Chamber members are encouraged to post their events on our calendar. Please follow the steps below to submit your event:
1. Go to the member login page (http://business.masoncityia.com/login) and type in your username and password (Contact the Chamber (http://masoncityia.com/index.php/contacts/) if you need your login information)
2. Once logged in, click on the "Events" icon at the top of the page.
3. To create a new event, click the blue “Add Event” button in the right-hand corner.
4. Fill out all necessary event information and click "Submit for Approval"
"My New Year's Solution" 8 Week Mindful Eating Program
- Do you eat more food when you’re feeling stressed?
- Do you obsess about food?
- When you eat something you think you “shouldn’t” do you find it difficult to stop?
- Do you eat even when you’re not hungry or when you’re full?
- Do you eat when you’re sad, mad, bored, lonely, or tired as a way to feel better?
- Do you reward yourself with food?
- Once you feel you have “blown” it, do you think, “well I might as well keeping eating now. I’ll start again tomorrow?”
- Do you feel like you’re eating keeps you from living your best life?
- Do you use exercise as a form of punishment for eating something you feel you shouldn’t have or to give yourself permission to eat?
- Do you feel powerless or out of control around food?
Mindful eating is a simple concept that involves paying attention to the act of eating. It is an inside-out approach to eating that focuses on changing thoughts and feelings first, so that changes in our behaviors will last long-term. It is a flexible approach that doesn’t focus on rules and restrictions of what you “can”, “can’t”, “should”, or “shouldn’t” eat. It doesn’t require weighing, logging, measuring, or recording our food intake. This is also a great approach for people who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition that is impacted or influenced by nutrition and they benefit greatly by learning sustainable self-management skills that is taught through mindful eating. Over time mindful eating becomes easier with practice, unlike the experiences we have with dieting that can get more difficult over time. Let’s face it, dieting does not work for most people long-term.
Am I Hungry?® (link here) is a proven, effective, interactive workshop based on the multiple-award-winning book: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May, MD. It is a non-diet, mindful approach that helps to restore a positive relationship with food and physical activity through changing the way we think, so that we can change the way we feel, and the way we behave.
The workshops combine the benefits of an innovative, non-diet approach with healthful nutrition, and the interaction, motivation and support of a group.
You will learn:
- How to be in charge of your eating instead of feeling out of control
- How to eat your favorite foods without overeating or feeling guilty
- How to eat nourishing foods without feeling deprived
- How to fulfill your true needs and put your energy back into living your best life
- How to develop a peaceful relationship with food and your body
- How to care for body, mind, heart and soul
- The truth about nutrition without confusing or restrictive rules
- Workshop Materials that include: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book by Dr. Michelle May, an awareness journal and access to mindful eating articles
- Free, individual 30 minute call after completion of the workshop (optional)
- Access to a client portal and forum for continued support both during and after the workshop
- Mindful eating tips sent daily to your email!
- Weekly workshop summaries delivered to your email to highlight essential points of the workshop to keep it fresh and alive in your mind
- Access to mindful eating tools and assessments, including a virtual coach
- Most importantly, the chance to change your relationship with food and yourself for good!
Individual Coaching of the Am I Hungry?® program is available for those who would like to continue with the material after taking the workshops.