Camerin was introduced to mindful eating years ago and knew immediately that this was an approach that made sense to her. “I work in the eating disorder field now, but really, most people seem to have a disordered relationship with food,” Camerin said.” In our society, weight has become more important than health.”
Camerin says the transition from yoyo dieting and body image issues has been a process. “The societal pull back toward dieting and the constant exposure to the ‘thin ideal’ sometimes gets me off track,” Camerin admits. “As soon as I recognize what is happening, I gently guide myself back to instinctive eating. It is there that I am most at peace with food, my body, and my weight.”
Transformation and Healing
The key for Camerin, like so many others, has been self-compassion and self-love. Camerin says, “Acceptance has been so important. Learning to eat mindfully and appreciate my body just as it is has been transformational.”
Camerin now offers Am I Hungry®? Mindful Eating webinars and coaching. “Participating in Am I Hungry? Facilitator Training gave me a deeper understanding of mindful eating and the necessary skills and tools to share it with my clients.” Camerin’s struggle has allowed her to help others heal themselves too.