Why Mindful Eating Needs to Promote Weight/Size Inclusivity

  • 09 Oct 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • Free and open to all, Donations welcome

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Too often mindful eating is framed within the weight centric paradigm, as a strategy to help people manage their weight, to fix their bodies and make them conform to the normative idea of health. Thus, both in clinical practice and in research, what is in essence a practice for liberation is being co-opted by oppressive paradigms and structures. 



Why Mindful Eating Needs to Promote Weight/Size Inclusivity

Presented by Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT

Tuesday, October 9th, 5 PM EST, (time zone converter)

Free and open to all,  Donations gratefully accepted!


During this webinar, we will review the ethical implications of focusing on a person's weight / body size as an outcome or proxy, as well as the importance of checking our own internalized biases. We will talk about the importance of practicing and teaching mindful eating rooted in a weight inclusive paradigm, advocating for social justice and seeking to disrupt weight stigma, honoring the ethics of mindfulness. We will do so from a compassionate stance, realizing that we have all been socialized in a culture that privileges certain discourses and bodies and marginalizes others and exploring ways to dismantle oppression and advocate for body liberation.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Create awareness around the ethical implications of a focus on weight vs. a weight inclusive stance
  2. Examine internalized bias regarding using weight as an outcome and/or proxy
  3. Discover ways of advocating for body liberation and social justice grounded in mindfulness and compassion

Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT, is an eating disorders specialist and clinical supervisor; a mindfulness, compassion and mindful eating instructor and a Certified Body Trust® Provider and Healthy Boundaries for Kind People Coach. 

With 18 years of clinical experience, she is intimately familiar with bodies and minds and our healing processes, and how we relate to, nourish and take care of ourselves and our bodies in ways that bring us closer to wholeness, radical presence, fierce embodiment and joy.  


She practices at the intersection of different healing modalities, centering lived experience and the body as a source of knowing. Her practice is trauma informed, and rooted in inter-sectional feminism. 


Lilia is a fierce advocate for body liberation, and loves working with providers navigating the challenges of advocating bravely for body liberation, embodiment and freedom from performative health who wish to cultivate and honor boundaries that allow for their self-care and replenishing empathy and compassion.


She is an avid amateur cook, baker, and foodie. She and her partner share their home with their beloved cats, Thomas, Ziggy and Lupito.


You can find her at:

Fiercely Embodied

Mindful Eating Mexico

Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT


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