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GENERATIONAL TRAUMA AND UNDIETING Healing inherited beliefs around emotions, restriction and body image with Dr. Hortencia Jimenez

Episode: 264


Healing inherited beliefs around emotions, restriction & body image with Dr. Hortencia Jimenez

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Healing Generational Trauma and Undieting with Dr. Hortencia Jimenez 

Generational Trauma and Undieting – The Hidden Link

*TW eating disorders and physical abuse discussed*

Do you battle with body image? Wonder why it’s so hard to break free from restriction and negative self-talk? We’re looking at how dieting behaviors are passed down through generations and deepened by society.

In this interview, Dr. Hortencia Jimenez, a sociologist and health coach, shares the link between generational trauma and diet culture. She shares her personal experiences and delves deep into the impact of societal and familial pressures on our relationship with food and our bodies.

We have the power to disrupt the norm and create a healthier, more loving relationship with ourselves. Start your healing journey and remember, you’re not alone on this path to self-acceptance.

In this non-diet podcast:

  • Inherited diet and body image behaviors
  • Rethinking Emotional Eating
  • Ways to disrupt dieting messaging with family or friends

Listen for healing!


Website: https://flow.page/hortenciajimenez 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drhortenciajimenez/ 
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“Diet culture is normalized and part of generational trauma, it’s a response to lack of control in the world and feelings of suppression. But we can be the first generation to disrupt it.”  Dr. Hortencia Jimenez

Breaking the Chains: How Generational Trauma Fuels Diet Culture

Dr. Jimenez shares how this often unspoken connection can be the block stopping us from moving towards a peaceful relationship with food and our identities. She talks about identifying inherited beliefs and behaviors related to diet culture, restriction, and suppression.

She also shares her personal struggles with diet culture, how it has taken her years to overcome its influence, and acknowledges that its effects can linger even after quitting diets. She discusses the conflicting messages she received in her family about food, where cultural celebration through food clashed with pressure to control one’s eating and body size.

Diet culture disproportionately affects marginalized communities, leading to body shame and the erasure of cultural foods and traditions.


Redefining Emotional Eating

We delve into the suppression of emotions in society, especially for women and people of color, and how this relates to food and body image issues. Dr. Jimenez highlights the importance of emotional expression as part of the healing process.

Dr. Jimenez challenges the stigma around emotional eating, highlighting the need to validate and understand emotional connections to food as part of the healing journey.

Embracing Self-Expression and Healing

Finally, in this conversation, we emphasize the importance of finding one’s voice, embracing emotional expression, and allowing space for healing as essential steps to overcome the influence of diet culture. Recognize that you didn’t choose these beliefs—they were passed down.

Questions Answered in this podcast episode: 

  1. How might I be personally affected by generational trauma related to diet culture?
  2. What are some practical ways I can challenge and disrupt the influence of diet culture in my life?
  3. How can I start embracing my voice and speaking out against harmful diet culture practices within my community or family?

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