Today we have Isabel Foxen Duke joining me again on the podcast, this time to talk about how women are experiencing the diet culture. I love having Isabel as a guest and I’m excited because she is an absolute expert on this topic!

In today’s world, women are getting so many messages from the media and the body image issues that arise can lead us into multiple behaviors. I open up in this episode about my own past relationships with food and eating, and it’s something that I haven’t shared like this in any of the past episodes.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • What’s really the difference between diet and healthy eating? (6 minutes and 22 seconds)
  • Desperation led to a life of drugs, then rehab for Isabel (8:48)
  • Most people who have body image and food issues will engage in these behaviors…(21:40)
  • Why the mental obsession “takes over” (24:19)
  • How to transition from the diet mentality to intuitive eating (25:54)
  • Why body image issues and food issues will always go hand-in-hand (39:20)

Isabel is offering YKAL listeners and amazing free videos series. Want to learn more? Scroll down to the resources listed below for this episode and click the link!

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Isabel’s free video series

In this video series you’ll learn:

  • Why quitting traditional dieting isn’t enough to heal diet-binge cycling or other ‘food issues’ — it really needs to be a psychological shift;
  • Why so many dieters binge-eat and eat emotionally—two different behaviors with different causes. Understanding the difference between these two is CRITICAL to make a change.
  • The single biggest challenge women face in overcoming diet-mentality and changing their relationship with food from the root — (hint: body-image)

Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food—a free video training program for women who want to “stop feeling crazy around food.” After years of trying to overcome emotional eating, binge-eating and chronic weight-cycling through “traditional” and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their “food issues” once and for all—not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by challenging the dominant diet culture as a whole.

A fixture and thought-leader in the greater body-positive movement, Isabel has been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XOJane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at www.isabelfoxenduke.com and you can watch her free video training series at www.stopfightingfood.com.

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