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Life. Unrestricted. Podcast: Boost your body image and recover from food & exercise madness.

Aren’t you tired of hating your body, tired of counting calories, tired of making your scale decide whether you get to feel good today or (more likely) not? Aren’t you tired of feeling guilty for eating what you like, tired of exercising obsessively to get rid of that guilt? Tired of the negative self-talk-chatter in your head? Aren’t we all? So. Welcome home. Let’s start this journey toward body positivity, a better body image, acceptance of diversity and a more balanced approach to health; goodbye to body negativity, fat-phobia, disordered eating and a compulsive relationship to exercise. Confidence is an inside job and it’s high time we bust the myth that weight should dictate our worth. Let’s start this journey to loving our bodies from a Health At Every Size perspective and let’s nourish our body, mind and soul without going crazy.
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May 17, 2017
Download Episode! This week on the the "Life. Unrestricted." podcast, we all have a chance to meet Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld from Coral Gables, Florida. Stacey is a clinical psychologist specializing in eating disorders and body image concerns. She also works with substance misuse, anxiety and mood disorders, infertility, and relationship difficulties. A certified group psychotherapist and certified eating disorder specialist, Dr. Rosenfeld has worked at various treatment centers and universities and now directs the "Gatewell Therapy Center" in Miami, Florida. Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld is the author of "Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation’s Fixation with Food and Weight", based on her award-winning blog of the same name. She is committing to helping people develop healthier relationships with food and their bodies. She is a member of the National Eating Disorder Association, the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and the Academy for Eating Disorders, she lectures around the country, and she has appeared on numerous media outlets, including the Today Show and ABC News. In this talk, Stacey shares with us: – When her first judgment about her body entered her mind – What she found out in all of her years of clinical work with regards to women and eating issues – What the terrible consequences can be of the myopic depiction of eating disorders in the media – Why people so often deny having a troublesome relationship to food, weight and exercise – What she has to say to those people who are "waiting" for the symptoms to go away as they age – What defines disordered eating, eating disorders and a compulsive relationship to exercise – The different ways in which she sees the display of disordered eating – How she uses motivational interviewing with her patients – Why it is that eating issues often go unaddressed in therapy, and the cost of that – What it is that connects eating issues with alcohol and/or substance misuse – What is wrong with the increasingly thoughtless prescription of (speed-like) drug for ADHD – Why bodies break down when they are pushed to the limit, be it with exercise/drugs/etc. – What a person with an addiction is trying to get away from – How everything can be used to self-medicate, but sadly, some of those behaviors even get applause (work/exercise/perfectionism/restriction), no matter how hellish the person might feel inside – Why we don’t really want to be accepted for a facade-like life, but our real selves, warts and all – What happens when women start asking themselves what they could be doing with all the mental and physical energy wasted on "managing their appearance" (diets/exercise/surgeries, etc.) – What she means when she says "women are zoomed in way too much" – Why the concept of exercise and the concept of food should be divorced to avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms and obsessive behaviors – Why the fitness classes she teaches are different than the usual ones – How we can let go of exercising compulsively and reframe "success" – How to become a more critical consumer of media instead of getting sucked in by its toxic messages about bodies – Why language (towards ourselves and other people) is so important – Which of her findings should really shake us all awake to how much this general "fear of fat" is holding us back – How to recognize if a professional who specializes in eating disorders still has their own issues and biases... ... And so much more! Check out Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld’s website: www.gatewelltherapycenter.com Here’s the link to her book "Does Every Woman Have An Eating Disorder?": https://www.amazon.com/Eating-Disorder-Challenging-Nations-Fixation/dp/0989851834 Please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Like the podcast? Great! Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/
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