Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep71 - Develop a Mindful Relationship with Food: Andrea Lieberstein

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How to develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well-nourished life with Andrea Lieberstein
Air Date: 7/5/17
Duration: 32:28
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT
Andrea LiebersteinAndrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, and coach. Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for over 20 years and is a contributing author to the chapter on meditation in The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook(5th edition), New Harbinger Press. Andrea incorporates mindfulness-based eating awareness training (MB-EAT), MBSR, and other mindful eating and mindfulness-based mind-body practices in her private practice working with individuals on a wide range of nutritional challenges: nutrition for optimal well-being, disordered eating, overeating, weight management, body image, and stress-related issues and health concerns. Andrea holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Book Title: Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/QuartoLives
  • Guest Twitter Account: @QuartoLives

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What the main problem right now is with our relationship to food.
  • How we develop a mindful relationship and be more present when it comes to food and mealtime.
  • What it means to have a mindful relationship with food.
  • Tips or strategies to help turn this lifestyle into a habit.
  • Creating an individualized plan to suit someone’s unique needs.
  • Other benefits to mindful eating.
  • How mindful eating is an extension of mindfulness.
  • More from her new book, Well Nourished.

High Five Highlights:

  • What made you want to write this book? Mindfulness has been a huge part of my life for over 25 years. This approach is so powerful. I just want to share this with as many people as possible because it’s really important.
  • If you could share a mindful meal with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be? The Dali Lama.
  • Looking back, what advice would you give your younger self? To really listen to your heart and follow your passion to whatever lights you up.
  • Do you have a favorite quote or book you can share? “When our mind, body and spirit are fully nourished, we can enjoy and savor food for its own sake. We no longer need to rely on food to substitute for other sources of nourishment.”
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is...”  Kindness and love are the most important things in life, with ourselves and others. Kindness and love can change the world.

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