Food can often be something we turn too after a betrayal in our to make ourselves feel better, which can lead to emotional and compulsive overeating. Stephanie Dodier has dedicated her life to helping women begin the journey of reconciling their relationship with food after betrayal and stop overeating. Today we are tackling everything from body neutrality to self-acceptance, self-compassion, and binge eating.

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Overeating is not a symptom of being broken. You are working through your betrayal experience and using food as a way to work through the pain. It can be a vicious circle, but by understanding what drives your desire to eat and tips on how you can work to become more present when you eat, Stephanie is here to help guide you through this phase. 

You can’t change what you are not aware of, and by taking your compulsive eating as a learning experience you can work with your body to reconnect to acceptance. Have you or do you currently struggle with emotional or binge eating? Let us know where you are on this journey in the comments below.

In This Episode

  • Emotional eating and what drives it
  • Why it’s okay to not have wired in will power
  • The first steps you should take after bingeing
  • Working with your body image and body neutrality
  • What you can do at this moment to begin your healing


“We have a betrayal experience, we feel pain, we then turn to food as a way of numbing that pain. Yet, we don’t know that most of us are not conscious of that, and therefore we think we are broken, that were out of control, that we don’t have will power because that’s what the diet weight loss industry is telling us.” (2:04)

“What I am here to tell you is that same power that betrayal has on your life, it has on your food.” (3:37)

“It’s an out of body experience. Because you are running away from the pain that caused you to binge. Like the pain that you didn’t know what to do with, it’s too painful so you are leading your body into that binge mode.” (9:59)

“Self-love is great, but what we really need is self-acceptance and self-compassion.” (14:38)

“What I want women to leave with today is that there is a positive that you can learn from your relationship to food and your body.” (18:46)


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