Jennifer’s Story: Breaking down the myths of mindful eating

Jennifer Hnat, RDN, LD, is an experienced dietitian who thought she knew what mindful eating was about and believed she had a healthy relationship with food. As she shares in this deeply personal conversation, “incorporating the mindful eating skills I learned during the Am I Hungry? mindful eating training in my private practice completely changed …

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Dawn’s Story: Mindful eating and yoga taught her how to listen to her body

In this heartfelt conversation with Dr. Michelle May, Dawn Hopkins talks about her struggle with disordered eating and body image, and how mindful eating and yoga brought her healing, including through a diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Judy’s Story: How mindful eating helps with the holidays

Judy had struggled with yo-yo dieting for many years before she was introduced to the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program by her family physician. Listen as Judy shares how she uses mindful eating techniques to manage her eating during the holidays – and change her life!

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Lisa’s Story: Self Care Coach

With twenty years of coaching experience, Lisa Capehart calls herself a “Self Care Coach.” But it wasn’t always that way. Lisa started dieting at an early age and clearly remembers taking boiled eggs to school in her lunchbox in the fourth grade. She continued to diet off and on until her son was born. She …

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Bernadette’s Story: From a Program to a Process

Like many of us, Bernadette’s journey included body shame, rigid eating, and emotional eating. In this interview, she described this way: Food was something I treated myself to or tortured myself with. While searching for answers after following a very rigid but only temporarily successful diet, she came across the free chapter 1 download of …

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Cheryl’s Story: Finding joy by showing up

“I always thought that happiness was what happened when you got what you wanted,” Cheryl Harris MPH, RD explains in this interview. Then she learned about finding joy by showing up.

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Gretchen’s Story: A Weight Off Her Shoulders

Gretchen explains, “I became obsessed with food, logging, and exercise. I’d go through my ‘I hate my body’ times. I was plagued by it. Slowly the other things I loved fell away. It felt tragic, but I didn’t know what else to do. I felt so sad, but I continued to log every bite.”

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Monica’s Story: No longer afraid of hunger

“We’ve been hooked – hook, line, and sinker – we’ve swallowed it whole!”, Monica says about our culture’s focus on dieting and weight. “Like a lot of women out there, I had been dieting since I was a teenager. My parents often compared me to my younger sister who is taller, slimmer, and has a …

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Dave’s Story: How Mindful Eating Changed My Life…5 Years Later

I still marvel at how so much could have gone so wrong for these last five years, yet the one thing I had struggled with the most throughout my adult life has not been a source of stress at all since I began eating mindfully! It is truly one of the most amazing gifts I ever have been given. Thank you Michelle May for teaching me how to do this, and in the process, helping me get through five years of personal and professional challenges. I am prepared to eat what I love and love what I eat through all of the challenges and adventures to come!

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Stephanie’s Story: Back to the Future

“What attracted me to Am I Hungry? is that it is simple and realistic, not a quick fix. It’s not about fitting into a wedding dress—then going right back to where you were! I wanted to go back to the way I was when I was a kid, when food was food.” Other things that Stephanie has learned from Am I Hungry? include:

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