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Sun Devil alum to promote mindful eating at luncheon

Michelle May, M.D.
September 20, 2013

Michelle May, a former Valley physician who has become a nationally recognized author, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on the topic of mindful eating, will present “Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly!” at a luncheon co-sponsored by the ASU Alumni Association and the ASU Women & Philanthropy group of the ASU Foundation for A New American University.

The event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 24, in the Abbey Ballroom of the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. Fifth St., Tempe.

May will deliver an interactive and engaging presentation about her program “Am I Hungry?,” which teaches the importance of mindful eating. She will guide the participants through a mindful eating experiential lunch to practice their new skills.

Her approach is neither a diet, nor a gimmick that will trigger what she calls the “eat-repeat-repent” syndrome. Rather, May’s work focuses on helping participants in her programs take a pause between feeling hunger and making choices about what and whether to eat. May, who received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU in 1984, also teaches how to distinguish between genuine feelings of hunger (a signal from the body that it needs fuel) and boredom, stress or deprivation.

Tickets to “Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly!” are $35 for members of the ASU Alumni Association and $45 for nonmembers. The ticket price includes lunch and a copy of May’s book, “Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.”

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