Eat for Life – Mindful Eating Course starting in January
Posted Dec 26 2012 4:21pm
The holidays are beginning to wind down and now is the time you might start to wonder in a slightly agitated voice “how could I have eaten so much over the holidays?” or “why can’t fit into these pants anymore (did they shrink)?” If that resonates with you or if you’re just looking to get the new year off to a good start with eating better and treating your body better, Eat for Life might be just what you’re looking for.
Eat for Life is a 10 week class I developed which teaches you the skills of mindful and intuitive eating. The class is available in person (in Columbia, MO) and online (so you can take it anywhere in the world). The online course is done from the luxury of your own home and you follow along with each week’s assignments on your own time schedule. There is never a time you have to be “online” for a group discussion. Plus, you’ll get little inspirational emails from me twice a week to keep you on task!
This non-diet approach to eating uses a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to re-learning how to use your internal physical cues to guide what, when, how, and why you eat. In other words, this is NOT an approach that shames you into losing weight fast like some reality TV shows you might have watched. While that might work for some, it is not the recommended technique for long lasting change.
By the way, I’ve done some research on this program and the results indicate the class participants do learn to listen to their bodies messages about how to eat, they have a better appreciation for their bodies (which usually lends itself to treating it better), they engage in less binge eating, and they are more mindful (which is key in helping you change).
Here are the dates, times, and cost for the online class. Let me know if you need any additional information or want to enroll. If you are interested in the in-person class (in Columbia, MO) or are a faculty, staff, or retiree of the University of Missouri, please contact me for your cost information. You get the class cheaper because it’s part of your benefit package.
DATES FOR THE WINTER 2013 ONLINE CLASS:
Orientation – week of January 18 10 Week Class – week of January 25 – week of April 5 (except spring break)Cost: $180 for members of the community (anywhere around the world)