In this week’s episode of #ConfidenceOnTheGo, we’re chatting about:
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Isabel slowly started to peel off old diet-brain thinking patterns that were leaving her frustrated, obsessed with her weight watchers calculator, and inevitably plunged into a pool of brownie batter by the end of the day. And after years of various treatments for emotional eating, binge-eating and countless failed attempts at “intuitive eating” that she was never able to implement because her “crazy-brain” always got in the way, Isabel realized she was never going to be able to change my behaviors unless her thinking was radically changed first.
When she finally stopped thinking like a dieter (which to be clear, is much deeper than simply “not dieting”), she finally started eating “normally.” She stopped bingeing on weird food combinations in the middle of the night; Every emotional or physical trigger didn’t send her straight into a box of thin mints; eating at restaurants no longer stressed her out; and she stopped spending all her time googling paleo recipes (which opened up significant brain space to think about things that actually mattered – things like feminist politics, or what it means to be a good daughter, sister, mother, or friend.)
Her body arrived at the weight that it’s supposed to be — that’s appropriate and natural for her unique disposition. No yo-yo dieting, no drastic swings; just Isabel, having a life, and not letting food ruin it. (And just for the record, her swings used to be dramatic; she fluctuated almost sixty pounds between her highest and lowest weights when she was on the diet-binge-rollercoaster. It was really painful.)
Now what Isabel cares about most is giving the gift of sanity around food to as many women as possible. And letting women everywhere know:
Your life does not need to revolve around food.
In fact, a life which revolves around food (and weight), is statistically most likely to be that which ends up leaving you weight-cycling and feeling “out of control” around cookie dough… not to mention bored, miserable, and probably wishing on your deathbed that you had spent all that diet-time focused on more meaningful life goals.
If attempting to control your body through dieting (or other forced behavioral modifications) is working for you, feel free to keep counting your kale chips while the rest of us go out and have fun with our friends.
If you’re finding that dieting isn’t working for you (e.g. you can only stick to your “plan” for a short period of time before binge-eating frozen desserts), you may want to open your brain to the possibility that a new way of thinking (and NOT a new diet) could actually change your relationship with food permanently.
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Said another way, you get:
Raeleigh L. J
My name is Raeleigh and I am from the great state of Texas. I just started listening to your show around the time of the new year. I subscribed to your podcast on Itunes and have fell in love. I even follow you on facebook and watch your videos on there! I started on your newer ones, even though I probably should have started from the begining. Haha. 🙂 I am in love with your podcast. My self doubt and self worth are really, really, and I do mean really, low and they have been my whole life. No matter how hard I have tried I could never stop the feeling that I was not good enough or that there was no point in anything to better myself because I just simple was not good enough or worth the time and efforts. I am 20 years old, newly wed, slim, but not skinny, and have a wonderful family. I should not be feeling this way, or at least I don’t think so.
Once I started listening to your podcast it has helped me more than you can know. I still do not have all my confidence or even near what I probably should but just within the few weeks that I have been listening to you have seen change. I am starting to take care of my body as far as health and exercise go. I am studying more about God and how he wants us to be as individuals and through life. I also have started journaling about confidence. I journal as I listen to your podcast. While I listen I write down how what you are talking about pertains to me and how I can better myself through these ways.
I just wanted to reach out and truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing me to start stepping up and become the woman that I feel I was meant to be, even if it is one baby step at a time. I would rather take baby steps and succeed than a huge leap and fail. Thank you for showing me what a strong woman can be and how I can become the strong woman I was meant to be. You are truly amazing and I hope you never stop what you are doing because it is working. You are helping people. You are helping me and I can never thank you enough for that.
I know you do not know me personally, and I am sorry if this is strange and you have tons of emails from people who need you more than me, so I just wanted to let you know how much you are impacting my life and creating a better person out of me just by speaking on your podcast and making me feel like when I listen to your podcast I am safe, accepted, myself, and free.
Thank you again. Have an incredibly blessed day! 🙂
Middle of Nowhere, Texas