A Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution
Are there foods you constantly crave or can’t stop eating once you start? Many of us have trouble regulating our intake of some foods, as well as anxiety about our eating habits. How do we get back to feeling sane and happy around food? How can we cope with the part of our mind that never stops craving and demanding more? According to psychologist Dr. Lynn Rossy, the secret is in mindfulness-based eating.
Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with Dr. Rossy, founder of the groundbreaking program “Eat for Life.” She is the author of the acclaimed audiobook The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life. Dr. Rossy has discovered a few simple truths: diets don’t work, and mindfulness is the secret weapon that will revolutionize your relationship with food. This audiobook offers meditations you can return to again and again, as well as hard science on weight and food. It’s a must-listen for those of us who want to savor our food and our lives.
What’s in this episode?
In today’s conversation, Dr. Rossy tackles what she calls “the wanting mind”—that voice in your head that tells you to seek pleasure wherever you can find it, even if it’s at the bottom of the cookie jar and you’re not hungry. The wanting mind can’t be checked or silenced, but you can learn to balance it with the powerful tool of mindfulness. Dr. Rossy shares the basic principles of mindfulness, and offers helpful tips for those of us who want to heal our relationship with food, and change our lives in the process.
Lynn Rossy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Missouri’s wellness program for faculty and staff. She developed Eat for Life, a mindfulness-based intuitive eating program that successfully helps people overcome eating issues, improve body image, and enhance weight loss. She is on the board of directors of The Center for Mindful Eating.
Watch Video of the Interview
This…is like talking to a wise and warmhearted friend who has the knowledge and experience to help you reclaim the natural pleasure inherent in eating. As an added bonus, it’s filled with helpful exercises and tips based on scientific studies, including the author’s own research.Jan Chozen Bays, MD