Life. Unrestricted. Podcast: Boost your body image and recover from food & exercise madness.
About This Show
Aren’t you tired of hating your body, tired of counting calories, tired of making your scale decide whether you get to feel good today or (more likely) not? Aren’t you tired of feeling guilty for eating what you like, tired of exercising obsessively to get rid of that guilt? Tired of the negative self-talk-chatter in your head?
Aren’t we all?
So. Welcome home.
Let’s start this journey toward body positivity, a better body image, acceptance of diversity and a more balanced approach to health; goodbye to body negativity, fat-phobia, disordered eating and a compulsive relationship to exercise. Confidence is an inside job and it’s high time we bust the myth that weight should dictate our worth. Let’s start this journey to loving our bodies from a Health At Every Size perspective and let’s nourish our body, mind and soul without going crazy.
Most Recent Episode
LU 031: Julie Duffy Dillon – Have you hit diet rock bottom and need more peace with food and body?
5 days ago
Download Episode! Lovely radicals, it's podcast time! In today's episode of the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I get to talk to Julie Duffy Dillon from Greensboro, North Carolina. Julie is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary "My Big Fat Fabulous Life". She also has an active blog, writes the weekly "Food Peace Newsletter", but she also hosts a podcast, called "Love Food", where she addresses people's struggles by way of a love letter from food. Julie has a Bachelor in Nutrition from Ohio University, and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina. As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, she founded BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy, a group practice passionate about helping individuals and families recover from eating disorders. As a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, she also supervises other dietitians who are on the path to become eating disorder specialists as well. Listen to Julie talk about: – What kind of messages she got about weight and body – Why she got into nutrition and counseling – What she learned about the treatment of people who are considered "overweight" – How she realized that, as a nutritionists, they didn’t give those people the right treatment – What's wrong with the education of future nutritionists – Why it is often those who are themselves disordered choose to study nutrition or personal training – What she found out when she dug into weight-science and research studies – What she found out about diets, restriction, weight-obsession and the harm of it all and the risk of developing an eating disorder – What the Minnesota Starvation Study was about and what happens when we diet/restrict/overexercise – Why binge-eating and overeating are rooted in restriction, be it physical and/or mental – How our mental health is closely related to how well-fed we are – How, after periods of restriction, binge-eating is completely normal and our body's way to save us – How she discovered Health at Every Si