Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes

( 10 )

Overview

After receiving a diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes, you may believe that the days of eating what you love are over. Between making lifestyle changes, monitoring your blood glucose levels, and preventing complications, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed. The good news is that you can take charge of your diabetes self-management without deprivation or guilt.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes by Michelle May builds on the mindfulness principles originally ...

See more details below
Paperback
$13.46
BN.com price
(Save 25%)$17.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $4.96   
  • New (7) from $10.16   
  • Used (6) from $4.96   
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$13.95 List Price

Overview

After receiving a diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes, you may believe that the days of eating what you love are over. Between making lifestyle changes, monitoring your blood glucose levels, and preventing complications, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed. The good news is that you can take charge of your diabetes self-management without deprivation or guilt.

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes by Michelle May builds on the mindfulness principles originally provided in her groundbreaking book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat—principles that can help you live and eat with awareness and intention. In this book, you will learn how to change the way you think about food, how to plan meals mindfully, how to manage medications, and how to be more flexible in managing your condition.

This unique book is a comprehensive, mindfulness-based guide to understanding and managing prediabetes and diabetes. The practical mind-body approaches you'll find within its pages help to shift the conversation from rigid nutrition rules and strict exercise regimens to awareness of beliefs, thoughts, physical states, and habits for long-term lifestyle change. By learning how to make decisions mindfully, you can thrive with diabetes and take an active role in your diabetes care.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Physician May and dietician Fletcher (Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat) tailor their mindful method of healthy eating and weight maintenance for people overwhelmed by managing diabetes and pre-diabetes. Their self-monitoring system pivots on a series of questions and practices that help determine what the body needs for optimal nourishment, when it needs fuel, and how much food must be consumed to function well and not gain weight. Relieving stress and feelings of guilt and failure is key to the plan; they focus on reprogramming negative thoughts and language (i.e., being “flexible” rather than “rigid”; “learning” from mistakes rather than “failing”), encouraging exploration, and trusting the body’s wisdom. They include many tips for creating easy, stress-free routines to develop instinctive eating and promote daily physical activity. Diabetics who believe they must restrict certain foods may be surprised that May and Fletcher favor an “all-foods-fit” approach based on the USDA’s “My Plate” program. To derail a tendency to overeat, they offer tips like putting down the fork between bites. (June)
From the Publisher
“This groundbreaking book offers an entirely new program for managing diabetes while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With mindfulness as the core element, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes is a comprehensive guidebook designed to create long-term, sustainable, and life-enhancing strategies for those who are living with diabetes. Authors Michelle May and Megrette Fletcher seamlessly integrate mindful eating concepts with cutting-edge research, anecdotal stories, visual diagrams, self-care practices, and more. The result? A comprehensive, compelling, and well-structured program that inspires, motivates, and teaches. This is a very beneficial program that is sure to increase mindful self-awareness, fulfillment, and the power of healthy choice.”

—Donald Altman, MA, LPC, author of One-Minute Mindfulness and Meal By Meal

“These authors present a compassionate, healing approach for all those who manage diabetes on a daily basis. This easy-to-read book teaches practical, life-changing strategies for taking charge of your health and taking care of yourself in a mindful way.”

—Susan Albers, PsyD, clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic and author of Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

“What Michelle May and Megrette Fletcher have done so well is to extend the benefits of mindfulness to those whose lives depend on cultivating awareness of their bodies and their actions.”

—Brian M. Shelley MD, wellness director at First Choice Community Healthcare in Albuquerque, NM

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes is a book that will be beneficial to anyone with a diagnosis of diabetes or insulin resistance (prediabetes). Often, a diagnosis of one of these conditions comes with dietary rules that set many into a restrictive mindset that not only takes all the joy away from eating, but could actually send them into a restrict-binge cycle with carbohydrates. This book presents a rational program to manage diabetes without anxiety. One can truly make peace with food, eating, weight, and activity.”

—Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED, licensed registered dietitian in Nashville, TN

“If you’re committed to changing your relationship with food and losing weight and nothing you've tried before has stuck, look here. Michelle May and Megrette Fletcher take you on a guided tour of mindful eating. You’ll begin to taste your food again and enjoy it more while being satisfied with less.”

—Riva Greenberg, author of 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes

“Michelle May and Megrette Fletcher have produced a brilliantly clear resource for stopping the downward spiral into prediabetic and diabetic behavior. What a truly compassionate, humanistic, mindfulness-powered manual for fearlessly instinctive eating!”

—Pavel Somov, PhD, author of Eating the Moment and Reinventing the Meal

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes is a refreshing and compassionate approach to managing diabetes that uses mindfulness to empower the patient. Readers will enjoy the friendly and straightforward writing style, which offers practical tips that might be surprising.”
—Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, coauthor of Intuitive Eating

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes is a revolutionary approach to eating for people working with the challenges of diabetes. This book helps transform those challenges into adventures of exploration and discovery. Too often, diabetes treatment makes people feel overwhelmed and locked in by rigid dietary restrictions. When eating is persistently flavored with anxiety, people lose track of the natural pleasure and joy of eating. This very readable book has many helpful hints and exercises to help guide people with diabetes back to a sense of balance and ease with food and eating. I enthusiastically endorse it for anyone, but especially for those with diabetes and their friends and families.”

—Jan Bays, MD, pediatrician and author of Mindful Eating

“This dynamic duo of physician and dietitian are truly empowering readers with mindful eating principles by approaching food/eating and diabetes with awareness, not anxiety; curiosity, not criticism; and trust, not doubt. For the growing number of people with diabetes, this book offers a flexible approach to eating that is both enjoyable and sustainable by introducing nutrition with a non-restrictive, all-foods-fit perspective that works—even when you have diabetes.”

—Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, author of Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Diabetes

Library Journal
Physician May (Am I Hungry? What To Do When Diets Don't Work), with dietician and diabetes educator Fletcher, applies the principles she presented in her earlier book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How To Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, to eating properly with diabetes. Herself a former "yo-yo dieter," May criticizes fad diets and emphasizes a thoughtful, stable relationship with food. She instructs readers to think about how and why they eat, to learn to recognize whether they are really hungry and when they've had enough, and to savor each mouthful for its taste and sensuality. In addition, she covers exercise programs, monitoring blood sugar, and responding to failures. Managing the disease is made much easier with May's guide to mindful eating. VERDICT This is an excellent manual for developing a healthy diet and improving overall well-being for people with diabetes. Highly recommended for those at risk of, or diagnosed with, diabetes and their families.—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608822454
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 184,882
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle May, MD, is a recovered yo-yo dieter and founder of Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Workshops and Facilitator Training Program. She empowers individuals to end mindless and emotional eating without deprivation or guilt. An inspirational speaker and author, her passion and insight stem from her own personal struggles and her professional experiences helping thousands of people eat what they love and love what they eat. She lives in Phoenix, AZ.

Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and internationally recognized mindful eating expert living north of Boston, MA. She is a cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 24, 2012

    This book is simply elegant in its approach to mindful eating an

    This book is simply elegant in its approach to mindful eating and living with diabetes. The simplicity in which complex neuro-psychosocial and metabolic processes are described makes the concepts easy to understand, and each section is presented as a Mindful Byte to nurture and enrich ones experience of life with diabetes. As a certified diabetes educator, diabetes health coach, and a person who lives with diabetes, I find this book highly engaging and compelling. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all my clients, and to anyone who has diabetes or finds themselves at risk for development of diabetes. Claire M. Blum, MS Ed, RN, CDE, Program Coordinator, Partners & Peers for Diabetes Care

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Highly recommended

    If you want to learn how to control your diabetes and eat mindfully, this is the book. Dr. May teaches you what diabetes is and how to manage it without depriving yourself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Great book full of valuable info

    I have been a diabetic for over 8 yrs and I found this book to be a great learning tool. She understands what we go through and explains everything perfectly. Would highly recomend this book and her retreats if you ever get a chance to go.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    All the really important information on diabetes and a balanced

    All the really important information on diabetes and a balanced and sustainable way to eat happily.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 2, 2012

    A must for anyone trying to manage what they eat.

    Excellently written guide to good eating habits. Clearly written and pretty simple. Anyone with a need to change eating habits should check it out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    This is a Must-Have book for your home library. ¿Eat What You


    This is a Must-Have book for your home library.

    “Eat What You Love, Love What you Eat with Diabetes”..., is an outstanding and comprehensive manual for those who are prediabetic or diabetic. It teaches you the how to, want to, way to sustain a new way to manage diabetes for a healthy, thriving lifestyle. The book contains cutting-edge research, self care exercises, healthy lifestyle habits and much more. You will want to re-read and refer to this valuable reference book many times.

    Mindfulness is the key word in this encompassing and empowering book for thriving with prediabetes or diabetes: mindful awareness of self; mindful awareness of the present moment; a mindful awareness of what, when and why you feel the way you do and what is means; a mindful awareness that YOU can take charge of your health and life.

    Congratulations to Michele May, MD and Megrette Fletcher, Med, RD, CDE for dedicating their knowledge and research to this life-saving book for those with diabetes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    What a wonderful resource for those managing diabetes and pre-di

    What a wonderful resource for those managing diabetes and pre-diabetes. The authors' provide a mindfulness program that's accessible and empowering, with an approach that offers structure without rigidity. Their think-care-nourish-live format incorporates all aspects of diabetes self-care from a mindfulness perspective, and the authors present information in a concise, and easy-to-understand way that's not overwhelming. As a dietitian who has read several books on mindfulness, I found this book to be refreshing in its consistency of format, direct yet empathetic tone and singular focus on those managing diabetes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    As a wellness coach I am so very grateful for this fabulous reso

    As a wellness coach I am so very grateful for this fabulous resource!! I recommend it for my clients regularly. It is well written, thorough, packed with must-know information and it is very encouraging. Bravo Megrette and Michelle!! I and my clients thank you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)