Mindful Health with Michelle May, MD

For the final episode of 2018, I was joined by Dr. Michelle May who talked with me about mindfulness and health, and so much more. Dr. May was trained as a general practitioner and now spends her time speaking and spreading the word about mindful eating. She has a lot of wonderful information o impart to providers and patients alike.

In this episode:

  • Dr. May's Book – Eat What you Love, Love What you Eat.

  • Holiday Eating

  • Diabetes

  • Mindful eating allows us to live our lives fully

  • Questions to ask around food

    • What do I want to eat?

    • What do I have to eat?

    • What do I need to eat?

  • Eating disorders – Binge Eating Disorder

  • Restriction and BED is highly correlated

  • Stepping away from dichotomous thinking

  • Finding enjoyable movement

    • Sometimes means lowering the bar rather than beating yourself up about what you “should” be doing

“The reason to do this [embrace mindful eating] is to free up space in your life so that you can actually live your life and so that you can find a pattern of behavior, choices, and lifestyle that is sustainable for you.”
— Michelle May, MD

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training that helps individuals resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave. Over 800 health and wellness professionals from 30 countries have been trained to facilitate Am I Hungry? mindful eating programs worldwide. Dr. May is also the award-winning author of the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book series. 

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Additional Resources:


10 Things Fitness Instructors (and the Media) Should Stop Saying  ( PDF version)

 Mindful Eating and Weight Loss: Setting the record straight