Training in Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery

With this comprehensive training to offer the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery for pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients, health and wellness professionals can help their patients and clients add essential skills to their toolbox.

Comprehensive training program

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery Facilitator and Coach Training provides everything you need to get started.

Multidisciplinary approach

Am I Hungry? Programs are known for a strong interdisciplinary approach which incorporates the behavioral, nutritional, and fitness aspects of a balanced, sustainable, healthy lifestyle. The program covers four key areas:

  • Think: Conscious decision making using the Mindful Eating Cycle
  • Nourish: Nutrition from a non-restrictive, all-foods-fit perspective
  • Live: Physical activity that is enjoyable and can be integrated into daily life
  • Adjust: Adapting to life after bariatric surgery- the “new normal”

Provides necessary structure using the Mindful Eating Cycle

The format of the workshop content and materials follows the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle to progressively build awareness of why, when what, how, and how much you eat, and where you invest your energy. The Mindful Eating Cycle is a practical decision-making model that provides the necessary structure for you and your participants or clients to recognize and resolve problematic eating behaviors. Learn more in this peer-reviewed article:

The Mindful Eating Cycle:
Preventing and Resolving Maladaptive Eating after Bariatric Surgery

Michelle May, MD; Margaret M. Furtado, MS, RD, LDN; and Lisbeth B. Ornstein, PhD
Bariatric Times. 2014;11(2):8-12.

Bariatric Times 02.2014Abstract

The challenges posed by a food-abundant environment, social and emotional connections to food, chronic ineffective dieting, and disordered eating may not resolve with bariatric surgery. Offering a structured approach for learning mindful eating skills using the Mindful Eating Cycle may help bariatric surgery patients gain insight into why, when, what, how, and how much they eat and where they invest their energy. The addition of mindful eating skills to the clinicians’ and patients’ toolbox provides conscious decision-making strategies and sustainable lifestyle changes over time.

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How Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery Training Works

This training is online via recorded webinars and teleseminars by Michelle May, M.D. and Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D. You can complete your training at your pace, on your schedule, at your convenience. 

More Details and Registration

Complete the form on the right to download the complete Am I Hungry? Facilitator Training for Bariatric Surgery Information Packet. This packet has all the details you’ll need including FAQs and registration links.

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