How do you view your body and how do you feel about it? My good friend Stephanie Dodier is back in the podcast and we talk about body image, the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies and making that huge shift in perspective towards body neutrality.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What builds our food behavior
- How a negative body image could lead to emotional eating
- Body neutrality vs body positivity
- How to get to that place of body acceptance
- The fundamentals of Health at Every Size
- The reason why you can’t stick with the keto diet
- Think of your food behavior as like the top of a funnel, and below that are the things that fuel it. Not only the actual food, quality of food and intake of sugar contribute to your food behavior but also things like your thoughts, your mindset, your perspective, your relationship with your body, how you value your body, your body image, your story, your trauma, etc.
- When you shamed your body your whole life, not liking your body becomes so deeply rooted in your subconscious that you can’t just suddenly turn on a switch and start loving your body.
- Body neutrality is about accepting the current state of your body without judgment and using compassion to engage with your body, like being grateful for it.
- Women who struggle with body image also have this belief that they need to be perfect. ‘Perfection’ is linked to low self-worth and low self-esteem.
- If you’ve been keto-ing hard and it still doesn’t work, maybe it’s time for you to go beyond the food and look at your thoughts and reconcile with your body.
- Release your expectations of losing weight when doing keto. Instead, strive for health.
- Get in front of a mirror and start engaging with your body. Observe your thoughts and switch them from judgment to gratefulness. Be compassionate.
- Put in perspective the reason why you want to lose weight.
- As you reacquaint with your body, it’s going to feel uncomfortable, but just ride the wave of your emotion.
- Look at what drives your food behavior beyond food.
- Look at your thoughts. Are your thoughts negative? Are they stressful? Are they driving the behavior of stress eating?
- Look at your mindset. Do you come from a place of lack or a place of abundance?
- Look at your story around food. Were you drilled from a young age that a woman has to suffer to be beautiful, that you to be on a diet, or that you can’t eat too much in front of people? And how much are you reacting to that until today?
As always, if you have any questions, be on the lookout for the Keto Hot Seat call for questions on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure your questions are short, general, and that you haven’t heard the answer to them before.
“Obesity is not a disease. Obesity is a symptom that your body is gaining or keeping fat on for a reason. You don’t catch the virus of obesity or the bacteria of obesity. You become obese because there’s something underneath that drives that behavior of intaking too much food…”
“At the end of the day, know one thing, you will be successful when you come from a place of love, not from a place of hatred or fear. So no matter what choice you make, make a choice that’s based on love towards yourself, not fear or hatred.”
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Resources mentioned in the show:
- The Beyond the Food Show Episode 101 – From Shame to Fame: My Never-Before-Shared Personal Story – Stephanie Dodier
- Stephanie Dodier’s Claim Your Food Freedom
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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.