Mindful Eating Group Programs

Please indulge me in a brief experiment: Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and for one or two minutes, set aside everything you think you know about "healthy eating." Instead, imagine what it would feel like to…

  • Eat all the foods you love and have an uncomplicated relationship with food
  • Be truly at peace with your body
  • Trust your body’s cues and nourish yourself fully without counting, measuring, or restricting foods

Now open your eyes. How do you feel? Excited? Curious? Or does the thought of eating foods you love feel a little dangerous, even reckless?

If you have grappled with weight-loss diets or restrictive wellness programs in the past and feel stressed and overwhelmed by daily eating decisions, you're not alone. Many of us struggle with food – but it doesn't have to be this way.

If you want to …

  • Discover new, guilt-free ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving around food
  • Free up energy to build the vibrant life you want and deserve, and
  • Connect with other people sharing similar struggles and aspirations

… you might want to join one of my Mindful Eating Group Programs.

I am a certified Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Group Facilitator. This comprehensive program, developed by family physician Michelle May, M.D., award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, helps participants reconnect with the physical signals that guide them as to when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive diet rules, and to recognize and cope with their triggers for overeating. 

Most diets -- whether designed for wellness or weight loss -- fail because they are restrictive and unsustainable, leaving the dieter feeling guilty and disappointed. Diets tell people what they should eat without addressing why they eat in the first place. As a result, the cycle of restriction and overeating is never broken. Am I Hungry? is an inside-out approach to eating and self-care that focuses on changing thoughts and feelings first, so changes in behaviors will last.

Am I Hungry? is an eight-week group program taught on Zoom or in person. Weekly classes explore topics such as:

  • Why diets don’t work and why foods aren't “good” or “bad” 
  • How to be physically active in ways that don't feel like dreaded chores
  • Cultivating more presence (in all areas of your life, not just around eating)
  • Learning how to identify physical hunger and satiety (or fullness)
  • Building a toolkit with alternatives to mindless eating
  • Awareness of physical, environmental, and emotional eating triggers and different ways to respond to those triggers
  • Practicing self-compassion around food, exercise, sleep, and all other areas of your life

Warning: Once you've taken part in this program, your relationship with food and your body may be changed forever.

For more information on dates & costs, please contact me.