Beyond Intuitive Eating - Total Confidence with Food, Body, and Life

15. Why dropping the pursuit of weight loss will make you healthier in 2024

January 02, 2024 Beth Basham
Beyond Intuitive Eating - Total Confidence with Food, Body, and Life
15. Why dropping the pursuit of weight loss will make you healthier in 2024
Show Notes

In this thought-provoking discussion, we unpack the myths surrounding the dieting cycle and its detrimental impact on our body's set point of weight. Beth delves into the deep roots of diet culture, with its links to racism and discrimination, and sheds light on the historical and cultural forces that have shaped our current food environment. Discover why conventional strategies like medications and diets fall short in addressing the deeper issues tied to overeating, body image, and the so-called obesity epidemic. Learn about the role of exercise beyond the weight loss narrative and its importance in supporting overall health, regardless of weight or body measurements. Beth challenges us to reexamine our traditional approaches to health, emphasizing the significance of emotional well-being and the often-overlooked 'vitamin P' - pleasure. Through her personal experiences and professional insights, Beth reveals how societal stigma surrounding emotions can lead to detrimental health behaviors. This episode confronts the misconception of weight issues as solely an emotional problem and proposes a revolutionary caretaking solution. As a registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor, Beth invites us to rediscover our innate worth, trust in our bodies, and resist the fear-based messages propagated by society. Her message is clear: it's time to embrace a new paradigm for health in 2024, which treasures stabilizing weight healthily over the illusory chase of weight loss. 

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