Heart Food Podcast | 014 | The food healing timeline

In this solo episode, Ashley discusses the food healing timeline, a framework she created to help others see and honor where they are in their journey. After working with dozens of other women (and going through it herself!), she’s seen characteristic steps each person goes through as they begin to heal their relationship with food.

She outlines these steps to help you achieve your own food freedom and long-term health. She discusses an optional elimination diet, which she believes is an amazing (but temporary) tool to help you figure out what foods actually work for your body.

The food healing timeline:

– Dieting/bingeing
– Fed up
– Legalization & allowing ALL foods
– Elimination diet
– Reintroduction
– Day-in & day-out food freedom

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  1. JG

    January 24th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I had a breakthrough moment today. I am 5 days in to the Whole Life Challenge. In my past I would stick religiously to the nutrition guidelines and deprive myself of things I loved during the challenge and then let myself eat what I want when it was over (…and then over and over and over again). I have been on this journey for a few months and found this podcast so helpful in documenting what I feel like I have been trying to do on my own for years. Today I woke up and realized that I’ve been eating nothing but dried fruit lately. Like constantly. It’s compliant technically so I don’t have to deduct points from my score, but obviously no one needs to eat raisins, Lara bars, Rx Bars, and nuts all day long. I realized that I have also been thinking about a piece of toast for two days. Staring at the toaster while making my kids breakfast. So today, at lunch, I had my yummy soup I made with greens and goodness, and a freaking piece of toast. And it was delicious. And now I don’t feel like I will be devouring raisins and larabars all afternoon. Thanks for this – I can’t wait for your course next week!

  2. thegrizzlykitchen

    January 25th, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Hey Joanne! Thank you so much for this!!! This is exactly what I try to convey – that no external plan, person, book, etc etc etc should dictate (in the long run) how we decide to eat. Only we know what we want, how we operate, what will please us, and what works for our bodies. When we realllyyy want something (delicious toast in your case – nothing like it!), but say we can’t have it, or it isn’t “allowed”, then this is precisely what happens… we eat around it, and we end up eating more stuff that we don’t actually want! I’m sure after you ate the toast yesterday you were super happy/satisfied. Once we give ourselves permission to eat what we want (as long as it doesn’t necessarily hurt us physically like an intolerance or allergy), then the foods aren’t such a big deal and there isn’t an urge to binge/overeat. You simply eat what you’re in the mood for, are satisfied, and move on – so brainspace & mental energy can be cleared up for something else 🙂 I’m so glad you are part of the course. I’ll be talking about lots of this & more! BTW – do you mind if I share your comment (anonymously of course)? I’d love for people to see an awesome example of the breakthroughs that can happen. XO

  3. JG

    January 25th, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Yes! I’m fine with you sharing anonymously! And yes, I had a cup of coffee mid-afternoon and made it all the way to dinner without feeling that urge to grab a larabar. Felt great this morning too! I’m training right now and I really feel like I need a more balanced diet than WLC or Whole 30 allows when training hard, so its nice to feel in control even when I eat something like bread (which I used to see as a trigger for me and would spiral into a pint of ice cream afterward. Looking forward to next week!

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