83: I Don’t Like the Way I Feel About My Body

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By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, and MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

"Body image is the picture you hold in your mind of your body."

When you hold a negative picture or are dissatisfied with your body, it can be a significant predictor of compulsive overeating, binge eating, emotional distress, depression, and problems in your relationships. Having positive feelings about your body if you are in a bigger body may be difficult in a culture filled with images of the thin “ideal,” but it’s not impossible.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  1. How childhood adversity or trauma affects body image.

  2. Why you may have trouble knowing what you are feeling.

  3. How eating can be part of your survivor self’s playbook.

  4. How to tap into your body’s wisdom.

Thanks for listening! Schedule a free consult to discuss your food and body image issues: https://findingyouranchor.as.me/CONSULT The Anchor Program is a 12-week non-diet program offering ONLINE group and individual sessions for the treatment of binge eating, emotional eating, food addiction, and compulsive overeating. Want to learn more about the Anchor Program? https://AnchorProgram.com Where you can find me: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-healing https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolynRoss Be sure to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and leave us a rating and a review!

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