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Self Help for BED (Binge Eating Disorder)

By Michelle May, M.D.

NEDA 19The theme for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 is Come as You Are.

We are joining together with the greater eating disorder community to acknowledge that we are all imperfect, we are all in process, we are all in different places on this journey, and we are all welcome to come as we are on this journey to heal our relationship with food and our bodies!

Maybe you need to begin by acknowledging and recognizing that your story is valid; or perhaps you are ready to speak out and share your experiences to inspire others who may find themselves in a similar situation.

Self-Help for the Most Common Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder, affecting 3% of the population. What’s more, men are more likely to have binge eating disorder than any other eating disorder.

In 2013, the year BED was added to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5). Here are the criteria for the diagnosis of BED; I reviewed criteria in this video too. That same year, Am I Hungry? launched our first Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Program and Therapist and Treatment Team Training to provide a path to freedom.

Self-help Mindful Eating for Binge Eating SetIn celebration and recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019, we are announcing that the Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Workbook and Awareness Journal, the updated companion to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating book, is now available to the public in order to reach more people who need help!

This combination set is an incredible tool for helping you heal your relationship with food and your body. Together, this book and workbook are a powerful path to cultivating your self-care voice to overcome the messages that leave you feeling guilty, defeated, and helpless.

For a limited time, you will save 15% on this set!

Embracing Healing and Planning for Restoration

The Mindful Eating for Binge Eating book and workbook set is a first step to bringing healing into your life. If you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, and/or currently struggle with symptoms of past trauma, we strongly recommend working with a licensed therapist.

I would also like to invite you to consider one additional opportunity. In October 2019, we are hosting another retreat for emotional eating and binge eating in beautiful Carefree, Arizona. The details are available here.

It is my hope you will take time to consider attending this life-changing retreat. We’ll have the detailed information packet available soon; if you have questions about whether this event is right for you, it would be a pleasure to connect with you to help you receive the answers you need to take another step in the right direction.

Come As You Are and Connect with Your Community

The story that has brought you to where you are today is just a part of the story! Your story is my story and it is my pleasure to continue to produce programs and tools to help you eat what you love and love what you eat now and for years to come!

It is my hope that through National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you can embrace the fact that you are not alone and that you are welcome to come as you are!

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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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