Mindful eating is much more than slowing down and turning off the tv. It can actually rewire your brain. Megrette Fletcher, dietitian and founder of The Center for Mindful Eating, talks about the power of presence, how to deal with cravings, and the role of gratitude.
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Megrette Fletcher is a cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating and has served many positions including the 2013-2016 President. She is a public speaker and author of a number of books, including Discover Mindful Eating for Kids, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle MD, Discover Mindful Eating: A resource of handouts for health professionals, with Frederick Burggraf. Megrette has also crafted detailed training for both the consumer and professional including, Am I Hungry: Diabetes, The Before, During and After the Bite Workshop, and The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating online training. She is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked at an area hospital for over 16 years.
Megrette’s curious name means “little Margaret” and seems to have French origins. Unfortunately, she is not a native speaker but she is an avid cyclist, passable cook, and a terrible bowler. She lives in New Hampshire with her two and four-legged family. She had maintained a daily meditation practice since 1999 when she began studying Buddhism as part of the Triratna Buddhist Order. To learn more about Megrette, visit her website at Megrette.com.