What we're about

Calories in - Calories out = weight loss right??? Well in a perfect world maybe. And we all know there is no such reality for the vast majority of people nowadays.

Tried of the yo-yo dieting? Tried of fad diets? Exercise routines? And still not getting to your weight levels? Thinking about Bariatric surgery or had Bariatric surgery? Understanding your emotions is key here.

Well, the goal of this group is to realize that there are many layers of vulnerabilities that encase that basic weight loss equation at the top of the page. We’re going to dive into the mind and try to understand those layers as well as our realtionship with food.

Weight loss programs are like gym memberships, they sell you on it hoping you really don’t loss weight because they would then loss you as a customer eventually. So, let’s do this right and we’ll dig into the following areas to broaden our understanding of why we are heavy:

Emotional Regulation
Distress Tolerance
Interpersonal skills
Mindfulness

We’ll also enjoy some great foods and focus on improving our Food IQ’s as we go along.

About Chris

I’ve battled weight issues most of my life as well as other emotional issues. Three years ago, I began a journey that has increased my emotional IQ in ways that have bought such clarity to my life. And now I want to share it the masses.

I’ve run Meetups for the past 12 years. Currently, The Maple Grove Volleyball Club has been playing for the past 12 years as well as The Daytona Beach Volleyball Club in Florida. But the group that holds a special place in my heart is The Brat Pack. A singles social club for folks 40+ that I’ve been running for the past 3 years.

A Super-Foodie by nature, food has been the ominous ‘frenemy’ most of my life. And after suffering some severe health problems in recent years, I was forced to undergo Gastric Sleeve surgery this past spring to help alleviate those symptoms. And with that surgery, combined with the emotional training I’ve studied the past 3 years, I’ve come to realize that most weight loss institutions are dropping the ball on the mental aspects of weight loss. Even accredited institutions like the University of Minnesota. Primarily because clinicians do not understand emotions at a granular level; how they work, what factors into them, controls, and understanding logic versus emotions.

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Let's get Mindful!!!!! (Mindfulness Chapter 2)

Village Creek Community Police Station

Let's chew on this for an evening!!! (Group intro discussion)

Village Creek Community Police Station

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