By Kristen Manieri

Mindful Eating with Michelle Babb

Thanks to counting calories, food fads and restrictive diets, food can become a chore, even a source of stress. In a way, the science of eating has sucked the joy out of mealtime. This week’s guest want us to return to the art of eating. The author of Mastering Mindful Eating, registered dietitian Michelle Babb suggests we say goodbye to dieting and instead embrace a new approach, one where we mindfully savor our food and make eating a sacred ritual.

In our conversation this week, we discuss:

  • Eating our food, feeling our feelings;
  • The science of eating versus the art of eating;
  • Digestion and stress;
  • Learning to savor food and make it an edible meditation.

I loved this conversation and can’t wait to share it with you.


Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian and holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University. She provides clients with the tools they need to achieve optimal health through nutrition education, creative fitness, and emotional balance. Her special training in functional medicine gives her a unique, holistic perspective that helps her create customized nutritional therapies that empower clients to heal themselves. Michelle has also trained at the Center for Mind Body Medicine, which has given her a variety of tools to help people change their relationship with food and become intelligent, intuitive eaters. Her anti-diet approach ensures success to those who want to lose weight, manage blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Michelle has a passion for cooking and showing people how to make healthy eating fun and delicious. Learn more at eatplaybe.com.

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See you next time!



Kristen Manieri is a Certified Mindfulness and Resilience Teacher specializing in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, meditation, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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