I dreamt of the Dessert Club for more than a year before it even existed.
I imagined it as an “anti-Weight Watchers” (because goodness knows, so many of us have been there). A group where people could cry and laugh and eat cake and learn to eat without being a crazy person. I wanted it to be affordable, because not everyone has a lot of money to spend on this stuff.
After facilitating the group six times, the results have been even more amazing than I hoped for. You can read stories of past participants here, if you like.
I wanted to write about it because the next Dessert Club session starts on September 26 — and I won’t be offering another until 2017. I’d love to have you join, if now’s the right time.
Wondering if the Dessert Club would be a good fit?
The Dessert Club is for you if:
- You want to eat “like a normal person.” You know, one of those people who can have a pan of brownies in their house and not eat the whole thing tonight. Or who can go out to dinner and leave some food on their plate because they were full and genuinely didn’t want it.
- You are exhausted by going on and off of diets or food plans for years. You feel like you have to put in a ton of effort or mental energy to “not be fat.”
- You’re willing to go deep and examine your entire life (food problems are rarely just about food), even if that means facing some intense or uncomfortable feelings.
The Dessert Club isn’t for you if:
- You want a quick-fix. The Dessert Club will teach you a powerful, sustainable approach for eating and living, but it ain’t a “3 easy steps and you’re cured!” kinda thing. Let’s be honest: those things never work, anyway.
- You aren’t ready to look at your feelings, thoughts, and life as a whole. If you are already in a very emotionally sensitive place in your life, this might not be the right time for you. This work goes really deep — and that’s why it works.
- Your top priority is losing 10 pounds in the next month. But really, if a diet was going to work, wouldn’t you have done it already? Research suggests that long-term weight loss from diets is rare.
If you’d like to learn more about the Dessert Club, or hear the stories of past participants, click here.
p.s. If telling your feelings to a group of people is too much for you right now, I also do individual coaching — more info here.
p.p.p.s Did I mention that in the Dessert Club we eat dessert together every single session? Yes, it’s as great as you imagine.