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How has Am I Hungry? changed the way YOU think about eating?

By Michelle May, M.D.

20th Anniversary CelebrationJuly 2019 marks our 20th year of offering Am I Hungry? mindful eating programs! Over the years, a lot has changed – but a lot has not! Our mission is still to change the way the world thinks about eating.

Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing freebies, stories, and features – and we’d love to include YOU in our celebration. Please share your response to this question:

How has Am I Hungry? changed the way YOU think about eating?

There are several ways you can share your thoughts:

  • Post a comment on this blog post below.
  • Email your brief comments (or your full story!).
  • If you’d like to record a short chat with me about it on video, please schedule a meeting with me on our Zoom platform. (It’s super easy and I’d LOVE to talk with you!)
  • Look for the 20th Anniversary image on Facebook and share your comments on the post there.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly!

Michelle May, M.D.


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. Paula says:

    Last year I needed to lose 15% of my body weight to have hip replacement surgery. I grudgingly kept the appointment with the bariatric clinic my orthopedic surgeon referred me to and made the rounds with the doctor, the nutritionist, and the psychologist. It was the psychologist that changed my life by introducing me to Am I Hungry. I lost the weight, had the surgery, maintained the weight and feel like a new person. This program was exactly what I’d been trying to find for over a decade. Thank you.

    • I’m so glad your psychologist referred you to Am I Hungry?! As you may know, we are a weight-neutral company so we don’t promise or promote mindful eating for weight loss because every body responds differently. The important thing is to create lasting change in the way you think about food so that it can nourish the big life you want – especially important with your new hip! Please let us know how we can support you on this journey!

  2. Lynne R says:

    I used to think of food as the enemy. Now I realize that I was using food as a way to comfort myself when I was emotionally stressed. Now I exercise or talk to friends instead of going right to food to comfort myself. I don’t use food as a reward but as a tool to help me live a better life.

  3. Tamra says:

    I never thought that such a positive change could occur so easily. I never realized that I had allowed food and exercise so much power. I have been taught life changing tools to continue my goal of being healthy, fit and happy.

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