EP62 - Overcoming Fat Phobia & Disordered Eating and Finding Radical Body Acceptance w/ Steph Yeboah of Nerd About Town (Part 1)

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⚠️ TRIGGER WARNING: This episode may not be suitable for people with an active eating disorder or for those who feel vulnerable. In this week's 'sode I'm talking to Steph Yeboah - aka Nerd About Town. Steph shares her experiences of being at the receiving end of fat phobia and bullying, and the subsequent self harm and disordered eating she went through. As Steph explains, she’s gone to really extreme measures to try and get the 'perfect body'. We talk about this really painful place to be in where society & people around you are telling you that your body’s a problem, but you can’t change your body so it really becomes a radical act to accept your body, accept your size and begin to love and respect your body. I also go off on a massive tangent about how the idea of healthy or sensible weight loss in a false economy and explain a bit of the weight science behind it (papers in the show notes for HCPs). Anyway, after we take a little detour into weight science, we got back to talking about body image and more specifically where the body positivity movement is at the moment and why Steph identifies more strongly with fat acceptance and fat positivity rather than body positivity. This is such a great episode, I can't wait to share part 2.

Show Notes:

{Nerd About Town Instagram | Twitter} {Nerd About Town Blog} {Sign up for FOOD FiGHT} {Don't Salt My Game at the London Podcast Festival} {Taylor Swift & Donald Trump} {Stigma & Perpetuation of Obesity} {Weight Bias in Health Care Settings} {The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma} {Weight Discrimination and Risk of Mortality}

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