In this episode, we chat to Lulu Loya Wu all about the important, but often overlooked, role of emotions when it comes to eating.
Lulu is a certified Eating Psychology Coach. Addressing not only the lifestyle/nutrition factors, but also the deeper aspect of our relationship with food and our bodies. This helps people create lasting change and breaking free from the physical and emotional ups and downs of dieting and other struggles with health.
Lulu has a background in Law and treaty negotiations. It was her personal challenges with food and body that inspired her to become a coach.
We chat with Lulu about:
Lulu's primal shift
The common struggle of disordered eating
Transitioning from a career in law to nutritional coaching
What is 'Eating Psychology'?
The limitations of willpower when it comes to food restriction
Lulu's approach with clients - living more in the body instead of the mind
Emotional eating is not abnormal
Our relationship with food is largely unconscious
Why Lulu thinks food addiction isn't a real addiction
What tools does Lulu use with clients to help them get in touch with their unconscious drivers with food
Fizzy highs vs deep joy
How to cultivate deep joy
What does Lulu do to look after herself?
How to start the journey - reaching out
Is eating 'bad food' with a good attitude better than eating 'good food' with a bad attitude
Highly sensitive people tend to have more digestion issues
What's Lulu got planned for the coming year?
Lulu Loya Wu
Lulu's talk 'Our Love Affair with Speed' from AHSNZ Wellington Conference 2015
Psychology of Eating
The Last Best Cure by Donna Jackson Hakazawa
When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress - Disease Connection by Gabor Mate