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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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Our Most Recent Episodes

PRO Series: How to Get Started in Your Non-Diet Business S2 EP5

PRO Series: How to Get Started in Your Non-Diet Business S2 EP5

How to get started in your non-diet business

How to Get Started in Your Non-Diet Business

You have a degree or certification in hands and you are ready to get started.

Or perhaps you’ve spent the last few years recovering your own relationship to food and body and you have a burning desire to share your journey with others.

This podcast is for you!

Our guest today is Stephanie Long, a Business Coach for Nutritionists and has helped hundreds of nutritionists start their own successful businesses. Stephanie is also the host of Next Level Nutrition Biz podcast. Her program, Launch Your Nutrition Biz, helps Nutritionists to launch their business and start bringing on clients!

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on how to get started with your non-diet business

  • Top 3 mistakes new practitioners make when starting their business
  • The 5 things to consider when starting a new business
  • The roadmap to starting your new practice

Mentioned in the show:

Stephanie’s roadmap to get started

PRO Mentorship Program

Free Intake Forms

PRO Series – Free Training & Resources

PRO Podcast Series – Full Listing

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261-Intuitive Eating vs Mindful Eating

261-Intuitive Eating vs Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Intuitive Eating vs Mindful Eating 

I often get asked what is the difference between mindful eating and intuitive eating. 

While mindful eating teaches you to be present with your food experience, intuitive eating encompasses the whole relationship to food. 

Both are different and similar at the same time. Both are excellent and should be incorporated into one’s life. 

Based on your past experience with food, one might be better than the other. That’s what we will discuss in today’s episode. 

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The similarities between mindful eating and intuitive eating
  • The difference between intuitive eating and mindful eating
  • Which approach would be best for you individually
  • And a story about mindful eating

Mentioned in the show:

Podcast Roadmap

Conquer & Thrive

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PRO Series: Success Stories from Non-Diet Practitioners-S2 EP4

PRO Series: Success Stories from Non-Diet Practitioners-S2 EP4

Pros Business Success Stories




Non-diet mentorship success stories

In the Non-Diet Mentorship, we change lives. Your life as a coach and the life of your future clients. We do it with ease, less time and greater impact.

We get success for our students and their clients.

Let’s go behind the scenes of that success.

Let’s hear from the current students of the Non-Diet Mentorship Program.

We recorded a live session for this podcast just for you based on your questions:

  • Did you feel scared before investing in your business?
  • How did you overcome your fears of joining the program?
  • Can you share your wins doing this program?
  • Will the mentorship program help me structure my method of working with clients?
  • I feel like a fraud…I can’t launch my BIZ until I’m perfect in my intuitive eating and body image?
  • How do I figure my ideal client and how do I speak to them
  • How do I use my communication to get more clients?
  • I have a tendency to make things complicated… how do I resist it?
  • If the clients don’t reach their goals, what does it mean about me as a coach?
  • How do I make money as a non-diet coach?
  • How to dismantle DC in wellness coaching?

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Mentioned in the show

PRO Mentorship Program

Webinar & Steps to Build A Profitable Non-Diet Business

Free Intake Forms

PRO Series – Free Training & Resources

PRO Podcast Series – Full Listing


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260-Intuitive Eating and Type 1 Diabetes

260-Intuitive Eating and Type 1 Diabetes

Intuitive Eating and Type 1 Diabetes

Intuitive Eating and Type 1 Diabetes

Have you been told you shouldn’t be eating X or Y food for your health?

As a good responsible patient, you’ve been trying your best to do so.

But in secret, you obsess about the food that is “illegal” for you?

You resent the fact that you can’t have sugar as a diabetic. Sometimes end up even end up overeating that “illegal food”.

You struggle with “on plan” consistently. You may even feel guilty for not being “good enough” to control your urges.

Not your fault!

That one restricts foods for health reasons or for esthetic weight loss purpose, there is no difference to the human brain. Any form of restriction bears the same outcome: the desire to have what is forbidden.

Fear-based tactics to willpower yourself into “good complaint behaviors” do not lead to sustainable results. That’s what diets are even if they are considered health-based diets.

What’s the solution then?

not restricting…

I can hear you say  “that wouldn’t work my numbers would be crazy and my doctor would hate me”.

Well… has restriction worked?

The stress imposed by health focus diets is real and damaging to one’s health as much as eating the forbidden food. In the case of diabetic cortisol, one of the stress hormones has the power to increase blood sugar as much as sugar does.

What if instead of restricting, labelling certain food as “bad,” feeling guilty, ashamed, you allowed all foods. Ate any food that made your body feel great and did it mindfully, slowly looking for satisfaction and noticing how your own body responds.

Claiming back your autonomy over your own body and food choices. Using your agency to make decisions about food from a place of love instead of fear.

Acknowledging your own power to do what’s right for you.

I know you can. I trust you.

Our guest today is Lindsay Sarson, a registered holistic nutritionist, professionally trained intuitive eating coach, host of the Intuitive Diabetic Podcast, and type 1 diabetic.  Lindsay is focused on helping type 1 diabetics ditch the diets and restrictions so that they can find food freedom and thrive in their skin today.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on intuitive eating and Type 1 diabetes

  • The importance of emphasizing a healthy relationship with food over dieting protocols for diabetes care
  • The power of intuitive eating in supporting diabetics as a health strategy
  • How diet culture and wellness culture have influenced diabetes care – for the worse.
  • The “All Food Fit” approach to type 1 diabetes
  • The mission she is on to change diabetes

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PRO Series: Being A Confident Non-Diet Coach – S2 EP3

PRO Series: Being A Confident Non-Diet Coach – S2 EP3

Being a confident non-diet coach

“I’m doubting my ability as a coach…How can I increase my confidence as a coach?” 

A very frequent error health coaches make is to get more certification in order to be more confident in their coaching skills. 

A new certification will not give you confidence.  

Being A Confident Non-Diet Coach

Confidence is an emotion. Confidence is a feeling. 

Coaching confidence is a feeling of trust in your ability to coach your client. 

When you feel confident about your coaching abilities, you typically are more successful. Successful in your client results and successful in making money in your business. 

How does a coach increase the feeling of confidence in her coaching skills? 

That is what we will answer in this podcast episode. 

What you’ll learn listening to this episode on being a confident non-diet coach: 

  • The big mistake I made in feeling confident as a coach when I first started 
  • How to increase your confidence level in your practice 
  • The framework that will help you nurture your confidence 
  • 6 rapid-fire coaching tips to increase your confidence as a non-diet coach. 

Mentioned in the show:

Beyond The Food PRO Mentorship Program

Webinar Registration

Free Intake Forms

PRO Series – Free Training & resources

PRO Podcast Series – Full Listing


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259-Satisfaction versus Fullness

259-Satisfaction versus Fullness

Satisfaction versus Fullness

“If you don’t love it, don’t eat it and if you love it, savor it”. – Evelyn Tribole

Satisfaction versus Fullness

The difference between satisfaction versus fullness is how you can see that diet culture has invaded your journey through intuitive eating because satisfaction with food is always left off the non-diet way of diet culture.

Food can be filling without being satisfying: Think of your last diet when you ate a bowl full of salad. You felt full. Your stomach was stretch out, full, but you weren’t satisfied Why? You picked out the crouton and left the fresh amazingly-smelling baked bread on the table.

Food can be satisfying but not filling, aka not trigger satiety. Think chocolate, chips, candy…

Food satisfaction starts in our ability to give ourselves the unconditional permission to eat and evolve in our ability to know what makes us individually satisfied and enjoy our meal.

Intuitive eating is based on our ability to feel satisfied with food. That’s the cornerstone of the intuitive eating process.

Why is finding satisfaction with food so important?

Satisfaction turns off the drive to eat more so than fullness.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is the difference between being satisfied and full
  • The role of pleasure in your eating experience
  • Why seeking food satisfaction is so critical
  • The role of mindset is connecting with satisfaction

Mentioned on the show:

Podcast Roadmap

Conquer & Thrive


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PRO Series: My Anti-diet Business Journey – S2 EP2

PRO Series: My Anti-diet Business Journey – S2 EP2


anti-diet business

My Anti-diet Business Journey 

One of the frequent questions from health coaches who encounter my work in the non-diet approach for the first time is this:

How do I make money as a non-diet coach?

I get it. I had the same question 6 years ago when I first came to the world of anti-diet health coaching. If we don’t tell people what to eat when to eat and how to eat, what will they pay us for? Right?

To help answer this question, I’d like to give you an inside view into my anti-diet health coaching business more precisely what I wish I knew before starting my anti-diet health coaching business.

In today’s episode, I’m going to share with you what I wish I knew before starting my anti-diet health coaching business.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode about my anti-diet business journey:

  • How I started my non-diet business
  • What I wished I knew before starting my non-diet business
  • My top 10 lessons over the last 6 years
  • My biggest learning in this non-diet health coaching business

Mentioned in the show:

Beyond The Food PRO Mentorship Program

Free Intake Forms

PRO Series – Free Training & resources

PRO Podcast Series – Full Listing





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258-Body Shame

258-Body Shame

Body Shame

Body Shame

When I began the second phase of my life, one of the first books I read was “The gift of imperfection by Brene Brown. I was stunned by what she was writing. It explained everything that caused me pain up to then. The fear of vulnerability, fear of being seen as imperfect by the world.

I remember vividly thinking: “Why had no one told me about this before? I’m 39, and I’m just learning about this?” That book and others sparked my mission “Beyond The Food”.

I have a pile of journals in the corner of my bedroom. Journal that I wrote in over the last ten years and I recently was reading in a journal entry from 2011 after watching Brene Brown Ted X talk, “The power of vulnerability”. I wrote:

“Watched Brene Brown Ted X talk, and my life struggles makes so much more sense to me now. To please everyone around me, I do everything perfectly or try really hard to do so anyway. I’ve moulded my life to meet these expectations of myself.

What am I ashamed of?

I need to feel and live my shame to free myself. What am I ashamed of?”

What do you think I listed first o the list of things I felt shame for? Yup, my body. My weight. My thighs. Yet, I was at the smaller adult weight I had been my whole life at this point in my life.

Body shame is what kick-started my descent into perfectionism. No matter what I did, I couldn’t rid myself of the shame I felt for my body. Like millions of other women, I master up a plan to offset my inability to get a “proper body” by being perfect everywhere else.


Why is body shame so powerful? To answer this question, we must first step back and understand shame itself before associating it with our body.

You can listen to this article by listening to our podcast.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is shame
  • How shame applies to our body image
  • Why it’s so important to release body shame
  • How to release body shame

What is shame

Shame is an emotion. Shame is self-conscious emotion. Just like any other emotions, we feel shame in our body. It  is often felt as heat in our upper body.

We feel shame when we violate the social norms we believe in.

Shame informs us of an internal state of inadequacy, unworthiness, dishonor, regret, or disconnection. It informs us that we are not in alignment with the tribe’s beliefs, norms or behavioral patterns.

Shame is powerful. We feel humiliated, exposed and small and are unable to look another person straight in the eye. We want to sink into the ground and disappear. Shame is powerful because it must serve as a way to bring us back into the fold into the right behaviors in compliance to the tribe’s norm.

What is body shame

Body shame is just one of the many expressions of shame. We feel shame for our body looks, appearance, size, weight, form, etc. We feel shame because we aren’t in alignment with our tribe’s norm with regards to our body looks. Our body isn’t respecting the norm, and it should, so we feel shame and take action to come back to compliance with the norms of the tribe.

For women living in western patriarchal societies, the norm for women’s bodies is thinness and youth. The compliance mechanism is diet culture. The main lever of compliance is dieting and anti-ageing. I like to refer to the scale as the instrument of torture of diet culture.

Shame differs between men and women. Not in its process or how it feels in the body but in the WHAT men and women feel shame for. For women is about the expectations of what we ought to be: body, motherhood, capacity to do it all…. For men, it’s about being perceived as weak.

Shame is different for women

According to research, women are quicker to feel shame, which can be explained when we understand a patriarchal society’s social construct. Patriarchy uses shame against women more often and more broadly to keep women complying with societal norms. People identifying as women must be kept quiet and subdue in order for the male to be in power, and shame is the most efficient way to move women in compliance with the patriarchal structure.

Interesting research has also shown that teenagers feel shame more intensely than adults, which is somewhat normal when we understand that emotional resilience is built with exposure. This explains why women are so easily indoctrinated into the patriarchal beauty standards like the thin ideal in the teen years. This is why the “Good Girl Syndrome” is so prevalent in adult women. I taught on Good Girl Syndrome show #249.

Shame means survival

Shame is powerful, and throughout our entire evolution as a specie, it serves as a survival mechanism. We needed to belong to a tribe for our survival, and being shunned by the tribe meant death. Humans respond to shame in such an intense manner that it bypasses our cognitive function and goes deeply into our nervous system to get you to react right away.

Although today, we no longer belong to the tribe to survive, we are still wired to react to shame in the same way. Shame works as a way to keep you in compliance as long as you remain unconscious. That’s key here: consciousness versus unconsciousness.

Are we doomed to feel shame for our bodies as women unless we adhere to the “thin ideal”?

Hell no!

Here’s why: certain conditions must come together for someone to feel shame.

First, the person must be aware of having transgressed the norm.

Second, the person must also view the norm as desirable and binding because only then can the transgression make one feel truly uncomfortable.


Feeling ashamed requires our agreement

We must agree to the norm or expectation for our bodies for us to feel ashamed of our bodies.

You can choose to disagree with the norm and believe in a new norm that will effectively stop feeling the emotion of shame.

By the way, this applies to any form of shame.

That right, you can be fat and feel zero shame. How is this possible? Shame comes from your thoughts of unworthiness or judgement about yourself. For example, someone can be fat and feel zero shame because being fat means nothing about them; therefore, they will have no judgement thoughts about their body being big.

This also means that other people don’t have to say anything for us to feel shame. We only have to think that they do, and we create the emotion of shame for ourselves. Words or actions don’t have to be expressed to feel shame, only thoughts.

Shame is caused by our prediction of others’ judgment, which is truly our own judgment of ourselves. It is caused by your own judgment aka your own thoughts, not by your action or the actual size of our body.

Shame versus guilt: not the same

Guilt and shame aren’t the same. Guilt is focused on behavior. It’s not about you as a person.

Shame is focused on self. You are bad for having done THIS thing.

Shame is: I’m bad. Guilt is: I did something bad.

As Brene Brown says:

Guilt is: I’m sorry I made a mistake.

Shame is: I’m sorry I’m a mistake.

Why does body shame matter so much to women

Shame will keep you repeating patterns. It is what keeps you doing things you want to quit. Shame keeps you in this dichotomy state: I know Diet culture is bad for women, but I can’t stop myself from hating my body.

Shame is what keeps so effectively women stuck in diet culture.

Self-confidence and shame are related. Self-confidence is based on self-acceptance, and shame doesn’t grow in the presence of acceptance.

Shame will prevent you from being confident. You cannot feel shame for your body and be a confident person. You are your body; and you present yourself in your body to the world so if you feel shame for the vehicle in which your present yourself into the world, it will be impossible to be confident in the world.

This is why patriarchy has been so successful in oppressing women using their bodies. When women feel shame about their bodies, they lack confidence and remain small.

Sister, patriarchy will only remain powerful if we, as women, continue to buy into the body and beauty standards that it proposes to us.

The solution to stop feeling body shame is to dismantle our system of belief about women’s bodies.

How do we overcome body shame?

First, we investigate our belief system about our bodies. We believe in what our body should look like, its size, looks, and weight.

Ask yourself: What are the ways you are finding yourself unworthy? What ways are you judging your body?

Next, decide if those beliefs are serving you? Do you want to continue to believe them? You are empowered to believe in whatever you want; that’s the power of feminism. Feminism has officially liberated us from having to believe in patriarchy beauty standards for women. You get to pick and choose what you buy into.

Last, you create a new belief system. You change the thoughts you think about your body. You will need to move from unconscious thinking of your old beliefs to consciously think the new thoughts until they become automated.

That’s what we do in Conquer and Thrive. We take you through a step-by-step process to change your beliefs and create confidence.

Point to note that shame grows in isolation, secrecy. When we feel shame or potential for shame, we don’t want to be seen. This is why we wear the BLACK OUTFIT. If you don’t know what the black outfit means, go and listen to show #250.

We never feel shame about the things that everyone knows about and see. This is why when you accept your body, and you are comfortable about being in your body in public, shame melts away.

What on the other side, releasing shame?

When we do the work of releasing shame by opting out of the old belief system and adopting your new belief system, we create self-worth.

Self-worth is the opposite of body shame. Self-worth is this inherent sense of value as a person, with the right to be here just as you are, unconditionally.

I’m going to leave with self-coaching tip: The top three intentional thought my clients find the most effective in reversing body shame is ‘All humans are innately worthy” or “All humans are born worthy” or “Worthiness is innate”.

A woman feeling worthy and confident is diet culture’s worst nightmare!

Mentioned on the show:

Podcast Roadmap

Conquer & Thrive


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PRO Series: The Anatomy of the Non-Diet Approach- S2 EP1

PRO Series: The Anatomy of the Non-Diet Approach- S2 EP1


non-diet approach anatomy

Non-Diet Approach Anatomy

When I first started in my nutrition practice the term “non-diet approach” didn’t even cross my mind. “Anti-diet approach” didn’t even exist. Unbeknown to me, I was practicing the “diet approach to nutrition” simply because that’s what was taught in health & nutrition school.

Fast forward close to 10 years now and a lot have changed. The non-diet approach is growing rapidly, so has the anti-diet approach and intuitive eating is booming.

So in this episode, we will deep dive into the non-diet approach anatomy. You’ll learn:

  • What is the non-diet approach
  • Core values of the non-diet approach
  • The pillars of the non-diet approach
  • Non-diet approach training for professional
  • Non-Diet Mentorship Program


Mentioned in the show:

Beyond The Food PRO Mentorship Program

PRO Series – Free Training & resources

PRO Podcast Series – Full Listing

Health Beyond Dieting – Studies




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257-Eating Normally

257-Eating Normally

Eating Normally

Have you ever thought, “I wish I could just eat normally!”

Hell yes, right, lol!

I’ve had this thought for years not sure when I first started to think it, but it’s been years for sure, probably decades.

I thought that by quitting dieting, I would be able to eat normally. Well, that didn’t work, lol! After a few attempts, I had to acknowledge that I didn’t even know what eating normally was.

What does eating normally look like?

Good question. The answer will likely surprise you as much as it did for me.

Eating normally is when eating is not a thing, not an issue. When eating is not a worry. When eating is just another thing you do in your day.

Normal eating is flexible because that what life is about – change. Think of normal eating is like a palm tree.

If you watch a palm tree during a terrible storm, they bend; they are really flexible so that they can weather the storm. Very rigid trees cannot weather the storm and break.

Eating normally is flexible, adaptable and bendable. It goes with the flow, lol what a concept, eh lol!

Normal eating is rooted in trust for yourself. Trusting your body with food and around food.

Eating normally is grounded in respect. Respect for food and your body. Normal eating respects the innate function of food; to fuel & nutrition to your body with pleasure. It’s eating with respect towards your body not because you have to or there’s a rule that said so but because you want your body to be able to do all the things for you.

Normal eating is not about trying to change your body, thinness or beauty. THAT’s a game-changer for me…. changing my beliefs about the purpose of food and eating in my life. Because up to then, food and eating had been about controlling my body.

You see all of us, you yes, all of you reading; All of us are born eating normally. We all have this skill within us.

But as we go along our lives, something overrides this inner wisdom of normal eating and rewrites the coding in our mind of what normal eating should be or ought to look like. That something is DIET Culture.

Why eating normally start differently for chronic dieters

You see, these adults that are “normal eaters”, are the people who have never been on a diet. They’ve never had their inner food and eating “coding” altered.

They don’t question or negotiate with their hunger. These are the people who leave the chocolate cake on their plate but don’t even notice until you ask them why.

They eat an entire pizza with their buddies without a second thought.

A normal eater says no to eating that second helping of mash potatoes not because it’s too many calories but because they know that if they do that will feel a ball in the pit of their stomach and not be able to play with the kids after dinner.

So how do you become one of these people? A Normal eater?

  1. Recognize that nothing is wrong with you; you are not broken; it’s not your fault that you are struggling with eating and food. DC fucked up your eating habit, your relationship with food and your body. Sit with that and accept it!
  2. Then once you accepted that nothing is wrong with you, move on to the next stage, which is to acknowledge that you were born a “normal eater” and that you have the innate wisdom within you to eat normally. Hell yess, you are good enough! Deeply connect with this part of self-worth!
  3. Then reconnect to your innate power around food. You can use a process like the 10 principles of intuitive eating to make your way back home… or others, doesn’t matter. Just make sure that whatever method you choose to reconnect to your innate power around food and eating isn’t tinted with DC!

Sound simple right? LOL Remember my story at the beginning… I’m transparent I tried that 3 steps process, and I struggled.

So this episode of the podcast, I’m going into detail about what is the missing ingredients to make the process of becoming a normal eater easier for former dieters.

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • What is normal eating
  • How to develop normal eating behavior
  • The difference in the process of normal eating for women who have been dieting for long period.

Mentioned on the show:

Podcast Roadmap

Conquer & Thrive

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256-Diet Mindset

256-Diet Mindset

Diet Mentality

People will often refer to mindset as a perspective.

I like to explain mindset to my clients as a collection of all of the things you believe, that you assume or that you have been taught. These can be conscious or unconscious, but these beliefs, assumptions or taught notions that influence your feelings, the approach you have in the situation, how you meet your needs, and ultimately the actions you take, therefore the results you create in your life.

The analogy I used with my clients is that your mindset is like a pair of glasses you wear 24/7. It’s the lens through which you see and experience life.

Mindset is not just the beliefs, assumptions you think; it’s how you feel due to what you think, the actions you take, and the result you experience are all under the umbrella mindset. It is really important for us to understand why we need to be addressing it all together.

To be addressing your mindset, you need to be looking at your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and results with it.

We have different mindsets based on different beliefs we hold in the separate areas of our life. We have a money mindset, political mindset, social justice mindset and yes, a diet mindset.

Diet Mentality

What is known as “Diet mentality” is the collections of beliefs and assumptions you were taught about health, beauty, body size, more specifically, what it means to be a woman. These beliefs we have about what it means to be a woman influence how you feel about your body and ourselves in general. These thoughts we have about our bodies and ourselves then create the actions and behaviours we have, just like going on a diet.

Concrete examples of diet mentality VS non-diet mentality

Do I deserve this food? VS Am I hungry?

How do I look? VS How do I feel?

How much do I get to eat today? VS How much food do I need right now?

I exercise so I can eat VS I eat so I can move my body.

I can eat whatever I want on my cheat day VS I can eat whatever I want any day.

Food is my worst enemy, and my favourite joy / Food is just-food.

I ate awful this weekend VS I had a great time this weekend with my family.

What other people say about me is very important VS What I think of myself determines how I feel about myself.

My worth is determined by my weight VS I’m born worthy.

I need to be smaller to be attractive VS My sexy is in my attitude and how I carry myself.

To feel better, I need to lose weight VS The way to feel better is to think better thoughts.

I’ll be more confident when I lose weight VS Confidence is in my mindset, not in my weight.

My weight determines my health VS My health-promoting behaviours influence my health

As a woman, it’s my responsibility to maintain my beauty VS As a woman, it’s my responsibility to impact the world with my actions.

On this episode of the podcast you will learn:

  • How we develop our mindset
  • Why mindset mater greatly to our happiness
  • What is a diet vs a non-diet mindset
  • How to change your mindset

Mentioned on the show:

Podcast Roadmap

Conquer & Thrive

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255-Body Neutrality

255-Body Neutrality

Being Body Neutral

Being Body Neutral

Body neutrality is a way to engage with our bodies.

The goal of body neutrality is to dial down the enormous significance that’s being given to physical attractiveness in our society. In fact, the significance of women’s beauty is what causes us to do all kinds of crazy things to look “better”. We wear make-up and spend a stupid amount of money on anti-ageing cream. And we cut up our body with esthetic surgeries and yes, dieting. Moreover, we effectively starve ourselves in order to be beautiful.

In fact, this is important to understand… if we didn’t buy/engage in the importance of our beauty to our place into this world, we wouldn’t diet or think we need to change the size/ shape/ look of our bodies.

Body neutrality goes beyond body-positivity. That is to say it’s not just about pushing back onto the beauty ideals of our times. Body Positivity challenges the beauty standards by putting forward diverse body types, size…

Being Body Neutral, on the other hand, pushes back on all aspects of society that continue to promote beauty as essential, consequential and the ultimate accomplishment, and a person’s appearance as indicative of their worth.

BN says “How I feel about myself has nothing to do with my appearance.”

BP says: “I feel good about myself, because I know I’m beautiful at any size”.

Can you see the difference?

What you’ll learn listening to this episode:

  • The 4 components of body image
  • The Body Image Scale
  • Why you shouldn’t aim to be body positive
  • The feminist approach to body image
  • Body neutrality in real life

Mentioned on the show:

Conquer & Thrive

Podcast Roadmap

Bet On Yourself webinar registration


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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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