Maryann Jacobsen: Registered Dietitian, Family Nutrition & Health Expert, Independent Author

Mothers, Daughters, Food, and Body Image with Karen Diaz

Mothers, Daughters, Food, and Body Image with Karen Diaz

If there’s one theme I’ve heard repeatedly regarding moms, daughters, food, and body image, it’s this: Mom has poor body image and food issues (to varying degrees). Despite this struggle, mom wants to keep her issues from infecting her daughter. She hides this part of herself, hoping her daughter never finds out the truth. She doesn’t share her unhappiness with her body, doesn’t restrict food at home, and never brings up the subject of weight. Yet despite this cover-up, mom often watches her daughter walk the same painful path. What gives? Today’s’ show we get right into why this happens. It’s not about helping only girls or only moms, it’s about healing both at the same time. The goal is to end the legacy of body dissatisfaction and food struggle that gets handed down from generation to generation. Dietitian Karen Diaz shares insight from her experience working at an eating disorder clinic and helping moms and daughters over the last six years. Karen is certified in intuitive eating and uses her Signature Program Break Free to guide women in overcoming dysregulated eating and body image struggles. Her soon-to-be-published book Within is aimed at helping moms and daughters come to peace with their bodies and food so they can build a healthy and happy home.

Duration: 1 hr 9 min

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