To live vibrantly, we must fuel our bodies mindfully—yet most diets are restrictive and unsustainable, leaving us feeling guilty and disappointed. Physician and recovered yoyo dieter Michelle May delves much deeper than the obvious advice to “eat less, exercise more.” We’ll explore the six crucial decision points in your Mindful Eating Cycle™. Learn real-life strategies for eating fearlessly to nourish your body and fuel the fulfilling life you deserve.
About Michelle May, M.D.
Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the award-winning Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Program. She is the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle (winner of seven national book awards including Best Health, Best Nutrition, Best Self-Help, and Best Mind-Body-Spirit book). Time.com called Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat one of the Top-10 Diet Book of 2010 (though Michelle insists that it is a How-Not-to-Diet Book!). Dr. May has appeared on Discovery Health Channel and Oprah and Friends Radio with Dr. Oz, and has been quoted in Fitness, Parents, Self, and other popular magazines. Her personal story appears in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul.
Michelle’s Coaching Suggestions
What are your body’s signals that you are hungry?
Can you identify times you eat for reasons other than hunger?
What would happen if you ate what you really wanted? What would happen if you ate what you wanted and didn’t feel guilty about it?
What distracts you when you eat?
What happens when you eat mindlessly?
What else are you mindless about in your life? How could mindfulness improve the quality of your life?
Michelle’s Quote for the Day
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story
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