Weight loss and Food Culture: Using our power and awareness to show up in the world
Ali Shapiro: the Feelings Behind How Feed Yourself
Are you down with how you look and feel? Maybe? Sometimes?
I try not to have conversations that obsess on diet and what we feed ourselves. I find the whole conversation rather self-focused. Yet, when talking with Ali Shapiro, she unpacks the beliefs that create the feelings that we experience. If we want to change our habits, we need to shift our beliefs, and to do that, we need a fundamental shift in mindset around how we make meaning in the world.
Ali is very sweet and kind, but she is also a sharp shooter. In this conversation we remove the taboo in talking about what is going on behind the scenes with carrying excess weight. You’ll learn:
- How to shift to a “boss mindset” and how it is different from ‘external meaning making’
- The importance of hunger and how it relates to vulnerability
- The best way to parent according Carl Jung
You’ll also get insight into how we understand self-acceptance. What are the beliefs that we have that create the feelings that we experience? Unpack yours in this episode.
In this conversation with Ali Shapiro we talk about:
- Approaches to changing the beliefs to shift your habits
- Gut micro biome changes how we relate to stress
- What is possible with teen girls
- Are you complaining about the problem that you are perpetuating?
- How to exercise our power of choice
- The shift from food-based narcissism to sustenance for a purposeful life.
What you will learn in this Episode:
- Is your focus on food or weight a distracting you from your deeper purpose?
- Why it is important to streamline your nourishment
- How food is often a procrastination technique
Links from the Conversation:
Girls Who Code
Ali Shapiro’s Website
Ali’s Official Blog
Girl Who Code, Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO
Dr. Kelly Brogan
Quoted in this Episode:
“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
“The greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.”
Quoted in this Episode:
“In the ‘boss mentality’ it isn’t that you don’t care what the external world thinks, it’s that you know when that will serve your agenda.” – Ali Shapiro
“Streamline nourishment. Streamline how you nourish yourself for optimization and get on with your life.” – Cate Stillman
Ali Shapiro’s Bio
Ali is a health coach pioneering a new way to approach food, health and weight loss. She combined her background in functional medicine and holistic nutrition, to create an innovative health coaching method, Truce with Food ™, while at the University of Pennsylvania earning her Masters degree in the field of Coaching. Her work is also informed by her own 18 year weight struggle and teenage cancer diagnosis.