How our childhood affects our relationship with food and our bodies is an important discussion. It's no secret that for many of us, childhood is where we first heard words that our bodies weren't good enough or that we couldn't trust ourselves around food.
And it can be more paramount in families with other "dysfunctional" elements and brokenness.
This week I'm talking with my friend, Elizabeth Oates. Elizabeth is an author, speaker, and mother of 5 who is passionate about helping women ditch the guilt and embrace freedom. After growing up in a broken family herself, she found real freedom beyond her childhood pains and wants to now spread that same truth to others. She wrote the book, Mending Broken Branches: When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree, and she is also podcast host of the show, Asking for a Friend.
In this interview, we discuss:
Do you ever wonder if all the struggle is really "worth it?"
So many clients and patients I work with will inevitably reach a point where they feel completely stuck. They feel confused and hopeless and maybe even worthless. Realistically, they may feel even WORSE than they did when they were actively engaging in their eating disorder.
And so, they wonder: what am I doing? Is this worth it? Is freedom possible? Is full recovery actually possible?
Well, I'd like to encourage you, as I do my individual patients and clients, that yes yes YES! Full recovery is possible. True freedom from food and body obsessions is possible! And you are so SO close!
Not the "ra ra" kind of change that most self-help books and self-development gurus talk about... but the real, deep kind of change that results in a transformation from the inside out.
This may be a slow burn kind of change....
Do you have anxiety or IBS AND an eating disorder? Have you fallen prey to the allure of curing your mental health or physical health struggles with food? You're not alone!
This week I'm talking with my friend, Emily Murray- registered dietitian nutritionist, eating disorders specialist, health at every size and intuitive eating clinician, all about this.
In this interview, we discuss:
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How do we deal with life's most painful moments? What if all we want to do is just avoid our feelings? Why is it so hard to move past such hurtful experiences?
I get real and raw in this episode where I share about my experience through the loss of one of my twins. I also share:
If there's one message that I have for you, it's this: THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!
If you've experienced loss or a bone-gripping emotional pain, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU OR YOUR BODY!
Sometimes, bad $h*t just happens. You're still amazing and brave and powerful and wonderful. :) You are still loved AND love-able.
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I know I talk a lot about intuitive eating, but there's also a lot of misinformation about what intuitive eating is and isn't. Let's get the facts from this week's expert guest, Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the book Intuitive Eating.
Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified eating disorders dietitian, author of 9 books, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She enjoys speaking and training health professionals on how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating.
Evelyn and I discuss:
It's hard to feel good about your body in the middle of swimsuit and shorts season. The more we reveal our bodies, the more we vulnerable we can feel. And then all the negative thoughts come in... and then the diet thoughts come in... and before we know it, we're pages deep reading the latest diet book or health blog with hopes and dreams of changing our body ONE. LAST. TIME.
But what if you could feel good in your body RIGHT NOW?
Well, in this episode, I'm sharing with you my top 10 strategies to feel good in your body right now! These are the exact same strategies that I personally use to improve my own body image when I'm not feeling my best.
Buy new clothes if you need to. If it helps to cut the tags out of your clothes, do it! Hide or get rid of clothes that don't fit you right now.
Diet culture can make us very self-centered. Sometimes even recovery makes...
What does God actually think of food and body image obsessions? How can we apply GRACE to food and our bodies?
Diet culture has hijacked Christian culture and many church communities. This is no surprise. However, maybe we've gotten it wrong. Let's investigate how to apply grace to food and body image issues.
In today's episode, I talk with dietitian, author, wife, mother, and eating disorders professional, Aubrey Golbek.
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Can you develop an eating disorder and body dysmorphia even when you're in an already "thin ideal" body? YES!
No matter your body size or shape, we are all vulnerable to the impact of culture on how we view ourselves. Eating disorders are mental illnesses, and we cannot determine someone's emotional suffering based on what someone looks like.
In today's episode, I talk with dietitian, food blogger, and eating disorders professional, Sophie Bertrand.
Sophie gives some really great actionable tips for helping...
How does someone get on a weight loss television show? What's it really like behind the scenes? How do doctors and the medical community affect our relationship with food and body?
As anyone who has ever struggled with food and eating issues can attest, our issues usually begin young and begin with unique motivations, usually involving some form of acceptance or health.
In today's episode, I talk with former weight loss television show contestant and infertility warrior, Jacqui McCoy.