There are many reasons to take a mindful eating program. Here are a few:
1. To understand why you keep eating even though you’re full.
2. To soothe your emotions without needing to use food.
3. To make food choices based on your internal signals.
4. To understand the confusing messages you get about food.
5. To love your body more—or love it A LOT.
6. To be a more conscious eater.
7. To savor delicious food without guilt.
All of these things, and more, are a part of the mindful eating program called Eat for Life.
Eat for Life is NOT a diet plan and we do not focus on weight because that would be counter-intuitive to mindful eating and outwardly focused. A number on a scale does not define you or determine your health. The focus is on how you are relating to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that impact you, physically and psychologically, for better or worse.
As a much better alternative to dieting, mindfulness helps you to make lasting changes that are guided by your kind, curious attention. When you pay attention to the messages of the body, you learn to make choices that bring greater joy and peace to you and even to the world around you.
Mindful eating will help you learn to “eat like you love yourself,” as my friend Paula would say. You see, mindfulness doesn’t stay at the dinner table. It will follow you wherever you go. Learning mindfulness of eating translates into mindfulness at work, mindfulness with your children, mindfulness in your relationships with others, mindfulness when you’re playing, mindfulness when you’re driving, mindfulness when you’re standing in line at the grocery store, and mindfulness in every activity of your day and night.
The classes meet LIVE for two hours a week over Zoom starting in September. There are two classes — one at noon and one in the evening on Tuesdays. You can go here for complete information on the class and how to register. I have implemented a new sliding scale based on your ability to pay.
At the orientation you will learn about the program and, if you decide it’s not for you, I will refund your money before the first class. I hope you join me in this life-changing practice.
Doing The Work: Because I have been complicit in a system purposely designed to benefit me through unearned privileges at the expense of Black people, scholarships are available to Black people interested in taking the Eat for Life Program. So that I may continue to do this into the future, there are a limited number of scholarships in each class. Please contact me for details.
Read what participants have to say about the class:
“I found Dr. Rossy’s book and her class to be a transforming experience. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have knowledge about food and nutrition but that’s exactly what often gets in my own way and in the way of assisting others! Dr. Rossy has shown me it’s much more than what you eat. I became aware of my own food rules that I have clung to for years. I began applying mindfulness practices to other areas of my life and found more peace and happiness in daily living. If you want something lasting, I encourage you to sign up for Eat for Life and/or by the book. It’s worth every penny!” –Nancy S.
“Eat For Life has been a transformational experience…my relationship to food has changed dramatically. I actually think about food much less than before — now it’s rarely on my mind until I begin to experience hunger. And I am savoring my food infinitely more. Eat For Life embodies an intuitive, gracious approach to living, and I am captivated by the gentleness and kindness inherent in the process.” –Linda D.
“It is amazing that 10 weeks have gone past. I will use the “make peace with food” for a long time to come. That has been the most successful tip. I don’t have forbidden food, or food that is “bad.” I can have it just in the quantity that will satisfy. I thank you for the insight and the motivation. You have made this a successful experience that has changed my life.” –Amy H.