Mindful eating is a practical solution for resolving mindless and emotional eating habits so common in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture. Despite the recent increase in awareness and popularity of the concept of mindful eating, it is still widely misunderstood and underutilized. This fully-referenced paper provides a much needed overview of mindful eating including a practical definition, explanation of how it helps individuals across the health spectrum, and a turnkey model for implementation in virtually any setting.
Many healthcare and community organizations invest significant resources in weight management programs with very little return on their investment. This fully-referenced paper summarizes the reasons why traditional weight-focused interventions fail and lays the foundation for a non-diet, weight-neutral, mindfulness-based approach to well-being.
Mindful Eating in the Workplace: Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being
Many employers and health promotion organizations invest significant resources in weight management programs with very little return on their investment. This fully-referenced paper summarizes the reasons why traditional weight-focused interventions in the workplace fail and lays the foundation for a non-diet, weight-neutral, mindfulness-based approach to well-being.
There is a current bias in healthcare toward a weight-based definition of health, despite mounting evidence that this approach is ineffective and potentially harmful. This fully-referenced paper summarizes evidence in support of a non-diet, weight-neutral approach and outlines six specific strategies based on the Mindful Eating Cycle, a powerful decision making model that is helpful for clinicians and patients alike in the development of a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
Powerful Conversations to Lead the Shift from Weight to Well-being
As empirical evidence continues to accumulate, recognition of the need to adopt a weight-neutral approach expands. Health and wellness professionals can lead this paradigm shift by effectively communicating this message with others. This paper will clarify the core messages of the weight-neutral approach, review the latest empirical conclusions about the need to adopt this approach, and provide strategies for combining evidence and powerful questions in persuasive conversations that help shift the paradigm from weight to well-being.