Heart Food Podcast | 030 | Kim Schaper – Eating disorders, food obsession, purpose, & using spirituality to heal

Episode 30 of Heart Food Podcast is live & it’s a heart-centered must listen.

Kim Schaper, a woman’s coach & trainer focusing on body confidence, weight management, fitness, & disordered eating, joins me on the show today for one of the most honest & open conversations we’ve had thus far. Kim has an incredible story that’s a beautiful example of turning your struggles into service. We go deep in this episode and cover all aspects (spiritual, mental, emotional, physical) of getting & staying healthy & fit.

We cover:

– Kim’s story
– Using spirituality to heal
– Turning your struggle into service & purpose
– Practicing gratitude
– Taking full responsibility for your healing
– Physiological & psychological reasons for food obsession
– Distress tolerance & opposite action
– Building confidence & resilience by withstanding difficult emotions
– Developing healthy coping skills & strategies
– The illusion of “arrival” & sitting with discomfort
– Changing brain chemistry for habits
– Gut health & cravings
– Pursuing fat loss while staying nourished & happy
– Seeing health as holistic
– Kim’s approach to fitness
– Nutrition for fat loss

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