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Calgary Health Show 2012

Calgary Health Show 2012

Click for a a few minutes of Michelle presenting ‘Sidestepping The Food – Emotion Power Struggle’ recorded at the The Victoria Health Show, Feb. 29th, 2012.

Michelle Morand, will be a featured speaker at the Calgary Annual Health Show, March 18th, 2012 – 2:35 pm to 3:25 pm, presenting:

‘Sidestepping The Food – Emotion Power Struggle’

She explains the underlying reasons why we use food or restricting to cope, both from a chemical and psychological point of view, and provides steps to set your self up to have a stress free relationship with food.  The knowledge you gain is very empowering on many levels, particularly when you realize what is driving many negative coping strategies, not just your issues with food.

This talk is for anyone whose relationship with food is stressful and whose weight is not where they would like it to be.  Michelle shows you how to begin to have a healthy relationship with food and how to maintain a natural weight for your body, for life, without dieting and rigorous exercise regimes. You can’t be healthy, let alone happy and secure in your life if you are stuck focusing on what you ate and what you weigh. Join Michelle and learn why you struggle with food, what is really triggering the frustrating way you think and behave, and what steps to take to achieve long lasting change, create peace in your mind and feel more confident in your own skin

Venue: The Annual Calgary Health Show, Big Four – Hall A – Stampede Park.

Cost: Free once you pay the $5.00 admission for 1 day or $7.50 for both Sat. and Sun.  Children under 12 are free.

Show Hours: Sat. March 17th – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sun. March 18th – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Michelle’s Talk: Sun. March 18th from 2:35 pm to 3:25 pm.

Come visit our booth, meet Michelle and gather some information on how we may help you.

 

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Join Michelle on Sun. Jan. 29th at the Victoria Total Health Show where she will be a featured speaker at 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. Michelle’s topic will be:            Sidestepping the Food – Emotion Power Struggle’.

If your relationship with food is at all stressful and your weight is not where you’d like it to be, you must attend this presentation by CEDRIC Centre founder Michelle Morand. In one hour Michelle will show you how to begin to have a healthy relationship with food and how to maintain a natural weight for your body, for life, without dieting and exercise regimes. You can’t be healthy, let alone happy and secure in your life if you are stuck focusing on what you ate and what you weigh. So, if you are at all frustrated with the amount of time you spend thinking about what you are eating or how much you weigh, come and learn some simple steps to break free from the food – emotion power struggle.

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You can catch Michelle at her booth as well as speaking about ‘Sidestepping the Food- Emotion Power Struggle’ at 3:00 p.m. at the upcoming Vancouver Health Show, Oct. 29th and 30th, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Facility – Hall B, Sat -10 am to 6 pm and Sun. 11 am to 5 pm.

If your relationship with food is at all stressful and your weight is not where you’d like it to be, you must attend this presentation by CEDRIC Centre founder Michelle Morand. In one hour Michelle will show you how to begin to have a healthy relationship with food and how to maintain a natural weight for your body, for life, without dieting and exercise regimes. You can’t be healthy, let alone happy and secure in your life if you are stuck focusing on what you ate and what you weigh. So, if you are at all frustrated with the amount of time you spend thinking about what you are eating or how much you weigh, come and learn some simple steps to break free from the food – emotion power struggle.

 

 

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Health Shows

Sunday March 18th, 2012 from 2:35 to 3:25 p.m. Michelle Morand will be a featured speaker at the upcoming health shows: Annual Calgary Health Show, where she will be a featured speaker addressing’ Sidestepping the Food – Emotion Power Struggle’

Drop by The CEDRIC Centre booth Sat. or Sun. and say hello, and gather information. If your relationship with food is at all stressful and your weight is not where you’d like it to be, this presentation by CEDRIC Centre founder Michelle Morand will kick start changing your relationship with food. In one hour Michelle will show you how to begin to have a healthy relationship with food and how to maintain a natural weight for your body, for life, without dieting and exercise regimes. You can’t be healthy, let alone happy and secure in your life if you are stuck focusing on what you ate and what you weigh. So, if you are at all frustrated with the amount of time you spend thinking about what you are eating or how much you weigh, come and learn some simple steps to break free from the food – emotion power struggle.

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How To Get Free Of The Diet Mentality, Part IV ©

How to Get Free of the Diet MentalityWelcome, This is Part IV in our How to Get Free of the Diet Mentality series (visit The CEDRIC Centre blog for immediate access to all articles in this series).

If you’re new to our community and find that you binge, restrict, or struggle with anorexia, bulimia or some other stressful way of relating to food you’ve come to the right place to learn about why you do it and what you can do to stop once and for all.

So far in this article series we’ve discussed the perils of both just arbitrarily restricting the amount of food you’re “allowed” to have regardless of your true hunger levels, and of feeling obligated to eat what is placed in front of you – whether or not you like it and whether or not it is too much. And last week we talked about labeling foods as good/bad legal/illegal and the nasty consequences of doing so.

In case you’re not aware (because you’re new to our community and to this process), The Diet Mentality is at the core of your stressful relationship with food. It is the way of thinking and behaving with food that arises from confused thinking and stressful situations in your past, present and future. As long as you continue to believe that The Diet Mentality has any merit, you will continue to struggle with food and body image and with those underlying stressors that are triggering this way of thinking and behaving in the first place.

On that note, this week I want to educate you on another core trait of The Diet Mentality:

You restrict eating to certain times of the day – whether you are hungry or not. This means both eating at traditional mealtimes when you are not hungry and not allowing yourself to eat after a certain time of day despite feelings of hunger.

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How To Get Free Of The Diet Mentality Part III ©

Get Free Of The Diet MentalityWelcome! If you’re new to our community and find that you binge, restrict, or struggle with anorexia, bulimia or some other stressful way of relating to food you’ve come to the right place to learn about why you do it and what you can do to stop once and for all.

This is Part III in our Diet Mentality series. You can just start here or you can hop back a few weeks to the initial discussion of The Diet Mentality and statistics and then look at the previous Diet Mentality points to make sure you’re up to speed. Either approach will be helpful so don’t sweat it if you just want to read from here. Just do what you have time for, it will be enough.

So, we’ve already discussed the perils of both just arbitrarily restricting the amount of food you’re “allowed” to have regardless of your true hunger levels, and of feeling obligated to eat what is placed in front of you – whether or not you like it and whether or not it is too much.

This week we’re going to discuss two points rather than just one as they feed in to each other and keep a nasty cycle of food preoccupation and self-recrimination going full tilt.

1.   You label foods as good or bad – legal or illegal.

    2.  Your thoughts about having certain foods lead to negative self-thoughts and judgements.

    The problem here of course is that #1 naturally triggers #2 should you think about or, gasp, actually have one of those forbidden/bad foods. Then that makes you buy into #1 even more which creates even more judgement and labeling of yourself as lacking willpower which undermines your self-esteem and leads you, typically, to feel so hopeless and overwhelmed that you just give up and eat those ‘baaaaaad’ foods which then, in our Diet Mentality mindset makes you ‘reeeeeaaaaally baaaaaaaad.’

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    How To Get Free Of The Diet Mentality Part II ©

    Get Free Of The Diet MentalityThis is Part II in our Diet Mentality series. If you’re new to our community you can just start here or you can hop back two weeks to the discussion of The Diet Mentality and statistics and then look at last week’s key Diet Mentality point to make sure you’re up to speed. Either approach will be helpful. Just do what you can.

    Another key indicator that you’ve got some Diet Mentality going on is if you feel obligated to eat what is placed in front of you – whether or not you like it and whether or not it is too much.

    This might not seem like it has anything at all to do with dieting. But it has everything to do with the co-dependent mindset and all or nothing thinking that under pin The Diet Mentality.

    You see, if you are so concerned with what other people think or what they would feel that you would compromise your body’s needs and not be authentic about what you like or what you need it is highly likely that you do this in other areas of your life too.

    This is very dangerous as this way of being in the world creates great anxiety and insecurity because you really don’t trust yourself to take care of yourself and put your own needs first. This is, ironically, often why we start dieting, binging, purging or engaging in full blown eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder in the first place.

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    How To Get Free Of The Diet Mentality Part I ©

    Get Free Of The Diet MentalityOne aspect of The Diet Mentality that you must be on the lookout for in order to step free of that old way of thinking and step into an effortless relationship with food and a natural weight for your body without dieting is the pattern of restricting the amount of food that you are ‘allowed’ to have.

    In a rational, functional relationship with food, what you are physically hungry for is what you are ‘allowed’ to have. And the only one who ‘allows’ you is you. Not the other people you’re eating with; Not Jenny Craig; Not Dr. Bernstein; You!

    Your primary responsibility where food is concerned is to wait until you are hungry to eat something. Your next responsibility is to learn to stay present while eating and to identify and listen to the cues of comfortable fullness you are eating naturally.  You are not responsible to buy into anyone else’s ideas of what you should have or how much.

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