Workshop Abstract: The obstacles that prevent you from eating healthy go beyond your DNA, busy schedule or lack of willpower. The way you think about healthy eating determines your behavior towards food. If you want to transform the way you eat and live, you have to gradually modify how you think. This workshop is not a lecture about what not to eat. It is a space for people who want to understand why is it so hard to take action when it comes to healthy habits, and desire to eat healthy at the same time they enjoy food without restrictions or rigid rules.
Theme & Topics: Blogs, podcasts, apps and books about what to eat abound. They all offer helpful information, but fail to us how to adopt healthy eating habits. This workshop will show participants that the way we think is the key to understand why sometimes it’s so hard to take action and improve our eating habits in the long term. Among the topics that will be covered are:
- What characterizes the right motivation
- How to gain control over common sabotaging reasons
- The power of language over our eating behavior
- Rooted beliefs that are [unconsciously] preventing us from eating better
- Techniques to revamp our relationship with healthy eating
- The 3 principles of healthy eating
- To understand what are the main obstacles that prevent us from eating healthier.
- To identify how these barriers manifest in our daily life.
- To support participants in their effort to take action around healthy eating.
Workshop Format: This workshop is a combination of presentation, individual activities and group share. Participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and, if they like, share why they are interested in the topic. Lina’s presentation will be divided in three sections, each one of which will involve an individual written activity and, if people are willing, a group share. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.
Materials: Materials for individual activities, food record template, and habit-building one pager. Participants will also enjoy a tasting of Vegetable and Butcher (V+B), a meal delivery service serving the DMV.
is the head and founder of LiveWell. She’s a certified Health Educator & Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has extensive experience coaching people around nutrition, exercise, work/life balance, stress management, mindfulness, and emotional eating. Lina is passionate about coaching people to tackle the mindset, practical and nutritional obstacles to healthy living. She’s also a Lawyer and Political Scientist, and holds a dual Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Columbia University in New York and Sciences Po in Paris. Before LiveWell, Lina worked in private sector development and international finance at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Group) in D.C., the largest development financial institution for Latin America. She has published her blogs in Forbes.com and The Guardian. Lina speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.