Mindful Eating with Michelle May, M.D., CSP | The Matt Feret Show Podcast | #055

Welcome back to The Matt Feret Show! In this episode, I interview Dr. Michelle May, a physician and expert in mindful eating. We discuss the difference between diets and mindful eating, and how mindful eating can help people develop a healthier relationship with food. Dr. May explains how diets often lead to restriction, cravings, and overeating, while mindful eating focuses on listening to your body's hunger and fullness cues, eating what you love, and stopping when you're satisfied. She emphasizes the importance of curiosity, awareness, and non-judgment in learning to eat mindfully. Dr. May also addresses the cultural factors that contribute to our eating habits and discusses the impact of diet culture on our relationship with food. Check out Dr. May’s book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat to learn more about this fascinating topic. Watch the full episode on YouTube.

1:31 - Introduction

9:24 - The genesis of diet culture

11:05 - Mindfulness and eating

20:49 - Understanding hunger

25:35 - Understanding fullness

39:59 - Weight loss and mindful eating

43:35 - Culture and eating habits

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