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Mindful Eating: A Six Week Plan to a Healthy Lifestyle

Friday, December 11 - 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Mindful eating is a technique that helps you control and recognize your eating habits. Mindful eating doesn’t mean giving up a cheeseburger and fries, but keeping a balance in what you eat and how you exercise.

Brooke Keeton, a Second Sense client who has been involved with mindful eating for a number of years, takes you step-by-step through a process of how to incorporate mindful eating habits into your daily life. Group members discuss their personal goals, whether it is weight loss, energy levels or just a healthier lifestyle. By setting personal goals, being accountable to the group each week and trying some of the great and easy-to-prepare recipes, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, more energetic you.

Our group meets virtually each Monday and Friday for 20 to 30 minutes to check in, talk about your success and failures and ask questions.

We will meet remotely beginning November 2, 2020 using our conference call line at 312-809-1004.

Here’s our six-week plan:

Week #1: Creating a Mindful Kitchen

Let’s clean out the pantry, fridge and freezer! We’ll get rid of the foods we know are triggers when we feel bored, emotional or frustrated. We’ll discuss flavor profiles and lifestyle.

Week#2: Counting Calories and Activity Levels

We’ll talk about ways to count calories and increase exercise. We’ll also discuss the benefits of eating on a regular schedule to avoid overeating when hunger strikes.

Week #3: Increasing Fiber Intake

We’ll discover the best sources of fiber rich foods and how to incorporate them into your menu planning.

Week #4: Recipes and Increasing Your Activity Level

Based on our flavor preferences, we’ll talk about recipes that are a good fit and easy ways to increase your activity level.

Week #5: Staying on Track During the Holidays

How do we enjoy the holiday meals while being mindful of what we are consuming? Let’s celebrate the successes we have had so far and find ways to get past the failures.

Week #6: What’s Working and What Isn’t?

Let’s talk about the changes that have worked for you. What adjustments have you made to incorporate mindful eating in your daily life?

To join the Mindful Eating support group, please call 312-236-8569 or email Kathy Austin.