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Eat the Rules is dedicated to empowering you to break free of societal standards, body shame and live life beyond the scale. Summer interviews the leading experts in body image, the anti-diet movement, self-help and intersectional feminism, covering a range of topics that include: body positivity, size acceptance, fat positivity, self-worth, self-esteem, intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery, health at every size and positive psychology. Summer also gives practical advice and shares personal experiences to help you accept your body and break free of diet culture. Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence and is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix.

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Eat the Rules is dedicated to empowering you to break free of societal standards, body shame and live life beyond the scale. Summer interviews the leading experts in body image, the anti-diet movement, self-help and intersectional feminism, covering a range of topics that include: body positivity, size acceptance, fat positivity, self-worth, self-esteem, intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery, health at every size and positive psychology. Summer also gives practical advice and shares personal experiences to help you accept your body and break free of diet culture. Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence and is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix.

    #198: Unapologetic Eating - with Alissa Rumsey

    #198: Unapologetic Eating - with Alissa Rumsey

    I’m interviewing Alissa Rumsey, registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace with Food and Transform Your Life. We’re talking about the importance of raising awareness around the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that are behind how we interact with food, why that’s different from mindful eating, and what to do if you overthink food choices.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/198
    In this episode, we chat about:
    - How Alissa got into this work and how she transitioned from a weight loss focused practice to a weight neutral one,
    - Why mindfulness is not the same as mindful eating,
    - What Alissa means by the “grey area” when it comes to food and eating, and how there’s no right and wrong in intuitive eating,
    - Why eliminating the restrictions on food, including the mental restrictions, is so important,
    - How the concept of scarcity plays into our eating behaviors and relationship with food,
    - Tips for transitioning from doubting and questioning your hunger, decisions, and experiences, to learning to trust your intuition,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/198

    • 43 min
    #197: Redefining Health and Unpacking Healthism - with Rachel Molenda

    #197: Redefining Health and Unpacking Healthism - with Rachel Molenda

    I’m interviewing Rachel Molenda, Intuitive Eating & Body Image Coach and Host of the Fill Your Cup Podcast. We’re talking about the influence of healthism on our relationship with food, how to tell if your health choices are disordered, and when is it the right time to focus on health.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/197
    In this episode, we chat about:
    - How we’ve made health part of our status and identity, which encourages people to keep turning to diet culture,
    - Tips for trying to undo beliefs inherited from diet culture,
    - Why health shouldn’t be a hobby,
    - What a healthy relationship with food looks like,
    - Rachel’s advice to someone having trouble getting past the diet culture way of looking at food,
    - That our needs change every day, and you need to check-in with yourself each day,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/197

    • 37 min
    #196: Introversion, Burnout and Boundary Setting - with Sarah Salmon

    #196: Introversion, Burnout and Boundary Setting - with Sarah Salmon

    I’m interviewing Sarah Salmon, TEDx speaker and Coach, who specializes in helping overwhelmed introverts get their energy back. We’re talking about what it REALLY means to be an introvert, why the world was built for extroverts, how to know if you’re burned out, and how to set boundaries so you can recharge and focus on doing what you want.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/196
    In this episode, we chat about:
    - How Sarah got into this work and how she helps people,
    - Some of the myths around being an introvert,
    - How the world is built in preference for extroverts, which makes introverts feel like there’s something wrong with them,
    - How freeing it can be to settle into who you really are and not who you’re expected to be,
    - Tips for setting healthy boundaries,
    - How to manage the guilt of feeling like you’re letting people down,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/196

    • 39 min
    #195: Medical Fatphobia & Racism - with Danni Adams

    #195: Medical Fatphobia & Racism - with Danni Adams

    I’m interviewing Danni Adams, body image coach, activist, and writer, about how fatphobia impacts Black communities, the adultification of Black girls, and medical fatphobia and its impact on our well-being.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/195
    In this episode, we chat about:
    - How Dani got into fat activism and body image coaching,
    - The perception of fat Black women and how that stigma influences how they are treated,
    - How medical fatphobia is especially violent to Black people,
    - How this pandemic has exposed weight discrimination,
    - How fatphobia stems from racism and is directly linked to anti-Blackness,
    - Advice if you or your child are experiencing medical fatphobia,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/195

    • 44 min
    #194: Body Image Series: Why It’s So Hard to Stop Dieting

    #194: Body Image Series: Why It’s So Hard to Stop Dieting

    Body Image Series: I’m talking about why it’s so hard to stop dieting, the addictive nature of diets, why this makes it so hard to break free, and what life is like without it.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/194
    In this episode, I chat about:
    - How dieting is like a drug in our culture,
    - That there’s an anticipation of this perfect life and perfect body on the radar that keeps us hooked to dieting with a false sense of fulfilment,
    - That the fear of the unknown is at the root of why it’s so hard to let go of dieting,
    - How this is an opportunity to find new coping mechanisms that will actually help you process your feelings and feel better about yourself, regardless of your size,
    - What life is like without dieting,
    - How fulfilment is different from happiness,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/194

    • 30 min
    #193: Body Image Series: Dieting & Body Shame As Coping Mechanisms

    #193: Body Image Series: Dieting & Body Shame As Coping Mechanisms

    Body Image Series: I’m talking about why dieting and body shame are often coping mechanisms, why that can make accepting your body so hard, and how they distract us from getting at the real issue and keep us turning to diets for an answer.
    Show notes: summerinnanen.com/193
    In this episode, I chat about:
    - The concept of “emotional dieting” and “emotional weight fixation,”
    - How emotional dieting distracts us from getting at the real issue and keeps us turning to diets for an answer,
    - That we’ve been conditioned to think that our bodies are a problem, so it’s no surprise when that becomes our way of thinking about ourselves or processing emotions,
    - Why this makes accepting your body so hard,
    - Why the pandemic has been so hard on people’s body image,
    - How to separate from these things in order to truly move forward,
    Plus so much more!
    Get the shownotes:  summerinnanen.com/193

    • 25 min

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