How to Stop Using Exercise as Punishment for Eating

March 26, 2019 / No Comments

Those charts that convert minutes of exercise into calories turn exercise into punishment for eating. Exercise is for health, vitality, and fun, not for earning the right to eat!

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How yoga became part of my mindful eating journey

November 9, 2017 / No Comments

Yoga is an important part of my mindful eating journey. While my body becomes more flexible, so does my thinking. I am cultivating self-acceptance, nonjudgment, and presence.

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Yoga is an eclipse of the mind

August 21, 2017 / No Comments

When I intentionally pause for a yoga class and align my body and mind, the physical practice slowly eclipses the activity of my mind.

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Can learning about your brain help you in sports and life?

June 1, 2017 / No Comments

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. John Sullivan, a Clinical Sport Psychologist and Applied Sport Scientist. (Our discussion inspired me to buy his book, The Brain Always Wins. In it, he explores brain management and physical activity, rest and recovery, nutrition, cognitive functions, emotio...

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Mindful Eating as a Yoga Practice

August 31, 2016 / No Comments

Whether you are practicing yoga or mindful eating, there are times when it will come naturally and times when it is challenging.

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What is Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training?

July 7, 2016 / 10 Comments

The mission of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training is to change the way the world thinks about eating! We created this video to explain how: What is Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training?

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How many calories do you need to burn to eat _______?

April 8, 2016 / 3 Comments

"If you eat a chocolate glazed doughnut worth 240 calories, you’d have to walk for about 60 minutes to burn it off" is part of the dieter's eat-repent-repeat cycle.

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The Hidden Trigger for Emotional Eating

January 3, 2016 / 6 Comments

This hidden trigger for emotional eating is part of a vicious eat-repent-repeat cycle. No matter how smart you are or how many diets you try, this trigger only gets worse over time.

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How to Decode Emotional Eating

December 31, 2015 / 32 Comments

In this video, Dr. May teaches us how to decode emotional eating using a simple script to recognize and meet your underlying needs more effectively than with food.

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Why do we turn to food?

December 30, 2015 / 46 Comments

In this video, Am I Hungry? founder, Michelle May M.D. shares her story, and asks the question, "Why do we turn to food?"

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