Episode 50: Can You Love Your Body And Still Want To Change It?

January 23, 2019

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Episode Overview

Can you love your body and still want to change it? The answer to this question depends greatly on who you ask. Some people in the body-positive camp think that weight loss and self-love can’t co-exist, while the diet and fitness industry encourages self-hatred. Does the truth lie somewhere in the messy middle? Tune in for Jen, Annie and Lauren’s discussion on the topic.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Has the body positivity pendulum swung too far?
  • Change as a natural consequence of habits and behaviors
  • Mindset blocks and change
  • What research says about how much control you have over your body
  • Altering appearance for self-expression
  • Examining motivations for changes
  • Being realistic about timing of changes
  • Is there way too much overthinking going on?
  • Mothering yourself
  • Identifying when you need self-compassion and when you need tough love
  • The answer to the question of the day!



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!