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Meret Boxler: Recovering exercise-addict & dieter | resilience coach | vulnerability expert | HAES supporter

Aren’t you tired of hating your body, tired of counting calories, tired of making your scale decide whether you get to feel good today or (more likely) not? Aren’t you tired of feeling guilty for eating what you like, tired of exercising obsessively to get rid of that guilt? Tired of the negative self-talk-chatter in your head? Aren’t we all? So. Welcome home. Let’s start this journey toward body positivity, a better body image, acceptance of diversity and a more balanced approach to health; goodbye to body negativity, fat-phobia, disordered eating and a compulsive relationship to exercise. Confidence is an inside job and it’s high time we bust the myth that weight should dictate our worth. Let’s start this journey to loving our bodies from a Health At Every Size perspective and let’s nourish our body, mind and soul without going crazy.

Episodes

LU 063: Chris Sandel – Effects of food restriction (and exercise) on your body and hormones.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:21:22
LU 063: Chris Sandel – Effects of food restriction (and exercise) on your body and hormones.

Hey, lovely radicals... podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Chris Sandel from outside of London, UK. Chris is a health and nutrition expert who runs his own company called "7 Health", and alongside that, his wonderful podcast "Real Health Radio". Chris works with clients all over the world through private consultations, and he also creates and runs online training programs. Chris’ approach to health and food is completely non-dogmatic, and he knows that there IS no solution that’s perfect for everybody, and that the more anxious and stressed out we are about food and weight, our health and our life will only suffer for it. Chris wants his clients to find their own personal best health, whatever that means for each individual, mentally, physically and emotionally. He also has a specific interest in improving client’s general relationships with food and body image issues. Listen to Chris talk about: – Why he considers himself lucky in terms of body image, and relaxedness around food – How he went from being a "fast food" youngster to a food-appreciating, health-conscious cook – Why it’s the people who are most "keen" to go on detoxes, cleanses and any types of restrictive eating are the very people that should avoid all that – Why he thinks that the majority of "diet-y" tipps out there are dangerous, and why we should NOT restrict our food – Why anyone with a "difficult" relationship to food should never do a cleanse or detox – Why we should broaden what foods we allow ourselves to eat, instead of narrowing the choices – Why he thinks weight-loss as a focus is not conducive to improve health – How he works with clients and what he focuses on – What kind of questions he asks of his clients to find out what the real issue is – What he would do with our imaginary client Susy who’s experiencing a loss of periods, bad sleep, digestive issues, who’s often restricting food and overexercising – Why sleep is a central piece when it comes to health – How eating and sleep are related – What frequent nightly peeing (and/or nightly sweating) points to – Why restricting is directly linked to the increase of stress hormones, and how they wreak havoc with our system – What HA (Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea – when the menstrual cycle goes missing) translates to, in terms of why a body decides to shut down the reproductive system – How HA is impacting a person’s health in worse ways than one might suspect at first glance (bone loss, depression, anxiety, thin hair/nails, mood swings, irritability, low libido, lowered body temperature, sleep issues, etc.) – Why (even though many physicians might recommend it!) going on the birth control pill is NOT solving the problem of HA, but – in fact – will only mask the problem by producing a so-called "withdrawal bleed" – What the Minnesota (Semi-)Starvation Experiment tells us about our own experiences with restriction, the impact on our physical and mental health, and how it is all related to a lack of energy availability – How he helps his clients deal with weight gain when they start recovering from dieting/overexercising – What is usually hidden underneath the fear of gaining weight – Why, especially in the "health and wellness (and weight-loss) realm", we are prone to fall for the "survivorship bias" (meaning that just because something worked for someone, we automatically assume that the same advice must be true for us) – What we trip over with the "halo effect" – What the "negativity bias" does to our judgment – How recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea improves much more than a woman’s hormones – Why he brings the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study with all of his clients, and why taking this test can give a lot of insight as to why a person is struggling in life – What his latest project "Tummy" is about... ... And so much more! Here’s the link to Chris’s website: www.seven-health.com Here are some of Chris’ podcast episodes that you might find interesting! 1. The Minnesota Starvation Experiment: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/06/042-the-minnesota-starvation-experiment/ 2. The difference between eating disorders and disordered eating: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/08/054-eating-disorders-and-disordered-eating/ 3. Issues with a woman’s menstrual cycle: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/02/025-issues-with-your-menstrual-cycle/ 4. Chris’ overeating experiment: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/05/040-my-over-eating-experiment/ The book on HA (Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea) that Chris and I highly recommend is called "No period, now what?" by Nicola Rinaldi: https://www.amazon.com/Period-Now-What-Regaining-Improving/dp/099723668X The podcasts Chris mentioned where cognitive biases are addressed (something we all fall prey to) are called: "You Are Not So Smart" and "Hidden Brain". There are also lots of great books on human misjudgment/cognitive bias/implicit bias out there, I highly recommend: – "Mistakes were made (but not by me)" by Elliot Aronson: https://www.amazon.com/Mistakes-Were-Made-But-Not/dp/1491514132 – "Thinking, fast and slow" by Daniel Kahnemann: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555 – "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=71BTDKKRKBBCBRZTKZFK – "You Are Not So Smart" by David McRaney: https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Not-So-Smart/dp/1592407366/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=71BTDKKRKBBCBRZTKZFK Here are a few example of biases that mess up our decision making process: http://www.businessinsider.com/cognitive-biases-that-affect-decisions-2015-8 If you enjoy and love my podcast, please consider supporting it by becoming a "Patreon"! It would greatly help me to keep those episodes coming to you. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 062: Dr. Michelle Lelwica – The origins of "The Religion of Thinness and Physical Improvement".
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:21:02
LU 062: Dr. Michelle Lelwica – The origins of "The Religion of Thinness and Physical Improvement".

Lovely radicals... it's podcast time! In this week’s episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, it’s my great pleasure to talk to Dr. Michelle Lelwica from Minnesota. Michelle is a professor of religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she teaches courses on the intersection of religion, gender, culture, and the body. She did all of her graduate work at Harvard Divinity School, where she received a Masters of Theological Studies in Christianity and Culture (1989) and a Doctorate of Theology in Religion Gender and Culture (1996). She is the author of "Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement" (2017), "The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight" (2009), and "Starving for Salvation: The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating Problems among American Girls and Women" (1999). She has also written different scholarly articles and popular blogs addressing women’s conflicted relationships to their bodies. In our conversation, Michelle talks about: – How early she started to feel self-conscious about her body – How she spiraled down into an eating disorder, while nobody knew or saw how sick she was – How getting taught how to think critically, as well as learning about the history of how women are being kept small by narrow beauty standards helped her to recover – How religious narratives influence our culture’s obsession with "physical improvement" – Where some of the roots of our hope for "salvation" and "finding happiness" in thinness can be found in Christianity – How women’s desires, appetites and bodies are contextualized in religious narratives – How the story of Eve and the apple influenced the way women and their bodies are treated and perceived to this day, and how similar some of today’s diet-culture messages are framed – Questions to ask ourselves when it comes to our belief that we have to "be pretty" or "be skinny" or "look good": For whom? Why? Says who? – Why our use of language matters, especially around bodies, food, exercise and weight ("good", "bad", "sinful", "guilty", "get rid of", "burn", "eradicate", "purge", "repent", etc.) – How foundational myths bleed into modern day diet-culture – How dieting, diet-talking and wanting to belong to certain food/eating/fitness tribes (Paleo, Vegan, Crossfit, Keto...), gives many people a false sense of community where all they hear is the respective gospel – How women get distracted from giving their unique gifts and presence to the world by the pursuit of "a better body" – How our culture’s pursuit of "physical improvement" serves the interest of transnational capitalism – Why never to underestimate the effect of the intense amount of harmful imagery and messages our brains have to take in on a daily basis – How the BMI (which was never intended to be an indicator for health to begin with!) was manipulated and how this influenced how we view bodies and weight – Why the lowering of the BMI had everything to do with profit and how the financial ties to this decision lead to the weight-loss industry – How corporations deliberately send us contradictory messages – How getting angry about having been duped can awaken your internal drive for change – How Jean Kilbourne’s "Killing Us Softly"-series about the objectifying, narrowly defined, digitally enhanced depiction of women’s bodies in advertising shook her awake – How the "cruisade for thinness" and the "obesity epidemic" started around the same time and what that should tell us about the harmful long-term effects of dieting – Why "slowing down" can be the greatest blessing – How to start appreciating non-conformity – How she challenges her students to ask themselves what their true personal values are... ... And so much more! Michelle doesn’t have her own website (yet), but you can find the articles Michelle wrote by googling her name "Michelle Lelwica". Here are a few examples from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-religion-thinness Here’s the link to her latest book called "Shameful Bodies"...: https://www.amazon.com/Shameful-Bodies-Religion-Physical-Improvement/dp/1472594940 And here’s the link to her books "Religion of Thinness" and "Starving For Salvation": https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Mary-Lelwica/e/B001KD3N1O And here’s the link to the book she mentioned, "The Good Body" written by Eve Enzler: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-body-eve-ensler/1100627130 Also, here’s the link to "Descarte’s Error" by Anthony Damasio: https://www.amazon.com/Descartes-Error-Emotion-Reason-Human/dp/014303622X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501341198&sr=1-1&keywords=descarte%27s+error Jean Kilbourne addresses body image and women’s depiction in advertising in her award-winning "Killing Us Softly"-series as well as in all of her work, find out more here: http://www.jeankilbourne.com/ Hey, radicals, I need your help to keep up producing the podcast. Please consider supporting it with a monthly pledge on Patreon! Thank you very much. Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refi   ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 061: Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D. – The religious roots of modern food fears & "The Nocebo Effect".
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:24:19
LU 061: Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D. – The religious roots of modern food fears & "The Nocebo Effect".

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LU 060: Marya Hornbacher – Fighting the stigma of mental illness and eating disorders.
01:22:46
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:46
LU 060: Marya Hornbacher – Fighting the stigma of mental illness and eating disorders.

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LU 059: Dana Sturtevant – How being truly nourished helps your body to trust you (and vice versa!)
01:22:41
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:41
LU 059: Dana Sturtevant – How being truly nourished helps your body to trust you (and vice versa!)

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LU 058: Me, solo – "You don’t have to be thin to be underweight": Anorexia at higher weights.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 18:57
LU 058: Me, solo – "You don’t have to be thin to be underweight": Anorexia at higher weights.

Lovely radicals... podcast time! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I am talking about a topic that sadly doesn't get addressed nearly enough: The importance of recognizing anorexia in people in bigger bodies. In our thin-obsessed culture, eating disorders go undetected at alarming rates. With the stereotypical depiction of an emaciated teen (white, female, cis-gendered) being at the forefront of people's minds when it comes to eating disorders, the majority of sufferers either don't "feel sick enough" to seek treatment, or their symptoms get dismissed if they don't present said emaciated weight-status. This has horrendous ramifications. The majority of eating disorders happen OUTSIDE of this severely underweight range. We need to start asking patients about symptoms, not weights. How about: – Is your hair thinning out? – Are you still getting your period? (Meaning a natural period, not a withdrawal bleed from the birth control pill!) – Do you have trouble sleeping? – Tell me about your mood. Is it stable? Are you irritable? Depressed? – Do you feel anxious a lot? – How are you relating to food, your body, your weight, and exercising? We need to start talking about anorexia in people with higher weights. Doctors need to start asking better questions. Love, always. Meret. "You don't have to be thin to be underweight". (Tabitha Farrar, host of "The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast" - I highly recommend you listen to her episode with Dr. Rachel Mullner.) And here's the link to the article I read in this episode: https://www.verywell.com/anorexia-nervosa-in-individuals-of-higher-weights-1138302 Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987& ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 057: Dr. Steven Prentice – Are you ready for "Healthnut Rehab"? Here’s how real health works.
01:22:20
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:20
LU 057: Dr. Steven Prentice – Are you ready for "Healthnut Rehab"? Here’s how real health works.

Hey, lovely radicals... podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Dr. Steve Prentice from Columbus, Ohio. Steve, as a practicing chiropractor and health contrarian since 1996, has spent his career questioning the status quo and the accepted norms when it comes to health and wellbeing. His experience working with thousands of patients over the past 20 years led him to create what he termed quote "the stress-centered approach to health" and he now leads his patients through the process of restoring their health and quality of life while rejecting many of the restrictive and obsessive health recommendations that are promising quick results and lead so many people into feeling of increased trapped-ness and misery. His brand-new book called "Wrecked" has just come out, and rarely before has a small book made me sigh with relief like his. Steve will tell us: – When he started to feel self-conscious about his body – Why it was in his chiropractor education that he basically stopped trusting his own body and started dieting – What he thought when he started regaining the weight, and what that set off – How many disordered eaters make up sensitivities that they don’t really have and end up believing their own fear-narrative – Why, when we hold on to a certain food fear (carbs, fat, gluten...) in our minds, we start brainwashing ourselves into believing that any negative reactions are caused by that particular food and we go look for confirmation for this – Why eliminating foods from our diets (for no other reason than believing the latest diet fad) most often leads to more obsession, and subsequently, more eliminations, and more health problems – Why restricting, overexercising, obsessing, compulsive behaviors around food and movement and fear of food are actual stressors for the body and therefore, in themselves, harm our health – Why he recommends never to slap any labels on ourselves when it comes to eating and exercising – The social, mental and physical dangers of food tribes and their moral pressure and group identity – How diet culture, food tribes and eating/exercise rules make us forget that we really are free people with individual needs and bodies – How much pressure he built up around his own "quest for the better body" – How he found out the hard way that diets and restriction never work long term – How rules set us up for obsession, especially around food, weight and exercise – His guilt about having lectured people about weight-loss and dieting – What today’s culture of "Go! Go! Go!", social media, comparison, and unrealistic imagery does to people’s mental and physical health – Why people get sucked into being health-nuts and actually risking their health in the name of "hardcore health" – Why he recommends to just "take the pressure out" and stop believing that you need to be "fixed" – When he came to the realization that he, too, was barking up the wrong tree and something had to give – How we can all live the life that is being promised to us "once we’re thin/toned/better looking" RIGHT NOW, with the body that we have – Why some soul searching is necessary to find out about our true values in life – How his own diet-recovery looked like – Why letting go of rules will automatically lead to a decrease in food-obsession and compulsive thinking – Why, after diet-recovery, our bodies will find the weight they are happy and healthy at – Why living at war with your body is just no way to live, and not the way to happiness – How true self-acceptance is never related to size/shape/weight... ... And so much more! If you are interested in working with Steve, you can find him here: www.healthnutrehab.com Here’s the link to his book "Wrecked" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wrecked-Quest-Health-Weight-Failed-ebook/dp/B074K5BBLB/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1501955529&sr=8-6&keywords=steve+prentice Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refi ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 056: Michelle May – "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" as the way to heal eating issues.
01:39:33
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:39:33
LU 056: Michelle May – "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" as the way to heal eating issues.

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LU 055: Me, solo – Stuck on the island of disordered eating? Miserable, yet afraid of leaving it?
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 28:55
LU 055: Me, solo – Stuck on the island of disordered eating? Miserable, yet afraid of leaving it?

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LU 054: Amy Pence Brown – Taking a badass stand for radical self-acceptance & body image healing.
01:17:14
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:17:14
LU 054: Amy Pence Brown – Taking a badass stand for radical self-acceptance & body image healing.

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LU 053: Me, solo – When the inner Gremlin insists on perfectionism and productivity, give him this.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 29:33
LU 053: Me, solo – When the inner Gremlin insists on perfectionism and productivity, give him this.

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LU 052: Jennifer Rollin – Exercise bulimia, engrained habits, ED myths, and getting very personal.
01:42:33
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:42:33
LU 052: Jennifer Rollin – Exercise bulimia, engrained habits, ED myths, and getting very personal.

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LU 051: Andrea Wachter – How to make therapy work for you (whatever your struggle might be).
01:16:07
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:16:07
LU 051: Andrea Wachter – How to make therapy work for you (whatever your struggle might be).

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LU 050: Sarah Harry – Yoga without pressure or fancy pants; the kind that is for... EVERY BODY!
01:28:23
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:28:23
LU 050: Sarah Harry – Yoga without pressure or fancy pants; the kind that is for... EVERY BODY!

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LU 049: Erica Leon – Free yourself from chaotic patterns of yoyo-dieting and overexercising.
01:17:45
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:17:45
LU 049: Erica Leon – Free yourself from chaotic patterns of yoyo-dieting and overexercising.

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LU 048: Chevese Turner – Breaking the stigma of Binge Eating Disorder with insight and compassion.
01:20:15
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:20:15
LU 048: Chevese Turner – Breaking the stigma of Binge Eating Disorder with insight and compassion.

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LU 047: Jessica Setnick – When eating and exercising turn into attempts at escaping emotions.
01:26:42
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:26:42
LU 047: Jessica Setnick – When eating and exercising turn into attempts at escaping emotions.

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LU 046: Jessamyn Stanley – What yoga is about, what it’s not about, and why it is for EVERY BODY.
01:23:27
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:23:27
LU 046: Jessamyn Stanley – What yoga is about, what it’s not about, and why it is for EVERY BODY.

Hey there, lovely radicals... up for a mind-stretching podcast? In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Jessamyn Stanley from Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn, as many of you know, is a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes. She has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life. It’s called "Every Body Yoga", and just like herself, this book breaks all the stereotypes. You will hear Jessamyn share: – Where she thinks our self-consciousness about our bodies comes from – What it was that made her become dissatisfied with who she was and how her body looked – What brought her to yoga – What anxiety/depression have to do with our mind’s tendency to ruminate about the past and/or worry about the future – How she understands the spiritual aspect of the yoga practice – Why there’s so much to be said for having a healthy detachment to the materialistic focus that our culture promotes – Why she thinks that the obsession with surface-level things, like the "look" of bodies, are huge shortcomings of our society – What the dangers of social media and the display of fake "perfection" are – Why "getting likes" is never something we should be aiming for – Why no amount of outside approval can ever fill the void in our hearts – Why the disconnection that happens when everybody "lives" on the screen is so harmful for our soul’s wellbeing – Why most of what we see on social media is fake and—upon closer inspection—completely irrelevant – Why she says what she wants and doesn’t care too much about what other people think of her – Why we often look for "meaning" in life in the exact wrong places – Why people who feel insecure make better customers – How we can become more comfortable in our own company – Why facing and owning our "shit" is the only way to liberation – Where true inner contentment comes from – What most people plain misunderstand about yoga – What the problems are with "modern" (westernized) yoga – What she feels yoga is really about (hint: it’s not about how the body looks) – How she got connected to her emotions after years of stuffing them away – What emotions she has most difficulty with – How she deals with critics and haters – How she deals with getting so much attention and having to be more social than she feels is her nature... ... And so much more! Check out Jessamyn and all of her work (including her book "Every Body Yoga") at: www.jessamynstanley.com If you enjoy and love my podcast, please consider supporting it by becoming a "Patreon"! It would greatly help me to keep those episodes coming to you. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join

LU 045: Carolyn Costin – What recovery means & why undiagnosed eating issues can be the worst.
01:27:03
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:27:03
LU 045: Carolyn Costin – What recovery means & why undiagnosed eating issues can be the worst.

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LU 044: Elena Rossini – The woman who helps changing the world with her movie "The Illusionists".
01:26:17
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:26:17
LU 044: Elena Rossini – The woman who helps changing the world with her movie "The Illusionists".

Hey there, lovely radicals: Podcast ahead! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Elena Rossini from Como, Italy and Paris, France. Elena is a filmmaker, photographer, social entrepreneur and public speaker. Her latest film is called "The Illusionists", a feature-length documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world. Filming locations included the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Lebanon, India and Japan. The film has been featured in countless news outlets, and I hope it will be talked about for a long time. Elena has been taking "The Illusionists" on tour, showing it at the biggest companies in Silicon Valley (Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter...) and at dozens of renowned universities in the United States and Europe. Apart from being a filmmaker, Elena is also the founder and editor-in-chief of "No Country for Young Women", a website whose aim is to provide positive role models for young girls. The site features over 100 interviews of women representing five continents, seven decades, and over two dozen professions – from NASA engineers, illustrators, architects, to filmmakers and entrepreneurs. In 2014 Rossini co-founded "Gender Gap Grader", a platform empowering companies and organizations with innovative tools to measure the gender gap. Today, you’ll hear Elena talk about: – Why she thinks that right now is the best time to be an activist – Why she is concerned about kids and body image in the age of social media and ruthless advertising – Why she lived in so many places and what country she feels most rooted in – What upsets her most about how women are being portrayed and presented in the media and in advertisement – Why we often buy into (and literally buy) the message of products we don’t really need – How much time we end up wasting just "to look in order" – What we really put on our bodies and skins every day – that basically only hurts us – just to look and smell like we think we should – What she found young girls to be most affected by in terms of their body image – The danger behind online-personalities that present their disordered behavior in a way that makes people who watch their workout-/diet-/make-up videos think that they have to achieve the same look – What sparked the idea in her to make a movie about how we are, as women, being presented with illusions, and how we then start to perform an illusion to the outside world – What she found out about the growing epidemic of body dissatisfaction in women and men – Why it took her eight years to complete "The Illusionists" – How she gets treated as a relatively young, female filmmaker – How she responded to the people who wanted to make her believe that she wasn’t "able enough" to make this movie herself – Why she selected the countries that she did – What shocking discoveries she made – Why she strongly believes in activism and how she saw that it really DOES change things – What kind of reaction she got from advertising companies when she screened the film – Why the current way eating disorders are represented in documentaries can contribute to the continuation of the problem, and why it keeps many women/men from actually seeking help – What she intents to do in the future to help women change those self-defeating behaviors – What her project "The Realists" will be about – Why we should spend more time OFFline than online... ... And so much more! Check out Elena’s work: www.elenarossini.com www.theillusionists.org The books she mentioned in our conversation: „Fat is a Feminist Issue“ by Susie Orbach, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Feminist-Issue-ORBACH-SUSIE/dp/1784753092/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490895011&sr=1-1&keywords=fat+is+a+feminist+issue Here are books about the dangerous power of advertising, by Jean Kilbourne, Mary Pipher, and others: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jean+kilbourne „Amusing ourselves to death“ by Neil Postman, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.de/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation on "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/  

LU 043: Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld – Today’s body-obsessed culture promotes disordered eating.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:23:48
LU 043: Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld – Today’s body-obsessed culture promotes disordered eating.

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LU 042: Josée Sovinsky – The cost of denial in relation to disordered eating/compulsive exercise.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:31:11
LU 042: Josée Sovinsky – The cost of denial in relation to disordered eating/compulsive exercise.

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LU 041: Zoe McNulty – Body confidence is an inside job completely unrelated to your body size.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:12:18
LU 041: Zoe McNulty – Body confidence is an inside job completely unrelated to your body size.

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LU 040: Kelsey Miller – The author of "Big Girl" talks about overcoming dieting and getting a life.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:07
LU 040: Kelsey Miller – The author of "Big Girl" talks about overcoming dieting and getting a life.

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LU 039: Robyn L. Goldberg – Intuition and real knowledge are fundamental for confident eating.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:24:40
LU 039: Robyn L. Goldberg – Intuition and real knowledge are fundamental for confident eating.

In today’s episode, we all have a chance to meet Robyn L. Goldberg from Los Angeles. Robyn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Eating Disorder Specialist. Over the last nineteen years, Robyn has developed her own private practice in Beverly Hills, where she specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, HAES (Health at Every Size), medical conditions, preventative nutrition and pregnancy nutrition. Robyn serves as a Nutrition Consultant for the Celiac Disease Foundation and she currently is the eating disorder specialist at "The Control Center" and has several body image/eating disorder groups at "Sober Livings" in Los Angeles. Robyn also teaches the nutrition classes for the Motion Picture Wellness Program. She is a contributing author that has been quoted in countless publications, and she has made appearances on national TV shows as a nationally known speaker in the eating disorder community promoting positive body image, weight stigma and size diversity. In this talk, Robyn shares with us: – Why she felt awkward and self-conscious as a kid – How she felt around her mother – What’s wrong with the sizing of clothes – Why BMI is simply a statistical average and definitely not made for individual determination of health – Why the medical model fails so many patients when BMI is used as an indicator for health – What kind of questions doctors should be asking instead – How she addressed this issue with doctors – How money plays into the fact that patients are not getting properly examined – Why doctors are often so heavily biased against weight-acceptance – How people with higher weight can be anorexic and not get help – How much treatment and therapy would be ideal for a stable recovery – Why recovery can only happen at your own pace – The problem with weight-bias in the medical profession – Where she sees slow shifts in the medical field away from focusing too much on weight – What she addresses in her presentations – Why overexercising can be a form of an eating disorder in and of itself – How recovery from dieting and from a full-blown eating disorder can be like riding waves – How do deal with, for example, exercise-relapses, where an individual gets tempted to engage in compulsive exercise routines (so-called "challenges") again – How to deal with relapses related to eating – Why carbs are necessary for our bodies and why we need to de-villainize them once and for all – How stress is the worst we can do for our health; and that includes stressing over food and exercise – Why we should all watch the short Youtube-video called "Poodle Science" (find link below) – Why we should all honor our uniqueness and our individual bodies...

... And so much more!

Check out Robyn’s work on her website: www.askaboutfood.com

Here’s the link to the awesome "Poodle Science", made by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89QQfXtc-k

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LU 038: Ragen Chastain – Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are NOT size-dependent.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:29:13
LU 038: Ragen Chastain – Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are NOT size-dependent.

Hey there, lovely radicals... Podcast ahead! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Ragen Chastain from Los Angeles. Most of you know Ragen as the author of the fantastic blog "Dances With Fat", but she also wrote a book called "Fat: The Owner's Manual" and she is the editor of the multi-volume anthology "The Politics of Size - Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement". Her blog "Dances With Fat" is followed by thousands of people from every continent around the world; men and women who are as fed up with weight-stigma as herself. Ragen describes herself as a professional speaker, writer, and real live fat person. She has spoken everywhere from friend's living rooms to Google Headquarters to Cal Tech and Dartmouth. She will not stop until we live in a world where the full diversity of body sizes is respected, and fat people are able to live in fat bodies without shame, stigma, bullying, and harassment. Today, you’ll hear Ragen talk about: – How she remembers herself as a kid – What protected her of excessive bullying in school – What triggered her to start restricting and overexercising – Where that landed her... – What bias lies underneath the fact that so many eating disorders go undetected and untreated – How she experienced the competing dancing world as a very talented dancer in a bigger body – What made her realize that she needed to become an activist if she were to become a fat dancer – What started her to want to personally look into the science around weight and diets – What she found out, when she applied all of the skills she had acquired when she studied research methods and statistical analysis (scientific literacy) – How doctors often prescribe to fat people what they would diagnose as an eating disorder in a thin person – A few very real examples of terrible advice she got from actual doctors (weight-bias in the medical field) – How she experienced the effect of being stuck in diet-land – How to read science and tell the difference between causation and correlation – The fallacy of the "good fatty/bad fatty"-dichotomy – Why none of your health decision make you more or less worthy or morally valuable – Why size diversity is completely normal, yet our society want us to believe otherwise (and buy into their weight-loss programs and products) – Why "healthy" and "thin" are not synonymous – What her mantra is to survive in this culture that bombards us with weight-loss messages – What she did to stop hating her body – How our childhoods play a role in recovery... ... And so much more! Check out Ragen’s famous blog: https://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/blog/ Here’s the link to her book: https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Owners-Manual-Ragen-Chastain/dp/0985667400 Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 037: Beth Rosen – Life is for living, and food is for eating; here’s how she does it.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:21:36
LU 037: Beth Rosen – Life is for living, and food is for eating; here’s how she does it.

Lovely radicals, podcast joy ahead...! This week, on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, we all have a chance to meet Beth Rosen. Beth is a Registered Dietitian in private practice in Southbury (Connecticut, USA) and virtually everywhere else. She subscribes to a non-diet philosophy to wellness and is a Health At Every Size® practitioner. Beth has an undergraduate degree in Dietetics, and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City in Nutrition Education. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years. Currently, she works with chronic dieters who are struggling with the vicious cycle of dieting to ditch all diets, learn to eat fearlessly through self-regulation and Intuitive Eating principles, and respect and care for their bodies. As someone who knows how it is to live with serious food intolerances, she loves sharing recipes and food ideas for joyful eating. Being a mother, she also writes about parenting, sustainable living, gardening and crafting. In this talk, Beth shares with us: – How she was taught to feel about her body – How her mother’s (and grandmother’s) relationship to food and weight got passed on to her – How dieting became the "normal thing to do" for her – How her brothers were affected by her mother’s obsession with thinness – How she learned that girls "bonded" through body-hatred and diet-talk – How diets mess with our body’s signals in a harmful way – What kind of people she met in her studies to become a Registered Dietitian – That – disturbingly! – even people with full-blown eating disorders were allowed to take these courses – Why what is being taught at nutrition school is always to be taken with a grain of salt – Why she made herself a disservice by following the advice she learned at nutrition school – Why all foods – fun-foods included! – are important – How the "stocking"-method words to get over the fear of certain foods – How she remembers the moment she herself snapped out of her diet-obsession – How her "way out" looked like when she decided to leave diet-culture behind – What traps she fell into when she started intuitive eating – What keeps us from actually letting dieting go, even if we know that it’s imprisoning us – How to create new, better inner self-talk – What it takes to make a new habit – like positive self-talk/not dieting – stick – Why it is so important to separate the negative voice from ourselves and personalize it – Why dealing with body image issues before motherhood is so crucially important – How she made sure that she passes on a positive or at least neutral body image... ... And so much more! Check out Beth’s website: www.goodnessgraciousliving.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 036: Judith Matz – How the diet-/binge cycle works and what it takes to break free from it.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:26:54
LU 036: Judith Matz – How the diet-/binge cycle works and what it takes to break free from it.

Lovely radicals, it's show time again! This week, it’s my honor to welcome Judith Matz to the podcast. Judith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience as a therapist who helps people make peace with food, their bodies, and themselves. As someone who knows the struggle of feeling out of control around food, she now specializes in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and compulsive eating. Judith is the director of the "Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating", an organization dedicated to ending the preoccupation with food and weight through educational programs and workshops. She also loves public speaking and frequently presents at local and national conferences and meetings. Judith also is the co-author of two acclaimed books for adults called: "Beyond a Shadow of a Diet" and "The Diet Survivors Handbook" as well as a book on body image for kids called "Amanda’s Big Dream". Her work has appeared in countless media outlets, and today, here she is! Judith tells us: – How she remembers being in a body in her pre-teen years – How her family related to food and body – Why her body image plummeted in high school – How she learned that girls "bonded" through body-hatred and diet-talk – What she experienced in the years she was restricting in order to "fix her body" – What made her realize that it was restriction that messed with her once-normal relationship with food – How the false promise of diets keeps people trapped in the same cycle – What we are avoiding by making everything about our body’s size and its weight – How to approach the journey towards self-acceptance and body acceptance – Why this healing work is so worth it – How she helps the many, many health professionals, nutritionists and personal trainers who are struggling themselves and unwillingly pass on their biases – How the diet-binge cycle works and why it takes courage to break free from it and actually empower ourselves – How you can tell if someone is dieting (no matter what they might call it to make it sound like they are not) – Why there is often so much resistance when we tell them that diets are harmful – How to find out what to do instead of dieting – What she teaches parents about how to address body, food and weight – What the research on the bodies of identical twins says in relation to diets – Why you simply can not tell a person’s health by looking at their body – How to re-learn eating after a lifetime of dieting and restricting – How to switch to a kinder way of talking to ourselves... – Why self-compassion and patience are pivotal in healing our body image and how we relate to food and weight... ... And so much more! Check out Judith’s website: www.judithmatz.com Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders. We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/    

LU 035: Dan Lewin – A man turns his body image and weight issues around and helps others heal.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:24:09
LU 035: Dan Lewin – A man turns his body image and weight issues around and helps others heal.

Hey there, lovely radicals! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you'll hear me a chat with a fellow official "Body Image Movement Global Ambassador": Dan Lewin from the Sunshine Coast in Australia! Dan is 35 years old and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honors) and he has started working for a group of specialized dietitians dedicated to working with clients who are battling eating disorders, disordered eating and weight and body concerns in general. In all of his work, he uses the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES) and the non-diet approach. He is very passionate about working with community and raising awareness around body image issues, for women as well as men. As a professional photographer, he uses imagery as a tool to bring attention to male and female body image concerns. Today, you’ll hear Dan talk about: – How he remembers his relationship to food and body as a young boy – Where he got the message that his body was too big – What the role of his family was in the development of his body image – What experience kicked off his first engagement in dieting and trying to "look normal" – How he became a slave to restricting and counting, even while traveling overseas – Why he took things to the extreme after meeting his wife, especially with exercise – How his behaviors influenced his relationship – How, when he got the most compliments, his mental and physical health suffered the worst – What made him let go of his perfectionistic tendencies – Who and what made him see that he didn’t want to spread the diet-word and make others as miserable as he was – What helped him to let go of his old belief that his worth was tied to his looks – What he replaced self-hate and self-criticism with – Why he describes the journey towards body acceptance as an ongoing, fluid process – How defining his personal values helped him move through the initial phase of letting go of dieting – Why uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions are part of the way to liberation, not a sign that it’s not working – Why we need to face our fears and actually go collect the evidence (that nothing bad will happen if we gain some weight or lose tone) to see that it was only our mind holding us prisoner for so long – Why the study of dietetics and nutrition often only reinforces body-negativity and fails to address the epidemic of disordered eating and the increase of eating disorders – How he discovered "The Body Image Movement" that was created by Taryn Brumfitt, the creator of the documentary "Embrace" – Why he would love to see more men watching this movie – How he tries to encourage and inspire other men to talk about their struggles – Why he thinks body image can never be a static thing – Why he believes it is critical to teach the younger generation about media- and marketing literacy – How he intends to fight against the disgraceful "headless fatty" phenomenon in media imagery... ... And so much more! Check out Dan’s work here: www.innerselfrevealed.com.au www.fmb.com.au His favorite quote: "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody BUT yourself means to fight the hardest battle that any human being could fight." – E. E. Cummings Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 034: Anne Poirier – No more compulsive exercise: How to break the chains of "being the fit one".
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:20:44
LU 034: Anne Poirier – No more compulsive exercise: How to break the chains of "being the fit one".

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LU 033: Hilary Kinavey – How to be truly nourished and trust your own body.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:13:52
LU 033: Hilary Kinavey – How to be truly nourished and trust your own body.

Hello, sweet radicals! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Hilary Kinavey from Portland, Oregon. Hilary is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in disordered eating, trauma, anxiety, depression and addictions. She works in partnership with clients to develop a deeper understanding of their personal challenges, inner wisdom and their personal story. As a counselor, she places an emphasis on developing insight, mindfulness, and empathy for oneself. In 2005, she and Dana Sturtevant started facilitating groups to help women let go of food and weight obsession, and – sharing the same ideas – they then merged their practices to create a revolutionary approach to re-establish the "Body Trust" that we all had when we were born. They founded "Be Nourished", a partnership that is based on the passion to help people lose the weight of body shame and to create the change they seek from a deeper place. They offer programs, workshops, retreats, and e-courses to help cultivate body trust, as well as counseling, yoga and naturopathic care to complement long-term body acceptance and the benefits of being physically and psychologically nourished. In addition to counseling, coaching, and facilitating, Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating and Body Respect in health care communities, and she is a regular contributor to the Huffington post. You'll hear Hilary talk about: – How her mother’s dieting made her focus on her own body – How she came to believe that her body was not ok – What she learned about what it meant to be "a successful woman" – Why so many people still aren’t aware of how harmful diets can be – What most of us are trying to achieve when we start weight-obsessing – Why her parents' feminism helped her a lot, even though dieting wasn’t being questioned yet back then – How she learned about social justice issues from her parents – Why people’s struggles with food and weight are often not addressed in counseling – Why, sadly, women are lead from focusing on their own heart’s desires towards being stuck focusing solely on their desirability – What it was that made the pieces fall together for her on her journey to self-acceptance – What her first reaction was after she figured out what it is that keeps women from living their fullest expression and following their true desires – What 5 steps we can all take to get rid of body-loathing – How Intuitive Eating connected her with her own body – Why Intuitive Eating and enjoying food freely leads to a feeling of empowerment – How her whole life changed when she started trusting herself, her body and food – How she breaks through the diet-mentality barriers of her clients – What this body image work is really about, at the core – How she helps her clients get over their resistance to feel emotions – What her (and Dana Sturtevant’s) work at "Be Nourished" is all about – How body respect is the first and easiest step towards body trust – How to learn what diet-culture has robbed of us, and how that can help us grow – Why it’s not about "not ever having a bad body day" again – How "Be Nourished" helps health care providers get rid of weight-bias... ... And so much more! Check out Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant’s work with "Be Nourished" here: www.benourished.org Here's the link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/benourishedpdx/?fref=ts Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 032: Diane Summers – There is hope for healing and achieving a life free from body issues.
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:19:01
LU 032: Diane Summers – There is hope for healing and achieving a life free from body issues.

Lovely radicals! Welcome back. This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, it’s my pleasure to bring to you a fellow size-acceptance fighter: Diane Summers from Everett, Washington. Diane is a nationally registered and state certified dietitian with extensive experience treating eating disorders at all levels of care. Diane has been involved in the awareness, prevention and treatment of eating disorders for more than 10 years, and has treated hundreds and hundreds of people of all ages and across the entire spectrum of eating disorders and eating issues. She is recognized as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through the international Association of Eating Disorder Professionals for her expertise in treating eating disorders and training other professionals in the treatment of eating disorders. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Diane has presented at local and national conferences, schools, universities, clinics, and church groups. Today, you’ll hear Diane talk about: – How her parents feed her as a child and why she is extremely grateful for that – What her emotional difficulties looked like as an "army kid" – The ways in which her body image suffered in her adolescence – Why she felt like "the odd one out" as a nutritionist – What it was that made her question the diet-y ideas she got taught in nutrition school – The reason why she got interested in working with eating disorders – Why eating disorder treatments so often fail – Why we are often unaware of our internal "size-ism" and how to bring that into awareness – What it would take to make treatment success stories improve tremendously – What she teaches her clients about weight-discrimination – How we can smartly respond to body-shaming/food-shaming comments – Why we should all abstain from making ANY comments on bodies, whether good or bad – Why not just "the very thin", but also a person in a bigger body might show signs of anorexia – How a session with her could look like – What it is that is way more telling if someone has disordered eating or an eating disorder than the actual weight – What makes the diet-mentality so hard to break free from – What people with disordered eating and eating disorders have in common – Why the role of parents is crucially important in the development of a child’s body image – How it is never really about food or weight, once the layers of the struggles are being worked through – Why what the media presents us in terms of post-menopausal women is a legitimate set-up for body-wars – Why weight-gain after menopause is the best life-protection for you... ... And so much more! Check out Diane’s website: www.hopenutritiontherapy.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 031: Julie Duffy Dillon – Have you hit diet rock bottom and need more peace with food and body?
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2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:20:36
LU 031: Julie Duffy Dillon – Have you hit diet rock bottom and need more peace with food and body?

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LU 030: Marsha Hudnall – Helping women find body-peace and a full life after an eating disorder.
01:16:24
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:16:24
LU 030: Marsha Hudnall – Helping women find body-peace and a full life after an eating disorder.

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LU 029: Isabel Foxen Duke – Learning from the mastermind behind "Stop Fighting Food".
01:22:51
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:51
LU 029: Isabel Foxen Duke – Learning from the mastermind behind "Stop Fighting Food".

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LU 028: Fiona Sutherland – Goodbye, scale! Time for positivity with food, weight and body image.
01:22:22
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:22
LU 028: Fiona Sutherland – Goodbye, scale! Time for positivity with food, weight and body image.

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LU 027: Thom Rutledge – Confronting the "inner Gremlin voice" and learning how to disobey it.
01:26:25
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:26:25
LU 027: Thom Rutledge – Confronting the "inner Gremlin voice" and learning how to disobey it.

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LU 026: Melissa Toler – Bring sanity back to the way you eat, train and look at yourself.
01:22:25
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:22:25
LU 026: Melissa Toler – Bring sanity back to the way you eat, train and look at yourself.

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LU 025: Harriet Brown – "The Body of Truth" reveals what’s wrong in today’s thin-obsessed world.
01:16:37
2017-10-07 16:49:14 UTC 01:16:37
LU 025: Harriet Brown – "The Body of Truth" reveals what’s wrong in today’s thin-obsessed world.

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LU 024: Rebecca Scritchfield – With "Body Kindness" to lasting health and peace of mind.
01:18:08
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:18:08
LU 024: Rebecca Scritchfield – With "Body Kindness" to lasting health and peace of mind.

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LU 023: Me, solo – How to become a critical consumer, make better resolutions & 1000 thank-yous.
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2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 45:23
LU 023: Me, solo – How to become a critical consumer, make better resolutions & 1000 thank-yous.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."—Anaïs Nin. Lovely radicals! My knees are a little wobbly, as I bring to you my end-of-the-year solo-episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast. That's because what I put together, isn't just the usual fluffy-jingly Christmas talk. See, all around me, people are in a buying frenzy, we are all being bombarded by "special offers" and "limited editions" and "gift ideas". And I can't help thinking of this excellent quote—credited to 15 different people, so I wonder if I should make it mine...? Just kidding!—that says: "We are persuaded to buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't care about." And as if THAT wasn't enough to give me a million ideas for this podcast, we are ALSO being bombarded by the same old, sucked dry, tried-and-failed weight-loss New Year's resolutions. I can't even with this nonsense anymore! It makes me want to poke my eyeballs with a pencil and make monkey noises. This has got to change. So I'm going to talk about it. Yes, I feel vulnerable to let the world know where I stand on some of the matters I will be talking about, but that's a perfect indicator: This is exactly what I have to do. Get ready, dear ones. This episode is packed full of what I know about present-day marketing and how this ties into our world's collective, terrible state of body image. In my opinion, this knowledge is crucial to become more critical as a consumer and better equipped to see behind façades. This episode also contains a truckload of NEW New Year's resolutions to keep you strong on this path towards liberating your wonderful self, and not to fall for the tired old bunch of weight-lossy ones. And lastly, this episode is full of love. Full of gratitude for you showing up, full of respect for your continuous growth, full of awe for our collective support, our community, our sister- and brotherhood, for lack of a less wooo-wooo word. All of what I say today, is based on my interest to see us blossom. One promise: After listening to this, you will be perfectly equipped to step into the New Year with an awake mind, a well-oiled internal bullshit-detector, and a protective shield against the onslaught of body negative messages around you. One warning: Listening to this may cause you to question some beliefs you might have subconsciously been holding on to, and that might feel uncomfortable. One secret: That's a sign of growth! Growth happens out of your comfort zone. See why my knees are shaky? This one is important. If I had one Christmas gift wish, I would love for all the (wo)men in the world to have a chance to listen to this. For they deserve to live life true to themselves. Thank you a million times for being on this journey with me.... You are incredible people, radicals. I love you. Meret. Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Please: Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid= ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/  

LU 022: Lauren Anton – Reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom and let go of societal rules.
01:06:40
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:06:40
LU 022: Lauren Anton – Reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom and let go of societal rules.

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LU 018: Evelyn Tribole – How not to fall for the "street version" of Intuitive Eating.
01:15:02
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:15:02
LU 018: Evelyn Tribole – How not to fall for the "street version" of Intuitive Eating.

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LU 019: Aaron Flores – Are you sick of dieting and ready to break the vicious cycle?
01:14:41
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:14:41
LU 019: Aaron Flores – Are you sick of dieting and ready to break the vicious cycle?

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LU 021: Christy Harrison – Codependency, trauma, and healing our eating issues.
01:17:53
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:17:53
LU 021: Christy Harrison – Codependency, trauma, and healing our eating issues.

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LU 020: Dr. Anita Johnston – "In the Light of the Moon" we transform our relationship with food.
01:19:47
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:19:47
LU 020: Dr. Anita Johnston – "In the Light of the Moon" we transform our relationship with food.

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LU 017: Sonya Renee Taylor – The brilliant mind behind "The Body Is Not An Apology".
01:13:24
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:13:24
LU 017: Sonya Renee Taylor – The brilliant mind behind "The Body Is Not An Apology".

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LU 016: Dr. Maria Paredes – Reframing and healing your relationship with your body.
01:09:33
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:09:33
LU 016: Dr. Maria Paredes – Reframing and healing your relationship with your body.

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LU *Bonus Episode 1*: Guided meditation – Quiet the monkey mind in a body positive way (25 min.).
24:55
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 24:55
LU *Bonus Episode 1*: Guided meditation – Quiet the monkey mind in a body positive way (25 min.).

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LU 015: Zoe Nicholson – Teaching us how to do "moderation" in moderation.
01:08:19
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:08:19
LU 015: Zoe Nicholson – Teaching us how to do "moderation" in moderation.

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LU 014: Tracy Brown – Stepping towards a joyful relationship with food and body size
01:12:53
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:12:53
LU 014: Tracy Brown – Stepping towards a joyful relationship with food and body size

In this episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you’re going to hear Tracy Brown from Naples, Florida. She is a nutrition therapist, registered licensed dietitian and somatic attuned eating coach who has offered counseling in private practice since 2006. She specializes in treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children and she also routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered eating related talks in the North Central Florida area, including Santa Fe College and Flager College, St. Augustine, Florida. Today, and only on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, she’s will tell us all of this: – How being highly sensitive as a kid led her to numb her feelings with an obsession to be the perfect kid – How her obsession quickly turned into meal-skipping, dieting, and taking advice from fitness-magazines at face value – Why it took years of purging, binging, restricting and suffering before she realized that happiness wasn’t to be found by chasing after the skinny ideal – When it was that she decided to learn to accept her body and look into attuned (intuitive) eating – What it took for her to heal her relationship to food, body and exercise – Why therapy and body image work helped her not to worry about food and her body anymore – How she provides practical guidance and interventions for people suffering from eating disorders, food fears and underlying emotions – How society has a false image of how eating disorders look like and how the reality of eating disorders look like – How we can learn to eat based on permission – Why, when she works nutritionally with her clients, she only does so to make sure that they eat enough and have all they need – Why the concept of "good" and "bad" foods is obsolete to maintain a body’s natural weight – Why she believes that dieting, binging, purging and all eating disorders are symbolic communicators delivering a message from our soul – What she does when she does "symbolic decoding" – Why, when we are tempted to say "I feel fat", it never – ever – is about the size of our body, and what we can ask ourselves instead – What her three most favorite words are – Why she thinks that everyone who is willing to heal the relationship to their body/food and weight is a badass...

... And so much more!

Check out Tracy Brown’s website and find out about her coaching business at: www.tracybrownrd.com

 

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LU 013: Chris Cole – A man makes peace with his body, mind, spirit and food.
01:14:32
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:14:32
LU 013: Chris Cole – A man makes peace with his body, mind, spirit and food.

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LU 012: Glenys Oyston – Dare to not diet – losing the obsession with food
01:16:15
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:16:15
LU 012: Glenys Oyston – Dare to not diet – losing the obsession with food

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LU 002: Nicole Spencer – A brave journey from addictions and disorders back to life with yoga.
54:14
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 54:14
LU 002: Nicole Spencer – A brave journey from addictions and disorders back to life with yoga.

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LU 003: Nicola Rinaldi – No period. Now what? Health issues from overexercise and too little food.
01:02:16
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:02:16
LU 003: Nicola Rinaldi – No period. Now what? Health issues from overexercise and too little food.

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LU 011: Virgie Tovar – "Lose hate not weight"; a critical examination of diet culture
01:22:10
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:22:10
LU 011: Virgie Tovar – "Lose hate not weight"; a critical examination of diet culture

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LU 010: Summer Innanen – Smash the scale and start living your life unapologetically
01:19:52
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:19:52
LU 010: Summer Innanen – Smash the scale and start living your life unapologetically

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LU 009: Linda Bacon – What Health At Every Size (HAES) really means and the effects of weight-stigma
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2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 59:24
LU 009: Linda Bacon – What Health At Every Size (HAES) really means and the effects of weight-stigma

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LU 008: Vania Phitidis – Feeling peaceful around food and your body (+ some instant therapy)
01:07:02
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:07:02
LU 008: Vania Phitidis – Feeling peaceful around food and your body (+ some instant therapy)

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LU 007: Kathleen A. Bishop – There's a life beyond internalized fat-phobia.
01:06:14
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:06:14
LU 007: Kathleen A. Bishop – There's a life beyond internalized fat-phobia.

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LU 006: Kaila Prins – How to stand up against society's restrictive standards and live life fully.
01:15:13
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:15:13
LU 006: Kaila Prins – How to stand up against society's restrictive standards and live life fully.

Are you ready to meet the first drag queen who is actually trapped in a woman’s body? In today's episode of the Life Unrestricted Podcast, I am chatting with Kaila Prins, the woman with the most awesome drag make up I've ever seen. She is a body positive burlesque and pole dancer and by that she is a performing woman... performing "woman"! Kaila is also a body positive wellness and recovery coach, feminist writer and speaker and a fellow podcastine... She talks about her 13-year battle with eating disorders, calorie counting, yo-yo dieting and compulsive exercise and has the most amazing guests. Kaila is one of the precious few voices who bring the taboo topics of eating disorders, exercise addiction, and body image obsession into the open and is an inspiration for thousands – myself included. This show will leave you feeling ready to change the world, one step towards self-acceptance at a time. You will hear us talk about:

– How "healthy" and "skinny" have nothing to do with each other – How we are potentially harming ourselves by doing what society calls "healthy" – How most eating disorders go undiagnosed in a culture that promotes harmful behaviors – How to tell if you are exercise dependent and how to break free of exercise addiction – How too much exercise can be severely damaging to our bodies, our fertility and our emotional health – How our obsession to be skinny can keep us trapped in recovered-enough and how this can hold us trapped and certainly keeps us from enjoying life as fully as we could – How we can actually LET ourselves enjoy life, step out of our obsession to control our bodies and the need to be thinner – How to get over our internalized fat-phobia and diet-culture mindset – Why burlesque dancing is a great way to help you reconnect to and feel good in your body as it is returning to its happy weight – How discovery is an important to leave the disordered mindset behind and step into your real self – How discovering who you really are is worth so much more than living your life trying to match an unrealistic, distorted ideal – How important it is to see behind media's messages, to understand the psychology of marketing, to educate ourselves how we are being marketed to and why advertisement is intended to make us feel "less than" and "not good enough", so that we, as customers, keep coming back – How we can change the conversation, one brave woman at a time...

... And so much more!

 

Kaila is currently working on a program to work with clients who want to leave their exercise addiction and disordered eating behaviors behind and start living a fulfilling, satisfying life according to their own rules. You'll find out more about her, her blog, her dancing gigs and (soon) her program on her website: www.performingwoman.com You can follow her on all the different social media platforms (@performingwoman) and her awesome podcast is here: www.findingourhunger.com

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LU 005: Sarah Vance – When having the "goal body" means misery and obsession.
01:10:22
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:10:22
LU 005: Sarah Vance – When having the "goal body" means misery and obsession.

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LU 004: Keri-Anne Livingstone – Daring to suck can make all the difference in life...
01:03:32
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 01:03:32
LU 004: Keri-Anne Livingstone – Daring to suck can make all the difference in life...

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LU 001: Me, solo – How Brené Brown helped me kickstart this show.
40:55
2017-10-07 16:49:15 UTC 40:55
LU 001: Me, solo – How Brené Brown helped me kickstart this show.

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LU 071: Dr. Michelle May – Eating without fear, specifically for diabetes, WLS, and binge eating.
01:24:03
2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:24:03
LU 071: Dr. Michelle May – Eating without fear, specifically for diabetes, WLS, and binge eating.

Today on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you’ll hear my follow-up conversation with Dr. Michelle May from Phoenix, Arizona that we promised to have in our first talk (episode 56 - in case you haven’t had a chance to listen to that one yet, I highly recommend it to you). Michelle is a former physician, mindful eating speaker, and recovered yo-yo dieter who founded the "Am I Hungry?" company that offers "Mindful Eating" programs and trainings. "Am I Hungry?" empowers people to end chronic dieting and overeating, and to get back a fulfilling life without deprivation and guilt. She is also the award-winning author of the book "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat". Based on the success people had with her first book, Dr. Michelle May wrote and published three more books: "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Diabetes", "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating" and "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Bariatric Surgery". Her books, programs and retreats are all designed to help people increase self-awareness of beliefs, habits, thoughts, feelings and physical sensations, to finally understand why diets do not work, to discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restriction. Since finding her passion in helping people get out of their dieting traps, Michelle has retired from her medical practice to focus fully on sharing the mindful eating method. Along the way she has been featured on countless media outlets and publications, and her personal story is even featured in "Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul". Today, you’ll hear Michelle talk about: – The "Eat – Repent – Repeat" –cycle – All the cases she hears where people tell her "Michelle, I love your idea to be able to love what we love and love what we eat, BUT I CAN'T, because ... " – Why she is convinced that everybody is able and allowed to eat without fear – What she wants people who are managing diabetes to know – What the common misperceptions are about food when it comes to diabetes are (often perpetuated by uninformed health professionals) – General myths about weight, food and eating in relation to diabetes – Myths about food and eating in relation to "treat" binge eating – How "mindful eating" could look like for people with diabetes – What she tells people who deal with binge eating – How "mindful eating" could look like for people who deal with binge eating – What she advises to clients who had bariatric surgery – How "mindful eating" could look like for people who had bariatric surgery – Why abstinence or elimination eventually leads to reactionary eating... ... And so much more! Check out Michelle’s website: www.amihungry.com Here’s the link to Michelle’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=michelle+may ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 070: Lu Uhrich – End the restrict/binge/overexercise-cycle & get your health and period back.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:25:16
LU 070: Lu Uhrich – End the restrict/binge/overexercise-cycle & get your health and period back.

Hey, lovely radicals... podcast alert! In today’s episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you’ll hear my conversation with Lu Uhrich from Pennsylvania. Lu and I spoke a few months ago, and I'm happy to announce that she shares a great deal of knowledge with us here on the show. Lu is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach who helps women worldwide to grow in self-awareness, find food freedom and practice body love. She also host the "Untamed" podcast, where she interviews women who are living beyond limits and who are helping others to do the same. Lu specializes in guiding her clients to overcome struggles with yo-yo dieting, food restriction, binge eating, loss of periods, shame, body hate and other unwanted symptoms, mindsets or behaviors. Through her one-on-one coaching program and online courses, she teaches participants to end the exhausting hustle for food and body perfection by finding out who they really are, what they truly want, and how to finally get it. Listen in as Lu talks about: – How her parents raised her in a very body positive and food positive (and therefore unusual) way – How well her body and food confidence protected her from falling for diet-messages and body negativity – Why the messages she got in church threw her for a loop with regards to her confidence about herself as a woman – What it was that made her slip into disordered ways with eating and exercise – What we get wrong when "the diet doesn’t work anymore", and why we end up digging an even deeper hole for ourselves – What made her lose her period – Why not having a period is so dangerous for a woman’s health – Why being on the pill only masks Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (HA) by producing a "withdrawal bleed" – Why we usually only seek help when the uncontrollable binges start (reactionary eating after restriction) – Some of the mental traps she set up for herself that made her think "she had to keep the body she worked so hard for" – Why we often fear weight-gain more when we’re at our sickest/thinnest – How diet-mentality can distort our inner compass and our true values – How she dealt with weight gain in recovery from hear disordered eating and lack of period – How she advises her clients who suffer from Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (HA) in terms of exercise and food – Why resting, eating plenty and finding joy in what we do are essential for recovery – Why she would never wear a Fitbit or count calories again – How to deal with the internalized "should"s – How we can apply curiosity and self-compassion when our bodies change shape/size – How to understand your binges and how to deal with them – What our culture’s obsession with "eating right" is often code for – What she means when she says "the only way out is through" – What food freedom looks like and why it is liberating on many different levels – Why weight-gain after menopause is the best life-protection for you... ... And so much more! For more information check out Lu’s website at: www.lueats.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&ref   ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 069: Me, solo – How to never fall for diet-y "New Year's Resolutions“ again and become more YOU.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 41:41
LU 069: Me, solo – How to never fall for diet-y "New Year's Resolutions“ again and become more YOU.

Download Episode! Hey there, lovely radicals! Podcast ahead. Today on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, your ears are in for a re-treat. Because it's THAT time of year again. Christmas and New Year's are at the door and with them a lot of tension. And a lot of misguided "resolutions". So I think we're all in need of some reminders as to why we DON'T have to listen to all the diet-y New Year's Resolutions and false promises. Some soul-saving words to stay true to our own body's needs and to keep trusting it. So in todays' episode I want to remind us of that by replaying something I said a while ago. See, all around us, people are in a buying frenzy, we are all being bombarded by "special offers" and "limited editions" and "gift ideas". And I can't help thinking of this excellent quote (credited to 15 different people, so I wonder if I should make it mine...?—Just kidding!) that says: "We are persuaded to buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't care about." And as if THAT wasn't enough to give me a million ideas for this podcast, we are ALSO being bombarded by the same old, sucked dry, tried-and-failed weight-loss New Year's resolutions. I can't even with this nonsense anymore! It makes me want to poke my eyeballs with a pencil and make monkey noises. This has got to change. So I'm going to talk about it. This episode is packed full of what I know about present-day marketing and how this ties into our world's collective, terrible state of body image. In my opinion, this knowledge is crucial to become more critical as a consumer and better equipped to see behind façades. This episode also contains a truckload of NEW "New Year's Resolutions" to keep you strong on this path towards liberating your wonderful self, and not to fall for the tired old bunch of weight-lossy ones. And lastly, this episode is full of love. Full of gratitude for you showing up, full of respect for your continuous growth, full of awe for our collective support, our community, our sister- and brotherhood, for lack of a less wooo-wooo word. All of what I say today, is based on my interest to see us blossom. One promise: After listening to this, you will be perfectly equipped to step into the New Year with an awake mind, a well-oiled internal bullshit-detector, and a protective shield against the onslaught of body negative messages around you. One warning: Listening to this may cause you to question some beliefs you might have subconsciously been holding on to, and that might feel uncomfortable. One secret: That's a sign of growth! Growth happens out of your comfort zone. Thank you a million times for being on this journey with me.... You are incredible people, radicals. I love you. Happy holidays, merry everything! <3, Meret. "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."—Anaïs Nin. Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&ref ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/    

LU 068: Jonah Soolman – Weight stigma, chronic dieting & overexercise have adverse health effects.
01:17:22
2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:17:22
LU 068: Jonah Soolman – Weight stigma, chronic dieting & overexercise have adverse health effects.

Hey lovely radicals, podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life Unrestricted." podcast, I am happy to bring you my conversation with Jonah Soolman from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Jonah is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer. He and his wife Joanne co-own "Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC", a private practice where they offer individualized nutrition counseling using a non-diet approach. His writing has appeared in BuzzFeed, Boston Baseball magazine, and other local and international publications. Jonah talks about: – What messages about bodies and weight he picked up from society when he grew up – What makes dieting and restricting so insidious – Why people often only realize much later (if ever!) that dieting/restricting/overexercising was what set in motion a vicious cycle for them – Why going back and retracing our diet-stories can really be enlightening as to what caused the downward spiral/yoyo-dieting, or even the development of an eating disorder – Why a story of "I am a sugar/bread/food addict" will only reinforce itself if the person decides to cut out certain foods or food groups, and how to break that story – What the problem is with weight-loss studies – The different ways fat-phobia manifests (out in the world and in our own minds) – Why never to underestimate the power of the mind when it comes to making ourselves believe certain things about food – Why he thinks it’s unethical to put people on diets and promise them weight-loss, even though that would make his business "better bucks" – What he observes in gyms he frequents, and his thoughts on today’s "gym-culture" and exercise bulimia – How he got stuck in years of exercise and an exercise addiction – What needs to change in the way personal trainers, nutritionists and dietitians are schooled – Why eating disorders need the diverse representation that they deserve, and not just the stereotypical depiction – How he and his wife work with clients – How hard it is for males to seek help, because eating issues are still considered "a female issue" – Why he strongly believes that there needs to be a therapist on board when he is helping clients with eating disorders – An example of a client story that is hope-inspiring – Why we all must absolutely follow him on social media... ... And so much more! Check out Jonah and his work: www.soolmannutrition.com Please consider supporting the podcast with by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&ref   ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/        

LU 067: Lindsay Meisel – When "healthy" becomes unhealthy... How a runner got her period back.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:09:07
LU 067: Lindsay Meisel – When "healthy" becomes unhealthy... How a runner got her period back.

In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you’ll hear my conversation with Lindsay Meisel from San Francisco. I’ve known Lindsay from the Facebook groups we're both in that are specifically for women who are dealing with Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (or – in layman's terms – women who are missing their periods). Lindsay is one of the strong voices in those groups, and I always wanted to talk to her, since she has recovered from "HA", as we call Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea (to not have it be such a mouthful), and she is clearly very knowledgeable about this. Lindsay works as the head of content for Ava, a women's health technology company that makes a sensor bracelet that monitors the menstrual cycle. She was a long distance runner for over a decade, but gave it up to get her period back. You'll hear Lindsay talk about: – What set off her disordered eating and exercise behaviors – Why the lure of "reaching energy deficit" can be so addictive and dangerous – How she was only able to break that compulsion by actively changing her behaviors towards "reaching energy surplus" – Why she is angry at people in the medical field who give women terrible advice when it comes to issues like missing periods – Why her own doctor encouraged her to dismiss her HA, which kept her in her disorder for a number of years to come – How the stages of her disordered eating/exercise morphed over the years – What her breaking point was – How she started to wake up to the fact that she wasn’t healthy – Why, when she decided to start recovering, she unknowingly went about it in the completely wrong way – Why it was only when she read Nicola Rinaldi’s book "No Period. Now What?" that she finally got an idea of what real recovery looks like and what she had to do to "go all in" – How long it took her to break free (and feel free) from her exercise addiction – Why we often compensate not "formally exercising" by compulsively ramping up low-level movement – How she reframed her thought-patterns and taught herself to think about her recovery as her goal and mission to get healthy – How she started filling up her time and using her energy for different things than exercising – Why recovery without the mental work doesn’t work, and why a person with HA is never at "a healthy point“ with exercise and eating – Why for women with HA (coming from a history of overexercising, undernourishing) it takes a phase of letting the pendulum swing in the other direction (full rest and complete replenishment of the body’s depleted energy stores) – Why it’s important to stay "all in" for 4-6 months more after getting the menstrual cycle running again – How there really is no "cheating" in HA recovery since the "feel good hormones" of exercising are exactly what cause the hypothalamus to stay shut down – Why it’s completely normal to experience exhaustion and pretty extreme hunger in recovery – Why it is important to work on body image while recovering – How HA is impacting a person’s health in worse ways than one might suspect at first glance (bone loss, depression, anxiety, thin hair/nails, mood swings, irritability, low libido, lowered body temperature, sleep issues, etc.) – Why (even though many physicians might recommend it!) going on the birth control pill is NOT solving the problem of HA, but, in fact, only masking the problem by producing a so-called "withdrawal bleed" – Why she says that life "after recovery" is a million times better than before... ... And so much more! Check out Lindsay’s blog at: https://differentkindofhuman.blogspot.com/ Here’s the link to the company Lindsay works at, the company that produces a bracelet that tracks a woman’s cycle: www.avawomen.com The book on HA (Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea) that Lindsay and I highly recommend is called "No Period, Now What?" by Nicola Rinaldi: https://www.amazon.com/Period-Now-What-Regaining-Improving/dp/099723668X If you enjoy and love my podcast, please consider supporting it by becoming a "Patreon"! It would greatly help me to keep those episodes coming to you. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 066: Dr. Deb Burgard – The obsession with thinness is keeping us trapped in a senseless loop.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:33:05
LU 066: Dr. Deb Burgard – The obsession with thinness is keeping us trapped in a senseless loop.

  Hey there, lovely radicals... podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I bring to you the absolutely amazing Dr. Deb Burgard, a FAED (Fellow for the Academy of Eating Disorders) from the San Francisco Bay Area. I had the great pleasure to talk to her a few months ago. Deb is a psychologist and activist specializing in concerns about body image, eating, weight stigma, and relationships. She is also one of the founders of the "Health at Every Size" model, as well as the very original Body Positive website "bodypositive.com", and the "Show Me the Data" listserv, building communities where people can find each other and the resources to resist weight stigma, especially in medical and psychological treatment. Her activism includes working with healthcare providers to integrate an understanding of the social determinants of health and creating interventions that address structural oppression and support stigma resistance. Deb has a PhD in psychology, and has been licensed psychologist ever since 1993. In the early nineties, she was the director of Clinical Services as Woodside Women’s Hospital, and after the mid-nineties, after having started working in private practice, she was also the supervising psychologist at the Santa Clara University Counseling Center. Since 1997, she has been working exclusively in private practice where she helps clients with eating disorders, weight and body preoccupation, sexuality, depression and relationship concerns. I’m very happy to say that, in the time since we spoke, Deb has been rewarded with the "Frances. J. Bonner" award for her outstanding work in the field. Today, Deb talks about: – Why she never lost touch to that part of her that felt joyful and carefree about her body – What she remembers about her mother’s relationship to food and diets – Why she started questioning our culture’s "assignment to become thin" fairly early on – Why most people almost automatically take on the "body project" and assume it’s their "duty" to invest all they can into it – What made her realize that she didn’t have to do this anymore – Why most therapists never address the body and food issues of a client – What the "cult of thinness" promises and never delivers – Why we tend to blame bad things that happen to us on our looks/bodies/weight – What the medical model fails to acknowledge when it comes to health – What constitutes the most important factor in a person’s health – Why stigma and oppression are detrimental to a person’s health – Why she believes this continuous assignment "to be thinner" amounts to a misspent, lost life – What made her observe that "we prescribe to fat people what we recognize as disordered eating in thin people" – What working with eating disorders has taught her in relation to how this society’s views on weight/weight-loss might be, indeed, backwards – How she approached data and studies related to weight-science – Why she calls dieting "weight-cycling" – Why she calls eating disorders "disorders of the pursuit of weight-loss" – Why eating disorders often get mis-classified, or missed altogether, when weight is used as the main criteria for the diagnosis – How people who are eating highly restrictively (and suffering severely), are almost always either complimented for their "efforts", or their malnourishment is missed, because people tend to not believe them when they say how little they actually eat – What the Minnesota Semi-Starvation experiment proved about the effects of caloric deficit (through dieting, restricting or overexercising) on people’s physical AND mental health – How she explains the logic of size diversity – Why people recover from disordered eating and eating disorders much faster and much more completely with a weight-neutral approach – Why communities where people can support each other in resisting this culture’s fixation on weight together is so important in recovery – How we can work on our resiliency to stay strong in a world that promotes disordered eating – The cost of conformity versus the opportunity to live your truth – Some of the history of the weight-loss industry and why/how it has come back with a vengeance after having being exposed as a failing concept in the nineties – Why most weight-loss studies only hold up because they only track people’s weight-loss for less than 2-5 years, so "it looks like they have been successful" – Why she is optimistic that this weight-inclusive paradigm will eventually persist over the old weight-normative approach – Why the faster people stop cooperating with and participating in our society’s imperative on "weight-loss at all costs", the faster the paradigm will change – Why it takes each and every one of us speaking up about our experience with weight-suppression to make a harmful system change – Why recovery is an "authenticity task", leaving behind the "conformity task"... ... And so much more! Find out more about Deb (including her email address) here: https://sizediversityandhealth.org/haes-expert.asp?id=56 Here’s the link to the "Health at Every Size Blog" of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH): https://healthateverysizeblog.org/ Here’s the link to the original, award-winning body image website "Body Positive": www.bodypositive.com Here’s the link to "Adios Barbie": http://www.adiosbarbie.com/#results Here’s the link to "The Body Is Not An Apology": https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/ Here’s the link to "Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders": http://www.transfolxfightingeds.org/ Here’s the link to the (fantastic!) "Poodle Science" video of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=poodle+science&spfreload=1 Here’s an interesting article about the "Minnesota Starvation Experiment": http://www.refinery29.com/minnesota-starvation-experiment Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&ref   ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 065: Me, solo – Giving up control, going to residential treatment & my plan for this podcast.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 31:53
LU 065: Me, solo – Giving up control, going to residential treatment & my plan for this podcast.

Hey there, lovely radicals... podcast time! Today, on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you'll hear the episode that was the toughest—by far—to record for me. And therefore the toughest for me to release. Yet, maybe it's also the most important one. When I say: I’m flying blind from this point on, I mean it quite literally. Find out my plans for the next months, as well as what’s happening with the podcast. One thing's for sure: You'll be hearing from me. As always, with love. <3, Meret. www.lifeunrestricted.org/lu065 Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Aaand if you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&ref ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 064: Me, solo – How is your country’s culture influencing you? My thoughts about Switzerland.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 30:55
LU 064: Me, solo – How is your country’s culture influencing you? My thoughts about Switzerland.

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LU 063: Chris Sandel – Effects of food restriction (and exercise) on your body and hormones.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:21:22
LU 063: Chris Sandel – Effects of food restriction (and exercise) on your body and hormones.

Hey, lovely radicals... podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Chris Sandel from outside of London, UK. Chris is a health and nutrition expert who runs his own company called "7 Health", and alongside that, his wonderful podcast "Real Health Radio". Chris works with clients all over the world through private consultations, and he also creates and runs online training programs. Chris’ approach to health and food is completely non-dogmatic, and he knows that there IS no solution that’s perfect for everybody, and that the more anxious and stressed out we are about food and weight, our health and our life will only suffer for it. Chris wants his clients to find their own personal best health, whatever that means for each individual, mentally, physically and emotionally. He also has a specific interest in improving client’s general relationships with food and body image issues. Listen to Chris talk about: – Why he considers himself lucky in terms of body image, and relaxedness around food – How he went from being a "fast food" youngster to a food-appreciating, health-conscious cook – Why it’s the people who are most "keen" to go on detoxes, cleanses and any types of restrictive eating are the very people that should avoid all that – Why he thinks that the majority of "diet-y" tipps out there are dangerous, and why we should NOT restrict our food – Why anyone with a "difficult" relationship to food should never do a cleanse or detox – Why we should broaden what foods we allow ourselves to eat, instead of narrowing the choices – Why he thinks weight-loss as a focus is not conducive to improve health – How he works with clients and what he focuses on – What kind of questions he asks of his clients to find out what the real issue is – What he would do with our imaginary client Susy who’s experiencing a loss of periods, bad sleep, digestive issues, who’s often restricting food and overexercising – Why sleep is a central piece when it comes to health – How eating and sleep are related – What frequent nightly peeing (and/or nightly sweating) points to – Why restricting is directly linked to the increase of stress hormones, and how they wreak havoc with our system – What HA (Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea – when the menstrual cycle goes missing) translates to, in terms of why a body decides to shut down the reproductive system – How HA is impacting a person’s health in worse ways than one might suspect at first glance (bone loss, depression, anxiety, thin hair/nails, mood swings, irritability, low libido, lowered body temperature, sleep issues, etc.) – Why (even though many physicians might recommend it!) going on the birth control pill is NOT solving the problem of HA, but – in fact – will only mask the problem by producing a so-called "withdrawal bleed" – What the Minnesota (Semi-)Starvation Experiment tells us about our own experiences with restriction, the impact on our physical and mental health, and how it is all related to a lack of energy availability – How he helps his clients deal with weight gain when they start recovering from dieting/overexercising – What is usually hidden underneath the fear of gaining weight – Why, especially in the "health and wellness (and weight-loss) realm", we are prone to fall for the "survivorship bias" (meaning that just because something worked for someone, we automatically assume that the same advice must be true for us) – What we trip over with the "halo effect" – What the "negativity bias" does to our judgment – How recovering from Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea improves much more than a woman’s hormones – Why he brings the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study with all of his clients, and why taking this test can give a lot of insight as to why a person is struggling in life – What his latest project "Tummy" is about... ... And so much more! Here’s the link to Chris’s website: www.seven-health.com Here are some of Chris’ podcast episodes that you might find interesting! 1. The Minnesota Starvation Experiment: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/06/042-the-minnesota-starvation-experiment/ 2. The difference between eating disorders and disordered eating: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/08/054-eating-disorders-and-disordered-eating/ 3. Issues with a woman’s menstrual cycle: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/02/025-issues-with-your-menstrual-cycle/ 4. Chris’ overeating experiment: http://www.seven-health.com/2016/05/040-my-over-eating-experiment/ The book on HA (Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea) that Chris and I highly recommend is called "No period, now what?" by Nicola Rinaldi: https://www.amazon.com/Period-Now-What-Regaining-Improving/dp/099723668X The podcasts Chris mentioned where cognitive biases are addressed (something we all fall prey to) are called: "You Are Not So Smart" and "Hidden Brain". There are also lots of great books on human misjudgment/cognitive bias/implicit bias out there, I highly recommend: – "Mistakes were made (but not by me)" by Elliot Aronson: https://www.amazon.com/Mistakes-Were-Made-But-Not/dp/1491514132 – "Thinking, fast and slow" by Daniel Kahnemann: https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555 – "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=71BTDKKRKBBCBRZTKZFK – "You Are Not So Smart" by David McRaney: https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Not-So-Smart/dp/1592407366/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=71BTDKKRKBBCBRZTKZFK Here are a few example of biases that mess up our decision making process: http://www.businessinsider.com/cognitive-biases-that-affect-decisions-2015-8 If you enjoy and love my podcast, please consider supporting it by becoming a "Patreon"! 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LU 062: Dr. Michelle Lelwica – The origins of "The Religion of Thinness and Physical Improvement".
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LU 062: Dr. Michelle Lelwica – The origins of "The Religion of Thinness and Physical Improvement".

Lovely radicals... it's podcast time! In this week’s episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, it’s my great pleasure to talk to Dr. Michelle Lelwica from Minnesota. Michelle is a professor of religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she teaches courses on the intersection of religion, gender, culture, and the body. She did all of her graduate work at Harvard Divinity School, where she received a Masters of Theological Studies in Christianity and Culture (1989) and a Doctorate of Theology in Religion Gender and Culture (1996). She is the author of "Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement" (2017), "The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight" (2009), and "Starving for Salvation: The Spiritual Dimensions of Eating Problems among American Girls and Women" (1999). She has also written different scholarly articles and popular blogs addressing women’s conflicted relationships to their bodies. In our conversation, Michelle talks about: – How early she started to feel self-conscious about her body – How she spiraled down into an eating disorder, while nobody knew or saw how sick she was – How getting taught how to think critically, as well as learning about the history of how women are being kept small by narrow beauty standards helped her to recover – How religious narratives influence our culture’s obsession with "physical improvement" – Where some of the roots of our hope for "salvation" and "finding happiness" in thinness can be found in Christianity – How women’s desires, appetites and bodies are contextualized in religious narratives – How the story of Eve and the apple influenced the way women and their bodies are treated and perceived to this day, and how similar some of today’s diet-culture messages are framed – Questions to ask ourselves when it comes to our belief that we have to "be pretty" or "be skinny" or "look good": For whom? Why? Says who? – Why our use of language matters, especially around bodies, food, exercise and weight ("good", "bad", "sinful", "guilty", "get rid of", "burn", "eradicate", "purge", "repent", etc.) – How foundational myths bleed into modern day diet-culture – How dieting, diet-talking and wanting to belong to certain food/eating/fitness tribes (Paleo, Vegan, Crossfit, Keto...), gives many people a false sense of community where all they hear is the respective gospel – How women get distracted from giving their unique gifts and presence to the world by the pursuit of "a better body" – How our culture’s pursuit of "physical improvement" serves the interest of transnational capitalism – Why never to underestimate the effect of the intense amount of harmful imagery and messages our brains have to take in on a daily basis – How the BMI (which was never intended to be an indicator for health to begin with!) was manipulated and how this influenced how we view bodies and weight – Why the lowering of the BMI had everything to do with profit and how the financial ties to this decision lead to the weight-loss industry – How corporations deliberately send us contradictory messages – How getting angry about having been duped can awaken your internal drive for change – How Jean Kilbourne’s "Killing Us Softly"-series about the objectifying, narrowly defined, digitally enhanced depiction of women’s bodies in advertising shook her awake – How the "cruisade for thinness" and the "obesity epidemic" started around the same time and what that should tell us about the harmful long-term effects of dieting – Why "slowing down" can be the greatest blessing – How to start appreciating non-conformity – How she challenges her students to ask themselves what their true personal values are... ... And so much more! Michelle doesn’t have her own website (yet), but you can find the articles Michelle wrote by googling her name "Michelle Lelwica". Here are a few examples from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-religion-thinness Here’s the link to her latest book called "Shameful Bodies"...: https://www.amazon.com/Shameful-Bodies-Religion-Physical-Improvement/dp/1472594940 And here’s the link to her books "Religion of Thinness" and "Starving For Salvation": https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Mary-Lelwica/e/B001KD3N1O And here’s the link to the book she mentioned, "The Good Body" written by Eve Enzler: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-body-eve-ensler/1100627130 Also, here’s the link to "Descarte’s Error" by Anthony Damasio: https://www.amazon.com/Descartes-Error-Emotion-Reason-Human/dp/014303622X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1501341198&sr=1-1&keywords=descarte%27s+error Jean Kilbourne addresses body image and women’s depiction in advertising in her award-winning "Killing Us Softly"-series as well as in all of her work, find out more here: http://www.jeankilbourne.com/ Hey, radicals, I need your help to keep up producing the podcast. Please consider supporting it with a monthly pledge on Patreon! Thank you very much. Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refi   ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 061: Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D. – The religious roots of modern food fears & "The Nocebo Effect".
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:24:19
LU 061: Alan Levinovitz, Ph.D. – The religious roots of modern food fears & "The Nocebo Effect".

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LU 060: Marya Hornbacher – Fighting the stigma of mental illness and eating disorders.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:22:46
LU 060: Marya Hornbacher – Fighting the stigma of mental illness and eating disorders.

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LU 059: Dana Sturtevant – How being truly nourished helps your body to trust you (and vice versa!)
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 01:22:41
LU 059: Dana Sturtevant – How being truly nourished helps your body to trust you (and vice versa!)

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LU 058: Me, solo – "You don’t have to be thin to be underweight": Anorexia at higher weights.
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2018-02-28 19:27:42 UTC 18:57
LU 058: Me, solo – "You don’t have to be thin to be underweight": Anorexia at higher weights.

Lovely radicals... podcast time! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I am talking about a topic that sadly doesn't get addressed nearly enough: The importance of recognizing anorexia in people in bigger bodies. In our thin-obsessed culture, eating disorders go undetected at alarming rates. With the stereotypical depiction of an emaciated teen (white, female, cis-gendered) being at the forefront of people's minds when it comes to eating disorders, the majority of sufferers either don't "feel sick enough" to seek treatment, or their symptoms get dismissed if they don't present said emaciated weight-status. This has horrendous ramifications. The majority of eating disorders happen OUTSIDE of this severely underweight range. We need to start asking patients about symptoms, not weights. How about: – Is your hair thinning out? – Are you still getting your period? (Meaning a natural period, not a withdrawal bleed from the birth control pill!) – Do you have trouble sleeping? – Tell me about your mood. Is it stable? Are you irritable? Depressed? – Do you feel anxious a lot? – How are you relating to food, your body, your weight, and exercising? We need to start talking about anorexia in people with higher weights. Doctors need to start asking better questions. Love, always. Meret. "You don't have to be thin to be underweight". (Tabitha Farrar, host of "The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast" - I highly recommend you listen to her episode with Dr. Rachel Mullner.) And here's the link to the article I read in this episode: https://www.verywell.com/anorexia-nervosa-in-individuals-of-higher-weights-1138302 Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987& ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 057: Dr. Steven Prentice – Are you ready for "Healthnut Rehab"? Here’s how real health works.
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2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:22:20
LU 057: Dr. Steven Prentice – Are you ready for "Healthnut Rehab"? Here’s how real health works.

Hey, lovely radicals... podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Dr. Steve Prentice from Columbus, Ohio. Steve, as a practicing chiropractor and health contrarian since 1996, has spent his career questioning the status quo and the accepted norms when it comes to health and wellbeing. His experience working with thousands of patients over the past 20 years led him to create what he termed quote "the stress-centered approach to health" and he now leads his patients through the process of restoring their health and quality of life while rejecting many of the restrictive and obsessive health recommendations that are promising quick results and lead so many people into feeling of increased trapped-ness and misery. His brand-new book called "Wrecked" has just come out, and rarely before has a small book made me sigh with relief like his. Steve will tell us: – When he started to feel self-conscious about his body – Why it was in his chiropractor education that he basically stopped trusting his own body and started dieting – What he thought when he started regaining the weight, and what that set off – How many disordered eaters make up sensitivities that they don’t really have and end up believing their own fear-narrative – Why, when we hold on to a certain food fear (carbs, fat, gluten...) in our minds, we start brainwashing ourselves into believing that any negative reactions are caused by that particular food and we go look for confirmation for this – Why eliminating foods from our diets (for no other reason than believing the latest diet fad) most often leads to more obsession, and subsequently, more eliminations, and more health problems – Why restricting, overexercising, obsessing, compulsive behaviors around food and movement and fear of food are actual stressors for the body and therefore, in themselves, harm our health – Why he recommends never to slap any labels on ourselves when it comes to eating and exercising – The social, mental and physical dangers of food tribes and their moral pressure and group identity – How diet culture, food tribes and eating/exercise rules make us forget that we really are free people with individual needs and bodies – How much pressure he built up around his own "quest for the better body" – How he found out the hard way that diets and restriction never work long term – How rules set us up for obsession, especially around food, weight and exercise – His guilt about having lectured people about weight-loss and dieting – What today’s culture of "Go! Go! Go!", social media, comparison, and unrealistic imagery does to people’s mental and physical health – Why people get sucked into being health-nuts and actually risking their health in the name of "hardcore health" – Why he recommends to just "take the pressure out" and stop believing that you need to be "fixed" – When he came to the realization that he, too, was barking up the wrong tree and something had to give – How we can all live the life that is being promised to us "once we’re thin/toned/better looking" RIGHT NOW, with the body that we have – Why some soul searching is necessary to find out about our true values in life – How his own diet-recovery looked like – Why letting go of rules will automatically lead to a decrease in food-obsession and compulsive thinking – Why, after diet-recovery, our bodies will find the weight they are happy and healthy at – Why living at war with your body is just no way to live, and not the way to happiness – How true self-acceptance is never related to size/shape/weight... ... And so much more! If you are interested in working with Steve, you can find him here: www.healthnutrehab.com Here’s the link to his book "Wrecked" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wrecked-Quest-Health-Weight-Failed-ebook/dp/B074K5BBLB/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1501955529&sr=8-6&keywords=steve+prentice Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery to come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refi ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 056: Michelle May – "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" as the way to heal eating issues.
01:39:33
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:39:33
LU 056: Michelle May – "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat" as the way to heal eating issues.

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LU 055: Me, solo – Stuck on the island of disordered eating? Miserable, yet afraid of leaving it?
28:55
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 28:55
LU 055: Me, solo – Stuck on the island of disordered eating? Miserable, yet afraid of leaving it?

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LU 054: Amy Pence Brown – Taking a badass stand for radical self-acceptance & body image healing.
01:17:14
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:17:14
LU 054: Amy Pence Brown – Taking a badass stand for radical self-acceptance & body image healing.

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LU 053: Me, solo – When the inner Gremlin insists on perfectionism and productivity, give him this.
29:33
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 29:33
LU 053: Me, solo – When the inner Gremlin insists on perfectionism and productivity, give him this.

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LU 052: Jennifer Rollin – Exercise bulimia, engrained habits, ED myths, and getting very personal.
01:42:33
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:42:33
LU 052: Jennifer Rollin – Exercise bulimia, engrained habits, ED myths, and getting very personal.

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LU 051: Andrea Wachter – How to make therapy work for you (whatever your struggle might be).
01:16:07
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:16:07
LU 051: Andrea Wachter – How to make therapy work for you (whatever your struggle might be).

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LU 050: Sarah Harry – Yoga without pressure or fancy pants; the kind that is for... EVERY BODY!
01:28:23
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:28:23
LU 050: Sarah Harry – Yoga without pressure or fancy pants; the kind that is for... EVERY BODY!

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LU 049: Erica Leon – Free yourself from chaotic patterns of yoyo-dieting and overexercising.
01:17:45
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:17:45
LU 049: Erica Leon – Free yourself from chaotic patterns of yoyo-dieting and overexercising.

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LU 048: Chevese Turner – Breaking the stigma of Binge Eating Disorder with insight and compassion.
01:20:15
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:20:15
LU 048: Chevese Turner – Breaking the stigma of Binge Eating Disorder with insight and compassion.

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LU 047: Jessica Setnick – When eating and exercising turn into attempts at escaping emotions.
01:26:42
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:26:42
LU 047: Jessica Setnick – When eating and exercising turn into attempts at escaping emotions.

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LU 046: Jessamyn Stanley – What yoga is about, what it’s not about, and why it is for EVERY BODY.
01:23:27
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:23:27
LU 046: Jessamyn Stanley – What yoga is about, what it’s not about, and why it is for EVERY BODY.

Hey there, lovely radicals... up for a mind-stretching podcast? In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I talk to Jessamyn Stanley from Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn, as many of you know, is a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes. She has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life. It’s called "Every Body Yoga", and just like herself, this book breaks all the stereotypes. You will hear Jessamyn share: – Where she thinks our self-consciousness about our bodies comes from – What it was that made her become dissatisfied with who she was and how her body looked – What brought her to yoga – What anxiety/depression have to do with our mind’s tendency to ruminate about the past and/or worry about the future – How she understands the spiritual aspect of the yoga practice – Why there’s so much to be said for having a healthy detachment to the materialistic focus that our culture promotes – Why she thinks that the obsession with surface-level things, like the "look" of bodies, are huge shortcomings of our society – What the dangers of social media and the display of fake "perfection" are – Why "getting likes" is never something we should be aiming for – Why no amount of outside approval can ever fill the void in our hearts – Why the disconnection that happens when everybody "lives" on the screen is so harmful for our soul’s wellbeing – Why most of what we see on social media is fake and—upon closer inspection—completely irrelevant – Why she says what she wants and doesn’t care too much about what other people think of her – Why we often look for "meaning" in life in the exact wrong places – Why people who feel insecure make better customers – How we can become more comfortable in our own company – Why facing and owning our "shit" is the only way to liberation – Where true inner contentment comes from – What most people plain misunderstand about yoga – What the problems are with "modern" (westernized) yoga – What she feels yoga is really about (hint: it’s not about how the body looks) – How she got connected to her emotions after years of stuffing them away – What emotions she has most difficulty with – How she deals with critics and haters – How she deals with getting so much attention and having to be more social than she feels is her nature... ... And so much more! Check out Jessamyn and all of her work (including her book "Every Body Yoga") at: www.jessamynstanley.com If you enjoy and love my podcast, please consider supporting it by becoming a "Patreon"! It would greatly help me to keep those episodes coming to you. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted If you want this sort of badassery come to your phone automatically, please DO subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join

LU 045: Carolyn Costin – What recovery means & why undiagnosed eating issues can be the worst.
01:27:03
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:27:03
LU 045: Carolyn Costin – What recovery means & why undiagnosed eating issues can be the worst.

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LU 044: Elena Rossini – The woman who helps changing the world with her movie "The Illusionists".
01:26:17
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:26:17
LU 044: Elena Rossini – The woman who helps changing the world with her movie "The Illusionists".

Hey there, lovely radicals: Podcast ahead! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Elena Rossini from Como, Italy and Paris, France. Elena is a filmmaker, photographer, social entrepreneur and public speaker. Her latest film is called "The Illusionists", a feature-length documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world. Filming locations included the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Lebanon, India and Japan. The film has been featured in countless news outlets, and I hope it will be talked about for a long time. Elena has been taking "The Illusionists" on tour, showing it at the biggest companies in Silicon Valley (Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter...) and at dozens of renowned universities in the United States and Europe. Apart from being a filmmaker, Elena is also the founder and editor-in-chief of "No Country for Young Women", a website whose aim is to provide positive role models for young girls. The site features over 100 interviews of women representing five continents, seven decades, and over two dozen professions – from NASA engineers, illustrators, architects, to filmmakers and entrepreneurs. In 2014 Rossini co-founded "Gender Gap Grader", a platform empowering companies and organizations with innovative tools to measure the gender gap. Today, you’ll hear Elena talk about: – Why she thinks that right now is the best time to be an activist – Why she is concerned about kids and body image in the age of social media and ruthless advertising – Why she lived in so many places and what country she feels most rooted in – What upsets her most about how women are being portrayed and presented in the media and in advertisement – Why we often buy into (and literally buy) the message of products we don’t really need – How much time we end up wasting just "to look in order" – What we really put on our bodies and skins every day – that basically only hurts us – just to look and smell like we think we should – What she found young girls to be most affected by in terms of their body image – The danger behind online-personalities that present their disordered behavior in a way that makes people who watch their workout-/diet-/make-up videos think that they have to achieve the same look – What sparked the idea in her to make a movie about how we are, as women, being presented with illusions, and how we then start to perform an illusion to the outside world – What she found out about the growing epidemic of body dissatisfaction in women and men – Why it took her eight years to complete "The Illusionists" – How she gets treated as a relatively young, female filmmaker – How she responded to the people who wanted to make her believe that she wasn’t "able enough" to make this movie herself – Why she selected the countries that she did – What shocking discoveries she made – Why she strongly believes in activism and how she saw that it really DOES change things – What kind of reaction she got from advertising companies when she screened the film – Why the current way eating disorders are represented in documentaries can contribute to the continuation of the problem, and why it keeps many women/men from actually seeking help – What she intents to do in the future to help women change those self-defeating behaviors – What her project "The Realists" will be about – Why we should spend more time OFFline than online... ... And so much more! Check out Elena’s work: www.elenarossini.com www.theillusionists.org The books she mentioned in our conversation: „Fat is a Feminist Issue“ by Susie Orbach, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Feminist-Issue-ORBACH-SUSIE/dp/1784753092/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490895011&sr=1-1&keywords=fat+is+a+feminist+issue Here are books about the dangerous power of advertising, by Jean Kilbourne, Mary Pipher, and others: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=jean+kilbourne „Amusing ourselves to death“ by Neil Postman, you can find it here: https://www.amazon.de/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Business/dp/014303653X Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation on "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/  

LU 043: Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld – Today’s body-obsessed culture promotes disordered eating.
01:23:48
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:23:48
LU 043: Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld – Today’s body-obsessed culture promotes disordered eating.

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LU 042: Josée Sovinsky – The cost of denial in relation to disordered eating/compulsive exercise.
01:31:11
2018-02-28 19:27:43 UTC 01:31:11
LU 042: Josée Sovinsky – The cost of denial in relation to disordered eating/compulsive exercise.

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LU 041: Zoe McNulty – Body confidence is an inside job completely unrelated to your body size.
01:12:18
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:12:18
LU 041: Zoe McNulty – Body confidence is an inside job completely unrelated to your body size.

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LU 040: Kelsey Miller – The author of "Big Girl" talks about overcoming dieting and getting a life.
01:22:07
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:22:07
LU 040: Kelsey Miller – The author of "Big Girl" talks about overcoming dieting and getting a life.

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LU 039: Robyn L. Goldberg – Intuition and real knowledge are fundamental for confident eating.
01:24:40
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:24:40
LU 039: Robyn L. Goldberg – Intuition and real knowledge are fundamental for confident eating.

In today’s episode, we all have a chance to meet Robyn L. Goldberg from Los Angeles. Robyn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Eating Disorder Specialist. Over the last nineteen years, Robyn has developed her own private practice in Beverly Hills, where she specializes in disordered eating, eating disorders, HAES (Health at Every Size), medical conditions, preventative nutrition and pregnancy nutrition. Robyn serves as a Nutrition Consultant for the Celiac Disease Foundation and she currently is the eating disorder specialist at "The Control Center" and has several body image/eating disorder groups at "Sober Livings" in Los Angeles. Robyn also teaches the nutrition classes for the Motion Picture Wellness Program. She is a contributing author that has been quoted in countless publications, and she has made appearances on national TV shows as a nationally known speaker in the eating disorder community promoting positive body image, weight stigma and size diversity. In this talk, Robyn shares with us: – Why she felt awkward and self-conscious as a kid – How she felt around her mother – What’s wrong with the sizing of clothes – Why BMI is simply a statistical average and definitely not made for individual determination of health – Why the medical model fails so many patients when BMI is used as an indicator for health – What kind of questions doctors should be asking instead – How she addressed this issue with doctors – How money plays into the fact that patients are not getting properly examined – Why doctors are often so heavily biased against weight-acceptance – How people with higher weight can be anorexic and not get help – How much treatment and therapy would be ideal for a stable recovery – Why recovery can only happen at your own pace – The problem with weight-bias in the medical profession – Where she sees slow shifts in the medical field away from focusing too much on weight – What she addresses in her presentations – Why overexercising can be a form of an eating disorder in and of itself – How recovery from dieting and from a full-blown eating disorder can be like riding waves – How do deal with, for example, exercise-relapses, where an individual gets tempted to engage in compulsive exercise routines (so-called "challenges") again – How to deal with relapses related to eating – Why carbs are necessary for our bodies and why we need to de-villainize them once and for all – How stress is the worst we can do for our health; and that includes stressing over food and exercise – Why we should all watch the short Youtube-video called "Poodle Science" (find link below) – Why we should all honor our uniqueness and our individual bodies...

... And so much more!

Check out Robyn’s work on her website: www.askaboutfood.com

Here’s the link to the awesome "Poodle Science", made by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89QQfXtc-k

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LU 038: Ragen Chastain – Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are NOT size-dependent.
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:29:13
LU 038: Ragen Chastain – Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are NOT size-dependent.

Hey there, lovely radicals... Podcast ahead! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Ragen Chastain from Los Angeles. Most of you know Ragen as the author of the fantastic blog "Dances With Fat", but she also wrote a book called "Fat: The Owner's Manual" and she is the editor of the multi-volume anthology "The Politics of Size - Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement". Her blog "Dances With Fat" is followed by thousands of people from every continent around the world; men and women who are as fed up with weight-stigma as herself. Ragen describes herself as a professional speaker, writer, and real live fat person. She has spoken everywhere from friend's living rooms to Google Headquarters to Cal Tech and Dartmouth. She will not stop until we live in a world where the full diversity of body sizes is respected, and fat people are able to live in fat bodies without shame, stigma, bullying, and harassment. Today, you’ll hear Ragen talk about: – How she remembers herself as a kid – What protected her of excessive bullying in school – What triggered her to start restricting and overexercising – Where that landed her... – What bias lies underneath the fact that so many eating disorders go undetected and untreated – How she experienced the competing dancing world as a very talented dancer in a bigger body – What made her realize that she needed to become an activist if she were to become a fat dancer – What started her to want to personally look into the science around weight and diets – What she found out, when she applied all of the skills she had acquired when she studied research methods and statistical analysis (scientific literacy) – How doctors often prescribe to fat people what they would diagnose as an eating disorder in a thin person – A few very real examples of terrible advice she got from actual doctors (weight-bias in the medical field) – How she experienced the effect of being stuck in diet-land – How to read science and tell the difference between causation and correlation – The fallacy of the "good fatty/bad fatty"-dichotomy – Why none of your health decision make you more or less worthy or morally valuable – Why size diversity is completely normal, yet our society want us to believe otherwise (and buy into their weight-loss programs and products) – Why "healthy" and "thin" are not synonymous – What her mantra is to survive in this culture that bombards us with weight-loss messages – What she did to stop hating her body – How our childhoods play a role in recovery... ... And so much more! Check out Ragen’s famous blog: https://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/blog/ Here’s the link to her book: https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Owners-Manual-Ragen-Chastain/dp/0985667400 Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 037: Beth Rosen – Life is for living, and food is for eating; here’s how she does it.
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:21:36
LU 037: Beth Rosen – Life is for living, and food is for eating; here’s how she does it.

Lovely radicals, podcast joy ahead...! This week, on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, we all have a chance to meet Beth Rosen. Beth is a Registered Dietitian in private practice in Southbury (Connecticut, USA) and virtually everywhere else. She subscribes to a non-diet philosophy to wellness and is a Health At Every Size® practitioner. Beth has an undergraduate degree in Dietetics, and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City in Nutrition Education. She has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years. Currently, she works with chronic dieters who are struggling with the vicious cycle of dieting to ditch all diets, learn to eat fearlessly through self-regulation and Intuitive Eating principles, and respect and care for their bodies. As someone who knows how it is to live with serious food intolerances, she loves sharing recipes and food ideas for joyful eating. Being a mother, she also writes about parenting, sustainable living, gardening and crafting. In this talk, Beth shares with us: – How she was taught to feel about her body – How her mother’s (and grandmother’s) relationship to food and weight got passed on to her – How dieting became the "normal thing to do" for her – How her brothers were affected by her mother’s obsession with thinness – How she learned that girls "bonded" through body-hatred and diet-talk – How diets mess with our body’s signals in a harmful way – What kind of people she met in her studies to become a Registered Dietitian – That – disturbingly! – even people with full-blown eating disorders were allowed to take these courses – Why what is being taught at nutrition school is always to be taken with a grain of salt – Why she made herself a disservice by following the advice she learned at nutrition school – Why all foods – fun-foods included! – are important – How the "stocking"-method words to get over the fear of certain foods – How she remembers the moment she herself snapped out of her diet-obsession – How her "way out" looked like when she decided to leave diet-culture behind – What traps she fell into when she started intuitive eating – What keeps us from actually letting dieting go, even if we know that it’s imprisoning us – How to create new, better inner self-talk – What it takes to make a new habit – like positive self-talk/not dieting – stick – Why it is so important to separate the negative voice from ourselves and personalize it – Why dealing with body image issues before motherhood is so crucially important – How she made sure that she passes on a positive or at least neutral body image... ... And so much more! Check out Beth’s website: www.goodnessgraciousliving.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 036: Judith Matz – How the diet-/binge cycle works and what it takes to break free from it.
01:26:54
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:26:54
LU 036: Judith Matz – How the diet-/binge cycle works and what it takes to break free from it.

Lovely radicals, it's show time again! This week, it’s my honor to welcome Judith Matz to the podcast. Judith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience as a therapist who helps people make peace with food, their bodies, and themselves. As someone who knows the struggle of feeling out of control around food, she now specializes in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and compulsive eating. Judith is the director of the "Chicago Center for Overcoming Overeating", an organization dedicated to ending the preoccupation with food and weight through educational programs and workshops. She also loves public speaking and frequently presents at local and national conferences and meetings. Judith also is the co-author of two acclaimed books for adults called: "Beyond a Shadow of a Diet" and "The Diet Survivors Handbook" as well as a book on body image for kids called "Amanda’s Big Dream". Her work has appeared in countless media outlets, and today, here she is! Judith tells us: – How she remembers being in a body in her pre-teen years – How her family related to food and body – Why her body image plummeted in high school – How she learned that girls "bonded" through body-hatred and diet-talk – What she experienced in the years she was restricting in order to "fix her body" – What made her realize that it was restriction that messed with her once-normal relationship with food – How the false promise of diets keeps people trapped in the same cycle – What we are avoiding by making everything about our body’s size and its weight – How to approach the journey towards self-acceptance and body acceptance – Why this healing work is so worth it – How she helps the many, many health professionals, nutritionists and personal trainers who are struggling themselves and unwillingly pass on their biases – How the diet-binge cycle works and why it takes courage to break free from it and actually empower ourselves – How you can tell if someone is dieting (no matter what they might call it to make it sound like they are not) – Why there is often so much resistance when we tell them that diets are harmful – How to find out what to do instead of dieting – What she teaches parents about how to address body, food and weight – What the research on the bodies of identical twins says in relation to diets – Why you simply can not tell a person’s health by looking at their body – How to re-learn eating after a lifetime of dieting and restricting – How to switch to a kinder way of talking to ourselves... – Why self-compassion and patience are pivotal in healing our body image and how we relate to food and weight... ... And so much more! Check out Judith’s website: www.judithmatz.com Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders. We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/    

LU 035: Dan Lewin – A man turns his body image and weight issues around and helps others heal.
01:24:09
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:24:09
LU 035: Dan Lewin – A man turns his body image and weight issues around and helps others heal.

Hey there, lovely radicals! This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you'll hear me a chat with a fellow official "Body Image Movement Global Ambassador": Dan Lewin from the Sunshine Coast in Australia! Dan is 35 years old and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honors) and he has started working for a group of specialized dietitians dedicated to working with clients who are battling eating disorders, disordered eating and weight and body concerns in general. In all of his work, he uses the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES) and the non-diet approach. He is very passionate about working with community and raising awareness around body image issues, for women as well as men. As a professional photographer, he uses imagery as a tool to bring attention to male and female body image concerns. Today, you’ll hear Dan talk about: – How he remembers his relationship to food and body as a young boy – Where he got the message that his body was too big – What the role of his family was in the development of his body image – What experience kicked off his first engagement in dieting and trying to "look normal" – How he became a slave to restricting and counting, even while traveling overseas – Why he took things to the extreme after meeting his wife, especially with exercise – How his behaviors influenced his relationship – How, when he got the most compliments, his mental and physical health suffered the worst – What made him let go of his perfectionistic tendencies – Who and what made him see that he didn’t want to spread the diet-word and make others as miserable as he was – What helped him to let go of his old belief that his worth was tied to his looks – What he replaced self-hate and self-criticism with – Why he describes the journey towards body acceptance as an ongoing, fluid process – How defining his personal values helped him move through the initial phase of letting go of dieting – Why uncomfortable feelings and difficult emotions are part of the way to liberation, not a sign that it’s not working – Why we need to face our fears and actually go collect the evidence (that nothing bad will happen if we gain some weight or lose tone) to see that it was only our mind holding us prisoner for so long – Why the study of dietetics and nutrition often only reinforces body-negativity and fails to address the epidemic of disordered eating and the increase of eating disorders – How he discovered "The Body Image Movement" that was created by Taryn Brumfitt, the creator of the documentary "Embrace" – Why he would love to see more men watching this movie – How he tries to encourage and inspire other men to talk about their struggles – Why he thinks body image can never be a static thing – Why he believes it is critical to teach the younger generation about media- and marketing literacy – How he intends to fight against the disgraceful "headless fatty" phenomenon in media imagery... ... And so much more! Check out Dan’s work here: www.innerselfrevealed.com.au www.fmb.com.au His favorite quote: "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody BUT yourself means to fight the hardest battle that any human being could fight." – E. E. Cummings Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 034: Anne Poirier – No more compulsive exercise: How to break the chains of "being the fit one".
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:20:44
LU 034: Anne Poirier – No more compulsive exercise: How to break the chains of "being the fit one".

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LU 033: Hilary Kinavey – How to be truly nourished and trust your own body.
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:13:52
LU 033: Hilary Kinavey – How to be truly nourished and trust your own body.

Hello, sweet radicals! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Hilary Kinavey from Portland, Oregon. Hilary is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in disordered eating, trauma, anxiety, depression and addictions. She works in partnership with clients to develop a deeper understanding of their personal challenges, inner wisdom and their personal story. As a counselor, she places an emphasis on developing insight, mindfulness, and empathy for oneself. In 2005, she and Dana Sturtevant started facilitating groups to help women let go of food and weight obsession, and – sharing the same ideas – they then merged their practices to create a revolutionary approach to re-establish the "Body Trust" that we all had when we were born. They founded "Be Nourished", a partnership that is based on the passion to help people lose the weight of body shame and to create the change they seek from a deeper place. They offer programs, workshops, retreats, and e-courses to help cultivate body trust, as well as counseling, yoga and naturopathic care to complement long-term body acceptance and the benefits of being physically and psychologically nourished. In addition to counseling, coaching, and facilitating, Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating and Body Respect in health care communities, and she is a regular contributor to the Huffington post. You'll hear Hilary talk about: – How her mother’s dieting made her focus on her own body – How she came to believe that her body was not ok – What she learned about what it meant to be "a successful woman" – Why so many people still aren’t aware of how harmful diets can be – What most of us are trying to achieve when we start weight-obsessing – Why her parents' feminism helped her a lot, even though dieting wasn’t being questioned yet back then – How she learned about social justice issues from her parents – Why people’s struggles with food and weight are often not addressed in counseling – Why, sadly, women are lead from focusing on their own heart’s desires towards being stuck focusing solely on their desirability – What it was that made the pieces fall together for her on her journey to self-acceptance – What her first reaction was after she figured out what it is that keeps women from living their fullest expression and following their true desires – What 5 steps we can all take to get rid of body-loathing – How Intuitive Eating connected her with her own body – Why Intuitive Eating and enjoying food freely leads to a feeling of empowerment – How her whole life changed when she started trusting herself, her body and food – How she breaks through the diet-mentality barriers of her clients – What this body image work is really about, at the core – How she helps her clients get over their resistance to feel emotions – What her (and Dana Sturtevant’s) work at "Be Nourished" is all about – How body respect is the first and easiest step towards body trust – How to learn what diet-culture has robbed of us, and how that can help us grow – Why it’s not about "not ever having a bad body day" again – How "Be Nourished" helps health care providers get rid of weight-bias... ... And so much more! Check out Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant’s work with "Be Nourished" here: www.benourished.org Here's the link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/benourishedpdx/?fref=ts Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 032: Diane Summers – There is hope for healing and achieving a life free from body issues.
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:19:01
LU 032: Diane Summers – There is hope for healing and achieving a life free from body issues.

Lovely radicals! Welcome back. This week on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, it’s my pleasure to bring to you a fellow size-acceptance fighter: Diane Summers from Everett, Washington. Diane is a nationally registered and state certified dietitian with extensive experience treating eating disorders at all levels of care. Diane has been involved in the awareness, prevention and treatment of eating disorders for more than 10 years, and has treated hundreds and hundreds of people of all ages and across the entire spectrum of eating disorders and eating issues. She is recognized as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian through the international Association of Eating Disorder Professionals for her expertise in treating eating disorders and training other professionals in the treatment of eating disorders. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Diane has presented at local and national conferences, schools, universities, clinics, and church groups. Today, you’ll hear Diane talk about: – How her parents feed her as a child and why she is extremely grateful for that – What her emotional difficulties looked like as an "army kid" – The ways in which her body image suffered in her adolescence – Why she felt like "the odd one out" as a nutritionist – What it was that made her question the diet-y ideas she got taught in nutrition school – The reason why she got interested in working with eating disorders – Why eating disorder treatments so often fail – Why we are often unaware of our internal "size-ism" and how to bring that into awareness – What it would take to make treatment success stories improve tremendously – What she teaches her clients about weight-discrimination – How we can smartly respond to body-shaming/food-shaming comments – Why we should all abstain from making ANY comments on bodies, whether good or bad – Why not just "the very thin", but also a person in a bigger body might show signs of anorexia – How a session with her could look like – What it is that is way more telling if someone has disordered eating or an eating disorder than the actual weight – What makes the diet-mentality so hard to break free from – What people with disordered eating and eating disorders have in common – Why the role of parents is crucially important in the development of a child’s body image – How it is never really about food or weight, once the layers of the struggles are being worked through – Why what the media presents us in terms of post-menopausal women is a legitimate set-up for body-wars – Why weight-gain after menopause is the best life-protection for you... ... And so much more! Check out Diane’s website: www.hopenutritiontherapy.com Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

LU 031: Julie Duffy Dillon – Have you hit diet rock bottom and need more peace with food and body?
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2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:20:36
LU 031: Julie Duffy Dillon – Have you hit diet rock bottom and need more peace with food and body?

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LU 030: Marsha Hudnall – Helping women find body-peace and a full life after an eating disorder.
01:16:24
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:16:24
LU 030: Marsha Hudnall – Helping women find body-peace and a full life after an eating disorder.

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LU 029: Isabel Foxen Duke – Learning from the mastermind behind "Stop Fighting Food".
01:22:51
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:22:51
LU 029: Isabel Foxen Duke – Learning from the mastermind behind "Stop Fighting Food".

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LU 028: Fiona Sutherland – Goodbye, scale! Time for positivity with food, weight and body image.
01:22:22
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:22:22
LU 028: Fiona Sutherland – Goodbye, scale! Time for positivity with food, weight and body image.

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LU 027: Thom Rutledge – Confronting the "inner Gremlin voice" and learning how to disobey it.
01:26:25
2018-02-28 19:27:44 UTC 01:26:25
LU 027: Thom Rutledge – Confronting the "inner Gremlin voice" and learning how to disobey it.

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LU 026: Melissa Toler – Bring sanity back to the way you eat, train and look at yourself.
01:22:25
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:22:25
LU 026: Melissa Toler – Bring sanity back to the way you eat, train and look at yourself.

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LU 025: Harriet Brown – "The Body of Truth" reveals what’s wrong in today’s thin-obsessed world.
01:16:37
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:16:37
LU 025: Harriet Brown – "The Body of Truth" reveals what’s wrong in today’s thin-obsessed world.

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LU 024: Rebecca Scritchfield – With "Body Kindness" to lasting health and peace of mind.
01:18:08
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:18:08
LU 024: Rebecca Scritchfield – With "Body Kindness" to lasting health and peace of mind.

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LU 023: Me, solo – How to become a critical consumer, make better resolutions & 1000 thank-yous.
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LU 023: Me, solo – How to become a critical consumer, make better resolutions & 1000 thank-yous.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."—Anaïs Nin. Lovely radicals! My knees are a little wobbly, as I bring to you my end-of-the-year solo-episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast. That's because what I put together, isn't just the usual fluffy-jingly Christmas talk. See, all around me, people are in a buying frenzy, we are all being bombarded by "special offers" and "limited editions" and "gift ideas". And I can't help thinking of this excellent quote—credited to 15 different people, so I wonder if I should make it mine...? Just kidding!—that says: "We are persuaded to buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't care about." And as if THAT wasn't enough to give me a million ideas for this podcast, we are ALSO being bombarded by the same old, sucked dry, tried-and-failed weight-loss New Year's resolutions. I can't even with this nonsense anymore! It makes me want to poke my eyeballs with a pencil and make monkey noises. This has got to change. So I'm going to talk about it. Yes, I feel vulnerable to let the world know where I stand on some of the matters I will be talking about, but that's a perfect indicator: This is exactly what I have to do. Get ready, dear ones. This episode is packed full of what I know about present-day marketing and how this ties into our world's collective, terrible state of body image. In my opinion, this knowledge is crucial to become more critical as a consumer and better equipped to see behind façades. This episode also contains a truckload of NEW New Year's resolutions to keep you strong on this path towards liberating your wonderful self, and not to fall for the tired old bunch of weight-lossy ones. And lastly, this episode is full of love. Full of gratitude for you showing up, full of respect for your continuous growth, full of awe for our collective support, our community, our sister- and brotherhood, for lack of a less wooo-wooo word. All of what I say today, is based on my interest to see us blossom. One promise: After listening to this, you will be perfectly equipped to step into the New Year with an awake mind, a well-oiled internal bullshit-detector, and a protective shield against the onslaught of body negative messages around you. One warning: Listening to this may cause you to question some beliefs you might have subconsciously been holding on to, and that might feel uncomfortable. One secret: That's a sign of growth! Growth happens out of your comfort zone. See why my knees are shaky? This one is important. If I had one Christmas gift wish, I would love for all the (wo)men in the world to have a chance to listen to this. For they deserve to live life true to themselves. Thank you a million times for being on this journey with me.... You are incredible people, radicals. I love you. Meret. Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Please: Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid= ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/  

LU 022: Lauren Anton – Reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom and let go of societal rules.
01:06:40
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:06:40
LU 022: Lauren Anton – Reconnect with your body’s innate wisdom and let go of societal rules.

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LU 018: Evelyn Tribole – How not to fall for the "street version" of Intuitive Eating.
01:15:02
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:15:02
LU 018: Evelyn Tribole – How not to fall for the "street version" of Intuitive Eating.

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LU 019: Aaron Flores – Are you sick of dieting and ready to break the vicious cycle?
01:14:41
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:14:41
LU 019: Aaron Flores – Are you sick of dieting and ready to break the vicious cycle?

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LU 021: Christy Harrison – Codependency, trauma, and healing our eating issues.
01:17:53
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:17:53
LU 021: Christy Harrison – Codependency, trauma, and healing our eating issues.

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LU 020: Dr. Anita Johnston – "In the Light of the Moon" we transform our relationship with food.
01:19:47
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:19:47
LU 020: Dr. Anita Johnston – "In the Light of the Moon" we transform our relationship with food.

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LU 017: Sonya Renee Taylor – The brilliant mind behind "The Body Is Not An Apology".
01:13:24
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:13:24
LU 017: Sonya Renee Taylor – The brilliant mind behind "The Body Is Not An Apology".

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LU 016: Dr. Maria Paredes – Reframing and healing your relationship with your body.
01:09:33
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:09:33
LU 016: Dr. Maria Paredes – Reframing and healing your relationship with your body.

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LU *Bonus Episode 1*: Guided meditation – Quiet the monkey mind in a body positive way (25 min.).
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2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 24:55
LU *Bonus Episode 1*: Guided meditation – Quiet the monkey mind in a body positive way (25 min.).

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LU 015: Zoe Nicholson – Teaching us how to do "moderation" in moderation.
01:08:19
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:08:19
LU 015: Zoe Nicholson – Teaching us how to do "moderation" in moderation.

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LU 014: Tracy Brown – Stepping towards a joyful relationship with food and body size
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2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:12:53
LU 014: Tracy Brown – Stepping towards a joyful relationship with food and body size

In this episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, you’re going to hear Tracy Brown from Naples, Florida. She is a nutrition therapist, registered licensed dietitian and somatic attuned eating coach who has offered counseling in private practice since 2006. She specializes in treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children and she also routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered eating related talks in the North Central Florida area, including Santa Fe College and Flager College, St. Augustine, Florida. Today, and only on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, she’s will tell us all of this: – How being highly sensitive as a kid led her to numb her feelings with an obsession to be the perfect kid – How her obsession quickly turned into meal-skipping, dieting, and taking advice from fitness-magazines at face value – Why it took years of purging, binging, restricting and suffering before she realized that happiness wasn’t to be found by chasing after the skinny ideal – When it was that she decided to learn to accept her body and look into attuned (intuitive) eating – What it took for her to heal her relationship to food, body and exercise – Why therapy and body image work helped her not to worry about food and her body anymore – How she provides practical guidance and interventions for people suffering from eating disorders, food fears and underlying emotions – How society has a false image of how eating disorders look like and how the reality of eating disorders look like – How we can learn to eat based on permission – Why, when she works nutritionally with her clients, she only does so to make sure that they eat enough and have all they need – Why the concept of "good" and "bad" foods is obsolete to maintain a body’s natural weight – Why she believes that dieting, binging, purging and all eating disorders are symbolic communicators delivering a message from our soul – What she does when she does "symbolic decoding" – Why, when we are tempted to say "I feel fat", it never – ever – is about the size of our body, and what we can ask ourselves instead – What her three most favorite words are – Why she thinks that everyone who is willing to heal the relationship to their body/food and weight is a badass...

... And so much more!

Check out Tracy Brown’s website and find out about her coaching business at: www.tracybrownrd.com

 

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LU 013: Chris Cole – A man makes peace with his body, mind, spirit and food.
01:14:32
2018-02-28 19:27:45 UTC 01:14:32
LU 013: Chris Cole – A man makes peace with his body, mind, spirit and food.

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LU 012: Glenys Oyston – Dare to not diet – losing the obsession with food
01:16:15
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:16:15
LU 012: Glenys Oyston – Dare to not diet – losing the obsession with food

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LU 003: Nicola Rinaldi – No period. Now what? Health issues from overexercise and too little food.
01:02:16
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:02:16
LU 003: Nicola Rinaldi – No period. Now what? Health issues from overexercise and too little food.

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LU 011: Virgie Tovar – "Lose hate not weight"; a critical examination of diet culture
01:22:10
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:22:10
LU 011: Virgie Tovar – "Lose hate not weight"; a critical examination of diet culture

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LU 010: Summer Innanen – Smash the scale and start living your life unapologetically
01:19:52
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:19:52
LU 010: Summer Innanen – Smash the scale and start living your life unapologetically

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LU 009: Linda Bacon – What Health At Every Size (HAES) really means and the effects of weight-stigma
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2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 59:24
LU 009: Linda Bacon – What Health At Every Size (HAES) really means and the effects of weight-stigma

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LU 008: Vania Phitidis – Feeling peaceful around food and your body (+ some instant therapy)
01:07:02
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:07:02
LU 008: Vania Phitidis – Feeling peaceful around food and your body (+ some instant therapy)

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LU 007: Kathleen A. Bishop – There's a life beyond internalized fat-phobia.
01:06:14
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:06:14
LU 007: Kathleen A. Bishop – There's a life beyond internalized fat-phobia.

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LU 006: Kaila Prins – How to stand up against society's restrictive standards and live life fully.
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2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:15:13
LU 006: Kaila Prins – How to stand up against society's restrictive standards and live life fully.

Are you ready to meet the first drag queen who is actually trapped in a woman’s body? In today's episode of the Life Unrestricted Podcast, I am chatting with Kaila Prins, the woman with the most awesome drag make up I've ever seen. She is a body positive burlesque and pole dancer and by that she is a performing woman... performing "woman"! Kaila is also a body positive wellness and recovery coach, feminist writer and speaker and a fellow podcastine... She talks about her 13-year battle with eating disorders, calorie counting, yo-yo dieting and compulsive exercise and has the most amazing guests. Kaila is one of the precious few voices who bring the taboo topics of eating disorders, exercise addiction, and body image obsession into the open and is an inspiration for thousands – myself included. This show will leave you feeling ready to change the world, one step towards self-acceptance at a time. You will hear us talk about:

– How "healthy" and "skinny" have nothing to do with each other – How we are potentially harming ourselves by doing what society calls "healthy" – How most eating disorders go undiagnosed in a culture that promotes harmful behaviors – How to tell if you are exercise dependent and how to break free of exercise addiction – How too much exercise can be severely damaging to our bodies, our fertility and our emotional health – How our obsession to be skinny can keep us trapped in recovered-enough and how this can hold us trapped and certainly keeps us from enjoying life as fully as we could – How we can actually LET ourselves enjoy life, step out of our obsession to control our bodies and the need to be thinner – How to get over our internalized fat-phobia and diet-culture mindset – Why burlesque dancing is a great way to help you reconnect to and feel good in your body as it is returning to its happy weight – How discovery is an important to leave the disordered mindset behind and step into your real self – How discovering who you really are is worth so much more than living your life trying to match an unrealistic, distorted ideal – How important it is to see behind media's messages, to understand the psychology of marketing, to educate ourselves how we are being marketed to and why advertisement is intended to make us feel "less than" and "not good enough", so that we, as customers, keep coming back – How we can change the conversation, one brave woman at a time...

... And so much more!

 

Kaila is currently working on a program to work with clients who want to leave their exercise addiction and disordered eating behaviors behind and start living a fulfilling, satisfying life according to their own rules. You'll find out more about her, her blog, her dancing gigs and (soon) her program on her website: www.performingwoman.com You can follow her on all the different social media platforms (@performingwoman) and her awesome podcast is here: www.findingourhunger.com

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LU 005: Sarah Vance – When having the "goal body" means misery and obsession.
01:10:22
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:10:22
LU 005: Sarah Vance – When having the "goal body" means misery and obsession.

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LU 004: Keri-Anne Livingstone – Daring to suck can make all the difference in life...
01:03:32
2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 01:03:32
LU 004: Keri-Anne Livingstone – Daring to suck can make all the difference in life...

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LU 001: Me, solo – How Brené Brown helped me kickstart this show.
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2018-02-28 19:27:46 UTC 40:55
LU 001: Me, solo – How Brené Brown helped me kickstart this show.

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