Many of us are under the impression that having an eating disorder means having either anorexia, bulimia, or orthorexia, but there are a variety of ways that one can experience disordered eating. Whenever something takes up an inordinate amount of your thinking, there’s a very good chance you might be too fixated on it. In today’s episode, we get together with Michelle Kesil, host of the Metamorphosis with Michelle Podcast and certified Brain Rewiring Coach & Integrative Health Practitioner. We talk to her about her journey with disordered eating, how she underwent training with a coach to heal herself physically and emotionally, and why she believes women need to take back their power. Michelle explains why she felt compelled to help other women heal and why she believes intuitive eating only works once you treat your underlying emotional, gut, and physical issues. We loved having Michelle on the show and we’re sure you will find the conversation every bit as stimulating as we did! Join us today for an inspiring and life-affirming conversation on the importance of learning to listen to your body and why you are not defined by your illness!
Key Points From This Episode:
- We start off with goals, gratitude, and badassery.
- Michelle’s journey with emotional eating and what she has learned from it.
- We hear about Michelle’s journey of physical and emotional healing.
- The shortcomings of Western medicine in the area of chronic symptoms, hormones, and gut health.
- The difficulties of an elimination diet when you have orthorexic tendencies.
- How Michelle’s work with a coach helped her confront and treat her disordered eating.
- The thought patterns and beliefs that Michelle had to confront to address her disordered eating, like overthinking and not feeling like she was good enough.
- Why Michelle wants women to take their power back.
- Michelle shares her beliefs on intuitive eating and why it’s important to reset before you embark on the journey of intuitive eating.
- How Michelle experienced intuitive eating after struggling with disordered eating for many years.
“So many people think that having an eating disorder means that you’re one of the big three: anorexic bulimic, or orthorexia. And really, if you’re doing anything weird with your food, and there’s an obsession in there, that is disordered eating.” — Chrystal Rose [11:28]
“It’s also your body telling you something. It’s telling you to slow down. It’s telling you to be gentle. It’s telling you that it needs care and attention. It’s important to honor that and listen to it and not try to do all these other extreme things.” — Michelle Kesil [19:25]
“I really wish that women knew how much power they truly have. Whether it’s the power to heal, or the power to follow your dreams. Take your power back. Because you can heal yourself from anything, you can overcome anything. Don’t give that away to these outside circumstances.” — Michelle Kesil [20:14]
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