On January 15, 2015, Werner talked about ACEF’s Mindful Eating Program with Valerie Lego from WZZM 13. Valerie was kind enough to briefly volunteer in a mindful eating exercise. This short presentation showed that mindful eating can allow you to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available for food choice and preparation.
In the mindful eating exercise, Valerie demonstrated that eating mindfully can be used to engage many senses in choosing to eat food.
ACEF’s Mindful Eating Program
We like the idea that the mindful eating approach to obesity is based on the “dysregulation model of obesity.” This model proposes that many obese people have lost the ability to recognize or respond to internal cues of hunger, taste, satiety, and fullness.
A mindful eating program might be relevant in altering habituated patterns of food consumption, which characteristically have developed over years. Mindful eating, juxtaposed to cutting calories, may help you shrink your waistline by reconstructing your ability to detect, and respond to, natural cues of hunger and satiety.
Valerie, thank you for having us on WZZM 13’s Healthy You segment and thank you for agreeing to be a participant in this mini mindful-eating experiment.
Now it is Your Turn!
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