The Dear Body Podcast
The Dear Body Podcast
Jessi Jean
Real talk on how to stop binge and emotional eating, make peace with food and thrive in a body you love with Mind Body Eating Coach, Jessi Jean. Join Jessi each week in this powerful, down-to-earth and entertaining show focused on helping you evolve your mind and regain control around food.
172 - Scientifically-Proven Strategies For Helping Your Children With Their Mental Health with Dr. Caroline Leaf
If you've have children, are thinking about having children, or have an interest in helping today's kiddos navigate their mental and emotional health - this episode is for you. And man, is it eye-opening. This generation of children are showing more signs of anxiety, depression and mental health challenges and left unaddressed these challenges can impact them the rest of their lives. But fortunately we have some incredible resources and strategies for helping our kids navigate mental health. And to unpack these scienctifacally-proven strategies and steps to help our children, I am joined today by bestselling author and renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf! Her newest book releasing August 8th: How To Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess is a guide to building resilience and managing mental health. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to help equip their children to build an unshakable foundation for mental health. You can pre-order the book to recieve super-fun exclusive bonus content HERE.  Or purchase from your favorite book retailer: Amazon Christian Book Barnes and Noble Books A Million Baker Book House Last time Dr. Caroline Leaf was on the podcast we chatted the neuroscience of healing disordered eating and you guys LOVED it. I have no doubt you will love this episode just as much.  We discuss: How our own mental messes from our childhood follow up into adulthood and how those then impact our children AND what we can do about it If we should outright talk about our own mental health struggles with our children How children's mental health has gotten worse over the last 40 years What the neurocycle process is and how we can use to manage our mind and drive neuroplasticity in the right direction How a messy mind leads to a messy life A simple strategy for helping your kids grow in mental and emotional resilience How long it actually takes to reprogram your mind What the mental health warning signals are to be aware of How do we get out of the cycles of self-sabotage Other links:  Dr. Caroline Leaf's podcast - Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess The Neurocycle App - a brain detox app to help you manage stress, anxiety, depression and toxic thinking Dr. Caroline Leaf's other book mentioned in the episode - Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess   
Aug 7, 2023
53 min
Ep. 171 - Where to Start Your Food Freedom Journey - Hungry For Recovery Breakdown
If you’re feeling STUCK in a cycle of restrict, behave, stay the course and F*CK IT, feed me, I’ll start over again on Monday, buckle up because on today’s episode we’re chatting about getting off the diet-binge roller coaster and where to start your food freedom journey.   I’m joined today by fellow food freedom advocate and recent nutrition college graduate, Bobby Kasmire and we chat about: How we met online and why Bobby decided to take a trip across the country to collaborate with Jessi in Colorado What the solution is for those who aren’t ready to dive into a full blown food freedom recovery program but want to get started Bobby’s passion for breaking down the stigma of disordered eating struggles and inspiring people to take those 1st few steps How we came together to create Hungry For Recovery >> a 23-day mini-course to jumpstart your food freedom journey (with tangible tools and rich inspiration) that will take you from feeling STUCK to UNSTOPPABLE Why we wanted a recovery resource that was available for ALL genders  How a 6-pack and being super lean ISN’T WORTH IT! How the reality that getting started in recovery can feel f*cking scary and overwhelming but is also WORHT IT and really exciting! A breakdown of what to expect inside of Hungry For Recovery and why it will continue to inspire and motivate you long after the 23-day challenge For more details and to jumpstart your Food Freedom Recovery journey visit: hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com - doors Open July 7th, 2023 for our very first cohort! Come join us for the 23-day food freedom challenge that will help you finally begin breaking free of the self-sabotage, binge-restrict, and emotional overeating cycles. Because YOU deserve to experience genuine happiness, confidence and freedom with food.    Hungry For Recovery was designed specifically for the chronic over-thinker who isn’t entirely sure they’re ready to dive into a full blown recovery program, but is READY to finally feel relief from the exhausting cycles of binge and emotional overeating with tangible tools, techniques and clear steps to help you finally GET STARTED.  Each morning we will email you 2 short videos (1 educational ~10min & 1 inspirational ~5min), along with a powerful action step to take that day that will help you create meaningful momentum to STOP the fight with food.   Over the next 23-days you’ll learn: What the f*ck went wrong with this whole food thing & why you can’t stop thinking about food & your body image The THREE most important steps to START your food freedom & body image journey and how to stop an urge to overeat in the heat of the moment Why nervous system regulation is often THE MISSING LINK to overcome emotional overeating & two powerful techniques How to STOP losing your shit with sugar & the 4-steps to breaking the pattern of eating past fullness 3 powerful body image hacks to help you immediately start feeling better in your body Why most get intuitive eating all wrong, and how to ACTUALLY do it right. Regardless of age, gender, or how long you’ve been fighting food and your body, YOU ARE CAPABLE of healing. I’m excited to help you take those 1st few steps and create powerful momentum in the right direction. Join us at: hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com  You can do it scared. Remember, ready isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice.
Jun 29, 2023
34 min
Ep. 170 - 5 Signs You May Need To Slow Down + Take A Career Break
It’s been a hot minute since I released an episode but I’m back and ready to share a little bit of unconventional wisdom about learning to SLOWWWWW down and take a career break! Yeah, you heard me - a career BREAK! Sounds simultaneously terrifying and exciting, I know. But the reality is seasons of slowness, taking a step back and maybe even taking a full blown sabbatical should be as much a part of the conversation as goal setting and career advancement. If you’re feeling burnt out, stretched thin, uninspired, and unmotivated it may be time to consider slowing down and allowing your soul to recharge + reboot. On today’s episode I share: ⁃5 signs it’s time to slow down + maybe even take a career break ⁃How to overcome fears about taking a break and slowing down ⁃How to set yourself up to take a break / sabbatical  ⁃The benefits of entering a season of slowness I also share a little life update and why I haven’t released an episode in months (hint hint - there’s a tiny human growing inside my uterus! Hello 23 weeks!) Lastly, I share a little bit about my new 23-day Food Freedom mini-course, Hungry For Recovery launching July 7th, 2023! The course was designed for those who aren’t quite ready to dive into a full blown recovery program, but are ready to lay the foundation and finally get started on their food freedom journey with tangible tools and action plans that will help take you feeling from STUCK to UNSTOPPABLE.  Join the waitlist HERE to be the 1st to know when doors open! http://hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com    
Jun 27, 2023
30 min
169 - Her Story - How Amelia Found Mental AND Body Freedom
We have a very special episode today where Jessi brings in a Food Freedom Online Program client to unpack their journey from the very beginning; how her struggles with food & body started, what she tried in the past to heal & ultimately how she found food freedom. A true redemption story that we hope encourages every woman out there that may think they have to choose between mental freedom and body freedom. If you ever have wondered, can I pursue weight loss, fitness & aesthetic goals? Make sure to give this a listen! Similar to Amelia, you just have to bake your cake in the right order.     Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Mar 2, 2023
1 hr 16 min
168 - From Unmotivated to Unleashed; Reignite Your Love for Exercise
Are you feeling unmotivated & overwhelmed when it comes to exercise? Do you want to get back into an exercise schedule without slipping back into old toxic patterns? Or maybe you’re a brand new beginner looking to simply get started! On today’s episode, Jessi provides us with simple tips that we can implement this week to reignite a healthy relationship with movement. Remember, diet culture doesn’t own a game plan or fitness!   Links: If you’re not signed up for Jessi’s VIP list yet head to www.jessijean.com/vip — there will be a PDF print out of a simple AMRAP sesh to dip your toes back into movement! Here is the link to the lights I use in my little movement area in my home!   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 28, 2023
30 min
167 - The Art of Making Friends; A (Badass) Guide for Adults
Have you ever googled, “How to make friends as an adult?”… guilty! Making friends as an adult can feel so challenging. On today’s episode Jessi empowers us with a badass guide on how to find our people & strengthen our current relationships. Newsflash! It’s going to take time, energy, effort & intention to build these solid connections. You’ll leave this episode feeling encouraged to put yourself out there & start attracting some dope people!   Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 23, 2023
28 min
166 - 10 Reasons Recovery Is Worth It
You will LOVE this simple & sweet episode where Jessi shares 10 unique reasons that recovery is absolutely worth it! You are worthy of the time, energy & effort it takes to heal your relationship with food and get to a place where it just feels EASY! I know it can be scary to pursue healing because it means change, but gosh it is worth it!   Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 21, 2023
21 min
165 - Surprisingly Effective Reminders for Transforming Negative Body Image
This episode is for every single woman who has ever had a bad body image day. *Yep, I think that's all of us* Jessi shares various mindset shifts & tools to overcome the harsh inner bully. Reminder, self esteem & confidence does not just show up one day when you hit ‘x’ number on the scale. Confidence is a set of skills & practices that ANYONE is able to achieve through action. Are you ready to quiet the inner critic and elevate your most empowered self?   Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 16, 2023
24 min
164 - The Roots of Loneliness: Understanding Why You Feel Alone
Did you know that a study out of 10,000 adults showed that more than 3 out of 5 adults in the United States are lonely? We are the most connected we’ve ever been yet lonelier than ever before. On today’s episode Jessi shares her own story with loneliness, ways that loneliness shows up in our lives & tips to moving through loneliness that we may be experiencing. It is entirely normal to experience feelings of loneliness in our seasons of our lives.   Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 14, 2023
33 min
163 - Breaking the Cycle — How People Pleasing is Connected to Binge Eating
This is your reminder that people pleasing may be linked to binge eating and nervous system dysregulation. Jessi talks us through how to know whether or not you’re a people pleaser and multiple signs to reflect on ways people pleasing may be showing up in our lives. 2023, let it be the year we are able to approve & validate of ourselves AND learn to set gentle boundaries that honor our highest self.   Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok
Feb 9, 2023
27 min
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