EP 3 – The 10 Principles of Joyful Movement Series #1- Reject Diet Mentality

by | Nov 16, 2020

EP 3 – The 10 Principles of Joyful Movement Series #1 – Reject the Diet Mentality

Show Notes

Today begins our series exploring the 10 principles of joyful movement.

Principle #1 is all about rejecting the diet mentality.

Even though many women wouldn’t identify as dieters, exercise is almost always viewed as a way to earn or burn food or purely as a way to change or control the size and shape of your body.

Viewing exercise in this way sets us up for a negative relationship with exercise and leads us to think that exercise isn’t “working” if it doesn’t result in weight loss, causing us to ignore all the other benefits movement has on our body, mind and spirit.

While you might not be ready to give up the desire to lose weight just yet, this episode will teach you how to detach exercise from that desire so that you can enjoy the journey and have fun with exercise.

What you’ll learn by listening: 

  • What diet culture is and how its influence in the fitness industry keeps us stuck on the start-stop cycle, torturing ourselves or avoiding exercise all together.
  • Understand the concept of Health at Every Size
  • How to break free of diet culture and set goals that will keep you motivated and consistent with exercise.

Mentioned in the show:

The 10 Principles of Joyful Movement

The Motivation Secret – Free Guide to getting off the start-stop cycle with exercise

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Research Links

Health at Every Size by Dr. Lindo Bacon

“what is diet culture” by Christy Harrison

11 Facts About Body Image

Facts About Yo-Yo Dieting

The 10 Principles of Joyful Movement

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Kim Hagle

About the Host

Kim Hagle (she/her)  is Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Body Image Coach and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. Through her signature coaching  program, “Right Body for Me”, she helps women heal their relationship with food and exercise while disconnecting their worth from their weight, so they can feel healthy, happy and confident in the body they have.


The information contained in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice.  Always consult a health care professional about your unique needs.

EP 3 - The 10 Principles of Joyful Movement #1: Reject the Diet Mentality