A public seminar, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Mindful Eating to Heal Our Difficult Relationship with Food” will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf. The event is hosted by Amy’s Gifts, a resource provider guided by the Amy Helpenstell Foundation that focuses on providing education on eating disorders.

The seminar, sponsored by the Robert Young Center, will be led by Dr. Michelle May, M.D., author of "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat." Participants of this interactive seminar will learn how to stop years of bad habits and how to make healthy and effective lifestyle changes. There is a suggested $10 donation to Amy’s Gift to attend the event. The first 100 paid registrants will receive a free copy of Dr. May’s book at the event.

Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention. It involves setting an intention for each meal and then eating with full awareness of the food and your body. During this presentation, Dr. May will explain the tenants of mindful eating as well as guide participants in a mindful tasting to experience the powerful impact that awareness can have on eating and enjoying life more. The goal behind mindful eating is to allow participants to learn to experience greater enjoyment, satisfaction and better balance in their food selections.

Registration is encouraged for this event. Participants may register online at http://michellemay-amysgift-publicevent.eventbrite.com/ or by contacting Amy’s Gift at info@amysgift.com or 309-779-3077.

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