In today’s episode, of The Daily Sweat Podcast, Ariana  talks with Andrea Zimmering, a certified nutritionist and founder of Bite Wellness Consulting, who overcame her own food insecurities to help other women learn to harness the power of food positivity. In their conversation,

Key Points of Discussion 

  • What is food positivity? 
  • What is “food shaming”? 
  • How our language shapes how we view food  
  • How to find a balance between eating healthy vs feeling bad about eating “bad food” 
  • How do you start restoring your relationship with food? 
  • The key messaging health professionals that need to pass on to their clients 

 Notable Quotables 

“What ended up happening, I stopped enjoying food the way I used to it.” (Andrea Zimmering) 

“I just felt completely broken with my food and my body…” (Andrea Zimmering) 

“I started to recognize that at the end of the day, it was most important for me to just feel good….” (Andrea Zimmering) 

“…my hope for people is that we don’t train ourselves to eat through negative reinforcement but instead through positive reinforcement because it tends to be a better long-term strategy.” (Andrea Zimmering) 

“When’re we in a stress state, our body doesn’t prioritize digestion.” (Andrea Zimmering) 

Resources Mentioned 

Books 

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything – Geneen Roth 

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle -Michelle May 

Podcasts 

The Daily Sweat podcast (Thanks Andrea for the shout out!) 

The Psychology of Eating podcast 

The Highest Self podcast  

Connect with Andrea 

Website: Bite Wellness 

LinkedIn: Andrea Zimmering 

Facebook: Bite Wellness FB page 

Instagram: Bite Wellness IG page 

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  • Elainehand65@gmail.com
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    Great topic to listen to today…It is nice to follow how your topics of the day are going. I try hard not to be shamed but sometimes do when I get hangry…I too feel I will make a choice I later regret. Hi Andrea😛

    • ariana
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      Thanks for your input, Elaine! I totally feel you on the hanger…it’s something I’m sure many of us can relate to!

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