Think Smart, Eat Smart Fall 2017


October 2 to November 6


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.




Spectrum Health Hospitals Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE

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Have you struggled to lose weight, diet after diet? Do you find yourself with no willpower to follow a meal plan? Do you have constant “food worry” thoughts plaguing your mind or emotional eating?

Join us in learning how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind and body - where you ultimately become the expert of your own body. The problem is not lack of willpower in failing another diet, but the ingrained thoughts of wrong thinking and learned habits.

It has been found that eating mindfully helps reduce abdominal fat, anxiety, emotional eating, improve body image, and sustained weight maintenance over the long term.

Learn how to change your mind to eat right and lose weight once and for all
See how emotions, food “addictions”, hormones, and stress affect how you eat
Learn how to eat MINDfully – and healthfully
Create strategy plans to help in tough eating situations like parties and holidays
Join Kristi Veltkamp, MS, RDN in our six week series to get started. Class is open to the general public and to staff.

Six week class series:
Week 1: Introduction: When willpower is not enough – Power of the mind
Week 2: HOW to eat – Mindfulness
Week 3: This is your brain; this is your brain on food – Food addiction and emotional eating
Week 4: Is a calorie a calorie? How hormones affect weight loss
Week 5: Change your mind and move more – Exercise
Week 6: Loving yourself – Creating a positive body image