Heal Your Relationship with Food

By Michelle May, M.D.

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Over the last 14 years of working with people who are struggling to find a peaceful, balanced relationship with food, I’ve met many who say they don’t “just” overeat.

Whether they describe their struggle as “bingeing,” “compulsive eating,” “emotional eating,” or “food addiction,” they all talk about shame and secrecy. They often say, “I thought I was the only one who did this.”

That’s why when Am I Hungry? Facilitator Kari Anderson, an eating disorder therapist with over 20 years of experience, asked me to collaborate with her to develop an Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program specifically for binge eating and conduct research for her doctorate, I jumped at the chance.

The results have been nothing short of inspiring. I am still humbled and amazed by the power of mindful eating to heal a painful relationship with food. People who have been trapped in a binge eating cycle for years–or even decades–are finally finding freedom.