Mindful Eating: an Interview with Sara Best

I've  talked  on this blog about how mindful eating and nutrition has helped me on my journey to wellness. Yet, when I found Sara Best I knew I needed to pick her brain and share it with you! She is a nutritionist who doesn't talk about food. She uses mindfulness to tackle the problems that cause over-eating and poor eating in the first place.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

In this interview, we chat about what mindful eating is and how people living with chronic illnesses can use mindful eating to manage their health. Sara also shares her best nutrition advice, and the other mindful activities she does to keep healthy!

I know that if I did pair eating well with my yoga, I would not be where I am today in terms of health. Eating right is a big part of taking care of your body and setting the ground for healing in your body.

It was such a pleasure getting to speak with Sara. She is full of great advice that I found super helpful when thinking about my own eating patterns. I hope this interview helps you gain a new perspective on what and why you're eating!

If you'd like to learn more about mindful eating, Sara has a free 10 day challenge on her website. I definitely recommend checking it out!

Enjoy the video!

Mindful Eating: an Interview with Sara Best

 

I highly recommend heading over to Sara's website to learn more about her work and how you can work with her.

Thanks for watching!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Mindful eating works best when paired with yoga :). If you'd like to jump on the summer session of Chronically Kind Yoga, head over to this page to learn more. 

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14 Responses

  1. Great interview! As an emotional binge eater, I know finding the right combination is key. I used yoga in combination with eating raw foods to lose over 70 pounds. Thanks for the great tips!
    • Wow, Trisha! What an inspiring story! I'm so glad you were able to use a combination of yoga and eating the right foods to get healthy!
  2. I'm with Trisha, I eat when stressed out and etc.. or drink and well, we know about that... and it's mindful... I think that I want/need it.. lol I used Weight Watchers and lost 60 lbs.. about eating smaller portions but dern if it isn't so good though. lol
    • I know the feeling, Trisha! That's great that you were able to eat smaller portions with weight watchers! I'd definitely recommend checking out Sara's programs too!
  3. Some great information! Have you considered publishing a transcript as well?
    • I have, yes! I will work on getting a transcript up for the next one!
  4. So happy that mindfulness has reached the mainstream. I have walked the Spokane river for 30 years and she feeds me and the experience is a walking meditation. Mindful eating is great!
    • I love walking meditation, Candess! Sounds like you have a wonderful mindfulness practice.
  5. I can tend to use food as a reward or as a stress reliever. Just knowing that though has helped me stop the process more often than not. It's a first step
    • Yes, it's definitely a first step Alene! So happy to hear you are making progress! It's so hard not to use food as a reward or stress reliever! I know I'm guilty of this too but building awareness has definitely helped me as well!
  6. Awesome interview. I've released almost 100 pounds by being very mindful about what I eat. I've been wanting to start yoga and keep seeing 'signs'... including this article! I think I need to pursue that.
  7. I tend to be a grazer, so am always looking for tips that will help stop my grazing, and if I must graze to make better choices. Good information!
  8. Wow! This really speaks to me. Over the past few years, my health has been a major priority because of some issues that have come to light. I've been tackling these kinds of things, but the video really addresses a lot of the things I think about. Thank you.
  9. love this information! Emotional eating has always been an issue for me. Although improved, I'm always seeking new ways to get better at being me.
  10. […] I felt bloated ALL THE TIME. It was not fun. While I believe diet changes helped me in the long run, yoga for digestion was also a great relief from digestive […]

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