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EMPOWERING YOU TO KNOW AND TRUST YOUR BODY

We live in a world which is not kind, respectful or empowering towards women's* bodies.

We learn to hunger for the elusive, perfect body and the ideal diet. This dream shapes our entire lives; the way we eat, the way we dress, the way we move, our self esteem and mental health, our relationships, our jobs, our leisure time. We put so many of our dreams on hold.

 

It doesn't have to be this way...

The Beyond Chocolate community has been a place of refuge from the stress and madness of

Diet Culture since 2000 and our brand new course

A Truly Nourished Life 

(based on our book) starts on 5th June 2021

Join us if you're ready to:

Learn to listen to your body

Start trusting yourself

Become Your Own Guru

* We welcome all women and non-binary people at Beyond Chocolate.

If you are not sure if our work is right for you, do contact us, we are always happy to talk.

You can read more here

A Truly Nourished Life

Would you be willing to take a 40 day holiday?
Starts 31st October 2021
 

We are not offering a traditional online course

We are not promising you freedom or peace of mind or transformation or success. It would be dishonest of us to promise you that in just 40 days. We are promising you a re-set, a different view, a breath of fresh air and all in  very good company.

 

We are inviting you to take a holiday with us

A holiday from the stress and madness of Diet Culture. A holiday from the pressure and the sense of failure we face every day.  

 

A Truly Nourished Life is an invitation to join our amazingly supportive community of women

Every day, for 40 days, for just 15 minutes a day at any time that suits you. You will leave all the heartache and misery behind and connect with want you really want and how to trust what you know.

 

You are not alone 

You will be surrounded by people who get it. Sophie, Audrey and the Beyond Chocolate community will be right by your side to guide, support and inspire you as you step off the treadmill for a well deserved break. 

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Empowering women* to know and trust their bodies

At Beyond  Chocolate we guide and empower you to rebuild the knowledge and trust that we are all born with. You will unlearn all the destructive diet beliefs and behaviours, so that you can listen to yourself and your body and be your own guru.

* We welcome all women and non-binary people at Beyond Chocolate.

If you are not sure if our work is right for you, please contact us, we are always happy to talk.

COACHING

Individual and group coaching to help you overcome the unique challenges you face in eating and moving your body for joy, vitality and true nourishment.  Supporting you to tune in to what your body needs and thrives on so you can feel confident you're making the right choices for you.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Add a leading edge to your work.  Join a growing community of anti-diet coaches, therapists and health & wellness practitioners.  Feel confident that you can communicate and support a viable approach to a healthy relationship with food and body confidence to your clients.

RETREATS IN ITALY

A rare opportunity to step back from your every day life in an enchanting setting and give yourself the time to explore, experiment, learn and grow. Our Retreats are powerful, engaging, and deeply insightful experiences to help you know and trust your body.

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OUR APPROACH

 Our approach is anti-diet and body neutral. At Beyond Chocolate we provide the tools and support you need so that you can re-learn to trust yourself and your body.

In line with Health at Every Size and iWeigh, we do not make any claims about what defines a healthy body, a healthy weight or a healthy diet, however you define the term 'healthy'.

We do not claim that everyone is healthy at every size, nor that every size is equally healthy. 

Beyond Chocolate supports a weight and body neutral, inclusive approach to overall good health and wellbeing.​ 

MEET THE SISTERS

Hello! We are sisters, Sophie (on the left) and Audrey. Beyond Chocolate is the fruit of our determined quest for an alternative to the constant obsession with food and weight loss which clouded the best part of our lives, until our thirties.

 

We know what it’s like because we’ve been there. We spent years struggling; Sophie, a compulsive dieter and binge eater. Audrey, bulimic, as well as turning to over exercising and diet pills. 

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READ OUR BOOKS

In our first book, Beyond Chocolate (Piatkus, 2006) we wrote about our own experience as two women who struggled with diets and disordered eating for more than 20 years and outline a set of 10 straight forward, doable principles which, in time, will change your relationship with food forever.

In 2012 we wrote our second book, Beyond Temptation (Piatkus 2012). In it we share everything we know about how to understand your eating and how you use food as a way to cope. The more you know and understand, the more choice and freedom you'll have.

OUR COMMUNITY

 
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WELCOME TO

BEYOND CHOCOLATE 

Beyond Chocolate is a thriving community of like minded anti-dieters, a little corner of the internet where diet talk and body shaming just don't happen.

Our members are kind, welcoming and supportive.

Allow yourself to be encouraged, inspired and reassured and ask all the questions that really matter to you.

You are not alone 

Join us today and taste the freedom!

We are delighted thst you've joined us. Welcome!

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FROM THE BLOG

BEYOND CHOCOLATE IN THE MEDIA SINCE 2003 

METRO

"This Sunday is International No Diet Day and the Boss sisters are leading the revolution in Britain." May 2007

Beyond Chocolate in the Metro

INDEPENDENT on  SUNDAY

"Dr Wendy Doyle of the British Dietetic Association says the Beyond Chocolate approach is pretty much spot on" March 2003

Independent on Sunday magazine article

THE GUILTY FEMINIST

“I’ve started Beyond Chocolate  […] and  already I’m eating half as much food and enjoying it twice as much” Sept 2018

The guilty feminist

THE OBSERVER

"Many women accompany their meals with lavish helpings of guilt and dismay. But a new residential course is challenging old assumptions" July 2003

The Observer feature on Beyond Chocolate

GET IN TOUCH

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