Three Steps to Mindful Eating - Retreat

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • 19 Mar 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket, NH, USA

The three steps include checking in, noticing aspects of our experience, and bringing kindness to whatever arises. These three steps can transform any meal into something that goes beyond the nutrients on the plate. The act of eating mindfully can change neural pathways, allowing new behaviors to emerge.

This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.

The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.

More information and Registration on the Aryaloka Buddhist Center website 

This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Megrette Fletcher is a cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating and has served many positions including the 2013-2016 President. She is a public speaker and author of a number of books, including Discover Mindful Eating for Kids, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle MD, Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals, with Frederick Burggraf.  Megrette has also crafted detailed training for both the consumer and professional including, Am I Hungry: Diabetes, The Before, During and After the Bite Workshop, and The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating online training.  She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked at an area hospital for over 16 years. 

Megrette’s curious name means “little Margaret” and seems to have French origins. Unfortunately, she is not a native speaker but she is an avid cyclist, passable cook, and a terrible bowler.  She lives in New Hampshire with her two and four-legged family.  She had maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999 when she began studying Buddhism as part of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at

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