Welcome to Love Your Bod Pod, a podcast all about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance, and saying goodbye to diet culture. Cara Carin Cifelli is your host, she is a certified holistic health coach, breathwork facilitator, author, speaker, and food lover! Find her @caraskitchen on Instagram or www.caraskitchen.net
Disclaimer* This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and does not substitute individual medical or mental health advice.
#131 Real Talk: You Do Not Need to Lose Weight to be Your Happiest with Natalie Sanchez Alvarez
This week, we talk with former FBS - The Academy + Retreat student, Natalie about her 15 year-long struggle with food and her body image, and her journey to healing & her happiest life ever!
Topics We Cover:
Extreme restriction & over-exercising
Binge eating & eating in secret
The pressure her parents put on her to lose weight
The many areas of her life impacted negatively by disordered eating
Her vision and fantasy of being her thinnest on her wedding day
Finding hope and doing the work to heal
How she found compassion for and accepted herself
How Food Body Soul changed her life (& how it will change yours, too!)
The power of being in a group program with others
What it was like to attend Food Body Soul - The Retreat
And so much more
It's a raw, candid, and deep episode I know you will love!
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#130 Breathwork for Emotional Eating (How to Feel Your Feelings)
If you identify as an emotional eater, or someone who eats their feelings, you might not be sure how to actually feel your feelings, this breathwork practice will show you how to feel & process your emotions. I do not see emotional eating as a problem, rather I see it as a check-engine light, inviting you to look under the hood so you can learn more about ourself and your needs. This practice is a perfect way to do just that!
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#129 But, I Still Want to Lose Weight...
Today, I want to talk to those of you that really want peace and freedom with food and know that you need healing, but you are still hanging on pretty tightly to the desire to lose weight. This is for you.
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#128 Fitness Culture, ED Recovery, Self Love & Investing in Yourself with Mark Jelkovsky of Mary's Cup of Tea
Today we are joined by Mary's Cup of Tea! Not only do we explore her eating disorder and recovery journey, dropping in helpful tips along the way, but we also go deep into the power of in-person retreats & investing in yourself and Mary opens up about her woo-woo, spiritual side as well. Get ready to learn her Self-Love Formula, her journey to empowerment, and why she now sees fitness culture as a cult.
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Inquiring about my new book, The Gift of Self-Love? Learn more at maryscupoftea.com/book or email email@example.com.
#127 Overcoming Fear in Recovery & Finding Freedom from Binge Eating with Maren Hunt
Today, we interview Maren Hunt, a Certified Intuitive Eating Coach about her personal recovery journey from a 20-year struggle with her relationship with food, her body, and herself and how she now helps others do the same as a coach. She shares several practical tips and strategies for overcoming fear, breaking food rules, body image healing, and ending the restrict-binge cycle.
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#126 Breathwork for Connecting to Your Body (Body Wisdom)
Dieting disconnects us from our bodies. If you struggle to listen to your body, know when you're hungry, full, in need of rest or movement, or if you've been at war with your body and are ready to get on the same team, this practice is for you.
0-4:33mins: Intro and explanation of the breath practice
4:35mins: Breathwork Practice
Do not do this while driving.
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Cara, host of the Love Your Bod Pod podcast, highlights all aspects of self-improvement and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Cara is amazing!!
Been listening for a few weeks now and I’ve gained so much information on how to begin recovery. The fact that she’s been through it and her guests have been through it and have made it to the other side of recovery gives me hope that I can too one day. She truly knows what she’s talking about. Thank you for being a part of this community for us!
Love Cara and her insights and ideas
This podcast is amazing and always leaves me with something to think on and talk further about with my friends and husband. Love Cara and her ideas. Also recommend buying her cookbook! We use a recipe or two of Cara’s every week (seriously every week). Also follow her on insta and use her blog to help!