09 - When Weight Loss Isn't the Goal Anymore With Ashley Peyton
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“I finally kind of came to the realization that it's okay if I gain weight, it's okay if I maintain weight. You know, if I happen to lose weight, that's fine. That's not my goal anymore.” - Ashley Peyton

 

 

 

Welcome to another episode of Rebuilding Trust With Your Body podcast! In today’s episode, I  will be joined by another lady from our Intuitive Eating Made Easy Facebook group, Ashley Peyton. In this episode, Ashley talks about being a picky eater when she was younger and how other people’s comments about her body really affected her relationship with food. She also shares about how she was able to go from absolutely hating exercise, to finally finding joy and excitement in moving her body. And lastly, Ashley shares some tips for those who are curious or who are just about to start with their Intuitive Eating journey. 

 

Hearing about our guest’s journey is definitely my favorite part about these interview episodes. So make sure to tune in until the end to hear about this real life story of someone who has discovered food freedom through Intuitive Eating. Let’s dive in! 

 

Introducing Ashley Payton to the Show

  • Ashley talks about her relationship with food when she was younger 
  • Being a picky eater as a child
  • Trying food one at a time as an adult 
  • Her experience with working with an Intuitive Dietitian
  • Finally enjoying exercise and separated going to the gym from dieting 

 

Her Experience with the Diet Mentality 

  • Joined Weight Watchers and lost so much weight 
  • Gained all the weight back eventually 
  • Dropped Weight Watchers and started reading the Intuitive Eating book

 

Getting Into Intuitive Eating 

  • Learning to be okay with gaining weight
  • Slowly accepting her body 
  • Accepting that losing weight does not necessarily bring happiness
  • Finding food freedom through Intuitive Eating 
  • Learning to be mindful of the hunger cues 

 

Advice for Those Who are New to Intuitive Eating 

  • Approach it in whatever way feels right for you 
  • Accept that it’s a journey, and not a destination 
  • LIve life and eat the way it should be done 
  • Find a community who understands your journey or goes through the same journey as you 

Key Quotes

 

“I finally kind of came to the realization that it's okay if I gain weight, it's okay if I maintain weight. You know, if I happen to lose weight, that's fine. That's not my goal anymore.” - Ashley Peyton

 

“And you realized that you can be happy without losing weight. That weight loss was not your only pathway to happiness.” - Katy Harvey

JOIN the Non-Diet Academy! Feel worthy at any size, and to live a life of total freedom!

https://www.nondietacademy.com 

 

Get My FREE guides for Food Freedom & Body Acceptance: https://www.nondietacademy.com/freebies 

 

Let’s get connected! 

Instagram: @katyharvey.rd

Facebook: KatyHarveyRD

Website: https://katyharvey.net 

 

 

 

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