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Welcome to Episode 16 of the Untamed Podcast with guest Melissa Toler.

Melissa Toler is a speaker, writer and educator. Her goal is to help women make the connection between our culture’s oppressive beauty standards and our personal struggles with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so that they can live free from obsession and self-loathing. Having a 25-year history with dieting herself, she knows personally what it means to be stuck in the diet-binge cycle. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. Now, she’s working in several capacities to help others do the same.

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EPISODE DETAILS:

3:45 Share or Leave a Review and Win a Coaching Call with Me!

5:34 Melissa’s Bio

6:30 Melissa Introduces Herself

8:00 Writing as Discovery

9:10 On Not Being an Expert

10:20 Melissa’s Transition from Selling Weight Loss

18:00 What is “Health and Wellness?”

20:48 Melissa’s Advice for Listeners Who Want to Ditch Diet Culture

23:35 Body Image Struggles are a Collective Suffering

27:30 Manufactured Insecurities

30:40 The Trouble with Mainstream Body Positivity

39:37 We’ve Been Taught to Pursue the Beauty Ideal

41:20 Racism + Diet Culture

43:35 An Example of BoPo and the White Male Gaze

47:50 Melissa Answers the Untamed Closing Questions

53:30 One Word UN Words

55:24 How to Learn More about Melissa and Stay Connected
 

RELATED LINKS:

Read Audre Lorde

Watch Queen Sugar

Faithful by Meshell Nedegeocello

Melissa’s Words on Health + Wellness

My Favorite Quote from Melissa
 

CONNECT WITH MELISSA:

Website

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook
 

PODCAST CREDITS:

Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.

Photography by Sam Interrante

Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei

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