Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness
Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness(1:15:02)
Whew...this can be a touchy subject among any group, musicians or not, and in this episode of the Tuned and Strong podcast we get raw and real about our own different experiences with it.
Many times, eating disorders can find their roots in emotional trauma.
Angela's experience with binge eating disorder boiled down to feeling trapped in her circumstances - Both Jen and Angela can relate their circumstances to feeling a lack of control and a lack of structure. These things can manifest as eating disorders because we are seeking to either find control through controlling weight or that lack of control can manifest as a binge. We also cover how we got out of it: being present, giving yourself permission and sitting with reality, among other things.
If you have other resources you can add to this, please share!
Resources we mentioned:
Counseling/therapy - finding a counselor who specializes in EMDR
Books by Geneen Roth:
- Breaking Free From Emotional (or Compulsive) Eating
- Feeding the Hungry Heart
- Women, Food and God
- When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy
- Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment
- Take Back Your Life: Ending Your Obsession with Food
Book: French Women Don't Get Fat
Our Healthy Habit Series, #1 about Nutrition (complete with pictures of the figure competition I referenced - yes, next to last, girl next to me placed first
John Meadows - Multi-Olympia competitor
Angela: Source of Life
Set your macros for fat loss
Angela's recommended supplements
Another blog post from Angela as she was navigating these waters: this blog post references coming out of "other people telling me what to eat" (dealing with lack of structure) rebelling against rules and Lyle McDonald's book "Flexible Dieting" (it's SANE).