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Eating habits a bit Covid-cray? We’ve never had a more optimal time to cultivate mindful eating skills than NOW!

Eating habits a bit Covid-cray? We’ve never had a more optimal time to cultivate mindful eating skills than NOW!

I don’t think that anyone will argue with the fact that we are all living in unprecedented times. I mean, we’re living in bizarro world.

  1. Basically on house arrest.

  2. Cities shut down.

  3. Schools closed.

  4. Social distancing.

  5. Wearing masks (and gloves) when we’re in public.

  6. Waiting in long lines to walk into the grocery store, 6-feet apart.

Doing all we can to avoid the dreaded Covid-19 virus.

Even if we could have looked into a crystal ball back on January 1, 2020 to see a snapshot of what the new decade would look like, we wouldn’t believe what we were looking at. It’s been interesting, to say the least. Perhaps the most dynamic year in the history of the world.

Ever. EVER!

But here’s the thing. This year, this new decade of 2020, for all the chaos that we are currently feeling, all the panic in the stock market, the uncertainty and well what happens NEXT?

This down time, this gift of TIME can actually the best gift we’ve received (it’s just a mental reframe). Used wisely, we can recognize that it’s TIME to let go of the behaviors, beliefs, habits, and patterns THAT NO LONGER HELP US BE THE BEST VERSION OF OURSELVES.

That’s right. 2020 = UPLEVEL your health and wellness.

Here’s what one Mindful Eating Challenge participant said after just 14-days into our last Challenge

Being mindful has made me care about what I put in my body. Before it was all about ease and taste. Now it’s about what my body needs. I actually dropped 7 pounds in two weeks, not that it’s the goal! I’ve just been thinking about how I eat a lot and have met + incorporated every challenge.

— A.L. Atlanta, GA

It’s time to get VERY CLEAR about what really matters the most.

I don’t know about you, but at the BASE of all this uncertainty, without a doubt, our HEALTH is first and foremost and on our personal radar big time.

And this my dear, is the TIME to shift your health habits in the #1 priority position. This is the TIME to make the important changes with your food choices, to create a healthier relationship with food, and to start doing all the things you have PROMISED YOURSELF that you would do each and every new year.

We can’t wait anymore.

Now is the time for you to rethink how you want to move forward with your new normal…
especially your new normal level of health and wellness!

— Jennifer Hnat RDN

We’ve all heard the phrase “Health is Wealth” and now, more than ever before, we really have to adopt that philosophy and make it our mantra.

If you’ve been struggling during Covid – that’s totally normal. It’s been a crazy time but things are leveling out and NOW it’s TIME to get your head on straight and your priorities aligned.

Ya gotta put your money where your mouth is….

I’m so excited to announce that I’m offering a Covid-friendly 30-Day Mindful Eating Challenge that starts Monday, April 27th!

If you’re ready to work towards creating a healthier, more balanced relationship with food and your body OR you’ve done the challenge(s) in the past and need a refresher- then we’ve never had a better time in the history of the world to cultivate and bring forth the GOOD habits and let go of the ones that just aren’t working anymore.

Here’s what the 30-Day Mindful Eating Challenge is comprised of:

  • 30 Days of Covid-inspired videos outlining the Mindful Eating Challenge of the Day {COTD}.

  • We will practice ONE mindful eating skill for TWO DAYS in a row to help it stick and make it a habit. On Day 1 and 2 of the challenge the group will practice ONE eating skill and then on Day 3 and 4 we will practice a NEW skill. We will repeat that pattern of practicing ONE skill for two days in a row before moving to a new eating skill.

  • After 30 days, we will have practiced 15 different + curated mindful eating skills to help you identify the personal mindful eating skill that really moves the needle on the mindful food dial for YOU. For example, the hunger/fullness scale made a big impact for me and many participants but not everyone.

  • Your goal during the 30-Day process is to find 1-3 personal MEG’s: Mindful Eating Guidelines that resonate with you. Those are the habits that help you shift your relationship with food and your body in a positive direction.

  • Each week you will have a Weekly Recap to reflect on that week’s challenges and decide which habits you want to keep and those you want to put on the back burner for later.

  • Should you choose to engage in the private challenge group support community page – that is up to you. Many participants prefer their privacy and that is 100% okay. Others who prefer community and support are more enthusiastic and active on the private group page. There is NO wrong or perfect way to do this challenge. You Do You!

  • The 30-Day Mindful Eating Challenge is normally $125. I am extending a Covid-conscious discount of $99 (**use discount code COVID (all caps) at checkout). THIS COUPON CODE HAS EXPIRED!

If you received stimulus money (yippee), put it to good use and invest in a healthier relationship with food and your body. At the end of the day, how do you want to walk away from this covid-lockdown period?

Here’s a testimony from the last Mindful Eating Challenge:

I just completed the 30-day Mindful Eating Challenge and it was truly transformative for me. I have struggled for most of my life with sugar cravings, eating as an antidote to stress or boredom whether or not Im hungry, eating to the point of being overfull (was mostly at restaurants or in social situations). The skills that I learned through the Challenge have helped me understand my eating behavior drivers and stop them, but still enjoying food more than ever. The Mindful Eating principles I adopted have enabled me to eat more healthfully and truly enjoy food on another level! Thank you Jennifer!
P.S. Although I did this challenge to develop a healthier relationship with food rather than to lose weight, I am now a few pounds lighter, probably because I have learned to pay attention to my body and (most of the time) eat when Im hungry, and stop before I am overfull.

— —R.H. Atlanta, GA

On a solid and positive eating note turning your mindless eating habits around OR repeating eating patterns that are keeping you from reaching your ultimate wellness goals?

If you’re ready to move towards food peace then I hope to see you on Monday! Let the countdown begin!






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This feels like the most vital blog post I’ve ever written.

Like many of you, I’m feeling a very heavy heart and deep emotions about the national status and inequality we suffer from.

I have not/Hnat addressed racism on my blog or with you, but like so many others, I have had to process my feelings and now it’s time to speak to my community. Actually after learning about the history of racism, I’m ashamed I didn’t bring this topic up sooner.

Many of my are here for mindful + intuitive eating wisdom. But the truth of the matter is that we can not/Hnat do the anti-diet work without also doing the anti-racism work too.

They are in fact deeply and intimately related.

Diet culture is firmly rooted in racism.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Diets: What is the Connection? 

First thing’s first: we need fat in our diets.

Thankfully long gone is the fat-fearing diet days of the past with low-fat and fat-free products! Fats are essential for long-term energy, cell growth and communication, organ protection, insulation for your body, nutrient absorption, and hormone production.

So yes, your body definitely requires good fats.

There are numerous diets out there that are either at one extreme of the “fat spectrum” or the other. For example

Getting back to basics: FAT

Hey y’all! My name is Harley Cobb and I’m a rising junior at the University of Georgia, majoring in Dietetics. I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC (the Queen City!) where I also became a 200-Hour RYS certified yoga instructor last summer.

This summer, I will be Jennifer’s “sidekick” in all things mindful and intuitive eating with Nutrition Atlanta!

Meet my new summer intern, Harley!