The Love Food Podcast Episode 55

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Do you feel that you’ve made peace with food, but are still struggling to make peace with your body? Have you gained weight on your anti-diet, intuitive eating journey, and are now trying to work through your emotions related to this weight gain? Are you feeling a loss from letting go of dieting? Listen now for some ways to get started on body peace and diet mourning.

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Key Points:

  • National Dieting Month has reached its end! CHEERS!
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review!! It really helps people who need to break free from dieting find the podcast and begin their journey to find food peace. Thank you to everyone who has left a review so far!
  • For those of you early on in your intuitive eating journey, this letter writer lets us know that part of intuitive eating is learning that eating past fullness is uncomfortable, and therefore it just isn’t something we usually do when we have a healthy relationship with food. Sometimes we eat past fullness to be sure, it happens! But that isn’t the norm, and it doesn’t fill us with guilt anymore when we do eat past fullness.
  • Recovery takes time… it’s a marathon, not a sprint! Connecting to your body can feel unsafe or uncomfortable in early recovery, so be patient when trying to tap into your intuition.
  • Healthy eating includes flexibility!!
  • The only way to learn how to rely on your own hunger, fullness, and satiety cues is trial and error.
  • Intuitive eating = mindful eating = attuned eating.
  • You are allowed to eat things JUST BECAUSE. Unconditional permission to eat is a super important part of intuitive eating, but it can be the scariest!
  • Sometimes through intuitive eating we find that foods we were obsessed with during our disordered days are foods that we actually don’t even like.
  • There is often a mourning process when we let go of dieting because dieting sells us the lie of a perfect, happy life. But don’t avoid that grief! Feel what you’re experiencing, and remember that this feeling won’t last forever.
  • Seek out leaders in the body acceptance community to help you work through this grief.
  • The next step is embracing the social justice aspect of diets, and fighting for marginalized groups in the body peace movement.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

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Love Food Podcast Episode 23: I’ve lost the weight yet still feel ashamed.

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Have you had a dysfunctional relationship with food since you were a kid?? Was food a protector from horrible life events yet you are still feel shameful years later? Listen now for insight.

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Key Points:

  • Thank you for the feedback on how you are experiencing the show. So glad you are experiencing more peace with food and at home in your own skin!
  • Julie says thank you for sharing the kind words after she expressed her own body image struggles during times of infertility (Not episode 21 as I state in this podcast rather Episode 18)
  • Have you read Dietland yet? Amazing and sure to help you heal your relationship with food and your body. Would love to hear your thoughts about the book. #JenniferExists. Shall we have a Dietland book club??
  • It is important to honor the functional relationship we have with food. Tell Food thank you and compassionately time to move on and grieve it when it changes. Unless it is not time.
  • Trauma work can help you heal and be able find another way of relating with food.
  • Unhealthy coping is still coping. Stop beating yourself up for how you’ve gotten this far.
  • Should we blame weight for health problems? Weight probably has a relationship with health yet not causation. Just a relationship. Health behavior change associated with weight gain shouldn’t be considered the cause rather a symptom.
  • Not everyone in larger bodies has health problems. Not everyone who has lost weight is healthy.
  • Cause for health problems multifactorial probably from oppressions, traumas, behaviors, and stress.
  • Food addiction: when one takes away the deprivation, they no longer using the word addiction to describe her relationship with food.
  • Many people can relate to the trauma of sexual abuse and/or bullying.
  • Next time you find yourself in a binge or bad body thoughts, take a deep breath, in this exact moment, someone else is sitting with the same shame and anger. Use that common bond to help you energize your healing.

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.