Episode 90: Can Weight Loss Be Body Positive?

November 13, 2019

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Episode Overview

Jen and Annie are joined by Michelle Phillips, aka Coach Sparkles, to discuss body positivity and weight loss and if the two concepts can co-exist. This is a hot topic of discussion and the decision to pursue fat loss goals is so personal. Find out what the Balance365 team has to say. 

 What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Body positivity defined
  • Should weight loss conversations be part of body-positive spaces?
  • Appropriate hashtag usage
  • Weight loss and quality of life
  • Being mindful of where anti-weight loss messages are coming from
  • Good for her not for me – stepping back from judgment
  • Can weight loss be body positive
  • Quitting diets and “one last time”
  • The value of therapy and doing the inner work
  • External pressures on self-care decisions and weight loss related decisions
  • The fear of losing community when making changes



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.