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Mindful Eating Puts the “Self” in Diabetes Self-Management

By Michelle May, M.D.

Even if you have prediabetes or diabetes, you can eat what you love by learning how to use mindfulness–awareness, balance, and intention–to guide you.stacked balanced rocks

How does mindful eating help with diabetes? 

With mindful eating, you will:

  • Savor every aspect of eating–even though you have diabetes!
  • Eat what you love without guilt or fear of losing control
  • Relearn to trust your natural ability to eat just the right amount of food (and meet your other needs in more effective ways)
  • Discover how eating and physical activity affect your blood sugar
  • Decrease your anxiety about diabetes self-management
  • Build optimal health and the vibrant life you crave

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Read on for blog posts with tips for using mindful eating to help you manage prediabetes or diabetes.


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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