The Giant Builders
Redefining Wellness: A Non-Diet Approach to Health
February 20, 2024
In this insightful episode of Giant Builders, Lois Wyant engages in a compelling conversation with Alicia Carlson, a wellness expert based in Oregon. The episode delves into a paradigm shift in approaching health and wellness, challenging the conventional mindset surrounding diets and weight loss.
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Alicia introduces the concept of a "non-diet approach," drawing from her own experiences and the struggles her clients have faced. She shares how the obsession with weight loss often leads to frustration and unsustainable practices. Instead, she advocates for a holistic perspective that goes beyond mere nutrition and exercise. Alicia emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive relationship with oneself, addressing the root causes of habits, and challenging societal norms that perpetuate unrealistic body standards.

The conversation navigates through Alicia's coaching process, which involves understanding clients on a deeper level. From exploring childhood influences to dissecting societal messaging, Alicia helps her clients build a foundation for lasting change. The episode also touches upon the need for a shift in mindset, encouraging listeners to be open to questioning and challenging their existing beliefs about health and well-being.

As we embark on a new year filled with resolutions, this episode provides a refreshing take on embracing wellness as a lifelong journey. Alicia's wisdom invites us to step away from the restrictive diet mentality and instead adopt sustainable habits rooted in self-love and understanding. Tune in to discover a new approach to health that transcends conventional norms and empowers individuals to build a life of balance and well-being.

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