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Keto. Paleo. Vegan. Do this not that. None work yet still trying? Now what? Eating is getting too stuffy and complicated. Throw open your windows to allow a new stream of health, wellness, and peace. Time to examine your dusty food belief knick-knacks. What if you could write a letter to food? Pen to paper, you hash out the love/hate relationship and food’s undeserving power. Details go back years, to your first childhood diet trying to fit in. How you relate to food chronicles many of your life’s ups and downs. In this letter, you examine your dusty food beliefs and wonder which go in the trash, are for others, and which remain in your heart. What if you wrote this all down and food wrote you back? This is Love, Food. Food behavior expert and host, Julie Duffy Dillon is rolling up her sleeves to get to the bottom of what is really healthy. This award-winning dietitian seen on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life has a secret: food is not your enemy and your body is tired of the constant attacks. She will partner with you on your Food Peace™ journey. Show topics include: *emotional eating *intuitive eating *anti-diet *binge eating *orthorexia *body image *eating disorders *dieting *parenting and food *healthy eating *stress eating *food addiction *mindful eating *non diet approaches Pull up a chair to your dusty kitchen table and set it for a meal. Ask food to sit alongside you and chat over coffee. Or a margarita. You have some reconnecting to do. In that connection is Love, Food. In that conversation is health and peace.
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Apr 11, 2016

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When trapped in binge eating cycles, we can focus so much on food or ways to avoid food that we miss out on relationships, experiences, and life's joy.

How can you break the cycle and get to being you? 

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Key Points:

  • Thank you for your letters to Food. They blow me away!
  • Food is one of the basic human needs to stay alive (with oxygen, water, sleep, and warmth) yet designed to be thought about only when not getting enough.
  • Even when you feel like the only person experiencing food like this, those in binge eating cycles are NOT alone!
  • Research has some solutions warranting experimentation.
  • In order for these to be possible solutions, you must practice personal kindness, compassion, and patience. Without these, no one can recover from binge eating experiences. Practice using a calm and compassionate adult voice as navigating recovery.
  • Mistakes will pave your way to recovery rather than keep you from it. Look for them and welcome them. They will help you understand HOW to move forward.
  • We have circadian rhythms with eating just like with sleep. It will take time for your body to get used to not bingeing because of these.
  • When a person experiences diet-restrict to binge cycles, the brain feels the threat of deprivation and acts accordingly. It sends more obsessions. They way out? Stop pursuing weight loss.
  • You CAN rewire our brain to not obsess about food except for when we need it. Julie describes using check in times to begin this process.
  • The proof is in the pudding: keep track of your rewiring process to show the ED that you are making important baby steps away from ED's grip.
  • Make an investment in you: do one year in personal psychotherapy. It's a gift that keeps on giving!

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

Apr 4, 2016

I've learned to respect my body yet nobody gets it. Help!

What if you've worked for years to heal your relationship with food and your body yet some people in your life are just not there themselves? And may never be? To stay in recovery, do you have to defend abstaining from diets? Do you need to censure all bad body talk? Julie calls dietitian and eating disorder specialist Pam Kelle to discuss ways to navigate this complicated and common experience.

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Key Points:

  • Growing up, Julie loved alternative and punk rock. (Secretly still does!)
  • Those affected by eating disorders are the canaries in the coal mine: they let us know when the world has become too toxic with diets and self hate.
  • Working toward and maintaining eating disorder recovery can be exhausting because of the impulse to defend non diet ways of experiencing food.
  • Pam Kelle RD, CEDRD teaches us to recognize the struggle with toxic diet and body hate talk and lean into it. She says observe with compassion rather than putting your dukes up.
  • While leaning in, meditate on the gratitude that you're not currently in the throes of the diet trap like family or friends.
  • Remember how we connect with family and friends (safety, security, love, friendship, etc) and let it well up inside us. Next time we see those who diet, connect with this meditation rather than worry or be defensive.
  • Meditate, focus on the positive connections, and react with compassion rather than defensiveness. When we have the urge to be defensive, its a mirror to what we want to be away from in our own life.
  • Stay grounded in your own journey.
  • We all have a right to stand up and speak our truth yet try and predict the outcomes. If you want to speak up about diet conversations, decide what you would like to happen and consider if worth it.
  • Diet talk may be the gum on the bottom of your shoe: always there and sticky and triggering.
  • No one can rock your world if you don't want them to!

Show Notes:

Do you have a complicated relationship with food? I want to help! Send your Dear Food letter to LoveFoodPodcast@gmail.com. 

Click here to leave me a review in iTunes and subscribe. This type of kindness helps the show continue!

Thank you for listening to the Love, Food series. Give me feedback via Twitter @EatingPermitRD.

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