Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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