Monday, November 19, 2012

Mindful Eating – An Interview with Dr. Michelle May – and Giveaway

Last week I had the chance to sit down and film a phone interview with Dr. Michelle May, author of the book Eat What You Love, LoveWhat You Eat. She’s a former dieter who came to realize how damaging this cycle of "eat, repent, repeat", is to our bodies. She teaches patients, clients and readers how to regain their love of food, while training them to eat mindfully and relearn how to trust their bodies to tell them how much food they really need.



She was so fun to talk to and this interview was exactly what I needed to keep me in the right frame of mind of ther holidays. I’m a firm believer in the kind of eating and living she’s talking about but it's so hard to stay focused and this was the perfect push in the right direction.

She also sent me a copy of her book and an extra copy to give away on the blog. If you’d like to read it so you can use her tips to sail joyfully through the food-laden weeks ahead, leave a comment on this post listing one physical activity you plan to do over the holidays or one favorite healthy snack idea.

Reading Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat has been really eye opening to me. Michelle May, MD is someone who gets what it’s like to not be at peace with food and has been able to transform her life and her relationship with her body and with food. The book can positively change the way you eat and how you feel. I love this book!

I want to be sure and give a big thanks to Coca-Cola for hooking me up with this interview opportunity!

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15 comments:

  1. I had to finagle the link a little to get it to work, but I enjoyed the interview. Here's to a more mindful Thanksgiving! As for exercise, I've taken up a fitness class called BagFit that runs opposite my kids karate class. It's punches, kicks (against a bag) and lots of aerobic activity like jumping jacks, squats and sit ups. On Wednesday they are having a special "pre-turkey-worke-outy". Looking forward to it. I plan on walking on Friday.

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  2. I plan on continuing Body Back and Zumba (so fun!) and I really love apples, almonds, and string cheese for snacks...

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  3. i've read a bit about mindful eating in the past and would love to read this too. for the past few years, i've done a turkey trot 5k on thanksgiving morning, so i'll probably keep up that tradition this year as well in addition to my usual daily strength training.

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  4. Wow! GREAT POST! Loved it. Great reminder to be mindful of food, eating, and other things as well! I actually gave away a cinnamon roll I was given the other day, as I REMEMBERED what I felt like the last time I had one of that sort, and I was so glad I did! I swim with the Master’s swimming group we have in the area, but I’m going to do something completely different this thanksgiving, and go to a gym at 6 a.m., with the rest of the swim team, and see if my poor old body will be able to work out a little in that setting! Snacks--peanutbutter in celery! Thanks again–and “don’t swallow your nerds today!” L.Y.

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  5. I think I focus too much these days on what I am eating and so give up and then just eat crap and then feel bad and remorseful and think to much about eating again. - Squishy (since I'm not sure I'm signed in right now, :) ps - have I mentioned lately that I nanny to be your real friend again and not this cybefriend stuff. And when I typed in cybefriend it came up cybercrime which made me think of you and me in ninja outfits and swords and I'm going to sto now,,,

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  6. I'm going to work out with my sister, and participate in the 4th quarter Wellness activity through work. (We're "Walking to the North Pole" with a team of 10 people.)

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  7. Wow, that was great! I was a little nervous when she started out talking about hummus (I can't stand the stuff), but I have been on a personal journey lately that I think ties in with all this. What do you really want? After living with others for 3 years, I finally have my own house, and that has consumed my thoughts of living my life on purpose, and food is included in there. I'm going to smell my food! Apples & peanut butter are a great snack for me.
    Myla

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  8. Ps - apples and peanut butter....yum, and we are probably crashing a Turkey Trot. Love, Squishy

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  9. I'm going to start walking. Then progress to running. I will! I will!

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    1. And great interview. Thanks. Lots of good info in there that I need!

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  10. Oh boy....I'm getting this comment in just in the nick of time hopefully! The book sounds totally cool, i would love it!

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  11. Doh! I took an email break while waiting for the cheesecake to bake... I definitely want to read this! Can I borrow your copy? :D

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