Overcoming Disordered Eating and Developing Self Acceptance with Brianna Neuwirth


In this episode we hear from Shannon’s client Brianna on her powerful personal journey of overcoming disordered eating and embracing intuitive eating success. She shares her inspiring story of healing from disordered eating patterns and finding true food freedom. Discover the transformative process of relearning hunger cues and building a healthy relationship with food, leading to a more peaceful and fulfilling life. This candid conversation explores how prioritising flourishing health extends beyond physical appearance, encompassing emotional and mental landscapes.

About The Guests

Brianna is an incredible individual whose life has been transformed by her journey of healing from disordered eating. Battling with extreme external regulation and a distorted view of food, she sought a solution that would not only address physical health but also prioritise mental and emotional well-being. Through the guidance of Shannon, she discovered the power of intuitive eating and began to reconnect with her body's hunger and satiety cues. Embracing a holistic approach to health, Brianna now enjoys a peaceful and balanced relationship with food, finding joy in nourishing her body without sacrificing her quality of life. Her inspiring story serves as a beacon of hope for anyone seeking to overcome disordered eating and cultivate flourishing health.

This Episode Is A Must Listen For:

  •  Anyone who has struggled with disordered eating patterns, such as calorie counting, rigid dieting, binge eating, or restrictive behaviours, can gain insights into how to repair the relationship with food and develop a healthier, more intuitive approach to eating.
  •  People who struggle with body image issues and find their self-worth tied to physical appearance would find this podcast valuable. It encourages self-acceptance and emphasises that physical appearance does not determine a person's value or worth.
  •  Individuals interested in transitioning from external regulation of eating to embracing intuitive eating. Learning to trust internal hunger and satiety cues can lead to a more balanced and peaceful approach to nourishment.
  •  People seeking a more holistic approach to wellness, encompassing spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects, will find meaningful insights here.
  •  Anyone who feels lost or stuck in their journey to a healthier relationship with food.

Key takeaways:

  •  Brianna’s journey highlights the importance of transitioning from external regulation of eating behaviour (such as strict calorie counting and tracking macros) to embracing intuitive eating. This involves reconnecting with internal hunger and satiety cues and learning to trust one's body's natural signals.
  •  It’s important to move away from viewing food solely as a means to control body composition or appearance and instead, appreciating the joy and social aspects of eating can lead to a healthier and more peaceful approach to nourishment.
  •  Understanding that self-worth is not determined by physical appearance or body composition is crucial.
  •  The concept of flourishing health goes beyond physical appearance and incorporates various aspects of life, including spirituality, relationships, values, work, and mental well-being. Achieving a balanced approach to health involves nurturing all these domains to experience overall wellness.
  •  It’s important to seek support and professional help when dealing with disordered eating patterns and body image issues. Finding a knowledgeable and experienced coach, therapist, or counsellor can lead to transformative self-discovery and improved well-being.

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Tune in to the full episode to gain insights and inspiration on your own path to intuitive eating and wellness.