Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen
I’m interviewing Danni Adams, body image coach, activist, and writer, about how fatphobia impacts Black communities, the adultification of Black girls, and medical fatphobia and its impact on our well-being.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/195
In this episode, we chat about:
- How Dani got into fat activism and body image coaching,
- The perception of fat Black women and how that stigma influences how they are treated,
- How medical fatphobia is especially violent to Black people,
- How this pandemic has exposed weight discrimination,
- How fatphobia stems from racism and is directly linked to anti-Blackness,
- Advice if you or your child are experiencing medical fatphobia,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/195
Direct download: 195_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Body Image Series: I’m talking about why it’s so hard to stop dieting, the addictive nature of diets, why this makes it so hard to break free, and what life is like without it.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/194
In this episode, I chat about:
- How dieting is like a drug in our culture,

- That there’s an anticipation of this perfect life and perfect body on the radar that keeps us hooked to dieting with a false sense of fulfilment,
- That the fear of the unknown is at the root of why it’s so hard to let go of dieting,
- How this is an opportunity to find new coping mechanisms that will actually help you process your feelings and feel better about yourself, regardless of your size,
- What life is like without dieting,
- How fulfilment is different from happiness,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/194
Direct download: 194_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Body Image Series: I’m talking about why dieting and body shame are often coping mechanisms, why that can make accepting your body so hard, and how they distract us from getting at the real issue and keep us turning to diets for an answer.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/193
In this episode, I chat about:
- The concept of “emotional dieting” and “emotional weight fixation,”

- How emotional dieting distracts us from getting at the real issue and keeps us turning to diets for an answer,
- That we’ve been conditioned to think that our bodies are a problem, so it’s no surprise when that becomes our way of thinking about ourselves or processing emotions,
- Why this makes accepting your body so hard,
- Why the pandemic has been so hard on people’s body image,
- How to separate from these things in order to truly move forward,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/193
Direct download: 193_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Olivia Scobie, social worker and author of Impossible Parenting, about the culture of impossible parenting, its impact on our mental health, and how we need a shift from self-care to self-parenting.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/192
In this episode, we chat about:
- How Olivia’s own experiences led her to work in perinatal mental health,

- What the culture of impossible parenting is and that it’s very outwardly oriented,
- How diet culture has permeated into the culture of impossible parenting,
- That it’s normal to have contradictory feelings, because it’s not possible to fully escape impossible parenting or diet culture, so you need to be gentle with yourself,
- How parenting involves a lot of guilt, and a question to ask yourself to help you through it,
- What self-parenting is and how to navigate it,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/192
Direct download: 192_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about the weight set point theory - what it is, how dieting impacts it, and why using it as a goal weight can be problematic to healing your relationship to food and your body.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/191
In this episode, we chat about:
- What the weight set point theory is,

- How we don’t have as much control over our weight as we’ve been led to believe,
- How dieting impacts our set point,
- Why the idea of a set point can trigger the diet mentality,
- What to focus on instead of getting to your set point,
- Why our happiness and acceptance can’t be conditional on achieving a certain body size,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/191
Direct download: 191_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Louise Adams, clinical psychologist and founder of UNTRAPPED, about the hazardous influence of body image ideals in society and on social media. We also talk about the dangerous agenda behind the Obesity Collective, its worldwide reach, and what we can do to fight this agenda.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/190
In this episode, we chat about:
- Louise’s history with dieting and what brought her to this work,

- Her reaction to fitness influencers on Instagram and the dangers of thin people co-opting body positivity,
- The expense associated with trying to attain the “ideal body,”
- What the Obesity Collective is and the dangerous agenda behind it,
- Why the shift from the “war on obesity” conversation to “combat weight stigma” isn’t necessarily the good thing it appears to be,
- Why you need to really examine who is behind the media you are consuming,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/190
Direct download: 190_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Nic McDermid, fat activist and intersectional feminist, about how fatphobia is rampant in the eating disorder recovery world and the harm that this does, what they can do better, the importance of reclaiming the word fat, and how to navigate acceptance and recovery with chronic pain.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/189
In this episode, we chat about:
- Nic’s experience recovering from an eating disorder and seeking treatment in a fat body,

- Ways that microaggressions and fatphobia show up in the eating disorder landscape,
- That reclaiming the word fat is a continuous process and how curating her social media feeds helped,
- How making people uncomfortable can be a positive thing and why Nic does that with her online presence,
- How fatphobia in medicine impacts people with chronic illness and pain,
- That you are the expert in your own body,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/189
Direct download: 189_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about when you “intellectually get it” but still feel bad in your body, what this process can look like, and what you can do to move forward and feel better in your body.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/188
In this episode, I chat about:
- A useful analogy between becoming a parent and starting on the path to a positive body image,
- TWO things we can do to feel better in our bodies and why one of them is WAY more powerful than the other, 
- Where “intellectually getting it” sits within the 4 stages of acceptance and how to bust past that barrier,
- Why you have to be intentional about challenging your negative thoughts,
- That it’s normal to still have bad body days,
- ONE question to visit daily to propel you towards giving less F’s about your body.
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/188
Direct download: 188_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m continuing the body image series, talking about what body acceptance really means, why it can feel counterintuitive to the way we’ve been conditioned to think, and game-changing reframes to help make it feel more intuitive.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/187
In this episode, I chat about:
- Why we believe body acceptance feels like letting ourselves go,
- That diet-culture wants you to believe you’re a failure and you’re giving up if you opt-out,
- The difference between healthy and unhealthy self-care and why acceptance supports the former,
- The three main fears to challenge and call-out in order to move to a place where acceptance feels doable,
- How when we hinge our self-worth on the external, we’re never going to feel good enough,
- Two game-changing reframes on acceptance to make it feel totally doable.
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/187
Direct download: 187_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m continuing the body image series, talking all about negative body thoughts, exploring how NOT to respond to them and how to begin the work of changing them.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/186
In this episode, I chat about:
- Potential sources of negative body thoughts and how they’re exacerbated during the pandemic,
- The THREE things we’re typically told to do to change our thoughts and why you should avoid them,
- A way to visualize how your brain evolves to think about self-doubt and self-compassion,
- How our negative thoughts tend to stick more than the positive ones,
- The TWO things that need to happen in order for our thoughts to change,
- The ONE question to ask yourself to start to work on changing your negative body thoughts,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/186
Direct download: 186_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m continuing the body image series, talking all about what to do if you still want to lose weight, and how the answer might surprise you. I also explore the things that cause us to feel bad about our bodies and how to reject them, and the game-changing REFRAME that will help you get a lot closer to body neutrality.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/185
In this episode, I chat about:
- What it means if you still want to lose weight,
- How this work is more than just embracing your “flaws,” it’s about cultivating a sense of worthiness outside of your appearance,
- Three things that cause us to feel bad about our bodies and why rejecting these is so important,
- The game-changing REFRAME that will help you get a lot closer to body neutrality (seriously, my clients love me for this),
- The freedom of taking the judgement, criticism, and forced positivity out of the way you talk about your body,
- The ONE thing you need to get clear on to help you feel better in your body,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/185
Direct download: 185_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Joy Cox, PhD, researcher and author of Fat Girls in Black Bodies, about her path to body liberation and how she practices acceptance, how diet culture showed up in her community, church, and in the Black community at large, and how to deal with a lack of support from your family/community.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/184
In this episode, we chat about:
- The importance of writing her book about a topic that is often left out of the fat acceptance conversation,

- The impacts of Adultification on Black children,
- The idealistic standards of women’s bodies in diet culture and how it’s different in the Black community, but just as unrealistic,
- The intersection of religion and fatphobia, and how hearing scriptures about gluttony creates confusion and frustration,
- Joy’s experience standing up to the doctor about weight loss at a young age,
- The importance of asking yourself “whose voice matters?” and listening to yourself instead of the negativity around you,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/184
Direct download: 184_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Caitlin Ball, Health & Lifestyle Coach, about misconceptions around eating what you want, how to trust yourself around food, letting go of guilt, and how to survive the messy middle part of learning to be an intuitive eater.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/183
In this episode, we chat about:
- How moving abroad shifted Caitlin’s relationship with diet culture,
- How intuitive eating was a life-changing discovery for her,
- That once previously restricted foods are allowed all the time, you begin to crave more variety in what you eat,
- The benefit of trying to learn from the times you don’t feel good after eating, instead of feeling guilty about it,
- That there is so much more to health than just your physical health, and stress is a big factor,
- That calorie counts have nothing to do with how a food will make you feel,
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/183
Direct download: 183_episode_new.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Victoria Albina, Certified Life Coach and Breathwork Meditation Guide, about tuning into your inner child to heal, how to overcome people pleasing, tending to the stress response cycle to release feelings, and more.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/182
In this episode, we chat about:
- What the stress response cycle is and tips on how to complete it,

- Why it’s important to take a look at our unintentional thinking,
- What happens when the body holds onto tensions that are not completed,
- Tips for re-parenting your inner child,
- How your inner child is working to keep you safe and that needs to be celebrated,
- How to interrupt the guilt cycle.
Plus, so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/182
Direct download: 182_episode_n.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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