The Natural Health Influencer Podcast

Ep 63: Mindful Eating with Dr. Michelle May

February 17, 2022 Vista Global Media Collective Episode 63
The Natural Health Influencer Podcast
Ep 63: Mindful Eating with Dr. Michelle May
Show Notes

Our society values busyness over mindfulness, and short-term accomplishments over long-term lifestyle changes. These come with a variety of consequences, including a negative impact on our relationship with food. After her own experience of being immersed in the weight-centered diet culture which is so prevalent today, today’s guest, Dr. Michelle May, came to the conclusion that there had to be a better way of doing things, and “Am I Hungry?” was born! In today’s episode, Michelle and I discuss the mindful eating approach that she has developed with the aim of helping people move away from restrictions and towards a flexible, sustainable, balanced way of eating that brings joy and vibrancy to people’s lives! In Michelle’s world, there is no such thing as a “bad list” and the phrase, “I can’t have” doesn’t exist in her vocabulary! 


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Michelle’s area of expertise and how she is trying to help people through her work.
  • An explanation of restrictive eating. 
  • Why mindfulness is a key part of Michelle’s approach. 
  • The three food-related questions that you should be asking yourself.
  • What Michelle learned through her own experience of restrictive dieting.  
  • Dealing with cravings; Michelle’s recommendation. 
  • Why the phrase “I can’t have” shouldn’t be a part of your vocabulary with regard to food.
  • The value of learning to listen to your body. 
  • Downsides of a weight-centered approach to dieting. 
  • Factors, other than hunger, that drive us to eat. 
  • Why we should only focus on one task at a time (eating counts as a task!)
  • Problems with speed-eating, and a mental reframing that will help you slow down.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Am I Hungry? Website

Dr. Michelle May on LinkedIn

Dr. Michelle May on Instagram

Deliciously Geeky

Allison Tannis on LinkedIn

Allison Tannis on Instagram

Natural Health Influencer on Instagram 

Natural Health Influencer Facebook Group

Pure-Lē Natural

Vista Magazine