Q&A

Appetite Awareness Training

Appetite Awareness Training

Q&A with Linda Craighead on a treatment approach for disordered eating that combines cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques.

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What is appetite awareness training? Is it the same as intuitive eating?
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How would an appetite awareness approach help someone who emotionally eats (as a coping mechanism)?
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Does fasting help increase appetite awareness? From what age is it appropriate?
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What advice would you give for helping people who are having food cravings?
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What is your opinion of the health at every size movement (HAES)?
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How can you use this approach with clients who have suffered trauma and tuning into their bodies feels dangerous?
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Can you explain how to teach people to stop eating when they are full when it takes up to 20mins for your brain to register that you are full?
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How much do you focus on what people are actually eating? For example, protein helps with satiation.
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Do you have tips for helping a person to be present in their body when any focus there creates awareness of their weight and strong feelings of disgust and shame?
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Is it safe and recommended to use this approach with people who want to address obesity?
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Do people who try this approach risk eating too much?
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Are people to still eat 3 meals a day or only when they are hungry?
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