Dr. Michelle May joins me this week as we explore the insidious nature of diet culture, fueled by social media influencers and even some credible professionals in the medical field. 

From workplace presenteeism to perfectionism, we delve into the factors that perpetuate this harmful cycle. 

Dr. May shares her personal journey and how she discovered a healthier approach to food and body image, helping others break free from restrictive dieting and embrace sustainable health-promoting behaviors.

Finally, Dr. May and I touch on the issue of weight stigma and its role in perpetuating diet culture. 

We discuss her plans for future books to help families combat these damaging beliefs and address the vulnerability of athletes to diet culture messaging. 

Her hope is that people can move toward an instinctual form of eating and away from individuals with no expert knowledge telling them how to eat. 

Dr. May’s experience, passion and eloquence made this a really great episode for me.

I hope you enjoy it too! 🙌

Bio:

Dr. Michelle May is a former family physician and recovered yo-yo dieter. She is the founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training at www.AmIHungry.com.She’s the author of the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book series that teaches mindful eating to help individuals resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave.

 

Website: https://amihungry.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmIHungry

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amihungry

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MichelleMayMD

 

Resources: 

Article abstract: 

Mauldin, K., May, M., Clifford, D. (2022). The consequences of a weight‐centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weight. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10885 

Article download request: https://qe145.infusionsoft.com/app/form/ncp-article-download 

Infographic of Weight Inclusive Patient Care Practices PDF: https://amihungry.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/pdf/Weight-Inclusive-Patient-Care-Practices.pdf