Jeannette’s Story: Emotional Eating: The Missing Puzzle Piece

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At 5’11” and slender, Jeannette was known as Twiggy throughout high school. “I know now that I truly ate instinctively and had very high energy. I danced, played volleyball, and swam,” Jeannette explained. From Instinctive Eating to Overeating and Ashamed “I remember...

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Deanna’s Story: A Journey of Self-Discovery

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Deanna had been overweight since childhood. Back then, if you didn’t look like Twiggy, you were too heavy. Dieting Since High School She remembers dieting in high school-drinking liquid diet drinks and eating carrot sticks. She married early and had three babies in a row. “I gained a ...

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Jeff’s Story: Bariatric Surgery and Am I Hungry?

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At 643 pounds, Jeff Butts was running out of time and running out of options. He’s lost 423 pounds…and his options are wide open now! Jeff’s problems began twenty years earlier when he moved to a new job in a new state, away from his friends and family. He developed the habit of...

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Sharon’s Story: Fed Up with Thinking about Food

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Sharon was fed up with thinking about food all the time. She had been overweight her entire life-and painfully recalls being beaten up once by kids after school because she was fat. Sharon is honest about her situation: “I knew I was an emotional eater. I was constantly thinking about food-...

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Athan’s Story: How to Eat Like a Thin Person

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Family and Food Athan’s wife, a nurse, had been after him for years. Athan says, “She is a pencil-stick. I watched the way she ate but I didn’t understand it. I thought only thin people could eat like that, not the rest of the world.” Athan, who is Greek, said, “Grow...

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Camerin’s Story: Heal Thyself…Then Help Others Heal

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The Importance of Health Camerin was introduced to mindful eating years ago and knew immediately that this was an approach that made sense to her. “I work in the eating disorder field now, but really, most people seem to have a disordered relationship with food,” Camerin said.” ...

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Don’s Story: Lifestyle Change Changes Your Life

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At the advice of his doctor, Don decided to take the Am I Hungry?® Workshop offered by Affinity Medical Group to get better control over his diabetes. "I didn't take the class to lose weight but to change my lifestyle. Weight loss just happened to be one of the benefits."

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Colleen’s Story: Small Steps, Big Changes

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Ready for a New Approach Colleen says she is the poster child for yoyo dieting. She did a doctor-supervised protein shake diet in 2003. She lost 100 pouds but gained back 130 pounds. She has also tried Jenny Craig, Atkins, and counting calories. She was considering Weight Watchers or Overeaters A...

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Kevin’s Story: Every Picture Tells a Story

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what do two say? In Kevin’s case, they speak volumes! “The before picture is me at 310 pounds with a waist size of 51, right after I finished your Am I Hungry®? Workshop. The after picture is a year later at 210. I’m still doing well. I...

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Adriana’s Story: Waking Up in My Own Balanced Life

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Unlike many fans of Am I Hungry?, Adriana had never tried fad diets or mass-marketed weight-loss programs. She had effortlessly maintained a comfortable weight for most of her life. However, after three children, Adriana found herself “stuck” at a weight she felt was uncomfortable for...

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