After receiving a diabetes diagnosis, it may seem that the days of "eat what you love" are over. Strict dietary restrictions are an essential component of diabetes self-management, and those who are affected by diabetes often must make drastic changes to their exercise and nutrition habits. Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes builds on the principles in Michelle May'sEat What You Love, Love What You Eat to help readers with diabetes reduce their anxiety about eating and monitor their blood sugar to determine how to eat. Even people with diabetes can eat what they love, as long as they are aware of their limitations. This book helps readers research how different foods affect their blood sugar so that they can modify and adjust their diet for good health without sacrificing delicious meals or dinner out with friends. This four-part system helps readers think about why, when, what, and how they eat, care about how diabetes affects their system, nourish themselves from a nonrestrictive perspective, and enjoy physically active, healthy lifestyles.
About the Authors:
Michelle May, MD, is a recovered yoyo 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.
Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, is a registered dietician, certified diabetes educator, and internationally recognized mindful eating expert living north of Boston, MA. She is cofounder of The Center for Mindful Eating. www.tcme.org