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017 | Kayla Fitzgerald | Escaping the Traps of Diet Culture Through Intuitive Eating

Released Monday, 5th April 2021
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If you’re currently struggling with body image issues, disordered eating or are feeling the weight of diet culture’s unrealistic standards, pause and consider how long you’re willing to continue that cycle. Look back on all of the years that you’ve struggled with it all. And how many more years lay ahead of you. 
Then, opt out. Obviously it’s not easy and it could take years and years of work but it’s a heck of a lot better than the alternative. It also means you’ll be opting into a lifestyle of respecting your body and fueling it properly. It means you’ll have more energy for running, for momming, for life. 

One route that many mom runners are pursuing on their path toward opting out of diet culture is intuitive eating. 
Kayla Fitzgerald, a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor joins this episode to help us explore the principles of intuitive eating and how they may be of use to all of us runner moms. Kayla received a bachelors of science degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she worked as a Clinical Dietitian. She is now the co-owner of Nutrition Rites where she specializes in Intuitive Eating, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Sports, Allergies, and General Nutrition.

In this episode, Kayla explores the principles of intuitive eating, offers actionable tips to help mom runners tune out the damaging messages of diet culture, provides crucial advice for helping our kids grow up as intuitive eaters and much more.

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