The Mindful Eating Experiment - March 2016
The Mindful Eating Experiment is a step-by-step 8 week online course which focuses on making one simple change every week to how you eat.
It can be a more pleasurable approach to losing weight, dealing with cravings/overeating or simply adding more mindfulness to your day.
I think most of us already know we 'should' eat more slowly and The Mindful Eating Experiment provides the gentle reminders, tools and approach you need to make it a reality.
Research shows that eating more mindfully can help:
- Reduce overeating by up to 30%
- Decrease / eliminate cravings, particularly for sugar
- Boost metabolism and nutrient absorption
- Improve digestion
- Be more satisfied with food, and not hungry so soon after eating
- Avoid the after meal slump
- Change your relationship to food
This program allows you to experiment with a total of 8 simple techniques which you can use wherever you are and whatever you are eating.
There is no need to change what you eat - although you might experience that changing HOW you eat can naturally change WHAT you want to eat and HOW MUCH more effectively than willpower or deprivation.
Why a Mindful Eating Experiment?
When you view this as an experiment, you create the ideal mindset for making healthy change. You approach Mindful Eating with curiosity instead of judgement. You realize you can’t fail – you are simply trying out a new way of eating. Even if you forget 5 times and remember the next time, it’s OK. It's all part of the experiment!
What I personally love about Mindful Eating is it is not an all or nothing approach. Adding even just a little more mindfulness to meals can already make a difference.
What is included?
1 lesson released every week for 8 weeks on this platform. This includes a practical & easy to apply action step with video / audio / PDF support.
Unlimited questions to Hiba - Food Coach + Psychologist throughout the 8 weeks + possibility of a 45 minute Skype coaching session.
On-going access to this platform after the 8 weeks - so you can always come back to the content.
Why I created this experiment:
Because my own experience with eating even just a little more mindfully has been so incredible. I was a sugar addict with frequent digestive issues and weight to lose. Yet even after making changes to what I ate and eating more healthy, I felt something was off.
I started researching Mindful Eating, and noticed that even when I managed to eat just a little more mindfully, my digestion felt smoother and I was able to be satisfied with less food and had less sugar cravings. By really tasting foods I thought I loved like M&M’s, I realized I didn’t like the taste as much as I thought I did. I also started noticing the complexity of taste in simple, real food like a walnut or date. Or a walnut and medjool date together, now one of my favorite snacks/desserts!
My wish with this program is to make Mindful Eating fun + accessible.
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzburg
“Mindful eating opened my home to healthier eating. I now know from experience that health is not just about what you eat but has a great deal to do with HOW you eat. Hiba’s Mindful Eating Experiment opened the doors to a haven of peace where I can retreat and recharge. That’s priceless. I no longer feel silly when I eat on my own. The experience was fun, grounding and uplifting at the same time. I rediscovered foods, textures, tastes I had taken for granted. I loved it. Even my kids enjoyed it. Thank you Hiba!”— Lara
“I am finding that I am eating less, don’t feel so hungry in between meals and the very, very strong hunger pains are slowing dying away – great news!”— Amy
It was a pleasure to follow Hiba’s Mindful Eating Online Programme! Each week you got plenty of time to prepare for, consider and implement the task proposed. There was no pressure and if you had any questions Hiba was there with useful suggestions, support and thought provoking reflections in a calm and helpful way.— SD
Personally I did the programme alongside a renewed effort to make subtle but meaningful changes to what I eat and feed to my family to improve our overall health and attitude to eating and nourishment. By focusing on the taste of food, I found over the eight week programme that my already diminishing taste for sweet things almost disappeared, overall, I ate less, enjoyed food more and really did not want to eat things without appreciating them. The best thing was that my lifetime battle with feeling absolute hunger just diminished to an occasional tinge when routines got a little out of sync. I cannot believe it was so simple!— SD