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. This book 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 - hout 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 We are sorry but that book is now out of print and has been replaced by the greatly revised, updated, and expanded new version, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle.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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Michelle May, MD (P)2013 Michelle May
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"Smart and logical and empowering."
Smart and logical and empowering! We are in charge of our lives or bodies and how we cope with emotions and stressors. This book shows you how to take charge by being mindful. Back to basics and instincts and away from old habits that have shown to be unsuccessful.
"Incredible book, absolutely terrible narration"
I will definitely re-read my paper copy many, many times. But the audio version? I doubt it.
Definitely in the same lines as Geneen Roth's work, much of which is available on audible. Geneen Roth also addresses overeating or restrictive eating with mindful eating tools. Geneen Roth is funnier and more personal--it's more of a storytelling, whereas Dr. May's book has a more clinical feel and has a lot more action steps. Geneen Roth is definitely a better narrator--she's very funny and engaging. Since her stories are more personal and warmer it's much more entertaining from an audiobook perspective. However, Michelle May's work delves much more into the "how to fix it" side of things, which is ultimately more useful.I think the two of them combined make for an amazing support team for one looking to deal with chronic eating issues.
I'm an audio-book junkie, and I've listened to so many. But this is truthfully the worst narration I've ever heard. I was shocked. I don't mean any disrespect to Dr. May, who is brilliant. The content in the book itself is incredible. But she sounds like a robot. It's like your iphone came to life and is talking to you. I thought I would get over it and get used to it, like I normally do if I don't like a narrator, but it's entirely not possible to with this. If I hadn't already bought and loved the paper version of the book (I wanted the audio version to keep me motivated while out walking and/or driving) I would have no idea how good this book was. What a shame the narration is so terrible.
2001- A Space Odyessy.
The audio version of the book should be redone, with narration that makes the excellent content listenable. Also, I'm surprised that the recipes at the back of the book aren't available in a PDF download for those that have only the audio version. Other than those complaints, for actual content, this book delivers. Michelle May has addressed the Eat-Repent-Repeat cycle in an intelligent, nuanced, useful perspective. It's an incredible tool and one that is changing my life. So for that,I am very grateful. But I will stick to the paper version!
"many chapters eliminated from audio book version"
great information but many chapters eliminated from audio book on pretext that they included tables and illustrations not suitable for audiobook. however the author did not provide a link to her website to access them for free. advise paper copy and not wasting money on audible version.
"This is the key to a lifestyle change - for good"
Michelle May's book is one I will read, mark and study over and over again. This is a lifestyle change that requires lots of practice to take the tools she gives you and turn them into the ability to trust your own innate hunger to feed your body - not your emotions. I have read a couple of other resources on mindful eating and this is by far the best presentation of that material. Plus, Dr. May actually practices what she preaches.
The eat-repent-repeat cycle is presented in a way that is very easy to understand and visualize. She actually provides the reader with everything he or she needs to eat mindfully and make serious lifestyle changes.
I listen to many audio books during my commute and so I was quite disappointed with the reading style and agree completely with the other reviewers. Dr, May has done at least one TedX talk available on You Tube that was wonderful and so I was shocked at the robotic voice used when she read this book. It does make it hard to retain and listen to for very long. A contrast with a similar audio book is the Beck Diet book. It is narrated in a much more conversational style - one that would work for this book as well.
No - I only could listen a max of 20 minutes during my commute to work.
The Beck Diet book came with PDF files for journaling, and so I really wish this book also came with PDFs of the recipes, a chart of the eat-repent-repeat cycle, etc. That was a basic expectation of an audio book and was somewhat disappointing, even though I have the Kindle version (charts are not that great on Kindle version either).
"Audio version skips several chapters"
Excellent message with many actionable tips for mindful eating and mindful fitness. Definitely an important message to counter today's obsessive dieting mentality. I'm grateful for Dr. May's work!
The audio version skips several chapters (6?) simply because of a few short tables being "unsuitable for audio". I bought the hard copy to access those chapters. However, this issue could have been remedied by providing PDF versions of the tables online. The content of those chapters would have been great to hear in the audio, as the book is not complete without them.
I appreciate that Dr. May chose to read her own book - no easy task. But I personally found myself working hard to be patient with her vocals. Her voice is very calm, making it hard at times to maintain my interest. Plus, the material sometimes comes off as dry in the audio. I think if I were in one of her workshops in person, her voice would be just fine - maybe even awesome. Because audio is limited (no visual or tactile connection), I found the vocals to be a bit dull and boring.
Shift: The Anti-dieting story
The book is worth it! The message is very powerful. If you won't get through a physical book, you would do just fine with buying the audio and then supplementing with the missing chapters in her physical book.
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