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How to Identify, Confront, and Overcome the Shame Cycle #minimizememaximizeME

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Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

Fat shaming is a real thing. Shame in general sucks. It's devastating to a person's mental, emotional, and physical health. Sarah's done a ton of work to overcome shame in her life. If you’ve dealt with shame, you’re not alone. Sarah’s going to walk you through a concrete exercise in this video you can do to help break the shame cycle.

If you’re on the other side of the coin, and have shamed a loved one hoping it would motivate them to get healthy, you're also not alone. It can be so hard to know what to say and how to say it. Sarah gives some golden pieces of advice for how to compassionately motivate someone to change their behavior without shaming them.

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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic Intro

[3:28] What Sarah’s doing for exercise.

[9:48] What Sarah is planning to do to be more consistent with logging her food.

[16:04] What exactly is shame and how does it start to creep into our lives?

[19:52] How the shame cycle caused Sarah to question if she was worthy of love.

[26:16] The 3 levels of fat shaming.

[29:40] How to respond when your friends and family make comments about your weight or food choices.

[33:04] “Shame, or anger is our primary way to make someone do what we want them to do in our family, what’s a better way to motivate someone to get healthy besides shaming them?” 


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