LivingLean – Gaining Power over Food 


LivingLean® is a fourteen (14) session course led by cognitive behavioral training expert and SelfHelpWorks founder, Lou Ryan.  The first 5 lessons are core learning sessions, the rest are support sessions. LivingLean is designed to change the mindset regarding food and eating, and to create a context for a healthy lifestyle. People who are chronically overweight tend to make emotional - rather than rational - decisions about what, when, where and how much to eat.  


In just a few days, course participants usually start thinking and feeling differently about food, their health, and the possibilities that are available to them through living a lean, healthy lifestyle. The assignments, combined with tools such as PersonalCoach™, allow participants to transform these feelings into actions designed to create permanent change in the root cause of their weight problem - their relationship with food.  The course includes at least one video session per week, actualization activities, and tools including mobile companion app, support audios, and support emails. The curriculum is spread over a minimum of 44 days.


Auto-Bookmarking Functionality: A session typically lasts a total of 30 – 60 minutes including quizzes. Each session is divided into short segments. If a user exits partway through a session and comes back later, the auto-bookmarking functionality returns them to the end of the last segment they completed. This allows each participant to complete the course at their own pace as their schedule permits.