Path for Life & the 9-step Online Program:

HOW IT WORKS

The Path for Life 9-step program integrates the three key elements for change in each step:

  • Food knowledge

  • Mindfulness

  • Habit Shifting

A new step on the path is unlocked every two weeks so you can learn, practice, and grow in a way that embraces how you actually change and heal. Each of the nine steps guides you through a process of healing and change; you’ll learn how food affects both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Each step will keep growing your mindfulness, help you become aware of how your thoughts can support you and be your friend and guide you on how to change the habits that keep you stuck and instead find your way to your best health. The steps are organized according to how our bodies heal, your thoughts become aware, and your actions change.

We all want to feel amazing, be healthy and live nourished lives.
So if not now - then when?
— Jeanette Bronée

Food-Knowledge

This portion of each step helps you cut through the mass of confusing nutrition information out there and makes basic truths tangible so you can start to know and practice your inherent wisdom about how to nourish yourself. It doesn’t really help to tell people what to eat; what helps is to teach people how to know what works for them. Every two weeks, you’ll learn about a new food group, how and why it affects you, what causes cravings and emotional eating, and how to master your hunger so you’ll always know what, why, and how to eat to feel full and nourished. You’ll learn about plant-based choices versus animal-based choices, and about how food affects your digestive system, your health, your mood, and your weight. There is no magic diet and no single right way to eat for everyone. As you deepen your food knowledge, you’ll learn to listen to your body and its wisdom and know what you need to use food as nourishment and a tool for health and wellness.


Mindfulness

This portion of each step is a growing practice in self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love. It teaches you how to be mindful of your thoughts and emotions and how to recognize the patterns that keep you stuck so you can stop dieting, end cravings, and move forward. We can be scared of our emotions and often engage in emotional eating to avoid our feelings. We might have been told as children to “toughen up” or that we were wrong to feel whatever we felt. The Mindfulness section helps you gain clarity by gently teaching you how to feel kinder toward yourself, and how to become grounded in your body so your emotions can pave the way for making the changes you want and the good habits you need to live a more nourished, healthier life.

 


Habit-shifting

This portion of each step is about active change. Knowing what to eat is one thing; actually doing it is different! How often have you promised yourself that tomorrow you’ll do “better,” only to realize at the end of the day that you forgot or simply did not follow through? Did you think there was something wrong with you or that you were weak? Not true! It’s only that the nature of habits (good and bad) is mindless and automatic, so we need mindfulness to be able to change them. If you’re beating yourself up about your inability to change, you can stop now. The Habit Shifting part of each step will help you identify and get clear about what’s important to you, what motivates you, and how to create action steps toward a life you love. It’s the make-it-happen section for getting healthy and dealing with hunger, losing weight, overeating and emotional eating, and feeling blah—so you can enjoy living healthfully, sustainably.


The steps:

STEP 1:

Food Knowledge: Your body's natural rhythms and how they affect you
Mindfulness: How to get familiar with your daily patterns
Habit Shifting: How to create new habits and daily rhythms

STEP 2:

Food Knowledge: Carbohydrates and why you need them
Mindfulness: Why your negative "self-talk" does not work
Habit Shifting: How to change your self-talk to empower you to thrive

STEP 3:

Food Knowledge: Why green foods are “super choices”
Mindfulness: Why willpower usually fails us
Habit Shifting: How to move beyond self-control

STEP 4:

Food Knowledge: Protein, fats, and how to choose
Mindfulness: How to get unstuck
Habit Shifting: How to create healthy boundaries

STEP 5:

Food Knowledge: The power of root vegetables
Mindfulness: Food and memories
Habit Shifting: How to become comfortable with discomfort

STEP 6:

Food Knowledge: Comfort foods, cravings and food addictions
Mindfulness: Food and emotional eating
Habit Shifting: How to cope with emotions in healthy ways

STEP 7:

Food Knowledge: Which foods cause inflammation and which are healing
Mindfulness: How to own your choices
Habit Shifting: How to get what you want and empower your life

STEP 8:

Food Knowledge: Balancing food choices
Mindfulness: Shifting the beliefs that block your path
Habit Shifting: How to think differently

STEP 9:

Food Knowledge: Food and how it affects your mood
Mindfulness: How to embrace your whole Self and face your fears
Habit Shifting: How to be your authentic, healthy Self