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Updated Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat and workbooks

By Michelle May, M.D.

One of the things I love about my work is that I continue to grow and evolve.

That’s why we work very hard to keep our materials as current as possible for our readers, workshop participants, clients, and Licensees. I recently undertook a six month process of updating and rewriting several of my books and workbooks :

Here’s a summary of the changes to these books and workbooks.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (Updated)

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat CycleEat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle is the cornerstone book in the series; it is for people who want a better relationship with food. It was first published in 2010 to replace my first book, Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work. As I discussed in this interview, the concepts have continued to evolve, so the materials have evolved too.

So what’s different in the updated Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat? The changes are too extensive to list in detail but here are the major themes.

  • Added new content and modified other content (too extensive to list).
  • Added a section about how to understand what needs might be driving emotional eating.
  • Cleaned up unnecessary references to weight.
  • Cleaned up unnecessary references calories.
  • Replaced “healthier choices” with “more balanced choices” (and other similar modifications).
  • Emphasize “optimal well-being” rather than “optimal health”.
  • More mindfulness concepts and skills.
  • Cleaned up dichotmous (either-or) and directive phrases; for example, changed “commit yourself” to “set an intention”.
  • New/revised Strategies sections about:
    • Mindful eating and weight loss.
    • Mindful eating when you have health issues.
    • Setting intentions vs setting goals.
    • Fitness trackers affect on your well-being.
  • Updated the Nourish (nutrition) sections to reflect changes to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, and our understanding of the role that carbohydrates and fats play in health.

So, should you get the new book? Definitely. The old books will continue to float around but the updated version of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is definitely better! How do you know if you have the most current version? Look for UPDATED on the cover, and “Updated 2017” on the copyright page.

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program Workbook and Awareness Journal

am-i-hungry-mindful-eating-program-workbook-and-awareness-journalAm I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program Workbook and Awareness Journal is the companion workbook to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. This workbook has been updated numerous times over the years. These two books are the basis of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program.

In addition to updating the content to match the changes to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, our workbooks are now a smaller, more convenient, 8×10 size. Look for “updated 2018” on the copyright page.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes (second edition)

Eat-What-You-Love-Love-What-You-Eat-with-DiabetesEat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes, by Michelle May MD and Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE, is for people who want to use mindful eating to understand and manage diabetes, prevent complications, and live a vibrant life!

Originally published by New Harbinger in 2012, the second edition was released in December 2017 by Am I Hungry? Publishing. The new edition includes changes similar to those listed above for Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. In addition, the diabetes care recommendations have been updated to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2017. It has a completely new layout that is more attractive and much easier to read.

Look for UPDATED on the cover and “Second Edition 2017” on the copyright page.

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery Workbook and Awareness Journal

Am-I-Hungry-Mindful-Eating-for-Bariatric-Surgery-SetAm I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery Workbook and Awareness Journal, by Michelle May MD and Margaret Furtado RD, is a companion workbook to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for people who have had or are considering bariatric (weight loss surgery or WLS) and is sold only as a set.  These two books are the basis of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery Program.

In addition to updating the content to match the changes to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, I added a couple of paragraphs in the introduction about bariatric surgery and weight loss. We also updated the micronutrient guidelines to reflect the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Intergrated Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient 2016 Update: Micronutrients.

Our workbooks are now a smaller, more convenient, 8×10 size. Look for “updated 2018” on the copyright page.

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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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