Mindful Eating

A comprehensive program combining the science behind habit formation with mindfulness practices to transform our relationship with eating

This training offers the opportunity to learn the scientific basis of how we form eating habits, and how we can use this knowledge to change them. It also provides gradual instruction and guidance to learn concrete mindfulness skills to help participants become more aware of and gain control over their approach to food and eating.

The program consists of daily lessons and practice instructions delivered via:

+ The Eat Right Now® platform

+ Complemented and supported by expert led weekly in-person group education and discussion sessions  

To view the winter schedule for Mindful Eating, please click here.

What is my trigger? My habit? My reward?
— Judson Brewer MD, creator of Eat Right Now©


App-based mindfulness training and practice
This program uses the Eat Right Now® app developed by Dr. Judson Brewer, MD PhD, a world-renowned expert on addiction and Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical school. The digital therapeutic app delivers mindfulness training right at your fingertips over 30 short video modules. It also provides in-the-moment exercises, allowing you to build your skills one moment at a time. By taking 10 minutes each day to complete a new lesson, you will learn how to put it into practice throughout the day in manageable, bite-sized pieces. Participants will need to have an iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet with internet connection in order to participate in Mindful Eating.

In person group-based learning & support
Studies have shown that group-based learning and support helps change habits. Led by Laurence Magro, founder of Mindful Living NY, the Mindful Eating group meets weekly in different locations in Westchester. Each session provides hands-on mindfulness practices, as well as expert and peer support as you go through the process of changing your relationship to eating.  

Program Content

Mindful Eating offers conceptual and experiential training. Examples of topics include: 

  • How we form habits and how to create healthy habits

  • How to work with cravings to use mindfulness when you eat 

  • Stress vs. Hunger

  • Coping with triggers
  • Working with difficult emotions

  • Goals and staying on track when you slip up

  • Practical tools to incorporate mindfulness in daily life


Studies have shown that training in mindful eating benefits people with a variety of concerns:

  • Long established patterns of stress or emotional eating

  • Tendency to be overcome by food cravings

  • Recurring attempts to lose weight only to have regained it back

  • An unfilled desire to eat more healthfully


Taking the first step...

The first step to becoming a participant in the Eat Right Now© program is to download the application onto your iPhone, Android or tablet device. For a free 4 day-trial, visit  www.goeatrightnow.com. Next, register to attend the next free orientation session or register directly for the next available Mindful Eating program by emailing laurence at mindfullivingny@gmail.com. Please check the details and schedule by clicking here.

For more information about MLNY Mindful eating program,

Please e-mail MindfulLivingNY@gmail.com, or call 914-584-2717