Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen (Health)
#81: Balancing Sensitivity & Autonomy with Rachel Cole

I chat Rachel Cole – certified life coach and women’s empowerment expert - on how to balance being a sensitive individual with autonomy and authenticity, the subtle ways we give our power away and how to reclaim body sovereignty. In this episode, we chat about: Rachel’s history with an eating disorder and how she reclaimed a deep sense of trust with her body. The deep hungers that create our tumultuous relationship with food and the important questions to ask ourselves to break free. Why so many of us are walking around disconnected and untrusting of our bodies. What it means to be a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), including the gifts, challenges and unique self-care requirements. How to balance being a sensitive individual, while demanding autonomy and being authentic. What to do if we’re ashamed of our sensitivity and feel guilt for advocating for our needs. The difference between body submission and body sovereignty and the sneak ways we give our power away. How to reclaim your body sovereignty. Plus so much more!

Direct download: 81_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Rebecca Scritchfield – Registered Dietician and author of Body Kindness – about how to tend to your health without triggering the dieting mindset, what the process of diet recovery looks like and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the book Body Kindness – what it’s about and who it’s for • What the process of diet recovery looks like and why it’s a not a one-size-fits-all approach • How to leave dieting rules behind without feeling like you are completely out of control • Why intuitive eating can become a diet and how to overcome that in order to be a “normal” eater • Why Oprah’s collaboration with Weight Watchers is oppressive to women • Why restrictive diets that go under the guise of “health” are damaging to your relationship with food and completely unnecessary • How to overcome the good/bad paradigm as it relates to thinking about food • How to incorporate more healthful things into your life without triggering the dieting mentality • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_80_Rebecca_Scritchfield.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I give you an epic guide to body image and body positivity with tons of theory on the most important concepts, including the societal and psychological factors that construct our body image, the importance of looking at self-worth, a description of the popular terminology and what the body positivity movement is all about. In this episode, I talk about: • What is your body image and what are symptoms of a poor body image • The relationship between beauty standards and body image. • The social and psychological factors that contribute to the way we feel about our bodies • What it means to have a positive body image and busting some common myths • The different stages we go through in order get to a place where we feel comfortable in our skin • An abbreviated summary of popular terminology in the body positive /anti-diet community, including, diet culture, health at every size (HAES), thin privilege and fatphobia • Body positivity 101 – what the movement is all about and why it’s so much more than half-naked selfies • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_79_BoPo_101.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Krista Niles – Therapist and Body-Positive Dating Coach – on how to navigate dating at any size, the best ways to meet new potential partners and why you don’t need to wait until you “love yourself first.” {IMAGE GOES HERE} In this episode, we chat about: • What prompted Krista to create the Curvy Cupid Course and help women with their dating and relationships • Where to even begin with dating if you’re inexperienced or have been out of the dating scene for a while • How dating norms have changed over the years • What to do if body insecurity gets in the way of you putting yourself out there and meeting new potential partners • How to initiate meaningful discussion to get to know new people • Krista’s recommended sites to use for online dating and why she recommends them • Alternative ways to meet people outside of online dating • How to filter out jerks, fat haters and people with weird fetishes • Why you don’t need to “love yourself first” • Can you teach someone about body positivity and is it worth your time pursuing a relationship where the person isn’t “woke” yet • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_78_Krista_Niles.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Virgie Tovar – Author, Speaker and Activist – on the roots of diet culture, the relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, the role of internalized sexism as it relates to self-worth and so much more. In this episode, we chat about: • How Virgie got into fat activism and feminism and how it saved her life • The experiences and women who inspired her to write the book Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and create Babecamp • The history of diet culture and it’s relationship to sexuality and morality • The relationship between weight-loss culture and social oppressions, such as sexism, racism and classism • What the normalization of dieting behavior looks like in our society • Dieting as a language and the symbolism of and what it means to people • Diet culture in the workplace and how to deal with co-workers who are invested in it • How feelings of inferiority are often at the root of our dieting and weight-focused behaviours • The relationship between inferiority and internalized sexism • Why dieting is addictive and difficult to abandon because of the drama and high it gives us • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_77_Virgie_Tovar.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Scarred Not Scared - With Michelle Elman

I chat with Michelle Elman – Board Certified Life Coach and creator of the Scarred Not Scared campaign – on her story of having gone through 15 surgeries before the age of 20, the problem with “healthy is the new skinny” and why health is not always a choice. In this episode, we chat about: • Michelle’s relationship to her body over the years having gone through various surgeries that left scars and how she learned to embrace her scars • How her experience with survivor’s guilt created shame and how sharing her story helped her heal • The importance of speaking about our stories to relieve shame • How to get comfortable and accept a changing body • Why body positivity is not necessarily what the mainstream makes it out to be • Why health is not always a choice and the problem with promoting “healthy as the new skinny” • What beautiful means and how Michelle’s perception of this has evolved over the years • How we can make the body positive movement more inclusive • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_76_Michelle_Elman.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and talk about setting intentions, giving you 7 questions to ask yourself when you’re craving change. As well as, what to expect from season 3. In this episode, I chat about: • Why I put FRR on hiatus and what to expect from season 3 • Why I don’t like resolutions and cringe at the word “goals” • How I set intentions for myself when I’m craving change • 7 questions to ask yourself to set a powerful intention • Why this is the year of the Nasty woman for me

Direct download: FRR_75_Intentions.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Navigating Body Image With Chronic Illness - With Ivy Felicia

I chat with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert – on how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. In this episode, we chat about: • Ivy’s story of growing up in a larger body and suffering from PCOS • What is PCOS and how it impacted Ivy’s relationship with her body • Why she looks at “body love” as a relationship, like a marriage • How to choose peace with your body, even when there is frustration and resentment • How to navigate weight gain and be more comfortable in a bigger body • What Ivy suggests for women who have gained weight and are feeling physically and emotionally uncomfortable in their larger body • How to appreciate and accept your body if you are suffering from a chronic illness • How to make nutritional changes to support a health condition without triggering the diet mentality • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_74_-_Ivy_Felicia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Kaila Prints – motivational speaker, coach, dance teacher and drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body - on what it means to be “recovered enough,” the damaging messages of health culture and how to choose discovery. In this episode, we chat about: • Kaila’s story of recovering from an eating disorder to becoming a burlesque dancer • How burlesque dancing helped her discover who she really is • What it means to be “recovered enough” and why it’s important to recognize when you’re stuck here • What discovery is all about and why it’s so darn scary • Why body positivity is not all that glamorous in real life • All the details on Kaila’s new Discovery Not Recovery program • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_73_-_Kaila_Prins.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 2 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Chloe, Courtney, Erin, Cate and Emillea

Direct download: FRR_73_RYB_Spotlight_M.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Rock Your Body Spotlight Part 1

You know when you hear someone’s story and it inspires you to have hope that the same things are possible for you? In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I run solo and am catching up with some very special women in my life that I know are going to inspire you. This is part 1 of the Rock Your Body Spotlight Series. Here you’ll meet 5 different women who I had the honor of getting to know over the past few months as they did the Rock Your Body coaching program with me in March 2016. They have very different stories, with one thing in common – they hated their bodies and held a lot of anger and resentment towards themselves because of their self-image. I’m sharing their stories today because if anyone can inspire you to know that change is possible, it’s these women. They are just like you and today they stand here with an entirely new appreciation for themselves and outlook on life. Today, we meet Carolyn, Heather and Emily.

Direct download: FRR_72_RYB_Spotlight_1_M.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

“Normal” Eating - With Christy Harrison

I chat with Christy Harrison – Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Registered Dietician – on what it means to be a “normal” eater, how the transition from dieter to intuitive eater looks and the fallacies around food addiction. • How Christy developed an eating disorder in college and what was at the root of her sudden obsession with weight • What it was like for her to discover intuitive eating • Her experience studying dietetics at school and what she noticed about the way weight and health are taught and the implications on our health care system • What it means to be a “normal” eater • The different stages that people go through when they transition from “dieter” to “intuitive eater” • The physiological reason why we go through the “honeymoon” / eat-all-the-things phase when transitioning to intuitive eating • Why food addiction is not real and the fallacies around that • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_71_-_Christy_Harrison.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Fattitude - With Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman

I chat with Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman, the creators of the movie Fattitude – a documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking – on fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice. In this episode, we chat about: • The inspiration behind the movie Fattitude and why Lyndsey and Viri created it • Lyndsey and Viri’s personal experiences that led them to want to create this film • How diet culture and the beauty industry has co-opted “body positivity” for their capital gains • Whether weight loss and fat acceptance can go hand-in-hand • How the media’s representation of fat bodies perpetuates size discrimination • Why “health” is becoming the new guise for diet culture • The insidious ways fatphobia exists in our culture and why changing our language and words can contribute to it • What it means to have thin privilege and why it’s important to acknowledge that it exists • How you can support the film to bring it into film festivals and create cultural change • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_70_-_Fattitude.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Beat Binge Eating - Interview With Lydia Wente

On the show today is Lydia Wente – Lifestyle Coach and binge eating expert, author and vlogger – on her recovery from binge eating, the fallacies around food addiction and her unique approach to helping women overcome it. In this episode, we chat about: • How Lydia’s career as a weight loss coach led to her having an eating disorder and how she “came out” and gave that up to recover from it • How she stopped feeling “possessed” by food and totally out-of-control • The most common causes of binge eating • Her beliefs about “food addiction” • Why therapy is not always helpful for women with food issues • Why understanding our thoughts is critical to overcoming binge eating • Lydia’s 3 steps towards helping you manage binge eating • The importance of body image work in her recovery and how she helps other women • How humor has helped her manage her thoughts • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_69_Lydia_Wente.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

We’re baaaaack! In this second special episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I get back together to share the mic to talk about self-doubt, overcoming judgments and what confidence means to us. We chat about the Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 – it’s half-way sold out! Early Bird tickets are on until August 9th. • How self-doubt showed up for us in the past versus how it impacts us now • What self-doubt really is and how we both manage it • How we overcome and manage judgments and comparisons • How we approach confidence in our everyday lives • Our “Tony Robbins” inspirational speeches • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_68_Sarah__Summer.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt – Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and Eating Psychology Coach and founder of the award-winning blog and podcast Escape Diet Prison – on her recovery from an eating disorder and what you can do to let go of your desire to be thin and love your body as it is. In this episode, we chat about: • Anne-Sophie’s story of recovery from anorexia, including the hardest thing she had to do to recover • How she let go of “thinness” as her identity and discovered who she really is • The importance of body image work in having a good relationship with food • What her best recommendations are for feeling better in your body • What to do when it feels hopeless • What “loving your body” really means • What to do when you have a “bad body day” • Why there is no failing at loving your body • How she manages self-care as a single mom of a 2 year old • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_67_-_Anne-Sophie.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Sarah Knight – author of the national best-selling book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F – on how to stop spending time you don’t have, with people you don’t like, doing things you don’t want to do. In this episode, we chat about: • Sarah’s formula to stop giving your F's away to things that are wasting your time, energy and money • Why getting rid of F's helped Sarah to be more enlightened and how you can have that too • The two-step process to help you stop giving a F • How to stop giving a F without being an jerk • Is it selfish to not give a F? • Why no longer giving a F about having a bikini body was the best F Sarah stopped giving • How to get over the guilt, shame and anxiety that holds us back from saying no to people and things we don’t want to do • Why the most important thing to stop giving a F about is other people’s opinions • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_66_-_Sarah_Knight.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this special episode , fellow Body Image Coach, Sarah Vance, and I share the mic to talk about the messy middle part of our road to self-love. We also announce our Reclaim Retreat happening May 2017! In this episode, we chat about: • THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017 • The different phases we went through when we gave up dieting and started to work on body image • The messy middle part of the journey that often gets skipped over • Why it was SO hard to stop thinking about weight loss • Our individual interpretations of what it means to “love our body” • Did I mention THE RECLAIM RETREAT happening May 2017?!?!? • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_65_-_Sarah_and_Summer.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Veronica Grant – Dating Mindset Coach – on how to enjoy the process of dating, get comfortable with intimacy and attract the right partner. In this episode, we chat about: • Veronica’s 3 important steps to getting the relationship you desire • What you can do if your self-image holds you back from dating • Why you need to “date yourself” first and how to do that • How to overcome first date anxiety and feel comfortable • Why you shouldn’t buy a new dress before a date • How perfectionism gets in the way of finding the right partner and having a solid relationship • How you can become more intimate in your relationships • How to know when it’s time to leave a relationship • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_64_Veronica_Grant.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Anita Wing Lee – Transformational Life Coach and Award-Winning Speaker – on how listen to and trust your intuition, find you purpose in this life and get paid to travel. In this episode, we chat about: • How Anita traveled the world, gets paid to travel and how this helped her discover her purpose • You feel like there is something bigger for you in this life, but you don’t know how to find “it” or where to begin – Anita talks about how to do this • What it means to trust your intuition • Why intuitive eating goes wrong for a lot of people • Anita’s best tools for tapping into your intuition • A non-woo-woo version of what it means to live in the flow • How to make big changes in your life without being held back by fear • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_63_-_Anita_Wing_Lee.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Anastasia Amour – Body Image Educator, Self-Esteem Coach and author of Inside Out – on how to stop letting your weight dictate your worth, why feeling sexy is a state of mind and how she practices fearless body confidence. In this episode, we chat about: • Anastasia’s journey from being bullied as the “fat girl” growing up to a near-fatal 5 year battle with Anorexia to being the confident woman she is today • What the road to recovery looks like • How she got to know who she was at her core and started to express that • What loving your body really means and why our false expectations can hold us back • The role of toxic relationship in our body image • Why you can love your body and still have bad body days, plus how she manages those • How to move your body and eat more healthfully without going crazy • The importance of changing beliefs, especially those that are fatphobic • How to feel sexy from the inside out • Anastasia’s Instagram feed – why it’s one of my favorites to follow • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_62_-_Anastasia_Amour.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with one of my mentors, Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being – on how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. In this episode, we chat about: • How Tara’s work influenced my life and how I work with clients • What it means to “play big” and the different ways that we play small and don’t even realize it • The relationship between self-doubt and playing big and why we cannot eliminate self-doubt • Why women are socialized to be people pleasers and how that influences the way we show up in this world • Why body perfectionism is a common form of self-doubt and why it’s not really about your body • The limitations of being hooked on praise and criticism • How you can start to be less concerned with what other people think • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_61_Tara_Mohr.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Glenys Oyston – Registered Dietician, blogger and podcaster – brings the sass as we blow up the B.S around weight, health and dieting and why it’s so hard to let go of the seductive appeal of dieting. We chat about: • How Glenys overcame her battle with restrictive eating and discovered Health At Every Size • Why dieting is so seductive and hard to let go of • How to overcome the ramifications of dieting – a.k.a. “Diet PTSD” • Why looking at health through the lens of weight is B.S. • How to focus on health without being restrictive • Her experience working as a “fat dietician” who practices HAES • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_60_Glenys.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I chat with Patricia Colli – creator and editor of BeUtiful magazine – on why body image is a feminist issue and on whether posting semi-clothed selfies is objectifying or empowering. In this episode, we chat about: • Patricia’s journey towards body positivity • The purpose behind the magazine and what inspired her to start BeUtiful magazine • Our thoughts on how major corporations leverage body positivity for profit • Why body image is a feminist issue • Whether we’re doing an in justice to body positivity by showing our bodies on social media • Where is the line between objectification and empowerment? • What did we think of Amy Schumer’s response to being included in Glamour magazines “diverse” issue • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_59_Patricia_Colli_frr.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I chat with Noelle Tarr – non-dogmatic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and personal trainer – on how to set goals and redefine your relationship with fitness and health without going crazy. In this episode, we chat about: • Noelle’s journey from feeling unworthy in her body to feeling acceptance with who she is • How she shifted her frame of mind around fitness from aesthetics to capability • The signs to look for if you are overtraining and why rest is awesome • How to pursue health from a place of self-love without a dieting frame of mind • Your morality is not defined by your fitness choices • What to do if you struggle with the idea that “not dieting” means you’ll never eat healthy again • Why Noelle (and I) hate the word goal setting and what she suggests instead • A wicked rant on how to feel inspired to move your body if you’ve had a bad relationship with exercise in the past • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_57_-_Noelle_Tarr.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:08am EST

I chat with Theresa Larson – author of Warrior – on her struggle with bulimia while she was serving in the military and how she found the courage to ask for help and abandon the idea of “perfect”. In this episode, we chat about: • How Theresa battled with an eating disorder while doing service in the military and her road to recovery • What it was like to admit that she needed help – in the military environment - and how she found the courage to heal • How it felt when she was told to “suck it up” by the “Navy Shrink” • Why addiction to control was at the heart of Theresa’s eating disorder • How she was able to let go of that addiction and how she practices letting go of control • Why she felt it was important to share her story and how that’s been for her • How she continues to heal and manage perfectionism tendencies • What loving your body means to Theresa • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_57_-_Theresa_larson.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Healing Body Image Through Selfies - Interview With Vivienne McMaster

I chat with Vivienne McMaster – creator of Be Your Own Beloved, photographer and body image advocate – on how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos. In this episode, we chat about: • How Vivienne used photography to heal her body image and change her negative stories • How long it took Vivienne to start to see her body in a loving way through photography • What it really feels like to “love your body” and why there isn’t a “self-love” party at the end of it • Selfies are so much more than arm’s length photos • How to start seeing your photos through a loving and compassionate lens • What to do if you typically avoid photos or find them triggering • How to begin to love pieces of you where you normally direct hate • Are we really so much more than a body? • Simple ways for you to start embracing what you see in the photo and use selfies as a tool of healing on your body image journey • How to overcome fear around taking selfies and why they are not narcissistic • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_56_-_Vivienne.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we chat about: Where our need to compare comes from, Why it is one of the last things to disappear on your way to body love, The cultural influence on our need to compare, Why looking at comparisons from a broader social perspective helps us to unpack why they occur, Our evolutionary need to compare and corresponding emotional response, 9 steps you can take to end compare and despair today, Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_55_Comparisons.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

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

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

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

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

Reclaiming Fat - Interview With Chrystal Bougon

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

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

No Shame In Your Game - Interview With Team Nutrition Genius

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

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

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

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

I interview Chris Sandel – Nutritionist – on the physiology of the restrict-binge cycle, the fallacy of weight control and dieting and how to learn to trust your body again. In this episode, we chat about: • How Chris realized that his weight was not in his control and how that shaped his approach with working with clients • The physiology of the restrict-binge cycle and why we really can’t control our food • The fallacy around the amount of control we have over our weight • Why recovery from disordered eating and chronic dieting involves more than simply “eating normally” • Mental versus physical deprivation – knowing the difference and how to heal both • How to trust your body and what this process actually looks like • The importance of doing the inner work to heal your relationship with food • What is moderation and is it possible? • Are there some people who need to abstain from certain foods? • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_49_Chris.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Nyk Danu – yoga and meditation teacher – on how she’s making yoga accessible for all bodies, how yoga and meditation can help improve your body image and how to change the negative thoughts in your head. In this episode, we chat about: • On her journey from child model to body builder to body positive yoga instructor • How her personal experience with body changes prompted her mission to make yoga accessible for all bodies • How she came to a place of self-acceptance and focused on her health instead of her weight • The one thing you can do to change the negative thoughts in your head • The importance of questioning the messages we receive in order to bring awareness to where our thoughts come from • How the mainstream yoga industry does a disservice to body positivity • Why if you think yoga is not for you, you’re wrong and how you can get into it • Meditation for crazy people like me • Why it’s normal to not be able to stop your thoughts when you meditate! • Why getting in touch with your “witnessing consciousness” can help you become more compassionate • How the yoga industry can change to be more inclusive and how you can get involved • Why iyengar yoga might be a good place to start • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_48_Nyk_Danu.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:30am EST

In this episode, I run solo and use excerpts from my new book, Body Image Remix to talk about: What it means to have good body image, the different stages of loving your body, imperfection, being unapologetic, how to let go of what other people think and why our culture reinforces poor body image. Get the book for free at summerinnanen.com/freebook

Direct download: FRR_47_-_Body_Image_Remix.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Jennie Ormson – Clinical Social Worker – on why revisiting the stories of our past is an important way to uncover limiting beliefs and how to create a new legacy for yourself to have a good relationship with food and your body. In this episode, we chat about: • On why the cross-over of emotions, food and power is a lethal mix • The importance of discovering the role that food plays and where these relationships came from • Why guilt and shame are what keep you trapped in the diet cycle • Understanding where our beliefs came from in order to challenge them and change them • Why the victim mentality keeps us stuck and how to break free from that • Unraveling where our self-beliefs come from and how to rewire them • How to shift beliefs and turn that into new behaviors • How to build self-worth outside of food and appearance • Why it’s important to look outside the food and body bubble to get outside the food and body bubble • Why we’re born as intuitive eaters and we often lose this based on the beliefs we develop about food as kids….and how we can get it back!! • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_46_Jennie_O.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Katie Dalebout – speaker, life coach, author and blogger – on how to change your beliefs to build self-worth and trust using journaling, meditation and spirituality (in a non-woo-woo way!). In this episode, we chat about: • How Katie’s obsessing with “health” turned into an eating disorder and how she recovered from this • The thoughts she had to challenge and change in order to break her food and body obsession • How the addiction of compliments makes it hard to let go of our “thinner” body • How to cultivate a sense of worth and fulfillment that’s separate from the external things in our life • The importance of spirituality in her recovery • What “spirituality” really means and how to find it if you’re not religious • Why journaling is such an important tool to help you change your thoughts • All about Katie’s book “Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling” that comes out in the spring • Plus so much more!

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

I interview Ruby Roxx – plus size model and Editor In Chief of Beauty Mark Magazine – on how she courageously fought back against a very public body shaming incident, how she overcame the criticism and how to embrace who you are. We chat about: How Ruby entered into the world of modelling and how this helped boost her confidence, Ruby’s brave reaction to the recent public body shaming incident that included images of her, Her public response to the body shamers and why she chose to use gratitude to overcome it, Her advice on how to overcome the emotional pain of being criticized, Why loving your body is so important and what makes a woman beautiful, Ruby’s thoughts on the fashion industry, the word ‘plus-size’ and her favorite clothing lines (in the show notes below!), The one thing Ruby thinks all women should do to feel more confident, Ruby’s magazine – Beauty Mark – that is dedicated to self-love and body positivity, Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR44_Ruby_Roxx.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Maggie Quinn – co-owner of Strong Body Whole Heart and Integrative Coach Professional – on how our emotional blocks keep us stuck, embracing our dark parts to love yourself and what it means to be authentic. In this episode, we chat about: • Maggie’s story of how she overcame a 30+ year eating disorder • The importance of allowing yourself to dream and be loyal to your vision • Why loving yourself is about accepting everything about you, including the pieces you judge as dark • How to recognize and work through emotional blocks that keep you feeling stuck • How you can see negative experiences as gifts • Letting go of what other’s think • What it means to be authentic • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_43_-_Maggie_Quinn.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kate Callaghan – Holistic Nutritionist, Dietician, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach – on her struggles with body image and how to heal Hypothalamic Amenorrhea.  In this episode, we chat about: • Kate’s experience with exercise addiction, under-eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea • How she cultivated worth and rediscovered her identity outside of her appearance • Everything you need to know if you’ve lost your period – a.k.a. hypothalamic amenorrhea • What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea and what are the consequences and symptoms • What steps you can take to recover from hypothalamic amenorrhea • What the journey looks like to recover • Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_42_-_Kate_C.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Isabel is back! I interview Isabel Foxen Duke – Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert – on how diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle, overcoming shame around weight and what ‘normal’ eating is. We chat about: How Isabel went on her first diet at age 3 and never knew ‘normal’ eating. The role of social prejudice in her battle with food. Why diet culture perpetuates the diet-binge cycle. The 2 biggest misconceptions that fuel diet culture and make us crazy around food. Why exposing yourself to images of women with same and larger sizes than your own can actually help you shift your body image. What ‘normal’ eating actually is and why it has nothing to do with what you eat. PLUS exciting announcements about Stop Fighting Food and why you need to sign-up for these free videos!

 

 

Direct download: FRR_-_41_IFD.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Laura Jackson – co-founder of FIT CHICKS and one of Canada’s top fitness professionals – on how she overcame an eating disorder, the toxicity of the fitness industry and how she is working towards redefining fitness for women. In this episode, we chat about:Laura’s path to recovery from a 15 year battle with bulimia. The darkside of fitness competitions based on her experience as a competitor. What actually happened when Laura got the body she always dreamed of. How the fitness industry shames women by targeting their insecurities. How she puts the focus back on health, happiness and fitness with her FIT CHICKS programs. What to do if you feel too ashamed to go to a gym or group class. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_40_Laura_Fit_Chicks.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Be An Imperfectionist - Interview With Alen Standish

In this episode, I interview Alen Standish – writer and podcaster – on how he overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image to be a full time imperfectionist. In this episode, we chat about: How Alen overcame 15-20 years of binge eating and poor self-image. The role that perfectionism and shame played in his binge eating. His experience overcoming body image issues as a man and issues normally associated with women. How body image issues manifest differently in men. Why his relationship with food was never about the food and the specific tools that helped him get to the root of the issue. The role of meditation in Alen’s recovery. Letting go of your “give a care” to stop allowing other people’s perceptions rule your actions. The specific things you can do to end your war with perfectionism. All about Alen’s new podcast Inner Effort and how this platform will share people’s tactics on how they overcame various emotional struggles. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_39_Alen_Standish.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Kelly Boaz – Holistic Nutritionist, writer and speaker – on overcoming fear of shame, redefining success and weight and how she overcame her battle with anorexia. In this episode, we chat about: How Kelly recovered from her 17 year battle with anorexia and helps other women do the same.Why eating disorders are not simply an issue of poor body image and that this is often a symptom. How she manages nutrition without being obsessive and disordered with it.The best way to let go of food fears and break down the walls of restriction. Why community support was so important to Kelly’s recovery. Why we need to stop intertwining success and failure with weight loss and gain.PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_38_KellyBoaz_New.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Keri-Anne Livingstone – Certified Professional Coach, Impassioned Speaker and “Edu-tainer” – on radical self-acceptance, overcoming fear and how to be the truest version of ourselves. In this episode, we chat about: How Keri-Anne went through big life challenges to find joy.Why surrendering to our struggles can help us find gifts. What it means to Dare To Suck and how this intention can help you unlock your greatest potential. How to implement ‘Daring To Suck’ in your life to be fearless. How a simple mindset shift of ‘detaching yourself from the outcome’ can help you overcome self-doubt. Why paying attention to what lights you up is the first step towards finding the fulfillment you crave. How acknowledging and allowing all of the different parts of yourself to ‘admit their crap’ is integral to creating the emotional release needed to move forward. How to feel worthy to make the changes you want to have in your life. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_37_KeriAnne.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Julie Kelly – consultant at Nourish Balance Thrive and new mom – on the B.S. around ‘body after baby’, body image before and after baby and navigating self-care as a new mom. In this episode, we chat about: Why ‘body after baby’ is BS and harmful to women’s health and well-being. Julie’s thoughts on ‘mommy wars’ and the competitive pressures of being a new mom. Why you need to focus on recovery, not ‘losing the baby weight’. How to overcome body image concerns pre and post baby. How Julie managed her pregnancy and recovery as an athlete. The importance of stress management and self-care as a new mom. How Julie makes time for self-care given her busy schedule. Why hormonal testing is so important if you feel you are not getting better on your own. PLUS SO much more…

Direct download: FRR_36_Julie_Kelly.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Choosing Fulfillment Over Restriction - Interview With Tegan Westra

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Tegan Westra – Body Love Wellness Coach, EFT Practitioner and leader of the body love revolution – on how she overcame bulimia and created a fulfilling life outside of food and fitness.  In this episode, we chat about: How Tegan healed herself after a battle with bulimia as a teenager. How she had to rediscover herself and seek fulfillment in other areas of her life to cultivate a sense of peace with food. How you can create a life that is filled with joy. What is EFT and how it is something Tegan uses daily to release and overcome negative emotions. How EFT helps to release your emotional attachment from food. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_35_-_Tegan_Westra.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:07am EST

I interview Leanne Ellington – writer, mad scientist, storyteller and body image rebel – on how to tame the B in your head and drop the weapons of control that keep you trapped in body shame. In this episode, we chat about How Leanne learned to accept herself after years of abusing her body both physically and mentally. How food and our bodies are used as weapons of control, judgment and comparison. Why dropping these weapons of control is necessary for self-love. How to understand and tame that ‘B’ in your head. The role of the brain and nervous system as it relates to self-image and esteem. Why bringing our past into the present keeps us trapped in bad cycles. The importance of becoming your own “Mad Scientist” and inner pilot versus listening to what everyone else is telling you to do. How to ditch the shame associated with your food choices.

Direct download: FRR_34_LeanneE.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Annette Sloan – founder of (w)holehearted, health coach, speaker and yoga instructor – on how to instill a good relationship with food in your kids, body image for teens and why getting naked at a bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to self-love. In this episode, we chat about: How Annette overcame her damaging relationship with ‘health’ and owned her story. The 11 phases of nourishment and how knowing these phases can help to shift the actions you take to change your relationship with food. How to instill a good relationship with food in your children. What to do if you’ve had a disordered relationship with food and are afraid your children have learned some unhealthy ways of thinking about food. The types of conversations parents should be having with their children to promote body positivity. How parents can lead by example to promote a healthy body image in their daughters (and sons!). Why visiting a bathhouse with no clothes was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to body love.

 

Direct download: FRR_33_Annette_Sloan.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am EST

In this episode I interview Louise Androlia - Holistic Empowerment Coach, Artist, Tarot Reader and general Magic Maker - on the art of surrendering and letting go of control. We talk about: What it really means to let go of control. How this can benefit all areas of your life. How to start practicing letting go of control. How to reconnect to ourselves to embody self-love. Why lighting up our spirit is integral to building self-worth. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_31_LouiseAndrolia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode I chat with Lauren Schoenfeld - Registered Dietitian, writer and a woman I love - all about adrenal fatigue. What it is, the hidden causes and how to know if you have it. Why your 'healthy' diet might actually be making you less healthy. Why overtraining and undereating are often causes of adrenal fatigue. Why emotional health is equally important to overall healh. How to heal and recover from adrenal fatigue. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_30_Laura_Schoenfeld.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

The Fat Girl Food Squad is a blog and community aiming to provide a safe and positive environment for all bodies, while showcasing those who label and identify themselves as fat and endeavouring to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers that surround such a controversial three letter word. In this awesome episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I have the honour of interviewing Vanessa and Alex from the Fat Girl Food Squad - we chat about the word fat, body positivity, health at every size, how to step into your fears to be more confident and so much more!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Vanessa and Alex's journey into owning who they are and becoming part of the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • Why there is a need for the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • The word Fat - why we need to reclaim it and how you can start doing that
  • Why fat does not equal unhealthy and the ridiculous stereotypes that perpetuates this
  • What health at every size really means
  • Why there is a fat girl inside all of us
  • What confidence means to Vanessa and Alex
  • What to do if you feel like you need to hide yourself from this world
  • Vanessa and Alex's body positive rituals
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_29_FatGirlFoodSquad.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What it takes to be happier than a billionaire

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to a tropical paradise to spend your days enjoying a leisurely breakfast and walking on the beach? Then you don't wait to miss this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I interview Nadine Hays Pisani - author and former workaholic east coaster – on how she and her husband sold their possessions and moved to Costa Rica to spend their days swinging in a hammock. In this episode, we chat about:

  • Nadine's incredible story of how she and her husband became sick from the rat race and decided to sell all of their possessions and move to Costa Rica
  • What triggered her decision to make such a radical change
  • How she overcame fears and countless naysayers to make her dream come true
  • The specific moment that prompted her to make this change
  • What it was like to adjust to life in Costa Rica
  • How she adjusted her Type-A personality to fit with the pura vida lifestyle
  • The challenges and benefits of living in Costa Rica
  • How you can follow your dreams and get off the redundant treadmill of life
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_28_Nadine.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

I interview Shawn Stevenson - bestselling author, speaker and host of The Model Health Show – on both men's and women's body image issues. His perspective is incredible - you don't want to miss this episode! In this episode, we chat about:

  • Shawn's incredible story of recovering from a degenerative spine disease through food, movement, sleep and love
  • The doctrine of signatures as a template to finding foods to support and rebuild various aspects of ourselves
  • How we all have a female template and that when we become disconnected from this it reduces our compassion and well-being
  • The issues that men struggle with when it comes to body image and why this sources from comparison
  • How male representation in the media has evolved and become more unrealistic over the past decades
  • Is it more socially acceptable for men to have disordered eating behaviours?
  • Why the primal part of men's brains makes them desire women who appear more fertile - in other words, women with extra body fat
  • In other cultures being thicker is celebrated
  • There is nothing more attractive than valuing your uniqueness and owning your divine feminine
  • Why body fat is critical to proper hormonal function for women and why this is a broad and individual range for each woman
  • Why listening to your inner guiding system is the most important thing
  • How you can take action and live a life full of joy and self-love
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_27_Shawn.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

This week, we meet Mia - a coach, entrepreneur and single mom of 2 boys - who did Rock Your Body in May of last year. 

 

Direct download: FRR_26_RYB_Spotlight_Mia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Erin - a busy mom of 5 - who worked with me in the latter part of 2014. 

Direct download: FRR_25_RYB_Spotlight_Erin.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Welcome to the Rock Your Body Spotlight series! Where we meet three inspirational "Rockstars" and hear about their journey to food and body freedom. This week, we meet Celeste who did Rock Your Body in spring 2014 and regained her inner smile.

Direct download: FRR_24_RYB_Spotlight_Celeste.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Cyndi Springford - Certified Eating Psychology Coach, personal trainer and creator of the Love Your Body Project  – about building self-trust, exercise addiction and cultivating unconditional body acceptance. We talk about the most important exercises and books that helped Cyndi to overcome years of obsessive dieting and exercise and cultivate self-love. Why sitting with feelings is necessary to do the inner transformation that will give you long-lasting change. Why 'just eat real food' is not a healthy way to think about food. How to empower yourself to learn self-trust and eat without external cues, without being afraid you'll never stop eating ice cream. The importance of giving up control and focusing on the process rather than the outcome. How to know if you have an unhealthy relationship with exercise or exercise addiction. How to overcome exercise addiction. PLUS SO much more...

Direct download: FRR_23_Cyndi_Springford.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this fantastic episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, my friend Kaila Prins - health coach, blogger, tweeter, podcaster  – talks openly about her journey with an eating disorder and why choosing discovery not recovery is what helped her love the heck out of life, plus so much more! In this episode, we chat about: Kaila's journey from runner to clean eating body builder to vegan yogi to anorexic and back again and how she overcame her identity crisis to live the life she had desired all along. What it means to choose discovery not recovery to regain emotional health. Why our quest for validation prevents us from stepping into our own identity. How to discover a life and identity beyond food and fitness. How to change your mindset to eat what you want while managing food sensitivities. Why this idea that Paleo will make you 'effortlessly lean' is drives many women (and men!) into an unhealthy obsession with food. Why telling your story can sometimes be dangerous to our healing. PLUS SO much more...

Direct download: FRR_22_Kaila_Prins.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

In this must-listen-to episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Caitlin Constantine - writer, runner and triathlete  – talks about how women can build confidence, become self-actualized and move past impostor syndrome in a world where women are so often boiled down to their superficial beings. We chat about: How the portrayal of women in fitness has evolved in the last couple decades - progress or hindrance? Why a 'willingness to try' builds your intrinsic sense of confidence. Why having a network of supportive and positive people and being willing to 'fake it' are critical to helping you push past your limitations. How our culture enforces impostor syndrome in women and how this manifests in our self-image. Why comparison hinders our confidence and simple ways to overcome it. What Caitlin thinks it means to be feminine. Caitlin's favourite fitness magazines for women. And SO much more...

Direct download: FRR202120-20Caitlin.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Madelyn Moon – Holistic Health Coach, former fitness competitor, podcast host and blogger  – talks about how to overcome food fears, end food and diet obsession and be apologetically you. We chat about: How Madelyn broke free of food and exercise obsession after years as a fitness competitor. The simple exercise that helped her to break free of her obsession with being thinner. How to overcome food fears and trust yourself around food. Why being unapologetically you is the key to fostering self-love. Plus everything about Madelyn's AWESOME 4 Weeks To Body Freedom program starting January 19th (doors close on Jan 18th!!)

Direct download: FRR_20_Madelyn_Moon.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle RadioSteph Gaudreau - blogger, author, culinary mastermind, weightlifter and all around amazing – returns to the show to chat about the way women are portrayed in the strength world, how to eat to perform and her new book The Performance Paleo Cookbook. In this episode, we chat about: The mixed messages that we receive about strength leading to skinny, How Steph feels about the messaging that strong is the new skinny, How you can bust through your intimidations and get comfortable lifting weights, What foods most women lack in their diet that prevents them from getting stronger, How to know if you're eating enough to sustain your activity levels, When too much training starts to eat away at your health, Plus all about Steph's new cookbook “The Performance Paleo Cookbook" and so much more!

Direct download: FRR_20_Steph_Gaudreau.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio I interview Jenn Scalia of jennscalia.com - Jenn coaches smart, successful women on how to get clear on what they want, set boundaries and love themselves more. We talk all about how you can build confidence and self-efficacy, crush self-doubt and redefine selfishness to live the life you dream of.

Direct download: FRR_18_Jenn_Scalia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

Enjoy the holidays food-crazy free with Allison Nichols

In this episode, we chat about:How to listen to your inner body cues and cultivate forgiveness to enjoy the holidays instead of stressing over food and OMG I JUST ATE A WHOLE PIE. How to change your mindset to ditch the all or nothing mentality that leads to ‘throwing in the towel’ in December. Why your fear of losing control actually drives you to lose control and how to ditch that fear. The best way to make sustainable change instead of falling victim to the ‘starting over in January’ mentality. Whether you should make New Year’s resolutions. The problem with Paleo. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_17_Allison_Nichols.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Caroline is the creator of the site thef**kitdiet.com. She is an anti-diet writer, body image activist, eating recovery mentor, and an actress and comedian. Yeah, you can see why I love her. In this episode, we chat about: Why nourishment is the foundation of The F It Diet. How your fear of weight gain can get in the way of truly trusting yourself around food. The tools that Caroline used to help her overcome her body image issues. How the media influences our body image and how certain actresses are going against the norm to promote body acceptance. What to do if you live in a toxic environment where appearance is valued above all else. The most important question to ask yourself when you are feeling judged. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_16_Caroline20Fuck20It.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

How EFT can change your relationship with food - interview with Caitlin Weeks

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio I interview Caitlin Weeks – blogger and author of the cookbook Mediterranean Paleo Cooking – on her journey to health and body acceptance, including how she won the battle against Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and how she used EFT to change her relationship with food and her body. I was blown away by all of Caitlin's insights on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), so you definitely want to check this out because it can help you in so many ways!

Direct download: FRR_15_Caitlin20Weeks.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

In this episode I run solo and talk about the 8 fundamentals of having a good body image - plus, a sneak peek at my upcoming 21 Step Body Image Remix

Direct download: FRR_14_Body_Image.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Interview with Cindy Sexton – teacher, blogger and author of the cookbook Paleo Takes 5 or Fewer  – on how to empower kids to make healthy choices and how to fit simple and delicious meals into a hectic lifestyle. We talk about: How to empower young people to make healthy choices, without making them obsessed with dieting or food. Tips on incorporating good food into your life when you don't have a lot of time. Why you only need 3-5 ingredients to pull together a fab meal. Plus many more tips and practical advice on eating good food!

Direct download: FFR_13_CindySexton.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Why getting uncomfortable is the catalyst for change - Interview With Lisa Carpenter

In this episode, I interview Nutritional Ninja Lisa Carpenter. We chat about: Why your body image issues don't go away even when you have achieved the 'perfect' figure. What accepting who you are really means (and does not mean) and the problem around thinking "I'll be happy when...".  A unique way of managing your emotional eating. What it means to be conscious when you are making decisions and why this is a key component to having a good relationship with food. Why being uncomfortable is critical to ditching the diet mentality. How to stop focusing on the negative and what you don't have, in order to improve your ability to maintain change. And so much more great content!

Direct download: FRR_12_-_Lisa_Carpenter_final.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:54am EST

Eat & Live Intuitively - Interview With Lauren Fowler

In this episode, I chat with Lauren Fowler about: One simple exercise (creating a bliss list) to help you to stop obsessing over food and your body. How to eat and live intuitively so you can break up with dieting. How to balance and prioritize health and food restrictions with eating whatever you want. Why feeding yourself with self-care and tending to your emotional needs is critical to eating intuitively. What is health at every size and why does it matter. Plus so many more practical tips!

 

Direct download: FRR_11_Lauren_Fowler.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:25am EST

You do not want to miss this episode. I’m interview the one and only Isabel Foxen Duke. We chat about: Why long as you have judgment/shame about a right or wrong way to eat, you are doomed to fail. Why when our motivation is driven by our desire to lose weight, things gets very complicated. Thin privilege: what is it and how it holds up the body acceptance movement. How to REALLY join and take action for the cultural body acceptance revolution. Everything you need to know about Isabel’s free training series Stop Fighting Food launching Tues Sept 16th. Plus so much more meaty stuff that you do not want to miss.

 

Direct download: FRR_Ep_10_IFD.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:00am EST

In this episode I run solo and talk about: How I eat whatever I want, what that means and doesn’t mean, and the 13 principles that define how I eat whatever I want and how I was able to move from being dieting obsessed to eating whatever I want.

 

Direct download: FRR_Ep_9_Eat_Whatever.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Guest, Sarah Ramsden on Fearless Fermentation and Change to Just Do It

In this episode, I talk to Sarah Ramsden - Certified Nutritional Practitioner, brain tumour  thriver, fermentation nerd and my work-wife (co-creator of S&STV and my partner at Whole9 Canada) - on how to step into your fears and doubts to make big (or small) changes in your life and everything you need to know about fermented foods.

In this episode, we talk about: Sarah's story on finding out she had a brain tumour and Multiple Sclerosis in the same week - not to mention how she manages MS naturally. How to overcome doubts so you can achieve your goals and let go of the resistance you have towards putting yourself first. How to "just F do it" - a.k.a. how to successfully make big or small changes in your life, no matter what resources you have to work with. The importance of starting before you are ready. All about fermented foods - What are they? Why are they important for our health? How do you know if you need to be eating fermented foods? How much should you be eating? What if you f-up your fermentation...will you get botulism?!? (*hint: the answer is no) Plus everything about Sarah's online fermentation classes, Fearless Fermentation.

 

Direct download: FRR_Ep_8_Sarah_Ramsden.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Own Your Story - Guest, Camille DePutter

In this episode, I discuss a super important topic with one of my boxing friends - writer, coach, storyteller, lover of language and fighter - Camille DePutter, on the importance of owning your story. In this episode, we talk about: How Camille grew up as a storyteller, but held back her own story for so long and how sharing it helped her become more comfortable in her own skin. The importance of owning your story as it relates to being your authentic self and having self-worth. Where we can find our own stories and why they don't need to be profound in order to share them. Why it's so important not to tuck away pieces of your personality, especially to please those around you. What to do if you fear other people's judgements by owning your story. Why your stories don't necessarily define you. How to receive other people's stories to help them overcome shame. How to start to share your story.

Direct download: FRR_7_Camille.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Guest, Stacy Toth on Strong Woman and Self-Love

In this episode, I interview one rockstar of a woman - blogger, author, mother, wife, athlete and Strong Woman competitor - Stacy Toth, on body image, self-love and how she empowers her kids to have a good relationship with food and themselves.

How Stacy went from being so unhealthy that she had difficulty walking up stairs, to being an athlete and competitive Strong Woman. Whether our society is becoming more accepting of a strong woman image. Why making time for yourself is important to giving 100% back to those you love. Why Stacy still had her scale and how she felt about finally getting rid of it. How Stacy's vulnerability has played a critical role in her path to self-love. The most important thing you can do to empower your kids to have a good relationship with food and themselves. And everything about Stacy & her husband Matt's upcoming book, "Real Life Paleo"

 

Direct download: FRR_6_Stacy_Toth.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Guest, Krista Scott-Dixon: The Solution Is Your Problem

In this episode, I interview one of my idols - blogger, author, behaviour change & disordered eating expert, and provider of no-BS education in fitness and health for women - Krista Scott-Dixon, on why the solution is your problem. We talk about: Krista's unconventional story of disordered eating and how she went from being the girl with glasses who was last in gym class to a leader in fitness and nutrition training. Why the demands on women and need to self-regulate are causing more women to develop disordered eating later in life. How you can tell if your 'healthy' habits are starting to become destructive and whether you are addicted to self-help. Why "the solution is your problem" and why it's so hard to give up control. Why "coming to terms with your body is a form of ninja-crapping" and doesn't mean that you accept yourself. How our cravings for approval, don't feed us. Two things you can do right now to accept your body (hint: these were things that I had no even thought of!). And details on the upcoming Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coaching Certification and how it will help coaches make revolutionary changes in other people's lives.

Direct download: FRR_-_Episode_5_-_KSD.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:35am EST

In this episode, I interview my first (!!!) Fearless Rebelle guest - blogger, author, culinary mastermind, weightlifter and all around amazing - Steph Gaudreau, on how to be more awesome and harder to kill. We talk about: Steph's journey from being a teacher to a full-time blogger, author and weightlifter. The importance of living a life by your own rules and not letting your unfulfilled pursuits weigh you down. What you can do if you feel like you are stuck on the hamster wheel of life in order to start achieving your dreams. Steph's passion for weightlifting and how it enabled her to take advantage of the body she was given. Where to start and what to do if you want to start weightlifting or strength training, for women. What defines an athlete and when to know if you should change your nutrition to support your activities. What are the signs to look for if you are not eating properly to support your activity. Why The Performance Paleo Cookbook is different from most cookbooks and what to expect from it.

Direct download: FRR_-_Episode_4_-_Steph_G.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

Why you should compare yourself to others

Should you really stop comparing yourself to others? Why I think comparing yourself to others is a good thing. In what context is comparison healthy vs not. How to benefit by comparing yourself to others.

Direct download: FRR-3.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Food fear, labels and addiction

  What food labels make us crazy. Why changing the way you label food will be a game-changing shift in the way you think about food. Why food fears are one of the biggest reasons why we overeat and sabotage ourselves. Is food addiction even real? How to break past your food fears.

 

 

 

Direct download: FRR_Episode_2.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Body-esteem vs self-esteem. Why 'fat' days are good.

In this episode I talk about body esteem versus self-esteem - the difference between them and how our culture has got us wrapping them up into one thing. Why your fat days or I feel generally gross days are actually a good thing. A few simple things you can do right now to get off the body-bashing crazy train and feel a little more awesome.

Direct download: Fearless_Rebelle_Radio_Ep1.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:58pm EST