Do you ever find yourself eating as if you were on auto-pilot? Are you often riddled with guilt and shame after eating something that was supposed to give you pleasure? During this episode, host Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST member Laurie Guest and special guests Angela Gaffney and Michelle May to discuss the idea of mindful eating, and how making conscious, mindful choices can help us properly fuel our big, vibrant lives.
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[1:22] Laurie describes how mindful eating has impacted her life.
[3:19] Angela & Michelle define what mindful eating means to them.
[5:45] Why do humans struggle with the idea of food and how we view it?
[10:53] Resources for people who have a hard time navigating mindful eating on their own.
[14:21] Mindfully asking yourself, “What does this food provide or do for me?”
[20:48] An often missed fundamental principle is understanding if your body actually needs fuel.
[24:28] The two biggest mistakes people make and the two biggest steps they can take.
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Angela Gaffney is the catalyst for healthy transformation! After overcoming a disease she was told would take her life, Angela guides busy professionals to achieve health, increase productivity, and live stress-free while excelling in their career. Angela’s keynotes and workshops challenge attendees to think differently about their health, and ignite life-long transformation. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and author of Feel Good, Look Good, For Life.
If you look up fun in the dictionary, you won’t see a picture of Laurie. That would be weird. But if you ask any one of the thousands of people who have been in her audiences, they will use the word “fun,” to describe both her style and their experience. Laurie is a certified speaking professional, a designation held by less than 12% of speakers worldwide. She is a published author with her book Wrapped in Stillness: A Personal Retreat Guide.
Michelle May, M.D., CSP is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com). Over 600 health and wellness professionals have been trained to facilitate Am I Hungry? programs worldwide. Dr. May is the award-winning author of the book series, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, that teaches mindful eating for yo-yo dieting, diabetes, bariatric surgery, binge eating, and for students and athletes.