One Size Does Not Fit All: How Mindful Eating and Healthy Weight-loss Strategies Can Coexist
Recently, there has been resistance against weight loss to help people foster a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Eating mindfully and intuitively, which encourage listening to internal hunger cues while fostering body positivity, have grown in popularity. This session addresses, first and foremost, the importance of a patient-centered approach to nutrition and weight loss. It discusses healthy eating strategies incorporating portion control and awareness, integrating mindful and intuitive eating practices, plant-based meals, and other lifestyle changes. As the conversation around weight loss continues to evolve, this session will help define the importance of a registered dietitian nutritionist in helping patients meet their goals and show how mindful eating, body positivity, and healthy weight-loss strategies can coexist.
- Explain why healthy weight loss can be important for preventing or managing various health conditions.
- Identify healthy weight loss strategies incorporating portion control, mindful eating, and eating intuitively.
- Describe the importance of a patient-centered approach in nutrition counseling to optimize health for overweight individuals.
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
- 9.4.5 Implements an individualized teaching plan in order to promote, maintain and enhance nutritional health and learning.
- 9.6.5 In collaboration with the customer, develops counseling or coaching goals.
Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN
Keri Gans NY
Lisa Stollman, MA RDN CDCES CLT CDN
Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, CDN
Nutrition consultant/Adjunct professor of nutrition
Lisa Young Nutrition/New York University