The Mind-Body Connection is Real... Are You Using it Properly?

Research shows that your body follows direct orders from your mind, the question is are you are dishing out the proper orders to live in your best body? Understanding the Mind-Body connection is crucial for your long-term weight loss success.

Are you ready to live in your ideal body without force, punishment or dieting?

When you properly understand how your mind and body work together you get to let go of dieting strategies and utilize an approach that focuses on your bodies innate ability to heal, and yes, that includes losing weight.

I have combined ten years of education and experience into a brand new program to help you understand and utilize your mind and body properly and finally jump off the dieting roller coaster.

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Here's What You will Receive from the
Mindfulness-Based Weight Reduction Program:

  • Help you discover and receive what you need in order to achieve your best body and life.
  • Realistic and doable solution for even the busiest of people
  • Learn how to master self care and find time for yourself
  • A new approach to accountability that actually works without the need of a coach for life
  • Learn how to relax and rejuvenate without guilt or shame
  • Become someone who eats healthy and exercises because you want to, not because you have to
  • How to avoid overwhelm and reduce stress for real life balance
  • Walk you through the steps for Total Body Health: Mental, emotional, spiritual and physical
  • Understand and transform your current habits into daily routines that you love
  • Receive the tools for effortless healthy eating and movement habits for optimal health

Let's Look at the Research

After conducting an extensive literature review on dieting, I found the following studies showing dieting to be dangerous and ineffective.

Dieting is Ineffective

  • Rogerson, Soltani, and Copeland (2016) found that dieting leads to increase of appetite, food obsessions, increased cravings and lower energy. Not to mention, 80% of dieters gain the weight back.
  • Fothergill et al. (2016) studied contestants from the television show The Biggest Loser and found that most contestants gained the weight back in the six years following the show.
  • In a twin study done by Pietilainen et al. (2012) it was proven that the twins who were put on the diet gained more weight than their sibling who did not diet.

Dieting Has Side Effects

  • Wood (2001) was able to indicate that dieting drops levels of leptin, which in fact increases hunger. She discovered that after three months of dieting, leptin levels dropped by 54%, and desire to eat doubled over the course of the study.
  • Bacon et al. (2002) found that dieters not only regain their weight, but they abandon healthy habits due to their lack of success with weight loss.
  • Another study looked at patients for a period of 10 years and found no improvements in the group that participated in dieting or what they label as “intensive lifestyle intervention” (“Cardiovascular Effects of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention”, p.145, 2013).

With dieting being ineffective, there is nothing stopping you from adopting a different approach to weight loss.

Let's Review the Curriculum:

  • 1

    Week One: Drop dieting and adopt a Total Body Health approach

    Learn about the current research in the field of weight loss proving that dieting is ineffective long term and dangerous to your body and mind. Replace this outdated method with an approach that encompasses you as a human being and the mind-body connection.

  • 2

    Week Two: Learn about Vulnerability and Shame to learn how to relax and rejuvenate

    Research has shown that a major component to weight loss is the level of shame that exists throughout the process. We will use Brene Brown's research to release shame and embrace vulnerability.

  • 3

    Week Three: Understand your mind and bodies needs and fulfill them

    Understanding the mind-body connection is one piece of mindfulness. In order to get the most out of your body you must understand your needs (such as rest, rejuvenation and fun) and fulfill them.

  • 4

    Week Four: Self care, self love and and self sabotage

    The journey of releasing weight requires a marriage of self care and self love. In order to make this marriage successful, you will need to recognize and release your own self sabotaging patterns.

  • 5

    Week Five: Mindful Eating

    Mindful eating allows you to take the back seat for thinking and obsessing about food. Learn how to let your body take charge and effortlessly follow signs of hunger and fullness.

  • 6

    Week Six: Mindful Moving

    Meditation doesn't have to come in the form of sitting in silence. Learn how to bring mindfulness to your movement so you receive the same benefits as meditation from doing only the movements you love.

  • 7

    Week Seven: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    One of the major contributors to weight gain is the stress response cycle. Understand how this works and receive tools to reduce stress and weight while adopting better coping skills.

  • 8

    Week Eight: A new version of accountability

    Lastly, we will discuss how to become someone who is self-accountable for long term results without a coach for life. This process is about recognizing why you don't do the things you want to do, and how to combat this for lasting results.

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Plus... you receive my entire weight loss education system Total Body Wellness absolutely FREE!

It’s packed full of the secrets I have learned, and put into practice, over the years. Follow my advice and your life will change forever. You can become someone who maintains a healthy weight effortlessly. Someone who eats well and exercises regularly because you enjoy it, not because you bully yourself to do it – and beat yourself up when you don’t. You will learn the ten hang ups you must overcome to be happy, how to truly love your body (without changing it) and I show you vital, life-changing advice from other experts – including personal trainer Jamie Eason and nutrition guru Maria Schroder.

Let's Review What You Get:

  • 8 live group calls with handout (recorded and emailed once completed)
  • Private Facebook group for community and connection
  • Daily inspirational text message to start your day in the right mindset for success
  • Total Body Wellness online content program
  • Welcome Kit with binder cover for optimal organization
  • Peace and serenity in a body you love!

Perhaps you’re still not convinced?
Here’s what some of the women I help say about me:

"Wanted to say your classes are great. I learned to "confront" my emotions & what I was really feeling. I liked the fact that even though we were all there "trying" to lose weight, the approach helped in weight loss because it was "life learning"; not just another "Weight loss" scheme". - Sandy Kunkle

"My biggest fear is being vulnerable. It's not always easy to speak out about what I have considered my failures or weaknesses; but through Michelle I have learned to accept myself as more than just my weight and I now feel free to talk about my concerns without judgement". - Sheila Phelps

"Michelle's online program has given me the opportunity to repeatedly strengthen what I am learning in each lesson by being able to chase down any uncomfortable thoughts until I have my "ah-hah!" moment and can release those negative tapes in my head and fully embrace my truth. I am able to do this in part by her brilliantly laid out pathways in each lesson "If you are feeling stuck on this idea or need more support, try this lesson/program next…". Her program has been transformative and allows me to continually move forward towards my ideal self." - Katrina Gossage

I loved Michelle's gentle approach to weight loss. As a result I have lost 20 lbs and felt good and encouraged the entire way. -Claudia Norman

Michelle has inspired me so much. I started struggling with my weight after I had my second child. Instead of being thankful to my body for producing such loving, beautiful, and wonderful children I was so caught up in the look thin stigma. I want to teach my girls how to just love them from inside so they won't have these battles. - Jasmine Markanday

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References:

Bacon, L., Keim, N., Van Loan, M., Derricote, M., Gale, B., Kazaks, A., & Stern, J.  (2002). Evaluating a 'non-diet' wellness intervention for improvement of metabolic fitness, psychological well-being and eating and activity behaviors. International Journal of Obesity and Related Disorders, 26(6), 854-865. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0802012
Cardiovascular effects of intensive lifestyle intervention in Type 2 Diabetes. (2013). The New England Journal of Medicine, 369(2), 145-154. Retrieved on October 29, 2016 from http://ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1399555929?accountid=25320
Fothergill, E., Guo, J., Howard, L., Kerns, J., Knuth, N., Brychta, R., Chen, K., Skarulis, M., Walter, M., Walter, P., & Hall, K. (2016). Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition. Obesity: A Research Journal, 24(8), 1612-1619. Retrieved on October 29, 2016 from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.21538/full#oby21538-bib-0038
Pietilainen, K., Saarni, S., Kaprio, J., & Rissanen, A. (2012). Does dieting make you fat? A twin study. International Journal of Obesity, 36(3), 456+. Retrieved on October 29, 2016 from http://ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=nu_main&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE|A284323959&asid=4ba7e3281b51ab7a83a4edd3abb7b8c1
Rogerson, D., Soltani, H., & Copeland, R. (2016). The weight-loss experience: A qualitative exploration. BMC Public Health, 16(373), 1-12. Retrieved on October 25, 2016 from http://ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=nu_main&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE|A451331051&asid=6a9c2b98eb2bef5bfa2c6a89120e8c7d
Wood, M. (2001). Why are dieters so hungry? Leptin levels and successful dieting. Agricultural research, 49(8), 20-21. Retrieved on October 27, 2016 from http://ezproxy.nu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/208042868?accountid=25320