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Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk!

By Michelle May, M.D.

Don’t invest your energy in fat talk!



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.


  1. ksol says:

    It’s a lovely video, and I’m glad to see this issue raised. I struggle with banishing fat talk in my own life.
    I don’t want to be hypercritical of a good effort, but… but… why do none of “these girls” seem to be fat? I really wish there had been a little more size diversity in the faces. It’s not just average-size women who need the fat talk ended.

  2. Excellent comment – I completely agree with you! That seems to be the case with a lot of the body image messaging! Here is a link to more information, including an Image Gallery and Guidelines for the Portrayal of Overweight and Obese Persons in the Media.

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