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About my book: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

By Michelle May, M.D.

How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle


by Michelle May, M.D. 

Time.com – Top 10 Notable New Diet Books of 2010
2010 Gold Nautilus Award – Food/Cooking/Nutrition
ForeWord Book of the Year – Body-Mind-Spirit
Benjamin Franklin Award – Best Self-Help Book
Best Health Book – USA Book News

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Do you regularly deprive yourself, succumb to temptation, feel guilty, and then start the process all over again? If so, you need this book.

Dr . Michelle May will guide you out of the food-focused, diet-driven downward spiral that leads you to eat, repent, and repeat. She offers a powerful alternative: end your love-hate relationship with food and start eating mindfully and joyfully.

Stop Obsessing About Food and Start Loving It!

After twenty years of yo-yo dieting, physician Michelle May discovered a peaceful, joyful relationship with food. With down-to-earth language and uncommon sense, she offers a rare prescription for optimal health of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. Dr. May will help you:

  •  Stop obsessing about food and start loving it
  •  Resolve mindless and emotional eating
  •  Rediscover when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules
  •  Learn the truth about nutrition in clear and practical terms
  • Stop using exercise as punishment for eating
  • Experience the pleasure of eating the foods you love-without guilt or bingeing
  •  Develop powerful patterns of thinking to live the balanced, vibrant life you desire

Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a rare prescription for optimal health of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. No more rigid rules, strict exercise regimens, questionable drugs, or food substitutes. This book will soon have you eating the foods you love without fear, without guilt, and without bingeing. With your new, powerful patterns of thinking, you’ll create the balanced, vibrant life you desire. 

About the Author 


Michelle May, M. D., a recovered yo-yo dieter and founder of the award-winning Am I Hungry?® Workshops, shares deep insights and a compassionate, constructive approach to living a vibrant, healthy life. A Board Certified Family Physician with fourteen years of clinical experience, Dr. May has 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). Dr. May cherishes her relationships with her two teenagers, Tyler and Elyse, and her professional chef husband, Owen, with whom she shares a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking.  Many of her family’s favorite recipes are included in the book.

In down-to-earth language that conveys her compassion for people who are sick of overeating and dieting, Dr . May offers unconventional strategies for eating fearlessly and mindfully .

Download the first chapter of Eat What You Love FREE! 

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat – Chapter 1 

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Please click here to order. You’ll receive an autographed copy and a brief Mindful Moment inspirational email from Dr. May each day for two months.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

Read these independent book reviews:

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Jill Grimes MD
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Midwest Book Review
Philly Burbs
Reader Views
Rebecca Bitzer RD
Spa Review Magazine


  • 2010 Nautilus Gold Award: Food/Cooking/Nutrition
  • ForeWord Book of the Year: Gold, Body-Mind-Spirit
  • ForeWord Book of the Year: Bronze, Self-Help
  • Living Now: “Books for Better Living” Silver Award for Nutrition
  • Benjamin Franklin Award: Best Self-Help Book
  • Best Health Book: USA Book News (Finalist: Cover Design; Diet & Weight Loss; Psychology & Mental Health)
  • Glyph Award: Best Health/Wellness/Nutrition Book

Praise for Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

“Given that we now know that diets cause obesity, thankfully, an increasing number of experts have gotten on the non-diet bandwagon. Dr. May has taken it to a whole new level by creating a simple and compelling mind-heart-body approach that brings pleasure back to eating.”
–Margaret Moore (
Coach Meg), founder and CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation

“Throw away all your diet books and replace them with Dr. Michelle May’s Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat-it is fabulous, comprehensive, and the last book most dieters will ever need to break free of their dieting cycle.”
–Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD

“Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat gives the recipe for joyous and healthy eating.”
–Joe Scherger, MD, Vice President for Primary Care, Eisenhower Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of California, San Diego

“There is much wisdom embedded in this eminently practical book. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a valuable guide for those seeking freedom from struggles with food and dieting.”
Anita Johnston, PhD, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, director of ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs

“Dr. Michelle May’s book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, offers compelling and valuable insights into the psychology of eating-concepts often overlooked or ignored in our healthcare industry. Food is a pacifier for stress, yet navigating the shoals of nutrition doesn’t have to become a compulsive obsession or failed effort. Eating is one of the most pleasurable sensations on the planet. Reading this book reminds and reeducates us how to find pleasure in these earthly delights. Bon appétit!”
Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, author of Managing Stress and Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward 

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat will give readers a completely new mindset around food. In place of restriction, deprivation, and misery, they’ll discover flexibility, freedom, and joy.”
–Sharon Salomon, MS, RD

Eat What You Love is truly brilliant-I will definitely use it with my patients to help end mindless and emotional eating. It is so easy to read that even the most tired dieter will love it!”
–Jeanne Rust, PhD, CEO and founder of
Mirasol and Tranformational Living (www.edrecovery.com)

“Dr. May, unlike so many health professionals, truly understands, both personally and professionally, that for everyone who struggles with food and body image, it’s not about the food. Her down-to-earth writing style, funny and engaging stories of recovering from the hazards of yo-yo dieting, and concrete tools to help others get off the yo-yo dieting rollercoaster are a healing balm that so many of us need.”
Esther Kane, MSW, author of It’s Not About the Food: A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies

“Michelle’s compassion and ability to explain the concept of mindful eating comes from her personal and clinical experience. Her unique Eating Cycle is a clear, understandable tool that helps the reader pause to decipher the cause of unhealthy eating behaviors to ultimately create a more nourishing eating style that will last a lifetime.”
–Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, executive director,
The Center for Mindful Eating

“This hugely entertaining and practical guide toward a healthy relationship with food hits the bull’s-eye. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat takes the misery out of losing weight and replaces it with self-discovery, freedom, and joy! Working with our human nature instead of fighting against it, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat reverses the nonstop cycle of overeating through a process that will enrich your whole life, well beyond mere weight loss. This will be required reading for many of my own patients.”
–John Corso, MD, author of Stupid Reasons People Die

“Think. Nourish. Live. Eat. In four simple themes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat takes you gently through the not-so-simple task of eating when hungry, stopping when full, and loving every bite along the way. Dr. May provides both in-depth strategies for breaking the eat-repent-repeat cycle, as well as little gems of wisdom called Mindful Moments that break her advice into small, memorable bites of encouragement. Read this book, take her gentle and supportive advice, and rediscover one of the great pleasures of life-eating what you love without shame, guilt, or regret!”
–Elizabeth Patch, author and illustrator of More to Love

“Dr. May’s wise advice on creating a balanced lifestyle will surely help those who’ve struggled with their body image to step off the self-hatred treadmill and instead do what works for you. It’s not about restriction and denial; instead, it’s about making mindful choices. I recommend it for any parent who wants to model healthy body behavior for their kids.”
–Dara Chadwick, author of You’d Be So Pretty If . . . Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies-Even When We Don’t Love Our Own

“In Eat What you Love, Love What You Eat, Michelle May demonstrates that living healthy can be fun and enjoyable.”
–Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St Louis, former president of American Dietetic Association

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat will put mindful eating at the forefront of the obesity epidemic, replacing the restriction and deprivation messages that will never work.”
–Dr. Karen Wolfe, author of Create the Body Your Soul Desires and The Conscious Body Method

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat provides simple but powerful lessons to help everyone deal with over eating and improve physical activity. The book is fun to read and easy to follow. It will help readers achieve the same success I have witnessed in using Dr. May’s approaches in my research.”
–Wilson D. Pace, MD, FAAFP, director of American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network

“From Dr. Michelle May comes this compassionate, soulful gift to all of us yearning to end restrictive eating and yo-yo dieting. By following her innovative principles, readers will revolutionize their relationship with food and thereby find their return path toward an authentic and deepened sense of well-being. Bravo!”
Lori Gray Boothroyd, PhD, professional certified coach, coauthor of Going Home

“This is not a quick fix book but a life answer book. Dr. May provides a guide to help you stop reacting to other people’s rules about what you ‘should’ be doing, eating, and feeling when it comes to your diet and weight and asks . . . what do you think? What do you know? What do you feel? This book opens up choices and provides a path of sound information and strategies to help you take your life back from the ‘tyranny of should.'”
–Pamela Swan, PhD, FACSM, associate professor of exercise and wellness, Arizona State University

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a must-read for anyone who struggles with the roller coaster of disordered eating. As a society, we are dieting more, yet obesity rates continue to soar, a disconnect that can be reversed using an intuitive eating model and attention to why we eat. Brava, Dr. May!”
–Chevese Turner, CEO and founder,
Binge Eating Disorder Association

“The diet industry will go under when yo-yo dieters finally discover the truth about weight management. No more rigid rules, strict exercise regimens, questionable drugs, or food substitutes.”
–Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD, licensed psychologist, president of
The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

“Michelle May explains how to reach a healthier weight, keep it off, and most importantly, live a vibrant life. It’s not only what you eat, but why you eat. Think, Nourish, Live, and Eat are the keys to this groundbreaking book.”
Joanie Greggains, health & fitness radio talk show host, host/producer of Morning Stretch TV show

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a book that finally gets to the heart and soul of how to connect with food. Dr. Michelle May presents strategies and instinctive approaches to regain power over how, when, and why we eat.” 
–Mary E. Daly, MA, health and nutrition educator

“Love, love, love this book! The concept that we must address the cause and not just the symptoms is something that eludes other health professionals time and again. The strategies will empower you to reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom and ability to achieve balance. Look no further . . . the keys to lasting change are within these pages.” 
Michele Sutton, MA, CHES, wellness coach, health educator

“If you believe in rigid nutrition rules and no-pain, no-gain exercise regimens, you won’t like this book. Dr. May’s fresh approach is a greatly needed paradigm shift in how we think about food. Surely a revolution has begun!”
–Walter Plante, certified fitness nutritionist, author of the blog
kokobuzz.com (Read his full book review)

“May gives emotionally nutritious strategies for every single food-related thought and excuse our brains can dredge up. Her compassion and personal experience, combined with the powerful tools outlined in the book, make this a stellar and arguably vital piece for anyone who constantly thinks about their body and food. I will use this book in my nutrition practice, and to maintain my own well-being, having dealt with years of body image issues! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Michelle L. Butler, certified holistic health counselor, registered yoga teacher

“I use a similar philosophy when coaching my clients, but Dr. May’s eating cycle and strategies will make my job easier and more effective.”
–David W. Jensen, personal trainer and owner, PT Jenno, Perth, Australia

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat takes a holistic mind-body approach to one of the most pressing issues of our times. I cannot wait to share this eye-opening mindset with my clients who feel desperate and miserable about their struggles with food and their weight.”
–Norma Richardson, holistic health counselor,
The Body Knows Best

Dr. May offers a lifeline for anyone who suffers from disordered eating patterns. She helps us answer the question, “what am I hungry for?” with confidence! If you are ready to change the way you think and feel about food, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat provides a practical road map to creating healthier attitudes about food that will enable you to live a life free of emotional eating.
–Diane E. Raymond, Personal Trainer, Founder of Blue Sky Gym and

This book is very necessary in today’s world of eating. While many people continue to focus on modifying their food selections and making “healthy” substitutions – we forget to address why we’re overeating in the first place. This book covers it. After reading this book, eating will make sense again.
–Ryan D. Andrews, MS, MA, RD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM-HFS, CISSN, Director of Education,
Precision Nutrition




About the author

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training. She is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle , winner of seven publishing awards. She is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery. Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the country, offers workplace wellness programs, and has trained and licensed hundreds of health professionals to facilitate Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs worldwide. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio, and quoted in Diabetic Living, Fitness, Health, Huffington Post, Parents, Self, USA Weekend, US News & World Report, WebMD and many others. Her personal success story was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul. Michelle cherishes her relationships with her husband, Owen and grown children, Tyler and Elyse. She regularly enjoys practicing yoga and hiking near her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She and Owen, a professional chef, share a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking, wine tasting, photography, and traveling.
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