Ep.108 Liberte Free to Be

Food freedom & learning to love your body again,

with non diet nutrition expert

Mel Wakeman











*Trigger warning- This episode discusses healing and recovering from disordered eating and poor body image.

 I'll be honest after years of yoyo dieting and disordered food habits I've been avoiding this subject on the podcast because I still see so much pressure on women to be a certain size and body shape pushed by the media and advertising.

I've been following this weeks guest for awhile now and I really like her approach to finding food freedom and breaking down those negative thought patterns so I knew I had to invite her on the show.

Mel Wakeman specialises in non-diet nutrition and counselling for eating disorders and disordered eating, chronic dieting, compulsive exercise, weight and body image concerns, all through a weight inclusive lens. She also runs the food freedom community and hosts the podcast Cake Over Keto.

Subjects covered-

  • Mel's story
  • How Mel faced her own food demons
  • The manipulation of the diet industry
  • Breaking down the negative narrative around food and our bodies
  • There is more than one way to have a healthy happy body and it doesn't involve dieting
  • Where do the 'food rules' come from?
  • Learning to appreciate our bodies
  • Why women in midlife are vulnerable to eating disorders
  • What part do our hormones play in midlife and our changing bodies
  • Stigma and discrimination of our bodies in todays society

To find out more from Mel visit-

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Keep being fabulous
Rachel x

(Music credited to Scott Holmes- By Big Adventure

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