082 | Caroline Dooner part 1 on Body Image, Creativity, & ‘The Fuck It Diet’

Caroline-Dooner_avatar_1432421720-277x277I was excited about interviewing today’s guest for weeks. She is seriously so cool and I am a huge fan girl, so naturally I had a lot of questions to ask. We ended up speaking for over 2 hours late one night so I’m actually having to split this episode into 2 parts, the first of which is airing today and covers the first part of Caroline’s story with dieting and restriction as well as some deep talk on body image and weight. If you don’t know Caroline, you’re missing out but no worries after these two episodes you’ll get to know her really well. She’s the ultimate triple threat, an actress, signer, and emotional freedom from food and anti- dieting coach as the founder of the Fuck It Diet. Her approach to food and weight is amazing and her 10 day free mini course on a diet recovery is super awesome. She also offers this rad soul recovery program that is changing lives left and right by helping people tune into their creativity as a way to heal their relationships with themselves, their bodies, and food. 

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My favorite lines & nuggets of wisdom: Some of them are TWEETABLES…Just click right on ‘em!

“In regards to restriction it’s not the food, it’s the state of mind about the food.”

“When you’re living for the future, it never happens.”

“It’s not the weight-loss habits that matter, it’s the way you live your life. It’s the quality of life that you are giving yourself.”

“The more you accept yourself, and love yourself, and want the best for yourself, and are not judging yourself based on how you look, how you weigh or how well you did on your diet today the more likely you are to eat balanced foods.”

“It’s essential for progress on issues, to have people on both sides defending human rights.”

“Your body is so much more powerful and able to regulate in a way that we think is broken.”

“Its not that we are afraid of being fat, it’s about what we make fat mean.”

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The post wasn’t sure I should Share…

181249_1649729243740_877179584_n I wasn’t sure if I should share this, but the message is important so I am. This photo is on my Instragram from 3 years ago (you’d have to scroll until your thumbs spasmed to find it). It depicts my orthorexia perfectly not just because I’m scary skinny for my body but because I’m holding a bouquet of kale like it’s the happiest thing in my life, which at the time kale was which is the scariest thing about this photo. When you get more joy from kale, supplements, and your body than you do about your life, something is off.

That was the case for me, but at the time I had no idea. I had no idea how mentally (& yes physically) sick I was. That’s why I’m sharing.

YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A PHOTO THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM I HAD.

You could have an issue with food & your body without being underweight. Get honest with yourself, what are your thoughts around food & your body? Are they truly healthy?

I have come along way & look nothing like that lollipop girl (head too big for body) I must get honest about something… I DO WANT TO GO BACK THERE sometimes…that’s the f’ed up truth. The nastiest thing is that I still I occasional judge myself in the mirror. If I’m being completely honest, having been at that weight before the thoughts of wanting return to it still plague me from time to time, BUT NOW I am AWARE of how psycho that is, so I choose a different thought, I do not entertain that nasty thought of not feeling good enough at my current size and wanting to be that thin again. Now I choose to seek out role models who are rocking it at whatever size they are meant to be.

Why do I still want to return to this scary image above? Many reasons:

-I could blame the fact that society idolizes this type of shape.

-I could blame the fact that “thin privilege” does exist, and that we idolize the thin as “healthy” even when it is far from it.

-I could blame the fact that when I was this weight, I received “compliments” like “you’re so tiny” & “you can wear whatever you want.” (I also had many people concerned & trying to help me [save me] at the same time, thank you!)  I was often still applauded for this size… & that my friends, is CRAZY f-ed up shit!katie011

But here’s the thing,  I don’t ‘blame’ anything, rather I’m grateful. Yes, I’m grateful I still have these thoughts because I realize how f’ed up they are & I was meant to share this with you & my mission is to shift this societal paradigm.

Bottom-line: I could choose to make my body my masterpiece by spending hours exercising and controlling my food OR I could make my LIFE my masterpiece & be my natural size, believe I’m good enough there, and love my life as a way to TAKE A STAND AGAINST “THIN PRIVILEGE” & SOCIETY’S WARPED IDEAL OF BEAUTY. I choose the latter, who is with me? If you are in tell me. I need a crew to do this with me if I am to succeed.  That was deep. But you guys, I’m seeing so much disordering eating shit around me and I just want to help so bad it kills me sometimes. That’s my honest truth. Thanks for reading this. & Listen to this episode if you want more on my story.

Taking Isabel Foxen Duke’s Masterclass Stop Fighting Food drastically helped me. She will be launching it again soon & if you want in or her free intro video course sign up here.  Let me know if you’re down to heal this craziness with me or if you want additional one-on-one support from me, having one-one-one coaches and mentors was the biggest thing that helped me through this. Check out my coaching program here. 

Special Guest Who Will Help You Not Be Crazy Around Food

Today there’s a very special guest in Wonderland. Isabel Foxen Duke, emotional freedom from food guru is here and speaks about body image, tips to not be food crazy during the holidays, normal eating, and business marketing strategies for capturing the attention of people who need to hear the message even when they don’t want it (they just want to lose weight).

-Check out out interview we mention  for The Beauty Bean: How Emotional Eating Can Be A Good Thing.  

Our original long-form podcast interview on #WWRadio where we get into many concepts including Isabel’s background and main principles.

-Hang out with Isabel here!

Rad Quote to Tweet: 

“You think you have a food problem, but that won’t exist if you didn’t have a body image problem.” @isabelfoxenduke via #wellnesswonderland w/ @katiedalebout

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