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Mindful Eating
“I get so confused when I go shopping with my husband. He will just push the cart and randomly pick up things to eat. These aren’t even on the shopping list! And I look at what he has chosen, and I get so frustrated I want to scream — I mean, COOKIES, ice cream, cake,...
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Dietitians are excited about bringing Mindful Eating into their nutrition counseling session because research shows that it helps decrease portions, food cravings, emotional eating, binge-eating behavior, depression and anxiety, emotional stress, and automatic or habitual behavioral response to food. It also improves food selection, body image, and stress management, while increasing a sense of autonomy...
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As a health professional, you know fear is not effective at promoting long-term change. In fact, motivating clients with fear is not only ineffective, but can lead to misinformation, misunderstanding, and toxic emotions such as blame, shame, and depression. Teaching patients with diabetes to not be afraid of eating, specifically carbohydrates, is the main focus...
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Mindful Eating is a big concept that has captured the hearts of health care professionals and the minds of leading researchers. It makes sense, because the roots of Mindful Eating are so positive, and include non-judgment, meditation, and self-kindness. You can learn more about The 3 Roots of Mindful Eating and download this free ebook....
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It wasn’t until I started studying Motivational Interviewing that I ever thought about the word Ambivalence. As I learned to unpack the meaning, I was struck over and over again that what I do a dietitian is resolved conflict, typically the conflict that people have to changing their diet. However, many of my clients express conflict...
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Have you ever had a client that doesn’t know what to talk about after you make your introduction? I can recall more than one bout of silence when I explained, “We will get to chat for 50-60 minutes in this appointment, so what do you want to talk about?” It is almost as there is...
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Have you ever wondered why your clients are struggling with long-standing nutrition challenges? At first, you might think, a client doesn’t know what to do? However, pause and consider are your clients dealing with a knowledge deficit or is it something harder to describe, like resistance or lack of motivation? In motivational interviewing resistance to change...
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