#039 Drop the Rules and Live the Free Life with Karen Diaz, RD


In this episode of IMperfectly Health, I interview fellow Dietitian, Karen Diaz – a registered dietitian certified in intuitive eating who helps women overcome eating and body image struggles. She earned her bachelor of science in dietetics from James Madison University and completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Cornell Campus. After graduating, Karen gained experience in pediatrics, food allergies, and weight management both at UMDNJ University Hospital and the research department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She also worked at the Renfrew Center. Currently she assists women through her signature program, Break Free, which you can learn more about at TheFreeLife.com

In this episode, you are going to hear Karen share expertise and experience around:

  • her own experience growing up around addiction and food/body challenges
  • how most women to some degree struggle with food and their body
  • all she learned about the roots of food/body challenges by running an eating disorder clinic
  • how personal boundaries and being assertive are connected to emotional eating
  • How women are starving to be seen and heard
  • the themes of control, envy and not good enough are operating under the food/body struggle
  • how she guides women to become intuitive eaters with confidence and ease
  • how self trust and being your own authority in life is KEY to end the food obsession
  • why your mind needs rest just like your body
  • her insights on diet culture and the body positivity movement
  • how you can harness your “inner rebel” in a positive way towards something other than food
  • how young girls learn to struggle with food and their body by watching the women in their lives struggle as well
  • how she teaches her kids to have a healthy relationship with food.
  • the power of creating a family manifesto

Karen’s Website – http://thefreelife.com/

Karen’s Podcast – http://thefreelife.com/podcast/

Karen’s Book – Within, http://thefreelife.com/shop/ 

Follow Karen on Facebook  

Resources mentioned:

HAES – healthy at every size – https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/content.asp?id=19 

Intuitive Eating Book – Intuitive Eating

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