Disordered eating comes in many forms whether physical or mental or both. Today on the show I interview someone who’s walked through it all. In this brave, untold story about disordered eating – we uncover how to break the cycle, get help and start to heal.
Disordered eating comes in many forms. Like most things in life, it seems to be packaged up into our own individual distorted view of food. Ranging on a scale of anorexia nervosa and binging, all the way to orthorexia – or the obsession with healthy eating and living.
I don’t want to be insensitive to the subject – because it’s a very real thing – but I’d argue that most of us have had some form of disordered eating whether mild to severe at some point in our life. I think it’s the way the culture has made us. We have become people who recognize our bodies as somehow less-than, imperfect. Couple that with the drive to make food the enemy and it’s not something to take lightly.
That’s why I’m honored to have an extraordinary guest on today’s podcast, Whitney Leone. Today Whitney is going to share her story with disordered eating in a brave and untold interview. In this podcast, Whitney shares her journey with disordered eating through anorexia and eventually orthorexia and healing. We talk through triggers and end with identifying what it looks like to balance health without an obsession with it. A discussion everyone must listen in on.
no one is exempt
I think it’s fair to say that no one is exempt from the pulls of body image and disordered eating. Besides for the constant images of perfection we’re expected to reach, we are faced with more and more confusion about what is good and what isn’t.
It’s an overwhelming world of do this, not that, eat this, not that, exercise like this, not that and we miss the concept of health altogether.
What I’m trying to say is you’re not alone in this struggle, none of us are. There is a world of humans trying to figure out what it means to be healthy without obsessing about it, micromanaging it or even purging it. It’s hard, period.
While I’m still searching for the right words – I think I’ve landed on one thing.
Health was never something designed to consume our life. It is not supposed to be something we do but who we are.
health was and is…
I believe health was designed in all of us, which looks like a lot of different shapes and sizes. Just like we were knitted with a lot of different colors whether our skin, hair or eyes. We were made perfectly, in health.
So I question, what would change if we could be a people who lived with health rather than for it. That health was not just what we did but who we are? What would change?
Remember, you are enough, just the way you are. Even though the weight loss industry wants you to believe that you’re not enough right now, know the truth, you are. And no amount of weight loss, food deprivation, or exercise will fill that void. Pounds lost will not make you more complete. A number on the scale will not make you happy if you can’t be satisfied with who you are right now.
You are enough
Take some time to dig deep – where do the insecurities around food, the food demons come from? Can you pinpoint them and call them out. Demons hate the light so make them know, just like Whitney did in this story of bravery. Where we shine the light, they flee. Let the deep places of your life come out to be released. Free them from the hostile powers of food.
Stay tuned as we continue to dive into the mindset – creating the right view of food, health and wellness and how to transform your life to live in full confidence that you are enough. To make health who you are.
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