Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating:
A Mindful Eating Program for Healing Your Relationship with Food and Your Body
About Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating
Do you have a secret? Are you distressed about your eating? Do you sometimes eat more food than most other people would eat under similar circumstances? Do you sometimes feel like you can’t stop eating, or can’t control how much, or what you’re eating? Do you eat large amounts of food even when you’re not hungry? Do you sometimes eat more rapidly than normal? Do you eat until you feel uncomfortably full? Do you eat alone because you’re embarrassed by how much you eat? Do you ever feel disgusted with yourself, depressed, or really guilty after you eat?
These are symptoms of binge eating. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating was written for you.
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating offers a step-by-step process for self-discovery and healing your relationship with food and your body. You’ll learn new ways to manage the physical, emotional, and environmental stresses you encounter each day without bingeing.
This award-winning book is based on the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program co-created by Michelle May, M.D. and Kari Anderson, DBH, LPC. The structure of the program (and this book) is based on the Mindful Eating Cycle described in Michelle’s first book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. In addition, this book includes mindfulness-based strategies, evidence-based practices, and treatment methods used by Kari in her clinical practice.
The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program was tested on adult women with Binge Eating Disorder; they went from severe binge eating to a non-bingeing level on the Binge Eating Scale in the ten-week program! Each chapter follows the story of an individual struggling with binge eating who is learning to apply mindful eating concepts to his or her life. Their stories are composites of the circumstances, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors shared with us by thousands of individuals over the years.
By reading Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, you’ll finally understand the reasons you binge and how to better address your needs. Instead of trying follow rigid rules created by experts, you’ll become the expert on you. You’ll relearn how to listen to your body to determine when, what, and how much you need to eat. Eating will become pleasurable again, free of bingeing or guilt. You’ll discover that you can enjoy food and nourish your body at the same time. More important, you will learn how to use your energy to care for yourself fully and live the big, vibrant life you crave.
About the Authors
Michelle May, M.D., is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the award-winning Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training. Hundreds of health and wellness professionals have been trained to offer Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs in their communities, companies, and practices.
Michelle 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,” “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating,” “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes,” and “Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Bariatric Surgery.”
As an inspirational speaker and author, Michelle’s passion, insight, and humor stem from her own personal struggles with food. Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the world. Her goal is to empower individuals to resolve mindless and emotional eating to live the vibrant life they crave.
Kari Anderson, DBH, LPC, CEDS is a Phoenix-based eating disorder specialist and co-creator of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Binge Eating. Kari has been working in the eating disorders treatment industry for over thirty years. Kari has helped thousands of patients and their families in programs such as The Rader Institute, Remuda Ranch, and Green Mountain at Fox Run.
Kari earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s College of Los Angeles in 1991 and her Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University in 2012. Her culminating research found a mindfulness-based treatment for Binge Eating Disorder based on the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle to be effective in eliminating binge eating, decreasing psychological distress and improving health behaviors.