37 min

Skip Toxic Diet Culture and Still Lose Weight A Healthy Bite - ThatOrganicMom

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Ceri Yates shares how she tried and then ditched the toxic diet culture before finding her own way to successful, sustainable weight loss. You'll love her story in this episode of A Healthy Bite. (The podcast player is located at the bottom of this post; you can also listen on iTunes or Spotify!)







Ceri shares a glimpse of what it was like to dip her toes into a multi-level marketing weight loss company after seeing a friend’s post on social media. However, she quickly realized it was more about sales and making money than her health. The MLM, it seemed, was also part of the toxic diet culture of which she wanted no part.







Body Positivity







To begin with, Ceri was comfortable with accepting her own body; however, she wanted the stamina and energy to keep up with her loved ones. She also wanted to avoid some of the health issues that had been plaguing her for years when she ate dairy and wheat.







Ceri's before and after photos from losing 80 pounds without participating in toxic diet culture.







Because Ceri was focused on wellness for herself and her family, she prepared meals at home with organic vegetables and even grew some of her own food in her backyard garden.







Ceri shares the four things she believes helped her improve her physical health by reducing her body weight. Her weight loss eliminated the stress that had been put on her feet and allowed her to experience a heightened sense of well-being.







Ceri doesn’t buy into diet fads or fat-shaming; not before nor after her weight loss. She simply felt the pain that many of us do when walking around in larger bodies.







In spite of some already good eating habits, Ceri still struggled with weight gain. She believed she was already making some good choices and continued those when she implemented her new diet.







* Sleeping 7-8 hours each night.* Moving her body. Ceri enjoys hiking and stays active with her kids.* Getting out in the sunshine.* Avoiding sugar, dairy, and gluten because they are inflammatory and cause her skin to flare up, as well as other symptoms that indicated she had an intolerance.







The Modifications Ceri made to her already healthy food choices







* Mental Shift - Ceri says she quit making excuses and that was the most important thing for her.* Anchor Meals in Protein - ”Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet and is a focus of research programs seeking to optimize health at all stages of life. The focus on protein as a nutrient often centers on its thermogenic and satiating effect, and when included as part of a healthy diet, its potential to preserve lean body mass.” 1* Drink Water - Staying hydrated and reaching for water instead of beverages with calories, especially alcohol. Ceri is a fan of beer and still drinks the occasional craft beer, however, she drastically reduced her alcohol intake.* Eat within the first hour of waking - Choose a high-quality shake or another easy protein source then continue to eat protein-forward meals when hungry.







Why The Diet Culture is Toxic







Food rules that are restrictive may lead to binge eating and other harmful behaviors.







Toxic Diet culture may trigger overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment, and fear. Meanwhile,

Ceri Yates shares how she tried and then ditched the toxic diet culture before finding her own way to successful, sustainable weight loss. You'll love her story in this episode of A Healthy Bite. (The podcast player is located at the bottom of this post; you can also listen on iTunes or Spotify!)







Ceri shares a glimpse of what it was like to dip her toes into a multi-level marketing weight loss company after seeing a friend’s post on social media. However, she quickly realized it was more about sales and making money than her health. The MLM, it seemed, was also part of the toxic diet culture of which she wanted no part.







Body Positivity







To begin with, Ceri was comfortable with accepting her own body; however, she wanted the stamina and energy to keep up with her loved ones. She also wanted to avoid some of the health issues that had been plaguing her for years when she ate dairy and wheat.







Ceri's before and after photos from losing 80 pounds without participating in toxic diet culture.







Because Ceri was focused on wellness for herself and her family, she prepared meals at home with organic vegetables and even grew some of her own food in her backyard garden.







Ceri shares the four things she believes helped her improve her physical health by reducing her body weight. Her weight loss eliminated the stress that had been put on her feet and allowed her to experience a heightened sense of well-being.







Ceri doesn’t buy into diet fads or fat-shaming; not before nor after her weight loss. She simply felt the pain that many of us do when walking around in larger bodies.







In spite of some already good eating habits, Ceri still struggled with weight gain. She believed she was already making some good choices and continued those when she implemented her new diet.







* Sleeping 7-8 hours each night.* Moving her body. Ceri enjoys hiking and stays active with her kids.* Getting out in the sunshine.* Avoiding sugar, dairy, and gluten because they are inflammatory and cause her skin to flare up, as well as other symptoms that indicated she had an intolerance.







The Modifications Ceri made to her already healthy food choices







* Mental Shift - Ceri says she quit making excuses and that was the most important thing for her.* Anchor Meals in Protein - ”Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet and is a focus of research programs seeking to optimize health at all stages of life. The focus on protein as a nutrient often centers on its thermogenic and satiating effect, and when included as part of a healthy diet, its potential to preserve lean body mass.” 1* Drink Water - Staying hydrated and reaching for water instead of beverages with calories, especially alcohol. Ceri is a fan of beer and still drinks the occasional craft beer, however, she drastically reduced her alcohol intake.* Eat within the first hour of waking - Choose a high-quality shake or another easy protein source then continue to eat protein-forward meals when hungry.







Why The Diet Culture is Toxic







Food rules that are restrictive may lead to binge eating and other harmful behaviors.







Toxic Diet culture may trigger overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment, and fear. Meanwhile,

37 min

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