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Charlene's Journal

Charlene is a journey of mindful health and self-care

Acceptance, compassion, and encouragement
Posted on 04/29/2013 @ 4:04 PM

Here’s today’s reason that I love the Am I Hungry?® program:

So many diet books and programs advise us to lose weight for ourselves, then go on to describe, or show pictures that imply, how their definition of looking good makes us more attractive to others. They tell us to decide how much weight we want to lose, then print charts that tell us how much we should weigh and give us formulas to calculate how long it will take us to reach that weight. They tell us to love ourselves, but their very premise is that until we reach that idealized goal, we’re just not quite good enough.

Am I Hungry?® teaches us that optimal health is not the same for everyone, guides us back to listening to our own inner wisdom, helps us become aware of when and how to make the choices that are genuinely right for us as individuals, all while whispering words of acceptance, compassion, and encouragement in our ear.

It isn’t hard to figure out which approach really means what they say.

Michelle May M.D.

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Charlene's Journal

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Perfectly Imperfect

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100% Commitment, 100% Forgiveness

Stress, the Great Seducer

A Mindfully-Cooked Meal

How long does it take for mindful eating to become a habit?

I Love Taking My Power Back!

My Emotional Eating Experience

Creative Hopelessness

The Godfather Ate My Cake!

Our Relationship to Food is Not a Problem to Be Solved; It is a Process to be Lived

How Does Your “Little Voice” Speak to You?

Where Do I Want to Eat?

Sit. Feast on Your Life

What do you wish you’d known about dieting?

“The problem is that my behavior with food is irrational!"

The Gentle Politeness of Our Bodies

All Emotions Fit

Noticing the shift

Practicing Am I Hungry? Concepts in Other Areas of My Life

Coming to My Senses: My One-Year Anniversary with Am I Hungry?

A Note of Compassion to All Dieters, Including Myself

Follow Your Heart But Don’t Check Your Brain at the Door

Mindful Movement

Regret Over Guilt

Practicing Mindfulness

A Mindful Walk

Choosing Ease over Easy

Our 23rd Wedding Anniversary

Done with Dieting. Forever.

Fear of Hunger

Acceptance, compassion, and encouragement

Flying on autopilot

"Several “Hungry” Days Didn’t Stress Me Out!"

What Else Am I Bringing to the Table?

What do I want to eat?

Speed Bump with a Bonus

No Bad Foods, Really?

From Tunnel Vision to Total Vision

A Mindful Choice for Quality

From Redirection to Connection

Like Riding a Bike!

New Year's "Resolutions"

Merry Mindful Christmas

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Letting go of overeating and restrictive eating

Wait for it...

Thanksgiving for Thanksgiving

Hunger is the Best Seasoning

Old habits die hard

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