Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating Programs and Training

Mindful Eating for Workplace Wellness

Michelle May

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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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