In this Episode, Nicola and Florence explore
- How Florence became a certified Eating Psychology and body image coach
- That body image is - in fact - an "inside job". It is related to our thoughts, feelings and emotions towards our bodies, and doesn't have much to do with the way we look.
- That to increase body confidence and recover our periods, we need to work on our mindset. Because changing our bodies is doomed in 98% of cases, and cannot be a guarantee of acceptance.
- Chris Sandel - Real Health Radio
- If you suffer from an Eating Disorder and don't know where to get help, look into the NGOs and associations listed under "support organisations" on this page.
- Ways to deal with toxic "New year, New you" messages out there while you are recovering from HA:
#1 Disconnect from external messages - move from self-control to self-care. From "I should" to "what do I need?", letting go of the unattainable goal of perfection.
#2 Make your social media feed a happy, diverse, inclusive and inspiring place
Get rid of accounts that make you feel "less than"
Follow body positive and fat acceptance accounts: @300poundsandrunning @ragenchastain
And a lot more on beyondbodyimage.com/resources
#3 Set boundaries against fatphobic comments
Documentaries: Embrace, Miss Representation, The Social Dilemma
Learning to side step conversations, to answer fatphobic comments, to self-care when triggered are all ways to set boundaries and protect yourself and your recovery.
#4 Practice self-compassion when negative self-talk is showing up
#5 Remember that diets don't work. They mostly lead to weight GAIN, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders.
#6 Use body acceptance affirmations
#7 Start a gratitude journal

To find support in your HA recovery:

Get the "No Period. Now What?" book at noperiod.info/book.

To make an appointment with Dr Nicola Rinaldi and get individual support to get your period back or improve your fertility, please go to noperiod.info/appointments
To make an appointment with Florence Gillet and get help with the body and mind changes happening in recovery please visit www.beyondbodyimage.com
We also have joint coaching clients so you can access both our domains of expertise at the same time by reaching out to either of us.

You can find us on social media
No Period, Now What? on Facebook
No Period, Now What? on Instagram
No Period, Now What? Recovery Support Group
Beyond Body Image on Facebook
Beyond Body Image on Instagram
Amenorrhee_fr  (HA recovery 100% in French) on Instagram

Email us  via [email protected]

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