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Lessons learned as a Fitness Competitor PODCAST INTERVIEW 91

It’s the time of year where committing to the “weight loss journey” and “improving our health” often begins.

So many people look to diets and detoxes to make up for all the food they ate over the holidays; unfortunately, these programs cater to the “quick fix” mentality because it’s easier to follow a 30 day detox than to improve your habits and overall lifestyle.

We are wired to look for a quick and easy solution rather than seeking long-term results.

A new diet can start off with good intentions, but can escalate quickly into an eating disorder-especially in women!

The National Eating Disorders Association reports that 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting and that 20-25% of those individuals develop eating disorders.

I was honored to be a guest on Despina’s podcast episode 91

👉Link in Bio to listen!

As you know, my message centers on shifting away from the diet mentality, over exercising, and “earning” your food, and refocusing on learning to appreciate & respect your body.

We can easily fall into the traps of the diet and fitness industry. We constantly chase perfection and the desire to alter our bodies because we live with the belief that we are not good enough. We want to be a smaller size, a smaller number on the scale. The diet industry survives and thrives if we continue to feel and think that we are not good enough, and define our success by these parameters.

Here’s what we discuss in the episode:

I share my fitness/health journey coming from a fitness/bodybuilding competition background & the health repercussions of competing
Popular fitness myths
How to avoid bad fitness advice
How reverse dieting can be good for weight loss and for building a better relationship with food
Body neutral fitness

Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Comment below your favorite takeaway. Thank you for taking the time to listen!