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.
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.