Nourish Curiosity: Eat Kindly

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Struggling to shed those stubborn pounds? Tired of the constant battle with your weight? Is that sweet tooth calling the shots? In this podcast I explore why you find it so hard to maintain a healthy balanced diet. I give tools that will enable you to make balanced choices around food and I share stories from people who have broken free from both compulsive and restrictive eating habits that have held them back from feeling the freedom, spontaneity, and joy that we all deserve. read less
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Episodes

Breaking Free from the Sugar/Food Addiction Cycle
Jan 11 2024
Breaking Free from the Sugar/Food Addiction Cycle
In this episode the question of whether one is a food or sugar addict takes center stage. I acknowledge the appearance of addictive behaviors, making it challenging to envision a life where sugar is enjoyed in moderation. The revelation comes not from labeling sugar as the core problem but rather as a solution to a deeper issue. The crux of the matter lies in the establishment of a habit where food becomes the go-to escape for uncomfortable emotions such as loneliness, boredom, anxiety, self-doubt, self-pity, and overwhelm. This unconscious turn towards food creates a sense of powerlessness to break the cycle. Attempts to address the issue through diets or sugar avoidance often lead to two outcomes. One may succeed in adhering to the diet, only to find that a single deviation thrusts them back into the starting point. On the other hand, an inability to stick to the diet results in a repetitive cycle of attempts and failures. Both approaches hinge on the belief that food is the root problem. I tried these methods for decades, living in either a highly restricted or compulsive manner, neither of which proved ideal. The turning point came when the focus shifted away from food. Adopting a balanced and compassionate approach, the goal was to learn to cope with uncomfortable emotions without relying on food. My own experience and that or the clients I work with reveals that it is possible to break free from these patterns. Acknowledging that occasional returns to old habits may occur, the key lies in recognizing the learning opportunities within those experiences. With time, perseverance, kindness, and curiosity, you can reach a point where food or sugar is no longer a constant concern. The ability to choose whether to eat something is regained, freeing you from feeling compelled to do so. The illusion of addiction dissipates as courage is summoned to confront the uncomfortable feelings once masked by the reliance on food.
Unveiling the Layers of Compulsive Eating
Dec 20 2023
Unveiling the Layers of Compulsive Eating
Join Fawn Clarke, a nutritional therapist, in this insightful episode of Nourish Curiosity: Eat Kindly. Fawn challenges the common perception that the issue with food is merely a surface problem, asserting that food often becomes the solution to deeper, internal struggles. If you've grappled with weight loss and emotional eating, this episode is a guide to understanding the profound connection between your emotions and your relationship with food. Fawn delves into the core reasons behind compulsive eating, emphasizing that loneliness, overwhelm, self-doubt, and tiredness are often the driving forces. She steers away from traditional weight loss plans, advocating for a more holistic approach that addresses the root causes of our eating habits. Using real-life examples, Fawn takes listeners through a reflective process, exploring layers beneath compulsive eating. By questioning the narratives we tell ourselves about loneliness and our perceived shortcomings, Fawn unveils a path to lasting change. Discover the transformative work of Byron Katie as Fawn encourages listeners to challenge their beliefs. Can questioning the story reveal a more nuanced truth? As beliefs are dissected and stories evolve, a newfound comfort with life emerges, reducing the compulsive need to turn to food. But the exploration doesn't stop there. Fawn also navigates the distinction between being alone and loneliness. Learn how returning to oneself and staying present can dissolve the painful stories that fuel loneliness. If you're tired of cycling through diets and seeking a fresh perspective on your relationship with food, this episode invites you on a journey of self-discovery and mindful nourishment. Tune in to Nourish Curiosity: Eat Kindly, where Fawn Clarke provides profound insights, practical guidance, and a compassionate approach to reshape your relationship with food and, ultimately, with yourself.