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321-The Illusion of Eating Better (versus confident eating)

321-The Illusion of Eating Better (versus confident eating)

The illusion of eating better

Why we fantasize about eating better is because somewhere inside of us we think that there is a ‘better’. We think that this better way of eating will give us relief from the low-grade anxiety we feel about our current eating patterns.

We fantasize about it because it gives us a dopamine boost just like any other fantasies – like the fantasy of the thin ideal was going to make us happy, confident and healthy we hope that when we eat better we will feel.

Unfortunately, the thin ideal was not the only fantasy diet culture was leading to disempowerment with…here comes the fantasy of eating better. Yet again reinforcing that how we are and what we do naturally is not good enough.

The illusion of eating better.

We confuse eating healthier with better because better must mean healthier and we think there’s a healthier way of eating than another.

We mistakenly think that what we do naturally MUST not be “better” because we falsely believe we always need “fixing”.

Here’s the truth: there is no healthier way of eating than others. There are as many eating as there are humans and none is better than others.

There’s YOUR way of eating that is best for you. Unfortunately, there’s no guide for the way of eating for YOU or at least not a guide in the way you think of a guide: no paper, no pdf…

The way to eat what is best for you is Self-trust.

Self-trust is the antidote to the illusion of eating better.

Self-trust is a woman’s SUPERPOWER because it’s the one thing that scares the living shit of oppressive systems aiming at disempowering us… when we trust ourselves we are unstoppable.

When are in a state of self-trust

  • we have clarity- test to know what, when and how to eat BUT must have more important clarity to know what we want for our life and what we don’t want.
  • what is right for the US not to confirm what is right for others.
  • we express ourselves freely
  • we know how to care for ourselves; physical, mental, and emotional
  • we chase our dreams

Let’s see what it takes to be in a state of self-trust.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Why we fantasize about eating better
  • The solution to the illusion of eating better
  • How we do one thing is how we do everything
  • The role of self-trust in gentle nutrition

Mentioned in the show:

Undiet Your Life Course

Quiz: Is it you or your diet?

Podcast Roadmap

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320-Unpacking Gentle Nutrition

320-Unpacking Gentle Nutrition

Unpacking Gentle Nutrition

At some point, I’ll just eat better right?

That is often the question we ask ourselves as we go through intuitive eating. We think that if we do the intuitive eating work diligently it will lead us to eating better.

What is eating better?

To a brain that has been affected by diet culture and had to adapt to survive years of food restriction, eating better most often means “eating healthier”. 

Intuitive eating has brought us to the place where we know we shouldn’t be restricting food and should have pleasure with food but unknowingly we still are holding on to beliefs that lead us to think that the end result of the intuitive eating process has to be healthy eating.

But is the end product of intuitive eating healthy eating?

No, it is not. Gentle Nutrition is the end product of an intuitive eating process. Here is the definition of gentle nutrition as per Evelyn Tribole in the book intuitive eating.

“Make food choices that honor your health and taste buds while making you feel well. Remember that you do not have to eat perfectly to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters – progress not perfection is what counts.” – Evelyn Tribole.

Gentle nutrition is the ultimate place where we redefine health, nutrition, and trust for our bodies.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on gentle nutrition:

  • What is gentle nutrition
  • Gentle Nutrition: What it’s not
  • The role of gentle nutrition in health
  • Healthism: Healthy behavior gone wrong
  • How to integrate gentle nutrition into your life

Mentioned in the show:

Gentle Nutrition Accelerator

Quiz: Is it you or your diet?

Podcast Roadmap

Undiet Your Life Course

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319-The Origin of Diet Culture

319-The Origin of Diet Culture

The Origin of Diet Culture

The origin of diet culture is shady and creepy… and likely not what you think it is. Tune in to this week’s podcast where I share with you how diet culture was born.

Surprisingly, the cultural belief system about women managing their size only goes back about a hundred years or so and came out of a social narrative that had nothing to do with health or medicine. 

The conversation about your weight which may feel like a scientific dictum inside of a doctor’s visit actually has very little to do with health and a heck of a lot more to do with social oppression. 

This episode of our podcast is actually an extract from an interview I did on a colleague’s podcast The Eat Influencer Podcast by Maggie Landes MD. We are going to explore the origins of diet culture and the somewhat sinister beginnings of the modern weight loss industry. 

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The origin of diet culture
  • When and how the weight loss industry was born
  • The historical link between feminism and diet culture

Mentioned in the show:

Original Podcast

Quiz: Is it you or your diet?

Undiet Your Life Course

Podcast Roadmap

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318-Failure Capacity: Your Capacity to Fail Determines the Speed to which You Achieve Your Goal

318-Failure Capacity: Your Capacity to Fail Determines the Speed to which You Achieve Your Goal

failure capacity

Failure Capacity

Can you succeed in the pursuit of your goals without enduring failure too?

Nope. Your failure capacity will determine your ability to achieve your desired level of success faster. 

Yes, I’m calling you out as a person, who has been socialized as a woman, to do some mindset work. In fact, this is why you focus on your thoughts and beliefs, rather than tactics, to achieve your goals.

It’s actually the belief that failure is “bad” (not the “wrong” sales tactics) that holds you back from achieving the success you desire… ready to practice failing?

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The reason why avoiding failure is interfering with achieving your goal
  • Why failure is essential to your achieving your goals
  • A new way of thinking about failure that will help your success
  • How to build your failure capacity

Mentioned in the show:

Quiz: Is it you or your diet?

Undiet Your Life Course

Podcast Roadmap

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317-5 Steps to Change Your Exercise Mindset with Jolyn Martin

317-5 Steps to Change Your Exercise Mindset with Jolyn Martin

5 Steps to change your exercise mindset

Your exercise mindset is key when it comes to repairing your relationship with your body and movement.

If you have a history of dieting, you likely have a complicated exercise mindset. Because of this, you may need to take a break from movement entirely before exploring it from a non-diet approach. However, changing your exercise mindset will ultimately help you break free from the diet culture way of thinking about exercise.

Placing weight loss on the back burner is the first step to separate movement from diet culture. This step can be scary, but it must not be skipped over. If you want to escape the trap of diet culture and experience freedom in movement, you need to put the goal of weight loss aside.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t desire weight loss again – you will. However, it will allow you to explore movement in a different way. You will begin to approach movement from a place of self-care, rather than fear. And you will gain body awareness and the ability to prioritize movement you enjoy.

5 steps to change your exercise mindset

Following the 5 steps to change your exercise mindset will allow you to reconnect to your body. You will also be empowered to make exercise goals from a place of self-care, rather than punishment.

In today’s episode, our guest Jolyn Martin will teach you the 5 steps you need to take to change your exercise mindset.

Jolyn Martin is a certified personal trainer & virtual group fitness instructor for women. She is a mom of 2 and the founder of Jolyn Martin Fitness. Shortly after starting her career in the fitness industry, she started to notice the dangerous and toxic effects of chasing thinness and finding self-worth in body image. After dismantling her own beliefs, Jolyn has now made it her life mission to help women make peace with their bodies through empowering movement, body awareness and mindset coaching so that they can find the motivation within.

She is also the host of The Non-Diet Mom Show podcast and runs a signature 12 – week coaching program specifically for Moms called The Nourished Moms, Healthy Kids Program for moms who want to raise body-confident kids who have a healthy relationship with food.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on the 5 steps to change your exercise mindset:

  • Why putting weight loss on the back burner can help you explore exercise in a different way
  • How to reconnect to your body through movement
  • Why love is more effective than fear when it comes to motivation
  • How reflecting on your childhood can help you re-discover movement you enjoy
  • What it means to set goals from a place of self-care

Mentioned in the show:

Undiet Your Life Course

Podcast Roadmap

Rebellious Eating Solution Masterclass

Connect with our guest:

Website

Instagram

Facebook

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316-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Bonus Day

316-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Bonus Day

Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Bonus Day

Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Bonus Day

On Day 4 of the masterclass, learn how to reshape your mind to think confident thoughts and let go of default thinking. 

In this Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass BONUS Q&A session we unpacked some of the most common questions we get asked in Undiet Your Life. Here’s what came up… 

Frequently asked questions: From women who want to stop stressing about their weight and create confidence

How do I go out in public without being afraid of running into someone who knew me when I was thinner? 

What if people think I’m lazy when they see I’ve gained weight? 

How do I catch the thoughts that are so subconscious that I’m not even aware of them? 

How long does it take to change my thoughts after dieting my whole life? 

Who am I if I’m not struggling with my weight? 

How long does it take to rewire my brain so that I don’t slip into default thinking? 

How do I not get emotional when I am sticking up for myself? 

If you have these questions too, you are not alone, sister. Recognize that these thoughts and questions are coming from the diet brain. And remember that you have the power to rewire your brain to think confident thoughts instead. 

Fear of Failure: How to stop stressing about your weight and create confidence instead

Underlying many of these questions is also a fear of failure. However, I invite you to consider that your current perspective of failure is likely rooted in diet culture. 

Diet culture will tell you that anything short of “perfect” is a failure. But notice how diet culture always puts the blame on you, instead of questioning the process (i.e., the diet) … 

In order to stop stressing about your weight and blaming yourself for “failing”, you’ll need to learn how to manage your mind. This includes questioning the process you have followed and repeated up until this point. 

Learning to manage your mind is the most powerful thing you can do to create the unshakeable confidence you desire.

This is exactly what we’re doing in the confidence bootcamp. Join us here.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • How to stop avoiding people out of fear that they’ll judge your weight 
  • What you can do to catch the subconscious thoughts that are getting in the way of confidence 
  • How long it takes to rewire your brain so that you don’t slip into default thinking  
  • What it looks like to reshape your identity after dieting 
  • How to stand your ground with the authority figures in your life 

Mentioned in the show:

Undiet Your Life Course

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315-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 3

315-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 3

Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 3

In Day 3 of the masterclass, learn how to stop stressing about your weight by managing other people’s thoughts and opinions about you.

The number one reason why women stop creating confidence is because they care more about others’ opinions than their own.

When your own opinion of yourself is shitty, it’s hard to stop stressing about your weight on your own. It makes total sense that you will seek others’ opinions in hopes that they’ll help you feel better.

Remember that as women we have been socialized to seek validation externally, so it’s normal to worry about others’ opinions. But here’s the truth: the idea that your own opinion of yourself doesn’t matter is a fallacy.

In order to stop stressing about your weight AND what others think about your weight, you’ll need to manage your mind.

Managing your mind includes recognizing that you can only control your own thoughts. This means that you also need to take responsibility for your emotions that result from your thoughts (not others’ thoughts).

When you learn how to manage your mind, you then have the power to create your own confidence. This is exactly what we’re doing in the confidence bootcamp.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 3: 

  • The #1 reason why women stop creating confidence
  • The only way other people’s opinions can affect you
  • 5 steps to stop letting other’s thoughts and opinions affect you
  • How the Confidence Bootcamp will help you

Mentioned in the show:

Undiet Your Life Course

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314-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 2

314-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 2

Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 2

On Day 2 of the masterclass, learn how to stop stressing about your weight by learning how to create confidence.

Creating confidence is as easy as thinking confident thoughts.

Now as soon as your brain heard that, it started to resist. Moreover, your brain will tell you that it can’t be that simple, but I’m telling you it is!

You are going to have to sell your brain on this new perspective to stop stressing about your weight. The path to thinking shitty thoughts about your weight and body is well established. That is to say, carving out a new path to confident thoughts is going to be met with resistance.

The key to moving through this resistance is reclaiming authority over your life.

Stop Stressing About Your Weight with Self-Authorization

Listen, as women we have been socialized to not be in authority over our own life. We are socialized to be the polite, modest, quiet, agreeable “good girl”. We’ve been taught to conform at all costs and we have found safety in this conformity.

We’ve learned how to hustle our way into body compliance which gives us a false sense of confidence when we’re “successful”. But what you felt wasn’t true confidence. Confidence is never shaken by the size of your body. What you felt was safety (i.e., “I’m compliant, now I won’t be judged”).

Confidence is created by how you think about yourself, including your body and weight in the solace of your own mind.

If you want to stop stressing about your weight and body, you have to change how you think about yourself. This is how you create unshakeable confidence that doesn’t change with your body size.

You need to give yourself permission to think differently about your body and weight… this is called self-authorization. I teach you the process of self-authorization on Day 2 of the Masterclass.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • How to use your thoughts to create confidence about your body
  • Why you need to sell your brain on this new confident perspective
  • The difference between safety in body compliance versus unshakeable body confidence
  • How to self-authorize new thoughts about your body and weight

Mentioned in the show:

Register-Stop Stressing About Your Weight 3-Day Masterclass

Undiet Your Life Course

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313-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 1

313-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 1

Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 1

In Day 1 of the masterclass, learn how to stop stressing about your weight and instead feel confident. Create unshakable confidence by reshaping your mind, not your body.

Creating unshakeable confidence is simpler than you think – really, there are only 3 things you need to do.

First, learn how to process the emotions you currently feel. Then, authorize yourself to think differently about your body. And finally, coach yourself into thinking these new thoughts.

The thoughts you have about your weight and body are creating feelings of stress, shame, and anxiety. With this knowledge, you have the choice to this as a limitation or a possibility.

Here’s the truth: if you can create stress, shame, and anxiety, then you can also create confidence. Decide now – will you choose to see the possibility, or will you choose to stay stuck?

The weight peace protocol

In order to stop stressing about your weight and create unshakeable confidence, you need to follow the weight peace protocol.

First, you need to learn how to process your emotions about weight and your body. You can’t begin to create confidence without first learning how to process the shame and stress feel about your body. In the weight peace protocol, we teach you exactly how to ride this wave.

The most effective thing you can do after riding the wave is to do a brain dump. This is easy – the goal is to get out all of the thoughts that you have about your weight and body.

Finally, you need to acknowledge that it’s not your fault for thinking this way. You can neutralize these thoughts by identifying where they came from in the first place. You’ll notice these thoughts came from past experiences, exposure to diet culture and fat-shaming, family and past conditioning, and socialization.

Now you know that feeling stressed about your weight starts with your thoughts… so why can’t you think new thoughts to create confidence?

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass Day 1:

  • The 3 things you need to do to stop stressing about your weight and instead feel confident
  • How to create unshakeable confidence in yourself
  • How to use the Weight Peace Protocol
  • The way you’ve been socialized to think about your body is not your fault

Mentioned in the show:

Stop Stressing About Your Weight 3-Day Masterclass

Undiet Your Life Course

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312-How to Be Healthier Without Losing Weight

312-How to Be Healthier Without Losing Weight

How to be healthier without losing weight

Are you looking for a guide on how to be healthier without losing weight?

You’ve been trying to lose weight for years on end with no “success”. Yet, you likely have been told that the only solution to your pain and ailments resides in losing weight. Certainly, it does not.

It is scientific fact that you can improve your health without losing weight. This is called the weight-neutral approach to health.

How to be healthier without losing weight

The #1 thing you can do to be healthier without losing weight is to accept your body. In fact, accepting your body will release the stress that you feel about your body and your weight. As a result, your health with also improve.

When you know how to release emotions, you can easily release the constant stress you’re feeling around your body and weight. When you have the right tools, it really is that simple.

This is the thing that gets left out of most conversations about health: health is more than just the physical. Therefore, only focusing on the physical isn’t the key to a healthier life.

It’s normal to want to lose weight in today’s society – to only focus on the physical. But I’m here to remind you that you have a CHOICE. As a woman, you have a right to decide what you will do with your body.

You deserve to know that it is not true that you have to pursue weight loss to be healthier. If you want to be healthier without losing weight, there are a ton of ways supported by science to do that.

If you’re ready to improve your health without losing weight, you need to get in the 3 days masterclass series. It’s time to let go of the shame about your weight. In this free, 3-part masterclass series you’ll learn how to take control of your feelings and end weight stress for good.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What to do if you believe you need to lose weight for your health
  • The true definition of health vs what you think it is
  • Why changing your weight doesn’t change your body image
  • The #1 thing you can do to reduce stress and be healthier
  • How to take control of your feelings and end weight stress for good

Mentioned in the show:

Stop Stressing About Your Weight 3-Day Masterclass

Quiz: Is it me or my diet?

Podcast Roadmap

Undiet Your Life Course

Research Health At Every Size approach

214 – Podcast on set point

216 – Podcast on BMI

228 – Podcast on Wellness Culture & Healthism

264 – Podcast Health Goals versus Weight Loss Goal

208 – Podcast on weight neutral approach to health

Visual Determinant of health

Link between body dissatisfaction and health behaviors

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311-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass

311-Stop Stressing About Your Weight Masterclass

Stop Stressing About Your Weight

Stop stressing about your weight and learn how to create confidence. Think about the way you feel when you step off the scale. If you don’t like that feeling, then I’m talking to you, sister.

Let go of the shame and stress of weight for good

In order to stop stressing about your weight, you have to accept your body. And to accept your body, you have to accept that you don’t have control over your body.

When you are stressing and feeling shame about your weight, it’s because you’re not accepting what is. You are fighting reality, which means you are fighting the science of weight loss too.

Stop Being Affected By Other People’s Words…

We cannot go on the journey of body acceptance without at the same time learning how to process our emotions. You need to learn how to feel don’t fight and ride the wave (two concepts I’m teaching in the masterclass).

In order to stop stressing about your weight, you need to address the thought error “what will other people say?” When you buy into this thought, you are making “other people” and their emotional well-being more important than your own. Certainly, that will not make YOU feel better or less stressed about your weight.

I’m going to coach you on this on day 3 of the training. I guarantee it will blow your socks off – you don’t want to miss this.

Then Create Confidence

You already have the skillset to create confidence. But you’ve likely only used it to create shame and stress about your body – I know, WOW! The best solution to stressing about your weight is building your own opinion of yourself.

We are going to have time every day in the masterclass to actually DO this work so that you can start embodying it and create confidence.

If you want to completely change the narrative you have about your body right now, get your butt in the masterclass. Join the FREE 3-Day Masterclass to Stop Stressing About Your Weight.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Why most women are not feeling confident about their body and instead stress and shame about their weight
  • How to stop feeling stressed and shameful about your body
  • How to create confidence
  • Where many women are getting tripped up when it comes to body acceptance
  • The most common error in thinking I see
  • How I can help you feel unshakeable confident and feel good in your skin right now

Mentioned in the show:

Stop Stressing About Your Weight 3-Day Masterclass

Quiz: Is it me or my diet?

Podcast Roadmap

Undiet Your Life Course

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310-Body Confidence: 3 Unpopular Truths

310-Body Confidence: 3 Unpopular Truths


Body confidence is a skill that you can build no matter what body size or age you are, sister. However, it cannot be achieved from the quick-fix mentality that we’ve learned from diet culture.

The way we approach body confidence right now is faulty. But it’s not your fault that the way you’re approaching, pursuing, and chasing after body confidence isn’t right. It’s because that’s the way you were socialized to think about body confidence.

You’ve seen the headlines “getting confident is as easy as losing 10 pounds”. And I bet you’ve had the thought “I felt much more confident when my body was smaller”? But what we most often skip or think is not going to work for us, are these 3 unpopular truths about body confidence.

Body confidence: 3 Unpopular Truths

Body confidence is a learned skill. This first truth is for you if you’ve ever had the thought “I’ve never been confident in my body”. In fact, body confidence is not something you’re born with, but something you have to work at.

The second truth builds on the fact that confidence is created by your thoughts, not the size of your body. If your confidence level is shaken by the size of your body, it was never confidence that you were creating. It was the safety of compliance.

The final truth is this: your level of body confidence is determined by your ability to trust yourself. If you want to fast-track your process, you have to trust yourself at a higher level.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Why confidence is a skill that anyone can build
  • How your ability to trust yourself determines your confidence
  • The most effective way to regain self-trust and body confidence
  • Why one of the most common misconceptions about confidence isn’t true

Mentioned in the show:

Quiz: Is it me or my diet?

Podcast Roadmap

Undiet Your Life Course

 

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Welcome!

 

I’m Stephanie Dodier 

Reformed Dieter. Nutritionist and Coach. 

I help women use their most powerful organ, their brain to stop obsessing with their weight and create an unshakeable level of confidence. Feel good in your skin now!

Is the problem you or your diet? 

I asked myself this question for years…and I figure you likely have the same question so I create a assessment for you to figure it out. Take the quiz now.

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