OPC Nutrition Philosophy Part One: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and accepting of the present experience. No matter the moment pleasant or unpleasant, we must accept the present moment for what it is. At Oliver-Pyatt Centers, mindfulness is incorporated into the core philosophy of our nutritional treatment programs. Those who are battling an eating disorder are given the opportunity to transform their eating habits with a personalized, nutrition plan.

Before individuals enter a treatment program they partake in practices classified as disordered eating. These include symptoms of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder or any combination of the three. OPC incorporates mindful eating practices into treatment programs to help individuals change their previous disordered eating habits. A team of highly qualified nutritionists and clinicians help individuals achieve their full potential of intuitive eating.

Intuitive eating is a process that is greatly influenced by the concept of mindfulness. Treatment at OPC guides this process through educating and supporting individuals through 10 eating principles.

Internally Directed Eating Guided by 10 Principles:

Unconditional permission to eat & rest

Reject the diet mentality

Honor your body

Make peace with food & movement

Challenge the food & body police

Respect physical sensations

Discover the satisfaction factor

Honor your feelings

Honor your health

Exercise – feel the difference

While emphasizing these guidelines in treatment is beneficial, there is a more comprehensive treatment plan put into place in order to bridge the gap between disordered and intuitive eating.


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