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Let Us Eat Cake

Nov 11, 2021

In this week’s episode, Hannah and Ali talk all things Intuitive Eating Principle #9: Movement- Feel the Difference. Exercise can many times go hand in hand with diet culture so when learning how to reconnect to food and start to trust your body, it can get confusing deciding if, when or how to start to exercise. On this week’s episode Hannah and Ali are joined by certified personal trainer Julie Newbry. Julie is passionate about helping her clients use exercise as a form of self-care rather than punishment while focusing on health promoting behaviors rather than weight or aesthetics so she was the perfect person to answer all your listener questions on incorporating movement while recovering from diet culture. As I am exercising more I have been noticing more binge urges and behaviors- do I have to give up exercise that I actually enjoy and which has been helping my mental health infinitely, or do I carry on while consciously ignoring the disordered voices in my head until they go away? Is it wrong to like the changes to my body and attention I am getting as I feel more toned and fit? Is it counterproductive to Intuitive Eating to feel like I need to force myself to exercise? Is it okay to not listen to your intuition when it comes to exercise, especially if it means you’ll give up exercise forever?  Is it okay for exercise to be taking up a lot of my time and energy if it’s helping me get stronger and healthier (vs thinner and more focused on the number of the scale)? Is it okay for exercise to be a huge part of my life and identity? When it comes to exercise, diet culture gives a lot rules and “shoulds” which can make choices feel anything but intuitive. In this week’s episode Hannah, Ali and Julie will help you connect to the ‘why’ behind movement and help you feel the difference when movement is not guided by rigid rules or diet culture B.S.. Oh and spoiler alert- you don’t have a moral obligation to move your body but if you want to, this episode will help you do it in a kind, compassionate and FUN way.

Make sure to head over to the @eatcakepod Instagram account Thursdays at 3pm PST for a live support "Snack Time & Chill"- a chance for a supported snack at a physical distance, to ask your nutrition questions and have some laughs along the way. 

How to find Julie Newbry:

On Instagram @the.intuitive.trainer

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This season focuses on the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. For more information on Intuitive Eating check out

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