Season 2 Episode 15: Mindful Eating with Camerin Ross
Camerin Ross

Today I’m talking with Camerin Ross about her journey with letting go of dieting, accepting her body, and embracing mindful eating and Health at Every Size®. Among other things, we talk about how these changes impacted some of her relationships.

Camerin has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a licensed facilitator for Am I Hungry? ® Mindful Eating programs. She also completed her coach training with MentorCoach® LLC and is currently finishing the Be Nourished, Body Trust® Provider training. Camerin works from a non-diet, Health At Every Size® framework, which respects intersectional dimensions of diversity, including size, shape, and weight. Her integrative coaching model is designed to empower and support her clients in reaching their goals. Camerin works individually and facilitates groups by telephone and online video conferencing around the globe.

Show Highlights:

  • Camerin was a chronic, yo-yo dieter since she was in her teens
  • She felt food had all this power and demonized food
  • She was in a long-term relationship with a partner who demanded body perfection
  • What happens when relationships are built on dieting
  • The Mindful Eating Cycle vs. The Restrictive Eating Cycle
  • Instinctive eating balances eating for pleasure and eating for nutrition
  • The importance of bringing in a compassionate, nurturing voice to your relationship with food
  • Most people have way too much nutrition information and it’s not helpful
  • How research around eating disorders is so flawed
  • Everyone who comes to work with her has a weight-loss goal
  • Trying to drag someone over the HAES® fence doesn’t work and is exhausting
  • Diet mentality makes us think in black and white terms
  • Swimming upstream from the culture is hard and terrifying 
  • How she decided to make her own “circle” or community
  • This movement is growing in leaps and bounds
  • You don’t have to do this healing work alone

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