Our guest today is Mindy Gorman-Plutzer, a certified functional nutritionist, lifestyle practitioner and eating psychology coach with over 25 years of experience. Mindy is passionate about helping others recover from eating disorders and create a healthier lifestyle. Mindy’s approach to eating disorders tackles the root cause of the issue, and emphasizes that how and why you eat is just as important as what you eat. Through her integrative approach, she also looks at the impact disordered eating has on one’s daily life, digestion and hormones.
Her life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science called the Freedom Promise. She has established a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues, as they relate to Eating Disorders, specifically for women in midlife.
This message is so powerful for me because I've had an eating disorder for over 20 years and I've come to realize that I've had such a difficult time overcoming this disorder because so much of who I am is entangled in what I put into my body. I associate my worth with how I look and have a skewed view that when I eat something outside of my strict protocols I will somehow become unlovable. In this episode, Mindy helps us to reveal these misconceptions for what they are and help us take small steps toward recovery.
Mindy is the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You and provides us a wealth of information in this interview including:
The limbic part of your brain remembers that when you're born, you are nurtured and felt safe by eating. Doing recovery and being recovered are two different things Stop fearing what food will do to you and embrace what it will do for you F.R.E.E.D.O.M is Find you're enough Rest and digest Eat when you're hungry and stop when you're not Eat mindfully Do something everyday to make your body feel alive Only eat whole foods and Make sure you surround yourself with what truly nourishes We need to learn to trust our bodies. We will never love what we don't trust or trust what we don't love There are 3 kinds of emotional eating…and these don’t have to be negative. We just have to look at the "why" behind each. Recovery starts with awareness and curiosity. You can find Mindy at the following:
The Freedom Promise_Website
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