Physician, author, and motivational speaker best known as the creator of the Am I Hungry Mindful Eating training program. Her book Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat earned seven publishing awards including Best Health Book and Best Self-Help Book.
She earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Arizona State University and followed with her medical degree from the University of Arizona. She then spent the following sixteen years as a practicing family physician.
As a recovered yo-yo dieter, her story appears in a volume of the popular series Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul.
Her husband, Owen, is a professional chef and she has two children named Tyler and Elyse.
She has been a featured expert on a number of popular channels, shows, and magazines, including Dr. Oz and the Discovery Health Channel.