Mindful Eating: Nutrition Basics in a Diet Crazy World
This discussion will focus on the basic science of nutrition and how this plays into a society where dieting is a major trend. Participants will be introduced to the concept of mindful eating and how this approach to nutrition enables one to break free from the destructive habits that accompany dieting and other unhealthy patterns of weight management.
Dr. John Azar-Dickens is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who practices in Rome. He is on the faculty at Berry College and teaches in both the Psychology and Exercise Science departments. His practice specialties are in the area of nutrition and exercise, with a focus on the use of psychological skills in developing healthy lifestyle patterns. In addition to his professional interest in exercise and nutrition, Dr. Azar-Dickens actively engages in triathlons and marathons. He has completed numerous marathons and is a two-time Ironman finisher.