SNR #284: Simone Harding – Tackling Negative Body Image & Weight Stigma

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Guest Bio

Simone Harding

Simone is an Intuitive Eating Counsellor, currently finishing MSc Nutrition and Behaviour at Bournemouth University. She is also a PhD Counselling psychology candidate. Her academic research area is body image and adaptive eating, and she practices as a therapist in the field of nutrition, chronic dieting, body image and eating disorders.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • The scale of the problem of negative body image
  • Tying appearance to self-worth & personal identity
  • External drivers of negative body image
  • Root causes of obesity
  • Why “self-responsability” isn’t helpful at scale
  • Steps in modifying body image
  • Self-talk: moving from negative to neutral to positive
  • Can non-weight loss interventions improve health to the same degree as those that lead to weight loss in “at risk” groups (e.g. those with diabetes or with obesity)?

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