ETR 193: Body Image Series: Dieting & Body Shame As Coping Mechanisms

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In this episode of Eat the Rules, I’m continuing the body image series, talking about why dieting and body shame are often coping mechanisms.

I also explore why that can make accepting your body so hard and how they distract us from getting at the real issue and keep us turning to diets for an answer.

In This Episode, I Chat About

  • The concept of “emotional dieting” and “emotional weight fixation,”
  • How emotional dieting distracts us from getting at the real issue and keeps us turning to diets for an answer,
  • That it’s normal for life to feel out of control sometimes and there’s not always a quick fix or way to control it,
  • That we’ve been conditioned to think that our bodies are a problem, so it’s no surprise when that becomes our way of thinking about ourselves or processing emotions,
  • Some common triggers for diet fixation,
  • The importance of identifying where your sense of fulfilment is not being met in life,
  • Why this makes accepting your body so hard,
  • How freeing it is to get comfortable experiencing the messiness of being a human being,
  • Why the pandemic has been so hard on people’s body image,
  • How to separate from these things in order to truly move forward,
  • That you should lead with curiosity and know that your body is not the problem,
  • Plus so much more!

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