|January 2010 E-News
Do you know which eating cycle you're in?
For the first few weeks of every new year, we get numerous phone calls that go something like this:
“Am I Hungry…how can I help you?”
“Can you tell me about your services?”
Inner sigh. After working in this field for ten years, I know that “Can you tell me about your services” means the caller doesn't know anything about Am I Hungry? They just found us in the local phone book under “weight management” when they were looking for diet pills, shots, meal replacements, or some other quick fix for their New Years' resolution.
The excitement of a fresh start has caused them to forget that they are on an old rollercoaster beginning a familiar uphill climb.
Perhaps you've made a similar call; I know I have. The marketing dollars spent on New Year's ads tempting us to try the latest fad (or to repeat an old diet that now claims it’s not a diet) could put a serious dent in world hunger. Oh the irony!
As much as I'd like to help these callers, throwing their money at the problem won't solve it. Until they recognize their own eating cycles and realize that it's possible to get off the rollercoaster, they'll stay strapped on that ride for the rest of their lives.
What about you? Even though all the ads tell you they can get you "back on track," do you really want to go around again? You can hope it will be different this time but this rollercoaster STILL has an unavoidable downward spiral just over that steep hill.
Is Your GPS Turned Off?
We are each born with an internal "GPS" that guides us to eat when we're hungry, stop when we're full, eat what we love, and love what we eat - without thinking about food constantly in between.
Most people who struggle with chronic dieting and/or overeating don't even know they have a GPS - or they think theirs is permanently broken.
You still have your GPS; it's just turned off. You simply need to relearn how to operate it again.
Just Step Back and Take a Look
Instead of getting back on that rollercoaster, take our new Eating Cycle Quiz to give you a fresh perspective as you set your course for 2010 and beyond: http://www.amihungry.com/quiz.shtml
Believe me,,,you CAN learn how to trust your internal GPS to guide you along. You'll discover that it is possible to enjoy the journey, manuever through unexpected obstacles, and find yourself exactly where you've always dreamed you could be!
Wishing you great health, peace, and joy!
Michelle May, M.D.
P.S. In case you missed my holiday gift in the last issue, you can still download What to Do When You're Not Hungry
to put on your refrigerator!
Freedom from your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat is available at bookstores everywhere including Barnes & Noble, Borders, and your favorite independent book retailer (if it's not on the shelf, please ask them to order more!) and Amazon (p
lease post your reviews!).
Join Dr. May for an 8-week Am I Hungry? Teleworkshop:
Jan. 19 - March 9, 2010. Read more and register: http://www.amihungry.com/weight-management-workshops.shtml.
Are you passionate about helping others discover a fun, sane, long term approach to a healthy lifestyle?
Join me for Am I Hungry? Facilitator Training!
Next class: Tuesdays,
January 12 - March 30, 2010
(6:30 MST, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST)
Only three spots left!
Read more info, download info packet, and register HERE
See Michelle's quotes in Glamour, Woman's Day, Time.com, USA Today blogs, Fox News Radio and MANY more!
Make Your Meeting Meaningful and Memorable
Michelle shares her powerful approach to creating sustainable healthy lifestyles with health care professionals, corporations, associations, and organizations across the country. She delivers her crucial and timely message with passion, energy, humor, and insight that transforms the way people view eating and physical activity. Her popular facilitated mindful eating experiences will engage and inspire your participants to make lasting changes that support a vibrant, healthy life.
Please visit www.MichelleMayMD.com for her preview video, keynotes, workshops, and spokesperson or sponsorship information.
|Where is Michelle?
Am I Hungry? Teleworkshop
Jan. 19 - March 9, 2010
Chandler Diabetes Center
January 5, 2010, 7pm
Seattle Study Club Dental Conference
January 29, 2010
Wine and Sign
February 18, 2010
Binge Eating Disorder Association - BEDA
March 4-6, 2010
AAFP Women's Health
and Personal Wellness
Hilton Head, SC
April 8-11, 2010
AAFP Staff Wellness
Kansas City, KS
April 12, 2010
New Jersey Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians
April 14, 2010
Ohio Osteopathic Association
April 29-May 1, 2010
YMCA Women's Retreat
May 14-16, 2010
Montana Academy of Family Physicians
June 16-17, 2010
Alaska Academy of Family Physicians
June 18-20, 2010
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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Am I Hungry? Faciilitator Training and Licensing
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