Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen (Health)

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!
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Direct download: 299_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Ashantis Jones, Therapist, Mental Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor. We are talking about how ADHD, Autism, and anxiety influenced Ashantis’ relationship with her body. We’re also talking about why it’s so important to understand the social determinants of health when we have conversations about health and how we can change our relationship with movement, plus the difference between coaching and therapy.

In this episode, we talk about:
How she got into body liberation and the work she does,
- The importance of talking about fitness in eating disorder recovery,

- How capitalism has impacted how we view fitness,

- How she encourages people to find joy in movement again after it has been tarnished,

- That there’s a reason that the social determinants of health is not being taught,

- Why we need such a variety of people practicing weight inclusive therapy and coaching,

- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 298_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Dr. Asher Larmie, Transmasculine weight-inclusive GP and leading expert in weight stigma. Asher is breaking down everything you need to know about weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy. We talk about what the research says about the long-term effects of these medications, their side effects, how much weight you might lose and then gain back on them, and what the health benefits/risks might be.
In this episode, we talk about:
What GLP-1 medications are and how they work,
- The dangers and unknowns of these drugs,

- The parallels between these drugs and oxycontin,

- What the studies show about long-term weight loss from these medications,

- What happens when someone comes off the drug,

- Advice for if a doctor is encouraging you to take these medications,

- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 297_episode.mp3
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I’m sharing Laura’s story who was one of the incredible women who worked with me during the You, On Fire program. She talks about how she was consumed with body and food thoughts and had been on and off diets for nearly 3 decades. She shares how she learned to accept her body and how that’s unlocked so many great things in her life. You’ll find all the links mentioned in this podcast at summerinnanen.com/296.
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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Direct download: 296_episode.mp3
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I’m looking at the influence of perimenopause - the transitional period before menopause - on sexuality and how this intersects with body image. I also talk about how hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause can influence sexual desire, and why understanding our sexual functioning and desire is important when talking about body image, as part of the Body Image Series.

In this episode, I talk about:

- How sexual desire and sexual functioning change as we age as a result of hormonal changes as well as aging in general,

- The “breaks vs accelerator” framework as it relates to sexual desire,

- That it’s not uncommon to have lower sexual desire during perimenopause,

 

- Some of the perimenopause symptoms that can create changes in sexual functioning,

- Why perimenopause can cause an increase in pelvic pain,

 

- Some of the results of the studies that have been done of this topic,

- Plus so much more!
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I’m talking about the influence of perimenopause – the transitional period before menopause – on body image. I’m looking at what the research says about perimenopause and body image, why our body image is worse during perimenopause compared to menopause, and what we can do to build resiliency and mitigate these effects, as part of the Body Image Series.

In this episode, I talk about:
What influences body image in perimenopause,
- How a history of dieting can put you in a more vulnerable position as your body changes with age,
- The other stressors that impact body image during this time,
- Why this time in life can also be liberating,
- The importance of unpacking our beliefs around aging,
- The importance of resilience and how to strengthen it,
- Plus so much more!
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I’m joined by Lael Atkinson, a certified professional recovery coach who works at the intersection of drinking and dieting. They are talking about the similarities between drinking culture and diet culture and how they have both set us up to steal our time, energy and money. They also talk about how dieting fuels drinking, why we should not compare food addiction to alcohol addiction, and signs that you should visit your relationship with alcohol.

In this episode, we talk about:
The similarities in how dieting and drinking are marketed to us,

- That society encourages us to both drink and diet,

- How their drinking was intertwined with their body image and their queerness,

- The stats on the co-occurrence between eating disorders and substance abuse,

- Ways that drinking and dieting are the same,

- Advice to someone starting to visit their relationship to alcohol,

- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 293_episode.mp3
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In this episode, I’m cohosting with my best buddy Vinny Welsby. Have you ever read the “Am I The Asshole” questions on Reddit? If you don’t know what AITA is: People ask the internet if they were in the right or wrong about a situation that happened in their life. In the second half of this two-part episode, Vinny and I are reading some of these to give our verdict on AITA posts around weight and diets.

Show notes: summerinnanen.com/291
In this episode, we talk about:
The cognitive dissonance we see in the responses,
- How you can hear the anti-fat attitudes in what people write,
- How we would have handled these situations,
- How people’s own self-esteem influences how they treat and view the people around them,
- Plus so much more!
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In this episode, I’m cohosting with my best buddy Vinny Welsby. Have you ever read the “Am I The Asshole” questions on Reddit? If you don’t know what AITA is: People ask the internet if they were in the right or wrong about a situation that happened in their life. Vinny and I are reading some of these to give our verdict on AITA posts around weight and diets.

Show notes: summerinnanen.com/291
In this episode, we talk about:
How much our views differ from the popular public opinion,
- That people’s bias can create exaggerations in storytelling,
- The incorrect assumption that someone’s ability is related to their size,
- How universal the experience of being fat shamed as a kid is and the impact it has on your future body image,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 291_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Nia Patterson, author of the newly released “What’s The Story” A Guided Walkthrough of the Stories You Tell Yourself About Your Body. Nia shares their story of recovering from an eating disorder, what helped them in recovery, what body neutrality means when your body isn’t neutral in our culture, how core beliefs influence our body image, the importance of self-affirmation, and why eradicating anti-fat bias helps everyone.
In this episode, we talk about:
Their relationship with their body growing up,
- How the way we perceive our bodies as kids is so different,
- The hardest parts of being in recovery,

- What helped them the most in recovery,

- That there’s no one way to define body neutrality,

- How if you work to benefit marginalized people, it benefits everyone,

- Plus so much more!
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I’m joined by Tiffany Ima, who is also a body image coach. She shares her story of how she developed exercise bulimia and bulimia and what helped her to overcome that. We also talk about why body neutrality isn’t enough for her, how she’s learned to celebrate and embrace her body, and the importance of using self-expression to heal.
In this episode, we talk about:
Her relationship with her body growing up and when her body image took a turn for the worse,

- How the diet culture mentality remained even after she was recovered from her eating disorder,

- What she called her “personal recovery phase,”

- The comment that led her to shift her mindset and find her current path,

- How body neutrality helped her initially and why she no longer feels it’s enough,

- Why she worked to expand her idea of beauty and define her own beauty standard,

- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 289_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Amapoundcake - we are talking about some of the recent headlines in the news around anti-fatness including the photos of Emily Ratajkowski in the extra large jeans and Oprah’s announcement that she’s been using weight loss drugs. We segue into talking about what to do if you still want to lose weight or if you work with clients who still want to lose weight. Finally, we talk about the re-launch of our Body Image Coach Certification program, including our newest offering the Body Image Coaching Foundations course.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/288 
In this episode, we talk about:
Why we think people are wanting to lose weight,
- Why we can’t criticize people for wanting to lose weight,
- The importance of owning your privileged and the power dynamic when working with clients,
- What it means to be “stuck on your privileged” and how it can get in the way,
- The importance of grace and empathy,
- Who our new offering is for and how it differs,

- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 288_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Janine, who was one of the incredible women who worked with me during the You, On Fire program. She talks about how she struggled with her weight for over 4 decades and even went through two weight loss surgeries to find herself still feeling hatred and shame about her body. She talks about how she had had enough of being in that cycle of weight loss and gain and how she was able to move to a place of acceptance with her body. You’ll find all the links mentioned in this podcast at summerinnanen.com/287.
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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Direct download: 287_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Samantha, who was one of the incredible women who worked with me during the You, On Fire program. She talks about how aging had brought up some old body image concerns and had made her more concerned about what other people are thinking of her. Through our work together she was able to let go of that external validation and be unapologetically herself. You’ll find all the links mentioned in this podcast at summerinnanen.com/286.
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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Direct download: 286_episode.mp3
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I’m talking about what to do if you feel triggered by someone in your life who is “watching their weight,” and five things to consider when this happens. Plus, how the weight loss industry is designed to make us question ourselves, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/285
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why my rage is directed at society, not the other person,
- That it’s important to remind yourself how dieting worked out for you in the long run before,
- Why weight loss doesn’t actually increase self-worth,
- How calling out your assumptions can help put things into perspective,
- That dieting is usually not in alignment with our values,
- The importance of finding community,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 285_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Cole Kazdin, author of the book What’s Eating Us - Women, Food and the epidemic of Body Anxiety. We’re talking about what “recovery” actually looks like and whether being fully recovered even exists. We also talk about the problems with the eating disorder treatment industry and what’s helped her maintain recovery from a decade’s long eating disorder.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/284
In this episode, we talk about:
- The lack of research into this epidemic,
- The great work being done by grassroots organizations and eating disorder survivors,
- That there is not a standard of care in eating disorder recovery,
- The lack of an agreed upon clinical definition of recovery and Cole’s personal definition,
- How freeing it was to realize that the inner voice is not yours, it’s a voice that echoes systems of oppression,
- The commonalities between the eating disorder treatment and weight loss industries,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 284_episode.mp3
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I’m walking you through different steps you can take to navigate shame you may have about your aging body and the importance of being curious about what you’ve attached to your younger body, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/283
In this episode, we talk about:
- Where I’m at with my own aging changes,
- That many of the principles I use around weight change also apply to aging,
- How much more pervasive anti-aging pressure is now,
- That it’s normal to experience weight changes as you age,
- How we often neglect thinking about aging when doing body image work,
- How my 3-phase framework for dealing with weight change applies here as well,
- Some of the things you may find yourself mourning as your body changes with age,
- That we need to look at what we believe and what’s feeding those beliefs,
- The importance of normalizing aging through finding variety in aging role models,
- That aging is looked at differently across cultures,
- How to reframe this as an opportunity to discover yourself,
- That looking for community in different social circles is a critical part of the process,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 283_episode.mp3
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I’m talking about the similarities between diet culture and anti-aging culture, and the importance of being more discerning of the messages we’re taking in, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/282
In this episode, we talk about:
- How aging concerns spans generations,

- The surprising stats on the growth of the anti-aging industry,
- That they both stem from and profit off of oppressive systems,
- How anti-aging upholds anti-fatness, sexism, classism, and ableism,
- That once you’re invested, you have to keep investing,
- A question to ask yourself to bring awareness to where anti-aging is impacting your decisions,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 282_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Leah V, author of Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black, Muslim. We talk about her incredible story of how she battled an eating disorder, mental illness, and body shame to own who she is unapologetically and become an international plus-size Hijabi model, award-winning author and body-positive activist. We also talk about her thoughts on NYFW and her experiences dating while fat.  
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/281
In this episode, we talk about:
- Her relationship with her body growing up and how it has evolved,
- Growing up without any fat role models in pop culture,
- How she found herself by breaking free of the expectations of her identities,
- How she got into modeling,
- The tools she uses to feel confident,
- Advice for people who are fat and dating,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 281_episode.mp3
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I’m walking you through a 3-phase framework to deal with weight change and talking about the importance of processing the feelings that come with weight change, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/280
In this episode, I talk about:
- How it’s common to go onto investigation and problem-solving mode and the problem with that,

- The distress of losing access to things because of body changes, and that our culture is the problem,
- The dangers of skipping over processing your feelings and grief,
- That self-compassion is integral and it is not the same as positive self-talk,
- What it means to see yourself as a whole human,
- That acceptance gives you time, energy, and freedom back,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 280_episode.mp3
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I’m talking about what to do when you fear weight gain. I also explore where this fear comes from and how it holds us back, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/279
In this episode, I talk about:
- The importance of aiming for unconditional acceptance,

- This fear’s root in anti-fat bias and anti-Blackness,
- The issue of accessibility and how our culture is the problem,
- The importance of unpacking your belief system and challenging it,
- 2 game-changing reframes to help you move past this fear,
- Plus, 4 things we have to be doing on an ongoing basis to undo this conditioning,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 279_episode.mp3
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This is the premier of season 9 of the podcast. I’m giving you an update on some changes that are happening, what to expect from this season, and I’m sharing some survey results about what you want more of.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/278
In this episode, I talk about:
- An update on some exciting personal changes happening this year and how that will impact this podcast,
- Questions I ask myself whenever I’m contemplating big life changes,
- Results of the listener survey I did over the summer,
- What topics you want more of this year,
- The top episodes from last season and where to start if you’re newer here,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 278_episode.mp3
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I’m 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, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/277
In this episode, I talk 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!
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Direct download: 277_episode.mp3
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#276: What to do if you still want to lose weight (the answer might surprise you) (Body Image Series Revisited)
Description: I’m talking about negative body thoughts, exploring how NOT to respond to them and how to begin the work of changing them, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/276
In this episode, I talk about:
- Potential sources of negative body thoughts,

- 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!
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Direct download: 276_episode.mp3
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I’m unpacking 4 misconceptions about body acceptance that will help you shift your perspective and make accepting your body easier, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/275
In this episode, I talk about:
- How body acceptance doesn’t mean loving every part of your body,

- The importance of choosing yourself and making space for all the different parts of yourself,
- How body acceptance is intertwined with self-care,
- That this is a process and the work is continuous,
- Why this work is not about eliminating self-doubt completely,
- Facing and rejecting the fears that keep us from acceptance,
- The resilience that comes out of doing this work,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 275_episode.mp3
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I’m unpacking where our body image comes from and how to unpack your own body image origins. I also talk about how this is a systemic and cultural issue that is hardcoded in our DNA, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/274
In this episode, I talk about:
- How systems of oppression impact body image and how we’re treated in our society,
- The importance of knowing that your self-worth isn’t dictated by your appearance or how other people feel about you,
- How our culture has taught us that only certain bodies are worthy,
- Beauty as social currency,
- How the desire to fit beauty standards is hardcoded in our DNA,
- How external systems of oppression create internalized oppressions,
- Questions you can use to examine your past and be curious about where your body image came from,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 274_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Taylor Elyse Morrison, author of Inner Workout. We’re talking about how she went from being terrible at self-care, to now helping others to truly care for themselves. We chat about her revolutionary approach to self-care, the 5 dimensions of self-care, and what we typically get wrong about self-care.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/273
In this episode, we talk about:
- Why she says self-expertise is the new self-care,

- How she made the mental shift to seeing self-care as a relationship with herself instead of a list of tasks,
- The importance of being intentional about the way you speak to yourself,
- The biggest change most people need to make,
- How caring for yourself in this way is counter cultural,
- That self-care doesn’t mean solo-care,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 273_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Esther Kane, Eating Disorder Psychotherapist. We’re talking about her recovery from Orthorexia, some of the signs and symptoms of Orthorexia, and what helped her to heal.
 
CW: There are mentions of specific orthorexic behaviours in this episode. Please do what is best for you. You can skip to the 10 minute mark to avoid this part.

In this episode, we talk about:
- How Orthorexia is defined,
- How Esther realized she had Orthorexia and what helped her heal,
- That many of the signs of Orthorexia are normalized,
- That our ageist, misogynistic culture means this impacts older women too,
- Some of the body image struggles that surface in midlife and some of the positives,
- The importance of seeking out purpose in life and having value outside of how you look,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 272_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Aubrey Gordon, co-host of Maintenance Phase and author of What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat and “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People. We’re talking about how we can change beliefs about fatness within ourselves and in our culture, and how the proliferation of weight loss drugs will influence cultural beliefs about fatness.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/271
In this episode, we talk about:
- What inspired her to write her latest book “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People, and how she hopes people can use it,

- Ways to respond when people say they’re concerned for your health,
- The reality of weight loss drugs and injections and how they can be used to reinforce people’s beliefs about fat people,
- Why she uses the term anti-fat bias instead of fatphobia,
- What internalized anti-fatness is and why thin people can’t experience it,
- The role of thin people in ending anti-fat bias, and what thin people shouldn’t do in anti-diet spaces,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 271_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Deb Benfield, Registered Dietician Nutritionist and pro-aging advocate. We’re talking about why concerns about aging and what that does to your appearance are starting when we’re younger, how aging creates vulnerability to diet and wellness culture, and how you can unpack your internalized ageism.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/270
In this episode, we talk about:
- Why she started to focus more on the intersection of aging and body image,

- How aging makes old eating disorder mindsets come back,
- The importance of learning the facts about aging,
- A non-judgemental strategy to use when you notice changes to your body,
- The lack of visibility of the aging population,
- Tips for dealing with real health issues that come with aging, without becoming obsessed and restrictive,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 270_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and I are together catching up with some of the past graduates of our Body Image Coach Certification program. They share what they got out of the program both personally and professionally.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/269
In this episode, we talk about:
- Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams is back and we’re catching up with past graduates of our Body Image Coach Certification program,
- What inspired these professionals to sign-up for the program,
- How they got so much more out of it personally than they expected and how they’re using these tools in their daily life,
- The impact it’s had on their business and ability to help clients,
- The component of the program that had the biggest impact on them,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 269_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Christy Harrison, author of Anti-Diet and most recently The Wellness Trap. We’re talking about why, as a culture, we’re so obsessed with wellness and how social media perpetuates this. We’re also debunking some of the more common wellness claims and what to watch out for so that you don’t fall into the wellness trap.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/268
In this episode, we talk about:
- Christy’s personal journey with “wellness” that led her to the work she does now,

- How wellness culture seized on the pandemic,
- How wellness culture capitalizes on the failings of conventional healthcare,
- How social media algorithms are driving people towards more and more extreme wellness content,
- That everyday human ailments are now framed as signs of unwellness,
- The systemic changes needed and why skepticism is important,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 268_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Martinus Evans, author of Slow AF Run Club and creator of the page 300 pounds and running. We’re talking about how Martinus ran his first marathon after his doctor told him he was going to “lose weight or die.” We talk about his relationship with his body and movement and how running helped revolutionize his perspective and view of himself. We talk about how to overcome barriers to moving your body and why every body is a runner.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/267
In this episode, we talk about:
- His relationship with fitness and his body growing up and how it’s changed over time,

- Why mindset needs to be a priority,
- Advice to someone who feels self-conscious starting to run,
- The power of doing something afraid,
- What his progression with running looked like,
- The benefits of regular physical activity that have nothing to do with weight,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 267_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Chris Sandel, nutritionist and coach. We’re talking about what we can learn about eating disorders and diet recovery from the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, why eating disorders are like anxiety disorders, how treating eating disorders in this way can help with recovery, and Chris’s framework that he uses with clients to help them heal.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/266
In this episode, we talk about:
- What the Minnesota Starvation Experiment was,

- The symptoms noted in the experiment in both the malnourished state and the recovery phase,
- How the caloric amounts that were given during the experiment are in line with many mainstream diets’ recommendations,
- That there’s a honeymoon period with anxiety and an eating disorder where it feels like it’s working, but then anxiety starts to ramp up
- The three common things all eating disorders share,
- That you can be malnourished at any size,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 266_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Chrissy King, Author of The Body Liberation Project. We’re talking about Chrissy’s journey towards body liberation, how she was seeking proximity to whiteness via weight loss, the difference between body neutrality and body liberation and how we can all strive for collective liberation.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/265
In this episode, we talk about:
- Her experience obtaining the “perfect body,”
- Why white supremacy is a greater issue in body image than patriarchy,
- The sacrifice involved in dismantling white supremacy,
- Chrissy’s definition of body liberation,
- That bodies are designed and created to change,
- How inclusion can be a blockage to liberation and dismantling,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 265_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Jessica Wilson, MS, RD, and Author of It’s Always Been Ours. We’re talking about why “dismantling diet culture” isn’t enough, how ideas like “intuitive eating” can cause harm, and the conversations we really need to be having to make systemic change. We also talk about the relationship between anti-fatness and anti-Blackness and why perhaps GOOP isn’t the worst thing.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/264
In this episode, we talk about:
- How Jessica got into this work and how it led to her book,

- The need to address the functions of disordered eating as a societal and structural problem,
- How she sees intuitive eating causing harm,
- How Black women are hyper-visible yet invisible,
- That Black women are underrepresented in eating disorder research,
- Her experience at the Goop summit versus Harvard Public Health,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 264_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

We often struggle with self-compassion and yet, it’s a fundamental skill to develop to heal your relationship with your body. I’m breaking down 5 reasons we struggle with self-compassion and how to overcome them, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/263
In this episode, I talk about:
- That it’s very common to struggle with self-compassion,
- Where it shows up in the work I do with my clients,
- That compassion is like a muscle that needs to be used,

- How our nervous system plays into this,
- That self-compassion is not a pep talk,
- How your inner-critic impacts self-compassion,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 263_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m breaking down 7 ways we bring perfectionism into body acceptance work and what to do instead. I also talk about how perfectionism and struggling with body image go hand in hand, and the importance of adjusting your measurements of success, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/262
In this episode, I talk about:
- What perfectionism is,
- What the diet cycle looks like,
- Why aiming for no bad days and loving your body is an unrealistic expectation,
- How fear leads people to put off doing this work,
- The unrealistic standard we all measure ourselves against,
- The importance of focusing on behaviours instead of outcomes,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 262_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m breaking down five reasons we struggle with body acceptance and how to work through these struggles. I also talk about why it’s normal to struggle with this process and offer some examples from my own journey, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/261
In this episode, I talk about:
- How the culture we live in can make body acceptance a challenge,

- What being stuck with body acceptance can look like,
- How dieting is addictive and a coping mechanism,
- That we’ve been conditioned to believe we should be able to control weight,
- The importance of community in this work,
- The difference between intellectually getting it and being intentional about putting it into action,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 261_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m talking about what body neutrality looks like in everyday life with some specific examples. I also explore how body neutrality is a gateway to having more time and energy for things that will give you more purpose and satisfaction in life, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/260
In this episode, I talk about:

- Two questions I ask to determine body neutrality,
- How it’s really hard to be neutral about your body in a culture that has body hierarchies,
- That body neutrality refers to your own perception of your body,
- Why I like body neutrality as a starting point,
- Ten specific examples of body neutrality,
- That’s it’s about reducing the emotional charge of negative thoughts, not getting rid of them all,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 260_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m talking about how to know if you have a healthy body image and the number one tool I use with clients to assess this, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/259
In this episode, we talk about:
- What it means to have a positive body image,
- How self-worth is at the core of body image,
- Why it’s important to be able to measure it,
- Some of the signs and symptoms I look for in assessing body image,
- How it shows up in different areas of our life,
- Your free copy of my Body Image Benchmark Quiz,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 259_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Virginia Sole-Smith, Author of Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture. We’re talking about how our culture is fixated on both the health and therefore weight of children, as well as helping them be body positive and how these two conflict. She talks about how fat phobia shows up at the dinner table, the influence of social media on how we feed our kids, the role of fathers, and how to raise kids that fight anti-fat bias and advocate for change.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/258
In this episode, we talk about:
- The common refrain Virginia was noticing in conversations with parents and the realization it led to,

- That we’re seeing an epidemic of kids not feeling safe in their bodies,
- That you can’t talk about wanting to change kid’s body sizes, without talking about the clear harm this has caused,
- That we are all victims of diet culture, and we can all perpetuate diet culture,
- Advice for parents taking a child to the doctor,
- How to invite your child to think critically about the messages they’re receiving from a young age,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 258_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Tamsin Broster and Gillian McCollum, anti-diet and body image coaches. We’re talking about binge eating and diet mentality and how to overcome it, why traditional “thinking based” strategies to stop a binge aren’t always enough, and why anxiety goes hand-in-hand with food restriction.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/257
In this episode, we talk about:
- The difference between binge eating and emotional eating,
- That binge eating looks different for everyone,
- Why anxiety is your body’s normal reaction to hunger,
- That if you’ve been brought up in diet culture, it’s unlikely you’ve ever had body trust,
- That our perception of what is enough food is not based on fact,
- Why they say intuitive eating is not the full answer,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 257_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Mara Glatzel, author of Needy and fellow coach. We’re talking about how to get in touch with our needs (and why it’s necessary to have needs), and how to move from a place of self-abandonment to one of self-partnership, radical self-care, and self-advocacy. She talks about the problem with traditional self-care and how you can honour your needs to strengthen your worth.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/256
In this episode, we talk about:
-  The moments that led Mara to this work and writing her book,

- Where the narrative that it’s dangerous to be needy stems from,
- Some of the different needs and how to define what your needs are,
- The relationship between wants and needs and how both are important,
- How this differs from traditional self-care approaches,
- Mara’s response to people afraid of their life falling apart if they start tending to their needs,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 256_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Ivy Felicia, The Body Relationship Coach. We talk about what it’s like to be highly sensitive individuals, how this influences your relationship with your body, and why you might be more sensitive to things like rejection. We also talk about specific tools to use to learn to thrive if you feel like you’re more sensitive.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/255
In this episode, we talk about:
-  How Ivy came to the realization that she is a highly sensitive person,

- What it means to be a highly sensitive person,
- The relationship between being a highly sensitive person and dieting,
- How routines and rituals help regulate your nervous system,
- What energy management is and how it helps,
- That there is a beautiful, magical side of being a highly sensitive person and some of the benefits,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 255_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.
 
In this episode, we meet Asya...

Asya is a writer, speech therapist and mom to 3 kids. Her biggest frustration with her body was comparing it to others - especially at the gym. She loved the dance classes at her gym, but all she could think about was what was wrong with her body and how it compared to others and what others were thinking of her.

She says, “I was so cluttered by thoughts of comparing myself and that’s all I could think about. I couldn’t enjoy the dancing part anymore.”

She wanted to be able to enjoy something that she loved so much.

After joining You, On Fire, she says, ”The biggest lightbulb moment was realizing that my body and my value are totally separate. I honestly didn’t know this before.”

Now, she says, “I have ups and downs. I have moments where I think, OMG I’m good, I don’t have these thoughts anymore. Then there are times where I have negative thoughts, but now I have a rebuttal. I have a way to respond to them and I don’t need to believe them. The difference is that I don’t go down the same black hole that I used to.”

She says, “I am compassionate with myself now and that’s something I didn’t have before.”

Overall, she says that, “It’s freed up so much mental space. All that mental space is cleared out and I’m able to enjoy my dance classes. I think it’s made me fitter because I’m in the workout now instead of critiquing myself.”

She also says, “Join the program. Do not hesitate. And then join the calls - they are so valuable. It’s amazing to hear other people’s thoughts because you realize you’re not the only one.”
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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

I’m joined by Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and we’re talking about her recent self-marriage and what inspired her to do this. We also talk about our Body Image Coach Certification program, including what inspired us to create this course, what we appreciate about the way it’s structured and how we incorporate body image coaching into our businesses.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/253
In this episode, we talk about:
- What inspired Danni to marry herself and what that actually looked like,

- Why she would recommend self-marriage to others,
- Who the Body Image Coach Certification program is for,
- How this course integrates intersectionality and acknowledges the history of whiteness in the coaching industry,
- Some of the feedback we’ve received about this course,
- That there’s no right way to be a coach, we teach how to take skills and adapt them to your own practice,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 253_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Esther Tambe, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. We are talking about her story of going to a fat camp, myths about diabetes, and how to make health changes that won’t backfire or trigger disordered habits.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/252
In this episode, we talk about:
- Esther’s relationship with her body growing up and her childhood experiences with weight loss camp,

- That a lot of the diabetes messaging is rooted in shame,
- The many things that impact blood sugar,
- How she approaches changes based on what you can add, instead of restricting things,
- Tips for getting over the mentality of wanting to change everything at once,
- What to do if you don’t like vegetables,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 252_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Rina Raphael, journalist and author of The Gospel of Wellness - Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care. We are talking about why we are culturally so obsessed with “wellness,” is it even helping us feel better, the deceptive marketing that wellness brands use, and so much more. Show notes: summerinnanen.com/251
In this episode, we talk about:
- How negative medical experiences drive women to wellness pursuits,
- How wellness advice can often silence women and mask issues,
- That influencers do a good job of positioning the pursuit of health as an aspirational lifestyle,
- How wealth and “wellness” have become correlated,
- Common things to watch-out for in marketing,
- Rina’s thoughts on the future of wellness culture,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 251_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Pam Luk, the founder of Ember & Ace, an athletic wear brand for plus size kids. She’s talking about what it was like growing up as a fat athlete, the ways that she’s teaching her kids to be body positive, how to teach your kids media literacy, what to do if someone calls your child fat, and how to help your child build resiliency if they are in a larger body.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/250
In this episode, we talk about:
- Pam’s relationship with her body growing up, and her relationship with her body now,

- How she overcame the fatphobic messages she internalized growing up,
- The importance of talking to your kids about what they see in the media and why,
- Some tv shows and resources that highlight body diversity,
- Questions to ask your kids to help them develop positive feelings about their body,
- That you can’t force your child to be ok with their body,
- Plus so much more!
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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Jessie Diaz-Herrera, the body-positive dance instructor otherwise known as Curves with Moves. We are talking about what her experiences were like growing up as a dancer, how she was able to use dance to embrace her body, the “science” behind jiggling our bodies, and her advice to others who struggle with their belly.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/249
In this episode, we talk about:
- Jessie’s relationship with her body growing up,
- How she found joy in movement again, after the shame and criticism she faced as a teen,
- The importance of finding activities that bring you joy and confidence,
- Why jiggling your body is an act of resistance,
- How jiggling stemmed from a need for connection and movement during the pandemic,
- How Jessie reframed jiggling as a positive thing,
- That your body is equal and deserving of everything in this world,
- How she deals with trolls and criticism,
- How her experience having a stroke changed how she feels about her body,
- That learning to love your body comes from your thought processes first,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 249_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m revisiting a classic episode where I talk about how to manage holiday “overeating” and concerns about your weight. I give you specific ways to manage “overeating,” guilt around eating certain foods, holiday weight gain, and general feelings of stress.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/248
In this episode, I talk about:
- The diet cycle and how mental and physical restriction lead to our concerns about “overeating,”

- Why I hate the term “overeating” because it’s the language of diet culture,
- How to give yourself FULL permission to eat so that guilt doesn’t get invited to the table,
- What to do if you feel you eat without “savouring,”
- How to work through stress about holiday weight gain,
- How to handle feelings of holiday stress and feeling overwhelmed with social events,
- What to do if you’re worried about photos,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 248_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire.
 
In this episode, we meet April...

April says she started hating her body when she was 8 years old when traumatizing events led her to have a “punishing relationship with her body.”

She had been in therapy for years, but had never addressed her relationship with food and exercise. She was in a “constant battle with her body” and was afraid of what would happen if she stopped her restrictive ways.

She felt like her body was wearing out from all the over-exercising she was doing and knew she couldn’t continue.

One day, she had a realization when she was talking to a friend and said, “if I just liked myself, all of this could stop.”

Since doing YOF, she’s learned to trust herself and her body. She says she’s been “feeling really neutral in her body and that’s amazing.”

She also says she has “a neutral relationship with movement now.” She doesn’t freak out if she misses days of movement and she chooses movement that feels good for her body.

One particular highlight was when she wore a bathing suit (for the first time since her body changed) on a family boating trip and she wasn’t concerned with how she looked, rather she was in the moment.

Standing in front of the mirror, she’s had moments where she thinks, “this is me and I might even think she’s beautiful.”

Lastly, she says, “Most of the time I’m not thinking about it, which is a relief. There are moments where I even feel good and accepting. There are hard days too, but I have mantras that will get me through and I know they will pass. I’m in a much more comfortable place than I was a year ago.”
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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Direct download: 246_part_2_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to two incredible women who I've had the pleasure of working with in You, On Fire. 
 
In this episode, we meet Starlett...

After Starlett had her daughter, she gained a lot of weight and was having trouble accepting the changes. It was a new body and she says it felt like, “she was dropped into a foreign country where she didn’t know how to speak the language.” 

She says she was constantly told she needed to look a certain way and felt like if she accepted this body, she would be rejected by society and opening herself up to ridicule. 

I feel like so many of us can all relate to this. 

She asked herself, “do I want to stay on this cycle or do I want a real change?” 

Since working together, Starlett came to the realization that she is worthy and valuable just as she is - without any external validation.

She also respects that this is a journey and is still using the tools to be more compassionate and accepting of her whole self.

One breakthrough moment she had was when she looked in the mirror and she says, “I looked at myself and said I’m worthy and valuable just as I am. The best part is that I believed it. I can feel the change inside of me and I genuinely believe it…It feels amazing”

She says, “I’m worthy of the same grace I give my daughter. Yes, my body has changed but my worth and value haven’t. I just needed to see that. Now, I can see me for me without all these other things that used to define me.”
 
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist

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Direct download: 246_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant, authors of Reclaiming Body Trust and founders of the Center for Body Trust. We talk about how to overcome the challenges around trusting your body and how to navigate body grief that may arise as you step away from dieting.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/244

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In this episode, I talk about:
- The importance of trusting your discernment and how it’s a place of experimentation,

- Why people feel like they’re flailing while doing body trust work and their response to people who think they’re doing it wrong,
- That body trust is a birthright and it was taken from you, but you can get it back,
- Advice for navigating the loss of privilege associated with living in a fat body,
- How grief gives permission to acknowledge that something is hard,
- Why they prefer the phrase “attuned self-care,” and what it means,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 244_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m talking about overcoming mirror-checking and mirror avoidance. I also talk about why mirror-checking is often a hidden substitute for the scale, whether you should take a break from mirrors, and when it’s appropriate to use mirrors to heal body image, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/243

 

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In this episode, I talk about:
- How mirror-checking is a hidden form of checking body size,
- That it is often done unconsciously, without understanding its impact,
- Four questions to ask yourself to assess if mirror-checking is problematic for you,
- Why completely avoiding mirrors can also be problematic,
- That we want to drop the expectation of loving our bodies and aim for neutrality,
- How we’ve been conditioned to value our worth based on how we look,
- Plus so much more!
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Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m talking about why you need to stop weighing yourself or any form of tracking your body size or food/movement. I also talk about five reasons why scales and tracking devices make our body image worse, and why it’s important to ditch them, as part of the Body Image Series.

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Show notes: summerinnanen.com/242
In this episode, I talk about:
- What my Instagram audience said about their relationship to scales and tracking devices,
- How this kind of tracking becomes an addiction,
- My story with the scale and tracking devices,
- That it is nearly impossible to have a good relationship with food or movement when our weight is involved in those decisions,
- Why calorie counting is useless information,
- Six reasons it’s important to ditch scales and tracking devices,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 242_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m taking a deep dive into Superwoman syndrome - if you struggle with trying to do it all and be it all, then you won’t want to miss this. I talk about what it is, 6 ways to identify whether you have it, how this impacts your body image, and 10 ways to break free, as part of the Body Image Series.
 
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Show notes: summerinnanen.com/241
In this episode, I talk about:
- That attempting to do too much is putting others’ needs ahead of our own,
- Why this is not an individual defect, it’s rooted in our culture and is a social justice issue,
- That most often our purpose and values are not aligned with the expectations we are putting on ourselves,
- How having the perfect body and/or loving your body is a big part of Superwoman syndrome,
- That when we’re burnt out, we’re going to be much more critical on our bodies,
- Your free worksheet – 10 ways to reject Superwoman syndrome,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 241_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This is the season 8 premiere of Eat the Rules, and I’m talking about how I feel after my hysterectomy and how my recovery from surgery + a social media break reminded me of what it was like when I first quit dieting. I also talk about the challenges of being on social media these days and give you a rundown of my fav episodes of this podcast to go back to listen to.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/240
In this episode, I talk about:
- An update of how my hysterectomy for adenomyosis went and what helped me heal,
- How you don’t realize how hard something is on your body until it’s gone,
- The parallels between my recovery and recovering from dieting,
- How incredible it felt to take a social media break and the challenges of being a creator on social media these days,
- What to expect from this season of the show,
- My most popular episodes that you can check-out if you’re newer to this podcast,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 240_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about how to stop caring so much about what other people think (overcoming fear of judgment). Specifically, why we are so afraid of judgment, what this can teach us about ourselves and 7 ways to work through the fear of what other people are thinking, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/239
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why we fear judgment and how this is ingrained in us,

- What these fears can teach us about ourselves,
- Why understanding the source of our fear of what others think is integral to healing self-worth,
- 7 ways to overcome fear of judgment,
- Your free worksheet - 5 Ways to Navigate Social Situations When Feeling Self-Conscious,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 239_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about how to overcome comparisons. Specifically, why we compare, why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome, and 8 actions to take to help you stop comparing, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/238
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why we compare and why it’s not our fault,

- The main belief that drives us to compare,
- Why comparisons are one of the hardest things to overcome,
- 8 actions to take to stop comparing,
- Your free worksheet - 6 Ways We’ve Been Conditioned to Compare,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 238_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams and I are together reflecting on our first time teaching the Body Image Coach Certification program. We share what we enjoyed most about teaching professionals, our favourite aspects of the program, and catch up with some of our students to share their experience.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/237
In this episode, we talk about:
- Danni “Amapoundcake” Adams is back and we’re doing a brief recap on what it was like teaching our first cohort of the Body Image Coach Certification program,
- What it’s like training professionals now that we’ve completed our first cohort,
- What we enjoyed most about the training,
- The key components of our program that we feel make a huge difference to a professional’s skillset,
- Interviews with 3 participants to talk about what they learned and how this benefitted how they support clients.
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 237_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about breaking the attachment to the thin ideal. Specifically, why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal and how to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the pursuit of thinness, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/236
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why it’s so hard to break the attachment to the thin ideal,
- Why no one should feel ashamed for wanting to lose weight,
- Why breaking the attachment to the thin ideal is a crucial part of body acceptance work,
- How to identify and work through the fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal,
- The 5 main fears that keep us hooked on the thin ideal and diet mentality,
- Your free worksheet - Goodbye Diet Culture - 5 prompts to help you break up with diet culture for good,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 236_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about what gets in the way of believing that we’re good enough, how to build self-worth, and why it’s so damn important towards knowing you’re good enough as you are, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/235
In this episode, I talk about:
- What gets in the way of feeling good enough,

- How our “shoulds” feed the belief that we’re not good enough,
- What is self-worth and why it’s so damn important for you to feel good enough,
- The difference between confidence and self-worth,
- How perfectionism influences our self-worth,
- 8 components to build self-worth, 
- Your free worksheet - 10 Powerful Ways To Reinforce That You’re Good Enough.
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 235_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about the relationship between our body image and our ability to eat intuitively, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/234
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why body dissatisfaction drives the diet mentality,
- Why accepting our bodies doesn’t mean giving up,
- 5 ways that body image work will facilitate healing your relationship with food,
- What it means to “trust yourself” around food and how to overcome that hurdle if you feel like you just can’t,
- Your free worksheet - Eat Like A Grown-Ass Adult - 4 prompts to inspire you to live your life without diets,
- Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 234_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this best of episode, I’m talking about the biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body and how to feel better in your body both mentally and physically, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/233
In this episode, I talk about:
- The body image series of podcast episodes I’m going to be doing,
- Why I intertwine the words self-worth and body image,
- The biggest mistake we make when trying to feel better in our body,
- The one question to ask yourself when working on feeling better in your body,
- 7 ways to feel better in your body mentally,
- How to feel better in your body physically,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 233_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m running solo giving you a bit of a personal update as to what’s been going on in my life over the past few months, including a diagnosis with Adenomyosis and the horrible anxiety I experienced as a result of my IUD.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/232
In this episode, I talk about:
- How I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis this year,
- The ways that I manage the pain,
- Why I got a IUD to help and the side effects I experienced,
- How I experienced horrible anxiety as a result of the IUD,
- What I’ve done to treat it and heal moving forward,
- What to expect from this podcast through the summertime,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 232_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m running solo talking about how to navigate alcohol and intuitive eating. I talk about the two differences between alcohol and food when it comes to intuitive eating, how to assess what you want your relationship with alcohol to look like, and what to do if you feel guilty when you drink.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/231
In this episode, I talk about:
- A different way to think of what it means to have a drinking problem,

- That there is a high correlation between eating disorders and substance abuse,
- How alcohol is not the same as food,
- Questions to ask yourself to define your relationship with alcohol,
- How many of our internal compasses or value systems actually stem from diet culture,
- The different ways you can interpret feelings of guilt,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 231_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m running solo ranting about the 5 reasons why eating in moderation is useless advice. I also explore what moderation means, how this phrase is actually just dieting disguised, and questions to ask yourself when you’re about to eat.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/230
In this episode, I talk about:
- How this is framed as not a diet, but is actually code for dieting,
- That moderation is up for interpretation, but usually lines up to rules and limitations,
- How fitness and health professionals use this language to avoid talking about dieting,
- That not honouring our needs ignores our satiety,
- How anti-fat bias and fatphobia mess up the way we think about food,
- How this advice often backfires,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 230_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Marie-Pier Pitre-D’Iorio, RD, answering lots of your questions on how to find food freedom. You don’t want to miss this one as we talk about why giving yourself permission with food isn’t always enough, how to get past that place where you feel like you’re eating things that don’t make you feel good, how to overcome the diet mentality and scarcity mindset, the importance of satiety, and so much more.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/229
In this episode, we talk about:
- Why giving yourself permission to eat all the foods isn’t enough to have a good relationship with food,

- The difference between eating without restrictions and actual food freedom,
- The importance of curiosity over judgement,
- How to create body safeness with food,
- How body image and food freedom go hand in hand,
- Tips for checking-in on your hunger and satiety,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 229_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m joined by Emma Wright talking about how to end the struggles and mealtime battles that happen with kids. She talks about how the pressure to have kids eat and look a certain way sets parents up for feelings of frustration at mealtimes and kids not knowing how to trust their bodies. She also explores how to teach kids body autonomy so they learn to eat intuitively and create an environment where eating feels easier.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/228
In this episode, we talk about:
- What changed Emma’s thinking in relation to food and diets, and how this shift opened up space in her mind for other things,
- How good intentions are no match for diet culture,
- The deep sense of failure that parents internalize and how it steals the joy from their family life,
- How this parental pressure leaves kids confused and mistrusting their own bodies and hunger cues,
- The importance of getting out of the way and allowing our children to make mistakes and figure things out on their own,
- How all of this applies to adults, as well as kids,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 228_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

We know diets don’t work, but what if you need to lose weight for health/mobility? What about conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea? Vinny Welsby and I talk about that today in our last Death to Diets episode and also share the two reasons why you may choose to go on a diet or intentionally lose weight.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/227
In this episode, we talk about:
- Some of the reasons people feel they need to lose weight,
- The importance of creating your own personal definition of health,
- That we don’t have as much control over our health as diet and wellness culture would like us to believe,
- How to look at health in terms of what you can add, instead of what you should take away,
- The huge problem in the medical industry that makes some people need to lose weight in order to receive care,
- The lies told to us about infertility, joint issues, diabetes, and many other medical concerns,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 227_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

The Biggest Loser, Friends, and Bridget Jones have a LOT to answer to when it comes to body image! In the fifth episode of Death to Diets, Vinny Welsby and I are talking about the tv shows and movies that did a number on our self-esteem. Have things gotten better recently or is it the same old BS, and were there ANY good shows from the ’00s that helped with body image?
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/226
In this episode, we talk about:
- How representations in pop culture fed into the belief that you have to be thin to be worthy,

- That these shows often included other problematic things, including transphobia and racism,
- How these shows fed into the idea that fat people need to be saved,
- The shows that have had a good impact on body image,
- That even on shows with better body diversity, they’re always still model-types,
- That the standards have continued to morph and now these shows and movies make things like lip fillers and Botox feel like the norm,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 226_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

We are exploring whether food is toxic and challenging the notion of food addiction in this rebroadcast of the Death To Diets mini-series. We also look at the new Jonathan Van Ness show called Getting Curious where they answered the question “Why Do I Love Snacks So Much?” Instead of a delightful foray into the wonderful world of snacks, this episode took a dark turn into debunked science from 1996, fatphobia, and food shaming. Fun! Vinny Welsby and I break down the BS around it and other “toxic” food myths.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/225
In this episode, we talk about:
- How food shaming and fatphobia is disguised as health in popular culture,

- That chemicals in food does not mean it’s toxic or bad for you,
- That sugar and food addiction doesn’t exist and how restriction makes people think they are addicted,
- That there are no morally superior foods, but our culture’s obsession with losing weight makes us think there are,
- How altering the BMI was used to support fatphobic statistics,
- That there’s still a lot of fear and misinformation around food and eating,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 225_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I am back with Vinny with episode 3 of Death to Diets and we are talking about before and after pictures. We talk about what we think about weight loss before and after pictures and our own experiences with them. And what about “body positive” before and afters, showing people who used to be thin and in diet hell and now heavier but at peace, are they good, bad, or something else? Join us for another incredible episode of Death to Diets!
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/224
In this episode, we talk about:
- Our past experiences and perspectives on before and after pictures and how our thinking has evolved,

- That an “after” picture is just a moment in someone’s life,
- The shame that comes with not being able to maintain the image of an “after” picture,
- Our thoughts on reverse before and after pictures,
- That you can show yourself having joy in your body without posting a comparison picture,
- The ways in which straight-sized bodies are often centered in the conversation about body positivity,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 224_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I am back with Vinny with episode 2 of Death to Diets and we are talking all about extreme diets. Vinny and I have picked our most "favourite" new diets on the market and we talk about why they are fucked up and won't work and are just ridiculous to the max. One diet even says you MUST read a non-fiction book every day, no other genre...say what?! Join us as we ridicule how anyone can pull something out of their ass and call it a diet.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/223
In this episode, we talk about:
- How many diets mimic eating disorders,

- That diabetes monitoring tools have been co-opted by diet culture, without evidence that it helps with weight loss,
- That there is not a single scientific study that proves dieting works,
- That the diet business doesn’t tackle the actual things that impact health,
- How diet companies manipulate their data to show success,
- Some of the ridiculous diets we’ve tried in the past,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 223_episode.mp3
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We’ve got something a little different for you this week…Death To Diets is a candid, honest chat led by professional body image coach Summer Innanen and world-leading expert on dismantling fatphobia and diet culture, Vinny Welsby. Together, they invite listeners to join them in conversation as they share their topical takes and empowering insights on body image. This week, they're sharing tips on setting boundaries and how to respond to diet talk during the holiday season.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/222
In this episode, we talk about:
- An overview of our stance on diets and fatphobia,
- That we sometimes have to let go of the idea that we can change people’s minds,
- The importance of having empathy for your past self and people still caught up in diet culture,
- Vinny’s formula for dealing with fatphobia,
- The Fierce Fatty JABB technique for setting boundaries,
- How boundaries can be a gift to the other person,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 222_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by Amapoundcake, and we are announcing our Body Image Coach Certification Program. We talk about what body image coaching is, how we help people and practitioners, the issues with the current state of coaching, and what the BICC program entails.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/221
In this episode, we talk about:
- Our vision for body image coaching,

- Who this certification program is for,
- That body image coaching is not therapy,
- That this is a cultural issue and it’s not the individual’s fault for having body image issues,
- Some of the topics covered in our program, including the history of Fatphobia, bias in coaching, and working with the client’s inner-critic,
- How self-care has been commodified and how to find what it really means for you,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 221_episode.mp3
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I’m joined by registered dieticians Glenys Oyston and Rebecca Scritchfield, talking all about diabetes and how to manage everything from pre-diabetes to diabetes from a health at every size perspective. We’re unpacking all the myths about diabetes, whether you need to be concerned if you are genetically predisposed, whether you need to cut carbs, and changes you can make to manage blood sugars without triggering the diet mentality.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/219
In this episode, we talk about:
- What inspired them to create the Self Care for Diabetes Program,

- That diabetes has an unknown etiology,
- Advice for someone whose doctor has recommended weight loss because of a diabetes diagnosis,
- How dieting doesn’t make diabetes go away,
- How they encourage self-discovery and experimentation, instead of the typical limitations or restrictions,
- The importance of decreasing the shame of diagnosis,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 219_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Alexis Conason, clinical psychologist, eating disorder specialist, and author of The Diet-Free Revolution, unpacking everything that the research says about weight loss. Is it possible to lose weight in the long-term? What do you need to do to achieve that? Plus, how learning to eat more mindfully (in a non-diet way) can help you to become a more intuitive eater.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/218
In this episode, we talk about:
- That long term weight loss and maintenance is extremely rare, and the industry knows it,
- How researchers have used examples of people with eating disorders as lessons for weight loss,
- That in the rare instances when people sustain weight loss long term, it’s often not in a healthy way,
- A study on contestants from The Biggest Loser, and why we never see a follow-up episode of this show,
- That health is not determined by weight and that most of what impacts health is out of our control,
- How mindfulness can shift the way we see ourselves and how we interact with the world,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 218_episode.mp3
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I’m revisiting a classic episode which is an epic guide to how diets work and fail us, what dieting does to our body, how to recognize the diet mentality and heal from it, and so much more.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/217
In this episode, we talk about:
- What the diet cycle looks like and why it leads to binging, emotional eating, and "cheating,"
- How it contributes to worsening self-worth and body image,
- The side effects and negative ramifications of dieting,
- Myths about health and weight,
- How to end the restrict-binge cycle,
- The most important pieces of the puzzle that need to be addressed when learning to eat normally,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 217_episode.mp3
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I’m responding to the question “Will accepting my body make me unhealthy?” I also explore how our culture has made us believe that being thinner is the only way to be healthy, and why health is multi-faceted, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/216
In this episode, I talk about:
- How we’ve lost touch of what is good for us in the pursuit of weight loss by blending weight and health together,
- How the anti-diet message often gets interpreted as being anti-health, when it’s about finding what’s best for your body and doing things from a place of self-care,
- Why this message actually makes us more stressed and results in a poorer body image,
- What the research says about body image and health,
- How health is improved by behaviours, not outcomes,
- How having a positive body image leads to a higher likelihood of engaging in health promoting behaviours,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 216_episode.mp3
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I’m talking all about confidence - what it is, how to get it and 5 tips to help you gain more confidence, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/215
In this episode, we talk about:
- What it does and doesn’t mean to be confident,

- The relationship between body image, confidence, and compassion,
- That compassion is the engine that fuels our confidence,
- What it takes to gain more confidence,
- 5 things that get in the way of us being confident and what to do differently,
- How experiencing failure and rejection builds confidence,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 215_episode.mp3
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I’m talking all about body neutrality - what it is and isn’t, what it looks like in real life, the stages people go through to get there, and the key elements to getting body neutral, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/214
In this episode, we talk about:
- How I like to reframe body neutrality as a way to get more joy out of life,

- How it allows you to make decisions based on what’s best for you, instead of the best way to lose weight,
- That everyone’s journey is different and that we have to meet ourselves where we’re at,
- That the core of this work is knowing who you are and your value outside of how you look,
- The importance of challenging the beliefs you have and developing beliefs that support unconditional support and love for yourself,
- How embodiment and body neutrality go together,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 214_episode.mp3
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I’m going on a bit of a rant about the mainstream messages about “love your body” and “body positivity,” and then I take a deep dive into what we might really want and mean when we talk about loving our body, as part of the Body Image Series.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/213
In this episode, we talk about:
- How my clients often react negatively to this language and why the pressure for body positivity can result in doubling down on shame,

- What I found when looking up these phrases' hashtags, how they’ve been co-opted, and some of the better hashtags to follow that haven’t been co-opted in the same way,
- Why we need more representation without explanation or justification,
- How body neutrality takes the focus away from the need to feel a certain way about your body,
- That we often imagine looking at ourselves and judging ourselves through the male-gaze and society’s beauty standards,
- The freedom of not caring how you look and the impact it can have on your life,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/213
Direct download: 213_episode.mp3
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In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire…
These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look.
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist
Shownotes: summerinnanen.com/212

Direct download: 212_part2_episode.mp3
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In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire…
These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look.
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist
Shownotes: summerinnanen.com/212

Direct download: 212_part1_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m with Jenna Jozefowski, certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor, as well as yoga teacher, dance teacher, and semi-retired professional dancer. We talk about how to approach body positive strength training, why not all movement needs to be joyful, how to know what fitness advice is meant for you, and other red flags to look for when seeking out fitness support.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/211
In this episode, we talk about:
- How Jenna helps people strength train without a side of diet-culture,

- How fitness and movement should enhance your life, not take it over,
- Why many people feel like they’re doing joyful movement wrong and how it can be a hard standard to live up to,
- Advice for finding the right movement for your body,
- Some of the red flags to watch out for when choosing a trainer,
- Advice for someone looking to get into strength training,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 211_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Alicia Ferguson and Paris Alexandra of BK Yoga Club, the first Black women owned body positive yoga studio in the US. We’re talking about how yoga helped them cultivate a better relationship with their bodies, how it can be used to practice compassion and acceptance, why they saw a need for a body positive yoga studio, and how they are doing things differently.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/210
In this episode, we talk about:
- Their relationships to their bodies growing up and how it led to the work they do now,

- Their work towards creating inclusivity in the wellness industry and centering Black and brown women,
- How they remove the influence of diet culture from their studio,
- The importance of meeting people where they’re at, instead of making decision for them,
- How the philosophies of yoga can help facilitate a better relationship with the body,
- Advice for someone looking to start a yoga practice,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 210_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Michelle Vina-Baltsas, professionally trained coach and certified intuitive eating counselor. We’re talking about intuitive movement – what it is, how to overcome exercise resistance, the importance of movement as we age, and how to get started with intuitive movement in mid-life.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/209
In this episode, we talk about:
- The evolution of Michelle’s relationship with movement,

- Exercise resistance – what it is and how it manifests,
- How to work through the grief of your body changing as you age,
- How everything we do is some type of movement and it all makes a difference,
- The magical question to ask yourself so you know that your movement is intuitively based, and not driven by diet culture,
- The myth of 10,000 steps a day,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 209_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Jenna Doak, co-owner and head trainer at Body Positive Fitness. We’re talking about why she started Body Positive Fitness, her journey away from toxic fitness culture, and how to get over all or nothing thinking to help you have a better relationship to movement.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/208
In this episode, we talk about:
-  The challenge of getting out of the normalized toxic behaviours while still working in the fitness industry,

- The joy of training and moving without an end goal of losing a certain amount of weight,
- How she removes shame from her practice,
- That there are so many ways to move your body, it doesn’t need to be something you hate or dread, it should be something that’s fun for you,
- How she handles goal-setting with her clients,
- Advice for someone who wants to go to a trainer, but is nervous about gyms and being entrenched in diet culture,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/208
Direct download: 208_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another instalment of the movement series where I’m joined by Steph Dykstra ­– creative director and martial arts coach at Iron Lion Training. She is talking about her relationship with her body through various sports, including boxing and powerlifting, how movement can be an outlet for emotions, and how her facility leads with inclusivity.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/207
In this episode, I talk about:
- How Steph’s journey helped her see what sort of space she ultimately wanted to create,

- The continued pressure she felt to be smaller in the fitness world and the consistent work involved to have a healthy mindset when competing,
- Advice for people who are working to change their relationship to movement,
- Tips for overcoming the all or nothing mentality,
- How to move away from esthetic based goals and how to use the five whys,\
- What an inclusive space actually looks like,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/207
Direct download: 207_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: This is another segment in the movement series, a series of episodes to help you change your relationship to movement. In this episode I’m giving you 8 steps to take to heal your relationship with movement.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/206
In this episode, I talk about:
- How movement is not an obligation and there’s no morality associated with it,

- A question to ask yourself to stop letting your weight dictate your movement choices,
- The importance of listening to what your body needs and not the “shoulds,”
- How to define what you really want out of movement,
- How acceptance is not about letting yourself go or giving up,
- The impact of your environment on healing your relationship with movement,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 206_episode.mp3
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Movement Series: I’m kicking off the movement series, talking about my history with exercise, when you might need to take time off, why we need to move away from black and white thinking, and how I navigate my relationship with movement now.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/205
In this episode, I talk about:
- Why I distinguish between exercise and movement,

- How you can end up taking any kind of movement too far,
- That not all bodies are predisposed to look a certain way and no amount of exercise can change that,
- How it’s totally normal to want to lose weight in our society, what we don’t want is for that desire to be dictating our decisions and actions,
- Some warning signs for when you might need to take some time off,
- How there are so many other forms of movement that aren’t intense, and we need to stop thinking that only certain types of movement count,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 205_episode.mp3
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This is the season 7 premiere of the podcast. I’m giving you a personal update on these past couple months off, what to expect from this season, some highlights from past seasons to check out if you’re newer to this show, and talking about how MLM’s are like diet culture.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/203
In this episode, I talk about:
-   How incredible it felt to take a social media break and how it helped my creativity,
-   How we don’t talk enough about the challenges of being a person living with a uterus,
-   The parallels between MLM’s and diet culture, including the false sense of feminism and belonging, and the small numbers of success,
-   What Noom is, and how it’s just a diet and sets people up to fail in the same way as other diet programs,
-   The results from my Instagram survey and how they will help shape this season,
-   My most popular episodes that you can check-out if you’re newer to this podcast,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/203

Direct download: 203_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Dr. Megan Stubbs, EdD, a sexologist, relationships expert, body image specialist, and author of Playing Without a Partner. We’re talking about why you are powerful on your own, how to enjoy being single, how we learned about relationships and sexuality wrongly through our culture, why virginity is a social construct, how to connect with your body’s needs and desires, and why vulva diversity is real.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/202
In this episode, we chat about:
- How body image plays a huge role in how you live your day to day life,
- How media makes us feel like we’re not complete without a partner,
- Some of the things Megan loves about being single,
- Why virginity is a social construct and how it’s not the same for men and women,
- The mixed messaging on female sexuality,
- Recommendations for someone who feels disconnected from sexual pleasure in their body,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/202

Direct download: 202_episode.mp3
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I’m interviewing Savala Nolan, author of Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body. We’re talking about Savala’s story of growing up Black, Mexican, and white, and thin and fat, how she navigated these intersections, and always feeling like she was “in-between.” We also talk about how our culture glorifies violence against women, how she’s trying to teach her daughter about race and gender, and what it was like to discover her lineage and ties to chattel slavery.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/201
In this episode, we chat about:
- What inspired Savala to write her book: Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body,

- How dieting can be passed down through generations,
- How letting go of fitting in to one of the categories that our culture has built can allow you to come home to yourself,
- Her experience learning about her family history and the challenging feelings that came out of it,
- That when you have a body that is fundamentally marginalized by your community, whatever privilege you can eke out is not as strong as it would be for someone who is not in a marginalized body,
- How Savala is teaching her daughter about her identity and her body,
Plus so much more!
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Direct download: 201_episode.mp3
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This is episode 200 and I’m sharing 10 lessons I’ve learned over the past 7 years of being a podcaster and coach. I talk about how I’m really sensitive, what I truly value, how motherhood has opened me up, and stories from the podcast.
Show notes: summerinnanen.com/200
In this episode, I talk about:
- Where the idea for Eat the Rules came from and how it started,
- How I learned to tend to the part of me that feels the need to be liked and validated,
- The importance of unhooking from praise and criticism,
- How my values give me a roadmap on how I want to live my life,
- The importance of learning to feel things deeply,
- How much my community (including you!) means to me,
Plus so much more!
Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/200

Direct download: 200_episode.mp3
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In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire…
These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look.
You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist
 
Direct download: 199_p2_episode.mp3
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In this special 2-part episode I’m speaking to 4 incredible untamed women who will set you on fire…

These are 4 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look.

You, On Fire is the online group coaching program that gives you a step-by-step way of building up self-worth beyond your jean size with personalized coaching from me and lifetime access to the program—so you can break out of the diet culture cage, get free from body shame and live your fiery, free, untamed life.
Go here to get all the details and get on the waitlist for the upcoming cycle: summerinnanen.com/youonfirewaitlist
Direct download: 199_p1_episode.mp3
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