WIN! Beyond Chocolate e-course and books – DG Sell Out Day 5

The Dietgirl 10th Birthday Sell Out The prizes:  Six lucky winners will each receive one of six Beyond Chocolate prizes, donated by the Beyond Chocolate founders, Sophie and Audrey Boss.

The prizes will be drawn and awarded in this order:

Available to readers from: Worldwide

What the heck is it?
It started as a diet-ditching philosophy and grew into a book, workshops, e-courses, an online community and more. Nicked from the website:

Beyond Chocolate is a radically new approach to weight-loss and body confidence. It is based on ten proven principles that close the door on yo-yo dieting and overeating and open another to a completely new attitude to food and body image.

Beyond Chocolate Why do you dig it?
The original Beyond Chocolate book was one of the first I read when I started experimenting with intuitive eating and the one I still re-read.

Many intuitive eating books have a lot of scientific information, which I find interesting, but I like that Beyond Chocolate is not written by doctors or scientists. It's about two ordinary women who got fed up with dieting, worked to find a new way of eating without going bonkers, then shared their learnings with others. The book has a good balance of "the deep stuff" and practical tools and information, to make the book both useful and enlightening.

What I like most is that Beyond Chocolate stresses the importance of "being your own guru" – that you can have all the information in the world but only you know what is best for you and your body. They don't pretend to have all the answers for you, just tools and ideas to get your started on your own path. At first that can be a scary concept – especially if you've been following other people's diet rules all your life.  But it's so empowering when to realise (re-realise, in my case) that you know yourself better than anyone else, and treating yourself with kindness and respect gets far better results than punishment and deprivation.

A wee bit more about the prizes
About the Stop Overeating e-course:

What you've heard before….a million times over:

"Just say no!"
"Practice moderation, just have a little bit every once in a while."
"Have a bath/phone a friend/go for a walk/drink some water instead."
"Use willpower and be determined." "Make healthy choices."
"Have this (expensive and tasteless) bar/shake/soup/cereal instead."
"You're just lazy and greedy, if you wanted to stop overeating and lose weight badly enough you just would, right?"

We know you know that none of this works.

If you knew how to have just a little, how to stop, how to say no, how to walk away or how to have a bath – you would.

And you're not greedy or lazy thank you very much.

Luckily, there is a way that works to stop overeating, to stop the struggle with food and feel in control.

This 12 week course is your guide to stopping overeating and discovering how to live your life without turning to food, any food, as a treat, a salve or an escape. The answer is not to replace overeating with something else or distract, cajole or bully yourself out of the habit, we know that the only way to stop is to identify the triggers and the reasons why you overeat and then deal with them one by one with a set of practical, effective tools.

You can read more about the Beyond Chocolate book here and the Beyond Chocolate DIY e-workbook here.

There are six Beyond Chocolate prizes to be won, as detailed above. Simply leave a comment on this blog entry to enter. The six prizes will be drawn and awarded in order of the prize list. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.

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158 thoughts on “WIN! Beyond Chocolate e-course and books – DG Sell Out Day 5

  1. Ooooooo–awesome. Going to have to check this out. I wholeheartedly agree with the concept of being your own guru. We are each and every one of us, after all, special, special snowflakes:-) Makes sense that true success depends on individualization of general technicques.

  2. Hmmm, I’m a bit disapointed. I was hoping for chocolate! But… this your own guru stuff works. I stopped dieting and gradually started to lose weight (and I still eat chocolate ;-). A year later the weight (10 kilo) hasn’t returned and I’m continue to slowly slowly lose more. I have a friend who I would love to gift this book to.

  3. This sounds like just what I need after my toughest week ever. Could not stop craving food that was not good for me and I’m ashamed to say I gave into temptation after trying to fight the cravings for so long.

  4. Well, I checked to see if my local library carried the book and they don’t so, here’s hoping I win! 🙂

  5. I agree with intuitive eating… at least for me DIETS DON’T work long term, as life happens… Never heard of this book Shauna, thanks for sharing! Oh, and pick me, so I can read it! lol

  6. Yes please – this sounds great – I love that they’re not nutritionists or doctors just women who know their own bodies.

  7. I think I’ve *almost* gotten how to eat intuitively, so these materials would be great to encourage and teach me even more. Plus, DG is sensible so I can appreciate her endorsement.

  8. I totally need their help! I have tried everything! This also doesnt sound like the usual depressing malarky!

  9. I went on a BC one-day workshop last year and it was fab, still struggling though, although I bought the book for my mum and she’s doing really well 🙂 Would LOVE to go on the overeating workshop!

  10. ok, what I want to say might offend, but to me, this topic and the comments – well, I accept and accepted a long time ago that what works for one person on the diet and exercise front, won’t work for me. A celeb with a personal chef, personal trainer etc. that puts out a DVD at the exact time in the new year after a seasonal time of indulgence – who are they to say what diet or exercise plan i should follow?? but i still pick up the magazine with them looking fabulous on the cover. People that spend time looking at why they got over their ideal weight – that’s the thing, its your own ideal weight, a weight you feel confident and sassy with – not what the BMI says, or your doctor, or the diet book, work out that there is no “one size fits all” (pardon the pun) diet. so why, just because a book says it has the answer, it almost makes another failure, I read often “STOP bingeing” in my most desperate needing times, surrounded by food wrappers, feeling so so so out of control that I was terrified. This book had the title of all I wanted, just like the diet books did.

  11. Sounds interesting – I’ve really enjoyed the intuitive eating segments on Two Fit Chicks. So here goes nothing, please count me in 🙂

  12. Hey again, even burning five calories is worth it! 😉 Got my running shoes on (well, metaphorically) for the race, so let me know if I win! Super fun giveaways you’re doing.

  13. sounds great. would love a chance to win! specially if it says “chocolate” anywhere in the vacinity lol. j/k I know it’s not really chocolate *wink*

  14. This sounds like a concept I definitely need to read more about. Thank you for buzzing it up and offering it as part of your 10 Year Celebration Give Away. *fingers crossed*

  15. Can’t give up chocolate but would love to learn how to not eat the whole bag of peanut M&M’s in one evening.

  16. We all need to become intuitive eaters. We have become so brainwashed by “will this work?” “will that work?” “try this diet” “try that pill” “buy this program” “buy that piece of equipment” searching in vain for something outside of ourselves to be the answer. How much money have I wasted over the years? I don’t want to know.

  17. Sounds v interesting, so tired of beating myself up mentally that I can’t seem to get in the “zone” and have some willpower!

  18. I am so interested in this new-to-me concept. I would love to approach it from a non-scientific way since those science-y diets haven’t worked. Thanks for the great gifts!!!

  19. I’m loving this Birthday Sell Out for introducing me to tonnes of new books to put on my list to buy at some point. Great!

  20. Oh, I need this more than anything!!! I want to lose weight so desperately yet can’t seem to stop overeating. Help me, Diet Girl!

  21. I would love to win this! I am a registered dietitian in the states and I work with people on intuitive eating all the time. I’m actually in the midst of doing a 10-week weight loss course in which we address this. I would love to get any more tips and points of view that I could pass on to others using the Beyond Chocolate series!

  22. Congrats on 10 yrs! I would love to win! I want to stop yo-yoing and live at least one year of my adult life diet free!

  23. I know very little about intuitive eating but I know I’ve gone up a clothes size recently so maybe it’s time I investigated it.

  24. I’ve heard good things abouut this book and have been meaning to get it, so I’m in, please……

  25. Sorry, I saw chocolate and went into a daze of ‘mmmmm…. I want chocolate’.
    Sigh. Would love to win it, but will certainly be adding it to my list of things to get if the random number generator doesn’t want to pick me 🙂

  26. I don’t expect this to be the magic cure. It would be interesting to see if there are any tools that work for me.

  27. This sounds brilliant; I am still searching for the ‘how’ to get started on intuitive eating.

  28. Hmmm I could do with some intuitive eating tips. At the moment I am still mostly giving myself instructions to eat biscuitscakechocolate…

  29. Ooh, I totally need their help. I’ve got the book, and I’ve even exchanged emails with the BC girls (for work) but I would love to do their overeating course.

  30. Did someone say chocolate? I despair of ever being an intuitive eater but would love to give it a try!

  31. I’ll admit after the looking at the website, i’m still not sure about this one, but 2011 for me is about giving everything ago and being more spontaneous, so if i did get lucky and win this i would give it 110%!

  32. This sounds amazing! If I don’t win I think I’ll buy the book anyway. Happy Birthday DG!!!

  33. I have the Beyond Chocolate book already and would love to do the course. Excellent prize, Shauna! If I happen to win one of the books, please give it to someone else as two copies would be greedy!

  34. I love beyond chocolate! The book totally changed how I think about food! Everyone should read it 🙂

  35. I would love to win this. Dieting is just so TIRING. Thank you for the opportunity – love your blog and book. x

  36. Count me in, please! I don’t need help getting beyond chocolate so much as caramel. Or cheese. Or toast & butter. See what I’m saying? I need this course!

  37. I do so love the Beyond Chocolate fairies!!! It’s like having your favorite girlfriends talking to you!

  38. So much better than a “life without chocolate” which is the diet that always fails me.

  39. Hmmm… I’m trying the library again just in case I don’t win (which, I realize, is incredibly unlikely but – y’know – just in case…)

  40. This book looks like an interesting read. I have read Jason Vales chocolate book and got a lot out of it. I soooooooooo have a chocolate addiction which I’d love to learn to moderate.

  41. Sounds like just the book for me, I just love food and need to learn how to reduce my eaitng, even good healthy food. But can I still each chocolate …. sometimes 🙂

  42. This sounds like the perfect thing! Please could I be entered, I’m a total chocaholic lol.

  43. I’ve read your book and blog for a long time and am a big fan! Congrats on 10 years!! Great prize as well–thanks!

  44. Having lost and regained over 20kg three times now I’m a little cynical about any diet or activity plan that doesn’t start with the mental game – the mental game that has to be played every day, no exception, and has nothing to do with one’s weight. Maybe it’s time I ‘became my own guru’ – even typing that makes me smile!

  45. I’ve been dying to read these books. Through you and Geneen Roth been thinking a lot about mindfulness and such, and this plan sounds like it could be really helpful to me.

  46. ooh yeah! That sounds like the greatest thing since some joker accidentally changed the calorie values of celery with chocolate when they were being “invented” ! x