One thing we learn very early in our journey with food and body is that everyone’s got an opinion. We find no shortage of health and nutrition experts offering a variety of strong, and often conflicting, perspectives too.
About healthy eating. About the ideal weight and body shape. About what we’re doing wrong.
“But who is right? Will it work for me? What if it doesn’t?”
And so we try everything – only to end up feeling overwhelmed, stuck, defeated, and lost.
That’s where we meet today’s podcast guest. Hara is an accomplished 55-year-old business woman who enjoys confidence in all areas of her life – except in her relationship with food.
Hara first started dieting at age 12 and has felt caught for decades in an unending cycle of perfectionism and restriction, followed by rebellious eating and overeating.
Though she managed to free herself from dieting in recent years, Hara says a peaceful relationship with food still eludes her. In her words, “Loving myself didn’t magically make the food conversation go away.”
She longs for more comfort and confidence when it comes to food and body, but can’t figure out what’s in the way.
In this episode, Marc explains and explores how our relationship with food has a way of humbling and humanizing us. It brings us face to face with our imperfections and the reality that perfection is unattainable.
During their conversation, Hara comes to the realization that a hidden perfectionism has been ruling her inner dialogue. She learns that by changing the way she speaks to herself and to her body, she can actually change the game.
“Everything depends on how we speak to ourselves,” Marc says.
Follow along as Marc offers powerful insights for how we can reclaim a sense of peace in that inner dialogue. He also shows how shifting that conversation can support a sense of renewed overall empowerment in our relationships with food and body.
You’ll learn about:
✅ How our inner dialogue shapes our experiences with food and body
✅ How personal relationships can support us in creating space for a loving inner dialogue
✅ How embracing preferences over perfectionism supports us in having the body we want
✅ Why being present and aware while eating is more effective than following “the rules”
✅ And more...
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