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Self-Acceptance Step 5: Nurture Your Body

By Michelle May, M.D.

Woman-meditating-on-the-beachIn Self Acceptance Step 4: Get Connected we discussed listening to your body by taking a moment to pause and pay attention to the signals it sends you regarding your true needs.

Honor your true needs by taking steps today to nurture your body. Do nice things for yourself such as getting a great haircut, using yummy lotions, having a massage, or learning a new skill. Treating yourself this way shows yourself and others that you are cared for and leads you to experience your body in more positive ways.

Care for yourself because you love and accept yourself, not so you’ll love and accept yourself.

What are some simple ways you can take care of your body? Comment below or share with us on our Facebook page.

Ready for the final step? Self Acceptance Step 6: Live the Big, Vibrant Life You Crave Today!

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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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