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Why You Can't Hate Yourself To Loving Yourself- 103

 

Today on this solo episode of the podcast I dispel 2 myths about self-love and dieting!

This kicks off my first episode in my series of bite-size recordings packed with tips, tools, strategies and reflection points to help you heal your relationship with food and your body.

Victoria Evans Science-Based Intuitive Eating Coach

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March 24, 2022- Are you emotionally eating? Try this!

A client messaged me this week because she was concerned that she was emotionally eating at night after dinner.

"I'm not even hungry and yet find myself eating," she said.

Maybe you can relate? 
 

Here is the thing about emotional eating, your body is doing it to protect you.

Yup, it's trying to keep you safe!

You see, if you've never gotten comfortable sitting with your emotions, or even learned how (I teach this in my programs), then your brain sees these emotions as unsafe.

This is because for your brain, unfamiliar=unsafe=threat to survival.

And so every night you might find yourself snacking in front of the TV because when eating, you're distracted from the thoughts and emotions that might be coming up otherwise.

It's almost like a pick your poison.

Either you can feel the pain of sitting with the thoughts and emotions until it passes.

Or you can feel the pain of getting mad at yourself for emotionally eating yet again.

One is familiar, one is not.

One forces...

March 16, 2022 - Weighing In On Happy Podcast - Using Human Design For Self-Love - Episode 100

 
Today on the podcast I have Janna Herbert who is a certified Breathwork Guide and Human Design Teacher. She has a background in the corporate business world and in the past has overcome mental & physical conditions like cancer and depression.
 
After recovery Janna started diving deeper into alternative healing arts and found her purpose in helping others who go through similar experiences.
 
Janna and I discuss:
  • What is human design?
  • How can human design help us in our life?
  • What are the five energy types?
  • How do we find out our energy type? 
  • How can we start to live more in alignment?
  • Plus much more!
If you enjoyed this episode with Janna please be sure to rate and review!
To find your Human Design Type click here!
For more on Janna 
Victoria Evans Science-Based Intuitive Eating Coach
  • Craving Food Freedom 6 Week Course: ...

What to do if you don't always like your body - Friday Food For Thought March 11, 2022

I think there is a dangerous misconception that we should always love our body and if we don't it's because it's broken and needs fixing.

Here is the truth. 

We can respect our body without always loving it.

We can appreciate that it allows us to live our life without liking how it looks in the mirror.

We can feel grateful for what our body can do while simultaneously hating how we look in a picture.

Body Freedom Tip

The reality is that we live in a culture that values thinness and certain body types over others (thankfully this is changing and YOU are a part of this change), and so sometimes we get sucked into this way of thinking.

Even after all of the work I've done, I still have moments where I don't love what I see in the mirror because of the years of conditioning from diet culture.

BUT here is the thing. We can still respect our body.

Body respect is something we can still have in moments we don't love or like our body.

Respecting your body means treating it...

March 3, 2022 - Weighing In On Happy Podcast - Conquering Dieting, Weight, and Body Image Issues - 099

 
Today on the podcast I have Alli Spotts-DeLazzer, author of MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, and Body Image Issues. Alli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an expert in eating and body image issues, and a woman on the other side of her own decades-long struggle with food and body.
 
Alli and I discuss:
  • How dieting sucks the joy from life
  • Alli's incredible book MeaningFULL
  • How to break out of the dieting mindset
  • What is body dysmorphia and what we can do about it
  • Plus much more!
If you enjoyed this episode with Alli please be sure to rate and review!
For more on Alli Spotts-DeLazzer

February 25, 2022 - Food For Thought -Feel like you can't stop eating past full? This might be why

Do you know that moment when you start eating and then this feeling of a feeding frenzy takes over and then all of the sudden you're grabbing things left, right and centre to shove into your mouth until you're stuffed!?

If yes, keep reading!

 Food Freedom Tip

There are many reasons this happens (I cover all of them in my Craving Food Freedom Course) but one of the reasons is because you let yourself get too hungry!

Think about your hunger and fullness levels like a pendulum.



If we let ourselves get too hungry (-10) then we end up pendulum swinging aka eating super fast and out of control, all the way to way past full +10.

Why is this?

Well, calories are energy and when our brain notices that our energy levels are too low it sees it as a potential threat.

This more primitive part of our brain thinks "how am I going to fight off the sabre-tooth tiger with no energy?".

Our brain fires off all these signals to get you to eat as much as you can and as fast as...

February 11, 2022 - Food For Thought - Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Victoria Evans

Let's be real. We all have bad body image days, even me who teaches clients how to love their body.... because we're all human!

Body Freedom Tip

Remember this. You were not born hating your body. You were taught to.

And taught by who?

Taught by those looking to make you feel insecure in order to profit off of you.

When you look in the mirror and make note of all the parts you wish to fix, realize that those thoughts are not your own. 


You were conditioned to believe them about yourself in order for diet culture to profit off of you AND keep you distracted, occupied and unable to thrive in society.

When you spend all your time and energy counting calories and wishing to shrink yourself you sacrifice your ability to reach your potential and make a change in the world.

So, please. I beg you. Don't play this dangerous game that diet culture is pushing on you.

Next time you're having a bad body image day I invite you to ask yourself the question, "who...

January 28, 2021 - Food For Thought - Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Victoria Evans

Before we dive into my Friday Food For Thought email I wanted to let you know some exciting news!

I am now offering 60 Minute Breakthrough Calls! WOOHOO!

Time To Kick Start Your Food & Body Freedom Journey!

What will you receive?

  • A breakthrough 60-Minute 1:1 Coaching Zoom Call with Victoria to kickstart your food and body freedom success
  • A customized roadmap of tools and strategies showing exactly what to do and how to achieve your food and body freedom goals
  • 1 week of post-call texting support with Victoria to answer any questions and keep you accountable on your journey

This is for you if:

  • you feel stuck in the same vicious cycle of self-sabotage 
  • you judge yourself for everything you eat and always feel like you're messing up
  • you look in the mirror and decide all the parts of your body that need to be fixed
  • you are constantly comparing yourself to others and feel like you're failing
  • you want to stop waiting on your weight to start doing the things you...

A Conversation On Binge Eating - 098 - Victoria Kleinsman

 
Today on the podcast I have Victoria Kleinsman who is a food freedom and body image health coach who has beaten anorexia - bulimia - binge eating disorder and domestic abuse. Victoria empowers high-achieving women who "can't stick to a diet anymore" to feel normal around food & to love themselves.
Victoria and I discuss:
  • Potential pitfalls of intuitive eating
  • Emotional eating vs. binge eating 
  • How to stop eating a binge food
  • Mindset shifts to heal your relationship with food
  • How to deal with weight gain in recovery
  • Tips for food freedom
Plus much more!
If you enjoyed this episode with Victoria please be sure to rate and review!
For more on Victoria Kleinsman

January 14, 2022 - Food For Thought - Intuitive Eating and Body Image Coach Victoria Evans

 

How is your New Year starting off?

I know COVID is crazy right now around the world so if you're feeling tense and anxious, you're not alone.

For myself, after taking a few weeks off work and minimizing my time on social media I'm slowly getting back to my routine here in Portugal and this includes getting back to my Friday Food For Thought so here we go!

Food Freedom Tip

 Sometimes our food cravings have nothing to do with food.

Sometimes what we are truly craving is an escape from our current reality. We want to numb and distract to avoid feeling how we're feeling. The next time you're craving something but you're not physically hungry, take a moment to sit with the feeling.

Ask yourself what this craving might really be about? What is the emotion I am trying to avoid? Where might this emotion be coming from?

The better we're able to identify and sit with our emotions the more connected to our body we become. 

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