Episode 97: Getting Real With Balance365 Co-Founder Jennifer Campbell

January 22, 2020


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Episode Overview

It has been a wild ride for Balance365 co-founder Jennifer Campbell, who, after many years of an ongoing struggle to find true self-love, was able to settle into a balanced life and peace with her body. Jen tells us all about her experience as a model from the age of 14 to 19, which set her on a path to trying every diet under the sun (seriously, there’s nothing she hasn’t tried) and even began to hate her body during and after her pregnancies. Ultimately, she came to understand that her journey had caused her physical and mental damage, and slowly, by forming new habits and mindset changes, her pendulum began to settle in the center. This is an emotional, but important, episode.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode

  • All about Jen’s modeling career and the toll it took
  • Messages about women’s bodies and how they have changed in the 1990s, 2000s, and today
  • Experiencing body changes in pregnancy and depression
  • Seeking validation from your partner when you don’t love your body
  • Feeling like your body is “damaged goods” after pregnancy
  • How just one thought caused Jen to start her journey of change
  • How some of the worst diets Jen has been on were recommended by medical doctors
  • Scientific studies that disproved a lot of accepted weight loss methods
  • Bias in medicine and how medical professionals buy into diet culture
  • How Jade Beall’s viral photography helped Jen to realize she could celebrate her body
  • Being a healthy, balanced role model for your children
  • How Jen has gotten to the point of merely observing, not reacting, to weight loss and gain

Resources

Transcript

Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.

ChelseyLoveYYC

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 :)

beckyvb

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!

Rawksanne

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!