Do you struggle with stress and anxiety around food? Do you wonder how to reduce stress around eating a donut or a cookie while also trying to implement gentle nutrition? You are not alone if so, and SociEATy member Amy Warden joins me to talk about how to reduce that stress and what it has to do with gentle nutrition!
Amy shares with us her past and history with food and diet culture and how she was taught from a young age which foods were “good” and which foods were “bad.” She reveals what the turning point was for her and how she found intuitive eating and The SociEATy, how she went about breaking and eliminating food rules, how she learned to become more mindful of the experience behind what she eats, how she stays motivated to experiment with gentle nutrition, and so much more!
Amy, as is tradition on the podcast, also gives us some helpful actionable tips such as changing how you word some things (such as thinking of calories as energy rather than as calories), switching up what you’re eating if you are eating something that you don’t like just to implement gentle nutrition, reading some helpful books about intuitive eating and gentle nutrition, listening to what your body is trying to tell you, and more!
This chat with Amy has been so much fun, and I really hope that Amy helps everyone listening realize that you can get to a similar place of enthusiasm about gentle nutrition! As always, I would absolutely love it if you would rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already, and I would also really appreciate it if you would share the episode with a few people who might benefit from learning more about gentle nutrition! Also, feel free to tag me in your Instagram stories to let me know that you listened and/or to let me know what was especially insightful or helpful for you!
As of this episode’s release date, my gentle nutrition course is now officially open, but it’s only going to be open for the next handful of days before it closes! In this course, I walk you through everything that you need to know about gentle nutrition without it feeling like a diet! If you’ve been struggling with implementing gentle nutrition into your intuitive eating journey without it feeling diety, then this course is for you! I am so excited about this and hope to see you!
[1:11] – Colleen lets us know that her gentle nutrition course is now open!
[3:10] – We learn that today’s topic is stress and anxiety around food.
[6:05] – Today’s guest Amy gives us some background information about herself.
[12:37] – Amy touches upon what drew her to intuitive eating.
[15:46] – Amy warns us against comparing ourselves to others.
[19:55] – Amy reveals how she went about reducing the stress around food.
[24:23] – Colleen offers insight on enjoying your food and being in the experience.
[28:08] – We are advised to own our food choices.
[31:54] – Amy describes what implementing gentle nutrition has been like for her.
[38:09] – We discover how Amy stays motivated to experiment with gentle nutrition.
[41:28] – Amy touches upon how to implement gentle nutrition without it feeling like a diet.
[48:24] – We are left with some book recommendations and actionable tips.
Links and Resources
Colleen Christensen Nutrition – Website
The SociEATy – Become a Member
Colleen Christensen – “I GOT KICKED OUT! | Noom review from a dietitian & shocking experience with a Noom coach”
Colleen Christensen Nutrition – “Cheesy Hamburger Soup [Instant Pot + Stove Top]”
6 Week Gentle Nutrition & Meal Planning Intuitive Eating Course
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