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What would you say to a dietitian about mindful eating training?

By Michelle May, M.D.

Over the last several posts, you’ve met Jennifer, a smart dietitian who is very transparent about her journey to integrate mindful eating in her personal and professional life. In this last clip, I asked Jennifer what she would say to her fellow dietitians—and by extension, anyone who works in the health and wellness field—who are on the fence about the value of learning how to bring mindful eating into their practice. As usual, she didn’t mince words!

If you missed any of the other excerpts of my conversation with Jennifer, you can catch up now (they are only a few minutes each):

What about your relationship with food? Many of the health and wellness professionals who participate in our training programs are surprised to discover their relationship with food isn’t as healthy as they thought.

But it doesn’t surprise me! We are surrounded by diet culture—like fish swimming in the ocean who don’t recognize water—we aren’t able to recognize all the ways restrictive eating shows up and the ways it affects our own lives and our counseling. But when you know better, you do better.

If this conversation has stirred any curiosity in you, I truly hope you will join me for 30 minutes for my Get to the Point event on Tuesday, April 30th at 12:00 pm PST (check the time in your area).

During this 30-minute straight-forward presentation, I’ll share a simple tool for making the complex topic of eating easier for you and your patients or clients to manage. I promise I’ll get straight to the point, then at the end of the presentation, I’ll share a very special invitation I’d love for you to take me up on!

Click here to register for the Get to the Point event.

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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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