Home

The main page with news and information

Discussion Forum

Talk to other Am I Hungry? participants or licensees.

How to Use This Site

Frequently asked questions about this site

Contact Information

Click here to find out contact information

AmIHungry.com

Information about Am I Hungry?

Find a program

Type in your city, state, or other keyword below to find an Am I Hungry?® Licensee in your area.



List of Licensees

Home

Contact

About

4 programs
are starting soon!

» more information

Username:

Password:  

Forgot your username or password?

Welcome to AmIHungry.net
your Member Portal!

Am I Hungry?® Participants

Welcome! This Member Portal provides mindful eating resources, tools, news and an online community for our participants in our mindful eating programs.

Am I Hungry?® Licensees

Welcome! Mindful Eating workshop facilitators, coaches, and therapists may use this Member Portal to provide mindful eating resources, news, and program information. You may also share ideas and best practices with other licensees.

Interested in Am I Hungry?®

Visit http://AmIHungry.com to read articles, find out about our workshops, buy books, CDs and DVDs or arrange a keynote by Dr. May for your organization.

Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat

Do you struggle with emotional eating or binge eating? We can help! Retreat with us and together we’ll explore why you eat and show you new skills and strategies to break your binge-repent-repeat cycle. Most important, the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Retreat for Emotional Eating and Binge Eating will start you on your journey to the big life you crave!

What: 5 day, 4 night retreat.
Includes: Mindful eating workshops, small group therapy, mindful eating experiences, and room nights.
When: October 2 – 6, 2019
Where: Civana Spa and Resort, Carefree, Arizona

Retreat info: Download the information packet for retreat details and registration links:
https://www.amihungry.net/files/AmIHungryMindfulEatingforBingeEatingRetreatInfoPacket10191.pdf

Training: We also offer Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Training for therapists and treatment teams at this retreat and online. (See page 12 of the Info packet above.)

Upcoming Event!

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat

Do you want to invest more of your energy creating the life you crave? Retreat with us to
explore mindful eating, yoga, and vibrant living! This retreat weaves together the Am I Hungry? mindful eating approach with yoga techniques to give participants a greater connection to their body, mind, heart, and spirit.

What: 5 day/4 night Mindful Eating and Yoga Retreat
When: February 19-23, 2019
Where: Beautiful boutique Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona

This retreat offers classes for all levels of yoga practitioners – those who are early in their practice of yoga, those with an experienced practice, and yoga teachers.

Payment plan available.
Copy and paste link for details and registration:
https://www.amihungry.com/pdf/AmIHungryMindfulEatingAndYogaRetreatInfoPacket0219.pdf

Candy and cookies and pie – oh my!

It’s autumn here in the Western hemisphere, so that means cooler weather, fall colors, and holidays. It also means…

Candy, and cookies, and pie! Oh my!

And stuffing, and gravy, and bread. Oh my!

And baking, and parties, and drinks. Oh my!

For people who have a love-hate relationship with food—you love eating it, but hate struggling to control it—the holidays magnify the conflict—and even fear—you cope with all year long.

It reminds me of the classic story, the Wizard of Oz.

Are you following the Yellow Brick Road?
We are told that if we just follow the yellow brick road (the rules of various diets and plans) to the Emerald City, we will meet the Wizard of Oz and our wishes (for health, beauty, acceptance, and happiness) will be granted.

Along the road, we come across many others who also feel that they are missing something they need to be happy and whole. We skip along the narrow path together, carefully avoiding the lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh my!

If/when we reach the Wizard, he sets the bar even higher, requiring us to bring back the broom of the Wicked Witch (it wasn’t good enough just to get here, now we have to maintain the discipline and willpower indefinitely). We are so determined to reach our goals that we venture out again, despite the scary witches and flying monkeys we encounter (deprivation, cravings, overeating, bingeing, and guilt).

The entire Emerald City (Diet Culture) cheers us on while we battle wicked witches and flying monkeys. We become so focused on maintaining our willpower, avoiding all the “bad” foods we encounter, and counting and logging food and exercise, that we forget that our intention was never to be the very rare hero who conquers diet-land.

Our intention was to go home again.

At some point, most of us begin to suspect that the “wizard” is a sham and doesn’t really have any special powers. We also realize that the diets and plans we desperately followed don’t provide the lasting results we hoped for. And they certainly don’t take us home.

At first we blame ourselves, so the road becomes a frustrating, endless spiral—the never ending eat-repent-repeat cycle.

I’m meltinggggggg…
Like Dorothy, you may need to be reminded that you always had the power within you—the power to make decisions about your eating without rules and restriction—and that your heart’s desire was inside you all along!

Giving up the fantasy of finding a Yellow Brick Road that will finally solve all of your problems may sound scary, even impossible.

But remember in the story, Dorothy splashes the Wicked Witch with water and she simply melts away. In the mindful eating journey, this is the surprising effect that learning how to give up restriction has on your relationship with food!

What was once so scary—candy, and cookies, and pie—simply lose their power over you.

Going home again
What does home look and feel like? Home is where…

- you are in charge of your decisions instead of constantly trying to stay in control
- you feel connected to your body
- you know when your body needs fuel (and when it needs water, rest, comfort, pleasure, or hundreds of other needs)
- you almost effortlessly balance eating for nourishment with eating for pleasure
- you eat until you are comfortably satiated and content, rather than stuffed and miserable
- you know how to care for yourself
- you use your precious energy to live the vibrant life you crave
- you are able to meet your deepest needs without frequently turning to food
- you have unconditional acceptance for yourself and your beautiful imperfections

Michelle May M.D.

Michelle May is a physician and recovered yoyo dieter. She founded Am I Hungry?® to provide an alternative to restrictive and ineffective dieting.

Click Here To Read
Charlene's Journal

Charlene is a journey of mindful health and self-care with Am I Hungry?

Click Here To Read
Alyx's Journal

Alyx struggles with her weight and is relearning to eat instinctively with Am I Hungry?

Click Here To Read
Lexie's Journal

Lexie learned how to trust her body again with Am I Hungry?

News Archive

Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat

Upcoming Event!

Candy and cookies and pie – oh my!

Mindful Eating is an Amazing Journey!

How to Overcome a Fear of Hunger

When you know better, do better!

Out with the Old, In with the New

Three Ways to Handle Triggers for Holiday Overeating

Gratitude for the Struggle

I can't eat what I love without overeating!

Goals vs. Intentions

Hunger Doesn’t Follow a Clock

What is the difference between Am I Hungry? and intuitive eating or HAES?

Mindful Eating in a Diet-Obsessed Culture

Let There Be Peace With Food

Mindful Eating and Weight Loss: Setting the record straight

I Can't Tell if I'm Hungry

A Compassionate Response to Emotional Eating

Mindful Eating on Vacation

7 Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Strategies that Help You “Eat Better”

Mindful Eating with Health Issues: What If I Can’t Eat What I Love?

A Diet by Any Other Diet is Still a Diet!

Set your intention to retreat with us!

Self-Acceptance Step 1: Become Aware

Don’t Panic! Mindful Eating is a Long-Term Investment

What if We Aren't Craving More Food?

Am I Hungry? Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly All-Inclusive Mindful Eating Workshop and Retreat

How Long Does It Take to Learn to Eat Mindfully? By Michelle May, M.D.

The Awareness Journal: A Fly on the Wall

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat and Therapist Training

Freshman 15

Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Emotional and Binge Eating Retreat and Therapist Training

Got Cravings? Three Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

How to Turn Mindful Eating Into a Diet

Get Off of the Tightrope and Onto the Path!

Latest Am I Hungry? Newsletter Published Today!

Mindful Eating for Binge Eating AND for Diabetes

The June Am I Hungry Program Update has been published

Cheap Sunglasses

Am I Hungry? Virtual Coach app

Be Your Valentine

How Thoughts Become Habits

Overeating Trigger #1: STRESS

It's NOT Funny!

This website will be down for maintenance

A Love Letter to Myself

What to Do When You Overdo It

How Mindful Eating Becomes Mindful Living

Different Shades of Grey

Four Critical Lessons for Mindful Eating

Bariatric Surgery: It's STILL Not About the Food!

Stop! Don't Pull that Trigger!

Dining with Myself...Uh Oh!

How Does Mindfulness Help Diabetes Self-Management?

Your Picture of Health

Rewrite Those Ridiculous Holiday Eating Tips

Thankful for Food...The Great Connector

Boot the Bully from Your Brain

The Italian Treadmill: Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Sensuous Eating: Eat with Beginner's Mind

Do You EatSpeak?

Emotional Eating: Reading the Clues to Your Feelings and Needs

Dr. May on Dr. Oz Exploring the Power of the Mind-Body Connection

Cure for Chocoholics: Eat Fearlessly!

Habits Recreate the Past again and again

Can Mindful Eating Really Lead to Weight Loss (and does it matter)?

Foodie's Guide to Mindful Holiday Eating

Playing a Game of Chance

Duck Your Cravings

Eat, Learn, Live

Going Bananas: Weird thoughts about food caused by dieting

Check Your Fuel Gauge Before You Fill Up

Regret and Her Horrible Twin, Guilt

How to Enjoy a Cruise - Without Going Overboard

Eating 2010: Rollercoaster or GPS?

Recipes: Overeating and Instinctive Eating

The Trick to Managing the Treats

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat - Interview with Dr. May

TOP 10 THINGS YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER HEAR AN INSTINCTIVE EATER SAY

Would You Allow Someone to Buy You Off with Food?

TRUST YOUR GUT INSTINCTS: Tuning In to Your Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit

THE END OF YO-YO DIETING

WHAT IS AM I HUNGRY? ANYWAY? (PLEASE DON'T ASSUME YOU KNOW!)

What Moves You? Discover the Inspiration to Change

DON'T LET A DECREASE IN YOUR BOTTOM LINE INCREASE YOUR WAISTLINE

PICTURE THIS: POSITIVE VISUALIZATION TO CREATE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS

WORK IN PROGRESS

WINE TASTING AS A METAPHOR FOR MINDFUL EATING

THE FOOD LOVERS GUIDE TO TRAVEL, MEETINGS, AND DINING OUT

What You Resist Persists

Reclaim Your Time and Energy: Five Ways to Get Your Life Back

WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, YOU'LL NEVER EXERCISE A DAY IN YOUR LIFE!

7 STEPS TO MEANINGFUL, MAGNETIC NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

LEAVE THE STUFFING FOR THE TURKEY:TRY MINDFUL EATING INSTEAD

EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT I CAN LEARN FROM A CHILD

HUNGER IS THE BEST SEASONING

PAINT-BY-NUMBER OR MASTERPIECE

Weighty Conversations

Myth #8 - You HAVE to Eat Breakfast

Don’t Eat After 7 and Six Other Weight Management Myths

Resolutions or Results

7 Strategies for Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain

Am I Hungry? Member Portal

All content on this site © 2019 Michelle May, M.D. All rights reserved.
Questions / Comments / Suggestions? Click here to contact us.
Website design and development by
Ryan Heinrick MD of Heinrick Designs.
1393089 visitors since 05.31.06