Mindful Eating Class
Do you struggle with food cravings?
Do you eat too little during the day and overeat at night?
Do you want a more balanced relationship to food?
Join our drop-in group class for an exploration of how your habits drive your food choices and develop a clear understanding of how you relate to food.
What to expect
This one-hour weekly drop-in group is facilitated by Jason Mousel, the SFFC dietitian. The group meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and is open to all SFFC patients. All you need to participate is a referral from your doctor. You can drop in for any class, but we recommend that you attend at least three classes to get the full benefit.
Participants learn basic mindfulness techniques--such as breath awareness, body awareness, and relaxation--and mindful eating tools--such as tuning into taste, pausing prior to eating, and hunger and fullness awareness.
Mindful eating: Eating with intention and attention.
This group offers a non-judgmental approach to transforming your diet and your relationship to food. Eating mindfully allows you to replace the restriction and deprivation of typical diet plans with an abundant, nourishing, and enjoyable approach to eating.
You will develop your innate skills to establish a diet that is individualized, flexible, and sustainable. Mindfulness greatly decreases the struggle with food by fostering a sense of investigation, discovery, and experimentation.
You will learn how to:
- Be in charge of your eating instead of feeling out of control.
- Use hunger and fullness to guide your eating.
- Enjoy food without overeating or guilt.
- Resolve mindless and emotional eating.
- Manage food cravings.
- Slow down and savor your food.