Darwin Mindful Eating Program

Am I hungry? © Mindful Eating Program

The Am I Hungry? © Mindful Eating Program helps you reconnect with your body and become in charge of your eating habits. If you are feeling out of control around food, if you have been dieting for years and feel confused around what to eat this program is for you.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program runs in a group setting face to face over 8 weekly, 90 minute, workshops. We are in a small group of no more than 10 people.

 

There are 3 sections covered in each workshop:

THINK - Creating healthier mindset around food.

NOURISH - Nutrition information used as a tool not a weapon against us.

LIVE - Creating a healthier relationship with activity and inspiring joyful movement.

You will receive the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat Book and Workbook by Dr Michelle May on the first workshop.

 

COST

Your investment is $390.

The price includes:

  • The book and workbook (valued at $80AUD)
  • 8 weekly 90 min small group sessions with an accredited dietitian
  • Access to amihungry.net for further information and support,
  • Access to a community of like-minded people

Upon registration we will provide you with a receipt for each weekly workshop; private health rebate available.

 

The program will help you be in charge of eating habits and in the process improve your overall health and well-being. Overall you receive the tools you need to become the expert in YOU -

Anastasia, Mindful Eating Program Facilitator

PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

The program changed my life. I learned not to hate myself anymore or to think of myself as a failure if I wasn't thin. I learned that my value is not linked to my size and that you can't hate yourself thin. I also learned that restrictive dieting creates binge eating and that explained so much about the terrible year I was having trying to lose weight. I learned that I should trust my body to tell me when to eat and when to stop. - Tammy, Participant 2018

My biggest "aha" was moving away from a mindset of scarcity and obligation and towards an abundance mindset around food. - Mary, Participant 2017 

 I have experienced a lot of personal and interpersonal healing after doing your program. You have helped me so much. I realised that no one was trying to hurt me or trying to make me hate myself - it was just that they had no idea what they were doing to me because they didn't know that the diet mentality and the obsession with being thin hurts people. And that's not their fault - they bought into the same narrative that is everywhere in society. This program helped me kick off some very raw conversations with my family and we are all in a better place now. - Tammy, Mindful Eating Program 2018

I would recommend the program to others. It gives a different perspective on food and it has helped me break the diet cycle. - Lisa, Participant 2019

The Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Program will help you:

Finally understand why diets don’t (and won’t) work for you or most other people.

Discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restriction.

Consistently eat the foods you love without guilt – and without bingeing.

Learn the truth about nutrition without confusing, arbitrary rules.

Nourish your body, mind, and spirit to build your health, energy, and joy.

Never again exercise to earn food or punish yourself for eating.

How can Mindful Eating help me?

Eating is a natural, nourishing, pleasurable part of life used to meet our body's requirements. However, living in our food abundant, diet-crazed culture, where there often is a lot of stigma around body shape and size and fear around food, we have "lost touch" with our intuitive ability to enjoy food. Instead eating is often mindless, consuming and guilt inducing. Mindful eating is grounded in the ancient practice of mindfulness with profound modern applications and implications in solving our love- hate relationship with food.

Darwin Dietitian offering the Am I Hungry Mindful Eating Program! Join us today.

Is Mindful Eating a diet?

No this program is not a weight loss diet. In fact, there is a substantial body of research to show that dieting is not sustainable and lead to a number of problems, including eating disorders, food and body preoccupation, weight gain, reduced self -esteem, weight stigmatisation and overall poorer health.

Diets can force us to disconnect from our body as we try to follow rules. This creates confusion, feelings of deprivation and despair as we try to stick the diet - we think we have

The Mindful Eating Program will guide you to break free from the diet mentality, and embrace your body as the expert to guiding you around when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat.

Darwin Dietitian offering the Am I Hungry Mindful Eating Program! Join us today.

So, what is Mindful Eating?

Mindful eating is learning to integrate your mind and body. You begin to trust and honour your body cues and learn how to meet your emotional needs more effectively. It's an integration of instinct (or body wisdom) with emotion and rational thought. We use mindfulness to begin to eat with intention and attention:

  • Eating with the intention of caring for yourself
  • Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body

The Mindful Eating Program will guide you to break free from the diet mentality, and embrace your body as the expert to guiding you around when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat.

Darwin Dietitian offering the Am I Hungry Mindful Eating Program! Join us today.

Eating can be quite complex....

We make thousands of decisions around food and eating each and every day. Our relationship with food starts from our childhood years, it is shaped by our family, life experiences, and so much more...everyone's experiences are individual and personal.

Week by week, we explore in depth the numerous decisions we make each day surrounding food and eating. The main tool we use to achieve this is called the Mindful Eating Cycle (as shown in the pic!).The cycle is used to help us explore without judgement  the hundreds of decisions we make around eating each day.

Every week we peel back another layer and get a step closer to a peaceful, enjoyable relationship with food and our body.

Are you ready to free your self and heal your relationship with food?

If you have dieted for years and cannot even bare the thought of another expert telling you what to do....

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.

The aim of the program is for you to become the expert in YOU. Feel in charge of your eating habits and in the process improve your overall health and well-being.

This is not another diet plan, exercise plan or a "we'll tell you how to live your life" plan. There is no restriction, deprivation or tyranny.

In fact, all the tools and strategies you learn in this program are there to make your life easier, not harder.

The skills become more natural and easy in time.

No more dieting. No more rules. No more shame, guilt or feeling confused about what to eat.

 

"I was so bad yesterday..."

When we label foods as good or bad, we give power to food. If we eat the "naughty" foods we are naughty, if we eat the "good" foods we are good.

We then get obsessed around what we eat. This is what DIET MENTALITY does to us. We create a love hate relationship with food that is cyclical and can take over our lives and leave us feeling defeated...

The Mindful Eating Program helps us end this battle. We become grounded in our own body cues, we learn to make decisions that serve us, we regain our power around food and eating.

No head games.

Oh....and no more weighing, measuring  or counting food, calories or your body!