Do you regularly deprive yourself, succumb to temptation, feel guilty, and then start the process all over again. If so, you need this book. Dr. Michelle May will guide you out of the food-focused, diet-driven downward spiral that leads you to eat, repent, and repeat. She offers a powerful alternative: stop being afraid of food and start eating mindfully and joyfully.
No more rigid rules, strict exercise regimens, questionable drugs, or food substitutes. Dr. May created the Mindful Eating Cycle to clarify and simplify the essential steps that will soon have you eating the foods you love without fear, without guilt, and without bingeing. Create the healthy, energetic, and vibrant life you deserve.
Called "the antidote to ineffective dieting," Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a rare prescription for optimal health of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. After twenty years of yo-yo dieting, physician Michelle May discovered a peaceful, joyful relationship with food. Now Dr. May will show you how to resolve mindless and emotional eating and break free from your eat-repent-repeat cycle.
With uncommon sense and a powerful mind-body approach to healthy living, Dr. May helps you rediscover when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules. You'll learn the truth about nutrition and how to stop using exercise to earn the right to eat. You'll finally experience the pleasure of eating the foods you love--without guilt or bingeing.
In down-to-earth language that conveys her compassion for people who are sick of overeating and dieting, Dr. May offers you unconventional strategies for eating fearlessly and mindfully. With your new, powerful patterns of thinking, you ll live the balanced, vibrant life you desire.
Looking for Am I Hungry. What to Do When Diets Don't Work. We are sorry but that book is now out of print and has been replaced by the greatly revised, updated, and expanded new version, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. While Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is based on the same key concepts to guide readers out of yo-yo dieting, it also includes new tools and strategies, new chapters and topics (including head hunger, emotional eating, fearless eating, mindful eating, and mindful exercise), personal stories from Dr. May and her patients, dozens of recipes from Dr. May s husband, Chef Owen, and much more.
Praise for Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat:
"There is much wisdom embedded in this eminently practical book. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is a valuable guide for those seeking freedom from struggles with food and dieting."
--Anita Johnston, PhD, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, director of 'Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programmes
"Throw away all your diet books and replace them with Dr. Michelle May's Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat--it is fabulous, comprehensive, and the last book most dieters will ever need to break free of their dieting cycle."
--Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD
"Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat gives the recipe for joyous and healthy eating."
--Joe Scherger, MD, vice president for Primary Care, Eisenhower Medical Centre; clinical professor of family medicine, University of California, San Diego
"An increasing number of experts have gotten on the non-diet bandwagon. Dr. May has taken it to a whole new level by creating a simple and compelling mind-heart-body approach that brings pleasure back to eating."
--Margaret Moore (Coach Meg), founder and CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation