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
The measles outbreak in Samoa is a tragedy & should be a warning. This story, of a family that lost 3 children to measles, is just one of many heartbreaking stories of ppl (mainly kids) who have died from the preventable illness. Vaccination saves lives https://www.cbsnews.com/news/samoa-measles-outbreak-father-loses-3-of-his-5-children/
Staple book in our house. @CravingChangetm
I asked some of Canada's top culinary dietitians to share their heart-healthy holiday favourites and compiled them along with a few of my own. http://bit.ly/2RDETG2 @kristynhall @shancrockerRD @nutriFoodie_org
The post about me has been removed from @sciam for not meeting editorial standards. Thank you everyone for your support. Half truths, obfuscations, and lies help no person have agency over their body. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/doctors-are-not-gods/
Hey @sciam when you do this to one of us, you do this to all of us. This isn't reasonable, fair, balanced, evidence-based, or acceptable collegial or public discourse.
I have been on the phone and e-mailing with @sciam all day. I detailed every lie and half truth on that hit job. I was led to believe it would come down and now I am told that is a “last resort.” This is the e-mail I just sent them. 2
"...workplace wellness program did not reduce health care costs or change health behaviors."
A multi-billion dollar industry that (mostly) doesn't work.
Bottom line: Creating meaningful, sustained behaviour change is extremely difficult. https://twitter.com/StanKutcher/status/1200446697895350273
@DrHowardLiu @CoyneoftheRealm @CaulfieldTim @McGillOSS @GidMK @HealthWatch123 @TheMHEditor @Mental_Elf @MentalIllPolicy Third robust publication I know of showing reality is very different than the hype https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/16/713902890/how-well-do-workplace-wellness-programs-work
Pile on the smarts, my lovely, evidence- based, highly capable and inspiring women colleagues!
Women: In honor of @sciam’s hit piece on @DrJenGunter, for all of you who bring the facts & are told to smile more & all who have to walk the tightrope of asserting knowledge yet not being too agentic to fit social norms, tell me something you are an absolute f*cking expert at.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
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
It's almost the weekend, but, WHAT? Free shipping/handling in the USA and Canada ($50 value) on orders of Complete Certified Facilitators Kits?
You bet. November promo. Surprise! Spread the word!
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Yea science! Head for your nearest science centre for a break from the barrage of misinformation.
Congrats @scienceworldca on a great exhibit about the human body, including vaccinations and sex ed!
These photos are stickers in the bathroom cubicles ⭐😍😁⭐ ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
We recently launched and loaded a new extended guide, "The ABC's of CBT" in our online Resource Library for certified clinicians. We're pretty chuffed about it.
If you've been a Certified Craving Change clinician since we first launched certification in 2013, you now have the option of extending your renewal! NEW resources, NEW certification exam, SAME price as 2016 ($65) and the same perks.
Please email Kim at to get lined up. It's a genuine pleasure to have you aboard. ... See MoreSee Less
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.