Episode 71: How To Reclaim Your Life From Orthorexia With Maddy Moon

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 71 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Today we are thrilled to be interviewing freedom mindset coach Maddy Moon. After hiding behind fear, perfection, and a risk aversion for many years, Maddy knows what it’s like to play small, downplay your own existence, and only hope that one day it will all be worth it. Today Maddy’s mission is to help you realize the heart pounding fact that you’ve only been giving one life and every day you’re faced with a choice to either to make the most of it unapologetically, or fight against who you’re really meant to be. Her work and story has been featured in The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, The Daily Mail, Vice, and ABC News Nightline. Maddy is the host of a top ranked podcast, “Mind Body Musings” and can be found passionately exclaiming her love for taking life by it’s golden, glittery reigns on her online space MaddyMoon.com. With the explosion of diet plans and gurus proclaiming their way of eating to be the only acceptable one, our sense of identity and value as a person can become entangled with the way we eat. Maddy Moon has lived through the exhausting fight to eat and look a certain way instead of be the person she’s really meant to be. Today hear Maddy share her personal story of orthorexia and how she overcame it to live a bold life of true purpose and power. You’ll learn tools to overcome orthorexic mindset and hear insightful tips on how to begin to reclaim your true sense of self-worth and discover innate passion in life. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Maddy:  Did you have a hard time getting on board with the idea that recovering from orthorexia was something important to do? What were some of the most powerful tools you used to overcome your orthorexia behaviors and mindset? Where do you feel like it came from for you to get that internal motivation and clarity? What would you recommend to people who just aren’t feeling aligned with what their working toward quite yet, but they know it’s the right direction to move in? Is there anything that you feel tends to be one of the more common issues that come up that people are not dealing with appropriately that is driving their disordered behavior? Do you have any tips for people about how to start to build that self-worth that is not related to the state of their body? Do you have any recommendations or tips for people who want to discover what lights them up, but they don’t even know even know where to start? If you had to tell someone who’s struggling with orthorexic behaviors and obsession with diet and exercise what they should look forward to on the other side of that, what would you say? What has it been like traveling around the world, and living in other countries, and pursuing that part of your passion? Where do you see your business going in the next couple months or years? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com MaddyMoon.com Mind Body Musings Podcast Follow Maddy on Instagram, You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 71 of The Ancestral RDs. For the first time today, I’m going to be going by my new married name, which is Kelsey Kinney. I kind of was just like okay, I probably should just change everything over, even though my new website’s not ready. I changed things on my website, I’ll be changing my Facebook page soon. I’m kind of getting everything all together. It’s surprising how much of a process that is. But, I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: I don’t even know who you are anymore. Kelsey: I know, I’m a new person. Laura: I feel like it’s been at this point almost 5 years that we’ve been working together. Kelsey: Yes. Laura: Just now you’re name is changing.