• Can You Eat Too Perfectly? with Maddy Moon: Harder to Kill Radio 027

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    My guest on Harder to Kill Radio this week is health coach Maddy Moon.

    Maddy may look radiant, healthy and bright-eyed in her photos, but that wasn’t always the case. Tune into this week’s episode to hear her journey from rock bottom to becoming an advocate for body image and breaking down the walls that surround the topic of eating disorders.

    In This Episode of Harder to Kill Radio, You’ll Learn:

    • How Maddy’s childhood beliefs & values shaped her experiences with disordered eating
    • Why she got involved in fitness modeling & competitions
    • What orthorexia is
    • Her advice for people who want to change their eating behaviors & how to face their fears
    • Who she’s challenging with her message and why
    • How she handles the backlash about her message

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    8 thoughts on “Can You Eat Too Perfectly? with Maddy Moon: Harder to Kill Radio 027

    1. Loved this episode. Brought me near tears because of the echoes in my own life. It is been so hard for me to acknowledge my problem when my fitness goals are always praised. I needed to hear this today.

    2. Wowzer! I couldn’t finish listening to this. She was so worked up and sounded wound so tight about her food issues still. It seems like she still has a lot to work through. So much anxiety. I hope she can get to a healthy place with her feelings about food and her body because even though she says she is now it certainly didn’t come across that way.

      1. Hi Kerry,

        It’s interesting…we receive people from our point of view, through our lens. I want to mention that how she’s coming across is how she’s coming across to you…it’s how you’re perceiving what she has to say. I only raise the point because the same interview can be seen in a totally different way, depending on how people listen. One listener (if you look at the comments) had a completely different experience.

        Sincerely,
        Steph

    3. Another brilliant episode and so much common sense coupled with compassion. Perfect timing for me and my current circumstances as is your website and blog. I’m a new fan and finding so much information, inspiration and reassurance that I’m not going crazy, or just not trying ‘hard’ enough.
      Thanks both for being so frank and open about your experiences, it truly makes a difference.
      Great balance of research, experience and humour too 🙂
      Thanks!

      1. Hi Jo,

        I’m really glad you listened. It’s amazing how the right things can come into our lives when we need them most.

        Thanks for being here 🙂

        Steph

    4. This was a tough podcast for me to listen to for several reasons. While I can relate to Maddy’s struggles with food, it seems likes she was pretty quick to discount anyone’s problems with on the other end of the spectrum. In many ways, people could describe me as orthorexic. I do spend a great deal of time worrying about food and the damage food can do to me. However, understand, two years ago, I weighed over 400 pounds, was about to have to go medications for diabetes, and could barely walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. In the last two years, I lost over 170 pounds, off meds for many conditions and feel much better. Do I have anxieties about food? Absolutely because I know how dangerous food can be for me. It’s lot like an alcoholic in a bar, but unlike an alcoholic who can avoid booze, one can’t totally avoid food. So I have to have rules about food to keep me under control. So I can honestly say I will choose my current issues with food over my past issues anytime.

      1. Hi Ben,

        Your context absolutely matters in this situation. Remember that Maddy was not overweight by any stretch of the imagination. Having guidelines and boundaries with food can be extremely important for many people. However, when the obsession with eating perfectly instead of in a way that’s health promoting comes up, that’s where I saw her cautioning folks.

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