The morning went by fast – thanks to an early lunch!
Mid-morning we heard Annie Kay, MS, RD, RYT speak on mindful eating. My favorite part of her talk was when she said, in the context of the Standard American Diet, “In order to be healthy, you have to be conscious.” As I’ve often said, you can’t eat everything in the boxed lunch (stacked sandwich, apple, bag of chips, sugary soda, brownie or cookie).
We did an exercise on mindful eating and were given these snacks to eat slowly, with our eyes closed. I found myself wishing the almond was salted…but that’s a mindful observation!
Other morning snacks – small banana and some trail mix from home [Trader Joe’s Nuts Over Raspberries is my fav!]
I was happy that lunch was served just before noon! Sometimes conferences make you wait until 1pm and all stomachs in the room are growling.
And there was a great selection of healthy foods. Salad, make your own sandwiches, fruit, roasted veggies and some hot items, including baked ziti and chicken slices.
I filled up on salad, topped with roasted potatoes and a few pieces of chicken and a side of fruit.
Plus a mustard, cheese + pickle sandwich – a favorite leftover from Great Harvest convention!
Had a few bites of this guy for dessert, but I found myself a little disappointed in the taste, so I mindfully put my fork down.
I know 4 dietetic interns/students here today, so I’m off to see their poster research!