Join Anti-Diet Nutritionist, Meridith Oram, as she shares how to heal from years of dieting so you can reclaim your self-trust and confidence through diet-free living. Each week we chat all things balanced wellness, intuitive eating, mental health, body image work, finding joy in nutrition & fitness, ...and so much more. Meridith is the owner of Love Yourself Towards Healthy (http://loveyourselftowardshealthy.com) , a private nutrition practice, where she helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food, fitness, and body image through 1:1 and group coaching.
Why Diets Hurt Your Mental Health
Prioritizing your mental health is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Yes, I start this episode off with that bold of a sentence! Your mental health is everything. It’s your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Which, if you really think about it, is essentially YOU. And less than a minute later, I drop yet another bold truth. No diet or lifestyle program on the market supports your mental health. In fact, anytime you are following food rules, restricting calories and/or food types, you are worsening your mental health. Which then causes you to question your judgement, highly criticize yourself, increase your anxiety around food, and have lower self-esteem.Tune in to hear my 4 best tips to start prioritizing your mental health. Tips you can implement TODAY.At the end, I invite you to join my next 12-week group coaching program, Diet-Free Academy. Join today and receive immediate access to the entire curriculum. With our weekly coaching calls and community beginning on June 28, 2021. Click here to learn more: https://loveyourselftowardshealthy.com/diet-free-academy/
Help! My Friends Won't Stop Talking about Weight Loss & Dieting!
In the past 24 hours, two clients and one friend have asked me how to deal with weight loss-obsessed friends. Two of them were anxiously anticipating conversations about dieting and weight loss to come up prior to an event. And one was less than thrilled with her say-nothing responses to a friend who constantly shares extreme diets and self-criticisms.
I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find yourself trapped in an exchange that’s dripping in diet culture. Especially, if like me, you’re previously known to have been the “good, healthy” friend who willingly engaged in this type of conversation! It is intimidating and uncomfortable to do a complete 180 and now shun diet culture when you used to champion it. But there are ways you can prepare and protect yourself from the non-stop “I need to lose weight” chatter.In today's episode I share what to do in these situations, including:
How to shift your mindset & energy beforehand
Exact responses you can give when diet talk comes up
How you can learn & grow from the experience
The importance of protecting your recovery & prioritizing your mental health
I appreciate you for leaving a review! For more information go to http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.comKeep loving yourself towards healthy, friend! Meridith
How to Stop a Meltdown When You're Bathing Suit Shopping
Bathing suit shopping can be a dreaded experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Today I’m dropping 3 of my best tips for how to shop for your next bikini, tankini or one-piece without spiraling into self-hate or triggering a crash diet. You're going to want to listen through to the end, because my third tip is the method I personally used to completely transform my inner dialogue and heal my body image issues. In this 4th episode of Diet-Free Living, I talk about:
The importance of creating a comfortable environment to try bathing suits on
How to prepare your mindset & give yourself the ultimate pep talk
My 4-step method to stop yourself from self-criticism
I'm applying these 3 powerful tips specifically to bathing suit shopping, but putting these into consistent practice will make a significant impact in all other areas of your life! Here are the links I reference in today's episode:Ziva Meditation with Emily Fletcher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynzHRz2hciQLove Yourself Towards Healthy:http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.comI appreciate you for tuning in! If you could leave a rating and review, it would mean so much to me!
The Real Reason You Want to Lose Weight (And How to Cope)
BIGGEST TAKEAWAY:Wanting to lose weight is a response to something else going on in your life.The desire behind wanting to lose weight is triggered by something else going on in your life. Often feelings of discontent, shame, sadness, anger, unworthiness, and anxiety. Or feeling out of control in our lives or circumstances.
The rules and black-and-white thinking behind dieting gives us the perception that we’re in control. Counting calories, balancing macros and restricting food feels empowering for a moment. But it backfires.
We are actually in less control when we diet.
In these moments of wanting to lose weight, we should instead be focusing on our mental, emotional and environmental health. Not trying to lose weight.4 Ways to Cope When You Want to Lose Weight1. Ask yourself: What else in my life is affecting me? What’s making me feel out of control?2. Identify triggers that are in your control and then get rid of them.3. Identify triggers that are not in your control or are difficult to change. Develop coping tools to deal with them in a healthy way (e.g. setting boundaries.) Have the difficult conversation with yourself on what big life changes you may need to make in order to protect your mental health. 4. Prioritize your wellness by establishing healthy behaviors that make you and your body feel its best. For more information go to loveyourselftowardshealthy.com
Diet-Free Living: What It Is & What It's Not
You may think diet-free living means simply not being on a diet, but it’s so much more than that! In today's episode, I'm explaining why diet-free living is a proactive approach to your overall wellness. And why dieting leads to negative mindset. For more information on how you can live your best life diet-free, check out my website at loveyourselftowardshealthy.com
Official First Episode: What to Expect & Who am I?
This is the first official episode of the Diet-Free Living with Meridith Oram Podcast. A quick introduction to my goals & purpose of this podcast, as well as my backstory of how I went from an eating disorder to an Anti-Diet Nutritionist. Please provide a review and leave a comment. Thanks for listening!For more information go to loveyourselftowardshealthy.comFind me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveyourself2healthy/