This week I’m talking to Lily Sloane, MFT, a San Francisco-based psychotherapist with a background in treating eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. She is also a composer/independent audio producer and creator of the podcast A Therapist Walks Into a Bar and the community radio show Radical Advice on BFF.fm.
Listen to Lily discuss the role the inner critic plays in disordered and the lure of dieting as a means to fixing life’s more complicated problems.
- What it was like to grow up in a religious environment focused on health food
- All the compliments that come with weight-loss assume you are doing great
- Working on the inner critic was helpful in healing disordered eating but wasn’t radical enough
- How the inner critic can take over mindful or intuitive eating
- Chronic dieting dovetails with capitalist ideas of always having to be fixing yourself
- Veiling talk about weight in talk about “health”
- The difference between correlation and causation
- How she is open with her clients about her own struggles so they know they are not alone
- Declining getting weighed at the doctor’s office
- One can work on their health without focusing on their weight
- Learning to accept that we go through different seasons of life which will impact how we eat and move
- How loving your body all the time is unrealistic
- The impact of being single on how she eats
- How she has to try to not solve life’s problems by going on a diet
- Popular wellness models such as “clean eating” are very puritanical
- French fries fried in beef drippings are delicious!