Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Success Stories
Am I Hungry?® Will Change Your Life Too!
Each person is unique so their experiences are unique too. Browse these amazing stories of people, maybe someone just like you, who have discovered a whole new relationship with food - and a happier, healthier, more vibrant life!
Marcia's Story: Trusting Your Wisdom
Like many women of 62, Marcia had been on various diets. “I had been down that path over and over: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig…the usual. I even got thin a few times, but I always gained the weight back, plus more.” She even became a personal trainer and a wellness coach but continued to struggle with her own eating - that is until she learned about Am I Hungry? Read more about how Marcia learned to trust her wisdom to guide her toward freedom and health.
Lewis's Story: The Domino Effect
Diagnosed with severe heart disease, suffering from chronic pain, and at over a hundred pounds above his athletic weight, Lewis's situation seemed hopeless. He's lost 113 pounds and says, "Am I Hungry? is a 'getting healthy program.' The byproduct just happens to be losing weight." The videos of Lewis must be seen to be believed! Read more...
Lexie's Story: Overcoming Your Past
Not everyone who struggles with their weight has a troubled past. For those who do, weight is often a symptom, rather than the problem. Focusing on weight loss rather than coming to terms with the past is just a distraction. In many cases, it further compounds the problem. Lexie’s difficult story is punctuated with food-related memories and insights. It is a story of hope. "I love Am I Hungry? and I want others to know how powerful it is. I think for so many people, it seems 'too easy' so it's hard for them to believe it's possible. But I am living, thriving proof that it IS possible!" Read more about how Lexie has been able to overcome her past and heal her relationship with food.
Ginger's Story: It's Not About the Weight
Following the birth of her third baby, Ginger found herself getting on her bathroom scale four times a day. Ginger had never really dieted before but had always been very health conscious and interested in nutrition. After the baby, she found herself “closet eating” and feeling guilty. She intuitively knew that her sudden obsession with her weight and food wasn’t healthy. Read more about how Ginger freed herself.
Jeannette's Story: Emotional Eating - The Missing Puzzle Piece
Known as Twiggy throughout high school, Jeannette remembers "the moment I began my struggle with emotional eating. I received some very traumatic news and it felt like a switch was flipped. I began using food for comfort. But I ate when I was happy too. I’d eat two rows of cookies and feel so ashamed. I even started hiding my food.” Read more about how Jeannette discovered the missing puzzle piece to resolving emotional eating.
Deanna's Story: A Journey of Self-Discovery
Deanna had yoyo dieted since high school then discovered herself on her journey of mindful eating. She's lost 30 pounds without trying but is more focused on the awareness and freedom mindful eating have provided. Read more about how Deanna is shedding more than just her past...
Jeff's Story: Am I Hungry? and Bariatric Surgery
At 643 pounds, Jeff was running out of time and running out of options. He made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery. However, he knew that his fundamental problem wasn’t the size of his stomach, but his relationship with food. He participated in an Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Workshop prior to surgery and again afterward. He’s lost 423 pounds and attributes his tremendous success to the combination of bariatric surgery and changing his longstanding thought patterns around food. Read more and watch the amazing video of how he celebrated his success!
Sharon's Story: Fed Up with Thinking about Food
Sharon was fed up with thinking about food all the time and dieting only made it worse. When her family doctor invited her to participate in an Am I Hungry?® Workshop, "something just clicked." She's lost 32 pounds so far but Sharon says the best change is that she no longer has "food fantasies!" Read more of Sharon's story
Athan's Story: How to Eat Like a Thin Person
Athan's wife had been after him for years. "She is a pencil-stick. I thought only thin people could eat like that, not the rest of the world." Now Athan knows how to eat like a thin person. Read more...
Camerin's Story: Heal Thyself...Then Help Others Heal
Camerin, like many women, struggled with yoyo dieting and body image issues. Mindful eating and self-compassion have been transformational. Read more...
Don's Story: Lifestyle Change Changes Your Life
At the advice of his doctor, Don decided to take the Am I Hungry?® Workshop 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.” It certainly has. Read more...
Colleen's StorY: Small Steps, Big Changes
Colleen has been on every diet. When she won our Get Fit for the Holidays contest, she was ready for a new approach. She's lost 26 pounds but more importantly, feels energetic and in charge of her life. Read more...
If a picture is a thousand words, these two pictures speak volumes. Read more...
Adriana does not think of herself as someone with weight "problems" - unlike many fans of Am I Hungry? In fact, she had never tried fad diets or mass-marketed weight-loss programs...Read more of Adriana's Story
Several years ago, Dawn recognized that while she was doing a great job taking care of other people, it was often at her own expense. The result of this neglect was an overweight, under-fit body that didn't suit her busy lifestyle as a business professional, wife, and mother of two young children...Read more of Dawn's Story
Gen grew up having her food intake monitored, controlled and restricted. Not surprising, she gained a lot of weight when she left home to go to college. She tried everything to take the weight off but it only got worse. Finally, her therapist referred her to Am I Hungry? and she lost over 100 pounds - which she has kept off for three years...Read more of Gen's Story
John and Kim's Story
John and Kim are the parents of four active children - two teenagers and two preschoolers. John works outside the home, while Kim manages the household and much of the childcare. In the past, John and Kim gave little or no thought to the healthfulness of their diet and lifestyle...Read more of John and Kim's Story
Michelle C.'s Story
It should have been one of the most joyous days of her life: Celebrating the impending birth of her first grandchild at her daughter's baby shower. Yet, as excited as Michelle C. was for her daughter, she left the shower feeling terrible about herself...Read more of Michelle C.'s Story
Am I Hungry?® Participant's Testimonials
Here are just a few of the hundreds of testimonials we've received from past participants (originals on file):
From Ellen: "I used to believe that my thin friends have a ‘different brain' than I have. I didn't understand how they could eat so much more than me and be so much thinner. You have taught me their secret! What a basic concept, yet it eluded me my entire adult life until I began your program."
From Marcia: "I am amazed that learning to be mindful about what and when I put something into my mouth, how easily I lost weight. I didn't lose this much weight during the 8 weeks I was on Atkins and I felt horrible the whole time I was depriving myself of carbs. For Thanksgiving I am going to Mexico on an all-inclusive family vacation and I have no fear that I will overeat. I know I can have dessert, wine, or whatever I want. I will have a great time eating wonderful food with my new eating skills!"
From Tammy: "I love this workshop! I have been working hard on changing my eating habits for the last two years yet I was still overeating. This workshop gave me the specific tools I needed to become an instinctive eater. Now I am eating with intention and attention most of the time. That is a HUGE change from where I was eight weeks ago."
From Jere: "This program was the missing link in my efforts to lose weight! I was stuck in a vicious cycle and powerless to get out of it. This workshop was an ‘Aha moment' for me. Now I instinctively know when to eat and when to stop eating. This has made a significant difference in how I move through my day and approach eating."
From Laurie: "One huge plus for me is that the program was so proactive and comprehensive - no stone unturned."
From Diana: "This has been a positive and life-changing experience. It is quality and pleasure, not avoidance and deprivation when it comes to food. Now I am an instinctive eater 90-95% of the time. It is a great gift to not ever have to diet again! Michelle, I will recommend your workshop to others; it is needed in so many lives."
A few more of the many comments we've received:
"I have struggled with the diet mentality for thirty years and now I am free. You are truly gifted!"
"This program certainly changed my life. I was at a very low point when I started and food was the only thing that helped. Now, I have 'reprogrammed' my thinking which has led to many positive changes in many areas of my life."
"Your knowledge, guidance and support have freed me from my fear of food."
"Your wonderful program has changed my life! Never before have I felt more positive about myself and in charge of my life."
"This program is phenomenal! It is the most sane approach to health I've ever seen!"
"I've learned so much about myself in all aspects of my life!"
"This program has inspired me to take control and 'ownership' of my eating and exercise, changing my perception and motivation to make life changes."
"You have changed the way I think about nutrition and have expanded my horizons when it comes to taking care of my body and doing things that make me feel better. Now I am learning to incorporate this new way of thinking into my daily life. I feel so in charge, it is wonderful! Thank you very much!"
"Excellent program - I've talked to lots of people about it and none of them have ever heard of anything like it!"