Chat and Chew: The end of dieting and the beginning of a healthier year

“I GIVE UP ON DIETS — they don’t work …” It’s a familiar refrain in America. Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his new book, The End of Dieting, explains, “If you eat American food, you will inevitably develop the diseases common in America, will become overweight, and you will eventually develop high blood pressure and high cholesterol (the signs of blood vessel and heart disease), just like everybody else.”

Chat & Chew, The Health Study Group, will host Dr. Fuhrman for a Skype session at the January meeting so attendees can learn more of what he suggests to avoid this fate. Join Chat & Chew to see Dr. Fuhrman live from New Jersey via Skype, where he will see the audience and the audience will see him on Winter Haven Public Library’s giant screen.

After Dr. Fuhrman speaks, he will ask participants if they have questions. As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Fuhrman will have specific research and clinical evidence to present to the Chat & Chew audience. Dr. Oz’s TV show, “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show,” and “Live with Kelly” plus PBS are shows where you might have seen this New York Times best-selling author.

The meeting also will feature a free tasting from Café Zuppina, the sale of Dr. Fuhrman’s book, and a presentation by Carin Swenson titled, “Dressing for Weight Loss.” Swenson, a style consultant and former owner of Casual Chic, will address what Dr. Fuhrman describes as “emotional eating,” by emphasizing the element of how we relate to others starting with our personal appearance.

Come join us for this free meeting where you will understand that “You didn’t fail those diets; those diets failed you” (The End of Dieting). Start your year with a focus on health and stable weight loss as you meet your health goals.

The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16, at the Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881. Arrive early to enjoy the Café Zuppina free tasting. The first 100 people may attend the session.

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