calorie Counting
Across six self paced video. session we review and discuss different theoretical approaches we can take to feel safe to let go of tracking and counting behaviours for good. We explore how to practically apply the knowledge using different tools, skills and practises as well as step by step examples.
This course is appropriate for anyone looking to stop or reduce calorie or nutrient track or fitness/health professionals that would like to enhance their knowledge in that area.
Discover how to stop obsessing over tracking calories and nutrients and feel safe to listen to your body's needs.
THE AIMS OF THE SIX 20-30 MINUTE SESSIONS ARE:
TO GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF WHY YOU ARE FEELING ANXIOUS ABOUT LETTING GO OF TRACKING.
TO BEGIN BUILDING A TOOLBOX TO CREATE A SENSE OF SAFETY. INTRODUCING THE POLY VAGAL THEORY AND WAYS TO CREATE A SENSE OF SAFETY WHEN APPROACHING CHALLENGES.
TO BUILD KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE TO BEGIN EATING WITHOUT TRACKING. AN INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION, ESTIMATED PORTION SIZES AND A FLEXIBLE MEAL STRUCTURE.
TO INTRODUCE YOU TO WAYS THAT CAN CHALLENGE YOUR LEARNT BELIEFS TO INFLUENCE THE WAY YOU FEEL AND BEHAVE AROUND TRACKING. INTRODUCING A BEHAVIOURAL APPROACH.
TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WE CAN USE THE BODY TO SUPPORT OUR HEALING JOURNEY. AN INTRODUCTION TO BODY LITERACY AND INTEROCEPTION.
TO FEEL CONFIDENT TO SLOWLY STOP TRACKING IN A WAY THAT FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU. STEP BY STEP GUIDES TO STOP TRACKING AND HOW TO MAKE THIS PERSONALISED.
ALSO INCLUDED ...
- SELF INQUIRY / JOURNAL PROMPTS TO GUIDE YOU TO EXPLORE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TRACKING, EATING AND YOUR BODY.
- WORKSHEETS : INTRODUCTION TO CBT, SAFETY PLANNING TO OPTIMISE SUCCESSFUL CESSATION OF TRACKING, GRADED CESSATION OF TRACKING STP BY STEP GUIDE
- FLEXIBLE NUTRITION GUIDANCE E-BOOK
- MORNING MEDITATION TO START YOUR DAY CALMLY AND CONFIDENTLY
- OVER 20 TOOLS, SKILLS AND PRACTISES TO INTRODUCE TO SUPPORT YOU TO REGULATE ANXIETY, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND CREATE A SENSE OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SAFETY AND STABILITY
- LINKS TO FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES
DOES TRACKING CALORIES AND NUTRIENTS FEEL LIKE IT IS CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE?
Perhaps you started calorie counting to support your weight change goals, perhaps it was to learn more about what is in your food or perhaps it was just out of curiosity; and now you can't seem to stop tracking, no matter how hard you try? Like any behaviour that feels compulsive, tracking is serving a function (even if it doesn't feel like it is right now). This course gives you the tools to gently, with self compassion and non judgement, unearth what that function is, how to overcome the urge to tot up numbers on an app or in your mind and cope with the emotions that come up (usually anxiety) in the messy middle of ceasing tracking.
DO YOU FEEL THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU TRY YOU:
Experience anxiety at the thought of not being able to track your food intake or follow a set meal plan.
Always look at the menu before going out to eat or avoid going out altogether.
Revert back to tracking intake even if you tell yourself that you won't.
Spend a lot of time and energy planning meals and snacks and mentally adding you numbers in your mind.
TAKE A BREATH AND VISUALISE THIS:
You feel free to go out to eat and be cooked for; as well as eating freshly baked foods that don't show their energy content.
You are learning to tune into your body's hunger and satiety signals and feed it adequately and regularly. You offer yourself compassion if you mis-read the signals at any point.
You understand your triggers to tracking and have a tool box of coping skills and practises to turn to if you feel an urge to track.
You dedicate a small amount of time to preparing nourishing foods and have more capacity to explore new hobbies, perform self care and build a supportive community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS THIS COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO STOP OR REDUCE THEIR TRACKING OR COUNTING BEHAVIOURS, AND FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS OR PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WHOM WOULD LIKE TO STOP TRACKING. THIS IS A PSYCHO-NUTRITION EDUCATION COURSE AND NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR DIETETIC THERAPY OR PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE. ONLINE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE GENERALISED EDUCATION, REVIEW RESEARCH STUDIES, DISCUSS TOOLS AND PRACTISES AND OFFER EXAMPLE GUIDELINES. THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DIAGNOSED EATING DISORDERS AS IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A MEDICAL TEAM IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU DISCUSS WHETHER THIS COURSE MAY BE APPROPRIATE AT THIS STATE IN YOUR TREATMENT PLAN.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?
THIS COURSE IS SELF PACED SO IT CAN TAKE AS LONG AS YOU NEED. I ADVISE YOU NOT TO RUSH THROUGH THE COURSE AS IT IS IMPORTANT TO INTEGRATE AND REFLECT UPON ANY NEW INFORMATION. YOU ARE WELCOME TO RE-WATCH THE VIDEOS AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT. THE COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST A YEAR.
I OFFER REGULAR QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS IN THE PEER SUPPORT GROUP OR YOU MAY WRITE DIRECTLY TO ME AT INFO@RACHELANNEHOBBS.COM
WHAT IS THE RETURNS POLICY?
ALL SALES FOR ONLINE COURSES AND MASTERCLASSES ARE FINAL.
All courses, masterclasses and journeys are for educational purposes only; they are not designed to be a substitute for therapy, medical or mental health care. Discussing beliefs around eating, body image and food, as well exploring feelings, sensations and past experiences is vulnerable work; it is essential that you have a support system in place to help you through the process. Please ensure you read this disclaimer before enrolling onto the course.