Paralyzing, debilitating, anxiety-stricken; these are some of the words often associated when dealing with eating disorders. Our guest on today’s episode of Self Love Breakfast Club is Amy Ownbey. Amanda is a survivor of anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia and now helps women heal their own emotions around food and their body image to help them break free from the detrimental effects of yo-yo dieting. She is soon to be certified in both coaching as well as breath-work facilitation, which will enable her to help women ditch dieting and disordered eating through mindset healing, breath-work, and emotional release. Amanda is also the host of the podcast Hungry Heart, where she has organic conversations about healing. On the podcast they cover everything from body image to 80s karaoke! I literally have a sister-coach extravaganza on the show and I love it so much. The women I am hosting are amazing; they have incredible souls and I am excited to share our conversations. So stay tuned as we dive in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Goals, gratitude, and badassery.
- Amanda shares about her relationship with eating and how it escalated while growing up.
- The thoughts that tormented Amanda’s mind which escalated to her disorders.
- How Amanda finally found a way out of what felt like her own personal pit.
- The day she planned to commit suicide was the day her life turned around.
- Amanda talks about the period of re-feeding her body to health.
- The ridiculous aspect of math as part of an eating disorder and dieting.
- The layers of an eating disorder: Physical, mental, and emotional.
- What defines an eating disorder: The problem lies with the obsession.
- Advice from Amanda to anyone struggling with eating disorders: Recovery happens on the inside.
- Amanda’s recovery motto she sticks to — “Do it scared.”
“I really pride myself on showing up every single day, I think I own my inner badass because I try to be unapologetic about who I am.” — Amanda Ownbey [0:09:05]
“Anorexia was my poison for 4 or 5 years and I didn’t just wake up one day being anorexic, it escalated.” — Amanda Ownbey [0:17:10]
“An eating disorder is whatever isn’t healthy for you. If your mindset around food and body isn’t healthy for you, then it is an eating disorder.” — Amanda Ownbey [0:29:50]
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