Episode 45: Empowering Body Confidence With Summer Innanen

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 45 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 interviewing Summer Innanen, the empowering woman changing the relationship women have with their bodies to inspire self-love and kick negative body image to the curb once and for all. Summer Innanen is a Body Image Coach specializing in helping women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of deprivation and guilt through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. It's time to defy the conventional standards and redefine beauty.  Listen to today's podcast to jump on the path to realizing that the perfect body really is the one you have. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Summer: Summer's story: You used to be a Paleo nutrition consultant, and now you’re a body image coach who teaches women how to eat whatever they want and love their bodies regardless of their appearance. How did you get to this point? Your story is a great example of healthy behaviors gone wrong. Do you think it’s possible for women to approach health and fitness from a place of self-love while still pursuing a weight loss goal? Or do you believe weight loss is a worthless goal in the first place? Since you have a nutrition background, you obviously know more about nutrition than the average person. When you’re choosing what to eat, does nutrition cross your mind at all these days? Are there things you eat simply for the health value, or is that something you stopped doing after you liberated yourself from the dieting mindset? I’m sure a lot of women listening to this podcast think that eating whatever they want sounds fantastic, but that this way of eating can’t apply to them because they have a health condition like an autoimmune disease or digestive disorder. How does what you teach apply to women who have serious illnesses that are being managed by a more restrictive diet than the type you encourage? I love how you approach the topic of the inner critic, or as you call it the “evil doppelgänger.” Tell us about who the inner critic is and how she affects our decisions about what to eat, how to exercise, and how we feel about ourselves. You run a group program called Rock Your Body where you teach women how to escape the negative body image that controls their thoughts and behaviors, and start living in a way that is free of body shame, obsessive dieting and exercise, and self-doubt. Tell us a little about that program and what big changes you’ve seen in past participants lives after going through it? Links Discussed: Link to free video campaign: http://theancestralrds.com/rockyourbody/  Summer's website: SummerInnanen.com Find Summer on Facebook and Twitter Listen to Summer's Fearless Rebelle Radio TRANSCRIPT Laura: Hi everyone. Welcome to Episode 45 of the Ancestral RDs podcast. I’m Laura Schoenfeld, and with me as always is Kelsey Marksteiner. Kelsey: Hey everybody. Laura: So Kelsey, I know I was mentioning to you on the call before, you didn’t watch the Oscars last night, right? Kelsey: I did not. I’ve heard some of the winners. We were talking about this before, but yay Leo! Good for him! Laura: I know. I have this undying love for him that... I don’t know if he could ever be in a movie that I would not want to see. Kelsey: Right. Laura: I haven’t seen the Revenant yet. It looks a little scary, but I might wait until it comes out on DVD or whatever to watch at home so I’m not totally freaked out. Kelsey: Yeah. I think the only movie I haven’t seen with him in it is The Great Gatsby just because I heard it was terrible. Did you see that one? Laura: Oh, no. I liked it. Kelsey: You did? Laura: It’s not great. I don’t know how to describe it. I love Baz Luhrmann,