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Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen

English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 289 episodes, 2 days 6 hours 29 minutes
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Fearless Rebelle Radio is dedicated to empowering you to break free of societal standards and body shame. Summer interviews the leading experts in body image, the anti-diet movement, self-help and feminism, covering a range of topics that include: body positivity, size acceptance, self-worth, self-esteem, intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery, health at every size and positive psychology. Summer also gives practical advice and shares personal experiences to help you accept your body and break free of diet culture. Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence and is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix.
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#284: Is Recovery From an Eating Disorder Even Possible? With Cole Kazdin

I’m joined by Cole Kazdin, author of the book What’s Eating Us - Women, Food and the epidemic of Body Anxiety. We’re talking about what “recovery” actually looks like and whether being fully recovered even exists. We also talk about the problems with the eating disorder treatment industry and what’s helped her maintain recovery from a decade’s long eating disorder. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/284 In this episode, we talk about: - The lack of research into this epidemic, - The great work being done by grassroots organizations and eating disorder survivors, - That there is not a standard of care in eating disorder recovery, - The lack of an agreed upon clinical definition of recovery and Cole’s personal definition,
28/11/202333 minutes 14 seconds
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#283: Dealing with Aging Body Changes (Body Image Series)

I’m walking you through different steps you can take to navigate shame you may have about your aging body and the importance of being curious about what you’ve attached to your younger body, as part of the Body Image Series. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/283 In this episode, we talk about: - Where I’m at with my own aging changes, - That many of the principles I use around weight change also apply to aging, - How much more pervasive anti-aging pressure is now, - That it’s normal to experience weight changes as you age, - How we often neglect thinking about aging when doing body image work, - How my 3-phase framework for dealing with weight change applies here as well, - Some of the things you may find yoursel
14/11/202327 minutes 51 seconds
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#282: Similarities Between Anti-Aging Culture & Diet Culture (Body Image Series)

I’m talking about the similarities between diet culture and anti-aging culture, and the importance of being more discerning of the messages we’re taking in, as part of the Body Image Series. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/282 In this episode, we talk about: - How aging concerns spans generations, - The surprising stats on the growth of the anti-aging industry, - That they both stem from and profit off of oppressive systems, - How anti-aging upholds anti-fatness, sexism, classism, and ableism, - That once you’re invested, you have to keep investing, - A question to ask yourself to bring awareness to where anti-aging is impacting your decisions, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes
31/10/202326 minutes 59 seconds
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#281: Building Confidence and Being Unashamed with Leah V

I’m joined by Leah V, author of Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim. We talk about her incredible story of how she battled an eating disorder, mental illness, and body shame to own who she is unapologetically and become an international plus-size Hijabi model, award-winning author and body-positive activist. We also talk about her thoughts on NYFW and her experiences dating while fat.   Show notes: summerinnanen.com/281 In this episode, we talk about: - Her relationship with her body growing up and how it has evolved, - Growing up without any fat role models in pop culture, - How she found herself by breaking free of the expectations of her identities, - How she got into modeling, - The tools
17/10/202337 minutes 9 seconds
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#280: Dealing with Weight Changes (Body Image Series)

I’m walking you through a 3-phase framework to deal with weight change and talking about the importance of processing the feelings that come with weight change, as part of the Body Image Series. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/280 In this episode, I talk about: - How it’s common to go onto investigation and problem-solving mode and the problem with that, - The distress of losing access to things because of body changes, and that our culture is the problem, - The dangers of skipping over processing your feelings and grief, - That self-compassion is integral and it is not the same as positive self-talk, - What it means to see yourself as a whole human, - That acceptance gives you time, energy, an
03/10/202332 minutes 25 seconds
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#279: When You Fear Weight Gain (Body Image Series)

I’m talking about what to do when you fear weight gain. I also explore where this fear comes from and how it holds us back, as part of the Body Image Series. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/279 In this episode, I talk about: - The importance of aiming for unconditional acceptance, - This fear’s root in anti-fat bias and anti-Blackness, - The issue of accessibility and how our culture is the problem, - The importance of unpacking your belief system and challenging it, - 2 game-changing reframes to help you move past this fear, - Plus, 4 things we have to be doing on an ongoing basis to undo this conditioning, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes: <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/279" target="_blank"
19/09/202323 minutes 55 seconds
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#278: Season 9 Premier - changes, survey results, and what to expect from this season

This is the premier of season 9 of the podcast. I’m giving you an update on some changes that are happening, what to expect from this season, and I’m sharing some survey results about what you want more of. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/278 In this episode, I talk about: - An update on some exciting personal changes happening this year and how that will impact this podcast, - Questions I ask myself whenever I’m contemplating big life changes, - Results of the listener survey I did over the summer, - What topics you want more of this year, - The top episodes from last season and where to start if you’re newer here, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes: <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/278" target="_blank" r
12/09/202317 minutes 30 seconds
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#277: Body Image Series: When you “intellectually get it” but still feel bad in your body (Revisited)

I’m revisiting the Body Image Series, talking about when you “intellectually get it” but still feel bad in your body, what this process can look like, and what you can do to move forward and feel better in your body. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/277 In this episode, I talk about: - A useful analogy between becoming a parent and starting on the path to a positive body image, - TWO things we can do to feel better in our bodies and why one of them is WAY more powerful than the other, - Where “intellectually getting it” sits within the 4 stages of acceptance and how to bust past that barrier, - Why you have to be intentional about challenging your negative thoughts, - That it’s normal to still have bad bod
05/09/202324 minutes 51 seconds
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#276: Body Image Series: What to do if you still want to lose weight (the answer might surprise you) (Revisited)

#276: Body Image Series: What to do if you still want to lose weight (the answer might surprise you) (Revisited) Description: I’m revisiting the Body Image Series, talking about negative body thoughts, exploring how NOT to respond to them and how to begin the work of changing them. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/276 In this episode, I talk about: - Potential sources of negative body thoughts, - The THREE things we’re typically told to do to change our thoughts and why you should avoid them, - A way to visualize how your brain evolves to think about self-doubt and self-compassion, - How our negative thoughts tend to stick more than the positive ones, - The TWO things that need to ha
22/08/202325 minutes 16 seconds
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#275: Image Series: 4 Misconceptions About Body Acceptance (Revisited)

I’m revisiting the Body Image Series, unpacking 4 misconceptions about body acceptance that will help you shift your perspective and make accepting your body easier. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/275 In this episode, I talk about: - How body acceptance doesn’t mean loving every part of your body, - The importance of choosing yourself and making space for all the different parts of yourself, - How body acceptance is intertwined with self-care, - That this is a process and the work is continuous, - Why this work is not about eliminating self-doubt completely, - Facing and rejecting the fears that keep us from acceptance, - The resilience that comes out of doing this work, - Plu
08/08/202336 minutes 8 seconds
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#274: Body Image Series: Where Our Body Image Comes From (Revisited)

I’m revisiting the Body Image Series, unpacking where our body image comes from and how to unpack your own body image origins. I also talk about how this is a systemic and cultural issue that is hardcoded in our DNA. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/274 In this episode, I talk about: - How systems of oppression impact body image and how we’re treated in our society, - The importance of knowing that your self-worth isn’t dictated by your appearance or how other people feel about you, - How our culture has taught us that only certain bodies are worthy, - Beauty as social currency, - How the desire to fit beauty standards is hardcoded in our DNA, - How external systems of oppression create inte
25/07/202327 minutes 49 seconds
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#273: What We Get Wrong About Self-Care with Taylor Elyse Morrison

I’m joined by Taylor Elyse Morrison, author of Inner Workout. We’re talking about how she went from being terrible at self-care, to now helping others to truly care for themselves. We chat about her revolutionary approach to self-care, the 5 dimensions of self-care, and what we typically get wrong about self-care. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/273 In this episode, we talk about: - Why she says self-expertise is the new self-care, - How she made the mental shift to seeing self-care as a relationship with herself instead of a list of tasks, - The importance of being intentional about the way you speak to yourself, - The biggest change most people need to make, - How caring for yourself in this way is coun
11/07/202339 minutes 13 seconds
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#272: When Healthy Eating Goes Too Far - Recovering from Orthorexia with Esther Kane

I’m joined by Esther Kane, Eating Disorder Psychotherapist. We’re talking about her recovery from Orthorexia, some of the signs and symptoms of Orthorexia, and what helped her to heal. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/272   CW: There are mentions of specific orthorexic behaviours in this episode. Please do what is best for you. You can skip to the 10 minute mark to avoid this part. In this episode, we talk about: - How Orthorexia is defined, - How Esther realized she had Orthorexia and what helped her heal, - That many of the signs of Orthorexia are normalized, - That our ageist, misogynistic culture means this impacts older women too, - Some of the body image strug
04/07/202332 minutes 18 seconds
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#271: Changing Beliefs About Fatness with Aubrey Gordon

I’m joined by Aubrey Gordon, co-host of Maintenance Phase and author of What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat and “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People. We’re talking about how we can change beliefs about fatness within ourselves and in our culture, and how the proliferation of weight loss drugs will influence cultural beliefs about fatness. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/271 In this episode, we talk about: - What inspired her to write her latest book “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People, and how she hopes people can use it, - Ways to respond when people say they’re concerned for your health, - The reality of weight loss drugs and injections and how they can be u
27/06/202347 minutes 19 seconds
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#270: Aging and Body Image with Deb Benfield

I’m joined by Deb Benfield, Registered Dietician Nutritionist and pro-aging advocate. We’re talking about why concerns about aging and what that does to your appearance are starting when we’re younger, how aging creates vulnerability to diet and wellness culture, and how you can unpack your internalized ageism. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/270 In this episode, we talk about: - Why she started to focus more on the intersection of aging and body image, - How aging makes old eating disorder mindsets come back, - The importance of learning the facts about aging, - A non-judgemental strategy to use when you notice changes to your body, - The lack of visibility of the aging population, - Tips for
20/06/202339 minutes 36 seconds
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#269: Body Image Coach Certification students share their experiences

Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and I are together catching up with some of the past graduates of our Body Image Coach Certification program. They share what they got out of the program both personally and professionally. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/269 In this episode, we talk about: - Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams is back and we’re catching up with past graduates of our Body Image Coach Certification program, - What inspired these professionals to sign-up for the program, - How they got so much more out of it personally than they expected and how they’re using these tools in their daily life, - The impact it’s had on their business and ability to help clients, - The component of the program that had the biggest impact on the
13/06/202342 minutes 24 seconds
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#268: Debunking Wellness Claims with Christy Harrison

I’m joined by Christy Harrison, author of Anti-Diet and most recently The Wellness Trap. We’re talking about why, as a culture, we’re so obsessed with wellness and how social media perpetuates this. We’re also debunking some of the more common wellness claims and what to watch out for so that you don’t fall into the wellness trap. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/268 In this episode, we talk about: - Christy’s personal journey with “wellness” that led her to the work she does now, - How wellness culture seized on the pandemic, - How wellness culture capitalizes on the failings of conventional healthcare, - How social media algorithms are driving people towards more and more extreme wellness content, - That
06/06/202345 minutes 5 seconds
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#267: 300 Pounds and Running with Martinus Evans

I’m joined by Martinus Evans, author of Slow AF Run Club and creator of the page 300 pounds and running. We’re talking about how Martinus ran his first marathon after his doctor told him he was going to “lose weight or die.” We talk about his relationship with his body and movement and how running helped revolutionize his perspective and view of himself. We talk about how to overcome barriers to moving your body and why every body is a runner. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/267 In this episode, we talk about: - His relationship with fitness and his body growing up and how it’s changed over time, - Why mindset needs to be a priority, - Advice to someone who feels self-conscious starting to run, - The power of doing
30/05/202343 minutes 35 seconds
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#266: Eating Disorders as Anxiety Disorders with Chris Sandel

I’m joined by Chris Sandel, nutritionist and coach. We’re talking about what we can learn about eating disorders and diet recovery from the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, why eating disorders are like anxiety disorders, how treating eating disorders in this way can help with recovery, and Chris’s framework that he uses with clients to help them heal. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/266 In this episode, we talk about: - What the Minnesota Starvation Experiment was, - The symptoms noted in the experiment in both the malnourished state and the recovery phase, - How the caloric amounts that were given during the experiment are in line with many mainstream diets’ recommendations, - That there’s a honeymoon period with anxiety an
16/05/202349 minutes 11 seconds
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#265: From Personal Body Liberation to Collective Liberation with Chrissy King

I’m joined by Chrissy King, Author of The Body Liberation Project. We’re talking about Chrissy’s journey towards body liberation, how she was seeking proximity to whiteness via weight loss, the difference between body neutrality and body liberation and how we can all strive for collective liberation. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/265 In this episode, we talk about: - Her experience obtaining the “perfect body,” - Why white supremacy is a greater issue in body image than patriarchy, - The sacrifice involved in dismantling white supremacy, - Chrissy’s definition of body liberation, - That bodies are designed and created to change, - How inclusion can be a blockage to liberation and dismantling, - Plus so much m
09/05/202335 minutes 34 seconds
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#264: Why “Dismantling Diet Culture” Isn’t Enough with Jessica Wilson

I’m joined by Jessica Wilson, MS, RD, and Author of It’s Always Been Ours. We’re talking about why “dismantling diet culture” isn’t enough, how ideas like “intuitive eating” can cause harm, and the conversations we really need to be having to make systemic change. We also talk about the relationship between anti-fatness and anti-Blackness and why perhaps GOOP isn’t the worst thing. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/264 In this episode, we talk about: - How Jessica got into this work and how it led to her book, - The need to address the functions of disordered eating as a societal and structural problem, - How she sees intuitive eating causing harm, - How Black women are hyper-visible yet invisible, - That Black women are
02/05/202340 minutes 43 seconds
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#263: Body Image Series: Why Self-Compassion is so Hard

Body Image Series: We often struggle with self-compassion and yet, it’s a fundamental skill to develop to heal your relationship with your body. I’m breaking down 5 reasons we struggle with self-compassion and how to overcome them. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/263 In this episode, I talk about: - That it’s very common to struggle with self-compassion, - Where it shows up in the work I do with my clients, - That compassion is like a muscle that needs to be used, - How our nervous system plays into this, - That self-compassion is not a pep talk, - How your inner-critic impacts self-compassion, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes: <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/263" target="_blank" rel="noopener"
18/04/202319 minutes 34 seconds
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#262: Body Image Series: 7 Ways Perfectionism Hinders Body Acceptance

Body Image Series: I’m breaking down 7 ways we bring perfectionism into body acceptance work and what to do instead. I also talk about how perfectionism and struggling with body image go hand in hand, and the importance of adjusting your measurements of success. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/262 In this episode, I talk about: - What perfectionism is, - What the diet cycle looks like, - Why aiming for no bad days and loving your body is an unrealistic expectation, - How fear leads people to put off doing this work, - The unrealistic standard we all measure ourselves against, - The importance of focusing on behaviours instead of outcomes, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes: <a href="http://summerinnan
11/04/202322 minutes 15 seconds
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#261: Body Image Series: Feeling Stuck with Body Acceptance? 5 Reasons why…

Body Image Series: I’m breaking down five reasons we struggle with body acceptance and how to work through these struggles. I also talk about why it’s normal to struggle with this process and offer some examples from my own journey. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/261 In this episode, I talk about: - How the culture we live in can make body acceptance a challenge, - What being stuck with body acceptance can look like, - How dieting is addictive and a coping mechanism, - That we’ve been conditioned to believe we should be able to control weight, - The importance of community in this work, - The difference between intellectually getting it and being intentional about putting it into action,
04/04/202320 minutes 34 seconds
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#260: Body Image Series: 10 Examples of Body Neutrality

Body Image Series: I’m talking about what body neutrality looks like in everyday life with some specific examples. I also explore how body neutrality is a gateway to having more time and energy for things that will give you more purpose and satisfaction in life. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/260 In this episode, I talk about: - Two questions I ask to determine body neutrality, - How it’s really hard to be neutral about your body in a culture that has body hierarchies, - That body neutrality refers to your own perception of your body, - Why I like body neutrality as a starting point, - Ten specific examples of body neutrality, - That’s it’s about reducing the emotional charge of negative
28/03/202318 minutes 47 seconds
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#259: Body Image Series: How to know if you have a healthy body image

Body Image Series: I’m talking about how to know if you have a healthy body image and the number one tool I use with clients to assess this. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/259 In this episode, we talk about: - What it means to have a positive body image, - How self-worth is at the core of body image, - Why it’s important to be able to measure it, - Some of the signs and symptoms I look for in assessing body image, - How it shows up in different areas of our life, - Your free copy of my Body Image Benchmark Quiz, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes: <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/259" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=http://summerinnanen.com/259&sour
21/03/202315 minutes 42 seconds
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#258: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture with Virginia Sole-Smith

I’m joined by Virginia Sole-Smith, Author of Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture. We’re talking about how our culture is fixated on both the health and therefore weight of children, as well as helping them be body positive and how these two conflict. She talks about how fat phobia shows up at the dinner table, the influence of social media on how we feed our kids, the role of fathers, and how to raise kids that fight anti-fat bias and advocate for change. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/258 In this episode, we talk about: - The common refrain Virginia was noticing in conversations with parents and the realization it led to, - That we’re seeing an epidemic of kids not feeling safe in their bodies, - That you can’t talk ab
14/03/202343 minutes 36 seconds
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#257: When You Still Have the Diet Mentality with Gillian McCollum and Tamsin Broster

I’m joined by Tamsin Broster and Gillian McCollum, anti-diet and body image coaches. We’re talking about binge eating and diet mentality and how to overcome it, why traditional “thinking based” strategies to stop a binge aren’t always enough, and why anxiety goes hand-in-hand with food restriction. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/257 In this episode, we talk about: - The difference between binge eating and emotional eating, - That binge eating looks different for everyone, - Why anxiety is your body’s normal reaction to hunger, - That if you’ve been brought up in diet culture, it’s unlikely you’ve ever had body trust, - That our perception of what is enough food is not based on fact, - Why they say intuitive eating i
07/03/202349 minutes
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#256: Identifying, Embracing and Honoring Your Needs with Mara Glatzel

I’m joined by Mara Glatzel, author of Needy and fellow coach. We’re talking about how to get in touch with our needs (and why it’s necessary to have needs), and how to move from a place of self-abandonment to one of self-partnership, radical self-care, and self-advocacy. She talks about the problem with traditional self-care and how you can honour your needs to strengthen your worth. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/256 In this episode, we talk about: -  The moments that led Mara to this work and writing her book, - Where the narrative that it’s dangerous to be needy stems from, - Some of the different needs and how to define what your needs are, - The relationship between wants and needs and how both are important,<
28/02/202343 minutes 58 seconds
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#255: Navigating Body Image When You’re Highly Sensitive with Ivy Felicia

I’m joined by Ivy Felicia, The Body Relationship Coach. We talk about what it’s like to be highly sensitive individuals, how this influences your relationship with your body, and why you might be more sensitive to things like rejection. We also talk about specific tools to use to learn to thrive if you feel like you’re more sensitive. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/255 In this episode, we talk about: -  How Ivy came to the realization that she is a highly sensitive person, - What it means to be a highly sensitive person, - The relationship between being a highly sensitive person and dieting, - How routines and rituals help regulate your nervous system, - What energy management is and how it helps,
14/02/202343 minutes 18 seconds
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#254 Part 2: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.   In this episode, we meet Asya... Asya is a writer, speech therapist and mom to 3 kids. Her biggest frustration with her body was comparing it to others - especially at the gym. She loved the dance classes at her gym, but all she could think about was what was wrong with her body and how it compared to others and what others were thinking of her. She says, “I was so cluttered by thoughts of comparing myself and that’s all I could think about. I couldn’t enjoy the dancing part anymore.” She wanted to be able to enjoy something that she loved so much. After joining You, On Fire, she says, ”The biggest lightbulb moment was realizing that my body and my value are totally separate. I honestly didn’t know this before.” Now, she says, “I have
07/02/202326 minutes 58 seconds
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#254 Part 1: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.   In this episode, we meet Rosie... Rosie talks about how, “as far back as I can remember, I’ve always struggled with my body image. I have really early memories of being ashamed of my body and being uncomfortable in my own skin. I feel like I’ve lived with that my whole life.” She had done a lot of work on herself over the years in therapy and other coaching and she felt like she’d come a long way, but body image was still a struggle and she needed something more specific to help her work on it. Since joining You, On Fire, she’s identified that her issues are not actually about her body, but this is what she latches onto. She’s learned how to be self-compassionate and identify what she really values. She’s also been able to tap into the activism piece of this to
31/01/202329 minutes 48 seconds
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#253: Self-Marriage & Body Image Coaching with Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams

I’m joined by Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and we’re talking about her recent self-marriage and what inspired her to do this. We also talk about our Body Image Coach Certification program, including what inspired us to create this course, what we appreciate about the way it’s structured and how we incorporate body image coaching into our businesses. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/253 In this episode, we talk about: - What inspired Danni to marry herself and what that actually looked like, - Why she would recommend self-marriage to others, - Who the Body Image Coach Certification program is for, - How this course integrates intersectionality and acknowledges the history of whiteness in the coaching industry, <di
17/01/202339 minutes 39 seconds
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#252: How to Make Health Changes When You’ve Had Diet Brain with Esther Tambe

I’m joined by Esther Tambe, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. We are talking about her story of going to a fat camp, myths about diabetes, and how to make health changes that won’t backfire or trigger disordered habits. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/252 In this episode, we talk about: - Esther’s relationship with her body growing up and her childhood experiences with weight loss camp, - That a lot of the diabetes messaging is rooted in shame, - The many things that impact blood sugar, - How she approaches changes based on what you can add, instead of restricting things, - Tips for getting over the mentality of wanting to change everything at once, - Wh
10/01/202332 minutes 53 seconds
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#251: The Dark Side of Wellness Culture with Rina Raphael

I’m joined by Rina Raphael, journalist and author of The Gospel of Wellness - Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care. We are talking about why we are culturally so obsessed with “wellness,” is it even helping us feel better, the deceptive marketing that wellness brands use, and so much more. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/251 In this episode, we talk about: - How negative medical experiences drive women to wellness pursuits, - How wellness advice can often silence women and mask issues, - That influencers do a good job of positioning the pursuit of health as an aspirational lifestyle, - How wealth and “wellness” have become correlated, - Common things to watch-out for in marketing, - Ri
03/01/202341 minutes 40 seconds
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#250: How to talk to your kids about body image with Pam Luk

I’m joined by Pam Luk, the founder of Ember & Ace, an athletic wear brand for plus size kids. She’s talking about what it was like growing up as a fat athlete, the ways that she’s teaching her kids to be body positive, how to teach your kids media literacy, what to do if someone calls your child fat, and how to help your child build resiliency if they are in a larger body. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/250 In this episode, we talk about: - Pam’s relationship with her body growing up, and her relationship with her body now, - How she overcame the fatphobic messages she internalized growing up, - The importance of talking to your kids about what they see in the media and why, - Some tv shows and resources that highl
13/12/202241 minutes 48 seconds
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#249: Free The Jiggle with Jessie Diaz-Herrera @curveswithmoves

I’m joined by Jessie Diaz-Herrera, the body-positive dance instructor otherwise known as Curves with Moves. We are talking about what her experiences were like growing up as a dancer, how she was able to use dance to embrace her body, the “science” behind jiggling our bodies, and her advice to others who struggle with their belly. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/249 In this episode, we talk about: - Jessie’s relationship with her body growing up, - How she found joy in movement again, after the shame and criticism she faced as a teen, - The importance of finding activities that bring you joy and confidence, - Why jiggling your body is an act of resistance, - How jiggling stemmed from a need for connection and movement duri
06/12/202235 minutes 47 seconds
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#248: Worried About Holiday “Overeating” & Weight Gain? (revisited)

I’m revisiting a classic episode where I talk about how to manage holiday “overeating” and concerns about your weight. I give you specific ways to manage “overeating,” guilt around eating certain foods, holiday weight gain, and general feelings of stress. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/248 In this episode, I talk about: - The diet cycle and how mental and physical restriction lead to our concerns about “overeating,” - Why I hate the term “overeating” because it’s the language of diet culture, - How to give yourself FULL permission to eat so that guilt doesn’t get invited to the table, - What to do if you feel you eat without “savouring,” - How to work through stress about holiday weight gain,
29/11/202237 minutes 50 seconds
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#247: How to Respond to Diet and Body Talk (+ scripts) with Amy Green Smith

I’m joined by Amy Green Smith, certified and credentialed life coach and hypnotherapist, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. We are talking all about how to speak up, set boundaries, and deal with diet and body talk from your friends, family, and other people in your life. She’s giving us scripts to use, and how to work through the fight or flight response when someone says something that you don’t know how to respond to. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/247 In this episode, we talk about: - Some overall things to keep in mind when considering setting a boundary or speaking up, - That you will have to rehearse and practice boundary setting, - How just because someone asks you a question, that does not mea
22/11/202239 minutes 12 seconds
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#246 Part 2: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.   In this episode, we meet April... April says she started hating her body when she was 8 years old when traumatizing events led her to have a “punishing relationship with her body.” She had been in therapy for years, but had never addressed her relationship with food and exercise. She was in a “constant battle with her body” and was afraid of what would happen if she stopped her restrictive ways. She felt like her body was wearing out from all the over-exercising she was doing and knew she couldn’t continue. One day, she had a realization when she was talking to a friend and said, “if I just liked myself, all of this could stop.” Since doing YOF, she’s learned to trust herself and her body. She says she’s been “feeling really neutral in her b
08/11/202237 minutes 7 seconds
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#246 Part 1: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.    In this episode, we meet Starlett... After Starlett had her daughter, she gained a lot of weight and was having trouble accepting the changes. It was a new body and she says it felt like, “she was dropped into a foreign country where she didn’t know how to speak the language.”  She says she was constantly told she needed to look a certain way and felt like if she accepted this body, she would be rejected by society and opening herself up to ridicule.  I feel like so many of us can all relate to this.  She asked herself, “do I want to stay on this cycle or do I want a real change?”  Since working together, Starlett came to the realization that she is worthy and valuable just as she is - without any extern
01/11/202230 minutes 59 seconds
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#245: Body Positivity vs Fat Liberation with Ingrid Pipes

I’m joined by Ingrid R. Pipes, National Certified Counselor, who is fat, queer, gender non-conforming, and neuro-divergent. We talk about how being neuro-divergent informed Ingrid’s relationship with her body, the difference between body positivity and fat liberation (and why we need more fat liberation), and why “trauma healing” as a form of weight loss is fake news. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/245 If you leave a review during the month of October 2022, then I’ll send you a free audio and e-book copy of my best-selling book Body Image Remix. Email or DM me telling me that you left a review and I’ll send you the link. In this episode, I talk about: - Ingrid’s relationship with her body growing up, - How being neuro-
25/10/202238 minutes 1 second
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#244: Reclaiming Body Trust with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

I’m joined by Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant, authors of Reclaiming Body Trust and founders of the Center for Body Trust. We talk about how to overcome the challenges around trusting your body and how to navigate body grief that may arise as you step away from dieting. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/244 If you leave a review during the month of October 2022, then I’ll send you a free audio and e-book copy of my best-selling book Body Image Remix. Email or DM me telling me that you left a review and I’ll send you the link. In this episode, I talk about: - The importance of trusting your discernment and how it’s a place of experimentation, - Why people feel like they’re flailing while doing body trust work and thei
11/10/202248 minutes 32 seconds
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#243: Body Image Series: Mirror-Checking & Mirror Avoidance

This is the latest episode in the body image series. I’m talking about overcoming mirror-checking and mirror avoidance. I also talk about why mirror-checking is often a hidden substitute for the scale, whether you should take a break from mirrors, and when it’s appropriate to use mirrors to heal body image. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/243   Thanks to our sponsor Magic Mind. To get 20% off, go to magicmind.co/rules and enter the code RULES20 at checkout. The best part is that they have a money back guarantee. If you get the
04/10/202220 minutes 39 seconds
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#242: Body Image Series: Why you should stop weighing yourself

This is the latest episode in the body image series. I’m talking about why you need to stop weighing yourself or any form of tracking your body size or food/movement. I also talk about five reasons why scales and tracking devices make our body image worse, and why it’s important to ditch them. Thanks to our sponsor Magic Mind. To get 20% off, go to magicmind.co/rules and enter the code RULES20 at checkout. The best part is that they have a money back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s a 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/242 In this episode, I talk about: - What my Instagram audience said about their relationship to scal
27/09/202232 minutes 17 seconds
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#241: Body Image Series: Do you have Superwoman Syndrome?

This is the latest episode in the body image series. I’m taking a deep dive into Superwoman syndrome - if you struggle with trying to do it all and be it all, then you won’t want to miss this. I talk about what it is, 6 ways to identify whether you have it, how this impacts your body image, and 10 ways to break free.   Thanks to our sponsor Magic Mind. To get 20% off, go to magicmind.co/rules and enter the code RULES20 at checkout. The best part is that they have a money back guarantee. If you get the subscription, it’s a 40% off. My 40% off code only lasts 10 days, so hurry up. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/241 In this episode, I talk about: - That attempting to do too
20/09/202232 minutes 11 seconds
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#240: Season 8 begins - personal update + fav episodes

This is the season 8 premiere of Eat the Rules, and I’m talking about how I feel after my hysterectomy and how my recovery from surgery + a social media break reminded me of what it was like when I first quit dieting. I also talk about the challenges of being on social media these days and give you a rundown of my fav episodes of this podcast to go back to listen to. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/240 In this episode, I talk about: - An update of how my hysterectomy for adenomyosis went and what helped me heal, - How you don’t realize how hard something is on your body until it’s gone, - The parallels between my recovery and recovering from dieting, - How incredible it felt to take a social media break and the challenges of bei
13/09/202218 minutes 6 seconds
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#239: Body Image Series: How to Stop Caring What Others Think (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the body image series and talking about how to stop caring so much about what other people think (overcoming fear of judgment). Specifically, why we are so afraid of judgment, what this can teach us about ourselves and 7 ways to work through the fear of what other people are thinking. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/239 In this episode, I talk about: - Why we fear judgment and how this is ingrained in us, - What these fears can teach us about ourselves, - Why understanding the source of our fear of what others think is integral to healing self-worth, - 7 ways to overcome fear of judgment, - Your free worksheet - 5 Ways to Navigate Social Situations When Feeling Self
30/08/202228 minutes 25 seconds
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#238: Body Image Series: How To Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the body image series and talking about how to overcome comparisons. Specifically, why we compare, why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome, and 8 actions to take to help you stop comparing. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/238 In this episode, I talk about: - Why we compare and why it’s not our fault, - The main belief that drives us to compare, - Why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome, - 8 actions to take to stop comparing, - Your free worksheet - 6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes:  <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/238" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl
23/08/202241 minutes 43 seconds
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#237: Body Image Coach Certification program experience with Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams

Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and I are together reflecting on our first time teaching the Body Image Coach Certification program. We share what we enjoyed most about teaching professionals, our favourite aspects of the program, and catch up with some of our students to share their experience. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/237 In this episode, we talk about: - Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams is back and we’re doing a brief recap on what it was like teaching our first cohort of the Body Image Coach Certification program, - What it’s like training professionals now that we’ve completed our first cohort, - What we enjoyed most about the training, - The key components of our program that we feel make a huge difference to a professional’s
09/08/202249 minutes 22 seconds
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#236: Body Image Series: Detaching From The Thin Ideal (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the body image series and talking about breaking the attachment to the thin ideal. Specifically, why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal and how to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the pursuit of thinness. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/236 In this episode, I talk about: - Why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal, - Why no one should feel ashamed for wanting to lose weight, - Why breaking the attachment to the thin ideal is a crucial part of body acceptance work, - How to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal, - The 5 main fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal and diet mentality,
02/08/202235 minutes 13 seconds
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#235: Body Image Series: Believing You Are Good Enough (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the body image series and talking about what gets in the way of believing that we’re good enough, how to build self-worth, and why it’s so damn important towards knowing you’re good enough as you are. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/235 In this episode, I talk about: - What gets in the way of feeling good enough, - How our “shoulds” feed the belief that we’re not good enough, - What is self-worth and why it’s so damn important for you to feel good enough, - The difference between confidence and self-worth, - How perfectionism influences our self-worth, - 8 components to build self-worth,  - Your free worksheet - 10 Powerful Ways To Reinforce That You’re Good Enoug
26/07/202234 minutes 38 seconds
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#234: Body Image Series: Intuitive Eating & Body Image (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the second episode in the body image series and talking about the relationship between our body image and our ability to eat intuitively. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/234 In this episode, I talk about: - Why body dissatisfaction drives the diet mentality, - Why accepting our bodies doesn’t mean giving up, - 5 ways that body image work will facilitate healing your relationship with food, - What it means to “trust yourself” around food and how to overcome that hurdle if you feel like you just can’t, - Your free worksheet - Eat Like A Grown-Ass Adult - 4 prompts to inspire you to live your life without diets, - Plus so much more! Get the shownotes:  <a href="http://summer
12/07/202234 minutes
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#233: Body Image Series: How To Feel Better In Your Body (Revisited)

In this best of episode, I’m revisiting the Body Image Series: How to feel better in your body. I’m talking about the biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body and how to feel better in your body both mentally and physically. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/233 In this episode, I talk about: - The body image series of podcast episodes I’m going to be doing, - Why I intertwine the words self-worth and body image, - The biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body, - The one question to ask yourself when working on feeling better in your body, - 7 ways to feel better in your body mentally, - How to feel better in your body physically, Plus so much more! Get the
05/07/202230 minutes 55 seconds
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#232: Personal Update - Adenomyosis, IUD, Anxiety and more

I’m running solo giving you a bit of a personal update as to what’s been going on in my life over the past few months, including a diagnosis with Adenomyosis and the horrible anxiety I experienced as a result of my IUD. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/232 In this episode, I talk about: - How I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis this year, - The ways that I manage the pain, - Why I got a IUD to help and the side effects I experienced, - How I experienced horrible anxiety as a result of the IUD, - What I’ve done to treat it and heal moving forward, - What to expect from this podcast through the summertime, Plus so much more! Get the shownotes:  <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/232" target="_blank" rel="noopene
28/06/202223 minutes 51 seconds
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#231: Alcohol and Intuitive Eating - How to Approach it

I’m running solo talking about how to navigate alcohol and intuitive eating. I talk about the two differences between alcohol and food when it comes to intuitive eating, how to assess what you want your relationship with alcohol to look like, and what to do if you feel guilty when you drink. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/231 In this episode, I talk about: - A different way to think of what it means to have a drinking problem, - That there is a high correlation between eating disorders and substance abuse, - How alcohol is not the same as food, - Questions to ask yourself to define your relationship with alcohol, - How many of our internal compasses or value systems actually stem from diet culture,
14/06/202223 minutes 49 seconds
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#230: Rant: 5 Reasons “Eat in moderation” is useless advice

I’m running solo ranting about the 5 reasons why eating in moderation is useless advice. I also explore what moderation means, how this phrase is actually just dieting disguised, and questions to ask yourself when you’re about to eat. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/230 In this episode, I talk about: - How this is framed as not a diet, but is actually code for dieting, - That moderation is up for interpretation, but usually lines up to rules and limitations, - How fitness and health professionals use this language to avoid talking about dieting, - That not honouring our needs ignores our satiety, - How anti-fat bias and fatphobia mess up the way we think about food, - How this advice often
31/05/202215 minutes 9 seconds
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#229: Food Freedom Q&A with Marie-Pier Pitre-D’Iorio, RD

I’m joined by Marie-Pier Pitre-D’Iorio, RD, answering lots of your questions on how to find food freedom. You don’t want to miss this one as we talk about why giving yourself permission with food isn’t always enough, how to get past that place where you feel like you’re eating things that don’t make you feel good, how to overcome the diet mentality and scarcity mindset, the importance of satiety, and so much more. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/229 In this episode, we talk about: - Why giving yourself permission to eat all the foods isn’t enough to have a good relationship with food, - The difference between eating without restrictions and actual food freedom, - The importance of curiosity over judgement, - How to
24/05/202251 minutes 30 seconds
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#228: Ending Mealtime Battles with Kids with Emma Wright

I’m joined by Emma Wright talking about how to end the struggles and mealtime battles that happen with kids. She talks about how the pressure to have kids eat and look a certain way sets parents up for feelings of frustration at mealtimes and kids not knowing how to trust their bodies. She also explores how to teach kids body autonomy so they learn to eat intuitively and create an environment where eating feels easier. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/228 In this episode, we talk about: - What changed Emma’s thinking in relation to food and diets, and how this shift opened up space in her mind for other things, - How good intentions are no match for diet culture, - The deep sense of failure that parents internalize and how
17/05/202248 minutes 36 seconds
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#227: Death to Diets - What if you NEED to diet for health/mobility?

We know diets don’t work, but what if you need to lose weight for health/mobility? What about conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea? Vinny Welsby and I talk about that today in our last Death to Diets episode and also share the two reasons why you may choose to go on a diet or intentionally lose weight. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/227 In this episode, we talk about: - Some of the reasons people feel they need to lose weight, - The importance of creating your own personal definition of health, - That we don’t have as much control over our health as diet and wellness culture would like us to believe, - How to look at health in terms of what you can add, instead of what you should tak
03/05/202247 minutes 41 seconds
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#226: Death to Diets - TV shows and movies that messed up our body image

The Biggest Loser, Friends, and Bridget Jones have a LOT to answer to when it comes to body image! In the fifth episode of Death to Diets, Vinny Welsby and I are talking about the tv shows and movies that did a number on our self-esteem. Have things gotten better recently or is it the same old BS, and were there ANY good shows from the ’00s that helped with body image? Show notes: summerinnanen.com/226 In this episode, we talk about: - How representations in pop culture fed into the belief that you have to be thin to be worthy, - That these shows often included other problematic things, including transphobia and racism, - How these shows fed into the idea that fat people need to be saved, - The shows that have had
26/04/202247 minutes 10 seconds
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#225: Death to Diets - Toxic food and food addiction

We are exploring whether food is toxic and challenging the notion of food addiction in this rebroadcast of the Death To Diets mini-series. We also look at the new Jonathan Van Ness show called Getting Curious where they answered the question “Why Do I Love Snacks So Much?” Instead of a delightful foray into the wonderful world of snacks, this episode took a dark turn into debunked science from 1996, fatphobia, and food shaming. Fun! Vinny Welsby and I break down the BS around it and other “toxic” food myths. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/225 In this episode, we talk about: - How food shaming and fatphobia is disguised as health in popular culture, - That chemicals in food does not mean it’s toxic or bad for you, - That sugar
19/04/202246 minutes
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#224: Death to Diets - Are before and after pictures helpful or harmful?

I am back with Vinny with episode 3 of Death to Diets and we are talking about before and after pictures. We talk about what we think about weight loss before and after pictures and our own experiences with them. And what about “body positive” before and afters, showing people who used to be thin and in diet hell and now heavier but at peace, are they good, bad, or something else? Join us for another incredible episode of Death to Diets! Show notes: summerinnanen.com/224 In this episode, we talk about: - Our past experiences and perspectives on before and after pictures and how our thinking has evolved, - That an “after” picture is just a moment in someone’s life, - The shame that comes with not being able to maintain the im
05/04/202244 minutes 45 seconds
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#223: Death to Diets - The Most Ridiculous Diets

I am back with Vinny with episode 2 of Death to Diets and we are talking all about extreme diets. Vinny and I have picked our most "favourite" new diets on the market and we talk about why they are fucked up and won't work and are just ridiculous to the max. One diet even says you MUST read a non-fiction book every day, no other genre...say what?! Join us as we ridicule how anyone can pull something out of their ass and call it a diet. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/223 In this episode, we talk about: - How many diets mimic eating disorders, - That diabetes monitoring tools have been co-opted by diet culture, without evidence that it helps with weight loss, - That there is not a single scientific study that proves dieting wor
29/03/202247 minutes 1 second
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#222: Death to Diets - Boundaries & Diet Talk

We’ve got something a little different for you this week…Death To Diets is a candid, honest chat led by professional body image coach Summer Innanen and world-leading expert on dismantling fatphobia and diet culture, Vinny Welsby. Together, they invite listeners to join them in conversation as they share their topical takes and empowering insights on body image. This week, they're sharing tips on setting boundaries and how to respond to diet talk during the holiday season. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/222 In this episode, we talk about: - An overview of our stance on diets and fatphobia, - That we sometimes have to let go of the idea that we can change people’s minds, - The importance of having empathy for your past sel
22/03/202245 minutes 31 seconds
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#221: Body Image Coach Certification Program with Summer & Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams

I’m joined by Amapoundcake, and we are announcing our Body Image Coach Certification Program. We talk about what body image coaching is, how we help people and practitioners, the issues with the current state of coaching, and what the BICC program entails. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/221 In this episode, we talk about: - Our vision for body image coaching, - Who this certification program is for, - That body image coaching is not therapy, - That this is a cultural issue and it’s not the individual’s fault for having body image issues, - Some of the topics covered in our program, including the history of Fatphobia, bias in coaching, and working with the client’s inner-critic, - How self-care
08/03/202247 minutes
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#219: Diabetes Myths with Glenys Oyston & Rebecca Scritchfield

I’m joined by registered dieticians Glenys Oyston and Rebecca Scritchfield, talking all about diabetes and how to manage everything from pre-diabetes to diabetes from a health at every size perspective. We’re unpacking all the myths about diabetes, whether you need to be concerned if you are genetically predisposed, whether you need to cut carbs, and changes you can make to manage blood sugars without triggering the diet mentality. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/219 In this episode, we talk about: - What inspired them to create the Self Care for Diabetes Program, - That diabetes has an unknown etiology, - Advice for someone whose doctor has recommended weight loss because of a diabetes diagnosis, - How dieting does
22/02/202256 minutes 6 seconds
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#218: What the Research Says About Weight Loss with Alexis Conason

I’m interviewing Alexis Conason, clinical psychologist, eating disorder specialist, and author of The Diet-Free Revolution, unpacking everything that the research says about weight loss. Is it possible to lose weight in the long-term? What do you need to do to achieve that? Plus, how learning to eat more mindfully (in a non-diet way) can help you to become a more intuitive eater. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/218 In this episode, we talk about: - That long term weight loss and maintenance is extremely rare, and the industry knows it, - How researchers have used examples of people with eating disorders as lessons for weight loss, - That in the rare instances when people sustain weight loss long term, it’s often not in a healthy way,
15/02/202247 minutes 32 seconds
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#217: How Diets Work (…and Don’t)

I’m revisiting a classic episode which is an epic guide to how diets work and fail us, what dieting does to our body, how to recognize the diet mentality and heal from it, and so much more. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/217 In this episode, we talk about: - What the diet cycle looks like and why it leads to binging, emotional eating, and "cheating," - How it contributes to worsening self-worth and body image, - The side effects and negative ramifications of dieting, - Myths about health and weight, - How to end the restrict-binge cycle, - The most important pieces of the puzzle that need to be addressed when learning to eat normally, Plus so much more! Get the shownotes:  <a h
08/02/202254 minutes 17 seconds
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#216: Body Image Series: Will accepting my body make me unhealthy?

Body Image Series: I’m responding to the question “Will accepting my body make me unhealthy?” I also explore how our culture has made us believe that being thinner is the only way to be healthy, and why health is multi-faceted. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/216 In this episode, I talk about: - How we’ve lost touch of what is good for us in the pursuit of weight loss by blending weight and health together, - How the anti-diet message often gets interpreted as being anti-health, when it’s about finding what’s best for your body and doing things from a place of self-care, - Why this message actually makes us more stressed and results in a poorer body image, - What the research says about body image and health,</d
25/01/202226 minutes 37 seconds
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#215: Body Image Series: 5 Things That Hold Us Back From Having Confidence

Body Image Series: I’m talking all about confidence - what it is, how to get it and 5 tips to help you gain more confidence. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/215 In this episode, we talk about: - What it does and doesn’t mean to be confident, - The relationship between body image, confidence, and compassion, - That compassion is the engine that fuels our confidence, - What it takes to gain more confidence, - 5 things that get in the way of us being confident and what to do differently, - How experiencing failure and rejection builds confidence, Plus so much more! Get the shownotes:  <a href="http://summerinnanen.com/215" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://w
18/01/202224 minutes 31 seconds
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#214: Body Image Series: All about Body Neutrality

Body Image Series: I’m talking all about body neutrality - what it is and isn’t, what it looks like in real life, the stages people go through to get there, and the key elements to getting body neutral. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/214 In this episode, we talk about: - How I like to reframe body neutrality as a way to get more joy out of life, - How it allows you to make decisions based on what’s best for you, instead of the best way to lose weight, - That everyone’s journey is different and that we have to meet ourselves where we’re at, - That the core of this work is knowing who you are and your value outside of how you look, - The importance of challenging the beliefs you have and developing beliefs
11/01/202222 minutes 6 seconds
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#213: Body Image Series: Rant on “love your body” & “body positivity” messaging

Body Image Series: I’m going on a bit of a rant about the mainstream messages about “love your body” and “body positivity,” and then I take a deep dive into what we might really want and mean when we talk about loving our body. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/213 In this episode, we talk about: - How my clients often react negatively to this language and why the pressure for body positivity can result in doubling down on shame, - What I found when looking up these phrases' hashtags, how they’ve been co-opted, and some of the better hashtags to follow that haven’t been co-opted in the same way, - Why we need more representation without explanation or justification, - How body neutrality takes the focus away from the
04/01/202224 minutes 2 seconds
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#212 Part 2: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire… These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life. Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: <a href= "http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist" target="_blank" rel= "noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist&sourc
28/12/202149 minutes 20 seconds
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#212 Part 1: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire… These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life. Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: <a href= "http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist" target="_blank" rel= "noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist&sourc
21/12/202148 minutes 52 seconds
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#211: Movement Series: Body Positive Strength Training with Jenna Jozefowski

Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m with Jenna Jozefowski, certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor, as well as yoga teacher, dance teacher, and semi-retired professional dancer. We talk about how to approach body positive strength training, why not all movement needs to be joyful, how to know what fitness advice is meant for you, and other red flags to look for when seeking out fitness support. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/211 In this episode, we talk about: - How Jenna helps people strength train without a side of diet-culture, - How fitness and movement should enhance your life, not take it over, - Why many people feel like they’re doing joyful movement wrong and how i
14/12/202143 minutes 31 seconds
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#210: Movement Series: Body Positive Yoga with BK Yoga

Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Alicia Ferguson and Paris Alexandra of BK Yoga Club, the first Black women owned body positive yoga studio in the US. We’re talking about how yoga helped them cultivate a better relationship with their bodies, how it can be used to practice compassion and acceptance, why they saw a need for a body positive yoga studio, and how they are doing things differently. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/210 In this episode, we talk about: - Their relationships to their bodies growing up and how it led to the work they do now, - Their work towards creating inclusivity in the wellness industry and centering Black and brown women, - How they remove the in
07/12/202140 minutes 55 seconds
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#209: Movement Series: Intuitive Movement with Michelle Vina-Baltsas

Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Michelle Vina-Baltsas, professionally trained coach and certified intuitive eating counselor. We’re talking about intuitive movement – what it is, how to overcome exercise resistance, the importance of movement as we age, and how to get started with intuitive movement in mid-life. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/209 In this episode, we talk about: - The evolution of Michelle’s relationship with movement, - Exercise resistance – what it is and how it manifests, - How to work through the grief of your body changing as you age, - How everything we do is some type of movement and it all makes a difference, - The magical que
30/11/202145 minutes 32 seconds
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#208: Movement Series: Getting Away From All or Nothing Thinking with Jenna Doak

Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Jenna Doak, co-owner and head trainer at Body Positive Fitness. We’re talking about why she started Body Positive Fitness, her journey away from toxic fitness culture, and how to get over all or nothing thinking to help you have a better relationship to movement. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/208 In this episode, we talk about: -  The challenge of getting out of the normalized toxic behaviours while still working in the fitness industry, - The joy of training and moving without an end goal of losing a certain amount of weight, - How she removes shame from her practice, - That there are so many ways to move your body, it doesn’t
23/11/202141 minutes 9 seconds
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#207: Movement Series: Movement as an Outlet with Steph Dykstra

Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Steph Dykstra ­– creative director and martial arts coach at Iron Lion Training. She is talking about her relationship with her body through various sports, including boxing and powerlifting, how movement can be an outlet for emotions, and how her facility leads with inclusivity. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/207 In this episode, I talk about: - How Steph’s journey helped her see what sort of space she ultimately wanted to create, - The continued pressure she felt to be smaller in the fitness world and the consistent work involved to have a healthy mindset when competing, - Advice for people who are working to change their relationship to
16/11/202153 minutes 22 seconds
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#206: Movement Series: 8 Ways to Heal Your Relationship to Exercise

Movement Series: This is another segment in the movement series, a series of episodes to help you change your relationship to movement. In this episode I’m giving you 8 steps to take to heal your relationship with movement. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/206 In this episode, I talk about: - How movement is not an obligation and there’s no morality associated with it, - A question to ask yourself to stop letting your weight dictate your movement choices, - The importance of listening to what your body needs and not the “shoulds,” - How to define what you really want out of movement, - How acceptance is not about letting yourself go or giving up, - The impact of your environment on healing your
09/11/202125 minutes 52 seconds
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#205: Movement Series: How I healed my relationship to movement

Movement Series: I’m kicking off the movement series, talking about my history with exercise, when you might need to take time off, why we need to move away from black and white thinking, and how I navigate my relationship with movement now. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/205 In this episode, I talk about: - Why I distinguish between exercise and movement, - How you can end up taking any kind of movement too far, - That not all bodies are predisposed to look a certain way and no amount of exercise can change that, - How it’s totally normal to want to lose weight in our society, what we don’t want is for that desire to be dictating our decisions and actions, - Some warning signs for when you might need to
02/11/202133 minutes 19 seconds
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#204: Body Image Series: Why neglecting our needs makes body shame worse

Body Image Series: I’m talking about why our culture has normalized putting our needs last, why this increases body shame, what gets in the way of us putting our needs first, and how to change to build self-worth. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/204 In this episode, I talk about: - How not putting ourselves first reinforces that we’re not good enough, - The hustle of trying to achieve the “female ideal,” - How the “shoulds” that live in the back of our minds stop us from putting ourselves first, - Four reasons we tolerate putting ourselves last, - That we can still support the people in our lives, while also putting our needs first, - Four reframes and two questions to ask yourself to hel
19/10/202132 minutes 8 seconds
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#203: Season 7 Premiere - Are MLMs like diet culture + What to expect this season

This is the season 7 premiere of the podcast. I’m giving you a personal update on these past couple months off, what to expect from this season, some highlights from past seasons to check out if you’re newer to this show, and talking about how MLM’s are like diet culture. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/203 In this episode, I talk about: -   How incredible it felt to take a social media break and how it helped my creativity, -   How we don’t talk enough about the challenges of being a person living with a uterus, -   The parallels between MLM’s and diet culture, including the false sense of feminism and belonging, and the small numbers of success, -   What Noom is, and how it’s just a diet and sets people up to fail in the
12/10/202124 minutes 17 seconds
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#202: Sexuality, Pleasure and Body Image - with Megan Stubbs

I’m interviewing Dr. Megan Stubbs, EdD, a sexologist, relationships expert, body image specialist, and author of Playing Without a Partner. We’re talking about why you are powerful on your own, how to enjoy being single, how we learned about relationships and sexuality wrongly through our culture, why virginity is a social construct, how to connect with your body’s needs and desires, and why vulva diversity is real. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/202 In this episode, we chat about: - How body image plays a huge role in how you live your day to day life, - How media makes us feel like we’re not complete without a partner, - Some of the things Megan loves about being single, - Why virginity is a social construct and how it’
27/07/202136 minutes 45 seconds
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#201: Body Image, Race & Gender - with Savala Nolan

I’m interviewing Savala Nolan, author of Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body. We’re talking about Savala’s story of growing up Black, Mexican, and white, and thin and fat, how she navigated these intersections, and always feeling like she was “in-between.” We also talk about how our culture glorifies violence against women, how she’s trying to teach her daughter about race and gender, and what it was like to discover her lineage and ties to chattel slavery. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/201 In this episode, we chat about: - What inspired Savala to write her book: Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body, - How dieting can be passed down through generations, - How letti
13/07/202150 minutes 38 seconds
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#200: 10 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Coach & Podcaster

This is episode 200 and I’m sharing 10 lessons I’ve learned over the past 7 years of being a podcaster and coach. I talk about how I’m really sensitive, what I truly value, how motherhood has opened me up, and stories from the podcast. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/200 In this episode, I talk about: - Where the idea for Eat the Rules came from and how it started, - How I learned to tend to the part of me that feels the need to be liked and validated, - The importance of unhooking from praise and criticism, - How my values give me a roadmap on how I want to live my life, - The importance of learning to feel things deeply, - How much my community (including you!) means to me, Plus so much more! Get
06/07/202136 minutes 1 second
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#199 Part 2: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire… These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life. Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: <a href= "http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitli
29/06/202143 minutes 3 seconds
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#199 Part 1: Clients Share Their Journeys (You, On Fire Spotlight Series)

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire… These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life. Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: <a href= "http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener" data-saferedirecturl= "https://www.google.com/url?q=http://summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitl
22/06/202148 minutes 31 seconds
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#198: Unapologetic Eating - with Alissa Rumsey

I’m interviewing Alissa Rumsey, registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life. We’re talking about the importance of raising awareness around the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are behind how we interact with food, why that’s different from mindful eating, and what to do if you overthink food choices. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/198 In this episode, we chat about: - How Alissa got into this work and how she transitioned from a weight loss focused practice to a weight neutral one, - Why mindfulness is not the same as mindful eating, - What Alissa means by the “grey area” when it comes to food an
15/06/202143 minutes 38 seconds
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#197: Redefining Health and Unpacking Healthism - with Rachel Molenda

I’m interviewing Rachel Molenda, Intuitive Eating & Body Image Coach and Host of the Fill Your Cup Podcast. We’re talking about the influence of healthism on our relationship with food, how to tell if your health choices are disordered, and when is it the right time to focus on health. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/197 In this episode, we chat about: - How we’ve made health part of our status and identity, which encourages people to keep turning to diet culture, - Tips for trying to undo beliefs inherited from diet culture, - Why health shouldn’t be a hobby, - What a healthy relationship with food looks like, - Rachel’s advice to someone having trouble getting past the diet culture way of looking
08/06/202137 minutes 53 seconds
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#196: Introversion, Burnout and Boundary Setting - with Sarah Salmon

I’m interviewing Sarah Salmon, TEDx speaker and Coach, who specializes in helping overwhelmed introverts get their energy back. We’re talking about what it REALLY means to be an introvert, why the world was built for extroverts, how to know if you’re burned out, and how to set boundaries so you can recharge and focus on doing what you want. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/196 In this episode, we chat about: - How Sarah got into this work and how she helps people, - Some of the myths around being an introvert, - How the world is built in preference for extroverts, which makes introverts feel like there’s something wrong with them, - How freeing it can be to settle into who you really are and not who you’re expe
25/05/202139 minutes 37 seconds
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#195: Medical Fatphobia & Racism - with Danni Adams

I’m interviewing Danni Adams, body image coach, activist, and writer, about how fatphobia impacts Black communities, the adultification of Black girls, and medical fatphobia and its impact on our well-being. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/195 In this episode, we chat about: - How Dani got into fat activism and body image coaching, - The perception of fat Black women and how that stigma influences how they are treated, - How medical fatphobia is especially violent to Black people, - How this pandemic has exposed weight discrimination, - How fatphobia stems from racism and is directly linked to anti-Blackness, - Advice if you or your child are experiencing medical fatphobia, Plus
04/05/202144 minutes 29 seconds
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#194: Body Image Series: Why It’s So Hard to Stop Dieting

Body Image Series: I’m talking about why it’s so hard to stop dieting, the addictive nature of diets, why this makes it so hard to break free, and what life is like without it. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/194 In this episode, I chat about: - How dieting is like a drug in our culture, - That there’s an anticipation of this perfect life and perfect body on the radar that keeps us hooked to dieting with a false sense of fulfilment, - That the fear of the unknown is at the root of why it’s so hard to let go of dieting, - How this is an opportunity to find new coping mechanisms that will actually help you process your feelings and feel better about yourself, regardless of your size, - What life is li
20/04/202130 minutes
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#193: Body Image Series: Dieting & Body Shame As Coping Mechanisms

Body Image Series: I’m talking about why dieting and body shame are often coping mechanisms, why that can make accepting your body so hard, and how they distract us from getting at the real issue and keep us turning to diets for an answer. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/193 In this episode, I chat about: - The concept of “emotional dieting” and “emotional weight fixation,” - How emotional dieting distracts us from getting at the real issue and keeps us turning to diets for an answer, - That we’ve been conditioned to think that our bodies are a problem, so it’s no surprise when that becomes our way of thinking about ourselves or processing emotions, - Why this makes accepting your body so hard, - Wh
13/04/202125 minutes 33 seconds
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#192: The Culture of Impossible Parenting - with Olivia Scobie

I’m interviewing Olivia Scobie, social worker and author of Impossible Parenting, about the culture of impossible parenting, its impact on our mental health, and how we need a shift from self-care to self-parenting. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/192 In this episode, we chat about: - How Olivia’s own experiences led her to work in perinatal mental health, - What the culture of impossible parenting is and that it’s very outwardly oriented, - How diet culture has permeated into the culture of impossible parenting, - That it’s normal to have contradictory feelings, because it’s not possible to fully escape impossible parenting or diet culture, so you need to be gentle with yourself, - How parenting in
06/04/202150 minutes 40 seconds
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#191: Body Image Series: Weight Set Point Theory & Your Relationship to it

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about the weight set point theory - what it is, how dieting impacts it, and why using it as a goal weight can be problematic to healing your relationship to food and your body. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/191 In this episode, we chat about: - What the weight set point theory is, - How we don’t have as much control over our weight as we’ve been led to believe, - How dieting impacts our set point, - Why the idea of a set point can trigger the diet mentality, - What to focus on instead of getting to your set point, - Why our happiness and acceptance can’t be conditional on achieving a certain body size, Plus so much more! Get the
23/03/202126 minutes 22 seconds
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#190: Body Image Ideals + Inside the Obesity Collective - with Louise Adams

I’m interviewing Louise Adams, clinical psychologist and founder of UNTRAPPED, about the hazardous influence of body image ideals in society and on social media. We also talk about the dangerous agenda behind the Obesity Collective, its worldwide reach, and what we can do to fight this agenda. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/190 In this episode, we chat about: - Louise’s history with dieting and what brought her to this work, - Her reaction to fitness influencers on Instagram and the dangers of thin people co-opting body positivity, - The expense associated with trying to attain the “ideal body,” - What the Obesity Collective is and the dangerous agenda behind it, - Why the shift from the “war on ob
16/03/202146 minutes 39 seconds
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#189: Recovering from an Eating Disorder in a Fat Body - with Nic McDermid

I’m interviewing Nic McDermid, fat activist and intersectional feminist, about how fatphobia is rampant in the eating disorder recovery world and the harm that this does, what they can do better, the importance of reclaiming the word fat, and how to navigate acceptance and recovery with chronic pain. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/189 In this episode, we chat about: - Nic’s experience recovering from an eating disorder and seeking treatment in a fat body, - Ways that microaggressions and fatphobia show up in the eating disorder landscape, - That reclaiming the word fat is a continuous process and how curating her social media feeds helped, - How making people uncomfortable can be a positive thing and why Nic
09/03/202140 minutes 47 seconds
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#188: Body Image Series: When you “intellectually get it” but still feel bad in your body

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about when you “intellectually get it” but still feel bad in your body, what this process can look like, and what you can do to move forward and feel better in your body. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/188 In this episode, I chat about: - A useful analogy between becoming a parent and starting on the path to a positive body image, - TWO things we can do to feel better in our bodies and why one of them is WAY more powerful than the other,  - Where “intellectually getting it” sits within the 4 stages of acceptance and how to bust past that barrier, - Why you have to be intentional about challenging your negative thoughts, - That it’s normal to still h
25/02/202125 minutes 5 seconds
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#187: Body Image Series: Does Body Acceptance Mean You'll Let Yourself Go?

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about what body acceptance really means, why it can feel counterintuitive to the way we’ve been conditioned to think, and game-changing reframes to help make it feel more intuitive. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/187 In this episode, I chat about: - Why we believe body acceptance feels like letting ourselves go, - That diet-culture wants you to believe you’re a failure and you’re giving up if you opt-out, - The difference between healthy and unhealthy self-care and why acceptance supports the former, - The three main fears to challenge and call-out in order to move to a place where acceptance feels doable, - How when we hinge our self-worth on the e
23/02/202131 minutes 1 second
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#186: Body Image Series: How NOT to respond to negative thoughts about your body…

I’m continuing the body image series, talking all about negative body thoughts, exploring how NOT to respond to them and how to begin the work of changing them. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/186 In this episode, I chat about: - Potential sources of negative body thoughts and how they’re exacerbated during the pandemic, - The THREE things we’re typically told to do to change our thoughts and why you should avoid them, - A way to visualize how your brain evolves to think about self-doubt and self-compassion, - How our negative thoughts tend to stick more than the positive ones, - The TWO things that need to happen in order for our thoughts to change, - The ONE question to ask yourself
19/02/202122 minutes 6 seconds
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#185: Body Image Series: What to do if you still want to lose weight (the answer might surprise you).

I’m continuing the body image series, talking all about what to do if you still want to lose weight, and how the answer might surprise you. I also explore the things that cause us to feel bad about our bodies and how to reject them, and the game-changing REFRAME that will help you get a lot closer to body neutrality. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/185 In this episode, I chat about: - What it means if you still want to lose weight, - How this work is more than just embracing your “flaws,” it’s about cultivating a sense of worthiness outside of your appearance, - Three things that cause us to feel bad about our bodies and why rejecting these is so important, - The game-changing REFRAME that will help you ge
17/02/202125 minutes 17 seconds
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#184: The Influence of Diet Culture in Black Communities and Church - with Joy Cox, PhD

I’m interviewing Joy Cox, PhD, researcher and author of Fat Girls in Black Bodies, about her path to body liberation and how she practices acceptance, how diet culture showed up in her community, church, and in the Black community at large, and how to deal with a lack of support from your family/community. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/184 In this episode, we chat about: - The importance of writing her book about a topic that is often left out of the fat acceptance conversation, - The impacts of Adultification on Black children, - The idealistic standards of women’s bodies in diet culture and how it’s different in the Black community, but just as unrealistic, - The intersection of religion and fatphobia, and
19/01/202154 minutes 51 seconds
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#183: How to Trust Yourself Around Food - with Caitlin Ball

I’m interviewing Caitlin Ball, Health & Lifestyle Coach, about misconceptions around eating what you want, how to trust yourself around food, letting go of guilt, and how to survive the messy middle part of learning to be an intuitive eater. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/183 In this episode, we chat about: - How moving abroad shifted Caitlin’s relationship with diet culture, - How intuitive eating was a life-changing discovery for her, - That once previously restricted foods are allowed all the time, you begin to crave more variety in what you eat, - The benefit of trying to learn from the times you don’t feel good after eating, instead of feeling guilty about it, - That there is so much more
12/01/202144 minutes 43 seconds
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#182: How to Overcome People Pleasing - with Victoria Albina

I’m interviewing Victoria Albina, Certified Life Coach and Breathwork Meditation Guide, about tuning into your inner child to heal, how to overcome people pleasing, tending to the stress response cycle to release feelings, and more. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/182 In this episode, we chat about: - What the stress response cycle is and tips on how to complete it, - Why it’s important to take a look at our unintentional thinking, - What happens when the body holds onto tensions that are not completed, - Tips for re-parenting your inner child, - How your inner child is working to keep you safe and that needs to be celebrated, - How to interrupt the guilt cycle. Plus, so much more!<
05/01/202140 minutes 45 seconds
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#181: How to Navigate Holiday Eating & Diet Talk - with Shana Spence

I’m interviewing Shana Spence, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, about how to navigate diet culture over the holidays, including what to do about food guilt, urges to diet, and dealing with diet talk from family/friends. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/181 In this episode, we chat about: - Shana’s work as an “Eat Anything Dietician” and what that means, - How fear about indulging too much stems from restriction, - The importance of giving yourself permission to eat the fun foods, - How the trauma of this year has been hard on our bodies and dieting only increases that, - What we can learn from celebrity interviews on how to deal with diet-talk, - Why comfort food and emotional eatin
15/12/202046 minutes 48 seconds
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#180: Body Image Series: Where Our Body Image Comes From

This is another episode in the body image series and I’m unpacking where our body image comes from and how to unpack your own body image origins. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/180 In this episode, we chat about: - How systems of oppression impact body image and how we’re treated in our society, - The importance of knowing that your self-worth isn’t dictated by your appearance or how other people feel about you, - How our culture has taught us that only certain bodies are worthy, - Beauty as social currency, - How the desire to fit beauty standards is hardcoded in our DNA, - How external systems of oppression create internalized oppressions, - Questions you can use to examine
08/12/202030 minutes 41 seconds
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#179: Why Diet Culture & the BMI are Racist - with Natasha Ngindi

I’m interviewing Natasha Ngindi - non-diet nutritionist, body image activist, Zumba instructor, and entrepreneur - about the BMI and diet-culture’s roots in anti-Blackness, and how to show compassion to yourself when it comes to food. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/179 In this episode, we chat about: - How Natasha’s body image shifted after moving to Canada from South Africa, - How she discovered Intuitive Eating and found freedom with food and her body, - The creation of the BMI and why it is a racially biased metric, - The history of body image and its roots in anti-Blackness, - Her work as a non-diet nutritionist and what that means, - Detaching the desire for weight loss from joyful
01/12/202040 minutes 15 seconds
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#178: Being Authentically You - with Victoria Welsby

I’m interviewing Victoria Welsby – author, speaker, and body confidence expert - about reclaiming the word Fat, and how being your authentic self and doing what brings you joy can have a bigger purpose. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/178 In this episode, we chat about: - Victoria’s lightbulb moment of realizing it’s okay to be fat and how that influenced her path as a coach and activist, - Reclaiming the word Fat and owning it with confidence, - How much your environment can influence your beliefs, - The importance of having other fat positive people in your life, including your social media feed, - Embracing the idea of being authentically you, even if it offends people, - How Victoria manage
24/11/202047 minutes 51 seconds
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#177: Season 6 Premiere: Where to start and what to do if you're on video calls all day

This is the season premiere of season 6 of the podcast. I’m talking about why I changed the name, what you can expect from this season of the show, where to start if you’re new around here and what to do if you stare at yourself all day on video calls.Show notes: summerinnanen.com/177 In this episode, I'm talking about:  - Why this work needs to be political, - Why I changed the name, - What to expect from this season, - Where to start if you’re new around here, - What to do if you spend a lot of time on video calls, Plus, so much more! Get the s
17/11/202028 minutes 7 seconds
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#176 Part 2: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because in this 2 part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You, On Fire
08/09/202048 minutes 58 seconds
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#176 Part 1: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because in this 2 part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this
01/09/20201 hour 14 minutes 30 seconds
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#175: Body Image Series: 4 Misconceptions About Accepting Your Body

This is another episode in the body image series and i’m unpacking 4 misconceptions about body acceptance that will help you shift your perspective and make accepting your body easier.Show notes: summerinnanen.com/175 We discuss: - 4 things I wish I'd known about accepting your body - Why it's not about "liking the way you look," - What it really means and feels like to accept your body, - Why believing we need t
18/08/202039 minutes 49 seconds
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#174 Part 2: My Story & Lessons Learned From Recovering From Chronic Dieting/Body Hate

In Part 2 of this episode, for the first time I'm sharing my story about my history with dieting and body hate and the lessons I learned along the way. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/174 I talk about: - What drove me to study nutrition and what I learned through that experience, - The breaking point when I realized I had a problem and that it wasn't going to be resolved by the food on my plate, - Why we have to stop participating in diet culture in order to heal, - My "anti-diet" awakening and why this process took a long time, - The biggest
11/08/202035 minutes 43 seconds
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#174 Part 1: My Story & Lessons Learned From Recovering From Chronic Dieting/Body Hate

In Part 1 of this episode, for the first time I'm sharing my story about my history with dieting and body hate and the lessons I learned along the way. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/174 I talk about: - How I developed the restrict-binge-cycle from the messages I was learning at home, - When and why I began thinking my body was a problem, - How parents can do better to ensure their kids don't developed disordered behaviours with food, - The assignment at school that was the catalyst to starting diets, - How my dieting progressed into disorder
04/08/202046 minutes 11 seconds
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#173 - Finding Your Purpose Outside of Dieting and Appearance - with Shirin Eskandani

I’m interviewing Shirin Eskandani - life coach, public speaker and writer – about how to find your purpose beyond dieting and appearance and how to overcome the fears that get in the way of pursuing more purpose and joy in your life.Show notes: summerinnanen.com/173 We discuss: - Shirin’s relationship with her body growing up and how she was able to accept her body through weight gain and reframe it as something positive, - The impact of being a first generation immigrant and how that shaped Shirin’s body image and self-acceptance, - How to find your purpose and that it’s not something that comes from outside of ourselves, <
21/07/202050 minutes 14 seconds
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#172 - Aging, Agism and Body Image - with Michelle Vina-Baltsas

I’m interviewing Michelle Vina-Baltsas about agism, how to manage body changes as you age, the increased expectations put on women as they age and how to handle the struggles that pop up around mid-life. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/172 We discuss: - Michelle’s history with dieting, how she left diet culture and how that inspired her to help other mid-life women to do the same, - Michelle’s mixed-race identity and how that influenced the way she felt about herself growing up and how she’s owning it today,  - The influence of aging/agism,  - The unique struggles that pop up
14/07/202053 minutes 7 seconds
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#171 - Using Stories To Heal Trauma & Change Our Culture - with Michelle Auerbach

I’m interviewing Michelle Auerbach - Author of Resilience: The Life-Changing Skill of Story - we talk about how you can use stories to heal trauma, help others, become more resilient and change our culture.  Show notes: summerinnanen.com/171 We discuss: - What inspired Michelle to write Resilience: The Life-Changing Skill of Story, - What a story is and why it doesn’t need to be profound to heal or make an impact, - The 3 ingredients of a story that we can use to heal and help connect with others, - How stories can be used to heal trauma and how they have a physiological impact on our body, - How both listening to stories and telling our story are
30/06/202047 minutes 49 seconds
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#170 - Anti-Diet & Intuitive Eating 101 - with Christy Harrison

I’m interviewing Christy Harrison - anti-diet registered dietitian and author of Anti-Diet - about the history of diet culture and beauty standards, the truth about long-term weight loss, how to get started with Intuitive Eating and more.  Show notes: summerinnanen.com/170 We discuss: - The history of diet culture and how fat phobia preceded the health arguments that fuel diet culture today, - The evolution of beauty standards and how they were correlated to political shifts happening in women’s liberation, - Why conversations on diet culture must be political and why divorcing diet culture is a political act, - Why Christy refers to diet culture as The Life Thief,
23/06/202055 minutes 40 seconds
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#169: Fitness, Racism and Body Image - with Chrissy King

I’m interviewing Chrissy King - writer, speaker, strength coach - about the intersection of racism and fitness culture, the importance of anti-racism work, how to heal your relationship with your fitness and more.  Show notes: summerinnanen.com/169 We discuss: - How Chrissy got into powerlifting and the impact this had on her relationship with her body, - How Chrissy took dieting and fitness to the extreme and later recovered to come to a place of acceptance and peace with her body, - The influence of racism on body image, - The intersection of fitness culture and racism and how so much of fitness culture is still so white-washed, - How white coaches, trainers and
09/06/202046 minutes 4 seconds
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#168: Healing Body Image With Photos - with Lindley Ashline

I’m interviewing Lindley Ashline, Photographer and creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Box about how images and photos can be a powerful tool for healing body image. We also discuss thin privilege and more.  Show notes: summerinnanen.com/168 We discuss: - How Lindley got into photography and came up with the ideal to create Body Liberation Stock, - Why there is a need for fat photographers and people who understand how to work with fat bodies, - Why growing up without television and pop culture made it easier for Lindley to accept her body, - How fatphobia is the background noise in our culture, - How photos can be a helpful tool in the healing proce
26/05/202052 minutes 55 seconds
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#167: Mental Health Self-Care - with Jennifer Hollinshead

I’m interviewing Jennifer Hollinshead, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Founder of Peak Resilience. We talk about how to navigate feelings of uncertainty, how you can learn to surrender control and how to take care of your mental health via self-care, especially during these unprecedented times.  Show notes: summerinnanen.com/167 We discuss:  - What inspired Jennifer to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor and open Peak Resilience,
 - Why it is imperative to take a social-justice informed stance in counselling/therapy, - The challenges she faced starting her own business and the adversity she overcame as a female entrepreneur,
 - How our patriarchal, capitalist and
19/05/202042 minutes 41 seconds
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#166: Using Spirituality To Heal Your Relationship With Food & Your Body - with Elizabeth Hall

I’m interviewing Elizabeth Hall, Certified Life Coach and Intuitive Eating Counsellor about what it means to have a spiritual practice (even if you don’t identify as spiritual) and how we can use spirituality to heal our relationship with food and our bodies. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/166 We discuss: - How she discovered Intuitive Eating after 30 years as a chronic dieter and the fears that held her back from truly embracing it, - What she wishes she had known and worked on while she was healing her relationship with food, - Why in hindsight she was doing Intuitive Eating wrong, - What it means to be spiritual and why it’s not about being religious, - How spirituali
12/05/202043 minutes 16 seconds
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#165: Feeding Kids Intuitively - interview with Virginia Sole-Smith

I’m interviewing Virginia Sole-Smith, author of The Eating Instinct about how food should be safe and comforting first and foremost, plus we chat about how to feed kids intuitively. We chat about: - How Virginia’s first daughter suffered from a heart defect, which resulted in her not being able to eat “normally” for the first two years of her life, - What this taught Virginia about eating and our relationships with food, - What inspired her to write The Eating Instinct and what she learned from it, - How so many of us don’t feel safe or trust ourselves around food or get pleasure from it, - How feeding kids has become so complicated and how diet culture influences the way we feed our kids, - The Division of Responsibility approach from Ellen Sattyr for teaching kids to be intuitive eaters and separating diet culture from nutrition, - How the pressure on moms intersects with diet culture,<br
28/04/202050 minutes 54 seconds
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#164 Part 2: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the c
07/04/20201 hour 3 minutes 39 seconds
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#164 Part 1: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the c
31/03/202054 minutes 49 seconds
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#163 Body Image Series: How to Stop Caring About What Others Think

It’s the sixth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about how to stop caring so much about what others think, what we can learn from fear of judgment and 7 ways to overcome it. Grab your free bonus worksheet - "5 Ways to Navigate Social Situations When Feeling Self-Conscious" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/163 Specifically, we cover: - Why we fear judgment and how this is ingrained in us, - What these fears can teach us about ourselves, - Why understanding the source of our fear of what others are thinking is integral to healing self-worth, - 7 ways to overcome fear of judgment, Plus, so much more!  Get your free worksheet - "5 Ways to Navigat
17/03/202033 minutes 17 seconds
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#162: Body Image Series: Overcoming Comparisons

It’s the fifth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about why we compare, why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome and 8 actions to take to help you stop comparing. Grab your free worksheet - "6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/162 Specifically, we cover: - Why we compare and why it’s not our fault, - The main belief that drives us to compare, - Why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome, - 8 actions to take to stop comparisons, Plus, so much more!  Get your free worksheet - "6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare" in the show notes at <a href= "http://summerinnanen.com/16
03/03/202041 minutes 31 seconds
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#161: Body Image Series: Detaching From Thin Ideal

It’s the it’s the fourth episode in the body image series and I’m talking about breaking the attachment to the thin ideal. Specifically, why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal and how to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the pursuit of thinness. Grab your free worksheet - "Goodbye Diet Culture - 5 prompts to help you break up with diet culture for good" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/161 Specifically, we cover: - Why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal,
 - Why no one should feel ashamed for wanting to lose weight,
 - Why breaking the attachment to the thin ideal is a crucial part of body acceptance work,
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25/02/202035 minutes 6 seconds
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#160: Body Image Series: Believing You Are Good Enough (Self-Worth)

It’s the third episode in the body image series and I’m talking about what gets in the way of believing that we’re good enough, how to build self-worth and why it’s so damn important towards knowing you’re good enough as you are. Grab your free worksheet - "10 Powerful Ways To Reinforce That You’re Good Enough" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/160 Specifically, we cover: - What gets in the way of feeling good enough,
 - How our “shoulds” feed the belief that we’re not good enough,
 - What is self-worth and why it’s so damn important for you to feel good enough,
 - The difference between confidence and self-worth,
 - How perfectionism influences our self-worth,
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11/02/202033 minutes 52 seconds
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#159: Body Image Series: Intuitive Eating & Body Image

It’s the second episode in the body image series and I’m talking about the relationship between body image and intuitive eating. Grab your free worksheet - "Eat Like A Grown-Ass Adult - 4 prompts to inspire you to live your life without diets" in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/159 Specifically, we cover: - Why body dissatisfaction drives the diet mentality,
 - Why accepting our bodies doesn’t mean giving up,
  - 5 ways that body image work will facilitate healing your relationship with food,
 - What it means to “trust yourself” around food and how to overcome that hurdle if you feel like you just can’t
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04/02/202031 minutes 36 seconds
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#158: Body Image Series: How To Feel Better In Your Body

It’s the first episode in the body image series and I’m talking about how to feel better in your body. Grab your free worksheet with 5 actions to immediately feel better in your body in the show notes at summerinnanen.com/158 Specifically, we cover: - The body image series of podcast episodes I’m going to be doing, - Why I intertwine the words self-worth and body image, - The biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body, - The one question to ask yourself when working on feeling better in your body, - 7 ways to feel better in your body mentally, - How to feel better in your body physically, Get your free worksheet with 5 actions to immedia
28/01/202032 minutes 25 seconds
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#157: Alcohol Culture & Quitting Like A Woman - interview with Holly Whitaker

I’m interviewing Holly Whitaker author of Quit Like A Woman and founder and CEO of sobriety school Tempest, about how alcohol culture strips us of our power, the patriarchal nature of AA and her approach to becoming a non-drinker geared towards women and other marginalized groups. We chat about: -Holly’s personal story of her battle with alcohol and how that inspired her to write the book Quit Like A Woman and start the sobriety school Tempest, - How alcohol culture is embedded into female culture and the various ways this shows up in our everyday life, - Why alcohol is the new tobacco and the stats around how it is harming individuals and specifically women at an increasing rate, - How alcohol brands have co-opted feminist ideals to increase profits, - How to know if you need help with drinking, - The question we need to ask instead of “am I an alcoholic,” - Why Holly feels we need to stop using the words alcoholi
14/01/202048 minutes 23 seconds
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#156: How Diet Culture Impacts Wellness - interview with Steph Gaudreau

I’m interviewing Steph Gaudreau, NTP, and author of The Core 4 about how diet culture impacts wellness, why Steph shifted her message to Intuitive Eating and how she experienced burnout as an entrepreneur. We chat about: - Steph’s story with how she got into health and fitness and how that evolved and adapted when she discovered Intuitive Eating, - How Steph treated paleo like a diet when she first adopted that way of eating, - How diet culture touches the wellness world and how “it became increasingly obvious that people were more confused about food than ever,” - How she started to learn more about social justice, health at every size and eating disorder recovery and how this influenced her decision to become a Certified Eating Disorder Counsellor, - Why we’re socialized to think that weight is our problem and how so many people don’t know how to think beyond that, - The impact on her audience when she moved away from
17/12/201946 minutes 51 seconds
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#155: Holiday “Overeating” & Weight Gain

I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday “overeating” and weight gain. We also talk about how to overcome guilt around eating and how to deal with general holiday stress. In this episode, we chat about: - The diet cycle and how mental and physical restriction lead to our concerns about “overeating,” - Why I hate the term “overeating” because it’s the language of diet culture, - How to enjoy eating without the guilt and specific things you can do to help you eat more normally, - What to do if you feel you eat without “savouring,” - How to work through stress about holiday weight gain, - How to handle feelings of holiday stress and feeling overwhelmed with social events, 
 - What to do if you’re worried about photos, Plus so much more!
03/12/201936 minutes 11 seconds
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#154: How To Handle Holiday Diet/Body Talk

I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday diet or body talk. We also talk about how to make boundary setting easier and how to be more resilient to diet culture. In this episode, we chat about: - Why boundaries are necessary towards supporting your mental health and self-worth, - 3 ways to deal with unsolicited comments about your food and or body or kid’s food and body, - A script you can use to request that people don’t comment on your food or your body in advance, - 5 ways to deal with food and body talk from friends/family, - Simple replies that you can use if someone makes a comment about their latest diet, - 4 ways to make boundary setting easier, 
 - How to create an emotional support kit to make you more resilient to diet culture, Plus so much more!
26/11/201935 minutes 16 seconds
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#153 – Body Acceptance & Fat Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon

I’m interviewing Nicola Salmon, fat-positive and feminist fertility coach and author of Fat Positive Fertility. We talk about how to accept your body, improve your health and fertility without focusing on size and advocating for yourself with health professionals. We chat about: - Nicole’s story with fertility and how she learned to accept her body, - Advice on how to cultivate body acceptance, - How to change your beliefs about what it means to be fat, - What the evidence says about weight and fertility, - What to do if you’ve been told you must lose weight to get pregnant or resolve a health condition, - The fat positive framework Nicola recommends using to focus on fertility and health without it being about weight, - How to deal with unwanted advice and comments about your body/health - How to advocate for yourself at the doctor Plus, so much more! 
19/11/201938 minutes 58 seconds
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#152: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 5 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 5 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program over the past 2-3 years and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the cu
04/11/20191 hour 11 minutes 21 seconds
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#151: How Patriarchy & Capitalism Shape Self-Worth - interview with Graeme Seabrook

I’m with Graeme Seabrook, certified life coach and founder of The Mom Center talking about how capitalism and the patriarchy shape the way we view motherhood, how this impacts our self-worth and how to start advocating for your wants. We discuss: - The personal story that inspired Graeme to become a coach for moms, - How capitalism and patriarchy is in EVERYTHING and particularly how it shapes motherhood, - How we are gendering our kids from birth and the implications this has on how we show up as parents, - What “the motherload” is and the burden it puts in our well-being, - How to identify the mental, emotional, physical and financial labor you put into your partnership and how to start to shift it, - The importance of making your “motherload” visible in order to shift the balance, - H
29/10/201953 minutes 21 seconds
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#150: Let That Stuff Go - interview with Nina Purewal

I’m interviewing Nina Purewal, co-author of the bestselling book Let That Shhhh Go. We talk about how to work through negative thoughts, cultivating forgiveness in the worst of situations and how to find more peace and happiness in the present moment. We discuss: - How some of the tragic events in Nina’s life inspired her to study mindfulness and write the book Let That Shhhh Go, - Some of the best ways to manage negative thoughts, - Why negative thoughts are addictive and so hard to break, - A helpful analogy to understand why it can take so long to change negative thoughts, - How to stop worrying about the future and fixating on the past in order to stay more present, - How to get away from thinking that happiness only exists in the future, - The importance of forgiveness and how Nina was able to forgive people in her life involved in tragedy, - Why you need to let that shhhh out before you can let that shh
15/10/201945 minutes 23 seconds
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#149: Your Body Your Brand - interview with Kaila Tova

Kaila Tova, creator of the Your Body, Your Brand podcast is on the show talking about why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches, how our current workforce takes away agency and why feminism is broken. We discuss: - Why Kaila decided to create the Your Body, Your Brand podcast and the questions she was hoping to answer, - How marketing is manipulative, - What Kaila’s experience was like in the health coaching world, - Why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches, - Why Kaila states that “women’s bodies are their brands,” 
 - What happens when women try to monetize their bodies, - MLMs and why women feel the need to go into this kind of business, - The biggest problem with corporate working environments and why they strip us of our agency, - Why feminism is broken and whether or not there are any solutions for true empowerment, <div class="gmail_def
01/10/201941 minutes 59 seconds
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#148: Season 5 Premier - On Motherhood

It’s the Season 5 Premier of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I’m answering your questions about motherhood and talking about what I’m looking forward to about returning. Specifically: - My experience with motherhood thus far, - Mourning the parts of my pre-parent life, - The way having a baby changes your marriage and identity, - Maintaining body trust while having breastfeeding issues, - Letting go of the need to be “the perfect mom”, 
 - Real talk on pelvic floor health (a.k.a how is my vag?), - How to prepare for postpartum body changes and/or body image issues, 
 - What I’m looking forward to this year and what you can expect from this season. Plus, so much more! 
17/09/201951 minutes 19 seconds
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#147: Playing Big Revisited – Interview With Tara Mohr

I’m revisiting my interview with Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being. We chat about how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. Plus, I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk.  In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk, - How Tara’s work influenced my life and how I wo
26/03/201957 minutes 19 seconds
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#146: Navigating Body Image With Chronic Illness Revisited– With Ivy Felicia

I’m revisiting my interview with with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert. W e chat about how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. Plus, I’m answering a listener question on how to balance eating for athletic performance with body acceptance.  In this episode, we chat about: <div class="gmail_defaul
12/03/201957 minutes 14 seconds
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#145: Fattitude Revisited – Interview With Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman

I’m revisiting my interview  with the creators of Fattitude - Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman. We chat about fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice.  And I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty.  In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty, <div class="gmai
26/02/20191 hour 13 minutes 37 seconds
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#144: The F-It Diet Revisited – Interview With Caroline Dooner

I’m revisiting my interview with  Caroline Dooner – Creator of The F-It Diet. We chat about Caroline’s approach to making eating easy and more. And I’ll be answering a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food.  In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food, - Why nourishment is the foundation of The F-It Diet, - How your fear of weight gain can get in the way
12/02/20191 hour 6 minutes 3 seconds
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#143: Reclaiming Fat Revisited – Interview With Chrystal Bougon

I’m revisiting my interview with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist. We chat about feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care, plus I answer a listener question on fat oppression and eating disorder recovery. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question fat oppression and eating disorder recovery, - What loving your body means to Chrystal,  - The spark that fired her up to start Curvy Girl Lingerie, - Why she identifies as a fat woman and the importance of reclaiming that word, - The imp
22/01/201954 minutes 33 seconds
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#142: Making Friends With Photos Revisited – Interview With Vivienne McMaster

I’m revisiting my interview with my friend and colleague, Vivienne McMaster - creator of Be Your Own Beloved. We chat about how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos and I’ll be answering a listener question on body acceptance and aging. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question navigating body acceptance and aging, - How Vivienne used photography to heal her body image and change her negative stories, - How long it took Vivienne to start to see her body in a loving way through photography, - What it really feels like to “love your body” and why there isn’t a “self-love” party at the end
08/01/20191 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds
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#141: Giving Up Dieting Revisited – Interview With Kelsey Miller

I’m revisiting my interview with Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl. We chat about her journey out of disordered eating, what she learned about herself from giving up dieting and how she moved from the role of sidekick to leading lady in her life and I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if you’re afraid of people judging your weight gain. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question what to do if you’re afraid of people judging your weight gain, - How Kelsey’s first extreme diet at the age of 11 planted the seed and kept her hooked on “the manic power of skinny” for years, - How the pattern of being in the “zone” of a new diet followed by periods of crushing shame kept her trapped in the dieti
11/12/201859 minutes 48 seconds
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#140: The Fallacies Of Weight Control Revisited – Interview With Chris Sandel

I’m revisiting my interview with Nutritionist Chris Sandel.  We chat about on the physiology of the restrict-binge cycle, the fallacy of weight control and dieting, how to learn to trust your body again and I’ll be answering a listener question on how to find balance between eating what you want and health.  In this episode, we chat about: -  I answer a listener question how to find balance between eating what you want and healt
27/11/20181 hour 45 seconds
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#139: Fighting Size Stigma Revisited – interview with Ragen Chastain

I’m revisiting my interview with fat activist Ragen Chastain. We chat about size stigma, HAES, why every body deserves respect, her experiences training for an Ironman and I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if you feel like you cannot trust your body. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question about what to do if you feel like you can’t trust your body, - How Ragen went from having an eating disorder to becoming a fat activist, - The research on dieting and weight loss and why health habits are the best way to get a healthy body, - The experience that made her to realize the oppression against fat people and how this was the catalyst for her activism, <div class="gmail_default"
13/11/20181 hour 12 minutes 9 seconds
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#138: Health & Weight Revisited – interview with Glenys Oyston

I’m revisiting my interview with awesome anti-diet Dietician Glenys Oyston. She blows up the BS on health and weight and talks about how you can focus on health without being restrictive, plus answer a listener question on whether there is a “there” as an intuitive eater. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question about whether there is a set of “criteria” to being an intuitive eater, - How Glenys overcame her battle with restrictive eating and discovered Health At Every Size, - Why dieting is so seductive and hard to let go of, - How to overcome the ramifications of dieting – a.k.a. “Diet PTSD,” - Why looking at health through the lens of weight is B.S., - How t
23/10/20181 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
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#137: Radical Acceptance Revisited – interview with Keri-Anne Livingstone

I’m revisiting my interview with one of my fav coaches Keri-Anne Livingstone on radical acceptance and how to become the truest version of yourself and I’ll be answering a listener question on how to feel feelings. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question about how to feel “negative” feelings, - How Keri-Anne went through big life challenges to find joy, - Why surrendering to our struggles can help us find gifts, - What it means to Dare To Suck and how this intention can help you unlock your greatest potential, - How to implement ‘Daring To Suck’ in your life to be fearless, - How a simple mindset shift of ‘detaching yourself from the outcome’ can help you overcome self-doubt, <div
09/10/20181 hour 13 minutes 20 seconds
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#136: Stop Fighting Food Revisited – interview with Isabel Foxen Duke

I’m revisiting my interview with Isabel Foxen Duke from 2014 all about how to stop fighting food. This was truly revolutionary then! Plus, I’ll be answering a listener question on overcoming fear of weight gain. In this episode, we chat about: - I answer a listener question about what to do if you’ve accepted where your body is at, but you are scared of gaining weight, - Isabel tells her story of being a chronic dieter and finally realizing she had to let go of all judgments to heal her relationship with food, - Why judgment about a right or wrong way to eat leaves you doomed for failure, - Why when our motivation is driven by our desire to lose weight, things gets very complicated, - Thin privilege: what is it and how it holds up the body acceptance movement, <di
18/09/20181 hour 21 minutes 19 seconds
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#135: Season 4 Finale - Maternity Leave Starts Now

It’s the Season 4 Finale of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I’m talking about what you can expect while I’m gone, what I’m looking forward to/terrified of and how you can work with me. Specifically: - Fearless Rebelle Radio hit 1 Million downloads – thank you!!!!!! - What’s happening with the podcast while I’m gone,  - Why I’m really excited about re-releasing old episodes,  - What maternity leave is going to be like for me, - How I’m feeling going into maternity leave,  - Various ways you can get support while I’m gone,  - I’m going to miss you!!! Plus, so much more! 
28/08/201819 minutes 11 seconds
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#134: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You,
21/08/20181 hour 21 minutes 23 seconds
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#133: Body Liberation – interview with Jes Baker

Jes Baker, author of Landwhale and Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is on the show talking about the difference between body love and body liberation, doing things she never thought she could, the struggle with finding a good relationship with food and more. In this episode, we chat about: - Jes tells her story of how she found fat acceptance and how this changed her life, - What she wants people to get out of Landwhale and why it was such a hard book to write,  - Why “bopo light” is necessary and a needed stepping stone, - The struggle she had in healing her relationship with food and what is working for her right now, - Why understanding things logically is different than implementing it into your life, <d
14/08/201848 minutes 34 seconds
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#132: Diet Culture’s Impact on Women - interview with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar, author of You Have The Right To Remain Fat is on the show talking about why diet culture is so toxic to our self-worth, the influence of sexism on our desire to diet and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: - Virgie’s new book, You Have The Right To Remain Fat – why she wrote it and what’s she’s hoping people get out of it, - How Virgie felt the magic of her body as a child before she was introduced to fatphobia and how that magic feels today,  - The importance of understanding what internalized inferiority is, how this is upheld by diet culture and how you can unpack that for yourself, - Why “dieting is a survival technique” and obligation in our culture,  - The role of sexism in diet culture and why it’s a means of controlling women’s lives,  <div class="gmail_defaul
07/08/201849 minutes 18 seconds
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#131: Moving Past “The Rebellious Streak” - interview with Carmen Cool

Carmen Cool, Psychotherapist is on the show talking about how to move past the “rebellious streak” that happens when we stop dieting, how to care for ourselves during political turmoil and more. In this episode, we chat about: - How Carmen overcame an eating disorder and found health at every size and fat acceptance, - The importance of weaving fat politics into her work with clients,  - The practices that Carmen uses to help others unpack internalized fatphobia and weight stigma, - How to manage/process feelings that come up with recent political events,  - The importance of self-care and how to manage that when you feel guilty for taking a pause from everything happening in the world,  - How tapping into our “rebellious side” during healing can lead to freedom, b
31/07/201844 minutes 34 seconds
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#130: Pregnant and Postpartum Bodies – Rachel Cole & Summer Innanen

Rachel Cole shares the mic with me as we share our experiences with pregnancy, about our fears about the postpartum period, weight stigma, body image and more. We chat about: - Our experiences with pregnancy thus far – the impact it’s had on our physical, spiritual and emotional well-being and whether it was what we expected, - The amount of self-care that we’ve had to allocate to managing the emotional and physical changes of pregnancy,  - The cultural pressure and beauty standards are put on pregnant people, - Weight stigma and the impact it has on pregnant people, - How pregnancy has impacted the relationship we have with our bod
17/07/20181 hour 3 minutes 31 seconds
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#129: How To Change Beliefs - interview with Kristina Bruce

Kristina Bruce, Certified Integrative Life Coach is on the show talking about how our thoughts are not the truth, tools you can use to change your beliefs about food and your body and more. We chat about: - Kristina shares her story of being obsessed with “wellness” to be thin and how she found the anti-diet way and health at every size, - How Byron Katie’s “The Work” helped her to find out her truth and stop relying on external messages,  - The basics of “The Work” and the various questions you can ask yourself to dig into your beliefs, - Why our stressful thoughts are not the truth,  - How to dig deeper into beliefs in order to shift them or see them another
10/07/201852 minutes 19 seconds
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#128: Social Justice & Body Positivity - interview with Gloria Lucas

Gloria Lucas, body-positive activist and founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride is on the show talking about the impact of historical trauma on the mental health of BIPOC, why diet culture is colonial mentality and more. We chat about: - Gloria shares her story of recovering from an eating disorder and why this prompted her to start Nalgona Positivity Pride, - How her experience recovering from an eating disorder brought to light how ED recovery leaves out and is inaccessible to marginalized groups,  - What historical trauma is and how it impacts the experiences and recovery for marginalized folx, - Why “diet culture is colonial mentality” and how “you are what you eat” is colonial mentality,  <div class="gmail_defau
03/07/201843 minutes 10 seconds
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#127: The Problems With Body Positivity - interview with Sassy Latte

I’m interviewing Sassy Latte, Body and Sex positive Feminist, about how the concept of “self-love” leaves out marginalized individuals, issues within body positivity and more. We chat about: -How @sassy_latte came to be and thoughts on first discovering body positivity, -How fusing the political with personal has been imperative to healing body dissatisfaction for Sassy,  -The intersection of race and body image,  -Why “self-love” neglects the trauma/experiences of marginalized bodies and how we can do better to make it more inclusive,  -The problems with the body positivity movement and how it can discredit marginalized bodies, -Is allyship even possible as a thin and/or white pers
19/06/201846 minutes 47 seconds
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#126: Gender Dysphoria & Body Image - interview with Isaiah Bartlett

I’m interviewing  Isaiah Bartlett, queer trans radical therapist, about his struggles with body image and an eating disorder, the intersection between gender dysphoria and body image, and advice on healing for queer and trans folx. We chat about: - Isaiah shares his story of coming out as trans and how gender dysphoria impacted his body image, - Isaiah’s recovery from an eating disorder and exercise addiction and what he continues to struggle with,  - The intersection of gender dysphoria, body image and eating disorders,  - Why the prevalence of eating disorders in trans individuals is likely much higher than 4 times,  - The problems with eating disorder recovery and how it’s not inclusive to trans folx, <div
12/06/201848 minutes 30 seconds
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#125: Ask Me Anything

I’m answering your questions on the relationship between weight gain and emotions, whether you need to eat intuitively to feel better in your body and what to do if you feel like you’re “not doing this right.” I talk about: - My thoughts on whether weight loss can happen through healing trauma, - The problems with the “weight gain is the result of emotions trapped in the body” narrative,  - The importance of looking at whether or not something promotes a fatphobic narrative,  - What it means to have a positive body image and why eating without rules supports this,  - The importance of getting rid of conditions and tracking tools that we use to measure our worth,  <div class="gmail_
05/06/201825 minutes 39 seconds
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#124: How to Set Boundaries & Exist in Diet Culture

I’m running solo and talking about how to set boundaries with people who talk about dieting. Plus, how to successfully exist in diet culture.. I talk about: - How to decide what boundaries to set, - Why having boundaries is an essential part of bolstering your self-worth,  - The two types of boundaries you can set,  - How to set a boundary with family/friends who talk about dieting,  - A script of what to say when you’re setting the boundary,  - What to do if setting boundaries feels scary and hard, - How to respond to triggering situations where your body image has been shaken or you feel tempted to diet, - Specific
29/05/201829 minutes 43 seconds
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#123: Wellness & Fitness Culture - interview with Dr. Colleen Reichmann

I’m interviewing Dr. Colleen Reichmann, about the problems with wellness and fitness culture, how they hurt our mental health and how to heal an obsessive relationship with these things. We chat about: - How Colleen healed her eating disorder and went on to become a clinical psychologist who specializes in this field, - How she found health at every size and fat acceptance and incorporates this into her practice,  - The problems with wellness culture and why it is diet culture in disguise,  - Why we are so obsessed with wellness as a culture,  - Why our body and willpower is not the problem when it comes to having “control with food,”  - Why we both think the keto diet is the worst, <div class="gmail_def
16/05/201849 minutes 23 seconds
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#122: Binge Eating Disorder, Male Body Image, Kids & Positive Body Image - interview with Aaron Flores

I’m interviewing Aaron Flores, about healing body image from a male perspective, how to teach kids to have a positive body image and taking a health at every size approach to healing binge eating disorder. We chat about: - How Aaron’s path to intuitive eating and health at every size started by helping clients with weight loss and realizing the damage it was doing, - Aaron’s struggles with body image and the steps he took to heal,  - The importance of focusing on respecting your body instead of “loving” your body,  - Different ways to teach kids how to have a positive body image,  - How Aaron responded when his son came to him and was upset because someone had called him fat,  - What characterizes binge eating
08/05/201845 minutes 51 seconds
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#121: Pre & Post-Natal Body Image - interview with Carla Korn

I’m interviewing Carla Korn, about pre and post-natal body image, the relationship between negative body image and post-partum depression and navigating self-care as a parent. We chat about: - Carla’s story of navigating pregnancy as a recovered person and why she is so passionate about the work she does today, - We unpack the pressure to only gain a certain amount of weight while pregnant and its impact on body image,  - How to navigate body image struggles while pregnant,  - Why we often feel like we’ve lost a piece of our identity post-partum and how to reclaim that sense of self,  - Carla’s answer to the “getting your body back” BS,  - The relationship between post-partum depression, negative body image and perfectionism, <div
01/05/201842 minutes 3 seconds
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#120: Hunger, Fullness and Healing the Diet Mentality

I’m running solo and talking to you about hunger, fullness, satiety and things you need to know to heal from the diet mentality. We chat about: - The number 1 rule I teach clients: eat like a grown-up adult, - The signs of hunger that we don’t often acknowledge and why we need to pay attention to them, - Signs that you might not be eating enough, - The reason you feel “out of control” around food, - 10 habits or patterns of thinking that get in the way of honoring hunger,  - Why you don’t need to rate your hunger to decide whether you want to eat,  - A helpful reframe to shift your relationship with food,  - Why eating behaviors are really innocent, - Advice on how to
24/04/201827 minutes 20 seconds
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#119: HAES, Life Outside Dieting, Self-Compassion - interview with Ashlee Bennett

I’m chatting with Ashlee Bennett, The Body Image Therapist. We talk about why “obesity” is not the result of personal responsibility, navigating life outside dieting and the importance of self-compassion in healing. In this episode, we chat about: - How Ashlee found fat acceptance and health at every size and the impact this had on her life, - Why “the assumption that obesity result from personal responsibility” is not supported by data,  - How to overcome feelings of failure when it comes to weight,  - Why it can be really terrifying to navigate life outside of dieting,  - The void that we feel once we are not dieting - “liminal space,” - The importance of self-compassion in healing, <div class="gmail_d
17/04/201842 minutes 23 seconds
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#118 - Body Image, Abuse, Empowerment - with Erin Brown

I’m interviewing Erin Brown, author, speaker, slam poet and activist. We talk about the relationship between sexual abuse and body image, female leadership and empowerment and how to teach kids about oppression. In this episode, we chat about: - What inspired Erin to write the book Sovereign – which explores the story from abuse and internalized misogyny to fully expressed autonomy and leadership, - How women are conditioned to be “pretty, ashamed, quiet and of service,” - How Erin’s sexual abuse impacted her relationship with her body,  - How she was able to start to feel safe in her body again and her advice to others who have experienced sexual abuse,  - The role that self-defence played in her healing, - The gaps in the current landscape of female leadership,</
10/04/201848 minutes 54 seconds
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#117: Desirability, Orgasms and Body Politics - interview with Melissa A. Fabello

I’m interviewing Melissa A. Fabello, feminist writer and speaker. We talk about desirability politics, how our conditioned beliefs shape our sexual experiences, orgasms and a primer on feminism. In this episode, we chat about: - How Melissa got into body politics and how this gave her a framework for understanding the world, - Why understanding body image through the feminist lens can be a catalyst to healing, - What desirability politics are and why they are important,  - The influence that societal standards have on who we are attracted to,  - What to do if your partner is not on board with body positivity, - The role of body image on sexual satisfaction, - The different kind
03/04/201848 minutes 39 seconds
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#116: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You,
27/03/20181 hour 43 minutes 58 seconds
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#115: Body Positivity & Chronic Conditions - with Imogen Fox

I’m interviewing Imogen Fox, the person behind @the_feeding_of_the_fox. We talk about what it was like to recover from an eating disorder and navigating body acceptance as a Disabled Person with chronic conditions. In this episode, we chat about: - Imogen’s relationship with her body as a queer Disabled Person and how this evolved over time, - Why she didn’t think she was on a diet when she really was, - What was so hard about recovering from an eating disorder and what those first few months of navigating intuitive eating were like,  - Imogen discusses the differences of what it was like to live as a person with thin privilege and as someone in a fat body,  - Why she rejects the idea of
27/02/201847 minutes 25 seconds
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#114: The Worthiness Wound with Thais Sky

I am interviewing Thais Sky, speaker, author and women’s leadership coach. We chat about worthiness, how to heal our “worthiness wound,” the problem with mantras and positive thinking, the importance of feeling feelings to heal and more. In this episode, we chat about: - Thais’ story of recovering from binge eating and using food to numb emotions, - What the “worthiness wound” is and why it’s not our fault that we have this,  - How the “worthiness wound” is formed and what we’re really craving when we desire a sense of worth,  - The difference between self-love and self-worth, - How we’re not taught how to deal with our emotions and why this creates internal stress and a desire for coping mechanisms,  <div cl
20/02/201851 minutes 51 seconds
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#113: Health Without The Scale - with DeAun Nelson and Sarah Thompson

I’m chatting with DeAun Nelson and Sarah Thompson, HAES Practitioners. We talk about what factors influence our health, how to stop blaming yourself for not being able to lose weight and how to advocate for your health at the doctor. In this episode, we chat about: - Sarah and DeAun’s very different paths to finding health at every size and what inspired them to start the Do No Harm podcast,  - How to understand and believe the truth about weight and health,  - Their advice to people who hold resentment or blame themselves for not being able to lose weight,  - How to find your own definition of health and why focusing on “healing over health” might be a more useful and compassionate strategy, - What to do at the doctor to communicate your nee
13/02/201851 minutes 57 seconds
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#112: Compassion, Acceptance, Activism – interview with Tiana Dobson

I’m chatting with Tiana Dobson, a fat certified holistic health coach, about the role activism played in her journey, why body acceptance will always be an uphill battle and the importance of language and self-compassion in healing. In this episode, we chat about: - How Tiana was a chronic dieter who eventually found fat acceptance and health at every size,  - Her experience becoming a health coach and the transformation that happened for her during this time,  - Why she needed permission to be happy and fat before she could accept it herself,  - Why health is so much more than our bloodwork, - Her explanation as to why “if you don’t like yourself fat, you won’t like yourself thin,” - Why accepting your body will always be an uphill batt
06/02/201847 minutes 10 seconds
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#111: Change Your Relationship To Movement – interview with Louise Green

I’m chatting with Louise Green, author of Big Fit Girl. We chat about what is so problematic about the fitness industry and how you can change your relationship to fitness and movement so that it becomes something positive in your life. In this episode, we chat about: - How Louise went from chronic dieter to athlete who embraces her size and is out to show the world that all bodies can realize athletic potential, - How to change your relationship to fitness and movement so that it’s no longer about the weight,  - Her advice to someone who wants to start moving their body, but doesn’t enjoy anything,  - Do you need to make fitness goals? Why some people can benefit from them, while others cannot, - What to do if you don’t achieve your goals or you feel defeated, - H
30/01/201844 minutes 36 seconds
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#110: Nutritionism & Disordered Eating with Dr. Jillian Murphy

I’m chatting with Dr. Jillian Murphy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine about Nutritionism and how our current understanding of health actually gets in the way of being healthy. In this episode, we chat about: - What Nutritionism is and how it disrupts people’s relationship to health and their body, - How we can be more critical with the messages we receive about health,  - The real causes of binging,  - How to undo the beliefs you’ve learned about health and nutrition that are disrupting your relationship with food,  - The importance of using pleasure to guide decisions for your health, - What it means to cultivate “Authentic Health” and how to do that, - How to teach your kids to be intuitive eaters and protect them from weight stig
23/01/201849 minutes 22 seconds
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#109: Blowing Up 3 Body Positivity Myths - Sarah Vance & I

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Sarah Vance, my co-host for The Reclaim Retreat, and I share the mic. We blow up the 3 most common body positivity myths that need to die and tell you everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat. In this episode, we chat about: - Everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat: who it’s for, what you’ll learn, why it’s the best thing ever! - The 3 biggest body positive myths that need to die,  - What it really means to “love your body” and the different facets of self-love,  - Why you don’t need to “like the way you look” to cultivate a sense of self-worth, - The importance of acceptance and welcoming in all of the different parts of ourselves (including the parts we do not like),  - Why we both love using
16/01/20181 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
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#108: Sex, Desirability & Body Image – interview with Dawn Serra

I’m chatting with Dawn Serra, sex educator, speaker and writer. We chat all about sex, desirability and pleasure, including the influence of diet culture on our sexual empowerment, the myths of desirability and how to connect with pleasure. We chat about: - The most harmful narrative we learn about pleasure that influences our relationship with sex (and all things pleasure-based), - The influence of diet culture on sexual empowerment and pleasure,  - The myths of desirability and how they shape our relationship with sex and pleasure,  - How to improve your intimacy with a partner or future partner when you feel insecure in your body, - What to do if you don’t feel “attractive,” - Specific steps to take to discover what gives you pleasure, desire and arousal and why
09/01/201851 minutes 7 seconds
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#107: Body Positive Power - interview with Megan Jayne Crabbe

I am interviewing Megan Jayne Crabbe, otherwise known as @bodyposipanda and author of Body Positive Power. We chat about:  - Megan’s recovery from an eating disorder and diet culture and why her “goal weight” never made her happy, - How social media was a catalyst to her recovery and what it was like to go from being an observer to an inspiration,  - The things that helped Megan the most in her recovery,  - The most important thing she took away from all the research she did on beauty standards and the evolution of the ideal body, - How anger can be a useful emotion to aid in recovery from dieting,  - Can dieting be body positive? - How she discovered her identity outside of her body and obsession with weight loss, <div class=
02/01/201848 minutes 52 seconds
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#106: 50+ Reasons to Divorce Diet Culture

I give you 50+ reasons to divorce diet culture.This time of year can be the most tempting time of year to diet. We’re bombarded with ads for weight loss, calls to join nutrition challenges and all that “new year, new you” BS. I know how hard it is to straddle a desire for body acceptance and a desire to weigh less. I know how easy it is to be tempted to dip your toe back into dieting (and yes, programs being sold to you as “lifestyle” changes are still diets), so I wanted to give you 50 reasons to pull your toe out of the diet culture swamp, leap to the other side and commit to accepting your body and breaking free of the diet culture cage.  I also talk about why diet culture is a Soul Sucker and what to expect from Season 4. 
01/01/201826 minutes
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#105: Dealing With Fatphobia – With Cynara Geissler

In the season finale of FRR, I’m chatting with Cynara Geissler, writer, editor, book publicist and badass fat acceptance advocate.  We chat about fat acceptance and how to deal with everyday fatphobia and existing in diet culture. Including: - How Cynara discovered fat acceptance and how it changed her life,  - The best strategy that helped her to embrace her body and realize you could live without dieting,  - The importance of reclaiming the word fat,  - How to exist in a world that is preoccupied with dieting and smaller bodies when you’re no longer participating, - Comebacks for dealing with everyday fatphobic remarks and conversation, - Cynara’s Toddler-Grandma style, Plus, so much more! 
17/10/20171 hour 4 minutes 23 seconds
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#104: Overcoming Health Obsession – With Dr. Steve Prentice

I’m chatting with Dr. Steve Prentice, author of Wrecked. We talk about why we are so obsessed with health as a culture, how our culture’s obsession with health is making us unhealthy and what you can do about it. In this episode, we chat about: - How Steve’s “weight loss story” led him to understand how our “healthy” behaviours are actually hurting our health,  - Why our culture is so obsessed with “clean eating” and “optimizing health,” - How dieting/”health” impacts the stress hormones in our body and the negative implications associated with it,  - Why health has gone from something that helps us to fulfill our purpose to something that is our purpose, - Why it’s so hard to let go of intentional weight loss and the belief that maybe if you just try again it will work, <div class="gmail_de
26/09/201759 minutes 49 seconds
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#103: What My Clients Are Saying (You, On Fire Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 5 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 5 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire (formerly RYB) program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To
12/09/20172 hours 3 minutes 28 seconds
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#102: Reclaiming Your Power & Individuality – With Zakiya Gayle

I am interviewing Zakiya Gayle, who helps bring women’s inner fire back to life, about how we’ve been conditioned to manipulate ourselves in way that caters to the male gaze and how to break free of that to honor our individuality and what she calls your "dragon fire." Specifically: - Why the way we feel about ourselves is malleable and how we have the power to change it to embody self-love,  - How we’re trained to see beauty and femininity through the male gaze and how this detaches us from our individuality,  - How the pitch of our voice can be used to re-shape our inner dialogue and narrative, - How to change the negative feedback loop of self-doubt to channel your inner fire,  - What you can do to become more embodied with your inner power, <div class="gmail_d
29/08/201753 minutes 46 seconds
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#101: Self-Compassion – With Dr. Kristin Neff

I’m chatting with Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion. We talk about what it means to give ourselves compassion, how to differentiate between self-compassion and self-indulgence and tactics you can use in moments of need. Specifically: - What it means to be compassionate towards ourselves and the three steps to implement compassionate self-talk,  - Why it’s so much easier to offer other people compassion than ourselves and how to change that,  - How to honor and give space to negative feelings in order to cultivate more peace of mind,  - The relationship between self-care and self-compassion and what to do if you feel guilty taking time for yourself, - How to differentiate between self-indulgence and self-compassion, - Tools you can use in the moment, espec
22/08/201741 minutes 1 second
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#100: The Top Body Positive/Anti-Diet Lessons

To celebrate the 100th episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I’ve crowd-sourced your best lessons on fat acceptance, body positivity, life without dieting, health at every size, self-worth and more. The idea to crowd-source lessons from you came from Ellen Orr, who helps to manage my Facebook community and I ran with it because I think we are eachother’s greatest teachers and you have been some of my best teachers. The work we’re doing here is radical and not exactly mainstream, so the best way for us to learn and grow is to share what we know with eachother. I’m always so blown away by the brilliant, thoughtful and compassionate words of support and advice that are given in my Facebook community. And I’m so excited to share your words with the world here. We cover your best lessons on fat acceptance, body positivity, diet culture, life without diets, health at every size, our worth, age positivity, self-care, motherhood, feminism and words of encouragement for you.
15/08/20171 hour 14 minutes 58 seconds
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#99: How to Trust Your Body – With Tracy Brown

I’m chatting with Tracy Brown, somatic nutritional therapist, about how to “trust your body.” We talk about what it means to trust your body and how to become more attuned in order to feel safe in your body and have a better relationship with food. In this episode, we chat about: - How Tracy uses somatic therapy in her coaching and why this is so impactful for her client’s relationship with food,  - What it means to be an attuned eater and apply attunement to various aspects of your life,  - How to decode your desires to be smaller and urges to diet to figure out the real meaning behind them,  <span style= "fo
01/08/201747 minutes 35 seconds
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#98: How to Stop Being a People Pleaser – with Amy E. Smith

I'm talking to Amy E. Smith, certified confidence coach and founder of TheJoyJunkie.com.She talks about the relationship between self-worth and people pleasing, how to let go of people pleasing tendencies and start being more intentional about your desires and needs. We chat about: - The relationship between being able to navigate relationships and your self-worth,  - Why “owning your voice” have everything to do with self-worth, - The ways in which people pleasing prevents us from cultivating self-worth, - The two ways we subtly send that message that everyone else’s needs are more important than our own,</di
25/07/201747 minutes 3 seconds
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#97: A Client Shares Her Story (Rock Your Body Spotlight: Laurel)

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio I’m catching up with Laurel, one of the amazing women who went through the Rock Your Body program last year. Laurel is here to tell her story about how she went from being “health and exercise obsessed” to feeling free in her life and body. She tells the truth about how this doesn't happen overnight and what tools helped her the most. 
18/07/201725 minutes 23 seconds
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#96: How to Work Through Body Shame

I’m talking about the difference between body esteem and self-worth, why fat is not a feeling, what we can learn from our bad body days and 5 questions to help you work through moments of body shame. I'm talking about: - The difference between self-esteem and self-worth, - Why having body confidence and body-esteem only addresses a small piece of our self-worth, - The importance of self-compassion as it relates to our self-worth and body image, - Why self-worth and body image are interconnected, - Why fat is not a feeling and how to tap into your real emotions, - What our bad body days are telling us and how to decode your moments of body shame, <spa
11/07/201730 minutes 41 seconds
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#95: Why are we so scared of fat? – with Victoria Welsby

I’m chatting with Victoria Welsby, Confidence and Body Love Coach from BAM POW LIFE, about why we are so scared of fat, what you can do to change your internal bias and what to do if you’re afraid your partner will leave you if you gain weight. We talk about: - Victoria’s story of being homeless, experiencing abuse and low self-esteem and how her adversity made her more resilient and helped her become an awesome fat activist,  - We explore why society is so afraid of fat and what Victoria learned when she did a social experiment asking people their thoughts on fat bodies, - What the good fatty/bad fatty dichotomy is and why our culture is so obsessed with health, <span s
20/06/201751 minutes 12 seconds
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#94: The Co-Opting of Female Empowerment – With Kelly Diels

I’m chatting with Kelly Diels, Feminist Marking Consultant, about the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand (FLEB). We’re talking about how empowerment is being misused and co-opted in the online world, how this upholds patriarchal systems, why self-care is a collective issue and what you can watch out for as a consumer to advocate for yourself and demand better. Specifically, the ways in which Kelly noticed how “empowerment” and social triggers were being used to market services and how this was misaligned with true empowerment. What the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand (FLEB) is and how to watch out for it. The ways in which FLEB uphold patriarchal systems and maintain authority over other women. How to become a more astute consumer and the specific tactics to watch out for. Why we need collective social change and personal success strategies to overcome our obstacles and have more successful self-improvement models. How women
13/06/201750 minutes 50 seconds
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#93: Improving Eating Disorder Recovery – With Jennifer Rollin

I’m chatting with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C, about the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating, how weight-stigma creates issues within eating disorder recovery and healthcare and our thoughts on ED before and after pics. We talk about: The difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating. Whether or not eating disorders would exist in the absence of diet culture. How weight stigma creates problems in eating disorder recovery and the healthcare system. How to improve eating disorder recovery rates at an institutional level. What you can do for yourself to find better healthcare and support if you feel like you are being discriminated against. What to do at the doctor when they request that you get weighed. Our perspectives on eating disorder before and after pictures – are they problematic or helpful? Plus, so much more! 
06/06/201750 minutes 29 seconds
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#92 – How to Advocate for Yourself – with Mara Glatzel

I’m chatting with Mara Glatzel, MSW – intuitive guide and energy healer – about how to advocate for yourself, stop being chained to your to-do list and realize you are enough exactly as you are, regardless of your productivity and imperfections. In this episode, we chat about: How to recognize your needs and advocate for yourself, even when you don’t feel like you’re worth it. How to overcome the fear and hesitation that accompanies receiving and advocating for ourselves. How to identify and set boundaries for yourself. The importance of rest, why rest does not mean sleeping and how to create a more restful existence for yourself. Why being productive won’t make you more worthy and how to step away from your to-do list. How mothering has changed Mara and helped her become more aligned to her purpose, plus so much more. 
30/05/201752 minutes 22 seconds
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#91 – The Body Positivity & Weight Loss Debate

I’m talking about why body positivity and intentional attempts at weight loss cannot co-exist and answering common questions associated with this debate. In this episode, I talk about: What do we mean when we talk about weight loss in the context of body positivity. What body positivity really is and why it is different than “loving your body." Why the statement “You can love your body and still want to change it” is perhaps true, yet not body positive. Why the promotion and labeling of weight loss as “body positivity” is destructive and harmful to fat acceptance. How I respond to common pushback and questions around weight and body positivity. What to do if you need to lose weight “for health reasons." What kind of discussions belong in body positive spaces. Why I don’t make the rules on any of this crap and who to follow for more advice. Plus, so much more! 
23/05/201731 minutes 15 seconds
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#90: The Psychology Of Body Image & Eating – With Anita Johnston

I am interviewing Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon. She talks about the neuroscience and psychology behind our body image and relationship with food, how to get back in touch with who you are and the art of feeling feelings. In this episode, we chat about: How we lose the capacity to be intuitive and express who we are as children and why this influences our relationship with food and our bodies. The masculine systems that contribute to the suppression of our emotions and intuition and their influence on the way we feel about ourselves. The neuroscience of why we feel bad about ourselves and how to change it. The contract between belonging and fitting in and why the desire to fit in creates a disconnect from who we are. Three questions to ask yourself to get in touch with who you are and what you desire. Why loneliness is really about a disconnection from ourselves versus a disconnection from others. The
16/05/201753 minutes 44 seconds
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#89: Making Body Positivity More Inclusive – With Krystal Thompson

I’m chatting with Krystal Thompson – Professional Yoga Therapist and Intersectional Body Positivity Activist. She talks about how the body positive movement can be more inclusive, what it means to practice body positive yoga, how it can help you heal your body image and details on our upcoming virtual workshop – The Self-Care Shakedown. We also talk about: The moment she decided she was done with dieting and diet culture and how yoga helped her to heal her relationship with her body. How the body positive movement can be more inclusive and expand representation in an effort to uphold the belief that all bodies are worthy of love and respect. Why “all bodies are good bodies” is an exclusionary statement. Blowing up the BS around statements like “as long as she’s happy and healthy”. The co-opting of body positivity in yoga culture and all of the different reasons this is problematic. The various systems of oppression that benefit
02/05/201752 minutes 23 seconds
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#88: What You Need To Know About Racism, Diet and Yoga Culture

I’m chatting with Dianne Bondy – Yoga Teacher, Social Justice Activist & leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. She talks about the intersection of racism and diet and yoga culture, why diet culture and yoga cannot co-exist and the white-washing of the yoga industry. What she noticed about yoga culture and how this prompted her to become a social justice activist. Dianne’s experience with discrimination and racism and the influence of this on her body image and self-worth. How the media’s portrayal of people of colour creates stereotypes, perpetuates racism and impacts the self-worth of women of colour. The “white-washing” of yoga culture and how this is counter to the roots of yoga and yoga philosophy. The co-opting of body positivity in yoga culture and all of the different reasons this is problematic. How to study your privilege and viewpoints to be a better ally. How diet culture permeates into yoga culture and why it’s
25/04/201753 minutes 22 seconds
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#87: Behind-The-Scenes of The Fashion Industry - with Mallorie Dunn

I’m chatting with Mallorie Dunn – creator of SmartGlamour. She gives us a behind the scenes perspective on the fashion industry as it relates to body positivity, including how misleading sizing charts are and how clothing can help you with body acceptance. In this episode, we chat about: What SmartGlamour is all about, why it’s accessible for ALL bodies and why it’s blazing the trail for body positive clothing retailers. The importance of diverse representation in the fashion industry and why the majority of retailers are falling short with their attempts at “body positivity”. How we can support body positivity with our dollars and not just attitudes. How sizing charts are really created, why they are misleading and why you shouldn’t care. Why we need to reclaim the word “flattering” back to its true definition and how it’s current use is demoralizing. How to enjoy the shopping experience and explore new styles. What to look for
11/04/201747 minutes 12 seconds
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#86: Dieting is Violence - with Melissa Toler

I’m chatting with Melissa Toler – writer, speaker and coach - about the intersection of racism and diet culture, why dieting is violence and how it strips us of our humanity and so much more. Melissa’s experience growing up as a Black woman and how this influenced her body image. The intersection of diet culture and racism and how this influences women of colour. The “Whiteness” of the wellness industry, how this has bled into body positivity and how its messaging is inaccessible to marginalized groups. What women of privilege need to know to do better and help liberate all bodies. Why dieting is violence against ourselves and how it robs us of our humanity. Why the pursuit of weight loss is not a personal choice, even though you may think it is. What to do to reclaim your humanity and autonomy amongst the pressures of diet culture. Plus, so much more! 
04/04/201743 minutes 56 seconds
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#85: Clients Share Their Journeys (Rock Your Body Spotlights)

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 4 incredible women, who are just like you. These are 4 of my clients who recently went through the Rock Your Body program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from hopping to diet to diet and being frustrated with your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. Rock Your Body is the 12-week online program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you wake up in the morning feeling comfortable in your skin and live an amazing life beyond the number on the scale. RockYourBodyNow.com
21/03/20171 hour 42 minutes 19 seconds
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#84: Ageism and Body Positivity with Amy Pence-Brown

I’m chatting with fat feminist mother, activist, writer and artist, Amy Pence-Brown, about ageism and body positivity, how misogyny permeates our beliefs and influences behavior that is harmful towards other women. We chat about: Amy’s progression towards feminist to body positive activist and the google search that led her to the fat acceptance movement. What prompted Amy to do her Stand For Self-Love social experiment that went viral. What she learned from the experiment and the experience of the video being seen around the world. The relationship between misogyny and competition and violence amongst women. How to recognize the misogynistic behaviors that women engage in that have become normalized in our culture. How ageism impacts our self-worth and what we can do to fight against harmful narratives on aging. Specific things we can do to embrace aging and age positivity. The added pressures of being a mom trying to raise int
14/03/201744 minutes 38 seconds
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#83: Why Diets Don't Work

I’m giving you an epic guide to why diets don’t work, the physical and emotional ramifications of dieting and how to heal to have a good relationship with food. I talk about: What the diet cycle looks like. How it starts and sets us up for failure. How it contributes to worsening self-worth or esteem. What it means to have a diet mentality and the symptoms of this. What it means to eat normally. The side effects and negative ramifications of dieting. Weight regulation, set-point theory and how dieting messes this up. The factors that influence our weight. Myths about health and weight. How to end the restrict-binge cycle. The most important pieces of the puzzle that need to be addressed when learning to eat normally. Plus so much more!  
08/03/201755 minutes 52 seconds
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#82: Dealing with your mom issues with Bethany Webster

I chat Bethany Webster - writer, transformational coach, international speaker - we dive deep into the intricacies of our relationship with of our mothers and the way we feel about ourselves, including how you can heal “the mother wound” in order to cultivate self-worth. We chat about: Bethany’s relationship with her mother growing up and how that shaped her body image and self-worth. How she had to heal her mother wound in order to embrace who she is. The beliefs, patterns and dynamics that form our mother wound and the influence of these on our self-worth. The role of the patriarchy in creating the mother wound and how this differs across cultures and generations. The source of the guilt that we have around setting boundaries and breaking co-dependency with our moms. The key questions to ask yourself to overcome this guilt. The steps to take to heal your mother wound, including journal prompts to explore. Plus so much more!</p
28/02/201748 minutes 7 seconds
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#81: Balancing Sensitivity & Autonomy with Rachel Cole

I chat Rachel Cole – certified life coach and women’s empowerment expert - on how to balance being a sensitive individual with autonomy and authenticity, the subtle ways we give our power away and how to reclaim body sovereignty. In this episode, we chat about: Rachel’s history with an eating disorder and how she reclaimed a deep sense of trust with her body. The deep hungers that create our tumultuous relationship with food and the important questions to ask ourselves to break free. Why so many of us are walking around disconnected and untrusting of our bodies. What it means to be a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), including the gifts, challenges and unique self-care requirements. How to balance being a sensitive individual, while demanding autonomy and being authentic. What to do if we’re ashamed of our sensitivity and feel guilt for advocating for our needs. The difference between body submission and body sovereignty and the sn
21/02/201743 minutes 2 seconds
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#80: Tending to Health Without Triggering the Diet Brain - With Rebecca Scritchfield

I chat with Rebecca Scritchfield – Registered Dietician and author of Body Kindness – about how to tend to your health without triggering the dieting mindset, what the process of diet recovery looks like and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the book Body Kindness – what it’s about and who it’s for • What the process of diet recovery looks like and why it’s a not a one-size-fits-all approach • How to leave dieting rules behind without feeling like you are completely out of control • Why intuitive eating can become a diet and how to overcome that in order to be a “normal” eater • Why Oprah’s collaboration with Weight Watchers is oppressive to women • Why restrictive diets that go under the guise of “health” are damaging to your relationship with food and completely unnecessary • How to overcome the good/bad paradigm as it relates to thinking about food • How to incorporate more healthful things into your life without triggering the dieting mentali
07/02/201755 minutes 31 seconds
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#79: Body Image & Body Positivity 101

I give you an epic guide to body image and body positivity with tons of theory on the most important concepts, including the societal and psychological factors that construct our body image, the importance of looking at self-worth, a description of the popular terminology and what the body positivity movement is all about. In this episode, I talk about: • What is your body image and what are symptoms of a poor body image • The relationship between beauty standards and body image. • The social and psychological factors that contribute to the way we feel about our bodies • What it means to have a positive body image and busting some common myths • The different stages we go through in order get to a place where we feel comfortable in our skin • An abbreviated summary of popular terminology in the body positive /anti-diet community, including, diet culture, health at every size (HAES), thin privilege and fatphobia • Body positivity 101 – what the movement is all about and why it’s so m
31/01/201743 minutes 19 seconds
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#78: Body Positive Dating & Relationships - With Krista Niles

I chat with Krista Niles – Therapist and Body-Positive Dating Coach – on how to navigate dating at any size, the best ways to meet new potential partners and why you don’t need to wait until you “love yourself first.” {IMAGE GOES HERE} In this episode, we chat about: • What prompted Krista to create the Curvy Cupid Course and help women with their dating and relationships • Where to even begin with dating if you’re inexperienced or have been out of the dating scene for a while • How dating norms have changed over the years • What to do if body insecurity gets in the way of you putting yourself out there and meeting new potential partners • How to initiate meaningful discussion to get to know new people • Krista’s recommended sites to use for online dating and why she recommends them • Alternative ways to meet people outside of online dating • How to filter out jerks, fat haters and people with weird fetishes • Why you don’t need to “love yourself first” • Can you teach someone about
24/01/201757 minutes 21 seconds
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#77: Lose Hate Not Weight - With Virgie Tovar

I chat with Virgie Tovar – Author, Speaker and Activist – on the roots of diet culture, the relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, the role of internalized sexism as it relates to self-worth and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: • How Virgie got into fat activism and feminism and how it saved her life • The experiences and women who inspired her to write the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and create Babecamp • The history of diet culture and it’s relationship to sexuality and morality • The relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, such as sexism, racism and classism • What the normalization of dieting behavior looks like in our society • Dieting as a language and the symbolism of and what it means to people • Diet culture in the workplace and how to deal with co-workers who are invested in it • How feelings of inferiority are often at the root of our dieting and weight-focused behaviours • Th
17/01/20171 hour 50 seconds
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Scarred Not Scared - With Michelle Elman

I chat with Michelle Elman – Board Certified Life Coach and creator of the Scarred Not Scared campaign – on her story of having gone through 15 surgeries before the age of 20, the problem with “healthy is the new skinny” and why health is not always a choice. In this episode, we chat about: • Michelle’s relationship to her body over the years having gone through various surgeries that left scars and how she learned to embrace her scars • How her experience with survivor’s guilt created shame and how sharing her story helped her heal • The importance of speaking about our stories to relieve shame • How to get comfortable and accept a changing body • Why body positivity is not necessarily what the mainstream makes it out to be • Why health is not always a choice and the problem with promoting “healthy as the new skinny” • What beautiful means and how Michelle’s perception of this has evolved over the years • How we can make the body positive movement more inclusive • Plus so much more
10/01/201748 minutes 23 seconds
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#75: 7 Questions to Ask When You Need to Shake it up

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and talk about setting intentions, giving you 7 questions to ask yourself when you’re craving change. As well as, what to expect from season 3. In this episode, I chat about: • Why I put FRR on hiatus and what to expect from season 3 • Why I don’t like resolutions and cringe at the word “goals” • How I set intentions for myself when I’m craving change • 7 questions to ask yourself to set a powerful intention • Why this is the year of the Nasty woman for me
03/01/201720 minutes 24 seconds
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Navigating Body Image With Chronic Illness - With Ivy Felicia

I chat with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert – on how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. In this episode, we chat about: • Ivy’s story of growing up in a larger body and suffering from PCOS • What is PCOS and how it impacted Ivy’s relationship with her body • Why she looks at “body love” as a relationship, like a marriage • How to choose peace with your body, even when there is frustration and resentment • How to navigate weight gain and be more comfortable in a bigger body • What Ivy suggests for women who have gained weight and are feeling physically and emotionally uncomfortable in their larger body • How to appreciate and accept your body if you are suffering from a chronic illness • How to make nutritional changes to support a health condition without triggering the diet mentality • Plus so much more!
11/10/201648 minutes 19 seconds
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Discovery Not Recovery - With Kaila Prins

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Kaila Prints – motivational speaker, coach, dance teacher and drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body - on what it means to be “recovered enough,” the damaging messages of health culture and how to choose discovery. In this episode, we chat about: • Kaila’s story of recovering from an eating disorder to becoming a burlesque dancer • How burlesque dancing helped her discover who she really is • What it means to be “recovered enough” and why it’s important to recognize when you’re stuck here • What discovery is all about and why it’s so darn scary • Why body positivity is not all that glamorous in real life • All the details on Kaila’s new Discovery Not Recovery program • Plus so much more!
04/10/201659 minutes 37 seconds
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Rock Your Body Spotlight Part 2

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 2 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Chloe, Courtney, Erin, Cate and Emillea
26/09/20161 hour 47 minutes 27 seconds
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Rock Your Body Spotlight Part 1

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 1 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Carolyn, Heather and Emily.
15/09/20161 hour 32 minutes 12 seconds
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“Normal” Eating - With Christy Harrison

I chat with Christy Harrison – Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Registered Dietician – on what it means to be a “normal” eater, how the transition from dieter to intuitive eater looks and the fallacies around food addiction. • How Christy developed an eating disorder in college and what was at the root of her sudden obsession with weight • What it was like for her to discover intuitive eating • Her experience studying dietetics at school and what she noticed about the way weight and health are taught and the implications on our health care system • What it means to be a “normal” eater • The different stages that people go through when they transition from “dieter” to “intuitive eater” • The physiological reason why we go through the “honeymoon” / eat-all-the-things phase when transitioning to intuitive eating • Why food addiction is not real and the fallacies around that • Plus so much more!
30/08/201658 minutes 13 seconds
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Fattitude - With Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman

I chat with Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman, the creators of the movie Fattitude – a documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking – on fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the movie Fattitude and why Lyndsey and Viri created it • Lyndsey and Viri’s personal experiences that led them to want to create this film • How diet culture and the beauty industry has co-opted “body positivity” for their capital gains • Whether weight loss and fat acceptance can go hand-in-hand • How the media’s representation of fat bodies perpetuates size discrimination • Why “health” is becoming the new guise for diet culture • The insidious ways fatphobia exists in our culture and why changing our language and words can contribute to it • What it means to have thin privilege and why it’
16/08/20161 hour 5 minutes 26 seconds
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Beat Binge Eating - Interview With Lydia Wente

On the show today is Lydia Wente – Lifestyle Coach and binge eating expert, author and vlogger – on her recovery from binge eating, the fallacies around food addiction and her unique approach to helping women overcome it. In this episode, we chat about: • How Lydia’s career as a weight loss coach led to her having an eating disorder and how she “came out” and gave that up to recover from it • How she stopped feeling “possessed” by food and totally out-of-control • The most common causes of binge eating • Her beliefs about “food addiction” • Why therapy is not always helpful for women with food issues • Why understanding our thoughts is critical to overcoming binge eating • Lydia’s 3 steps towards helping you manage binge eating • The importance of body image work in her recovery and how she helps other women • How humor has helped her manage her thoughts • Plus so much more!
08/08/201656 minutes 41 seconds
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Overcoming Self-Doubt and Judgments With Sarah Vance and Myself

We’re baaaaack! In this second special episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I get back together to share the mic to talk about self-doubt, overcoming judgments and what confidence means to us. We chat about the Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 – it’s half-way sold out! Early Bird tickets are on until August 9th. • How self-doubt showed up for us in the past versus how it impacts us now • What self-doubt really is and how we both manage it • How we overcome and manage judgments and comparisons • How we approach confidence in our everyday lives • Our “Tony Robbins” inspirational speeches • Plus so much more!
02/08/201656 minutes 32 seconds
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Escape Diet Prison - Interview With Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt – Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and Eating Psychology Coach and founder of the award-winning blog and podcast Escape Diet Prison – on her recovery from an eating disorder and what you can do to let go of your desire to be thin and love your body as it is. In this episode, we chat about: • Anne-Sophie’s story of recovery from anorexia, including the hardest thing she had to do to recover • How she let go of “thinness” as her identity and discovered who she really is • The importance of body image work in having a good relationship with food • What her best recommendations are for feeling better in your body • What to do when it feels hopeless • What “loving your body” really means • What to do when you have a “bad body day” • Why there is no failing at loving your body • How she manages self-care as a single mom of a 2 year old • Plus so much more!
26/07/201653 minutes 15 seconds
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Not Giving A F - Interview With Sarah Knight

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Sarah Knight – author of the national best-selling book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F – on how to stop spending time you don’t have, with people you don’t like, doing things you don’t want to do. In this episode, we chat about: • Sarah’s formula to stop giving your F's away to things that are wasting your time, energy and money • Why getting rid of F's helped Sarah to be more enlightened and how you can have that too • The two-step process to help you stop giving a F • How to stop giving a F without being an jerk • Is it selfish to not give a F? • Why no longer giving a F about having a bikini body was the best F Sarah stopped giving • How to get over the guilt, shame and anxiety that holds us back from saying no to people and things we don’t want to do • Why the most important thing to stop giving a F about is other people’s opinions • Plus so much more!
19/07/201641 minutes 10 seconds
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Our Roads to Body Love With Sarah Vance and Myself

In this special episode , fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I share the mic to talk about the messy middle part of our road to self-love. We also announce our Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 • The different phases we went through when we gave up dieting and started to work on body image • The messy middle part of the journey that often gets skipped over • Why it was SO hard to stop thinking about weight loss • Our individual interpretations of what it means to “love our body” • Did I mention THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017?!?!? • Plus so much more!
12/07/201659 minutes 16 seconds
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Date Yourself - Interview With Veronica Grant

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Veronica Grant – Dating Mindset Coach – on how to enjoy the process of dating, get comfortable with intimacy and attract the right partner. In this episode, we chat about: • Veronica’s 3 important steps to getting the relationship you desire • What you can do if your self-image holds you back from dating • Why you need to “date yourself” first and how to do that • How to overcome first date anxiety and feel comfortable • Why you shouldn’t buy a new dress before a date • How perfectionism gets in the way of finding the right partner and having a solid relationship • How you can become more intimate in your relationships • How to know when it’s time to leave a relationship • Plus so much more!
28/06/201647 minutes 22 seconds
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Trusting Your Intuition - Interview With Anita Wing Lee

I chat with Anita Wing Lee – Transformational Life Coach and Award-Winning Speaker – on how listen to and trust your intuition, find you purpose in this life and get paid to travel. In this episode, we chat about: • How Anita traveled the world, gets paid to travel and how this helped her discover her purpose • You feel like there is something bigger for you in this life, but you don’t know how to find “it” or where to begin – Anita talks about how to do this • What it means to trust your intuition • Why intuitive eating goes wrong for a lot of people • Anita’s best tools for tapping into your intuition • A non-woo-woo version of what it means to live in the flow • How to make big changes in your life without being held back by fear • Plus so much more!
14/06/201654 minutes 5 seconds
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Fearless Body Confidence - Interview With Anastasia Amour

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anastasia Amour – Body Image Educator, Self-Esteem Coach and author of Inside Out – on how to stop letting your weight dictate your worth, why feeling sexy is a state of mind and how she practices fearless body confidence. In this episode, we chat about: • Anastasia’s journey from being bullied as the “fat girl” growing up to a near-fatal 5 year battle with Anorexia to being the confident woman she is today • What the road to recovery looks like • How she got to know who she was at her core and started to express that • What loving your body really means and why our false expectations can hold us back • The role of toxic relationship in our body image • Why you can love your body and still have bad body days, plus how she manages those • How to move your body and eat more healthfully without going crazy • The importance of changing beliefs, especially those that are fatphobic • How to feel sexy from the inside out • Anastasia’s
07/06/201654 minutes 7 seconds
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Playing Big - Interview With Tara Mohr

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with one of my mentors, Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being – on how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. In this episode, we chat about: • How Tara’s work influenced my life and how I work with clients • What it means to “play big” and the different ways that we play small and don’t even realize it • The relationship between self-doubt and playing big and why we cannot eliminate self-doubt • Why women are socialized to be people pleasers and how that influences the way we show up in this world • Why body perfectionism is a common form of self-doubt and why it’s not really about your body • The limitations of being hooked on praise and criticism • How you can start to be less concerned with what other people think • Plus so much more!
24/05/201650 minutes 49 seconds
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Diets, Weight Loss & Health B.S. - Interview With Glenys Oyston

Glenys Oyston – Registered Dietician, blogger and podcaster – brings the sass as we blow up the B.S around weight, health and dieting and why it’s so hard to let go of the seductive appeal of dieting. We chat about: • How Glenys overcame her battle with restrictive eating and discovered Health At Every Size • Why dieting is so seductive and hard to let go of • How to overcome the ramifications of dieting – a.k.a. “Diet PTSD” • Why looking at health through the lens of weight is B.S. • How to focus on health without being restrictive • Her experience working as a “fat dietician” who practices HAES • Plus so much more!
10/05/201652 minutes 14 seconds
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Empowerment, Objectification & Body Positivity - Interview With Patricia Colli

I chat with Patricia Colli – creator and editor of BeUtiful magazine – on why body image is a feminist issue and on whether posting semi-clothed selfies is objectifying or empowering. In this episode, we chat about: • Patricia’s journey towards body positivity • The purpose behind the magazine and what inspired her to start BeUtiful magazine • Our thoughts on how major corporations leverage body positivity for profit • Why body image is a feminist issue • Whether we’re doing an in justice to body positivity by showing our bodies on social media • Where is the line between objectification and empowerment? • What did we think of Amy Schumer’s response to being included in Glamour magazines “diverse” issue • Plus so much more!
26/04/201648 minutes 22 seconds
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Redefining Your Relationship With Health - Interview With Noelle Tarr

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Noelle Tarr – non-dogmatic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and personal trainer – on how to set goals and redefine your relationship with fitness and health without going crazy. In this episode, we chat about: • Noelle’s journey from feeling unworthy in her body to feeling acceptance with who she is • How she shifted her frame of mind around fitness from aesthetics to capability • The signs to look for if you are overtraining and why rest is awesome • How to pursue health from a place of self-love without a dieting frame of mind • Your morality is not defined by your fitness choices • What to do if you struggle with the idea that “not dieting” means you’ll never eat healthy again • Why Noelle (and I) hate the word goal setting and what she suggests instead • A wicked rant on how to feel inspired to move your body if you’ve had a bad relationship with exercise in the past • Plus so much more!
19/04/201654 minutes 2 seconds
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Finding The Warrior Within - Interview With Theresa Larson

I chat with Theresa Larson – author of Warrior – on her struggle with bulimia while she was serving in the military and how she found the courage to ask for help and abandon the idea of “perfect”. In this episode, we chat about: • How Theresa battled with an eating disorder while doing service in the military and her road to recovery • What it was like to admit that she needed help – in the military environment - and how she found the courage to heal • How it felt when she was told to “suck it up” by the “Navy Shrink” • Why addiction to control was at the heart of Theresa’s eating disorder • How she was able to let go of that addiction and how she practices letting go of control • Why she felt it was important to share her story and how that’s been for her • How she continues to heal and manage perfectionism tendencies • What loving your body means to Theresa • Plus so much more!
04/04/201654 minutes 50 seconds
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Healing Body Image Through Selfies - Interview With Vivienne McMaster

I chat with Vivienne McMaster – creator of Be Your Own Beloved, photographer and body image advocate – on how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos. In this episode, we chat about: • How Vivienne used photography to heal her body image and change her negative stories • How long it took Vivienne to start to see her body in a loving way through photography • What it really feels like to “love your body” and why there isn’t a “self-love” party at the end of it • Selfies are so much more than arm’s length photos • How to start seeing your photos through a loving and compassionate lens • What to do if you typically avoid photos or find them triggering • How to begin to love pieces of you where you normally direct hate • Are we really so much more than a body? • Simple ways for you to start embracing what you see in the photo and use selfies as a tool of healing on your body image journey • How to overcome fear around taking selfies
22/03/201658 minutes 27 seconds
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How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

In this episode, we chat about: Where our need to compare comes from, Why it is one of the last things to disappear on your way to body love, The cultural influence on our need to compare, Why looking at comparisons from a broader social perspective helps us to unpack why they occur, Our evolutionary need to compare and corresponding emotional response, 9 steps you can take to end compare and despair today, Plus so much more!
10/03/201635 minutes
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Body Image Q&A With Me

In this episode I run solo and answer YOUR questions on: What to do when you can’t shake the feeling that you’d be better if you were thinner, why we really can’t let go of control around food, how to overcome beliefs and shame around attractiveness, how to know when it’s emotionally safe to start a movement practice after having a not-so-great relationship to it in the past, how to make movement something that doesn’t feel like a burden or “exercise”…ugh
01/03/201637 minutes 19 seconds
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Fighting Size Stigma - Interview With Ragen Chastain

I chat with Ragen Chastain – author, speaker, activist and internationally recognized thought-leader on self-esteem, body image and HAES – on size stigma, HAES, why every body deserves respect, her experiences training for an Ironman and SO much more. In this episode, we chat about: • How Ragen went from having an eating disorder to becoming a fat activist • How her research led her to Health At Every Size and then size acceptance • The research on dieting and weight loss and why health habits are the best way to get a healthy body • The experience that made her to realize the oppression against fat people and how this was the catalyst for her activism • The role of fat stigma on women’s body image • If you have issues with your body, it can be you and your body against that problem—not you against your body • Why your life wouldn’t be better if you were thinner—your life would be better if you lived in a world that didn’t stigmatize fat and why changing the world is the solution •
02/02/20161 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds
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Reclaiming Fat - Interview With Chrystal Bougon

I chat with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist – on feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care. In this episode, we chat about: • What loving your body means to Chrystal • The spark that fired her up to start Curvy Girl Lingerie • Why she identifies as a fat woman and the importance of reclaiming that word • The importance of asking for what you want in the bedroom and how this empowered Chrystal to be kinder and truer to herself • The power of asking for what you want in the bedroom and life • Your life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now – don’t put it on hold • Why it’s a discipline to work on your inner confidence and compassion • Why both Chrystal and I still have bad body days and how we deal with those • Her motto “Sexy is for every body!” How you can embody sexiness • How she responds to people who say she is “glorifying obesity” • Her must-hear response to internet tro
26/01/201646 minutes 16 seconds
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No Shame In Your Game - Interview With Team Nutrition Genius

I chat with Laura and Marie a.k.a Sassy and Pearl – Registered Dieticians and podcasters – on how to make healthy changes in your life without becoming obsessive and why they live by the “no shame in your game” motto. In this episode, we chat about: • Their various experiences with dieting and not dieting (some people don’t do it!) • Why you don’t need a 6-pack to be healthy • The importance of fun and silliness in having a good relationship with yourself • Why giving yourself permission to screw up is the key to enjoying cooking…and life • Our favourite playlists when cooking • How to incorporate movement into your life without going crazy • What to do if you’re hesitant to show up at the gym or any fitness place because of your body • The importance of being your authentic self and how they learned to own who they are • Why not everyone is going to like you and accepting this is critical to owning who you are: “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still
19/01/201653 minutes 12 seconds
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Giving Up Dieting & Getting A Life - Interview With Kelsey Miller

I chat with Kelsey Miller – Creator of The Anti-Diet Project at Refinery29 and Author of Big Girl – on her journey out of disordered eating, what she learned about herself from giving up dieting and how she moved from the role of sidekick to leading lady in her life. In this episode, we chat about: • How Kelsey’s first extreme diet at the age of 11 planted the seed and kept her hooked on “the manic power of skinny” for years • How the pattern of being in the “zone” of a new diet followed by periods of crushing shame kept her trapped in the dieting cycle for years • The influence of Kelsey’s mom on her relationship with food and her body • The point when Kelsey realized she was done with dieting and self-loathing and ready to choose living • What it was like to become an intuitive eater • The real issue that was at the heart of Kelsey’s disordered relationship with food and how this impacted the rest of her life • How she stopped playing the sidekick and took the leading lady role in
05/01/201649 minutes 57 seconds
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The Fallacies Of Weight Control & Dieting - Interview With Chris Sandel

I interview Chris Sandel – Nutritionist – on the physiology of the restrict-binge cycle, the fallacy of weight control and dieting and how to learn to trust your body again. In this episode, we chat about: • How Chris realized that his weight was not in his control and how that shaped his approach with working with clients • The physiology of the restrict-binge cycle and why we really can’t control our food • The fallacy around the amount of control we have over our weight • Why recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting involves more than simply “eating normally” • Mental versus physical deprivation – knowing the difference and how to heal both • How to trust your body and what this process actually looks like • The importance of doing the inner work to heal your relationship with food • What is moderation and is it possible? • Are there some people who need to abstain from certain foods? • Plus so much more!
22/12/201555 minutes 14 seconds
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Real Yoga For The Rest Of Us - Interview With Nyk Danu

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Nyk Danu – yoga and meditation teacher – on how she’s making yoga accessible for all bodies, how yoga and meditation can help improve your body image and how to change the negative thoughts in your head. In this episode, we chat about: • On her journey from child model to body builder to body positive yoga instructor • How her personal experience with body changes prompted her mission to make yoga accessible for all bodies • How she came to a place of self-acceptance and focused on her health instead of her weight • The one thing you can do to change the negative thoughts in your head • The importance of questioning the messages we receive in order to bring awareness to where our thoughts come from • How the mainstream yoga industry does a disservice to body positivity • Why if you think yoga is not for you, you’re wrong and how you can get into it • Meditation for crazy people like me • Why it’s normal to not be able to stop yo
08/12/20151 hour 3 minutes 5 seconds
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All About Body Image & Self-Love

In this episode, I run solo and use excerpts from my new book, Body Image Remix to talk about: What it means to have good body image, the different stages of loving your body, imperfection, being unapologetic, how to let go of what other people think and why our culture reinforces poor body image. Get the book for free at summerinnanen.com/freebook
12/11/201532 minutes 19 seconds
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Create A New Food Legacy - Interview With Jennie Ormson

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Jennie Ormson – Clinical Social Worker – on why revisiting the stories of our past is an important way to uncover limiting beliefs and how to create a new legacy for yourself to have a good relationship with food and your body. In this episode, we chat about: • On why the cross-over of emotions, food and power is a lethal mix • The importance of discovering the role that food plays and where these relationships came from • Why guilt and shame are what keep you trapped in the diet cycle • Understanding where our beliefs came from in order to challenge them and change them • Why the victim mentality keeps us stuck and how to break free from that • Unraveling where our self-beliefs come from and how to rewire them • How to shift beliefs and turn that into new behaviors • How to build self-worth outside of food and appearance • Why it’s important to look outside the food and body bubble to get outside the food and body bubble • Why
10/11/201556 minutes 6 seconds
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How To Change Beliefs - Interview With Katie Dalebout

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Katie Dalebout – speaker, life coach, author and blogger – on how to change your beliefs to build self-worth and trust using journaling, meditation and spirituality (in a non-woo-woo way!). In this episode, we chat about: • How Katie’s obsessing with “health” turned into an eating disorder and how she recovered from this • The thoughts she had to challenge and change in order to break her food and body obsession • How the addiction of compliments makes it hard to let go of our “thinner” body • How to cultivate a sense of worth and fulfillment that’s separate from the external things in our life • The importance of spirituality in her recovery • What “spirituality” really means and how to find it if you’re not religious • Why journaling is such an important tool to help you change your thoughts • All about Katie’s book “Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling” that comes out in the spring • Plus so much more!
27/10/201555 minutes 56 seconds
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Rising Up After Body Shaming - Interview With Ruby Roxx

I interview Ruby Roxx – plus size model and Editor In Chief of Beauty Mark Magazine – on how she courageously fought back against a very public body shaming incident, how she overcame the criticism and how to embrace who you are. We chat about: How Ruby entered into the world of modelling and how this helped boost her confidence, Ruby’s brave reaction to the recent public body shaming incident that included images of her, Her public response to the body shamers and why she chose to use gratitude to overcome it, Her advice on how to overcome the emotional pain of being criticized, Why loving your body is so important and what makes a woman beautiful, Ruby’s thoughts on the fashion industry, the word ‘plus-size’ and her favorite clothing lines (in the show notes below!), The one thing Ruby thinks all women should do to feel more confident, Ruby’s magazine – Beauty Mark – that is dedicated to self-love and body positivity, Plus so much more!
20/10/201549 minutes 13 seconds
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Breaking Down Emotional Blocks - Interview With Maggie Quinn

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Maggie Quinn – co-owner of Strong Body Whole Heart and Integrative Coach Professional – on how our emotional blocks keep us stuck, embracing our dark parts to love yourself and what it means to be authentic. In this episode, we chat about: • Maggie’s story of how she overcame a 30+ year eating disorder • The importance of allowing yourself to dream and be loyal to your vision • Why loving yourself is about accepting everything about you, including the pieces you judge as dark • How to recognize and work through emotional blocks that keep you feeling stuck • How you can see negative experiences as gifts • Letting go of what other’s think • What it means to be authentic • Plus so much more!
06/10/201552 minutes 21 seconds
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Healing Hypothalamic Amenorrhea - Interview With Kate Callaghan

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kate Callaghan – Holistic Nutritionist, Dietician, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach – on her struggles with body image and how to heal Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.  In this episode, we chat about: • Kate’s experience with exercise addiction, under-eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea • How she cultivated worth and rediscovered her identity outside of her appearance • Everything you need to know if you’ve lost your period – a.k.a. hypothalamic amenorrhea • What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea and what are the consequences and symptoms • What steps you can take to recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea • What the journey looks like to recover • Plus so much more!
29/09/201554 minutes 49 seconds
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Stop Fighting Food II - Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel is back! I interview Isabel Foxen Duke – Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert – on how diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle, overcoming shame around weight and what ‘normal’ eating is. We chat about: How Isabel went on her first diet at age 3 and never knew ‘normal’ eating. The role of social prejudice in her battle with food. Why diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle. The 2 biggest misconceptions that fuel diet culture and make us crazy around food. Why exposing yourself to images of women with same and larger sizes than your own can actually help you shift your body image. What ‘normal’ eating actually is and why it has nothing to do with what you eat. PLUS exciting announcements about Stop Fighting Food and why you need to sign-up for these free videos!    
15/09/20151 hour 35 seconds
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Redefining Fitness - Interview With Laura Jackson

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Laura Jackson – co-founder of FIT CHICKS and one of Canada’s top fitness professionals – on how she overcame an eating disorder, the toxicity of the fitness industry and how she is working towards redefining fitness for women. In this episode, we chat about:Laura’s path to recovery from a 15 year battle with bulimia. The darkside of fitness competitions based on her experience as a competitor. What actually happened when Laura got the body she always dreamed of. How the fitness industry shames women by targeting their insecurities. How she puts the focus back on health, happiness and fitness with her FIT CHICKS programs. What to do if you feel too ashamed to go to a gym or group class. PLUS SO much more…  
07/09/201557 minutes 37 seconds
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Be An Imperfectionist - Interview With Alen Standish

In this episode, I interview Alen Standish – writer and podcaster – on how he overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image to be a full time imperfectionist. In this episode, we chat about: How Alen overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image. The role that perfectionism and shame played in his binge eating. His experience overcoming body image issues as a man and issues normally associated with women. How body image issues manifest differently in men. Why his relationship with food was never about the food and the specific tools that helped him get to the root of the issue. The role of meditation in Alen’s recovery. Letting go of your “give a care” to stop allowing other people’s perceptions rule your actions. The specific things you can do to end your war with perfectionism. All about Alen’s new podcast Inner Effort and how this platform will share people’s tactics on how they overcame various emotional struggles. PLUS SO much more…  
31/08/20151 hour 7 minutes 21 seconds
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Redefining Success & Weight - Interview With Kelly Boaz

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kelly Boaz – Holistic Nutritionist, writer and speaker – on overcoming fear of shame, redefining success and weight and how she overcame her battle with anorexia. In this episode, we chat about: How Kelly recovered from her 17 year battle with anorexia and helps other women do the same.Why eating disorders are not simply an issue of poor body image and that this is often a symptom. How she manages nutrition without being obsessive and disordered with it.The best way to let go of food fears and break down the walls of restriction. Why community support was so important to Kelly’s recovery. Why we need to stop intertwining success and failure with weight loss and gain.PLUS SO much more…  
17/08/201551 minutes 11 seconds
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Daring To Suck - Interview With Keri-Anne Livingstone

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Keri-Anne Livingstone – Certified Professional Coach, Impassioned Speaker and “Edu-tainer” – on radical self-acceptance, overcoming fear and how to be the truest version of ourselves. In this episode, we chat about: How Keri-Anne went through big life challenges to find joy.Why surrendering to our struggles can help us find gifts. What it means to Dare To Suck and how this intention can help you unlock your greatest potential. How to implement ‘Daring To Suck’ in your life to be fearless. How a simple mindset shift of ‘detaching yourself from the outcome’ can help you overcome self-doubt. Why paying attention to what lights you up is the first step towards finding the fulfillment you crave. How acknowledging and allowing all of the different parts of yourself to ‘admit their crap’ is integral to creating the emotional release needed to move forward. How to feel worthy to make the changes you want to have in your life. PLUS SO mu
03/08/20151 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds
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'Body after baby' B.S. - interview with Julie Kelly

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Julie Kelly – consultant at Nourish Balance Thrive and new mom – on the B.S. around ‘body after baby’, body image before and after baby and navigating self-care as a new mom. In this episode, we chat about: Why ‘body after baby’ is BS and harmful to women’s health and well-being. Julie’s thoughts on ‘mommy wars’ and the competitive pressures of being a new mom. Why you need to focus on recovery, not ‘losing the baby weight’. How to overcome body image concerns pre and post baby. How Julie managed her pregnancy and recovery as an athlete. The importance of stress management and self-care as a new mom. How Julie makes time for self-care given her busy schedule. Why hormonal testing is so important if you feel you are not getting better on your own. PLUS SO much more…
21/07/201555 minutes 24 seconds
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Choosing Fulfillment Over Restriction - Interview With Tegan Westra

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Tegan Westra – Body Love Wellness Coach, EFT Practitioner and leader of the body love revolution – on how she overcame bulimia and created a fulfilling life outside of food and fitness.  In this episode, we chat about: How Tegan healed herself after a battle with bulimia as a teenager. How she had to rediscover herself and seek fulfillment in other areas of her life to cultivate a sense of peace with food. How you can create a life that is filled with joy. What is EFT and how it is something Tegan uses daily to release and overcome negative emotions. How EFT helps to release your emotional attachment from food. PLUS SO much more…  
07/07/201548 minutes 47 seconds
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Ditch the B in your head - interview with Leanne Ellington

I interview Leanne Ellington – writer, mad scientist, storyteller and body image rebel – on how to tame the B in your head and drop the weapons of control that keep you trapped in body shame. In this episode, we chat about How Leanne learned to accept herself after years of abusing her body both physically and mentally. How food and our bodies are used as weapons of control
22/06/201558 minutes 27 seconds
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Body Image For Teens - interview with Annette Sloan

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Annette Sloan – founder of (w)holehearted, health coach, speaker and yoga instructor – on how to instill a good relationship with food in your kids, body image for teens and why getting naked at a bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to self-love. In this episode, we chat about: How Annette overcame her damaging relationship with ‘health’ and owned her story. The 11 phases of nourishment and how knowing these phases can help to shift the actions you take to change your relationship with food. How to instill a good relationship with food in your children. What to do if you’ve had a disordered relationship with food and are afraid your children have learned some unhealthy ways of thinking about food. The types of conversations parents should be having with their children to promote body positivity. How parents can lead by example to promote a healthy body image in their daughters (and sons!). Why visiting a bathhous
08/06/201557 minutes 18 seconds
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Letting go of control - Louise Androlia

In this episode I interview Louise Androlia - Holistic Empowerment Coach, Artist, Tarot Reader and general Magic Maker - on the art of surrendering and letting go of control. We talk about: What it really means to let go of control. How this can benefit all areas of your life. How to start practicing letting go of control. How to reconnect to ourselves to embody self-love. Why lighting up our spirit is integral to building self-worth. Plus so much more!
11/05/201558 minutes 3 seconds
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Adrenal fatigue and recovery - with Lauren Schoenfeld

In this episode I chat with Lauren Schoenfeld - Registered Dietitian, writer and a woman I love - all about adrenal fatigue. What it is, the hidden causes and how to know if you have it. Why your 'healthy' diet might actually be making you less healthy. Why overtraining and undereating are often causes of adrenal fatigue. Why emotional health is equally important to overall healh. How to heal and recover from adrenal fatigue. Plus so much more!
28/04/20151 hour 5 minutes 27 seconds
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Fat, food & feminism - interview with Fat Girl Food Squad

The Fat Girl Food Squad is a blog and community aiming to provide a safe and positive environment for all bodies, while showcasing those who label and identify themselves as fat and endeavouring to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers that surround such a controversial three letter word. In this awesome episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio<span
20/04/201552 minutes 15 seconds
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What it takes to be happier than a billionaire

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to a tropical paradise to spend your days enjoying a leisurely breakfast and walking on the beach? Then you don't wait to miss this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I interview Nadine Hays Pisani - author and former workaholic east coaster – on how she and her husband sold their possessions and moved to Costa Rica to spend their days swinging in a hammock. In this episode, we chat about: Nadine's incredi
07/04/201558 minutes
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Value Your Uniqueness - Interview with Shawn Stevenson

I interview Shawn Stevenson - bestselling author, speaker and host of The Model Health Show – on both men's and women's body image issues. His perspective is incredible - you don't want to miss this episode! In this episode, we chat about: Shawn's incredible story of recovering from a degenerative spine disease through food,
23/03/20151 hour 5 minutes 43 seconds
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Spotlight: A perfectionist makes friends with failure

This week, we meet Mia - a coach, entrepreneur and single mom of 2 boys - who did Rock Your Body in May of last year.   
09/03/20151 hour 5 minutes 44 seconds
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Spotlight: A forever dieter finds freedom

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Erin - a busy mom of 5 - who worked with me in the latter part of 2014. 
02/03/201550 minutes 23 seconds
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Spotlight: An ex-bikini competitor regains her inner smile

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Celeste who did Rock Your Body in spring 2014 and regained her inner smile.
23/02/201538 minutes 1 second
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Exercise addiction, self-trust and letting go - Interview with Cyndi Springford

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Cyndi Springford - Certified Eating Psychology Coach, personal trainer and creator of the Love Your Body Project  – about building self-trust, exercise addiction and cultivating unconditional body acceptance. We talk about the most important exercises and books that helped Cyndi to overcome years of obsessive dieting and exercise and cultivate self-love. Why sitting with feelings is necessary to do the inner transformation that will give you long-lasting change. Why 'just eat real food' is not a healthy way to think about food. How to empower yourself to learn self-trust and eat without external cues, without being afraid you'll never stop eating ice cream. The importance of giving up con
17/02/201555 minutes 9 seconds
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Discovery not recovery - interview with Kaila Prins

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, my friend Kaila Prins - health coach, blogger, tweeter, podcaster  – talks openly about her journey with an eating disorder and why choosing discovery not recovery is what helped her love the heck out of life, plus so much more! In this episode, we chat about: Kaila's journey from runner to clean eating body builder to vegan yogi to anorexic and back again and how she overcame her identity crisis to live the life she had desired all along. What it means to choose discovery not recovery to regain emotional health. Why our quest for val
02/02/201555 minutes 51 seconds
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Confidence, Imposter Syndrome, Feminism - Interview with Caitlin Constantine

In this must-listen-to episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Caitlin Constantine - writer, runner and triathlete  – talks about how women can build confidence, become self-actualized and move past impostor syndrome in a world where women are so often boiled down to their superficial beings. We chat about: How the portrayal of women in fitness has evolved in the last couple decades - progress or hindrance? Why a 'willingness to try' builds your intrinsic sense of confidence. Why having a network of supportive and positive people and being willing to 'fake it' are critical to helping you push past your limitations. How our culture enforces impostor syndrome in women and how this manifests in our self-image. Why comparison hinders our confidence and simple ways to overcome it. What Caitlin thinks it means to be feminine. Caitlin's favourite fitness magazines for women. And SO much more...
19/01/201555 minutes 36 seconds
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Overcome food fear and be unapologetically you - interview with Madelyn Moon

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Madelyn Moon – Holistic Health Coach, former fitness competitor, podcast host and blogger  – talks about how to overcome food fears, end food and diet obsession and be apologetically you. We chat about: How Madelyn broke free of food and exercise obsession after years as a fitness competitor. The simple exercise that helped her to break free of her obsession with being thinner. How to overcome food fears and trust yourself around food. Why being unapologetically you is the key to fostering self-love. Plus everything about Madelyn's AWESOME 4 Weeks To Body Freedom program starting January 19th (doors close on Jan 18th!!)
12/01/201556 minutes 16 seconds
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Strong women, body image, eating to be strong - interview with Steph Gaudreau

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Steph Gaudreau - blogger, author, culinary mastermind, weightlifter and all around amazing – returns to the show to chat about the way women are portrayed in the strength world, how to eat to perform and her new book The Performance Paleo Cookbook. In this episode, we chat about: The mixed messages that we receive about strength leading to skinny, How Steph feels about the messaging that strong is the new skinny, How you can bust through yo
29/12/20141 hour 6 minutes 7 seconds
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Crush self-doubt and build confidence, Interview with Jenn Scalia

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio I interview Jenn Scalia of jennscalia.com - Jenn coaches smart, successful women on how to get clear on what they want, set boundaries and love themselves more. We talk all about how you can build confidence and self-efficacy, crush self-doubt and redefine selfishness to live the life you dream of.
08/12/201442 minutes 12 seconds
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Enjoy the holidays food-crazy free with Allison Nichols

In this episode, we chat about:How to listen to your inner body cues and cultivate forgiveness to enjoy the holidays instead of stressing over food and OMG I JUST ATE A WHOLE PIE. How to change your mindset to ditch the all or nothing mentality that leads to ‘throwing in the towel’ in December. Why your fear of losing control actually drives you to lose control and how to ditch that fear. The best way to make sustainable change instead of falling victim to the ‘starting over in January’ mentality. Whether you should make New Year’s resolutions. The problem with Paleo. Plus so much more!
01/12/201454 minutes 18 seconds
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How EFT can change your relationship with food - interview with Caitlin Weeks

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18/11/201456 minutes 24 seconds
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8 Fundamentals of Good Body Image

In this episode I run solo and talk about the 8 fundamentals of having a good body image - plus, a sneak peek at my upcoming 21 Step Body Image Remix
03/11/201425 minutes 28 seconds
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Empowering young people to eat healthy - interview with Cindy Sexton

Interview with Cindy Sexton – teacher, blogger and author of the cookbook Paleo Takes 5 or Fewer  – on how to empower kids to make healthy choices and how to fit simple and delicious meals into a hectic lifestyle. We talk about: How to empower young people to make healthy choices, without making them obsessed with dieting or food. Tips on incorporating good food into your life when you don't have a lot of time. Why you only need 3-5 ingredients to pull together a fab meal. Plus many more tips and practical advice on eating good food!
27/10/201440 minutes 23 seconds
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Why getting uncomfortable is the catalyst for change - Interview With Lisa Carpenter

In this episode, I interview Nutritional Ninja Lisa Carpenter. We chat about: Why your body image issues don't go away even when you have achieved the 'perfect' figure. What accepting who you are really means (and does not mean) and the problem around thinking "I'll be happy when...".  A unique way of managing your emotional eating. What it means to be conscious when you are making decisions and why this is a key component to having a good relationship with food. Why being uncomfortable is critical to ditching the diet mentality. How to stop focusing on the negative and what you don't have, in order to improve your ability to maintain change. And so much more great content!
13/10/201453 minutes 43 seconds
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Eat & Live Intuitively - Interview With Lauren Fowler

In this episode, I chat with Lauren Fowler about: One simple exercise (creating a bliss list) to help you to stop obsessing over food and your body. How to eat and live intuitively so you can break up with dieting. How to balance and prioritize health and food restrictions with eating whatever you want. Why feeding yourself with self-care and tending to your emotional needs is critical to eating intuitively. What is health at every size and why does it matter. Plus so many more practical tips!  
29/09/201445 minutes 53 seconds
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Stop Fighting Food - Isabel Foxen Duke

You do not want to miss this episode. I’m interview the one and only Isabel Foxen Duke. We chat about: Why long as you have judgment/shame about a right or wrong way to eat, you are doomed to fail. Why when our motivation is driven by our desire to lose weight, things gets very complicated. Thin privilege: what is it and how it holds up the body acceptance movement. How to REALLY join and take action for the cultural body acceptance revolution. Everything you need to know about Isabel’s free training series Stop Fighting Food launching Tues Sept 16th. Plus so much more meaty stuff that you do not want to miss.  
16/09/20141 hour 11 minutes 6 seconds
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How I Eat Whatever I Want

In this episode I run solo and talk about: How I eat whatever I want, what that means and doesn’t mean, and the 13 principles that define how I eat whatever I want and how I was able to move from being dieting obsessed to eating whatever I want.  
01/09/201429 minutes 28 seconds
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Guest, Sarah Ramsden on Fearless Fermentation and Change to Just Do It

In this episode, I talk to Sarah Ramsden - Certified Nutritional Practitioner, brain tumour  thriver, fermentation nerd and my work-wife (co-creator of S&STV and my partner at Whole9 Canada) - on how to step into your fears and doubts to make big (or small) changes in your life and everything you need to know about fermented foods. In this episode, we talk about: Sarah's story on finding out she had a brain tumour and Multiple Sclerosis in the same week - not to mention how she manages MS naturally. How to overcome doubts so you can achieve your goals and let go of the resistance you have towards putting yourself first. How to "just F do it" - a.k.a. how to successfully make big or small changes in your life, no matter what resources you have to work with. The importance of starting before you are ready. All about fermented foods - What are they? Why are they important for our health? How do you know if you need to be eating fermented foods? How much should you be eating? Wha
20/08/201457 minutes 5 seconds
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Own Your Story - Guest, Camille DePutter

In this episode, I discuss a super important topic with one of my boxing friends - writer, coach, storyteller, lover of language and fighter - Camille DePutter, on the importance of owning your story. In this episode, we talk about: How Camille grew up as a storyteller, but held back her own story for so long and how sharing it helped her become more comfortable in her own skin. The importance of owning your story as it relates to being your authentic self and having self-worth. Where we can find our own stories and why they don't need to be profound in order to share them. Why it's so important not to tuck away pieces of your personality, especially to please those around you. What to do if you fear other people's judgements by owning your story. Why your stories don't necessarily define you. How to receive other people's stories to help them overcome shame. How to start to share your story.
04/08/201454 minutes 16 seconds
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Guest, Stacy Toth on Strong Woman and Self-Love

In this episode, I interview one rockstar of a woman - blogger, author, mother, wife, athlete and Strong Woman competitor - Stacy Toth, on body image, self-love and how she empowers her kids to have a good relationship with food and themselves. How Stacy went from being so unhealthy that she had difficulty walking up stairs, to being an athlete and competitive Strong Woman. Whether our society is becoming more accepting of a strong woman image. Why making time for yourself is important to giving 100% back to those you love. Why Stacy still had her scale and how she felt about finally getting rid of it. How Stacy's vulnerability has played a critical role in her path to self-love. The most important thing you can do to empower your kids to have a good relationship with food and themselves. And everything about Stacy & her husband Matt's upcoming book, "Real Life Paleo"  
21/07/20141 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
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Guest, Krista Scott-Dixon: The Solution Is Your Problem

In this episode, I interview one of my idols - blogger, author, behaviour change & disordered eating expert, and provider of no-BS education in fitness and health for women - Krista Scott-Dixon, on why the solution is your problem. We talk about: Krista's unconventional story of disordered eating and how she went from being the girl with glasses who was last in gym class to a leader in fitness and nutrition training. Why the demands on women and need to self-regulate are causing more women to develop disordered eating later in life. How you can tell if your 'healthy' habits are starting to become destructive and whether you are addicted to self-help. Why "the solution is your problem" and why it's so hard to give up control. Why "coming to terms with your body is a form of ninja-crapping" and doesn't mean that you accept yourself. How our cravings for approval, don't feed us. Two things you can do right now to accept your body (hint: these were things that I had no even thought of!)
14/07/20141 hour 33 seconds
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Guest, Steph Gaudreau - Be More Awesome & Harder To Kill

In this episode, I interview my first (!!!) Fearless Rebelle guest - blogger, author, culinary mastermind, weightlifter and all around amazing - Steph Gaudreau, on how to be more awesome and harder to kill. We talk about: Steph's journey from being a teacher to a full-time blogger, author and weightlifter. The importance of living a life by your own rules and not letting your unfulfilled pursuits weigh you down. What you can do if you feel like you are stuck on the hamster wheel of life in order to start achieving your dreams. Steph's passion for weightlifting and how it enabled her to take advantage of the body she was given. Where to start and what to do if you want to start weightlifting or strength training, for women. What defines an athlete and when to know if you should change your nutrition to support your activities. What are the sign
07/07/201456 minutes 35 seconds
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Why you should compare yourself to others

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25/06/201422 minutes 28 seconds
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Food fear, labels and addiction

  What food labels make us crazy. Why changing the way you label food will be a game-changing shift in the way you think about food. Why food fears are one of the biggest reasons why we overeat and sabotage ourselves. Is food addiction even real? How to break past your food fears. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 <w:SaveIfXM
12/06/201429 minutes 42 seconds
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Body-esteem vs self-esteem. Why 'fat' days are good.

In this episode I talk about body esteem versus self-esteem - the difference between them and how our culture has got us wrapping them up into one thing. Why your fat days or I feel generally gross days are actually a good thing. A few simple things you can do right now to get off the body-bashing crazy train and feel a little more awesome.
05/06/201435 minutes 56 seconds