Change thinking habits to change eating habits
Craving Change® provides cognitive-behavioural tools, activities and strategies that address the universal struggle to change problematic and emotional eating behaviours. The thought-provoking, 'how-to' approach focuses on the 'why' of eating behaviour and what to do about it.
Developed by a clinical psychologist and registered dietitian, Craving Change® is delivered by thousands of clinicians working in a variety of settings across Canada and internationally.
What people are saying
I feel the most important outcomes of the Craving Change® program may well be a person’s feeling of control over his/her food choices, improvement in frequency of negative self-talk, and fewer negative emotions about the relationship with food. As a dietitian, I feel that I would have been more effective in the past had I had this resource.
~ Carla Beer-Carpenter, RD, Vancouver Island
Shah and Cannon are credible professionals leading the charge to help people make and maintain healthy eating behaviour changes. Using "best evidence", they have developed a smart and appealing program that could help millions of people make healthier choices more often.
~ Michael Vallis, PhD, CDHA Behaviour Change Institute, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
As a business owner, I rave about Craving Change®! My staff is able to pick up the materials and run with them, and our clients love it. I also incorporate the unique cognitive behavioural principles and tools into the work I do as a consultant. Craving Change® is adaptable, creative, and practical- what a bonus to my business.
~ Andrea Holwegner, BSc, RD, Counselling Practice Director & Professional Speaker Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc
own your strangeness. own your quirks, your awkward, your magic; own the good in you, the love in you; take ownership and pride in the work you do and deliver. and don’t ever short change your accomplishments in order to make others feel more adequate.
own your greatness.
I've watched this 19 times..and counting. 🌟🌟🌟
In the spirit of being freaking proud of myself and also knowing I'm about to be fat shamed on the Internet, I present to you me, a 38 year old mom and teacher, doing a thing I was afraid to do when I was a 14 year old gymnast. Next week: add a full (and straighten my legs)
I realized I lost five pounds from a mix of stress and fitness training. As expected, my life isn't better. People don't like me more. I still carry the same emotional baggage. Weight loss does not equal happiness. Be comfortable in your skin.
One of the biggest thrills of my life was being in the stands as the Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. Pic looks like this because the #Skydome was shaking as everything & everyone roared. #TonyFernandez you are a legend. Thank you for so much joy #RIP
Stay alive for the people you will become.
You are more than a bad day or year.
You are a future of multifarious possibility.
You are another self at a point in future time, looking back in gratitude that this lost and former you held on.
You are not just THIS you.
Done. Thanks for the reminder 💜
I spent my whole work day talking to women who are trying to figure out their worth in a world that makes them question themselves. Ladies, it's #galentinesday: reach out to a woman in your life and tell her what you admire about her. She definitely needs to hear it.
Telling someone to just calm down is not actually an effective technique for calming down.
1 month ago
Some days, you've just got to giggle. Today is one of those days. We couldn't resist a tongue in cheek take on the food wars. Laugh hard, laugh often. #selfcare matters. A lot.
(If we ever post the bran muffin joke, you know we're having a particularly stressful week 🙂
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2 months ago
This is a great time to save some $ If you're a licensed Craving Change clinician and you purchase 50 workbooks, you will receive 10 bonus workbooks (a $70 value). If you'd love to give the gift of Moe and his journey learning about "stomach, mouth, and heart hunger", here's your chance to buy one kids book, get a second for free. There are no additional charges for shipping either of these bonus products.
#healthyeating #behaviorchange #behaviourchange
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Are you on the fence about becoming a Certified Craving Change® clinician? Quick reminder: free shipping on orders of Complete Kits in the USA and Canada until the end of November. The regular shipping cost of $50 flat rate returns in December. This offer CAN be combined with our ongoing discounts of (a) Orders of 3 or more receive 15% off, and (b) refer a colleague and receive free workbooks! Find out more here https://www.cravingchange.ca/clinicians/#b1
The program does NOT talk about food. Craving Change is not about what foods to eat or how much to eat. Rather, it encourages people to focus on WHY they eat the way they do, and to learn skills to make different choices. And to decrease the guilt and shame associated with eating (ugh).
The psychology of eating. All or nothing thinking? Stress and emotional eating? Putting your own needs first? Negative self-talk? Problem solving? Learned associations? Yup, we go there. ... See MoreSee Less
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About our company
A Canadian business created and owned by registered dietitian Wendy Shah and clinical psychologist Dr. Colleen Cannon, Craving Change Inc. was founded in 2008. The evidence-based program’s licensed materials and training are available internationally. Over 45,000 Craving Change® client workbooks are in distribution. Craving Change Inc services also include professional speaking and content development for corporate resources such as websites, customer newsletters, and Apps.
About the co-founders
Both Wendy Shah, RD and Dr. Colleen Cannon, RPsych. have decades of experience working with people struggling to make and maintain healthy behaviour changes. Wendy has a strong interest in the psychosocial and environmental factors that influence our eating behaviours. She has won national professional awards in consumer communication and public education. Dr. Cannon is passionate about health psychology. She is skilled in systemic problem-solving, program development and making psychological interventions engaging and accessible. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and was an Adjunct Professor in the University of Calgary Department of Psychology from 2008-2011.