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Fierce Love Fridays Messy Thoughts On Food Part 1

Messy Thoughts On Food Part 1 – Harder to Kill Radio 238

Get ready for an imperfect conversation about food, body image, diet drama, and all of the things I see my community struggling with in regards to food. Speaking to both the consumer and the fitness professional, my goal with this episode is to start to unpack the ways in which you can explore your role in the stigma surrounding weight and body image and let you know that you are not alone.

Fierce Love Fridays Messy Thoughts On Food Part 1

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Stigma Surrounding Weight & Body Image

A stream of consciousness about feeling broken by the number on the scale, fat-shaming, and being okay with being vulnerable, I intend to open up the conversation about a topic so many are confused about but unwilling to admit they need help with.

You are not alone in your struggle to stop blaming yourself for being unable to ‘fix’ your body. If you are terrified of letting go of the familiarity of dieting, feel like you don’t know how to listen to your body anymore, or are looking for real people to relate to in the fitness world, this episode is the jumping-off point you need.

Are you confused about food rules or are looking to escape the toxic diet culture? Share how you are trying to make sense of where your body fits into your identity in the comments below.

On Today’s Episode

  • The most common things I see my community struggling with in regard to food (8:20)
  • What to do about the worry, anxiety, and isolation caused by diet culture (10:58)
  • Exploring the ways I have experienced negative body image and obsession (13:55)
  • Understanding the impact that eating disorders and body shame have on all types of bodies (15:56)
  • How to change the messaging of your business to align with your intuition (20:40)

Resources Mentioned In This Show

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“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if you are confused about food rules you are not alone.” (9:29)

“I wanted to start off by giving you that context, of the things that people are struggling with, the things that you are likely struggling with, and what we are going to do about it.” (13:02)

“Eating disorders happen to people in all different types of bodies. Body shame happens to people in all different sizes of bodies. Negative body image happens to people in all different types of bodies. And I am one of those people.” (16:04)

“I am still teasing all of this apart, and where do I fit and what are my gifts and skills? And whats my knowledge base and how do I want to use this to help people?” (21:14)

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Steph Gaudreau

Hi, I'm Steph Gaudreau (CISSN, NASM-CPT)!

Nutrition and fitness coach for women, Lord of the Rings nerd, and depending on who you ask, crazy cat lady. My mission is to help you fuel for more: bigger muscles, strength, energy, and possibilities. We’ll do it with my signature blend of science, strategy…and a little bit of sass.


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