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I don’t know about you, but I have this mentality of ‘I’m not trying to lose weight but I’m not trying to gain any either’ even though I enjoy eating healthy and working out. We live in a society that promotes thinness and anything other than that is treated unkindly. But think for a moment, what would happen if you took your weight out of the equation in your health and fitness journey? 

In this episode of Girls Gone Healthy, I have with me Megan Hadley, a nutrition therapist, and owner of Simple Nutrition. She has helped hundreds of clients recover from diet culture and believes that all bodies are good bodies and that all food is good food. She explains how she uses the principles of getting healthy on her clients without focusing on the weight. 

Listen in to learn why most weight loss practices are not sustainable for longer periods. You will also learn about other issues related to food that you can manage other your weight.   

Key Takeaways: 

  • The power of intuitive eating in helping you serve your body better and be less concerned about what you eat.  
  • Understanding why most weight loss practices are not sustainable for the long-term.  
  • How food freedom looks like- eating food while honoring your hunger plus moving your body in ways that feel good to you.   
  • How the right timing of meals can help you to enjoy food better. 
  • The strategy of approaching healthy eating without the goal of weight loss. 
  • Why the fear of weight gain is just as harmful as the weight loss pursuit.  

Episode Timeline: 

  • [2:01] Megan describes what she does as a non-diet dietician who uses Health at Every Size informed practice, plus her personal journey with intuitive eating.  
  • [7:26] How Megan helps women see it’s the system of weight loss that’s not working, not them.  
  • [16:50] Helping people manage their other issues around food without weight loss as the primary goal. 
  • [21:13] Megan explains what the Health at Every Size movement means and how she helps her client address their weight gain/ loss issues.  

Quotes: 

  • “We have a lot of these rules to follow as it relates to food and not in a positive way.”– Megan [11:51] 
  • “As long as weight loss is the most primary goal for a person, you’re always looking at external cues in order to drive your decisions when it comes to food.”– Megan [17:22] 
  • “There are other measures to health other than weight.”– Megan [23:49] 

Connect with Megan: simplenutritioncounseling.com  

https://www.instagram.com/nutritionissimple/

 Come join the Girls Gone Healthy fitness community: https://bit.ly/2PZ2zTC 

Megan Hadley, MS, RDN, and LDN is a nutrition therapist and owner of Simple Nutrition, a nutrition counseling practice in Greensboro, NC. She believes that all bodies are good bodies and that from cake to kale, all foods are good foods. After helping hundreds of clients recover from diet culture, Megan knows that when women think less about food and body and more about what really matters to them, they begin to thrive in all areas of their life. When she’s not working, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves cooking, traveling, long naps, good wine, and french fries.

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