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Helping women make peace with food and their body. I’ll teach you how to use intuitive eating, body neutrality and self-coaching with our weekly new episode.

Welcome to the Top-Rated Beyond the Food Podcast

Helping women make peace with food and their body. I’ll teach you how to use intuitive eating, body neutrality and self-coaching with our weekly new episode.

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209-Intuitive Eating for Hormonal Health

209-Intuitive Eating for Hormonal Health

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Intuitive Eating and Hormonal Health

Women love intuitive eating as a concept but often will refute it based on other advice they receive, found or read on the internet. One of the most frequent situations I encounter is with hormonal health. Women wanting to balance their hormones, perhaps heal their hormones, are being told that to achieve such goal they must restrict certain food, go on a reset hormonal diet or do an elimination diet; therefore they can’t be an intuitive eater.

“I love intuitive eating but I’m working on balancing my hormones and I read Dr. XXXX book and she says that I must restrict all grains and dairy. Maybe later I can become an intuitive eater.”

Is this true? Is food restriction the solution to hormonal health?

I’m not a hormone specialist, but I’m a health expert and knowledgeable enough to know that this statement isn’t totally true.

Is food a contributing factor to health: YES.

Is food the only way to “balance hormone”? NO.

Is hormonal balance even a possibility? Well yes and no. More on that later.

So, why then are we sold “hormone reset diet” as the only way to balance the female hormone? DIET CULTURE, sisters!

Wellness Diet and Hormones

What is wellness diet? Good question. It’s the newborn of diet culture. Diet culture is the system of beliefs that thinner is better, smarter, and healthier.

Wellness Diet is the diet culture’s sneaky way of re-inventing itself to make it seem non-diety. It wants you to think it’s all about your health and wellness. It doesn’t promote itself as a diet, per se, but it might as well. It’s basically saying you’ll achieve health by eating what they recommend.

Just like diet culture tries to tell us. “Eat this, not that,” they say, and “you’ll balance your hormones.” Or, lose x amount of lbs or fat. The best example of Wellness Diet: how Weight Watchers recently rebranded themselves as a wellness company, “Wellness that Works”.

Or more the #1 New York Times bestseller on hormonal health from Dr. Sara Gottfried MD “The hormone Reset Diet- Heal your metabolism to lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days”. The secret is in the subtitle line… it’s about weight loss.

Why do want to balance your hormones or …?

 Let’s be honest with each other…. in most cases, it’s a secret desire to lose weight or maintain weight loss effortlessly.  As smart women, we don’t want to say it’s a weight loss desire because we know it’s not “politically correct” but that’s what we wish for.

As I share in this podcast, I know I was there for many years… and spent $$$$$ trying to achieve “hormonal balance”. The so desired “hormonal balance” never materialized itself until I spot obsessing about food… yes, when I became an intuitive eater that’s when the “hormonal health” finally showed up.

Why did intuitive eating provide the environment for my body to be hormonally better? One word: STRESS.

That’s what we’ll cover in this episode:

  • What exactly is a hormone?
  • Hormonal imbalance in women
  • How to balance hormone
  • Stress and hormone
  • Inflammation and hormone imbalance
  • Hormonal health and intuitive eating
  • Weight-neutral approach to health

 

Mentioned on the show:

Health Mastery Program

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

References for the podcast episode:

Chris Kresser’s article – Part 1 

Chris Kresser’s article – Part 2

Perceived Stress Scale

Psychological Stress creates inflammation

Sleep induced inflammatory response in the body

Dieting & food Restriction increase cortisol restriction

Impact of self-compassion on stress

 

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208-Health Beyond Diet & Weight Loss

208-Health Beyond Diet & Weight Loss

Health beyond diet & weight loss

Health Beyond Diet and Weight Loss

For many of us in this community, our first encounter with dieting wasn’t a concern with health. Similarly, for me and all the women I work with inside of my programs, their first diet was strictly focused on being in a smaller body. That is to say, we dieted for aesthetic reasons, not health.

As women, we do not want to diet. Instead, we want to be in a thinner body.

Our modern society believes that being thinner is better, smarter, and healthier. In other words, all of us have been taught at a very young age that health = thinness but is it true or is it just an assumption?

What if health wasn’t the outcome of the weight on the scale? Would you still want to diet?

Does “Obesity” Cause One to Be Unhealthy?

As of today in October 2019, there isn’t one study or research evidence that directly points to being overweight (BMI-based status) as a causative factor in diseases. That said, many studies will link/correlate obesity to health risks. In other words, weight status is never the sole factor in any health condition.

In this groundbreaking research on BMI and metabolic health, one-third to three-quarters of people classified as obese were metabolically healthy. Four health factors were measured and evaluated to achieve health status. These include blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and plasma glucose.

Moreover, when BMI categorized an individual as obese, this study showed that obesity did not affect the risks of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and mortality. However, it did increase diabetes risk although cumulative incidence remained low in healthy people.

In fact, the problem with considering weight as the main factor to your health is our inability to lose weight and sustain the weight loss. Hence, 95-98% of dieters regain all of their weight loss within 1-5 years. 

Dr. Traci Mann, a UCLA associate professor of psychology and lead author of this study said, “We found that the majority of people regained all the weight, plus more. Sustained weight loss was found only in a small minority of participants, while complete weight regain was found in the majority. Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people.”.

Is Health Beyond Dieting Possible?

The short answer is yes. Based on research, it would appear that health isn’t attributed to the weight on the scale, therefore, we can say that health is possible without seeking weight loss.

A 2016 study by researchers at UCLA published in the International Journal of Obesity looked at 40,420 adults in the most recent U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It assessed their health as measured by six accepted metrics (not including BMI). The metrics include blood pressure, triglyceride, cholesterol, glucose, insulin resistance, and C-reactive protein.

It found that 47 percent of people were classified as overweight by BMI. Twenty-nine percent of those who qualified as obese were healthy as measured by at least five of those other metrics. Meanwhile, 31 percent of normal-weight people were unhealthy by two or more of the same measures.

So, if weight isn’t what ensures our long-term health, then what is? Studies that have actually controlled for fitness have found that it is more predictive for mortality than weight. This study defined ‘fit’ as 3-4 hrs/week of walking.

In this episode, we will cover how we can as women seek health beyond dieting and weight loss. Likewise, we will explore everything we can do today that can and will impact our health long term.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is health?
  • Does “obesity” cause one to be unhealthy?
  • Is health beyond diet and weight loss possible?
  • What is Health at Every Size?
  • What is a weight-neutral approach to health?
  • Body dissatisfaction & shame and health behaviors
  • Shifting from weight management to health behavior
  • What happens if we take the Going Beyond The Food Method™️ approach to health?
  • Who is the ideal candidate for The Going Beyond The Food Method™️ Health approach?
  • How to get started with a weight-neutral approach to health

Mentioned on the show:

Register for the free workshop: 8 steps to health beyond dieting and weight loss

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Links & studies mentioned on the show:

Research on BMI and metabolic health

Cardiometabolic Disease Risk in Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity

Promoting Public Health in the Context of the “Obesity Epidemic”

Research on Health Assessments on Adults Beyond BMI

Relationship between low cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality in normal-weight, overweight, and obese individuals

Impact of non-diet approaches on attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes

Healthy lifestyle habits and mortality in overweight and obese individuals

Greater Weight Satisfaction Report More Positive Health Behaviors and Have Better Health Status

 

 

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207- Self-Coaching for Intuitive Eating and Beyond

207- Self-Coaching for Intuitive Eating and Beyond

207-Self-Coaching-Stephanie Dodier

What is self-coaching?

The word “coaching” is an identified process used to transport people from where they are to where they want to be. It’s a form of development, a process of supporting someone towards a goal.

Self-coaching is when we become our own coach. We know what’s best for us. That’s the innate wisdom we all have. The same wisdom that directs our hunger and fullness cues within the framework of intuitive eating. This innate wisdom is how we are the expert in our own life.

Self-Coaching and Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is the process to learn how to tap in the innate wisdom of our body to know what, when, and how much to eat. Tap into this innate wisdom that all of us have to feed ourselves.

Intuitive Eating is a proven and well-researched self-care eating framework that makes YOU the boss of YOU. Intuitive eating teaches us to have a healthy relationship with food empowering you to trust your ability to meet your needs, distinguish between physical and emotional hungers and ultimately developing your connection with your innate body wisdom. My mentor, Evelyn Tribole says it best: Intuitive eating is making YOU the Boss of You.

Intuitive eating is the process of learning to self-coach around food. With time and practice of intuitive eating, you become the boss of your own life.

On today’s episode, you’ll learn to self-coach toward intuitive eating. I’ll teach you a framework to coaching yourself.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is self-coaching?
  • Coaching versus training?
  • History of self-coaching?
  • Coaching versus self-coaching?
  • Research on self-coaching
  • How to do self-coaching?

Mentioned on the show:

October 2019 Intuitive Eating Project Registration

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Going Beyond the Food Academy Registration

Research on Coaching Oneself

Is Intuitive Eating Right For You?

Joseph Lucian Assessment on Self-Coaching


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206-She’s Beyond The Food Chapter 6 – My Story 2.0-2019 Update

206-She’s Beyond The Food Chapter 6 – My Story 2.0-2019 Update

She's Beyond the Food Chapter 6-Stephanie Dodier

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about ‘She’s Beyond the Food Chapter 6-My Journey 2.0’

From Shame to Fame.

That was the title of episode 101 of The Beyond The Food Show Podcast in which I shared my in-depth personal story for the first time. I asked one of my friends Sean Croxton to interview me. I gave him carte blanche… the result was amazing.

My Story 1.0

As a public figure, I had shared my origin story in occasion before mainly inside my programs or during my public workshop but never to this level of vulnerability of this interview. Certainly, I remember being very anxious before, during, and after the recording.

But the greatest gift came a few days after the interview when it hit me: I no longer need to hide my imperfections, my mistakes, my errors. That is to say, although I was scared of what people would say, the relief of being completely transparent was by far greater.

From Shame to Fame episode 101 of our Intuitive Eating podcast was just another chapter in my story…

She’s Beyond the Food: My Life Story

From that interview, I gradually became more confident in sharing the events in my life that brought me to the greatest learning. To synthesize the failure into learning. To process the lowest points in my life into inspiring stories that support my life’s teaching.

She’s Beyond The Food podcast episode series was born in March 2019 with Chapter 1 when I shared my business struggle. I shared with the audience how I faced a business failure and how I changed this event. It was by far one of the most well-received episodes because of the vulnerability I was willing to express and share. The lesson here: the teacher teaches best when not perfect.

So, I decided to build upon this impactful episode and released:

She’s Beyond the Food Chapter 6

Today’s episode is about She’s Beyond The Food Chapter 6-it’s my story 2.0. It’s a follow up to episode 101 From Shame to Fame in which I shared 7 lessons learned from my experienced life up to now. The stories that made me who I’m today. The stories that crafted the Going Beyond The Food Method.

  • Lesson 1: Weight stigma is real and freaking powerful
  • Lesson 2: Diet Culture is a powerful monster but it’s optional
  • Lesson 3: Repeat or evolve… my choice.
  • Lesson 4: It’s Beyond the Food
  • Lesson 5: Wellness Diet & healthy body
  • Lesson 6: You can’t hate yourself to happiness or health
  • Lesson 7: Intuitive Eating: gateway to health & happiness

Life happens to me or for me

One of the biggest lessons I shared in this episode is the shift that I had to do in my late thirties where I stopped looking at life happening to me but instead life happening for me. I spent 25 years believing that I was the victim of the external circumstances and that life was working against me. In other words, I was in the victim mindset…

That victim mindset kept me going in circle for 25 years chasing one diet after another and with every failure I was angrier at the world and resentful of my life. In fact, I lost and gain large amounts of weight at least 12 times never learning anything from each failure but instead repeating the same formula the next time.

And then one day, every part of me collapsed. I hit my rock bottom and was forced to look at myself and my life from a different perspective. With faith and coaching, I gradually shifted to a mindset of “Life happens for me, not to me”.

I began the process of asking myself: What can I learn from this event? What is this person trying to teach me? With every question came learning, growth, and transformation. I took back my power and my life. I shifted to being in charge of my life instead of being the victim of life.

Are you willing to be uncomfortable?

Knowing what I know today, what I’ve learned from my lessons and my teachers is that what was holding me back in the victim mindset, the life-happens-to-me-not-for-me mindset, was the unwillingness to be uncomfortable.

When you shift to being empowered, one thing becomes clear really quickly… things will get uncomfortable. Why? Simply because you have no one else to blame but you! You see when you assume full responsibility, you must be willing to be uncomfortable.

The willingness to be uncomfortable is what kept me stuck for 25 years but at the same time crafted the most beautiful journey for my life. It’s also what keeps some of my students from transforming when they start feeling discomfort, they disappear and go back to their comfort zone.

I hope that today’s episode She’s Beyond The Food Chapter 6 – My story 2.0 inspires you to begin the process of writing your own story. Of asking yourself “What is there for me to learn in this event? What is this person trying to teach me?

 

Mentioned on the show:

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

October 2019 Intuitive Eating Project Registration

Podcast Episode 101

 


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205-Cyclical Living & Surrendering Control to Connect with Your Inner Cues with Kate Northrup

205-Cyclical Living & Surrendering Control to Connect with Your Inner Cues with Kate Northrup

205-Cyclical Living-Stephanie Dodier

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about cyclical living

If our body is wise enough to know what to eat, when to eat and how to eat… what else can it do for us? 

What else can we learn from our womanly body?

According to a study from the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, fluctuations of hormones over the monthly menstrual cycle play a crucial role in our emotional status, appetite, thought processes, and so much more. Women reported high levels of well-being and self-esteem during the middle of the cycle in the study. Increased feelings of anxiety, hostility, and depression were reported before their period.

Cyclical Living

Our egg wisdom is perhaps for us women another expression of our innate body wisdom. When I say egg wisdom, I’m referring to the wisdom of our female cycle. This wisdom that is our female cycle is wise enough to create life from… an egg and a sperm. What else can it do for us?

Over the last year, I became really acquainted with my female cycle and discovered a whole new world of intuition. The more I got familiar with how my body spoke to me through my cycle, the more I realized that this is the extension of intuitive eating and also body neutrality.

cyclical living

Source: Cycle Synching

Body Neutrality & Cycle Synching

Body neutrality teaches us to engage with our body as a whole and be grateful for all that it does for us… to care for our body. To build a relationship of trust and respect with our body and for all that it does for us.

As women, having a relationship with our cycle is part of body neutrality. Cycling is an exponential opportunity for us to connect with our body at a much deeper level. It’s no secret that at different stages of our cycle, we look, feel, and act differently. Moreover, observing our cycles and all that it creates in our bodies allows us to gather information and fully comprehend how symbiotic we are as women.

Intuitive Eating & Cyclical Living

Intuitive eating requires us to shift from external cues to internal cues when it comes to eating and health. To eat intuitively, we need to be able to connect with our innate body wisdom just like with cyclical living.

Intuitive eating teaches us that we have this innate ability to know how to nourish our bodies via our intuition. What else can we learn from our intuitive food decision?

In my opinion, there’s a deep connection between cyclical living and intuitive eating.

The stepping stone to eating intuitively is to develop interoception. This is the ability to feel and tap into our internal body cues. In the case of intuitive eating, these cues are hunger, fullness, and satisfaction. Practicing cyclical living will enhance your ability to be an intuitive eater.

On today’s episode, Kate Northrup, an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother is going to teach us how to tap into the wisdom of our cycle to do less and improve our self-worth.

Kate has built a digital empire and is committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. 

What you’ll learn listening to episode 205 of the Going Beyond The Food podcast:

  • How we’ve learned to seek self-worth externally 
  • The impact of patriarchal society on women’s self-worth
  • Why seeking self-worth externally is a forever never-ending loop 
  • What is cyclical living and how you can implement it in your life
  • The deep connection between our cycle wisdom and body image
  • How to connect Intuitive Eating and cyclical living

Mentioned on the show:

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Get Kate’s Book

The Secret Pleasure of Menopause

Rebecca Campbell Rise sister rise

 


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204-BE DO HAVE – Formula for Health Success

204-BE DO HAVE – Formula for Health Success

204-DOBEHAVE-Formulat for Success-Stephanie Dodier

 

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about the BE DO HAVE formula for success

That you want to change your health habits, stop overeating or make peace with your body, HOW you go about the process of transformation will determine your success.

The process that most of us have been thought to apply when wanting to create something new in our life has been the DO HAVE BE model.

In order to BE successful, for example, we need to first DO the things that HAVE the Success. When we DO enough of the “things, we hope to be rewarded by finally BEING successful.

DO BE HAVE in health transformation

Take the example of the goal of being happy & healthy for women in today’s society. We are taught that in order for us, women to be happy and healthy, must HAVE thinness. We must fit in the proper BMI and have the “normal thin” body. In order for us to have the thin & a proper BMI body, we must DO diets (control food and / or exercise). When we have thinness and proper BMI, we will be rewarded by being healthy and happy.

Normal right? Perhaps normal to society standards but not right.

The problem is that it doesn’t work… I mean 95% of diets fail and dieters regain the weight which means that 95% of the population doesn’t have access to health and happiness?

DO HAVE BE keeps us stuck

That model DO HAVE BE keeps us stuck in a state of depression, fear, guilt, and shame which leads us straight to a repeated cycle of failure. The results are that we are forever chasing health and happiness, but never getting “there”.

You’ve been there and perhaps are still there. I know I was for nearly 25 years. Stuck in a forever state of personal failure when it came to my weight, body, and food habits. But it wasn’t my fault just like it’s not yours either.

I was never taught how to actually create personal success in my life. I knew how to create success when it came to business and money but not personal behaviors.

BE DO HAVE formula for success is the solution

To be successful with human personal transformation, we must instead apply the Be Do Have model. What is the difference between DO HAVE BE versus DO BE HAVE?

In order to HAVE what you want, something that you currently do not have, you are going to have to do things you haven’t done before. You’re going to have to do things differently. In order to DO the things you haven’t done before, you are going to have to BE someone you haven’t been before.

In this podcast episode, we will teach the most effective way of making changes in your health: The Be Do Have formula.

What you’ll learn today:

  • Why we self-sabotage on our way towards our goals
  • Why self-criticism doesn’t work as a means of motivation
  • DO HAVE BE versus BE DO HAVE
  • 3 steps toward any goal achievement using BE DO HAVE approach

Mentioned on the show:

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Free Workshop to discover the Academy

Academy Register directly for the Academy

 


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203- Perfectionist Paradigm Shift (…the secret to sustainable habits)

203- Perfectionist Paradigm Shift (…the secret to sustainable habits)

203-Perfectionist Paradigm Shift-Stephanie Dodier

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about the Perfectionist Paradigm Shift

Do you struggle in creating new long-lasting habits in your life? Particularly around food and health?

Maybe it’s exercise: you pay your new subscription to the gym with excitement and enthusiasm and plan to go 5 days a week before work.

Yet 6 weeks later, you’re not going to the gym anymore and your brain is going crazy with very self-critical thoughts as to why you once again failed yourself and all the things that are wrong with you.

Is that you? That was me until I learned to shift my paradigm about perfection.

Perfectionist, is that you?

The perfectionist is a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting high-performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.

Is that an accurate description of you?

Perfectionism is a trait of character present in many women that have been dieting for a long time. Our diet brain tells us that we need to be perfect at food & exercise if we hope to ever change our body… and diets reinforce this need for perfection via their food rules and need to be “on plan” all the time.

Worse, when we fail to achieve our diet goals, guess whose fault is it? Ours. The reason diet culture gives is that we are flawed… and if we were good enough aka had more discipline, it would have worked for us. So, we keep striving to be better and attempt to offset our flaw with a burning desire to be perfect.

Perfectionist Paradigm Shift and Habit Creation

The problem with perfectionist fantasy is that we set ourselves up for failure, which results in a lack of integrity with ourselves.

And we feel bad about that, too! Not only are we flawed for not being able to diet successfully, but now we can’t even trust ourselves. So, we fantasize even more about our perfect meal plan and exercise regimen and hope that tomorrow will be the right day.

The problem is that in order to be able to create consistent long-term habits, we need to trust and believe in ourselves. We need to be able to start small to be able to grow big but diet brain hates that!

Minimum Baseline

Minimum baseline is the anti-dote to perfection.

It is how you can recover from perfectionism and diet brain all in one.

Minimum baseline is how you will repair your integrity with yourself and begin a trustworthy relationship with YOU.

Minimum baseline is simple… too simple for our perfectionistic brain. It will be hard to manage your mind and all the self-critical thoughts that will come along.

In this episode, I teach you how to use the model of minimum baseline to successfully create new habits in your life when you have a diet brain! This model will shift your paradigm about needing to be perfect!

What you’ll learn today:

  • The relationship between us being a perfectionist and dieting
  • What needs to come first before creating new habits
  • The perfectionist paradigm shift to implement in your life
  • The key to consistent lifetime habits
  • What is minimum baseline and how to implement in your life

Mentioned on the show:

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Free Workshop

Academy Registration

 


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202-Stepping Beyond The Struggle

202-Stepping Beyond The Struggle

202-Stepping Beyond the Struggle-Stephanie Dodier

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about stepping beyond the struggle

In a way, this podcast is not just a message to those of you who are struggling, but it’s also a message to my former self.

It’s the advice I wish someone shared with me when I was struggling.

It’s the advice I wish I had when I went through so many dark times.

My struggle was my weight. Like most of you… for 25 years, that struggle occupied my life. It caused me lots of emotional pain, physical pain with crazy exercise protocols, tears,  break up, missed relationships, the struggle of my body and weight caused a lot of drama in my life.

And for 25 years, I believed that the only way to stop the struggle to get over that pain was to lose weight.

Some say… but you did lose weight.

Yes, I did multiple times but here’s where it gets really crazy… when I did lose weight, you’d think struggle would be over right?

No, it didn’t. Instead, I just moved on to the next expression of the problem: saggy skin, soft skin on my belly, I’m still not thin enough for a partner to desire my body…

I was addicted to the weight problem… I was addicted to the drama it created in my life.

So, what did I do to step beyond the struggle? That what we will explore in today’s podcast.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is Diet Brain and how it plays within your struggle
  • How we get addicted to the problem at the center of our struggle
  • The importance of your mind in stepping beyond the struggle
  • How to step beyond the struggle

Mindset Model

First model: become aware of your thought

Second model: reframe-change your thought

T: What is the trigger? What event typically or currently trigger the negative body self-talk?

T: What am I saying to myself in this situation? What are my thoughts? Before reframing…

F: How does this thinking make me feel?

A: How am I reacting (or wanting to react) behaviorally to this experience? What will be my new way of thinking about this trigger? New thinking, new choices, new decision.

 

Mentioned on the show:

Academy Scholarship application

Academy registration for Fall 2019

Get Started with Intuitive Eating with our FREE Guide


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201-What’s Missing From Your Program?

201-What’s Missing From Your Program?

201-What is missing from your program-Stephanie Dodier 

On today’s episode, we’ll talk about what’s missing from your program

As I shared on the last episode #200, we are in the midst of an epidemic and no, it’s not an obesity epidemic.

It’s the Diet Culture epidemic.

It has become completely normal to not like our body. It’s expected that we shame ourselves and our body if it doesn’t fit the “thin ideal”.

It has also become the norm to be on some kind of health programs that restrict the way we live our life. These same programs require that we disconnect from our body in order to be successful.

This has led us to no longer respect and trust our bodies. This is huge!

We live in an approximately 3 cubic foot space (our physical body) that we disrespect & doubt nearly every day. Without a healthy, respectful and trustworthy relationship, how can we expect our body to support us towards our goals?

There is one universal law that is common to all religions and spiritual beliefs that I’m aware of (and please correct me if I’m wrong😀): Love is always the answer.

In this episode, we dive deeper in what’s missing from your program and provide you with solution to fill the gap!

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • Why it has become completely normal to ignore these 2 ”things” from nearly all health programs
  • What are the signs that something is missing from your program
  • 5 steps you can take to begin implementing to fill the gap in your life and health program
  • A quick exercise to help you shift your mindset around what’s missing on your program

Mentioned on the show:

Get Started with our FREE Intuitive Eating Introduction Course

Power of Intention Part 1

Power of Intention Part 2


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200-How to Get Started with Intuitive Eating

200-How to Get Started with Intuitive Eating

200-How to Get Started with Intuitive Eating-Stephanie Dodier

 

On this episode, we dissect this concept of intuitive eating and why it’s so effective for chronic dieters.

We are in the middle of an epidemic. One that is destroying the quality and longevity of our life.

It affects not only us but our children and their children.

While it’s been around for a while, it’s growing at an alarming rate. Not only here… but all around the world. You’d be hard-pressed to find a culture that isn’t struggling with it.

… and no, it’s not Obesity. It’s our obsession with weight and diet.

97% of women surveyed by Glamour magazine in 2011 said they felt hatred towards their body at least 1x day and often much more.

8/10 women are unhappy with their reflection.

So we diet… and diet some more. Never really getting “there” and then at some point after decades of trying you think to yourself…

“That’s crazy I can’t do this for the rest of my life?” but then what?

There is a solution to help you stop dieting, a solution that will provide some structure around how you engage with food that will lead you to eat better consistently without restricting or being on a diet.

That solution is Intuitive Eating.

In this episode, we are going to the basics and I’ll be sharing with you a FREE tool to get started with ending your relationship with dieting and starting a new one with your body.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The latest “epidemic” that you need to watch out for
  • What is Diet Culture?
  • Why you have a choice to diet or not
  • 5 steps to gently start undieting and healthy beginning with Intuitive eating
  • Share a FREE tool that will be a game changer for you!

Mentioned on the show:

Grab your FREE guide to Intuitive Eating 

Intuitive Eating Research

Intuitive Eating Book by Evelyn Tribole

Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon


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199-Good or Bad Food: Healthy versus Unhealthy Food?

199-Good or Bad Food: Healthy versus Unhealthy Food?

199-Good or Bad Food-Stephanie Dodier

On today’s episode, we dissect this concept of food labeling

Although we’ve learned to drop the magical thinking when it comes to weather, crops or other natural phenomena, we still think of food as magical.

We label food in hopes that doing so will bring us closer to our desires and goals. The concept is that if we consume the “good” ones, well control our health and body. Unfortunately, what comes along is shame & guilt when we do eat the “bad” ones.

In today’s society, not being able to control our food choices makes us weak people. That’s what we think as a result of being told so by diet culture and also according to all the health experts who want us to finally “release the unhealthy weight”.

But is it true that there is such a thing as good or bad food? If so, what are the healthy foods?

Here’s a sample of the myths we will cover:

  • What are the good and bad foods?
  • Why are we so obsessed with labeling foods?
  • What motivates our need for food labeling?
  • Side effects of labeling foods
  • If there is an option for labeling foods , what is it and how can we implement it in our life?

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198-13 Popular Intuitive Eating Myths (and why they’re bogus)

198-13 Popular Intuitive Eating Myths (and why they’re bogus)

198-what intuitive eating is and is not

On today’s episode, we talk about what intuitive eating is and is not

Want to give Intuitive Eating a try?

These 13 misconceptions may make intuitive eating more challenging and increase the odds of you giving up.

Intuitive Eating is picking popularity over the last 12 months… In fact, this Anti-diet approach to eating has been called the next health trend to look forward to in 2020. Not surprising when we consider the 95% failure rate of traditional diets.

There no stopping Intuitive Eating and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store for 2020. And with every “trend” or popular movement comes questions, doubts, and naysayers.

On today’s episode, we are going to debunk 13 popular Intuitive Eating myths. 13 myths about eating intuitively, this proven and well-researched eating framework, that you should stop believing.

These 13 myths, we first are going to give them context and then bring facts forward as to why each one is false… or frankly said, bogus!

Here’s a sample of the myths we will cover:

  • Intuitive eating will make me gain weight.
  • Eating intuitively leads to binge eating.
  • Intuitive eating means I gave up on myself.
  • Eating intuitively is for healthy-minded people only.
  • Eating intuitively is unhealthy.
  • And 8 more super popular Intuitive Eating myths!

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The “Health and Wellness in Obesity” study

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I’m Stephanie Dodier – Clinical Nutritionist, Intuitive Eating expert, Podcast host, and Creator of the Going Beyond The Food Method™️, which was born from my own journey with chronic dieting & body image and has since grown into a global movement.

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