In this episode of IMperfectly Health, Faith interviews fellow Dietitian, Karen Diaz - a registered dietitian certified in intuitive eating who helps women overcome eating and body image struggles. She earned her bachelor of science in dietetics from James Madison University and completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Cornell Campus. After graduating, Karen gained experience in pediatrics, food allergies, and weight management both at UMDNJ University Hospital and the research department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She also worked at the Renfrew Center. Currently she assists women through her signature program, Break Free, which you can learn more about at TheFreeLife.com
In this episode, you are going to hear Karen share expertise and experience around:
her own experience growing up around addiction and food/body challenges
how most women to some degree struggle with food and their body
all she learned about the roots of food/body challenges by running an eating disorder clinic
how personal boundaries and being assertive are connected to emotional eating
How women are starving to be seen and heard
the themes of control, envy and not good enough are operating under the food/body struggle
how she guides women to become intuitive eaters with confidence and ease
how self trust and being your own authority in life is KEY to end the food obsession
why your mind needs rest just like your body
her insights on diet culture and the body positivity movement
how you can harness your "inner rebel" in a positive way towards something other than food
how young girls learn to struggle with food and their body by watching the women in their lives struggle as well
how she teaches her kids to have a healthy relationship with food.
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