Welcome to Episode 2 of It’s Just a Cookie! Marielle talks with Abby Thompson MFT who specializes in helping people heal their relationship to their body. Like most people, Abby grew up surrounded by dieters. Eventually, Abby was exposed to the ideas of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating and learned that she could move her body and eat foods that made her feel good for the sake of it instead of for the sake of getting smaller.
While researching body image for her Master’s thesis, Abby realized that our relationship with food often mirrors our relationships with other people. Listen in as Marielle and Abby discuss food, body image, and relationships.
How Abby stumbled upon the book “Health at Every Size” in a bookstore Healing your relationship to food can support healing in all areas of your life Our relationship with food affects our relationships with other people Complications in the use of the word “fat” – how it can be used both to uplift and empower and to harm Rejecting the diet mentality Body Positivity Health is not a static state The error in assigning moral value to weight True “holistic” health includes much more than what you eat and a number on the scale How women, in particular, are taught from an early age that they cannot trust their bodies and the ripple effects of this mistrust Joyful movement as opposed to exercising for weight loss Defining external and internal boundaries and how riding public transportation is a great metaphor for how to approach internal boundaries. Links & Resources:
Health at Every Size:https://lindabacon.org/health-at-every-size-book/