GROUP Whole30® Coaching
Having support from others while completing the Whole30 can make a huge difference! I am excited to run both in-person and virtual (online) coaching groups.
Below are my upcoming groups. I generally only run Whole30 groups in January and September and Food Freedom groups in early spring and late fall. I provide individual coaching throughout the year. If you would like to be notified of upcoming groups, please sign up below, and I’ll email you when the next group is enrolling.
"Dr. Vickie Bhatia was amazing! She is smart, empathic, and she deeply cares about people. She was able to connect the logical side of health benefits with the psychological side. I would recommend her to anyone interested in understanding more about what keeps you from being healthy (physically, emotionally, relationally, etc.) and learn practical ways of how to get there."
September Whole30 Online Group: Managing Emotional Eating
September 7th – November 6th, 2020
Do you find yourself emotionally eating to cope with stress or deal with emotions?
Do you want to learn more effective strategies to manage negative emotions and change your relationship with food?
Do you want to learn how your mental health is affected by the food you eat?
This group offers 8 weeks of daily Whole30 coaching, support, and psychological skills around changing your relationship with food and managing emotions more effectively. It’s for both Whole30 newbies as well as seasoned Whole30 Veterans. If you struggle with emotional eating and are looking for healthier ways of coping with your emotions and stress, this is the group for you! It includes:
Private Facebook group with daily posts and engagement with other group members. Even if you aren’t into Facebook, I suggest you create a fake account to join us. The Whole30 is better with a community! In the group, you’ll not only have support from other members, but the ability to ask me anything. I try to be highly engaged in the group and answer all questions and comments within 24 hours.
One week of prep leading up to the beginning of the September Whole30 – I’ll help you clear your house, stock up on Whole30 compliant food, and get in the right mindset to successfully complete the Whole30
30 days of support walking you through the Whole30 – I’ll be there every step of the way, helping you navigate the ups and downs of the month
16 days of reintroduction – I want to help you really nail reintroduction! This is where the long-term learning happens and completing a reintroduction is essential to transition to food freedom and not get caught in using the Whole30 as a yo-yo diet (not the intended purpose of the program!). We will systematically introduce the following foods: alcohol, sugar, legumes, non-gluten grains, dairy, and gluten.
A week of transitioning from reintroduction to food freedom. We’ll talk about how to apply what you learned during reintroduction into your life moving forward and plan for potential obstacles.
In addition, I’ll hold weekly live group video calls – that means there will be 9 video calls! And, don’t worry – each call will be recorded and available for replay in case you can’t make it! Each call will be 45 minutes to answer your questions and teach psychological skills related to managing our emotions. We’ll talk about how food affects our mental health, discuss strategies for becoming more aware of our emotions, and develop and practice more effective coping strategies for dealing with negative emotions. Please note: this is NOT group therapy.
Deluxe package option: Includes all of the above PLUS 8 weekly 20-minute one-on-one calls with me. This is perfect for people who want more individualized support while retaining the community aspect of the group. We can discuss your unique context and considerations, problem-solve any issues, and apply and check in on skills practice.
Calendar of Group Events
Monday, 9/7/20 (Labor Day) – Dr. Bhatia’s Whole30 Group Begins! This week, we’re going to prep and get you ready to start the Whole30! This includes logistical, mental, and emotional prep.
Monday, 9/14/20 –Whole30 starts! Live Zoom calls will be weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45 pm CST. These will also be recorded in case you can’t attend live!
Tuesday, 10/13/20 – Day 30! Congrats!! But, it’s not over because we still have to complete reintroduction, which is critical for learning and being able to design your personalized approach to food moving forward.
Wednesday, 10/14/20 – Reintroduction starts! We’re doing an extended 16-day fast-track reintroduction where we will separately introduce alcohol, sugar, legumes, non-gluten grains, dairy, and gluten
10/14 – alcohol
10/17 – sugar
10/20 – legumes
10/23 – non-gluten grains
10/26 – dairy
10/29 – gluten
10/30– 11/6/20 – We’ll wrap up our group transitioning to food freedom. We’ll discuss strategies to take what you learned from the Whole30 and reintroduction and apply it to your life moving forward.
9 (!!) live Video Calls with available replay (45 minutes each) – 6:00-6:45 CST (7:00-7:45 EST / 4:00-4:45 PST)
9/9, 9/16. 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4