Food and Body Freedom | The Keto Diet Podcast Ep 186 with Stephanie Dodier

Food and Body Freedom | The Keto Diet Podcast Ep 186 with Stephanie Dodier


we have backed back Stephanie episodes episode 185 was with Stephanie 186 is with a different Stephanie Stephanie dotty air who’s been on the podcast before and I’m super excited that you are listening to episode 186 we are chatting all about intuitive eating body acceptance weight stigma and a bunch of other fun things it’s probably one of my favorite topics and if you are ready to ditch the diet culture BS and really embrace your body and I got to tell you I’ve done this I’ve gained the weight now I’m losing the weight I’ve gone from a size 12 to a size 6 just simply by enjoying my life and not caring about food of course I didn’t have this goal in mind but when I first started this journey back in 2015 when I was finally like I am done with caring so much about my body and weight and when I jump on the scale I was either gonna be super super super happy or super super super pissed off at myself and disappointed in myself and angry when I made that commitment to eat all of the things and really embrace everything and not have limits to then eat a whole bunch of things and then default back to keto and eat keto and now I’m fasting long periods of time I’m not hungry as much I’m drinking alcohol again and just loving my life and having great sex for the first time in a really long time and really feeling empowered in my own body I’ve lost a ton of weight by not even thinking about it so please when you hear these sorts of things understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel and by healing our bodies although it does take some time it took me about four years to heal my body I’m now on the other side of it and finally sliding in to the safe space where I don’t need to care anymore ever and that is such a gift so if you’re wanting to take that next step if you’re wanting to get off this roller coaster once and for all head on over to healthful pursuit calm / whole that’s wh o Ellie I’ll also include the links in the show notes if you want to give that a try but again it’s healthful pursuit calm / waa Oh Ellie where I am giving you 21 steps you can take right now to turn that conversation around and start to really hone in on your health so that you can finally get the body of your dreams and like not stress out about it I promise you it is life-changing if you’ve watched me on Instagram over the last couple of weeks months now I would say the last couple of months I am finally sliding into my power place and I think that a whole Kido is a great first step so again that’s healthful pursuit calm / whole I got one cool thing for you today and that is that my book tour is coming to a close so if you are thinking about meeting me in various locations specifically there’s only a couple locations left so if you’re thinking that you want to meet me I can sign your book we could take selfies I’ll answer your Aikido questions life questions whatever you got for me head on over to keto diet book calm / tour to RSVP and this is a take over episode so I’m gonna be slide in the microphone over to Stephanie Dodger and she is going to share all the amazingness with you you can find her on her website Stephanie Dodger calm that’s do di e are calm she also has a podcast and a bunch of fun things so head on over to our website check it out and I hope you enjoy okay let’s do this thing welcome to the keto diet podcast if you’re new around these parts I’m Liam Vogel you may know me as the international best-selling author of the keto diet the keto diet cookbook keto for women and the writer behind the site healthful pursuit calm as a woman you already know exactly how hard it can be to lose weight stay in shape and make the best of your diet I’ve put together a free 21 page guide exclusive to podcast listeners that shows you why imbalanced hormones are generally at the core of all struggles that women face when it comes to our weight and our overall health go to keto for women calm for your free guide in this free 21 page guide called managing hormone imbalances for the keto lady I share tips that will help you find success and adjusting your keto to fit your lady body first I’ll provide five tips to help you stay focused as a Quito lady and lastly we will review the top hormone imbalances that affect women science you may have a hormone imbalance and actions you can take right now to achieve hormone balance you can get your free 21 page guide at Quito for women calm and thank you so much for listening today hello sisters my name is Stephanie dozy a clinical nutritionist and a podcast host of the going to be on the Food Show and I’m also french-canadian that’s where the accent you will be experiencing over this podcast episode is coming from I’ve been on the podcast before with Liane episode 43 where we talked about binge eating now in my day to day life I lead women towards making peace with food in their body via our proprietary methodology they’re going to be on the food method which I’ll talk a bit more at the end of this podcast but today I’m going to tell you a story the 7 lesson that I learned from my journey towards food and body freedom and it’s going to come through my own life experience because that’s what makes my approach to food and body and health different than some people is that I’ve been there and when I share my story when I’m vulnerable that’s when I get the most effective reach to women like you and people like you listening to this podcast it’s when it’s coming from the heart and that’s the feedback that my listener gave me so we’re going to go through a journey together that’s gonna cover a lot of things that are the kind of the stepping stone for you to get to food and body freedom so let’s dive right in and we’re gonna start with lesson 1 and lesson 1 of this story is that weight stigma is real and freaking powerful so let’s start by leveling and understand what the heck do I mean by weight stigma weight stigma is weight bias it’s weight based discrimination or negative attitude or stereotyping based on a person’s weight now weight stigma came into my life very early on around the age of nine or ten years old I vividly have this memory in my head of one of my uncle commenting on the size of my breasts my breasts were developing early and he made a joke however I remember being absolutely terrified by his comment and what I was experiencing was actually shame and then weight stigmatization continued in my life when I entered grade school and I was taller than anyone in my class like up to two head taller even any boys so as you can imagine I was singled out I was very lonely because I was different than anyone else and I was bullied for that and that actually led me to my first diet at the age of twelve years old when my mom seeing how difficult things were for me actually took me to weight watcher in an attempt to help me and that’s when weight stigma actually became internalized in me in the difference between external weight stigmatization and internal is that externally it comes from someone else like my uncle when I was younger and then at some point you start believing in it and that’s when it becomes internalized and research has demonstrated that the most potent form of weight stigma is actually internalized weight stigma it’s something that most of the women in my community and I know perhaps a lot of you do is that we shame our self for our body appearance for our weight for the shape and the form the different part of our body we don’t need anyone else to create pain for us we do it on our own and for me that launched me into my 25 year career of dieting from the age of 12 to the age of 37 38 years old I was either on a diet alpha diet are suffering because I wasn’t either on or off of it I was on and off the wagon for almost 25 years and the trigger to this journey was weight stigma and it’s a very potent motivator towards dieting and I know it happens to me many of the women in my community perhaps a lot of you but stats says it’s about 40 percent of the population and we internalize it and we also are faced with it through diet culture which will pause here die culture we’ll talk about that in an upcoming lesson and I’m going to teach you here but enough to say that we’re reminded every day that our body should look or not look a certain way and we diet that’s the model that is being offered to us as a solution to the pain of weight stigma and we also believe that if we can suffer enough through this body shaming will actually be motivated to try quote harder because something has to be wrong with our body because diets should work and they don’t work so we’re gonna shame ourselves even more we’re going to enter lies this weight stigma creating a lot of pain within us as a motivator to try harder the problem is it doesn’t work and again I have a background in science I have a degree in health science a degree in Clinical Nutrition so when I experience things in my life I always go to science and say is that the case it’s that true and the studies are clear when people internalize weight stigma and they feel bad about themselves because of their weight in their body they end up feeling less confidence and their ability to engage in healthful behavior and then we observe more disordered eating behavior binge eating particularly or avoidance of physical activity or obsession around physical activity and other behavior that prevents people from actually being healthy so what we think what I thought for 25 years was actually the best motivator towards trying harder was actually exactly what was pulling me away from being the version of myself that I wanted to be and that leads me to lesson number two and I talked about it briefly diet culture so lesson number two of my life and my journey towards food and body freedom is that diet culture is a powerful thing not to use another word and also a monster but it’s optional so let’s define what diet culture is because many people are not even aware of this concept dive culture don’t just mean being on a diet or any type of way of eating you don’t have to be in a way of eating in a diet to be part of that culture diet culture I’m gonna share with you the definition of Kristi Harrison in her upcoming book called anti diet so she defines dive culture as a system of belief that workship Tenace and equated to health and moral virtue which means you can spend your life thinking that you’re broken just because you don’t look like the thin Idol that is being portrayed in society aka weight stigma right so diet cultures lays the land for us to judge our own body because we don’t participate in this model of tennis because our body is not ten enough also fuels people to judge other people for their body dive culture is also promoting weight loss as the means of attaining this higher status of tennis which means that you feel compelled to spend a massive amount of time of energy of money trying to shrink your body even though the research is very clear that diet don’t work I mean 95 percent of people that go on a diet regain their weight within one to five years that’s what I experienced in my 25 plus year career of dieting I’ve been on seven different massive lifestyle change diet and every single time within a period of five years I had lost and regained all the weight and I’m sure that’s something that you’ve experienced as well and yet that culture is so powerful that even though we have the proof in our life that diet don’t work that we have the statistic in front of us we still want to get in to the next diet that’s how powerful diet culture is so any carry-on with the next part of the definition of diet culture so worship tunas use weight loss aka diet at a mean of attaining this higher status and then it demin eating while elevating others which means that you are forced to be hyper vigilant about your eating and feel ashame if you eat certain foods certain quantity of food so not only it makes you do it I am but it dries shameful emotion if you don’t participate perfectly into it the last part of diet culture is that it oppressed people who don’t match up with the supposed picture of health aka thinness which in today’s world is mostly women so diet culture is something that is very powerful you are in it you may or may not participate in it most women participate in it without even knowing so if you are in the world of keto which most of you are without you knowing you’re participating in diet culture now we’ll talk about the different intention behind doing keto but for me for this 25 years up to the moment whoo I got taquito so did weight watcher the low fat that Atkins did South Beach low calorie did them all even the cabbage soup diet by the way I did that for 25 years with the goal of having a tenner body because I believe that that was the way to be accepted through the world because of bullying and weights thing man it had happened earlier in my life and then I had a 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and I had a very successful career because I was working from a place of not good enough because of weight stigma so I was working really hard and was very successful and I was on stage at 37 and I collapsed in front of nearly 2,000 people I hit the ground and was rushed to the hospital to be diagnosed with five chronic condition which were high blood pressure high cholesterol inflammation depression anxiety and panic attack and I left the hospital 24 hours later with five different prescription and something happened in that moment when I said earlier the lesson was repeat or evolve I had this moment of awareness looking at the prescription and in my head something said if you fill up those prescription and you start taking a medication that will be for the rest of your life and you’ll never get out of it and I followed my intuition now at the time I didn’t know was my tuition I just follow my gut did not fill up the prescription and went on a search of another solution and that’s when I entered the world of nutrition and natural health and wellness I hired a coach started to see a naturopath and was introduced to non diet approach to food which was completely novel to me back in the days it was the beginning the early early beginning of paleo it wasn’t commercialized yet I was back in 2012 and my coach changed my nutrition to paleo would have having to count a calorie without having to restrict anything I was like oh my god why is that not happen in my life before right and I lost a bunch of weight and because I hate more quality food I took care of myself stopped overworking started to move my body oh my chronic condition went to wakes f1az ‘ti which we’ll talk about in just a bit and I was so excited and then a couple years into it I actually left my job the corporate world and went back to school went and completed another degree in nutrition and opened a clinic in Oakville Canada and practiced clinical nutrition which means in the clinical setting in an office you see patients and you help them with their health using food and it worked well for me till about two years in where I started to struggle with gaining weight nothing had changed from a point of view of exercise or food but I was gaining weight and I felt really really uncomfortable because I was a professional and people were judging me based on what I should look like and that was a threat to my livelihood not only was I feeling bad because I was still holding on to the weight stigma and the way my body should look like but it was threatening my livelihood so my anxiety was worse than and when I was in the corporate world and I started to use food to cope at the time I didn’t know that that was it was but I had disordered eating I was binging and that’s actually how I met your leader Leanne she was at her beginning stage of Kido she didn’t even have yet written her first digital program she was just sharing about it on Facebook back in the days and I think it was at the time where she did her first video around it that’s how she came into my world and she was talking about Kido and I’m like well that’s how I almost live my life right because I was paleo but very low carb without knowing what I was doing and then I got into the world of Kido like as everything that I do in life many of you will connect to this I go to the extreme and there’s a reason why I do that I do that because I want to compensate that I’m not good enough so if you’re like that really reflect on them because that’s likely you as well I went on it and I started following Lee and I started reading book attending conferences and I became Aikido expert to the point where I actually wrote a book about it and it worked for a bit but then my binging behavior came back I continued to put on weight and I was desperate like desperate I had quit my job changed my lifestyle I did all the changes you could imagine and yet my worst fear was coming true my fear of gaining weight or not losing the weight was my biggest fear in life and he was becoming a reality and I was so panic about it that I was binging binging on keto bread and paleo cookie and butter fudge and it was like I thought my life was over and then one day someone gave me a book the book was from the author Janine ruff and the book was women food and God and I remember reading it I was actually in Florida poolside and I had a holy crap moment you know one of those moment just like the proscription moment for me where I looked at and I made a choice that same type of moment when I was reading that book I was like holy crap this is me which brought me to Lesson four I hope you’re totally dig in this episode I love putting these together every week and I hope you’re getting something out of it I love seeing where you’re listening from so next time you’re listening or even right now take a picture of yourself watching the show or screenshot of your favorite episode and tag me on instagram at healthful pursuit and if social isn’t your thing that’s totally fine just jump on your favorite podcast player and leave a review for the show okay back to the good stuff lesson 4 is title it’s beyond the food and I read the book from Janine Roth woman food and God in two days and that’s exactly what she was spelling out that food was not about the food it was about the emotion and the spiritual aspect of food what were we trying to fulfill with eating that quantity of food or controlling our food actually had the honor of interviewing Janine on my podcast if you want to go listen to it podcast 129 it was a big moment for me but yeah so Janine brought to my awareness that there was another component to food and has a good scientist I read this book there was no science so Janine is not a science expert she’s special leader so I took the knowledge I acquired in that book I went to science mike is that true holy moly everything she was saying was true there is a deep connection between food or emotion or thinking and it’s all residing into the world of neuro science and then I encountered the model of cognitive behavior therapy a model that is widespread into the world of psychology and terapy which basically is some of you may know it under CBT which basically explained how we have behavior so just a quick synopsis for you the behavior that you express in life let’s focus on food here let’s perhaps you emotionally eat or you binge eat it that behavior is a result of your emotion so how it works in your brain is that you feel an emotion which by the way emotions are physical they’re literal sensation in your body that can be measure so you feel a sensation in your body which is called an emotion and then that engage into a behavior based on the emotion it will engage into a comp incent Ori behavior a positive behavior different types of behavior and then your emotion that creates the behavior or actually created by your thoughts so your thoughts create the emotion that’s felt throughout your body which creates the behavior then the next step is to say well how is the thought created the thought is created by your perspective and I like to explain it in my program as the pair of glasses you put on every morning so each one of us has a different life experience we have a different core belief we have different way we were raised with our parents and we are exposed to different things in our environment such as dye culture so when you put all of that in a big mixing bowl and you stir it it becomes your perspective it becomes how you see life and this is why we have different beliefs in life like I could be in your life situation today and have a different set of perspective based on my own upbringing versus you right so that’s why I call it pair of glasses because it’s different based on this big mixture in your bowl of what happened in your life so our binging behavior can be controlled temporarily with willpower but at some point it explode because we’re not addressing the emotion the thoughts and the perspective and this vicious pattern was happening to me although I was a expert on the keto diet I was an expert in nutrition that was an expert in functional medicine yeah I wasn’t addressing the real issue which was my core belief my thinking and my emotion and I kept repeating and repeating and repeating it and then I discovered Janine Rupp discovered this model and then started to do mind work and started to explore this whole side of thing and then wellness diet came in which is lesson five lesson five is wellness diet and health and the belief around what a healthy body is how does a huge lesson for me and I’m sure for some of you it already has been or it will be when I’m finished is lesson with you so while I was working on my thoughts and my emotion and I was practicing as a nutritionist and learning all this stuff yet on the side I was still chasing weight loss for myself I wanted to lose the weight that I had gained over the last number of years and I had explored food I knew I couldn’t restrict food anymore because what else is there beyond keto like keto wasn’t popular in those days but what else was there in my head I didn’t know and so I started to seek other ways of being healthy with the intention of losing weight and that’s the key here now politically correct I wasn’t saying to people I’m looking to lose weight as I was so ashamed of it and instead of saying to people I want to be healthy because a healthy body is a thin body right is that what you believe that’s what I believed for years up to the age of like 39 and I as a professional and I still believe like I was taught in all my schooling that when you get healthy you’re gonna lose weight because a healthy body has to be a 10 body and you’re gonna quote release the unhealthy weight so I went on my merry way to not chase weight loss which is diet culture but instead to chase health with the intention of losing weight and that’s what’s called wellness diet so a little bit ground here dive culture is a very old model it’s been present in society in first world countries for perhaps a hundred years wellness diet is brand new wellness diet is the rebranding of diet culture so the best example I can give you with that is weight watcher so my mom and knee we did weight watch her back in the day and weight watchers result financially weren’t good over the last 10 years so what did they do they rebranded themselves and now they call themselves ww-well nest that work that’s wellness diet so instead of saying to people we’re gonna chase weight loss we’re removing the word weight loss and we’re saying we’re gonna chase health and wellness with the on-the-ground tone that when you get there well you’re gonna release the way because a healthy body is a 10 body wellness diet is the rebranded upgraded version of die culture if you’re millennial you’re probably very familiar with that because that’s what the weight loss industry realized that the Millennial wanted nothing to do with weight watch or Jenny Craig they were smarter than that the kids are smarter than us they’re like no no no no chasing weight losses and work we’re not gonna do that but instead we’re gonna chase health with the underground field that we’re gonna lose weight so I seek fixing my body with a mission like anything else that I do and the key to that was my hormones I needed to fix my gut and my hormone so that I can be healthy and then I could release the way and I was on the mission I did everything possible I went to the extent of seeing the Dean of functional medicine in the Florida University dr. David Bligh’s I flew there because nobody else could fix me I spent probably well over $25,000 in every test possible always seeking to fix myself and nothing was getting better not because of dr. Blaise wise or the other people that I was seeing because that wasn’t the issue but I didn’t know that at the time yet someone a lesson a teacher in my life sent me a book and that person will know they are they sent me a book title health at every size hmm health at every size if you remember lesson three is a segment of the culture it is an approach to eating and weight that differs from conventional treatment model and instead of seeking weight loss as a mean to be healthy it emphasized self-acceptance and healthy day to day behavior that your weight change or not so basically health at every size is a health approach that is not weight centric but that is instead weight neutral health at every size is a research movement led by Linda bacon and that burger I have linked in the show know toward the end will ice until use my podcast LeAnn has or will note in the podcast a document called health at every size manifesto it’s totally free I would recommend that you go and read it it’s nine pages and if you think it’s gonna serve you go buy the book from Linda bacon in the burger but health at every size was a shift in the way I was seeing medicine and engaging with health and health at every size through their research realize that there was devastating side effect and consequences to the current dieting model and those consequence were mental health issue eating disorder and disordered eating behavior poor emotional health compulsive behavior Soph hatred and many other everything that I was experimenting was in that book and it wasn’t my fault it was diet culture and a diet model that were causing me to experience those symptoms so I came out of reading that book and I decided to stop chasing weight loss and it took about six months to make that shift that more than I was reading I went beyond the book did more research and there was evidence the literature was there yet because dye culture is so pervasive and all air as a society that literature was not being made public it was not being shared because it was going against this sixty seven billion dollar industry so as the scientists in me I couldn’t deny this and everything that was experimenting I couldn’t live like this so I stopped pursuing weight loss and then something else became really evident if I’m not gonna chase weight loss then I have to make peace with my body and the only way through that is body acceptance and that’s lesson six back to today’s episode in a sec today’s show is brought to you by 4 Sigma dick the makers of my favorite magic elixirs like the lion’s mane elixir add to coffee your morning tea smoothies shakes you name it and watch your anxiety go down and your cognitive function increase each of their elixirs are formulated to support various aspects of your health and wellness from brain function to energy production relaxation and more they’re easy to travel with you can add them to any liquid and they’re pretty tasty to use the coupon code Kido all in caps for 15% off all things at four sigma tech comm slash Kido unsure of the link check out today’s show notes for all the details ok back to today’s episode lesson six is you can’t hate yourself to happiness hatred will not deliver for you happiness body acceptance is the solution so I went on and start learning about what does it take to accept my own body and I encountered something called the work Kati Baron is a big proponent of that but basically the work is everything you don’t do when you diet it’s a hundred percent different of dieting so when we go on a diet we think that we have to put out a lot of effort which we do right we have to cook different food we have to buy different food we have to kill the craving restrict deprive ourselves and in some cases we have to exercise more or exercise differently we have to combat the mental chatter in our head like it’s physically demanding the work it’s none of that the work is self-reflection it’s sitting quiet with a journal and getting to know you or perhaps with walk in nature or perhaps instead of doing CrossFit’s workout you’re doing a very slow pace Yoga it’s about learning to get quiet and be comfortable getting quiet looking at your thoughts and doing the mental work so you’re no longer the victim of your thought that you learn coping strategy for your emotion that are not involving food that’s what’s called the work and that’s when I went on to do to be quite honest with you the work that mental emotional and spiritual work was a lot less exhausting but it was harder than dieting and that’s why today when I look at my patients and my client I see so much resistance is that in part we don’t believe that it’s possible to change simply by journaling stuff what do you mean like I had to work so much harder when I dieted it can’t be that simple so we resist it we resist it and the other reason is because we’re afraid of dealing with our emotion so we go back to dieting like we go back and forth back and forth barking for and my entire purpose in life is that you don’t get to where I was that you don’t collapse that you don’t fall in deep depression or any other difficult situation that you mind you find yourself into because you’re afraid of doing the work of getting to know you and your emotion and your thoughts so that led me to the world of body neutrality body neutrality is the gateway to body acceptance body neutrality is a clinical approach to dealing with our body image so body neutrality is not the same as body positivity let me say that right off the bat body positivity is a fact activism movement and it’s also a political movement that helps rid society of weight stigma but it’s not a good clinical approach to moving people like me and perhaps you from shaming our body internalize weight stigma to body freedom right accepting our body so there comes body neutrality body neutrality empowers us to embrace ourselves as we are including the bits and the parts that we don’t like and it’s okay that we don’t like them body neutrality also moves you from seeing your body as a trophy of self-worth to a functional vehicle that you go through life with so instead of being how I’m being accepted by the world my physical appearance my body becomes the vehicle the functional aspect of me and how I engage with life so one of the best example I can give you is for women the belly right so when you ask women where do they want to lose weight and Leanne will tell you the same vast majority is the belly I want to change our belly and yet when you get into a deeper interview with women you realize that they’re mothers that this belly the fact that they have on their belly was actually created following a pregnancy and they hate that part of their body the most so binding their trolley takes you from that place to say hey hold on a minute here this belly actually created life for you this balli took an egg a size of a pin drop and made it an eight pound baby how can you not appreciate and be grateful for what happened there so we move from judgment to actually gratefulness so that’s how we teach it we teach you to re-engage with your body from a place of gratefulness and functionality now it does require work right because that culture made sure that you weren’t doing that right so we have to do the work now the good thing is the work is not on a treadmill swing the work is learning different language around your body but also spending five minutes of the in front of the mirror and not naked at first like perhaps just your face and you start noticing your thoughts and you start reframing them to a place of gratefulness and with time and repetition then you start feeling safe in your body and you start releasing the trauma of body shaming and then gradually you become body neutral so I had to accept my body and then I had to learn a new way of engaging with food because if I wasn’t gonna diet and I wasn’t gonna aim for weight loss I’m the heck am I supposed to eat and that’s when intuitive eating came into my life so lesson seven is intuitive eating is the gateway to food freedom health and happiness to be honest with you in intuitive eating came into my life way back in school I denied it and then I came back into my life a second time in social media and I was looking at people doing intuitive eating eating pizza and chips and pop and it like new don’t want to do that and then I met Evelyn Rivoli Evan tribally is the author of the intuitive eating framework book so she along with another researcher wrote the book and ten Princip around intuitive eating and how to best implement it in your life so for those who don’t know what intuitive eating his intuitive eating is a proven well researched over a hundred study South care eating framework that makes you the boss of you intuitive eating teaches you to have a healthy relationship to food empowering you to trust your ability to meet your needs distinguish between physical and emotional and ultimately developing body wisdom and twitted eating is our natural state of engaging with food so if you’ve had a baby or babysat a baby or been around a baby that wanted to get said you’ve witness intuitive eating meaning that the baby feels hunger and it cries it doesn’t have any other mean of communication at this point so it cries mum or some money appears with a bottle feeds the baby and then the baby is fully fully satisfied goes to sleep and then the next time that the baby has a need it starts crying you feed and the routine goes on that’s intuitive eating the baby doesn’t go around calculating macros and calories and good food bad food it just feels hunger Express the need to fill the need and then go back to sleep that’s how intuitive eating is intuitive eating will teach you or will unlearn or unteach you what diet culture taught you which is to rely on external cues to know what to eat when to eat and how to eat and then we will reconnect you with this innate ability you have and PSA here you have it granted this the flame of intuitive eating may be really small than you perhaps it’s just the pilot that’s running right now but it’s there it’s a universe god-given gift that we all have we can never completely kill it perhaps is very small is gonna need a lot of nurturing and a lot of exercise and a lot of quote the work but it’s there you can all become intuitive eater no matter how deeply you are and dieting and I culture I was there I mean 25 years of it I was deeply in it and I learned and that’s what I teach now and also be aware that intuitive eating requires body acceptance the reason for that is you are saying okay I’m going to tap into my body’s cue to know what to eat when to eat I can’t hate I can’t be a shame of the machine that’s gonna tell me what and when to eat so the work of body acceptance and intuitive eating goes hand-in-hand so once you switch to intuitive eating and you accept your body you do what I call going beyond the food which is my entire brand and you become at peace with food in your body and then you can start living your full life right now independent of your weight and that’s what you see Leon do every day on social media when she posts about her both in the RV’s and moving she is living a full life that’s what I do too right today I took a picture of me in front of a mirror with a romper that I’ve never wore my life because I was too big to wear a romper before right I’m living my full life and instead of chasing weight loss we aim to take care of our body to be healthy but not with the intention of losing weight but to get out so we can live a fulfilled life today that we can chase our dream that we can be the best version of ourselves that for moms you can stop generational trauma of passing your discomfort with your body and your obsession with food to your kids because that’s a huge issue I learned from my mom so intuitive eating and body acceptance gets you to learn what you need to get there and at the end of the day it’s about living a life of empowerment which is what we’re meant to be as women especially in 2019 we’re supposed to be empowered and not living from a place of fear but from a place of love and that’s the gift of intuitive eating of food freedom of body freedom of body acceptance and that’s what I learned through my life so just to recap before I leave you weight stigma is real and freaking powerful you have to work through it lesson two is about diet culture and how it is very powerful but yet optional to take part in it lesson three was about learning to either repeat or evolve learn from our lesson lesson four it’s beyond the food like you got to see pass food lesson five is wellness diet and how a healthy body does not necessarily equate ate in body lesson six is you can’t hate yourself to happiness body acceptance is the gateway to happiness and lesson seven is intuitive eating the Gateway to health and happiness so I hope this episode serve you that’s how I approach working with my clients and my patients and I hope that one day I can perhaps help you and you can help me fulfill my purpose in life to make the world a world filled with food freedom and body freedom if you want more from me you can come and check me out in going beyond the Food Show podcast and also I’ve given LeAnn the link to my free intuitive eating starter guide which you can go and download right away and get started on your journey of intuitive eating and again thank you LeAnn for this great opportunity and hopefully I’ll see you over in my podcasts bye ladies [Music] thanks for listening to the keto diet podcast join us again in a couple of days to discover more keto for women secrets for your fat fueled life the keto diet podcast including show notes and links provides information respect to healthy living recipes nutrition and diet and is intended for informational purposes only the information provided is not a substitute for medical advice diagnosis or treatment nor is it 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