Conquering food addiction is difficult on your own. Research shows that if you could shop, cook, eat, and talk in a Group led by an expert, it would be much easier. That’s what the Food Addiction Intensive Training is designed to do.
The Food Addiction Intensive Training is easy to use.
1. Create a Facebook account on your home computer and your phone if you don’t already have one. Use the email contact form at the CONTACT page if you need help.
2. REGISTER HERE.
3. Send Dr. Ifland a 'friend request at Facebook. She will help you set up a comfortable payment and will then add you to 3 confidential Food Intensive 'Secret' Groups at Facebook. These include Orientation, Food & Exercise, and Stop & Talk. No one can find or see these Groups except members.
On the first day, you will receive dial-in numbers or a computer link for your daily conference call at 8p Eastern Time (New York City). This will be in your Stop & Talk Group. Replays of the call are available. You can start posting meal pictures at Food & Exercise when you're ready.
4. Start checking your Facebook Groups for posts in Foods, Exercise, Sleep, Trigger Avoidance, and Recovery Activities.
6. You will post pictures of your meals and snack at Intensive Food & Exercise. You get the security of knowing that you’re making the right foods for yourself. You will also post your shopping list, and the times you are setting aside for preparing foods if you like. You will get strategies for saving time and money.
7. For Exercise, you are welcome to post your plans in the morning at Intensive Food & Exercise. Share how you did at bedtime. We will help you find a way to fit exercise into your lifestyle comfortably and enjoyably.
8. For Sleep, you have the option of joining a special chat group. Each morning you will let us know how you slept during the night. You will also set a bedtime in the morning. At night you will bid your Group ‘Goodnight’ and go off to bed early enough to be rested in the morning.
9. For Trigger Avoidance, you will print out a Trigger Inventory from the Handouts page at www.foodaddictionresources.com. This will show you where food addiction is being activated in your life.You get strategies and scripts for asking the people in your life to help you avoid exposure to addictive foods. It can be hard to ask people for this help, but with the Group behind you, it will be easier. We will post where we have been exposed to triggers and how we can avoid or minimize them in the future.
10. For Recovery Activities, we will post suggestions for discussion topics, reading, relaxation techniques, thought management, and simple exercises to build a positive approach to life. You will post your own recovery activities. Join the daily conference call or listen to the recording of the call.
11. We strongly encourage members to join www.lumosity.com for restoration of learning, decision-making, and memory functions.There is a monthly fee for games beyond the free level.
12. Anytime day or night, you can post questions, share triumphs, and leave stressful thoughts behind at the Intensive Stop & Talk Group.
13. You may join small chat groups for special topics such as budget, sleep, faith, vegan, trauma recovery, volunteering, and training to be a food addiction coach.
The Groups are monitored by Dr. Ifland and experienced volunteers. She is also available by PM at Facebook. When Dr. Ifland is on vacation, the Group will be monitored by experienced members in the field of food addiction.
The Food Addiction Intensive Training does not replace therapy or any other medical treatment. As emotions come up, you are encouraged to post about them and leave them at the Stop & Talk Group. We all have had negative experiences that may be suppressed by processed foods. This is normal and will be accepted and respected.
If you have questions about how the Training works, please go to the CONTACT page and send us an email. We will respond promptly.
There will be an affordable, negotiable fee.
For people with a good income in their household, the fee is $15 per week. For people on assistance, the fee is $20 per month. If the person on assistance is supporting someone else, then the fee is waived.
A fee is a good idea for a number of reasons.
1. Members are more likely to implement lessons that they've paid for.
2. The fee will make household funds less available for purchases of processed foods.
3. The program may save money for members in terms of reduced food purchases and reduced health care expenses. This will help make the fee affordable.
4. It is possible that members will recover to the extent that they increase earnings.
5. We need health care professionals to use this model and they have to be able to make a living from it.
6. Fees can be deferred as needed.