Have you struggled with a complicated relationship with food, and all its twists and turns, for way too long? Maybe your family taught you body hate and ways to diet instead of enjoying food and pleasurable movement. This week’s letter writer has really tried to heal their relationship with food yet can’t stop thinking about food, bingeing, obsessing, and hating on their body. Can things change? Can they show their young family a different way?? Listen now for Season 2 finale with special guest Heidi Schauster, author of Nourish.
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The transcribed episode can be found here.
Episode’s Key Points:
- Special guest Heidi Schauster, registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist of A Nourishing Word
- As human beings, we are designed to think about food–on average, about 200 times per day.
- When thoughts about food interfere with your relationships and connecting to joy in your life, this is called food preoccupation.
- A restrictive mindset (and/or actual food restriction) often goes hand-in-hand with food preoccupation, leading to particular foods becoming “charged” and transformed into binge foods.
- Non-judgmental observation of the thoughts and feelings you have around your daily food choices and interactions with food is an important first step in neutralizing food and healing your relationship with these “charged” foods.
- If possible, seek out a registered dietitian who specializes in disordered eating. Avoid dietitians that label foods “good” or “bad” or prescribe limitations of foods.
- Healing from food preoccupation means leaning into your own internal cues and not relying on external methods for food choices.
- Your body does not need to be fixed. Our culture is what is broken.
- 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.
- Heidi Schauster’s Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self —> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition #1
- Heidi Schauster’s Blog/Website—> This week’s Food Peace Syllabus addition #2
- Eating Disorder Dietitians can help your Food Peace™ journey. Get access to one near you here.
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