Overcoming Overeating and Obesity Using EBT Brain-Based Skills for Dietitians
OVERCOMING OVEREATING AND OBESITY USING EBT BRAIN-BASED SKILLS FOR DIETITIANS
Even when people know what they should eat, in times of stress, biochemical changes drive overeating and weight gain. People feel out of control and blame themselves for overeating as well as their failure to lose weight. The missing link in the treatment of overeating and obesity is stress overload. This webinar will discuss how to use an evidence-based approach, Emotional Brain Training (EBT), which has been presented at FNCE, at past Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meetings, and at many state dietetic association meetings, to explain to clients the "stress eating triangle" in the emotional brain that sabotages behavior change and weight loss programs. Through this one-hour course, you'll be able to train clients to use two brain-based skills for switching it off: one skill for the chronic stress that causes habitual overeating and overweight, and the other for reactive stress that fuels binge eating and cravings for sugary, fatty foods. Support patients with a scientific a
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the "stress eating triangle" of brain structures that drive overeating and weight gain.


  • Differentiate the two types of brain circuits: reactive and resilient.


  • Apply a brain-based stress resiliency technique to decrease chronic stress, habitual overeating, and overweight.


  • Apply a brain-based stress reactivity technique to switch off cravings and drives to binge eat.
Live Event Date: Jan 18, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.1.5, 4.2.5, 9.1.3, 9.3.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $0 ($0.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Laurel Mellin, PhD
Laurel Mellin

Dr. Laurel Mellin is a nutritionist, health psychologist and internationally-recognized authority on obesity, disordered eating and stress eating. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in nutrition from San Francisco State University and a PhD in health psychology and behavioral medicine from Northcentral University. Mellin is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher, with more than 40 years as a registered dietitian. Her organization certifies nutritionists in EBT.

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EBT for Stress and Obesity

Switch off the Drive for Stress Eating: The Science and Tools of Optimal Resilience

On Demand
Live Date: (Apr 28,2022)
Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.45 out of 5

Instructor: Laurel Mellin, PhD

Duration: 1 hour

EBT for Science-based Diabetes Prevention

EBT for Science-based Diabetes Prevention: 15 Techniques to Help Clients Lose Weight and Eat Healthy

On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 23,2021)
Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Instructor: Laurel Mellin, PhD

Duration: 2 hours