Have you ever thought to yourself: “It’s been a tough day, I just want a big bowl of ice cream.”? Or, “After the day I had, I deserve a treat.” Stress eating is very common and it really does work in terms of alleviating stress – at least in the moment. So we don’t want to demonize stress eating, but instead sprinkle some mindfulness on it and consider how often we stress eat, how much food we’re eating and in what other ways we can cope with stress.
People often eat and overeat when they are anxious. "I've always been this way, it's what I do." they say. "It's just who I am." But is it? What is that overwhelming and out of control feeling we call "anxiety" and how can mindfulness help us work with it? Char Wilkins - from the TCME Audio Teleconference Archive.
"Stress eating" often gets identified as the primary type of out-of-control eating. But the connection is actually quite complex, and can arise for a number of reasons: to seek comfort from food; confusing anxiety with hunger; or blocking out distress, among others. This teleconference will explore these patterns and alternatives to managing stress, and managing eating in the face of stress. Jean Kristeller - from the TCME Audio Teleconference Archive.
Can the practice of mindful eating transform dinner time and reduce food fights, fears and transform feelings about eating a balanced diet? Listen to Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE, author of Discover Mindful Eating with Kids, as she explains the power of mindful eating, family meals, picky eating and more. The session will provide new ideas as participants are lead through two mindful eating activities. From the TCME Audio Teleconference Archive.