The Brain Science Behind Mindful Eating

  • 18 Jul 2017
  • 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 1 CE Webinar - FREE to TCME members, $15 non-members

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Brain research tells us that "the mind" is actually a group of systems with different goals, which often disagree on the correct action to take in the moment. Join neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt to learn how these brain systems influence food choices and weight regulation, how they're affected by dieting, and how mindful eating can help to resolve conflicts between them.


Learning Objectives: 
  • Identify the brain systems involved in regulating eating and body weight
  • • Describe the physiological and psychological reactions to calorie restriction

The Brain Science Behind Mindful Eating

Sandra Aamodt, Ph. D.

July 18th, 3pm EST

1 CE/CPE, APA and CDR approved

This program is eligible for one (1) continuing education credits provided by International Seminars Group (ISG).  ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists.  Most master-level therapy boards also accept CE credits from APA sponsors.  ISG is also an approved Continuing Professional Education provider for the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR).  ISG maintains responsibility for the content of their programs.



Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and science writer, most recently the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. Her talk at TEDGlobal 2013 about why she stopped dieting and started eating mindfully has received over 3.5 million views, and she has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere.


She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of postdoctoral research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003 to 2008.


In her free time, Sandra loves dancing, truck camping, travel photography, hiking, and cooking. You can reach her via sandraaamodt.com, on Twitter @sandra_aamodt, or at sandra.aamodt@gmail.com.

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