Losing weight is an ever-ending battle for so many people, and it often feels like a constant sacrifice that is never enough. Eating restrictions creates resistance and food disorders that end up not feeding and nourishing your body and soul.
Living in a “filter bubble” and a culture that focuses on body image rather than nourishment and care has made it hard for many women to love themselves. The pressure to diet and lose weight is increasing exponentially from social media, peers, family, and even government policies, which are normalizing restrictive diets. The media will always be there, and when we allow it to dictate how we feel and eat, it is easy to get jaded by all the information we receive.
We all know what to eat! It’s not a mystery. Eating right has nothing to do with food. It is about the way we eat our food.
Our thoughts, emotions, and attitude toward ourselves influence how we eat. When we change our attitude and find more peace and joy in who we are and what we do, our bodies will start to stabilize and normalize without dieting. You are not your body. Get in touch with who you are and transform your life.
In this episode, Camille Martin, a registered dietician and former chronic dieter, talks about how we can shed the stress and the resistance we bring into our lives to shed physical pounds. There are a lot of reasons why 95% of diets fail, and we are going to get to the root of all these issues. Take a listen!
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:53] Camille’s experience with dieting and eating disorders and how she got out of the dieting spiral, overcame the resistance, and turned everything around.
[06:08] The psychological side of dieting and weight gain and how it can dominate your thoughts and behaviors.
[08:07] How Camille works with her clients to help them shed the thought process that has been ingrained in them for decades.
[11:21] What leads to sugar craving and emotional eating and how to manage, untrain ourselves and break the habit. Camille suggests micro steps that you can start practicing immediately to modify bad habits to good ones.
[14:41] The therapy side of diet is not about the food but how you eat it.
[16:06] Camille’s advice on the amount of daily routine that you should try to incorporate into your lifestyle
[18:47] Key takeaways from Camille to women who are struggling on how they can take the lead and reclaim their life
About Camille Martin –
Camille is a registered dietitian, public health writer, and former chronic dieter dedicated to helping women quit dieting, set bigger and better goals, reclaim their excitement for life — and lose weight in the process.
She spent nearly 25 years of her life on a diet, and she’s passionate about showing women how to break free from the downward dieting spiral of failure and the shame it brings. She learned through a long (and sometimes painful) process how to improve her relationship with food, change her destructive habits and negative thought patterns, and lose weight without dieting. Her mission is to help women learn so they can short-cut that process and be on their way to a happier, healthier life — one that’s no longer dominated by desperation to lose weight . . . but that will naturally help you lose it.
In her “other” life, she is an editor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the author of Love to Lose, and a proud mom of two beautiful daughters and their rescue dogs.
How to connect with Camille Martin:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/camillemartinrd/
Get Camille’s book: https://camillemartinrd.com/shop/