As evidence mounts that a focus on weight loss does more harm than good, workplace wellness programs need a better way to help employees attain optimal well-being. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Workplace Wellness offers a non-diet, weight-neutral, mindfulness-based approach for organizations ready to make the shift.
In the highlights of an interview, Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs Founder Michelle May MD talks with Workplace Wellness professionals Cassandra Coonts and Hannah Scherer about mindful eating at the City of Mesa. (For the full 30-minute interview, click here.)
Video: Mindful Eating for Workplace Wellness at the City of Mesa
Video highlights: Mindful eating in workplace wellness
Here are some of the topics we discussed in this interview about mindful eating in the City of Mesa. For the full 30-minute interview, click here.
- Most employees have tried lots of diets and realize they don’t work for them.
- Employees are excited to see a new approach and are enthusiastic about what they are learning.
- A weight-neutral approach takes the focus off the number on the scale.
- A non-diet approach allows you to focus on total well-being.
- It’s not a short-term, quick fix… it changes long-term behaviors by getting to the root and addresses why people do what they do in the first place.
- Logging food and using diet apps consumes a lot of time and energy, contributing to presenteeism.
- A non-diet approach makes space for increased productivity.
- A person can gain agency over their decisions (eating and other decisions).
- The lessons employees learn through mindful eating bring more mindfulness to the workplace and to life.
- The weight-neutral approach can help people with their eating no matter where they are on the weight spectrum.
- Whether people lose weight or not is not nearly as important as their ability to manage their eating, become more joyfully active, and prioritize self-care.
- Workplace wellness supports a healthy work environment so employees can be productive for a successful business.
- Healing your relationship with food makes life so much better.
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