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Eat For Life

No Eat for Life courses are scheduled at this time. Use our stay connected form to sign up for future emails about Eat for Life and eating well. Or visit our connect with us webpage to ask a question of one of our wellness coordinators.

What is Eat for Life?
Eat for Life is a 10-week program that helps participants learn to have a healthy relationship with their food and their bodies. It is taught in group classes and also offered online over Blackboard.

This is not your regular weight loss program. In fact, the first thing you will be asked to do is throw out your diets and begin to learn how to use the wisdom of your body to guide how you eat, what you eat, and how you relate to and use your body. By using mindfulness and mind-body practices such as meditation and yoga, you begin to be able to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings and gain a sense of body wisdom. This program is based on the principles of mindfulness (learned through meditation exercises and practicing mindfulness in everyday life), the principles of intuitive eating as outlined in the book "Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, and other educational information related to how, what, and why we eat the way we do. 

When is it offered?
Eat for Life is a 10-week program that helps participants learn to have a healthy relationship with their food and their bodies. It is taught in group classes and also offered online over Blackboard. Classes are underway for the fall semester and registration is closed.

Who enrolls in Eat for Life?
If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating, or find yourself eating when you're stressed, bored, or unhappy, then this may be the program for you. Read a great testimonial on our blog from one of our previous participants. And, enjoy results like these:

“Since I started mindfully eating in June, I have lost ~45 pounds. I have gone from a size 14-16 to a very comfortable size 8! I take the stairs (to the 5th floor) two to four times a day. I work out 5-6 times a week for 30-45 min. I feel great."

--Darcy D.

“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 Dyer

“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. You have made this a successful experience that has changed my life.”  

 --Amy Hampton

What does it cost?
There is a $50 materials fee, $25 to be refunded to faculty, staff, and family members with full participation. For community members, the cost is $180 with no refund.

Resources

  • Required Book: Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
  • Recommended Book: Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth

Note: Books can be ordered online through Amazon or other booksellers. Please obtain the Intuitive Eating book before the start of the orientation session.

For more information
Consult some informational videos from the program available among the available guided mindfulness practices.

Reviewed 2016-11-23.