#289: Why Your Health (and Worth) Is So Much More Than Your Weight with Brianna Wilkerson

If You Want To Find True Food Freedom, You Should:

  1. Stop associating your worth to your body, career, or anything else
  2. Check in with yourself before you eat something to make sure you are actually hungry
  3. Swap out your ‘unhealthy’ food habits with habits that promote sustainable change one at a time

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Episode Summary

Have you ever found yourself feeling like your worth is tied to your weight or what size you wore? The diet culture we face in the US is intense and unhealthy, so shifting your mindset around food and your body is an important part of self-love and self-acceptance.

You Are Not Alone with Brianna Wilkerson

Brianna Wilkerson is a Holistic Health and Life Coach who helps women find peace with food, feel confident in their bodies again, and develop a healthy lifestyle that’s more than just about their weight. She is passionate about helping women invest in the things in their lives that truly matter and is here to be honestly vulnerable about the fact that you are not alone.

Your Worth Is Not Dependent on Your Weight

No matter what happens with your weight, your career, or your productivity, the people that love you will still be there for you. This is a very different narrative from the story society has told us that our worth is tied to our looks, youth, and success. 

The truth is, if we stopped spending so much time and energy hating our bodies, we would show up in the world in a radically different way. This is why we need to get real with ourselves about how we want to feel in our bodies to accept that our worth is absolutely not tied to our size.

Finding Food Freedom

Our relationship with food can impact everything from our emotional health to our dieting habits. By arming yourself with self-care rituals and checking in with yourself before emotionally eating, you can find ways to replace your not-so-good habits with ones that encourage sustainable change. 

Being proactive and setting yourself up for success is the best way to find your unique version of food freedom and can help you feel nourished in all areas of your life.

Are you ready to break free from emotional eating and longing to find peace with food? Share how you will shift your mindset and swap habits that help you appreciate your worth with me in the comments below!


“My worth is not in my weight, and it is not in the size, shape, or scale number I am at.” (10:01)

“I have had to ask myself, ‘Are you really hungry? Or are you just tired because of the nature of your life right now?’” (25:22)

“Essential oils really do help your mind, body and soul!” (30:23)

“When you add certain things in, your mind and your schedule can only do so much, so you crowd certain things out. That’s the only way to swap a habit is to bring in a new one.”  (33:56)

“I saw that there are seven areas where we all have a relationship with the impact of food freedom. Your relationship with diets, your weight, food, your body, yourself, exercise… and how we handle our emotional health.” (42:46)

In This Episode

  • Mindset shifts that can help you realize your worthiness as you are (12:08)
  • How to handle the emotional component when taking care of and nourishing your body (19:25)
  • Tips for navigating your relationship to food as a tool of comfort (23:51)
  • The role of essential oils when taking care of your mind, body, and soul (30:08)
  • How to find true food freedom (42:00)

Resources Mentioned

Dr. Mariza’s Daily Self-Care Journal

Get Your Food Freedom Journal Here

Made Well Website

More Than Your Weight Podcast

More Than Your Weight Women’s Community

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