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.



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!