At this time Clarissa is the only certified professional in Ontario. SUGAR® is an assessment and mapping tool for professionals working with people who have a problematic or chemical dependence on sugar/flour/food. This diagnostic tool is a structured interview that examines the client's relationship with sugar, flour, processed food and related consequences. Currently the only diagnostic instrument available for "food addiction." This tool is based on the diagnostic criteria for harmful use, pathological use and addiction to mind-altering, (psychoactive) drugs as described in the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) and DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
I arm you with the knowledge of how some of the foods you are eating will ALWAYS sabotage even your greatest desire to lose weight, will keep you stuck in the addictive cycle, and leave you feeling fatigued all the time. I also demonstrate how eating the wrong types of foods affect your cognitive function in a negative way. We discuss how and what you are currently eating, what you SHOULD be eating and some tips and tricks that can help get you where you want to be while making the challenging transition to eating in this new way. We live in a world where we are triggered by food, "drug foods" I call them, all the time so it makes sense that we all need a little extra support!
What I hope that you will gain from this experience is that being in this situation is not your fault and it has never really been about your will power at all. I will provide you with a food plan for life that will help guide you and detox you from some of the addictive foods you have been consuming. Then we will work together to help you develop is a food plan for life that you love so you will feel full, your cravings will be eliminated cravings and food will complement your life again rather than feeling that food is controlling it at times.
Typically it runs about 8 sessions but it can be more or less depending on your focus and what you think you need. In these sessions you will learn to: