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Weight Inclusivity

Foundations I: Mindful Eating for Well-Being:

What's Weight Got to Do with It? (2 CE)

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

As concern about body size continues as a primary topic among those interested in health and well-being, it is essential that mindful eating teachers understand the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of a healthful weight. 

This presentation will equip mindful eating teachers with understanding, knowledge and tools to help their clients move beyond the thin ideal to make eating choices that truly support their health and well-being.

Learning Objectives Part 1

  • Compare the outcomes of weight-focused and mindful approaches to eating
  • Identify three ways that weight stigma contributes to poor health

Learning Objectives Part 2

  • Describe how mindful eating supports internal regulation of body weight

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 four million views, and she has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere.


  • Two 60-min videos (mp4)
  • Two PDFs of the power point slides
  • Links to complete the post-quizzes for two (2) continuing education credit provided by The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Why Mindful Eating Needs to Promote Weight and Size Inclusivity

Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT

This webinar reviews 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. It covers 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.

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.   

You can find her at:

Fiercely Embodied

Mindful Eating Mexico

Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT

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