In this conversation, Kylie shares her journey from starting a food blog, to struggling with her own eating disorder and disordered eating afterwards, to now working with people with eating disorders. We also chat about the potential harm of visiting and reading ‘healthy eating’ blogs.
Finding Body Freedom with Kylie Mitchell
• Struggled with her own eating disorder.
• “What if gaining some weight freed me from my eating disorder thoughts?”
• Kylie slowly started building a life that was more than just exercise, food, and getting good grades in school.
Kylie’s Healthy Happy Lifestyle
• Building a life that isn’t just about exercise and food.
• Allowing herself to take up as much space in this world as she needs to, in terms of her body size.
• Intuitive Eating and allowing her body to determine it’s own set point weight. “It’s not my job to determine my weight. It’s my body’s job.”
Mindset Shift Insights
• Try to unsubscribe from triggering and (un)healthy lifestyle blogs.
• Nutrition is neutral. It’s not good or bad.
• Be sure you are getting factual information regarding nutrition.
• It is okay to gain weight and take up more space in this world, especially if you need to gain weight in order to healthy/stop the diet cycle.
• You are not a sponge. You are allowed to hear things and disagree with them.
• There are much more interesting things about you than your body size.
Some Terms Used:
CEDRD- Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian.
Non-Diet RD- A Registered Dietitian who does not promote dieting.
Intuitive Eating Approach- Uses the principles of the book ‘Intuitive Eating’ by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
Health at Every Size- Uses the principles and concepts in the book ‘Healthy at Every Size’ by Dr. Linda Bacon
All About Kylie
Kylie Mitchell, MPH, RDN, LD is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and HAES.
When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian in Houston, TX. She loves yoga, going on vacation to Southern California as much as possible, time with her husband & dog, and oversharing on IG.