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Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Book Review

How to prevent binge eating:

Eat what u love

Eat What You Love

Positive Mindset

Tired of dieting and binge eating. Time to get off the dieting roller coaster? I recently had the pleasure of reading Michelle May’s, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat” and immediately wanted to share it with all of you. It is the most practical book about healthy eating I have ever read. Stuck in the eat-repent-repeat cycle? This book helps you move away from the pressures of dieting and the guilt of eating and embodies a more positive food-focused mindset. The author really puts herself into her literature and gives personal examples that help make this book believable.


The book covers four main themes: Think, Nourish, Live, Eat. Each theme suggests focusing on your body’s hunger cues, not ruling out or labeling any “bad foods”. My favorite chapter was “A Flexible Approach to Self Care” because it discusses everyday things that normal people face. It addresses what to do when you get off track, how to measure your own personal change, and differentiating between self-care and neglect. The chapter ends with a life long approach and how you can be the healthy person you really want to be.


This book also includes many healthy, unique recipes that are particularly special because the author and her husband comment on each recipe. Michelle May, the doctor gives health tips for each recipe and her husband, the chef, provides useful cooking tips to ensure success. Each recipe also includes “family notes” that bring the recipe to life and give tips on making the meal enjoyable for everyone.

Intuitive Eating

One of our Registered Dietitians also read the book and said “I like the way the book gets at the heart of America’s obesity problems- the use of foods as a band-aid, entertainment, distraction, and comfort…I’m looking forward to integrating the book’s intuitive eating principles with nutrition know-how as I counsel my clients”

Stop Dieting

Get away from restrictive rules and dead-end dieting and get back to honoring your thoughts and your body the natural way. When you “eat what you love” you are happier in mind, body, and spirit; don’t deprive yourself of that.

Get support in your area

Our Registered Dietitians can help you eat what you love and stop binge eating.  Contact one of our REBEL dietitians for help in Maryland or if you are out of state, we can work with you via skype!

Taste the Sweet Rebellion

For a workbook on breaking out of dieting prison. Read our workbook.

Blog updated December 2016.


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  2. Admin says:

    Should I eat breakfast if I am not hungry? Read Michelle May’s interesting and thought provoking response to this common question:

  3. Kathe Kramer says:

    I have an on going struggle with not being hungry in the morning. I know all the right reasons to eat a healthy breakfast, but I also am learning to identify stomach hunger. Putting food in my body when it is not asking for it is unappealing.
    Several of her reasons for not being hungry in the a.m. feel a little incriminating, like you ate too much the night before, you did not eat the right thing, you are not taking care of yourself.
    Not having read the book, I am wondering if another area might contain practical suggestions, such as try eating an hour earlier in the evening and getting some evening exercise, choose light evening meals. Or, if you are not feeling hungry in the morning just a little bit of yogurt or nut butter on wheat toast would be a great start to your day.
    I am interested not only for myself but also for my 23 year old daughter in law, with no weight issues at all, wakes up not hungry. I would love to be able to encourage her to eat in the morning without being “that” kind of a mother-in-law.

  4. Admin says:

    Great comment.
    You might want to think about fueling one’s body as fuel is needed during a 24 hour period of time.
    One way to think about eating might be best described as eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner.
    This matches the energy used by most of us during the day. Most physical activity comes in the morning and afternoon, then less after dinner and much less while sleeping.
    So, “filling up the tank” in the morning, so to speak makes the most sense, not right before bed.

  5. Kathe Kramer says:

    I like it! A king, a prince and a pauper, I can remember that, even sounds like fun.

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