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The Body Love Binge is the podcast for you if you’re SO DONE with living in the hell hole of an eating disorder.

If you’re ready to dig deep & truly meet yourself (most likely for the first time in your life) in order to reach REAL recovery from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, then you’re in the right place.

I'm your host, Victoria Kleinsman, a food freedom & body love coach, eating disorder & abuse survivor who's on a mission to love & support millions of women to come back home to self-love & intuition eating.

If it's possible for me, it's possible for you too! ❤️

The Body Love Binge - Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast Victoria Kleinsman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

The Body Love Binge is the podcast for you if you’re SO DONE with living in the hell hole of an eating disorder.

If you’re ready to dig deep & truly meet yourself (most likely for the first time in your life) in order to reach REAL recovery from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, then you’re in the right place.

I'm your host, Victoria Kleinsman, a food freedom & body love coach, eating disorder & abuse survivor who's on a mission to love & support millions of women to come back home to self-love & intuition eating.

If it's possible for me, it's possible for you too! ❤️

    Will I be overweight after recovery? & Should I follow all of my sweet cravings?

    Will I be overweight after recovery? & Should I follow all of my sweet cravings?

    In this podcast episode, Victoria discusses two questions she received related to the fear of weight gain in eating disorder recovery and the inability to stop craving sweet foods. She addresses several key aspects, including genetic predispositions to weight struggles, the difference between extreme hunger and bingeing behaviours, allowing yourself to truly honour cravings, and the importance of healing your relationship with your body and self during recovery.



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    Main Discussion Points:

    - Factors early in life, like trauma and a mother's prenatal nutrition, that can influence weight and eating behaviors later on (timestamps: 00:05:26, 00:06:53)

    - The difference between extreme hunger and bingeing in eating disorder recovery (timestamp: 00:11:51)

    - Why we crave sweet foods when our bodies are malnourished or underfed (timestamp: 00:34:49)

    - The concept of an "imaginary line" of calories that eating disorder thoughts latch onto, and why this restrictiveness prevents healing (timestamp: 00:29:45)

    - Making peace with the unknown of where your body's set point weight will settle after recovery (timestamp: 00:16:46)



    Key Quotes:

    "You said that you felt addicted to food as a child. Now it's not possible to be addicted to food, but it is possible to feel addicted to food." (00:15:17)



    "You say that you're allowing yourself to have these sweet foods, but you're only partially allowing. You're not fully allowing yourself. Right? You're partially allowing. And that's restriction just like moderation is." (00:33:41)



    "Are you willing to do what it takes to live in freedom and natural nourishment? Which means allowing potential weight gain, of course, and then exploring all of what that means to you and healing from a holistic place." (00:37:19)


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    • 37 min
    Accept that you are imperfect with Jade Grantham

    Accept that you are imperfect with Jade Grantham

    In this episode, Victoria interviews Jade Grantham, author of the memoir "Accept That You're Imperfect", about her 20-year battle with bulimia that started when she was just 12 years old. Jade shares her personal story of struggling with restrictive eating and purging behaviours, the shame and secrecy around her eating disorder, and her journey to recovery.



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    Key Discussion Points:



    - Jade's eating disorder began as a way to cope with emotions and avoid discomfort during her difficult pre-teen years (00:09:07). She internalized emotions and made food her control mechanism rather than asking for help.



    - Shame and stigma prevented Jade from vocalizing her struggles for many years. She highlights the importance of open conversations around disordered eating and mental health (00:07:15).



    - Jade reflects on the role parents can play in emotional education for children. Modeling vulnerability and asking deeper questions can encourage kids to share rather than internalize problems (00:25:11).



    - Jade's turning point came when she took ownership of her eating disorder, admitting she needed help and actively wanting to recover (00:30:33).



    - Her recovery involved relearning how to feel and regulate emotions, a difficult process of breakdown before breakthrough (00:36:58).



    - Now recovered, Jade manages residual behaviors through self-awareness, balanced eating, and movement for mental health (00:43:26).



    Key Quotes:

    "The more that you understand or the more that you break down those individual emotions, the more you're able to cope with them." (00:25:55)



    "All I had to do was say it out loud." (00:51:14)



    Guest Bio:

    Jade Grantham is a commercial property professional and author of the memoir "Accept That You're Imperfect", which details her decades-long struggle with bulimia that began in her childhood.



    Buy Jade's book

    https://www.morawa.at/detail/ISBN-9781399974806

    https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/accept-that-you-are-imperfect_sarah-michelle_jade-grantham/52142980/#edition=70833332&idiq=63205878

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Accept-That-You-Are-Imperfect/dp/1399974807



    #BattlingBulimia #MentalHealthAwareness #EatingDisorderRecovery


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    • 51 min
    Facing fears in eating disorder recovery

    Facing fears in eating disorder recovery

    In this episode of their podcast, Julia and Victoria answer listener questions on topics like weight loss medications, finding your identity outside of your eating disorder, weighing yourself during recovery, overcoming fear of weight gain, and more. They share personal stories and insights from their own recovery journeys as well as tips for supporting yourself and choosing recovery.



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    Key Discussion Points:

    - Debunking the idea that weight loss medications are a long-term solution for finding happiness and food freedom (00:01:56 - 00:03:00)

    - Letting go of external validation and truly accepting yourself is key, even if you currently like how your body looks from disordered behaviors (00:03:37 - 00:04:12)

    - Facing fears and gaining the willingness to gain weight is necessary to be able to eat without restriction (00:29:45 - 00:32:34)

    - Learning to sit with discomfort and give yourself compassion is essential (00:13:59 - 00:14:06)

    - Our bodies naturally regulate and balance nutrition when we get out of our own way and stop restricting after allowing all food (00:53:00 - 00:54:12)



    Key Quotes:

    "You cannot get that unless you go through the fear. You can't. It's impossible." (00:31:16)

    "Always just sit in the suck, always come out the other side." (00:56:02)

    "When you overcome that, everything becomes you can then eat unrestrictedly because you're no longer afraid of weight gain if it happens or if it doesn't happen." (00:35:40)



    Finding my new identity episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bxZc-Zf9_g&t=2958s



    #EatingDisorderRecovery #SelfAcceptance #MentalWellBeing


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Raise Kids Who Love Food, Their Bodies, and Themselves with Heidi Schauster

    How to Raise Kids Who Love Food, Their Bodies, and Themselves with Heidi Schauster

    Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, CEDS-S, SEP is a nutrition and body image therapist, Somatic Experiencing (SE)™ practitioner, clinical supervisor, and Embodiment Warrior who speaks and writes about whole-self wellness.



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    In this episode, Victoria interviews Heidi Schauster, a nutrition and body image therapist, about supporting children in having a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. They discuss how parents can model positive behaviours, keep conversations about food neutral rather than moralistic, allow children pleasure in eating, handle picky eating, encourage movement joyfully, and more. Listeners can expect to gain insight into fostering body acceptance and food freedom for the next generation.

    Key Discussion Points:
    - How parents can support children in having a healthy relationship with food and bodies through positive modeling and neutral, non-judgmental communication (00:07:00)


    - Setting reasonable limits around certain charged "trigger" foods if needed, while still allowing pleasure and food freedom (00:17:46)


    - Letting kids tune into their bodies' natural signals and self-regulation abilities around eating (00:23:53)


    - Making physical movement a fun, family-oriented activity based on the child's natural temperament (00:35:27)


    - Signs that a child is struggling with food/body image issues and how to intervene and get professional support (00:36:43)



    Key Quotes:
    "I think the more neutral and joyful and relaxed we can be around food with children, the better." (00:07:15)

    "If the child is jumping up and down and saying, I want ice cream, to just say, we're not going to have ice cream tonight, but we might have it later this week. And just nonchalantly, not not with a lot of emotion." (00:17:46)

    "I would say that reaching out and letting them know that you are concerned is really, really important...the sooner, the better to actually let someone know that you're concerned, and potentially bring in some help." (00:36:43)


    Connect with Heidi:

    https://www.anourishingword.com/the-book

    https://www.anourishingword.com/

    https://substack.com/@nourishingwords

    @NourishingWords on IG/FB/Pinterest/LinkedIn



    #HealthyRelationshipsWithFood #BodyPositivityForKids #NutritionAndBodyImage


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    • 47 min
    What if losing weight would make me feel better?

    What if losing weight would make me feel better?

    In this podcast episode, Victoria Kleinsman answers a question from a listener asking if losing weight would make them feel better physically. She discusses the emotional and physical aspects of feeling better with weight loss, emphasizing that sustainable intentional weight loss is not proven.

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    Key Discussion Points:

    - Emotional reasons we think we'll feel better with weight loss and what we're really seeking (confidence, validation, etc.)

    - Physical reasons we think we'll feel better and how to support ourselves despite inability to lose weight

    - Feeling and expressing the frustrating emotions around uncontrollable weight and body size

    - Learning self-acceptance and living your best life in your current body

    Key Quotes:

    "There is not one proven method of intentional sustainable weight loss ever recorded." (timestamp 8:39)

    "You can be fat and happy and live an incredible life." (timestamp 33:48)

    #WeightLossJourney #BodyPositivity #SelfLove


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    • 36 min
    Q&A with Sabrina

    Q&A with Sabrina

    Join me and Sabrina as we dive into answering listeners' questions related to intuitive eating and recovering from disordered eating. We dive deep into topics like overcoming food rules and guilt, understanding your body's set point weight, finding balance with food and movement, and dealing with the fear of not knowing where your weight will settle. Listeners can expect to gain more clarity and tools for building a healthier relationship with food.



    Key Quotes

    "When you keep allowing the candy with as much quantity as you want to eat it, you will start to be less obsessed with it." (00:44:44)

    "Living a normal life around food, particularly, is stopping with all the rules." (00:47:04)

    "If the fear of that is also a 9 out of 10, you need a qualified coach or someone who can support you through this to ask you the right questions." (00:49:59)



    Main Discussion Points

    - Allowing yourself to eat feared or restricted foods can help eliminate obsession and restriction around them

    - Recovering from disordered eating requires letting go of food rules and learning to trust your body's innate wisdom

    - Seeking support can help face fears of changing engrained behaviours and stepping into the unknown

    - There are many layers behind guilt and shame tied to food that are important to explore

    - Balance with food and movement arises naturally when you nourish yourself without rules

    - Understanding family history around size can provide clues but your body will find its healthy set point over time



    Connect with me:

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    Sabrina: https://sabrinamagnan.com/  



    Keywords

    intuitive eating, set point weight, healthy relationship with food, natural weight, body's needs, intuitive eating, set point weight, body acceptance, surrender, trust, process, eating disorders, recovery accounts, social media, balance, self-awareness, mental health, social situations, events, food, anxiety, binge eating, recovery work, being present, intuition, food obsession, events, self-nourishment, self-awareness, self-love, fear of weight gain, judgment, Guilt, Shame, Overindulging, Self-trust, Language use, Balance in eating, intuitive eating, body acceptance, food rules, balance, set point weight, fear, acceptance


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Sophiaanson ,

It is such of gift!!!

Victoria’s podcast episodes are just one of a kind in the most wonderful way. They are honest and full of truths , insights and practical helps. She shows her vulnerability and expertise in each episode. I wish I have known and listen to her podcasts earlier and Would have save me from many unnecessary confusion. I truly can feel her compassion in helping women who are struggling and giving the most welcoming compassion to these dark and hard situations many of us are in.

Adelaide Jamison ,

A must-listen!

This podcast is a must for anyone struggling with body image issues or disordered eating! Victoria’s genuine and lively personality makes each episode enjoyable to listen to. Since she has struggled with an eating disorder herself, her podcast is extremely relatable and offers helpful insights for improving body image and living in food freedom.

beautifullyjeannie ,

Deeply informative, with a dollop of loving kindness

I believe that healing and getting unstuck in life comes from getting good information and (even more) from hearing someone who can genuinely model self-understanding and compassion. Victoria has “been there,” and her beautiful voice encourages me to speak truth kindly to myself, to accept the person I am at this exact point in my journey, and to hold hope for the person I am becoming.

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