Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to Present “Curb the Carb Cravings” at January Pink Bag Luncheon

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Caroline Fornshell of LWell Longevity Wellness Health Club will kick off the new year helping inspire business women to stick to their 2015 weight loss plans.

On Jan. 8, from 12 to 1 p.m., Caroline Fornshell of LWell Longevity Health and Wellness in Yorktown will present “Curb the Carb Cravings” in the first women’s Pink Bag Luncheon of the year, hosted by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC).

“Curb the Carb Cravings” encourages women to take on the world and their business in 2015, starting with health.

Being healthy equals productivity, and as Fornshell says, eating better is the first step.

Post-holiday carb cravings can sabotage best attempts to follow 2015 diet plans, according to Fornshell and LWell. To reverse cravings, women need to recognize their individual reasons for that urge. In the workshop, attendees will receive tools to help them identify unique triggers for cravings and leave with an eight-step action plan.

The luncheon is scheduled to begin at noon, and includes 10 minutes of business networking, where women are encouraged to make business connections and distribute business cards.

Lunch will be provided by one of VPCC’s 2015 Catering Sponsors.

The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Members attending are encouraged to also bring business handouts, giveaways and goodie bags to display on a table in the front lobby of the VPCC. Attendees can pick up any information at their convenience.

Seating is limited. Reserve a spot by registering online at

The event will be held at the VPCC located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton, Va. 23666.

This is the first in the 2015 monthly Pink Bag Luncheon series. For information about the other events in 2015, stay tuned to the VPCC event calendar at

For additional information, contact Suzy Johnson with the VPCC via email at sjohnson(at)vpcc(dot)org.


Caroline Fornshell, MS, RD, CPT opened LWell, the Modern Health Club for Real People, in Oct. 2013. From Yorktown, LWell merges the most up-to-date strategies in wellness to support age, weight and health related concerns.

Fornshell developed the LWellness assessment tool, an integrative and systematic coaching system, a small group fitness-training program, nutrition counseling and an incredibly supportive and hospitable environment at her LWell location.

Fornshell graduated from Virginia Tech, then worked as a personal trainer before becoming a Registered Dietitian and earning a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from State University of New York (Oneonta).

She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), IDEA, The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), is certified in Adult Weight Management and is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM).


The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; James City County and York County.

VPCC is a business association that "Connects Business with Opportunity" through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.

In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables.

The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email info(at)vpcc(dot)org.

Connect to the VPCC online at and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

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