Women Taking Leaps - Interview with Meg Dixon
Taking the leap to couple her healing experience and her academic study of nutrition to transform the lives of individuals struggling with a disordered relationship with food
In this podcast recording of our live Instagram interview, Meg and I dig into the process that led her from what she calls "a very dark place" of disordered eating and exercise to present day, where she lives & breaths intuitive eating and consults clients in her health practice Nourishing Minds Nutrition.
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Meg shares with me that one of her greatest personal successes has been sharing her story - and its impact on her community.
The food blogging and social media space is rife with misinformation, triggering content, and food "trends" that often do more harm than good. Where individuals are going to promote health and wellness, we still see "diet culture" that advertises restricting certain foods, performing specific exercises, and glorifying bodies that we see in snapshots that may not truly depict reality.
Meg and her business partner Victoria created Nourishing Minds Nutrition as an avenue to challenge the media's perceived food norms and to guide clients down the page of intuitive eating.
"Intuitive eating is a philosophy of eating that makes you the expert of your body and its hunger signals."
Quoted from Healthline.
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating, as outlined by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, authors of the aforementioned title:
6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor
7. Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food
8. Respect Your Body
9. Exercise–Feel the Difference
10 Honor Your Health
1. Reject the Diet Mentality
2. Honor Your Hunger
3. Make Peace with Food
4. Challenge the Food Police
5. Respect Your Fullness
See the expanded principles at intuitiveeating.org
In our interview, Meg is quick to clarify that while she practices intuitive eating and intuitive living, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Some of the aspects outlined in Intuitive Eating theology may be triggering or nearly impossible for individuals recovering from an eating disorder. Though her nutrition practice doesn't focus solely on disordered eating relationships, having a trusted and medically educate guide through your recovery journey can be the difference between struggle and healing.
Listen to the full interview on DSound.
If you're a foodie, a health-conscious eater, or someone exploring life without the diet-mentality, I encourage you to go beyond this podcast and explore Meg Dixon's blog. She's a writer, and hilarious commentator, a stellar recipe maker, and a resource for healing.
Share in the comments if this interview resonated with you, left you with questions, or has inspired you to take the next step in your health journey!
Meg Dixon is no stranger to the struggle with food or its numerous root-causes. For years, Meg has catalogued her healing journey and shared countless inspiration and helpful articles to impact the lives of those struggling with disordered eating. In her years studying nutrition, Meg found clarity on her own pathway to healthy eating and is now a champion of the concept: intuitive eating, and arguably intuitive living. She now has a weekly podcast, a partnership consulting firm, and serves hundreds of women through her Facebook group: Nourishing Minds Tribe.
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