Mindfulness is about more than mental wellness; it also extends to our eating habits. Eating mindfully contributes to better overall health, while also removing judgement from the food and drink choices you make.
In this 1-hour interactive session we will discuss:
- What is mindful or intuitive eating?
- Who should eat mindfully?
- Basics of mindful eating
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain mindfulness and how it can be applied to eating.
- Reasons why we often eat mindlessly (i.e. busy, no lunch breaks, eating because of emotional/mental reasons rather than hunger, multitasking, relaxing with TV on etc)
- Consequences of mindless eating (i.e. not enjoying food, overeating, eating too fast, bloating, heart burn etc.)
- Benefits of mindful eating (reduced weight cycling, improved quality of life, improved overall health/mental health)
- How to shop mindfully
Presenter: Jessica Cochrane, Performance Dietitian, BSc. HNU, RD
Jessica is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with extensive experience including clinical work for Fraser Health’s nutritional services, as well as sport nutrition expertise obtained while consulting for recreational athletes and sports teams. By using her clinical skill set and passion for food and sport, Jessica is able to assess each client’s unique needs and provide a tailored dietary plan to help fuel performance, enabling the individual to over come the barriers themselves and their health goals.
Webinar Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
For support or inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-293-2339.
Computer or laptop
- This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
- Windows 10 or Mac iOS
- For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
- Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience https://zoom.us/support/download
- Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
- Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
- A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class pro