From Emotional Eating to Mindful Eating

From Emotional Eating to Mindful Eating
In the nutrition field, experts make a difference between “hunger”, the physiological need for food, and “appetite”,
the psychological desire to eat, which, for many people dealing with an eating disorder, is usually not accompanied
by hunger. Thus, the emotional aspect of eating, and more importantly recognizing and / or being mindful of those
emotions, is a crucial factor in helping anyone change his /her behaviors towards food when those are being
Over the past 25 years, mindfulness practices, in general, have been shown to have a positive impact on many areas
of psychological and physical health, including stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and heart disease. More
recently, evidence is building that validates the benefits of mindful eating for treatment of the obesity as well as
binge eating disorders.
This 4-or-10 week program focuses and helping participants understand, develop and deepen the value, importance
and practice of mindfulness, especially when it comes to what they choose to put in their mouth. Mindfulness helps
focus our attention and awareness on the present moment, which in turn, helps us disengage from habitual,
unsatisfying and unskillful habits and unhealthy behaviors. For more information, please contact us.
Jennifer Oppelt
800-878-9623, ext 105