Whether you’re a chronic dieter, a person who “eats clean”, or a dedicated exerciser who never seems to take a rest day, you never know when the day will come when your eyes open up and you realize what you’re doing is no longer working for you. “How did I get here and how can I get out?”
When you first have your “wake up call,” pay attention. You won’t have all the answers for what you should do next. You won’t be in the same place as someone else. Uncertainty can keep you just scared enough to prevent you from moving forward and taking action. But just one step, one scary risk, can be exactly what you need to liberate yourself from diet culture.
Change is not just good, it’s normal. Follow my conversation with fellow intuitive eating dietitian, Alexis Joseph, as she shares her epiphany that her blog, brand, and personal life was disordered and no longer serving her. I loved her blog post “I have been changed for good” which shares more of her story.
I hope this chat helps people (including dietitians, trainers, and other helping professionals) with restrictive eating and exercise patterns and calling it “healthy” or a “healthy lifestyle”. You don’t have to be exactly on the same page as me in order to make meaningful change in your life and your work.
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Alexis is a nationally recognized nutritionist and media personality specializing in nutrition communications and intuitive eating. She founded Hummusapien, a multi-faceted food, wellness, and lifestyle website in 2011 and co-founded Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe in Columbus, OH in 2014. Alexis also works as a writer, speaker, and nutrition consultant for food brands and commodity boards.