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Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle Paperback – August 1, 2013
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About the Author
Michelle May MD, founder of the award winning Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training, is a physician and recovered yo-yo dieter who shares deep insights and a compassionate, constructive approach to living a vibrant, healthy life. Her authenticity and passion for mindful eating stems from her own personal struggle with food and body image. After years of ineffective yo-yo dieting, she developed a mindful, non-diet approach to food, movement, and self-care.
Michelle developed the Mindful Eating Cycle, a structured approach to learning myriad skills and strategies for managing your eating with restriction or deprivation. She founded Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training in 1999 to share this compassionate, constructive and life-changing approach. Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs are available through hundreds of licensed Am I Hungry? facilitators, coaches, and therapists worldwide through workshops, webinars, coaching, retreats and workplace wellness programs.
Michelle May MD is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating: A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body, and Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Students: A Mindful Eating Program to Fuel the Life You Crave.
She was a family physician with sixteen years of clinical experience. She earned her Bachelor s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and her Medical Degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. May served as President of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians and the Chairperson for the Americans in Motion wellness initiative for the 93,000-member American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and served on the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science.
Michelle must practice what she preaches in order to balance her personal and professional life while maintaining her vibrant lifestyle. She enjoys hiking near her home in Phoenix, Arizona and she is a certified yoga instructor. Michelle cherishes her relationships with her two grown children, Tyler and Elyse. She and her husband, Owen, a professional chef, share a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking, recipe development, wine tasting, and traveling.
Top customer reviews
I want to learn to eat instinctively, i.e. eat what I want or feel like eating when I am truly hungry and stop when I am not hungry anymore.
Simple enough, right? Well, maybe with practice, but I am several days into this and I feel great and I do not feel deprived and I don't have to count calories. YAY!
The author gives you enough boost to want to change your eating habits and your lifestyle without any dieting whatsoever. I have heavily underlined my Kindle edition and I am intending to print out the outline to keep with me for inspiration. (my motivation fluctuates a lot!)
Definitely worth a read for anyone struggling with weight or anyone who just wants to make healthier choices in their diet.
There is a great collection of very easy recipes towards the end of the book and even I managed to make some because they are so simple.
Yes, most books on food will list recipes, and I usually skip those the moment I look at the list of ingredients, for several reasons:
1. I don't like cooking and I usually think it is a waste of time, so the more complicated the recipe the faster it puts me to sleep;
2. I don't like shopping for food,
3. I am only interested in "regular" ingredients and can't be bothered learning about anything new, or shopping for it. (I don't consider myself a "foodie" at all)
Well, this book doesn't do that, it gets you to make tasty meals from the ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or cupboards.
There is a lot of useful info in the appendix as well, all familiar to me already (because I was always dieting by counting calories), but good for a reminder on how to read food labels.
This book will definitely get you to eat when you are hungry, teach you how to read your hunger signs and you will finally be able to let go of "but I am hungry all the time" notion.
Now for the but.
The editing in this book leaves much to be desired. Sometimes LONG stretches are dedicated to really simple points. It gets pretty windy. Then, the author begins by suggesting that she will never give "rules" to abide by, which for the most part is true, but she occasionally slips into expressing her own pet peeves with statements like "don't eat while on the phone. Period." Which actually come across pretty unpleasantly. Fortunately, these aspects are overshadowed by the overall brilliance of the book. I do recommend it, but I wish the editor would take more time in reviewing in the future.