It was an honor to witness Dr. May's wonderful work. She captured the hearts and minds of countless audience members whose lives will undoubtedly and positively be impacted. I loved her sense of humor and the elegant clarity with which she conveys a powerful message.
- Murali Krishna, M.D., President, James L Hall center for Mind, Body and Spirit and Integris Mental Health


Healthy Lifestyle Keynotes by Mindful Eating Expert, Dr. Michelle May

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the Eat Repent Repeat Cycle*

Michelle May MD delivering a keynote presentation

Audience: This keynote presentation is perfect for community-wide events, corporate and association audiences, wellness or women's conferences, and spouse programs. Continuing education credits available. 

Description: Decades of dieting have left us feeling guilty, disappointed, and less healthy. This interactive, entertaining keynote turns that old fashioned paradigm on its head. Michelle delves much deeper than the obvious advice to "eat less, exercise more." Using humor, personal anecdotes, and uncommon insight, she'll show you how to make healthy lifestyle changes that nourish your body and fuel the fulfilling life you crave.

Your audience will learn:

  • How to break the Eat Repent Repeat™ cycle
  • Six simple, yet powerful strategies for knowing when, what and how much to eat
  • How to recognize and cope effectively with triggers for mindless and emotional eating
  • How to balance eating for nourishment with eating for enjoyment - without deprivation or guilt

* This keynote can also be tailored to address diabetes self-management, life after bariatric surgery, or binge eating disorder

"We are extremely grateful for Dr. May's fabulous presentation and the indelible impression she left on our tight-knit community." - Tanner Health System

Eat Mindfully, Live Vibrantly: Fueling a Vibrant, Healthy Workforce (or Community)

Audience: This keynote presentation is perfect for corporate wellness programs, food industry, health care professionals, and policy makers. Continuing education credits available. 

Description: Organizations interested in promoting healthier lifestyles need engaging, positive, and practical strategies to effect behavior change. To stem the impact of unhealthy lifestyles, it is critical to move beyond advice-giving and address the core issues that affect diet and exercise choices. This presentation explores an innovative approach that helps individuals develop mindful eating patterns that don't result in weight cycling. This interactive, entertaining keynote is punctuated by real life, practical examples illustrating how to implement the strategies in a variety of settings (customized to the audience). Dr. May delivers this crucial and timely message with passion, energy and insight that leaves a lasting impression.

Your audience will learn:

  • The bio-psycho-social drivers of eating important for the development of effective messages and programs 
  • Six crucial decision points that impact the way people manage their eating
  • Why mindful eating is a powerful and universal solution to the complex problem of unhealthy lifestyles
  • Specific strategies to encourage sustainable healthy eating habits and active lifestyles

Dr. May’s unique way of addressing food and eating issues obviously resonated with many employees in the audience. - Oklahoma State University Employee Wellness Program

Mindful Eating: Positive Consumer Messaging about Food

Audience: This keynote presentation is ideal for the food, beverage, and restaurant industries.

Description: After decades of a difficult love-hate relationship with food, consumers crave a positive, rational approach to eating. Dr. Michelle May's unconventional strategies to promote mindful eating and the fearless enjoyment of food offer a powerful and universal solution to the complex issues contributing to unhealthy lifestyles. This interactive, eye-opening keynote deconstructs the Mindful Eating Cycle and explores the bio-psycho-social drivers of each decision point. Michelle is not only an award-winning author and mindful eating expert, she is an industry-insider. With her family immersed in the restaurant business for over 25 years and a professional chef-husband, she offers uncommon and unconventional insights.

Your audience will learn:

  • The bio-psycho-social drivers of eating important for the development of products and consumer messages
  • How to effectively engage consumers to make sustainable healthy lifestyle choices 
  • Strategies for communicating positive consumer messages that promote mindful eating and the fearless enjoyment of food
The supermarket dietitians from around the country so enjoyed what you had to say and told me that your message of eating mindfully is exactly what many of their shoppers need to hear! Shopping for Health

A Family Centered Approach to Lifelong Healthy Habits

Audience: This keynote presentation is perfect for policy makers, educators, health care professionals, and parents. Continuing education credits available.

Description: The alarming trend of unhealthy dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles puts families at significant health risk. In this interactive, entertaining keynote, Michelle shares specific strategies for encouraging families to incorporate healthy behaviors throughout their lives.

Your audience will learn:

  • How to guide families to take charge of their lifestyle choices
  • How to effectively engage parents and children in a healthy, active, balanced life
  • Strategies for communicating positive lifestyle messages that result in meaningful, sustainable behavior change

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