binge eating

LU 071: Dr. Michelle May – Eating without fear, specifically for diabetes, WLS, and binge eating.

Hey, lovely radicals… it’s podcast time!

Today on the “Life. Unrestricted.” podcast, you’ll hear my follow-up conversation with Dr. Michelle May from Phoenix, Arizona that we promised to have in our first talk (which was episode 56—in case you haven’t had a chance to listen to that one yet, I highly recommend it to you). Michelle is a former physician, mindful eating speaker, and recovered yo-yo dieter who founded the “Am I Hungry?” company that offers “Mindful Eating” programs and trainings. “Am I Hungry?” empowers people to end chronic dieting and overeating, and to get back a fulfilling life without deprivation and guilt. (For example, relating to some of the topics we are talking about in this episode, there is a program called “Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Bariatric Surgery” program). She is also the award-winning author of the book “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat”. Based on the success people had with her first book, Dr. Michelle May wrote and published three more books: “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Diabetes”, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating” and “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Students”. Her books, programs and retreats are all designed to help people increase self-awareness of beliefs, habits, thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, to finally understand why diets do not work, to discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restriction. Since finding her passion in helping people get out of their dieting traps, Michelle has retired from her medical practice to focus fully on sharing the mindful eating method. Along the way she has been featured on countless media outlets and publications, and her personal story is even featured in “Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul”.
Today, you’ll hear Michelle talk about:
– The “Eat – Repent – Repeat”–cycle
– All the cases she hears where people tell her “Michelle, I love your idea to be able to love what we love and love what we eat, BUT I CAN’T, because … ”
– Why she is convinced that everybody is able and allowed to eat without fear
– What she wants people who are managing diabetes to know
– What the common misperceptions are about food when it comes to diabetes are (often perpetuated by uninformed health professionals)
– General myths about weight, food and eating in relation to diabetes
– Myths about food and eating in relation to “treat” binge eating
– How “mindful eating” could look like for people with diabetes
– What she tells people who deal with binge eating
– How “mindful eating” could look like for people who deal with binge eating
– What she advises to clients who had bariatric surgery
– How “mindful eating” could look like for people who had bariatric surgery
– Why abstinence or elimination eventually leads to reactionary eating…

… And so much more!

Check out Michelle’s website:
http://www.amihungry.com

Here’s the link to Michelle’s books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=michelle+may

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LU 070: Lu Uhrich – End the restrict/binge/overexercise-cycle & get your health and period back.


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Hey, lovely radicals… podcast alert!

In today’s episode of the “Life. Unrestricted.” podcast, you’ll hear my conversation with Lu Uhrich from Pennsylvania. Lu and I spoke a few months ago, and I’m happy to announce that she shares a great deal of knowledge with us here on the show. Lu is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach who helps women worldwide to grow in self-awareness, find food freedom and practice body love. She also host the “Untamed” podcast, where she interviews women who are living beyond limits and who are helping others to do the same. Lu specializes in guiding her clients to overcome struggles with yo-yo dieting, food restriction, binge eating, loss of periods, shame, body hate and other unwanted symptoms, mindsets or behaviors. Through her one-on-one coaching program and online courses, she teaches participants to end the exhausting hustle for food and body perfection by finding out who they really are, what they truly want, and how to finally get it.
Listen in as Lu talks about:
– How her parents raised her in a very body positive and food positive (and therefore unusual) way
– How well her body and food confidence protected her from falling for diet-messages and body negativity
– Why the messages she got in church threw her for a loop with regards to her confidence about herself as a woman
– What it was that made her slip into disordered ways with eating and exercise
– What we get wrong when “the diet doesn’t work anymore”, and why we end up digging an even deeper hole for ourselves
– What made her lose her period
– Why not having a period is so dangerous for a woman’s health
– Why being on the pill only masks Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (HA) by producing a “withdrawal bleed”
– Why we usually only seek help when the uncontrollable binges start (reactionary eating after restriction)
– Some of the mental traps she set up for herself that made her think “she had to keep the body she worked so hard for”
– Why we often fear weight-gain more when we’re at our sickest/thinnest
– How diet-mentality can distort our inner compass and our true values
– How she dealt with weight gain in recovery from hear disordered eating and lack of period
– How she advises her clients who suffer from Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (HA) in terms of exercise and food
– Why resting, eating plenty and finding joy in what we do are essential for recovery
– Why she would never wear a Fitbit or count calories again
– How to deal with the internalized “should”s
– How we can apply curiosity and self-compassion when our bodies change shape/size
– How to understand your binges and how to deal with them
– What our culture’s obsession with “eating right” is often code for
– What she means when she says “the only way out is through”
– What food freedom looks like and why it is liberating on many different levels
– Why weight-gain after menopause is the best life-protection for you…

… And so much more!

For more information check out Lu’s website at:
http://www.lueats.com

Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a “Patreon”; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here’s the link:
https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted

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LU 056: Michelle May – “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” as the way to heal eating issues.



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Hey there, lovely radicals… podcast time!

This week on the “Life. Unrestricted.” podcast, I get to talk to Dr. Michelle May from Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Michelle May is a former physician, mindful eating speaker, and recovered yo-yo dieter who founded the “Am I Hungry?”-company that offers mindful eating programs and training. “Am I Hungry?” empowers people to end chronic dieting and to get back a fulfilling life without deprivation and guilt. She is also the award-winning author of the book “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” and, based on the success people had with her first book, Dr. Michelle May wrote and published three more books: “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Diabetes”, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating” and “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Bariatric Surgery”. Her books, programs and retreats are all designed to help people increase self-awareness of beliefs, habits, thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, to finally understand why diets do not work, to discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restriction. Since finding her passion in helping people get out of their dieting traps, Michelle has retired from her medical practice to focus fully on sharing the mindful eating method. Along the way she has been featured on countless media outlets and publications, her personal success story is featured in “Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul”, and it could well be that Michelle’s unique yet common sense approach will change the way we think about eating.
Today, Michelle talks about:
– How she felt in her body as a child
– Why she though she “needed to go on a diet” when she was only 11 years old
– How easy it is to market anything “weight-loss-y” to people, and what specific product her mother bought to “suppress her hunger”
– How much we tend to keep believing the “weight-loss guaranteed”-products/programs because their advertisements is so convincingly designed, and at what cost that comes
– What lies she bought into as she was looking for “the best diet”
– How, as a physician, she sees behind the mechanisms of specific diets that falsely promise results
– What “ketosis” really means for the body (!), and we should never override our body’s signals of distress
– How many women get sidetracked by diets, and how much energy gets wasted in “trying to figure it out”
– How different the world could look if women invested their energy into living fully, instead of perpetually chasing the “once I’m thin”-illusion
– How women perpetuate the cultural oppression by comparing/diet-talking/body-shaming behavior
– How she describes the “eat, repent, repeat”-cycle
– Why never to fall for the “sugar/carbs are the devil” narrative
– How to disprove the “you are addicted to food” narrative by digging one layer deeper
– How to use the “Mindful Eating Cycle” and its brilliant questions to decipher your food behaviors
– How dieting, food-obsessing, and a hyper-focus on weight messes with our natural “Mindful Eating Cycle”
– How dieting/restriction is just as much a coping mechanism as eating is
– Why stopping dieting/overexercising/restricting/overeating is harder than jumping on the next diet bandwagon
– Why no company will ever sell you the message that “you can trust yourself”
– Why empowering yourself works better than following rules in every case
– How to stop proving your diet-beliefs right and start seeing how it was all set up to fail you
– How, at first, the pendulum might swing widely, and how not to give up and keep trusting the process when that happens
– How mental restriction has the same ramifications as physical restriction and how to combat restrictive thoughts
– How to find out what unmet needs we might have that we are restricting/overexercising/overeating over
– How not to demonize emotional eating and fall into the trap of turning Mindful Eating into another diet
– What she learned in all those years of teaching her programs (and why „weight-management“ is not in her vocabulary anymore)
– What she thinks about the way bariatric surgery is being marketed
– What the misconceptions about the efficacy of bariatric surgery are
– How to be there for someone when the “honeymoon phase” of the initial weight-loss after bariatric surgery passes…
… And so much more!

Check out Michelle’s website:
http://www.amihungry.com

Here’s the link to Michelle’s books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=michelle+may

If you are interested in going to an Am I Hungry retreat, there is one coming up this fall.
The “Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating Retreat” will be from Thursday, Sept. 14 – Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, near Chicago, Illinois. Here are the details:
https://amihungry.com/mindful-eating-for-binge-eating-retreat/

And: This conversation will be continued! Michelle and I have already set a date for a follow-up conversation in which we will address the specific cases she encounters where people tell her “Well, this is all great, BUT I can’t do this, because…”, and how she counters that and helps those people, too. We will be diving into the topics of diabetes, weight-loss surgery, athletics and how “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” works for all of them individually.

Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a “Patreon”; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here’s the link:
https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted

If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple):
https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2
or on Stitcher (Android):
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