Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen

This is episode 300 and the 10 year anniversary of this podcast. To celebrate I’m reflecting on 5 of the key lessons I’ve learned about body image throughout the years of doing this podcast. It’s part cultural critique, part rant, and part love fest. And there is some optimism about the future.

In this episode, we talk about:
How this podcast began,
- How diet culture never actually changes,
- That body standards are always changing and the target is always moving,
- Why we have to opt out of the cultural standards,

- That it takes so much courage to do this work and it’s not a quick fix,

- The origin and evolution of the body positive movement,

- Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/300
 
Get the free 10-Day Body Confidence Makeover with 10 steps to feel better in your body at summerinnanen.com/freebies
If you're a professional who has clients or students that struggle with body image, get the Body Image Coaching Roadmap for professionals at summerinnanen.com/roadmap
Direct download: 300_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Jessi Kneeland, a queer and non-binary body image coach, speaker, and author of the book BODY NEUTRAL: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Body Image Issues. We are talking about why body image struggles are not a thinking problem and how we need to understand our deeper needs to identify the source of our struggles. We also talk about the 4 body image avatars Jessi uses to help you identify the source of your struggles. Plus, Jessi’s experience with gender identity and expression and how that influenced their relationship with their body.

In this episode, we talk about:
Their shift from personal training to body image coaching,
- The impact of working in the fitness industry on their own body image,
- How their body image work helped and supported them as they explored their gender identity,
- Advice for someone experiencing gender dysphoria,
- The issues and pressure with body positivity,
- Why body image issues are vital on a subconscious level,
- Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes: summerinnanen.com/299
 
Get the free 10-Day Body Confidence Makeover with 10 steps to feel better in your body at summerinnanen.com/freebies
If you're a professional who has clients or students that struggle with body image, get the Body Image Coaching Roadmap for professionals at summerinnanen.com/roadmap
Direct download: 299_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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