Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States. An estimated 30% to 40% of those seeking weight loss treatments can be clinically diagnosed with binge eating disorder. The disorder impacts people of all races, levels of education, and income — including adults, children, and adolescents. BED affects three times the number of those diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia combined. It is more prevalent than breast cancer, HIV, and schizophrenia. Those with BED are more likely to be of higher weight, but anyone at any weight can struggle with the disorder. BED often co-occurs with mood disorders and addictions. (source: BEDA)
Group Workshops for
Obesity & Weight Loss
6:00 to 7:30 pm TUESDAYS
Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19
For more information contact Laura at
(805) 403-9585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop helps men and women achieve lasting weight loss by effectively addressing the "causes" of overeating.
► Practice evidence-based skills to break the binge cycle
► Examine the neuroscience behind food addiction
► Explore issues around emotional eating in a supportive setting
► Learn how family dynamics and genetics play starring roles
► Identify situations and triggers that can lead to overeating
► Explore Intuitive Eating versus Abstinence principles
► Tackle obsessional thinking around weight, food, body image
► Learn basic nutrition and healthy satiation strategies
“Excellent, thought-provoking reading material—i.e., it can be okay to occasionally indulge; it doesn't necessarily have to be a rigid black-and-white existence that can feel overly punitive…”
“I have so many new skills and techniques to stay in a positive mindset thanks to the Beyond Overeating Groups. Laura’s engaging delivery of information and the warm and welcoming participants made this group absolutely helpful and worth it. Thank you!”
“I really enjoyed the group and learning about how things in our past really do affect the reasons for us developing eating addictions in the future. In addition, I was resolved in my feelings of learning that bingeing/eating disorders are very much an "addiction" and should be treated as such. Thank you.”
“I'm observing more and more the emotional aspects of my eating, and how I can buy - or not buy - something. I appreciate learning I have power in that area.”
“As I sit here eating my super-healthy omelette, I'm grateful for your group and the education about sugar addiction!"
“Thank you, Laura, I am continuing my healthy eating habits, and have lost about 15 lbs. since attending your sessions. I'm sure I will be seeing you in the future for a refresher course!”
“Good atmosphere to open up about issues that trouble you that could cause you to turn to food for comfort…”
- BEYOND OVEREATING - Workshop fee is $120/month.
- Groups meet three times a month for 90 minutes.
- Reading materials and skill building exercises are included.
- Groups are pre-screened to ensure a safe, supportive setting.
Laura Hout facilitates Beyond Overeating® workshops in healthcare settings, fitness centers, spas, workplaces and schools.
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