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Is fear keeping you stuck on the diet tightrope?

By Michelle May, M.D.

I’m getting excited about working with people who are ready to get off the diet tightrope and on to the wide path of mindful eating!

Our Mindful Eating Program webinar and Support Community bonus start next week, but the truth is, this opportunity isn’t for everyone.

For example:

  • You don’t need this webinar if you’re already able to eat what you love without guilt, bingeing, obsession, logging, worrying, compensatory exercise, or other diet-y methods.
  • This might not be the right time for you if you are not ready to finally understand why you do what you do and learn how to change your thoughts and beliefs.
  • If you still hope the next diet will be the one you can finally stick with indefinitely (which is what you’d have to do), then go ahead and give it another try.

However, from our survey, we know that 12% of you are interested in learning how to manage your eating with the Mindful Eating Cycle, but you aren’t confident it could work for you.

Honestly, I can’t guarantee that it will. But, if you don’t take action and give yourself the opportunity to try, I can guarantee that it won’t!

What if you’re just afraid?

Is fear keeping you stuck on a diet tightropeI’ve been using the analogy of getting off the diet tightrope and onto a wide path. The hardest part for most people is letting go of the long pole—the rules—they’ve been clinging to for so long.

Before you learn how to use the Mindful Eating Cycle, you might find it difficult to believe that it could “work” for you. “But you don’t understand. I am an emotional eater,” or “I am addicted to sugar,” or “I’ll just lose control,” or “How will I know when, what, or how much to eat?

I get it; it’s difficult to let go of that long pole that was so crucial before.

But on the wide path of mindful eating, rules are simply unnecessary. In fact, they get in the way because those old rules keep you stuck in old patterns. Picture trying to walk along a path with that long pole getting lodged between trees or buildings!

I can’t trust myself!

The issue usually comes down to trust: “I can’t trust myself around food.” In other words, “If I don’t have rules, I’ll fall off the tightrope.”

Haven’t you fallen off the tightrope over and over already? No wonder you’ve lost trust in your ability to manage your eating!

It doesn’t have to be like that anymore! Come down off that tightrope and I’ll teach you how to walk along this beautiful path instead!

This Mindful Eating Program webinar includes everything you need – a value of $644 for just $299 with promocode SAVE100! But you have just 3 more days to register so click here!

If you have questions, please post them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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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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