The Conscious Eating Community

Joyful and empowered relationships to eating and emotion through mindfulness, recipes, and community

Conscious Eating Community

Does this sound familiar?

  • You've tried lots of diets but they haven't stuck and your eating behaviors and weight is an endless source of frustration
  • You've had stretches of healthy eating but want to have better food prep and cooking routines at home
  • You struggle with negative self-talk and body image
  • You like how you feel when you meditate but are lacking consistency
  • Your eating behaviors are tied up with your emotions in a way you don't like and you want to have more emotional mastery

You are not alone. We've been there too.

What is the Conscious Eating Community?

Our community is a space for chronic dieters who are ready to try something different. We bring together people with the shared aspiration of a healthier and more joyful relationship with their eating, body, and emotions. We support our members in making empowered food choices aligned with their own values, toward living their most authentic, satisfying, and joyful lives in service to the world and others. Members of our community learn science-backed meditation and mindfulness techniques that deeply transform their lives. They become comfortable and inspired with food prep and cooking in way that supports a feeling of vitality and joy. They join with others along the same path in gatherings filled with warmth, fun, and meaningful connection.

Meet The Community Hosts

Katie and Annette met in 2019 through a program for weight loss and managing food addiction. Both of them naturally fell into leadership roles within that community, Katie with her recipe blog and Annette with her youtube channel bringing mindful eating techniques to self described food addicts. 

As they continued transforming their own relationships with food and weight, they noticed that they were attracting similar kinds of people to their platforms; folks who want to heal relationships to food, eating, and weight, and have a deep desire for joy, inner stability, and freedom. 

In early 2020 they realized they needed to create something magical together. They teamed up to create the Conscious Eating Community, so that they could share valuable tools for growth and empowerment and harness the power of a community of people seeking to master something meaningful together. They make a kick-ass team and are both blown away on a daily basis by the amazing people who continue to show up to their community.

Annette James

Mindfulness Coach

Annette is a certified mindfulness coach with Unified Mindfulness, a secular and science-backed system of mindfulness techniques.

In the Conscious Eating Community, Annette specializes in bringing a warm, open presence to support you in the self exploration that is your mindfulness practice, especially as it relates to the inner dramas of eating and food. 

She will support you in developing clarity about your values and how to act in alignment with yourself. She promotes self-love and body positivity.

Annette's Offerings

A New Mindfulness Practice Each Week 

Every Monday Annette shares a new mindfulness practice, which gives you a new tool each week for deepening and applying our core practices to bring greater awareness to your eating throughout the day.

Daily Morning Meditation Calls

Join Annette every morning at 7:00 PST to start your day with clarity and intention and joyful connection with others. These sessions are 15 minutes: a 10 minute guided meditation based on the week's mindfulness practice and an uplifting 5 minute gratitude practice.

Live Mindfulness Coaching

Every week Annette offers live coaching to support community members with their mindfulness practice.

Katie Gates 

Recipe Guru & Food Blogger

Katie is known for her popular blog Katie's Conscious Kitchen (formerly Katie's Bright Kitchen) and her delicious healthy recipes & cookbooks. In the Conscious Eating Community, Katie specializes in joyful recipes, food prep, wellness practices, and healthy habits. She loves that her role is always changing to meet the needs of our community members.

Katie's Offerings

Cooking Videos

Enjoy short food and meal prep video demos from Katie every other week including printable meal templates, to inspire creativity in the kitchen and developing intuition around creating delicious meals without relying on recipes.

Weekly Meal Planning Support

Every Saturday, Katie hosts a 30 minute meal planning support call as a purely practical boost for making your meal planning and food prep actually happen. This structured call is fun way to build food prep routines that set yourself up for a healthy and delicious week. On this call we do a quick inventories of our fridges and pantries for produce and ingredients that need to get used, plan a few meals for the week ahead, make grocery lists, and support and inspire each other.

Meal Inspiration & Recipes 

Every week, Katie shares either a new cooking video or an ingredient spotlight article featuring a plant-based ingredient with a wide variety of simple, delicious, and creative ways to prepare it. Come away with inspiration for new and tasty meals, learn new cooking techniques, and connect with the community!

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A Vibrant Community

We can't master something as complex as our eating and relationship to food without the support and inspiration of others. Witnessing others moving along a similar path inspires us, reminds us of our intentions and helps us to keep coming back, validates our struggles, sparks new insights, provides a mirror for feedback and self-awareness, and allows for abstract tools and practices to come to life in other people’s experience so that we can apply them in our own lives. 

Through regular interaction with other community members with the same aspirations as you, you'll be inspired and lifted up by others who are implementing mindfulness tools in creative ways, cooking healthy and delicious food, and who understand whatever struggle you might be facing. You'll benefit beyond measure by surrounding yourself with others who are ready to support you through it just as much as they are ready to celebrate your journey with you. 

Weekly Community Connection Calls

Each week we host a lightly structured weekly community call to check-in and connect with each other, and set intentions for the week ahead. 

Exclusive Workshops & Courses

Each month we curate fantastic workshops, events, and courses connected to a monthly theme which our community explores together. We usually run about 4 workshops/month, usually on Saturday mornings. Examples of past workshops include Transforming Habit Energy, Meditate & Create, 5Rhythms Movement, Healing Food Relationships Through the Power of Story, Freedom from the Power of Cravings, The 6 Tastes of Ayurveda: Maximizing Meal Satisfaction, Seasonal Eating to Benefit Health, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work) and so much more!

A Platform Designed for Community & Human Connection

You know that "blergh" feeling you get after cruising your Facebook feed? We demand better for this community. We want our members to log on with intention and leave feeling inspired and supported, not distracted and drained. Our call for us to live a conscious life with the support of community takes place on a platform called Mighty Networks, a brilliant platform thoughtfully designed for actual human engagement and communities uplifting one another in their journeys. Basically the complete opposite of Facebook.

Check out our membership options below, it's free to check us out for a full week!


Member Testimonials

"I'm amazed at the amount of self-discovery that seems to be unfolding after just one week in this community. Katie, Annette and this community are the best gift I could give myself for the coming year." - Liz

"What a mind blowing first week this has been. Can't believe my good luck (and divine intervention!) to have found this community. Katie and Annette, your creation here is obviously one of love, talent, wisdom/experience, and devotion to being of service. Not to mention the great relief I'm feeling to not have"rules" to rebel against and to experience the non ego, open hearted way you both show up." - Deb

"You will never encounter any of the subversive messages to lose more, to be thinner, that your value does center partly on your weight, etc. I, too, became obsessed with the scale, with the size clothes I wore, and though at "goal" weight (though perhaps not really goal since it was nowhere near the French Formula!) I was Anxious, Thin, and Imprisoned. You will find true freedom here, and the joy and safety to share with people who are truly accepting, and do so with open arms" - Madeleine

"Tonight for the first time I wrote down what I will cook for my family and eat for myself completely painlessly... joyfully really. I was excited about the cooking I would do. I think that the attitude in this community of trusting myself rather than monitoring my motives has started to sink in to my being. Thank you. These words do not do justice to the big step this feels like. I have so much respect for everyone and grateful to be benefiting from your journeys!" - Eve

"I love the underpinnings of this group, that we have cultivating community, encouragement for daily mindfulness practices, and leanings towards nourishing healthy food. All foundations for a thriving life." - Jayne

"Since joining this community about 2 weeks ago I have learned so much. Thanks for everything." - Pat

Membership Options

Try out Conscious Eating Community for free for one week! After that, we offer both monthly and annual memberships options. The annual membership provides a significant savings (over $100), because we really want to incentivize our members to fully commit and show up to the transformational work that we are doing together. We also offer a significant discount to members who can offer workshops in their area of expertise if it is of interest to our members. Learn more about our workshop leader discount here
 If you think you would benefit from being in our community and the investment point is not doable for your budget, you can e-mail us at to inquire about our options.
Click the "Choose a Plan" button or scroll down for membership details. 

Refund Policy: Refunds for annual memberships will not be available after the first two months. Within first the two months of an annual membership, refunds will be pro-rated based on monthly rate rather than discounted annual rate. Monthly membership can be discontinued at any time, and refunds for monthly memberships will only given before the end of the first week of the billing cycle.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this an eating program?

No, this is a community platform, where members support each other in up-leveling their eating and relationship with food, body, and emotions using whatever methods and resources they feel drawn to. We support members with mindfulness tools, food prep, healthy habits, and connecting with one another.

Q: Are there eating rules in Conscious Eating Community?

None. We believe that YOU are the best expert on what works for you and we do not encourage or discourage any particular ways of eating. Our focus is on supporting you as you explore your relationship with food and eating, and on helping you tap into your own wisdom to discover what foods and ways of eating best serve you. 

Q: What's the time commitment needed to benefit from this community?

Our typical offerings are designed to be pretty quick but powerful additions to your week (5-20 minutes per day). Longer duration activities include an optional weekly coaching call and any special workshops and events we host. We always post the live replays of these events for folks who can't make it live. 

Q: I am currently eating in a structured way and this has been serving me really well. Do I still have something to gain from this community?
Our goal is to provide an opportunity to deeply explore conscious and mindful eating for everyone, regardless of the degree of eating structure that brings you the most peace. We firmly believe that you should be the one to decide what the container for healing your relationship to food, body, and being human looks like, and our role is only to give you a wide range of tools and an uplifting community space to support your desired growth. All are welcome here.
Q: I'm focused on losing weight right now and am part of another food program but I'm interested in your message. Am I right for this community?
Absolutely! We are not a weight loss or weight management program and we are not focused on weight in our community. Our work is to give you more tools for bringing joy, peace, and empowerment to whatever path you may already be on.
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