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What if I still struggle with my eating?

By Michelle May, M.D.

Video description: Many health and wellness professionals struggle with food PLUS the shame of believing they should know better. My conversation with Jennifer addressed this common question: “What if I still struggle with my eating?”

(Listen closely to the part where she talks about craving frosting; her decision reveals an unexpected truth about the power of mindful eating…)

I know the feelings of guilt and even shame that eating the “wrong” foods can trigger when you’ve been conditioned to believe that certain foods are bad and you’re bad for eating them.

You may already know this about me; I am a physician who secretly struggled with yo-yo dieting, disordered eating, and body image issues for many years before finally discovering the freedom of mindful eating.

Back then, I thought I knew about diets and how to get the results they promised. I believed there was some flaw in my character preventing me from doing what I should be doing on a consistent basis.

Turns out there was a lot more to learn—and when I released myself from the burden of “I already know that,” I experienced the freedom I’d been seeking for decades.

However, there isn’t a switch you just flip then everything becomes easy. Healing our relationship with food is difficult, if not impossible, without the right tools (hey, it can be hard even when you have the right tools!).

Your story with food is very personal. Jennifer, who was stuck in diet culture for over twenty years, made an investment in herself to learn, apply, and now teach mindful eating as a way out of the tired, recycled diet habit.

She stopped reciting all her excuses for not pursuing mindful eating and is now eating frosting without guilt or shame—and teaching others a path to discover liberation for themselves!

So, my answer to “What if I still struggle with my eating?” is BRING IT ON! Our immersive mindful eating training was created for your professional AND personal development.

And now, an invitation to my “Get to the point” event…

I would like to invite you to join me next week, Tuesday, April 30th, for a “get to the point” event! During this focused 30-minute webinar, I’ll briefly explain how our Mindful Eating Cycle model has become a universal approach to recognizing and transforming even longstanding patterns. I’ll also explain the training program that Jennifer (and nearly 900 others in more than 30 countries) have gone through that has allowed them to leave diet culture behind.

Tuesday, April 30 @ 12 pm PST (Check the time in your area)

Click here to register.

Your time is valuable so committing 30 minutes to learn more says a lot about where you are in your journey. In return, I promise that I will provide value (whether you decide to take the next step or not) and equip you with the information you need to make your decision about the role mindful eating will play in your future.

Click here to see the previous post: I already know that (IAKT) so why would I need mindful eating training?”

Click here to see the next post: What would you say to a dietitian about mindful eating training?


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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