Do you feel shame around your relationship with food and your body? Are you worried about disclosing your eating behavior to a current partner or loved one? Do you find yourself thinking about food all the time? Listen now for some concrete solutions to overcome these barriers to food peace.
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Episode’s Key Points:
- Shame is so common in the eating disorder experience!!
- Antonia Hartley joins to help tackle this letter writer’s struggles…
- Eating disorders make us feel so alone and isolated, but there are many people dealing with the same issues.
- Insight and awareness are vital to finding recovery and healing, but it can only take you so far. It’s important to work with a dietitian or other eating disorder professional to find lasting recovery and make changes!
- Finding a Health at Every Size dietitian to work with is SUPER important to make sure you’re in a safe environment to find help.
- If you’re thinking about food all day long, definitely inquire if you’re eating enough! Sometimes restriction is physical or mental, and adequacy with food is very important!! If you’re bingeing, it’s likely that you’re NOT getting enough, no matter what size you are.
- It’s NOT as simple as calories in, calories out. Our metabolism is MUCH more complicated than that!
- Sometimes there is fear in letting go of our eating disorder because there is a small part of us that feels these diet rules are serving us in some way… but they’re not!
- “Honesty is the antithesis of eating disorder behavior.” – Antonia
- Relationships are SO important in eating disorder recovery! Be honest with those you love, and set the boundaries around triggers.
- Eating behaviors can be a messenger for our emotions or our needs… listen to them!
- If you’re in a situation where someone in your life is consistently triggering you, don’t be afraid to bring them into a therapy session with you to parse out exactly what you need from them as a loved one. Remember, we live in diet-culture world, so give your loved ones some time to adjust to this new way of life!
- Be aware of your own internalized fat stigma when exploring recovery.
- You weren’t born with food rules!! These are LEARNED behaviors and “truths.”
- Checking back in with your treatment team post-recovery is SO important! Remember, we live in a world that hasn’t recovered from its own eating disorder, so having a supportive community around you is essential for maintaining recovery.
- On feminism: Feminism is for everyone, not just women! Ending sexism is good for everyone.
- Ending weight stigma helps everyone!
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- Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor mentioned in this episode
- Jessica Setnick
- Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks —> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition
- Find Antonia on Instagram and Twitter!
- Eating Disorder Dietitian
- Julie Dillon RD blog
Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com.