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.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
LU 074: Cyndi Springford – Breaking decades of body shame, food rules and exercise addiction.
Today on the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, I’m so happy to share with you my conversation with Cyndi Springford from Plaistow, New Hampshire. Cyndi's varied background includes being a Personal Trainer, a Running Coach, and a certified Eating Psychology Coach. She has been in the fitness industry since 1993, encouraging REAL well-being and fitness with her clients. Many of you know Cyndi from her "Love Your Body Project"-Facebook page. Currently, she is working out of her home, coaching clients both remotely and in person. Cyndi shares her background about her body image challenges, chronic dieting, disordered eating and excessive exercise and how she made peace with all of it through discussions, articles, and podcasts with the media. Cyndi talks about: – Why she doesn’t remember a time when she ever felt good in her body as a child – How her mother related to food and exercise in a punishing way – How her lack of trust in her own body led her into a severely disordered way with exercise and eating – Why she felt dependent on outside approval, especially in terms of her appearance and performance – How her relationship with exercise spiraled out of control – How her obsession with exercise and her body negatively affected her relationships and her entire life – How unprocessed trauma played into her disordered ways with food and exercise – Why she couldn’t receive unconditional love – How she felt she was dying inside while people thought of her as an "inspiration" – At what point she started to allow herself to wonder "maybe there’s more to life than presenting a body ideal and eating a certain diet, and maybe there’s more to life than hating myself" – How she sat with the fears and anxieties that she felt when she gave up dieting and overexercising – How she turned her thinking around and started to apply her perfectionism to recovery and healing – How getting angry helped her in recovery – How women often hide their disordered exercise and eating behaviors behind being a "fitness professional" or a "nutritionist" – How she found a new "identity" after having been a "fitness professional" for so long – Why it might be best for some people to just go "cold turkey" and cut exercising out completely – Why her FB page was a tool in her recovery – How mirror work helped her in her recovery – What she did to quiet the negative body image thoughts – How she helps her clients through all their struggles with overcoming food and body fears – What makes dieting so addictive and what it distracts us from – Why your weight is the LEAST interesting thing about you – What she wants every woman to know... ... And so much more! For more information check out Cyndi’s website at: www.loveyourbodyproject.org Here’s the link to Cyndi’s "LYB Project" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoveYourBodyProject/ Here’s the link to Cyndi’s coaching on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachcyndilou/ Here’s the link to the book "Overcoming Overeating" by Jane Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter that Cyndi mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Overeating-Break-Healthier-Satisfying/dp/1456413333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505754598&sr=8-1&keywords=overcoming+overeating+by+jane+hirschmann+and+carol+munter And here’s the link to the "Intuitive Eating Workbook", the new workbook by the authors of "Intuitive Eating", Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Workbook-Principles-Relationship/dp/1626256225/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505754704&sr=1-3&keywords=intuitive+eating Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Finally, these topics are being talked about! WOW!
This is a truly amazing and entertaining and touching show that so many of us can relate to... Finally, someone has the courage to bring these topics out in the open! Disordered eaters everywhere, people obsessed with diets that don't work, people being judged and shamed for their size... No wonder eating disorders are so much on the rise. This show is going to touch you, if you are a human being! And Meret has a wonderful way with her interviewees and a wonderful voice! Bravo!
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of
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Great show for anyone who has ever struggled in life, which means everyone. Meret is funny, real and gets to the heart of matters. I can't wait to see what future episodes have to offer. It is all about loving yourself, others and life. Thank you Meret, you did it! :-)
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of
Where to begin? Wherever, just start listening!
These great podcasts are done by the awesome Meret Boxler (you will know why she used to be a radio DJ as soon as you hear her talk), and tackle so many useful and interesting topics. Some episodes I want to hear more than once, just to let it really sink in. Packed with information, but also with personality, honesty, and hope. Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of
The best of its kind! Not hyperbole!
Not only has Meret got first hand experience in the subject, but she has a professional background in journalism and broadcasting - and it shows. Each show is well thought out, she asks the right questions, and she literally knows how you feel. She also picks THE BEST guests. The support and empathy communicated in this podcast eclipses everything, though. She will smash even your loudest doubts and fears.
Date published: 2017-10-06