A solo episode on Accepting our Humanness and The Core of Diet Culture.

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a solo episode. I wanted to use this space to discuss something that has been coming up in a lot of my conversations, both with clients and with friends.

I dig into judgement of ourselves, of others, and why we are the way we are. Why sometimes it is hard to express ourselves fully, to be truly authentic, and to choose the path that feels right to us. I talk about how society has shaped us to suppress our emotions and hustle for our worth. Why we seek and turn to external behaviors to fix something within us, to make us feel a certain way. And ultimately how diet culture plays a role in this and how it goes so much deeper than food, exercise, and the way our external bodies look.

I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Sarah Romero “Fitness Made Me Infertile”

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another guest episode. I am so excited to share my conversation with Sarah (@kiwiandcarrot) and for you all to hear her story on her recovery from HA.

In this episode Sarah talks about her fitness journey, how she thought she was doing everything right from a health standpoint. She was exercising 5-6 times a week, eating 1600-1800 calories a day, eating foods that were “clean,” and was in the normal BMI range. From the outside, everything looked great.

When Sarah went off birth control to begin her family, she discovered her body wasn’t having a natural period and was eventually diagnosed with HA. We dive into her story, what she did to get her period back and how she has redefined health for herself today. We talk about redefining identities, working through the process of gaining weight, and reestablishing trust within ourselves and with our bodies.. Because our bodies are so much smarter than we give them credit for.

A little about Sarah: Sarah Romero is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. After recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea and years of exercise addiction and disordered eating, she is now a strong advocate for body positivity and the anti-diet movement. She works with her mom as a food and wellness blogger for their blog, Kiwi and Carrot, as well as a contract photographer and videographer. Her and her husband just built a home together nestled up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Sandy, Utah. Sarah adores traveling with her husband and loves to spend her time outside whenever she can, rock-climbing, canyoneering, hiking and trail running.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Naomi on Binge Eating and Dropping out of Diet Culture

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you my FIRST guest episode of season 2.. an amazing interview/conversation with Naomi (@dietculturesucks).

On this episode we dig into how Naomi got to a place of body acceptance and out of the diet culture mentality. Why she doesn’t think we need to love our bodies all of the time to recover. How much time/brainspace diet culture steals from us. Self care and how we can expand the definition. How binge eating/emotional eating is demonized in diet culture and how we can start removing the shame around eating. How to be curious about our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings rather than judging them. Thin privilege, fat phobia and so much more.

A little about Naomi: Naomi is a former marathoner and diet culture dropout who chronicles her experiences with eating disorders, exercise addiction, dieting, and binge eating on her insta blog @dietculturesucks. She is passionate about body positivity and Health At Every Size. She writes to share the things she wishes she learned as a young girl struggling to recover in a culture that validates disordered behaviors as normal aspects of being a woman.

I hope you enjoy this episode!!

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Kimberly Weiss on Diet Culture

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In this episode, I sit down with Kimberly Weiss to talk all things diet culture. We dig into what “diet culture” means, her experience working at Weight Watchers (this one dropped my jaw folks), and why it is important to stop labeling food as “good” vs “bad.” Kim mentions how the diet and fitness industries tell us that “we don’t deserve to live in the bodies we live in…” we hope having more conversations like ours will start to change that mindset.

A little about Kim: Kim is a teacher, speaker and coach on a mission to dismantle diet culture. She works with smart women that are into body positivity but still struggle with food + body and want to stop giving their power away. She can be found at KimberlyWeiss.com, Instagram @KimberlyWeiss  and on her podcast F Your Diet. She also runs a satire instagram account @lifestylechangebarbie for those that like a few laughs.

This is a good one, friends.

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