For the readers of my blog who are interested in taking the principles of Beyond Chocolate further into their lives, you might be interested to know that the two sisters behind Beyond Chocolate have launched 2 new workshops, one running April 4th and one running April 5th.
I just thought I'd provide the details of them here, if you fancied joining up for one of them (and more details can be found on the Beyond Chocolate website):
Workshop 1: 'Healthy Eating'- the Beyond Chocolate way
What does the term 'healthy eating' mean to you? Open any magazine and you will get a bewildering array of conflicting and confusing messages. Every day, dozens of 'experts' purport to know what's best for you. We are bombarded with eating plans and food lists which promise to keep us younger, mentally alert and, of course, slim. In the context of Beyond Chocolate, when we talk about 'healthy eating' what we really mean is having a healthy attitude to eating and to food.
Unfortunately, today the term 'healthy eating' has become another euphemism for dieting.
A 'healthy diet' is not a low fat or low carb or low anything diet, it is a diet where carrots and chocolate both have an equal, rightful place. It's a diet where we can make choices that nourish us on a physical, emotional and intellectual level and that keep us feeling in health and with a healthy attitude to food.
Workshop 2 - Body Confidence At Beyond Chocolate, we know that the best way to lose weight is to stop focusing on it. And yet most women who come on our workshops want to be thinner above anything else. At worse they hate their body, at best they tolerate it.
We don't believe that you have to be 'fat and happy' but we also know that if you wait to be thin to be happy - you are less likely to succeed. Learning to like and feel comfortable in the body you have now is the only way to get the body you want