Hey there! I’m Mike Millner, a nutrition coach with a passion for psychology, creator of The Personality Diet and JUST EAT Academy.
My passion for helping people improve their relationship with food while becoming the best version of themselves stems from my own personal journey.
I spent YEARS of my life trying to hate myself thin. I grew up playing sports and never really paid attention to nutrition and then what seemed like an instant… I found myself at 250 lbs and lost.
The physical weight was only part of the issue. It was the lack of confidence, shame, and lost identity that felt like the real weight. However, I did what I thought I was supposed to at the time.. I restricted myself and did hours of cardio each day.
That started me down a path of yo-yo dieting. Trying program after program with temporary results, only to sabotage myself again and land back at square one (or worse). Each failed attempt at dieting reinforced my internal belief that I wasn’t good enough. That I wasn’t worthy.
The part of my journey that always sticks out in my mind like a sore thumb was my relationship with food. I would fake being sick so I didn’t have to go out to dinner with friends or family.
I would stay home at night and eat chicken and broccoli while having serious FOMO over what my friends were doing. I would get crippling anxiety about having to order at a restaurant, which typically led to binging.
Then, I’d restrict myself even more and repeat the restrict and binge cycle over and over again.
Food consumed my mind. It occupied my every thought for every hour of every day. I was obsessed.
I viewed foods as good or bad. I felt an overwhelming need to be perfect. I constantly judged myself for how well I did on my nutrition plan.
Inevitably, I would break. Then, I would find myself trying to pick up the pieces and starting over.
Maybe you can relate?
Repairing my relationship with food was the single most important process in my journey. It didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t come without struggle and work.
But it was worth every single second of practice.
The gift of being able to be social without food anxiety... The gift of simply going through my day without having food on my mind 24/7... The gift of being able to JUST EAT...
Those gifts are everything to me and I knew I needed to pay it forward.
Over the past decade, I’ve worked with thousands of people to help them improve their relationship with food, while still achieving their goals.
What I learned is that most people go about this in a backwards manner. What we typically see is a focus on the physical results first. Restrict calories, exercise more, try to lose weight. That will yield a temporary outcome that is rarely sustainable.
When you fix your relationship with food first, the physical results fall into place more effortlessly and, more importantly, they LAST!
This is why I created JUST EAT Academy. The single most important factor for long term, sustainable results is found in your relationship with food, which will also improve your relationship with yourself.
JUST EAT Academy will help you find food freedom and will give you the ability to JUST EAT without obsessing about food, while simultaneously making progress towards your goals.