- What is...
The 5th Food Group?The 5th
Food Group meets at 9:00 AM on the first Saturday of every month in the World
of Fitness private studio room (13673-B Coral Way). The 5th Food Group is open
to anyone interested in improving their relationship with food. We open with a
brief discussion, the topic of the month, geared toward identifying obstacles
to healthy food relationships. We then explore motivators and develop
strategies to overcome these obstacles. The best way
to understand The 5th Food Group is to experience it!
- Our Philosophy...
enter this sacred space and time, you are a member of The 5th Food Group. As
members of The 5th Food Group, we recognize each other as unique and vital
individuals. Confidentiality, honesty, respect, and understanding make up the
core values of our group. We listen to
each other without judgment or our own individual agendas. We meet here to
develop and reinforce our foundation, commitment, motivation, and discipline
for improving and maintaining wellness; and we encourage each other to hold
realistic expectations and create achievable goals. We accomplish this by
sharing our experiences in, strategies for, and optimism about improving our
relationship with food.
There are no
requirements for membership in The 5th Food Group other than to
abide by our philosophy as long as you are within this sacred space and time.However,
these are our suggestions:
- Add your name and phone number to the
- Call at least one Buddy per day
- Immediately terminate your
relationship with “white” foods (i.e. refined sugars/flours and other processed foods)
- Begin and nurture a writing relationship
with your sacred journal
- Create your sacred space
- Schedule your sacred time
- Read a book on the Recommended
If you do
not understand all of these suggestions, just start
with the first one.