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

In this episode I run solo and answer YOUR questions on: What to do when you can’t shake the feeling that you’d be better if you were thinner, why we really can’t let go of control around food, how to overcome beliefs and shame around attractiveness, how to know when it’s emotionally safe to start a movement practice after having a not-so-great relationship to it in the past, how to make movement something that doesn’t feel like a burden or “exercise”…ugh

Direct download: FRR_54_QA.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

I chat with Ragen Chastain – author, speaker, activist and internationally recognized thought-leader on self-esteem, body image and HAES – on size stigma, HAES, why every body deserves respect, her experiences training for an Ironman and SO much more. In this episode, we chat about: • How Ragen went from having an eating disorder to becoming a fat activist • How her research led her to Health At Every Size and then size acceptance • The research on dieting and weight loss and why health habits are the best way to get a healthy body • The experience that made her to realize the oppression against fat people and how this was the catalyst for her activism • The role of fat stigma on women’s body image • If you have issues with your body, it can be you and your body against that problem—not you against your body • Why your life wouldn’t be better if you were thinner—your life would be better if you lived in a world that didn’t stigmatize fat and why changing the world is the solution • Is it really possible to be happy, sexy and successful at any size? • The good fatty/bad fatty dichotomy – what is is and how she navigates it being a athlete and activist • How she handles the trolls and stays determined against the negativity • All about her experience with her Ironman training • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_53_Ragen.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Reclaiming Fat - Interview With Chrystal Bougon

I chat with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist – on feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care. In this episode, we chat about: • What loving your body means to Chrystal • The spark that fired her up to start Curvy Girl Lingerie • Why she identifies as a fat woman and the importance of reclaiming that word • The importance of asking for what you want in the bedroom and how this empowered Chrystal to be kinder and truer to herself • The power of asking for what you want in the bedroom and life • Your life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now – don’t put it on hold • Why it’s a discipline to work on your inner confidence and compassion • Why both Chrystal and I still have bad body days and how we deal with those • Her motto “Sexy is for every body!” How you can embody sexiness • How she responds to people who say she is “glorifying obesity” • Her must-hear response to internet trolls • The way fat people are portrayed in the media and how this perpetuates size stigma • All about her new TV series Plus Size Life and why we need more TV like this! • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_52_-_Chrystal_B.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

No Shame In Your Game - Interview With Team Nutrition Genius

I chat with Laura and Marie a.k.a Sassy and Pearl – Registered Dieticians and podcasters – on how to make healthy changes in your life without becoming obsessive and why they live by the “no shame in your game” motto. In this episode, we chat about: • Their various experiences with dieting and not dieting (some people don’t do it!) • Why you don’t need a 6-pack to be healthy • The importance of fun and silliness in having a good relationship with yourself • Why giving yourself permission to screw up is the key to enjoying cooking…and life • Our favourite playlists when cooking • How to incorporate movement into your life without going crazy • What to do if you’re hesitant to show up at the gym or any fitness place because of your body • The importance of being your authentic self and how they learned to own who they are • Why not everyone is going to like you and accepting this is critical to owning who you are: “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” ~Dita Von Teese • Why “no shame in your game” is their motto for life • Their thoughts on CrossFit and whether or not you should do it • And the first ever Fearless Rebelle Radio awkward dance party • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_51_TNG.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Kelsey Miller – Creator of The Anti-Diet Project at Refinery29 and Author of Big Girl – on her journey out of disordered eating, what she learned about herself from giving up dieting and how she moved from the role of sidekick to leading lady in her life. In this episode, we chat about: • How Kelsey’s first extreme diet at the age of 11 planted the seed and kept her hooked on “the manic power of skinny” for years • How the pattern of being in the “zone” of a new diet followed by periods of crushing shame kept her trapped in the dieting cycle for years • The influence of Kelsey’s mom on her relationship with food and her body • The point when Kelsey realized she was done with dieting and self-loathing and ready to choose living • What it was like to become an intuitive eater • The real issue that was at the heart of Kelsey’s disordered relationship with food and how this impacted the rest of her life • How she stopped playing the sidekick and took the leading lady role in her life • What Kelsey’s imperfect relationship with her body is like now • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_50_Kelsey.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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!

Direct download: FRR_49_Chris.m4a
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!

Direct download: FRR_46_Jennie_O.m4a
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!

Direct download: FRR_45_KatieD.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST