Dec 21, 2018
Deanna Harder is brutally honest
about her own struggles to free herself, and be a beacon of support
and guidance for others. Today, she shares her experience with
exercise dependence, eating disorders and body issues for over 20
years. She tells us what it was like in the depth of despair, how
she hid it, and how she eventually overcame it. Deanna is now all
about intuition, true health and...even a fine glass of wine. She
reminds us that it’s never too late to get help, and that there is
bravery in vulnerability and openness.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
earliest memories of exercise dependence and severe calorie
restriction, and how it went down a path to a full eating
body dysmorphia is, and what thoughts and actions typically comes
along with the condition.
all consuming battle with bulimia and exercise compulsion, and how
she hid it from her friends all the way throughout high school to
chronic calculation in her head of the need to “earn” her food and
choice to enroll in the bodybuilding as a way to disguise
orthorexia and obsession as dedication and success.
this hidden secret kept Deanna distanced from family and friends
knowing the real authentic her.
turning point where Deanna found strength training and a community
of other women, and saw a counselor for support in
healing breakup letter Deanna wrote to her eating disorder in counseling, and
how it helped her get through the grief of shifting her entire
practice Deanna implemented
of listening to her body and using her intuition to guide her in
her own health and self care.
new love in her life - wine! Why she loves the culture, tradition
and community surrounding wine, and how it helped her heal to savor
and respect the experience.
fitness regime of deadlifting, accessory days and movement
she now helps clients develop a lifestyle of moderation, intuition,
that you are not alone.
never too late to change your life around.
following crazy diets and unrealistic body types!
didn’t want anyone to watch me eat, so I would eat in
you want an addiction to thrive, you get really good at hiding
one on the outside would ever know.”
would protect my eating disorder with my life. It was all I
didn’t know it could be so easy to look good, feel good, and
maintain your body.”
- “Follow women that are rising you up and make
you feel better about yourself.”
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