Intuitive Eating With Judith Matz
Your relationship with food doesn’t have to be a struggle. Judith Matz sheds light on why diets rarely work and the power of reconnecting with your body through intuitive eating!
In this episode, Cathy and Judith discuss:
- Judith’s struggle with food and what it taught her about dieting
- What it means to truly be at peace with food and how Judith works with people with a diet mindset
- The psychological and physiological reasons of diet failure
- Unhooking weight loss from exercise and adding foods vs. taking away
- How intuitive eating answers questions about when, what and how much to eat
- Making a match vs. filling a feeling that isn’t filled
- Why planning groceries is helpful for intuitive eating and addressing scarcity
- How to help someone who claims to be an emotional eater
- Scope of practice and when a health coach should make a referral to a therapist
- Why weight loss shouldn’t be the main focus of health coaching
- Destigmatizing obesity and working within the Health At Every Size framework
- Details about the Making Peace with Food Card Deck
Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW, is a therapist and nationally recognized speaker on the topics of diet culture, binge eating, emotional eating, body image, and weight stigma. She is co-author of The Making Peace with Food Card Deck, The Body Positivity Card Deck, The Diet Survivor’s Handbook, and Beyond a Shadow of a Diet. Her work has been featured in the media including NPR, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping and Psychotherapy Networker. Judith has a private practice in the Chicago area.
- “The minute I make things forbidden, they started to glitter…the minute something’s being taken away, it increases in value.”
- “At its core, intuitive eating is about helping people reconnect to their own bodies and trusting themselves.”
- “Planning is very important. It’s important to have groceries, it’s important to have the foods you like.”
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