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I’m so excited to share the Facebook Live interview that I did with Erica Leon, friend, colleague, and anti-diet dietitian! We talked about mindful eating, intuitive eating, eating disorder recovery, Health at Every Size, and so much more. You can watch the full video here and check-out some of our key points below.
- Meditation doesn’t have to be a big, special ordeal! Taking a moment to bring awareness to our breath or to the present moment is all we really need.
- My program, The Anti-Diet Plan, is based on mindful eating and is an non-diet approach to healing our relationship with food. It’s about self-compassion, acceptance, and tuning into our internal wisdom with food. The next round starts this coming week on April 11th!
- Overeating problems are often actually related to undereating.
- Distracted eating and mindless eating is serving us in some way! Often it’s used as a way to soothe ourselves. But food isn’t always the best tool to meet our emotional needs… so how do we find other coping mechanisms that work better?
- We don’t need to be mindful at ALL times. You can start with one meal, one snack, one bite… whatever feels right for you.
- The beginning of my professional experience as a therapist, and how I eventually unlearned the internalized fatphobia I had learned throughout my life.
- How I found the Health at Every Size professional community, and how the medical community continues to perpetuate weight bias in healthcare.
- You can’t talk about mindful eating without talking about HAES! Mindful eating isn’t about weight loss. It’s about making peace with our size, no matter what.
- The common maternal concern about passing on our food and body preoccupation to our kids, and why that can be a powerful motivator to find healing.
- We have to prioritize our own well-being before we can worry about helping others!
- Lasting changes start small. Three minutes (or less!) here or there… start there, and don’t pressure yourself to make huge changes too quickly.
- How often do we stop and check in with ourselves to see how we’re feeling? We’re moving way too fast in this world.
- Allow yourself to experience pleasure!
- If we pay attention to our emotional needs, we might be able to prevent emotional eating before it even begins.