Have you experienced a chaotic relationship with food full of diets and shame? Do you struggle with an addiction to alcohol and wonder if abstinence looks the same with food and alcohol? Are you exploring intuitive eating concepts yet feel out of control? Listen to the latest Love Food podcast with special guest Victoria Welsby.
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The transcribed episode can be found here.
Episode’s Key Points:
- Special guest Victoria Welsby from BamPowLife.
- Dieting and making strides to lose weight and change your body in an effort to get the things you want in life (or to just simply be accepted) is the rule in our society rather than the exception
- Research shows that those who embark on a dieting journey regain a significant amount of the weight lost within the first year and all or most of the weight back at year five. So what does this mean? Diets don’t work.
- Additionally, dieting frequently induces shame. Shame that isn’t yours to carry as you don’t fail at diets. Rather, the diets fail you and this shame burden belongs to our oppressive society.
- Sometimes alcohol dependence coincides with one’s eating concerns. However, it is important to separate these as while you can be addicted to alcohol, you cannot be addicted to food. You need food to live whereas your survival isn’t dependent on alcohol. In addition, while you can have a “normal” physical and emotional relationship with food as you recover from disordered eating, you may not be able to have the same relationship with alcohol moving forward.
- As you begin to heal, it is important to make space to honor how you’ve been coping and keeping yourself alive.
- As you explore Intuitive Eating, it is common to feel like you are constantly battling your brain in the beginning. This is because your body has to learn to trust you again and know food is unconditionally accessible.
- Be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself, and remove the shame as you begin your Intuitive Eating journey. It is challenging work and takes time.
- Healing from internalized fat phobia is a huge part of this journey as well and means learning to feel at home in your body as it is now as there are no body size guarantees.
- Fat bodies are “normal” bodies too. Connecting with those who live in fat bodies is an important step in healing your relationship with food and your body.
- Julie Dillon RD blog
- Link to subscribe to the weekly FREE Food Peace™ Newsletter. It is sent out every Tuesday morning. By signing up, I will also send you Love Food’s Food Peace™ Syllabus.
- Victoria Welsby’s Free E-course: Extreme Confidence Makeover —> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition #1
- Victoria Welsby’s Tedx Talk—> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition #2
- Victoria Welsby’s Free Webinar: How to Unleash Your Inner Confidence Warrior —> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition #3
- Victoria Welsby’s Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
- Remember: “You can’t be addicted to something you need to live”~Amy Pershing, LCSW
- Eating Disorder Dietitians can help your Food Peace™ journey. Get access to one near you here.
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