- 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...
When you 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 Buddy List
- 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 Reading List
If you do not understand all of these suggestions, just start with the first one.