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Mindful Eating: Freedom from Dieting
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Maxine Smith, RD, LD

  • Digestive Disease Institute
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Cleveland Clinic

Mindfulness: have you heard the buzzword in the media? Can the concept be applied to dieting? Is it even possible?

Join Cleveland Clinic nutrition specialist Maxine Smith to discuss the concept of mindfulness and dieting.

• What is mindful eating?
• What are the benefits of mindful eating?
• How can one practice mindful eating?
• How can one eat a nutritious diet while practicing mindful eating?


Maxine Smith has more than 20 years of experience as a registered, clinical dietitian and presently works in the department of Nutrition Therapy at Cleveland Clinic. Her areas of special interest include disease prevention weight, lipid, and diabetes management, and disease prevention. She provides nutrition services to patients in Cleveland Clinic’s preventive medicine and outpatient nutrition areas. Ms. Smith earned her dietetics degree from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, and completed an internship at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and has received a certificate of training in adult weight management.

When not counseling patients, she enjoys creating patient education materials, providing lectures, and contributing nutrition expertise to the media.

To make an appointment with Maxine Smith, RD, LD, or any of the other specialists in our Digestive Disease Institute, Department of Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.3046 or toll-free at 800.223.2273, ext. 43046, or visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/nutrition.

This Health Chat will open on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.