Summer’s life used to be dominated by exercise and dieting. She spent nearly two decades battling her body before she realized that the issue was not her size, but her mindset. Now, Summer Innanen is a podcaster and life coach who dedicates her time to helping people overcome their obsession with food and body. Learn how she broke away from her toxic relationship with diet culture and began to reconnect with the things in life that bring her true happiness.
What You’ll Learn from Summer Innanen
- Ways that seemingly healthy activities like Crossfit and the paleo diet can be harmful to someone with a negative body image
- The parallels between diet culture and drug addiction
- How embracing your emotions can help fill the void that diet culture leaves
- Why it’s okay to feel bored in life and how that can actually bring you a sense of peace
- How her marriage improved when she stopped being so obsessed with food and body and why it’s so important to find a partner who will accept your body in any form
If you retain nothing else always remember the most important rule of beauty which is, who cares? – Tina Fey
Favorite Recovery Resource
- When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter
- Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker
Advice to Former Self
I would explain to her that she is an introvert, what that means, why it’s so special, and how to embrace it.
Definition of Recovery according to Summer Innanen
Living life outside of food and your body. Living life to the fullest where it has meaning for you and you are fully experiencing the moments that are happening in your life.
For Your Journey
- Fearless Rebelle Radio
- Summer’s book: Body Image Remix
- Music by JR Patterson at the Voice Collective
- Find professional help through Recovery Warriors Help Finder
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes