Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism

I interview Chris Sandel – Nutritionist – on the physiology of the restrict-binge cycle, the fallacy of weight control and dieting and how to learn to trust your body again. In this episode, we chat about: • How Chris realized that his weight was not in his control and how that shaped his approach with working with clients • The physiology of the restrict-binge cycle and why we really can’t control our food • The fallacy around the amount of control we have over our weight • Why recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting involves more than simply “eating normally” • Mental versus physical deprivation – knowing the difference and how to heal both • How to trust your body and what this process actually looks like • The importance of doing the inner work to heal your relationship with food • What is moderation and is it possible? • Are there some people who need to abstain from certain foods? • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Nyk Danu – yoga and meditation teacher – on how she’s making yoga accessible for all bodies, how yoga and meditation can help improve your body image and how to change the negative thoughts in your head. In this episode, we chat about: • On her journey from child model to body builder to body positive yoga instructor • How her personal experience with body changes prompted her mission to make yoga accessible for all bodies • How she came to a place of self-acceptance and focused on her health instead of her weight • The one thing you can do to change the negative thoughts in your head • The importance of questioning the messages we receive in order to bring awareness to where our thoughts come from • How the mainstream yoga industry does a disservice to body positivity • Why if you think yoga is not for you, you’re wrong and how you can get into it • Meditation for crazy people like me • Why it’s normal to not be able to stop your thoughts when you meditate! • Why getting in touch with your “witnessing consciousness” can help you become more compassionate • How the yoga industry can change to be more inclusive and how you can get involved • Why iyengar yoga might be a good place to start • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_48_Nyk_Danu.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:30am EST

In this episode, I run solo and use excerpts from my new book, Body Image Remix to talk about: What it means to have good body image, the different stages of loving your body, imperfection, being unapologetic, how to let go of what other people think and why our culture reinforces poor body image. Get the book for free at summerinnanen.com/freebook

Direct download: FRR_47_-_Body_Image_Remix.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Jennie Ormson – Clinical Social Worker – on why revisiting the stories of our past is an important way to uncover limiting beliefs and how to create a new legacy for yourself to have a good relationship with food and your body. In this episode, we chat about: • On why the cross-over of emotions, food and power is a lethal mix • The importance of discovering the role that food plays and where these relationships came from • Why guilt and shame are what keep you trapped in the diet cycle • Understanding where our beliefs came from in order to challenge them and change them • Why the victim mentality keeps us stuck and how to break free from that • Unraveling where our self-beliefs come from and how to rewire them • How to shift beliefs and turn that into new behaviors • How to build self-worth outside of food and appearance • Why it’s important to look outside the food and body bubble to get outside the food and body bubble • Why we’re born as intuitive eaters and we often lose this based on the beliefs we develop about food as kids….and how we can get it back!! • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Katie Dalebout – speaker, life coach, author and blogger – on how to change your beliefs to build self-worth and trust using journaling, meditation and spirituality (in a non-woo-woo way!). In this episode, we chat about: • How Katie’s obsessing with “health” turned into an eating disorder and how she recovered from this • The thoughts she had to challenge and change in order to break her food and body obsession • How the addiction of compliments makes it hard to let go of our “thinner” body • How to cultivate a sense of worth and fulfillment that’s separate from the external things in our life • The importance of spirituality in her recovery • What “spirituality” really means and how to find it if you’re not religious • Why journaling is such an important tool to help you change your thoughts • All about Katie’s book “Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling” that comes out in the spring • Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I interview Ruby Roxx – plus size model and Editor In Chief of Beauty Mark Magazine – on how she courageously fought back against a very public body shaming incident, how she overcame the criticism and how to embrace who you are. We chat about: How Ruby entered into the world of modelling and how this helped boost her confidence, Ruby’s brave reaction to the recent public body shaming incident that included images of her, Her public response to the body shamers and why she chose to use gratitude to overcome it, Her advice on how to overcome the emotional pain of being criticized, Why loving your body is so important and what makes a woman beautiful, Ruby’s thoughts on the fashion industry, the word ‘plus-size’ and her favorite clothing lines (in the show notes below!), The one thing Ruby thinks all women should do to feel more confident, Ruby’s magazine – Beauty Mark – that is dedicated to self-love and body positivity, Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR44_Ruby_Roxx.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Maggie Quinn – co-owner of Strong Body Whole Heart and Integrative Coach Professional – on how our emotional blocks keep us stuck, embracing our dark parts to love yourself and what it means to be authentic. In this episode, we chat about: • Maggie’s story of how she overcame a 30+ year eating disorder • The importance of allowing yourself to dream and be loyal to your vision • Why loving yourself is about accepting everything about you, including the pieces you judge as dark • How to recognize and work through emotional blocks that keep you feeling stuck • How you can see negative experiences as gifts • Letting go of what other’s think • What it means to be authentic • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_43_-_Maggie_Quinn.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kate Callaghan – Holistic Nutritionist, Dietician, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach – on her struggles with body image and how to heal Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.  In this episode, we chat about: • Kate’s experience with exercise addiction, under-eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea • How she cultivated worth and rediscovered her identity outside of her appearance • Everything you need to know if you’ve lost your period – a.k.a. hypothalamic amenorrhea • What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea and what are the consequences and symptoms • What steps you can take to recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea • What the journey looks like to recover • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_42_-_Kate_C.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Isabel is back! I interview Isabel Foxen Duke – Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert – on how diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle, overcoming shame around weight and what ‘normal’ eating is. We chat about: How Isabel went on her first diet at age 3 and never knew ‘normal’ eating. The role of social prejudice in her battle with food. Why diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle. The 2 biggest misconceptions that fuel diet culture and make us crazy around food. Why exposing yourself to images of women with same and larger sizes than your own can actually help you shift your body image. What ‘normal’ eating actually is and why it has nothing to do with what you eat. PLUS exciting announcements about Stop Fighting Food and why you need to sign-up for these free videos!

 

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Laura Jackson – co-founder of FIT CHICKS and one of Canada’s top fitness professionals – on how she overcame an eating disorder, the toxicity of the fitness industry and how she is working towards redefining fitness for women. In this episode, we chat about:Laura’s path to recovery from a 15 year battle with bulimia. The darkside of fitness competitions based on her experience as a competitor. What actually happened when Laura got the body she always dreamed of. How the fitness industry shames women by targeting their insecurities. How she puts the focus back on health, happiness and fitness with her FIT CHICKS programs. What to do if you feel too ashamed to go to a gym or group class. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_40_Laura_Fit_Chicks.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Be An Imperfectionist - Interview With Alen Standish

In this episode, I interview Alen Standish – writer and podcaster – on how he overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image to be a full time imperfectionist. In this episode, we chat about: How Alen overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image. The role that perfectionism and shame played in his binge eating. His experience overcoming body image issues as a man and issues normally associated with women. How body image issues manifest differently in men. Why his relationship with food was never about the food and the specific tools that helped him get to the root of the issue. The role of meditation in Alen’s recovery. Letting go of your “give a damn” to stop allowing other people’s perceptions rule your actions. The specific things you can do to end your war with perfectionism. All about Alen’s new podcast Inner Effort and how this platform will share people’s tactics on how they overcame various emotional struggles. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_39_Alen_Standish.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kelly Boaz – Holistic Nutritionist, writer and speaker – on overcoming fear of shame, redefining success and weight and how she overcame her battle with anorexia. In this episode, we chat about: How Kelly recovered from her 17 year battle with anorexia and helps other women do the same.Why eating disorders are not simply an issue of poor body image and that this is often a symptom. How she manages nutrition without being obsessive and disordered with it.The best way to let go of food fears and break down the walls of restriction. Why community support was so important to Kelly’s recovery. Why we need to stop intertwining success and failure with weight loss and gain.PLUS SO much more…

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Keri-Anne Livingstone – Certified Professional Coach, Impassioned Speaker and “Edu-tainer” – on radical self-acceptance, overcoming fear and how to be the truest version of ourselves. In this episode, we chat about: How Keri-Anne went through big life challenges to find joy.Why surrendering to our struggles can help us find gifts. What it means to Dare To Suck and how this intention can help you unlock your greatest potential. How to implement ‘Daring To Suck’ in your life to be fearless. How a simple mindset shift of ‘detaching yourself from the outcome’ can help you overcome self-doubt. Why paying attention to what lights you up is the first step towards finding the fulfillment you crave. How acknowledging and allowing all of the different parts of yourself to ‘admit their shit’ is integral to creating the emotional release needed to move forward. How to feel worthy to make the changes you want to have in your life. PLUS SO much more…

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Julie Kelly – consultant at Nourish Balance Thrive and new mom – on the B.S. around ‘body after baby’, body image before and after baby and navigating self-care as a new mom. In this episode, we chat about: Why ‘body after baby’ is bullshit and harmful to women’s health and well-being. Julie’s thoughts on ‘mommy wars’ and the competitive pressures of being a new mom. Why you need to focus on recovery, not ‘losing the baby weight’. How to overcome body image concerns pre and post baby. How Julie managed her pregnancy and recovery as an athlete. The importance of stress management and self-care as a new mom. How Julie makes time for self-care given her busy schedule. Why hormonal testing is so important if you feel you are not getting better on your own. PLUS SO much more…

Direct download: FRR_36_Julie_Kelly.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Choosing Fulfillment Over Restriction - Interview With Tegan Westra

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Tegan Westra – Body Love Wellness Coach, EFT Practitioner and leader of the body love revolution – on how she overcame bulimia and created a fulfilling life outside of food and fitness.  In this episode, we chat about: How Tegan healed herself after a battle with bulimia as a teenager. How she had to rediscover herself and seek fulfillment in other areas of her life to cultivate a sense of peace with food. How you can create a life that is filled with joy. What is EFT and how it is something Tegan uses daily to release and overcome negative emotions. How EFT helps to release your emotional attachment from food. PLUS SO much more…

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 10:07am EST

I interview Leanne Ellington – writer, mad scientist, storyteller and body image rebel – on how to tame the bitch in your head and drop the weapons of control that keep you trapped in body shame. In this episode, we chat about How Leanne learned to accept herself after years of abusing her body both physically and mentally. How food and our bodies are used as weapons of control, judgment and comparison. Why dropping these weapons of control is necessary for self-love. How to understand and tame that ‘bitch’ in your head. The role of the brain and nervous system as it relates to self-image and esteem. Why bringing our past into the present keeps us trapped in bad cycles. The importance of becoming your own “Mad Scientist” and inner pilot versus listening to what everyone else is telling you to do. How to ditch the shame associated with your food choices.

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Category:Health -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Annette Sloan – founder of (w)holehearted, health coach, speaker and yoga instructor – on how to instill a good relationship with food in your kids, body image for teens and why getting naked at a bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to self-love. In this episode, we chat about: How Annette overcame her damaging relationship with ‘health’ and owned her story. The 11 phases of nourishment and how knowing these phases can help to shift the actions you take to change your relationship with food. How to instill a good relationship with food in your children. What to do if you’ve had a disordered relationship with food and are afraid your children have learned some unhealthy ways of thinking about food. The types of conversations parents should be having with their children to promote body positivity. How parents can lead by example to promote a healthy body image in their daughters (and sons!). Why visiting a nude bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to body love.

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am EST

In this episode I interview Louise Androlia - Holistic Empowerment Coach, Artist, Tarot Reader and general Magic Maker - on the art of surrendering and letting go of control. We talk about: What it really means to let go of control. How this can benefit all areas of your life. How to start practicing letting go of control. How to reconnect to ourselves to embody self-love. Why lighting up our spirit is integral to building self-worth. Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode I chat with Lauren Schoenfeld - Registered Dietitian, writer and a woman I love - all about adrenal fatigue. What it is, the hidden causes and how to know if you have it. Why your 'healthy' diet might actually be making you less healthy. Why overtraining and undereating are often causes of adrenal fatigue. Why emotional health is equally important to overall healh. How to heal and recover from adrenal fatigue. Plus so much more!

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Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The Fat Girl Food Squad is a blog and community aiming to provide a safe and positive environment for all bodies, while showcasing those who label and identify themselves as fat and endeavouring to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers that surround such a controversial three letter word. In this awesome episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I have the honour of interviewing Vanessa and Alex from the Fat Girl Food Squad - we chat about the word fat, body positivity, health at every size, how to step into your fears to be more confident and so much more!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Vanessa and Alex's journey into owning who they are and becoming part of the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • Why there is a need for the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • The word Fat - why we need to reclaim it and how you can start doing that
  • Why fat does not equal unhealthy and the ridiculous stereotypes that perpetuates this
  • What health at every size really means
  • Why there is a fat girl inside all of us
  • What confidence means to Vanessa and Alex
  • What to do if you feel like you need to hide yourself from this world
  • Vanessa and Alex's body positive rituals
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_29_FatGirlFoodSquad.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What it takes to be happier than a billionaire

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to a tropical paradise to spend your days enjoying a leisurely breakfast and walking on the beach? Then you don't wait to miss this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I interview Nadine Hays Pisani - author and former workaholic east coaster – on how she and her husband sold their possessions and moved to Costa Rica to spend their days swinging in a hammock. In this episode, we chat about:

  • Nadine's incredible story of how she and her husband became sick from the rat race and decided to sell all of their possessions and move to Costa Rica
  • What triggered her decision to make such a radical change
  • How she overcame fears and countless naysayers to make her dream come true
  • The specific moment that prompted her to make this change
  • What it was like to adjust to life in Costa Rica
  • How she adjusted her Type-A personality to fit with the pura vida lifestyle
  • The challenges and benefits of living in Costa Rica
  • How you can follow your dreams and get off the redundant treadmill of life
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_28_Nadine.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

I interview Shawn Stevenson - bestselling author, speaker and host of The Model Health Show – on both men's and women's body image issues. His perspective is incredible - you don't want to miss this episode! In this episode, we chat about:

  • Shawn's incredible story of recovering from a degenerative spine disease through food, movement, sleep and love
  • The doctrine of signatures as a template to finding foods to support and rebuild various aspects of ourselves
  • How we all have a female template and that when we become disconnected from this it reduces our compassion and well-being
  • The issues that men struggle with when it comes to body image and why this sources from comparison
  • How male representation in the media has evolved and become more unrealistic over the past decades
  • Is it more socially acceptable for men to have disordered eating behaviours?
  • Why the primal part of men's brains makes them desire women who appear more fertile - in other words, women with extra body fat
  • In other cultures being thicker is celebrated
  • There is nothing more attractive than valuing your uniqueness and owning your divine feminine
  • Why body fat is critical to proper hormonal function for women and why this is a broad and individual range for each woman
  • Why listening to your inner guiding system is the most important thing
  • How you can take action and live a life full of joy and self-love
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_27_Shawn.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

This week, we meet Mia - a coach, entrepreneur and single mom of 2 boys - who did Rock Your Body in May of last year. 

 

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Category:Health -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Erin - a busy mom of 5 - who worked with me in the latter part of 2014. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Celeste who did Rock Your Body in spring 2014 and regained her inner smile.

Direct download: FRR_24_RYB_Spotlight_Celeste.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Cyndi Springford - Certified Eating Psychology Coach, personal trainer and creator of the Love Your Body Project  – about building self-trust, exercise addiction and cultivating unconditional body acceptance. We talk about the most important exercises and books that helped Cyndi to overcome years of obsessive dieting and exercise and cultivate self-love. Why sitting with feelings is necessary to do the inner transformation that will give you long-lasting change. Why 'just eat real food' is not a healthy way to think about food. How to empower yourself to learn self-trust and eat without external cues, without being afraid you'll never stop eating ice cream. The importance of giving up control and focusing on the process rather than the outcome. How to know if you have an unhealthy relationship with exercise or exercise addiction. How to overcome exercise addiction. PLUS SO much more...

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Category:Health -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, my friend Kaila Prins - health coach, blogger, tweeter, podcaster  – talks openly about her journey with an eating disorder and why choosing discovery not recovery is what helped her love the heck out of life, plus so much more! In this episode, we chat about: Kaila's journey from runner to clean eating body builder to vegan yogi to anorexic and back again and how she overcame her identity crisis to live the life she had desired all along. What it means to choose discovery not recovery to regain emotional health. Why our quest for validation prevents us from stepping into our own identity. How to discover a life and identity beyond food and fitness. How to change your mindset to eat what you want while managing food sensitivities. Why this idea that Paleo will make you 'effortlessly lean' is drives many women (and men!) into an unhealthy obsession with food. Why telling your story can sometimes be dangerous to our healing. PLUS SO much more...

Direct download: FRR_22_Kaila_Prins.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

In this must-listen-to episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Caitlin Constantine - writer, runner and triathlete  – talks about how women can build confidence, become self-actualized and move past impostor syndrome in a world where women are so often boiled down to their superficial beings. We chat about: How the portrayal of women in fitness has evolved in the last couple decades - progress or hindrance? Why a 'willingness to try' builds your intrinsic sense of confidence. Why having a network of supportive and positive people and being willing to 'fake it' are critical to helping you push past your limitations. How our culture enforces impostor syndrome in women and how this manifests in our self-image. Why comparison hinders our confidence and simple ways to overcome it. What Caitlin thinks it means to be feminine. Caitlin's favourite fitness magazines for women. And SO much more...

Direct download: FRR202120-20Caitlin.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Madelyn Moon – Holistic Health Coach, former fitness competitor, podcast host and blogger  – talks about how to overcome food fears, end food and diet obsession and be apologetically you. We chat about: How Madelyn broke free of food and exercise obsession after years as a fitness competitor. The simple exercise that helped her to break free of her obsession with being thinner. How to overcome food fears and trust yourself around food. Why being unapologetically you is the key to fostering self-love. Plus everything about Madelyn's AWESOME 4 Weeks To Body Freedom program starting January 19th (doors close on Jan 18th!!)

Direct download: FRR_20_Madelyn_Moon.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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