New installment of the Real Wellpreneur series is here! In this week’s episode I’m speaking with wellness coach Corinne Dobbas about how her wellness business has evolved over the past decade. She shares her first job in wellness working at a health center, to creating her own programs and putting them online, and talks honestly about how she either had a full time or part time job for many years to take the pressure off her growing business. We talk about authentic growth in your business, trusting your path, and her favorite tools, podcasts, audience building and program promotion strategies and the importance of putting your coaching business first.This interview originally aired on The Wellpreneur Podcast, you can find the episode and show notes here:➡️ GRAB THE DECISION KIT: I've created a free Health Coach Decision Kit to help you decide if health coaching is the right next step for you. Get your copy here: https://wellpreneur.com/decisionkitAbout This Podcast: Hear what it's like to be a health coach, directly from successful health coaches themselves! In the Health Coach Careers podcast, we share the best health coach interviews to take you behind the scenes with how they started and grew their own health coaching practices. Hosted by Amanda Cook, founder of Wellpreneur.Wellpreneur Website: https://wellpreneur.comAmanda Cook's Website: https://amandacook.meCopyright 2013-2021 Wellpreneur Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
192: Navigating Diet Culture Talk and Body Comments with Corinne Dobbas RD/N
Nourishing Women Podcast
Don’t forget to sign up for the free workshop I’ll be hosting next week, called Why Diet’s Don’t Work (and what to do instead). The workshop will cover the science of why diets don’t work, what to do instead and understanding what exactly intuitive eating is (and is not). I’ll help you understand the physical and mental health benefits of intuitive eating and why it builds sustainable, long term health habits that stick. Because I know you want to know, if you are going to stop dieting- you need to know what you’ll be doing instead. Excited to see you at the workshop next week! Today on the podcast I have guest Corinne Dobbas. Corinne is a a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor with nearly a decade of experience in Marin County, California. Corinne specializes in helping clients break free from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting, various levels of disordered eating, and body image concerns – as well as nutrition and body image healing work in eating disorder recovery. Ultimately, her goal is to help clients nurture a caring and compassionate relationship with food and their bodies through a non-weight focused, non-diet approach. In this episode we discuss: Corinne’s own journey with disordered eating and why she specializes in eating disorder recovery, body image and intuitive eating work How our family dynamics and childhood impact our views of our body and food choices How Corinne defines healthy body image (it may not be what you think!) How Corinne navigated body image throughout her own pregnancy and postpartum experience Corinne’s advice on handling diet culture comments and body comments. Boundary statements you can use if someone asks you about your weight, body or food choices How do Corinne practices wellness without obsession Learn more about Corinne: Website >> https://corinnedobbas.com/ Podcast >> https://corinnedobbas.com/podcast/ Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/dietitiancorinne/ Newsletter >> https://corinnedobbas.com/newsletter/ CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST FOR THE NEXT ENROLLMENT OF PERMISSION STAGE PLAYBOOK (enrollment opening next week!) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE WORKSHOP: WHY DIETS DON’T WORK Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Nourishing Minds Nutrition. Read testimonials from our amazing clients here. We are currently booking for August with limited spots left! Join our FREE support group for like-minded women, the Nourishing Women Community. Live Q&As are hosted every week. Let’s hang out! Connect with Victoria and the staff at NMN: Victoria’s Instagram Victoria’s Website Nourishing Minds Nutrition Instagram Nourishing Minds Nutrition website
Today Dan talks to Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Nutrition Therapist Corinne Dobbas about similarities and differences in how they help guide clients to a healthier lifestyle. Listen along as Corinne explains how she uses alternate strategies to measure client successes. You can find Corinne and her Podcast, Body Image Podcast at: https://corinnedobbas.com/ Intuitive Eating-https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-Revolutionary-Program-Works/dp/1250004047/ref=sr_1_3?crid=24E7CGNW71NFP&dchild=1&keywords=intuitive+eating&qid=1591277641&sprefix=Intuitive+Ea%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-3 Health at Every Size- https://www.amazon.com/Health-At-Every-Size-Surprising/dp/1935618253/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3INBILH9VBYTZ&dchild=1&keywords=health+at+every+size&qid=1591277788&sprefix=Health+at%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-2
Episode #76: Staying Positive at Home with Corinne Dobbas
Quit Dieting for Good
Today’s guest, Corinne Dobbas, is an amazing Registered Dietician that works in the intuitive eating & health-at-every-size space. Rather than stick to our original plan, we decided to pivot with this episode! Since we’re still sheltering in place, we discuss staying positive, stress, boredom, and self-care strategies that can help you through Covid-19. Rather than dreading each day, let’s talk about ways to enjoy the slower pace and time at home. (Also – a HUGE shout out to every essential worker that is helping to keep us safe at home! We appreciate all you’re doing!) For those of you interested in ending the diet cycle and learning to love your bodies, my Food Freedom and Body Confidence Challenge is open! You can learn the basic elements of intuitive eating, and take part in a fun challenge each day. And if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Don’t worry about adding more to your list. The challenge will be around later too; feel free to focus on self-care right now! Let’s Meet Corinne Corinne shares that her early diet experiences were usually geared around eating as little as possible. The whole goal was to look like women in the media. Since she was obsessively reading celebrity magazines, she would often to try implement their food related “tips” into her life as well. In her later teens and early twenties, Corinne realized that she had a borderline eating disorder. She had enough awareness to ask for help, as she realized that she needed outside guidance to navigate her ideas about food and exercise. Looking back, she realizes that a lot of her journey was about finding her value outside of her body size. Slowly, she was able to untangle food, exercise, and self-worth. It sounds simple to talk about now, but there were so many pieces involved in that process! Corinne doesn’t feel she would be able to live her day-to-day life now if she was still dealing with those early food struggles. As a mom with a young toddler at home, she is so glad she has the freedom to eat what works for her, with no restrictions or food “rules”! Her Work in the World As a Registered Dietician and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Corinne calls herself a “Nutrition Therapist”. Essentially, she works with clients using various counseling tools and therapeutic practices, in combination with nutrition education and intuitive eating principals. The goal of her work is to help clients make peace with their bodies in a way that is not attached to their weight or size. Instead, it’s about individual connection to body and self. Her clients learn to eat and move in the world in a way that aligns with their own values. However, this isn’t where her practice started! Corinne shares that her own struggles with food, eating, and movement are what initially led her to the field of nutrition and dietetics. She wanted to be the healthiest person she could personally be. At the time, she didn’t understand that her definition of “healthy” was extremely disordered. So even though that is what led her to dietetics, she still had a lot of internal processing to do in order to grasp what health actually was. Eventually, Corinne’s own healing work, as well as her changing understanding of nutrition and health, started to feel unaligned with her client work. She realized that, as a dietician in a health club, she had a lot of internalized beliefs about weight. This included fat phobia! So much of her beliefs about eating and nutrition were tangled up in weight and size. It began to feel unethical and uncaring to spend her career moving people towards dieting and weight loss when that wasn’t what she was practicing or benefiting from in her own life. For a time, it seemed that working as a dietician was not going to be compatible with her new beliefs about bodies and health. As she started learning new counseling tools, Corinne started learning new ways to work with clients that had nothing to do with body size or weight. She was grateful to learn more about things like intuitive eating, somatic body work, self-compassion, and more. As her awareness grew, she started working with clients who were dealing with body image, eating disorders, and other struggles. Almost 10 years later, the work that she started out doing is not at all like the work she is doing now! Having experienced healing herself, she is now able to help others heal themselves. Rather than leaving the field altogether, she is so glad she focused on staying positive and contributing an alternate way of thinking. Emotional Eating Since staying positive can feel hard right now, lot’s of people might be dealing with emotional eating related to stress, boredom, fear, or some other emotion. So let’s talk about that! First off: emotional eating does not have to be “good” or “bad”. It just is. Sometimes we eat from emotion, and we don’t have to feel shame or guilt about it! It’s really normal for ALL people to experience this. Also, in times like this, it’s normal for pretty much everyone to see a change in their eating patterns. Wherever you are right now, you are absolutely okay. You can sit with your feelings, and do your best to accept yourself in this moment. You can eat food without feeling guilty or ashamed. Corinne shares that, in her client work, she often uses the concept of zooming in and out to shift focus. Instead of thinking about all the BIG things going on in the world, try to zoom in on yourself. What do you need right now? What could help you respond to yourself in a way that feels aligned? Corinne likes to ask clients: + What are you feeling right now? + What would be the best way to respond to that feeling right now? If the honest answer is that food would help, then go eat! That’s okay! The idea here is to create a pause and check in with ourselves. And then once we have that answer, we try to honor ourselves by giving ourselves what we asked for. Staying positive becomes so much easier when we can trust ourselves to listen for and honor our own unique needs. The Fear of Weight Gain There have been so many conversations online about the fear of gaining weight during this time of staying home! If you’re stressing about that, Corinne wants you to know that that is pretty normal too. Our culture puts a lot of focus on weight, and also assigns a lot of meaning to size. People who are more prone to diet culture and the diet world are often very sensitive, and have a lot of concerns about how we will be seen by others. Those fears can feel so real! When it comes to weight gain or size, however, the more we can connect to what is actually important to US, the more we can remove ourselves from what others might be thinking. What characteristics and traits do you value in others? 99.9% of the time, you don’t mention their appearance or body size! When you try to consider what truly matters most, body size usually has little to do with it. So if you’re feeling really worried or stressed about your body size, I’d love to ask you to consider: + What are you really stressed about? Often, we find our real worries are about rejection, acceptance, or belonging. We may assume that what we care about is weight, but that is rarely the root! However, worrying about weight loss can also be a concrete, tangible area to focus on in times of uncertainty. When life feels out of control, weight can feel like something we CAN control. Corinne validates that this IS normal; we’re looking for things we can control and pour energy into. So…how can you sit with those feelings, and still make choices that feel right for you and your body? She notes that by evaluating what truly matters to you, you can refocus on things that align with your greater values. She also encourages you to be caring and compassionate with your body and your thoughts right now. There’s a lot happening, and we’re processing so much on a daily basis! Remember to zoom in on yourself, and make decisions about what matters to you in this moment. At the end of the day, staying positive and practicing self-care will help you get through this crisis! Staying Positive at Home Right now, we’re able to connect with people online without having to think about bodies. Many of us aren’t wearing makeup; instead we’re wearing comfortable clothes, and we’re experiencing less pressure to look a certain way in order to show up to work, school, or social events. That can be so freeing! It’s a great time to realize that you are loved and worthy, regardless of your size or weight. Many people are also realizing how much calmer they feel now that they don’t have to worry about what other people will think about them day in and day out. Staying positive is so much easier without the constant fear of criticism! Wow! Isn’t that interesting? When the only thing that changes is our environment, we can feel better in our bodies. This is a great opportunity to zoom in and reflect on our own perceptions of our bodies, our sizes, and our health. We might find that there are so many things we honestly love about ourselves – things we too easily forget about in the midst of day to day life. Final Covid-19 Tips for Staying Positive Corinne shares she is doing her best to limit news consumption. She’s staying current, but not getting consumed by the 24/7 news cycle. She’s also doing her best to add in elements of normalcy. Getting up and getting dressed in the morning might help her feel a little more “on track”, even if she technically wouldn’t have to. Self-care practices like journaling, eating well, and resting on a regular schedule can all help keep things moving along. Play around with what works for you! Ideally, you’ll find your own mix that allows you to stay positive while also processing what’s happening around you. Food, water, rest, and support are the basics you want to be sure you’re getting enough of! Personally, Corinne, is operating from a place of basic self-care as much as possible. She finds getting fresh air in her backyard is helpful, as is allowing herself to feel her feelings. Her final advice: Find something you really look forward to doing, and give yourself space for joy.
S2 Ep. 1: Finding Food Freedom with Corinne Dobbas
The Body Image Podcast
In this special episode to kick off HeartSpace Podcast Season 2, I'm sharing an episode I did with Ana Kinkela, Women's Leadership Coach, for her podcast, The Wild Soulcast. Inside the show, we talk intuitive eating, body image, ditching diet culture, actionable steps you can start taking now and common obstacles that you might encounter as you start to explore intuitive eating, and much more. Find Ana here & her podcast, The Wild Soulcast here. HeartSpace Insiders FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeartSpacePodcast/ GET WEEKLY-ISH COACHING NOTES ALL ABOUT BODY IMAGE HEALING, FOOD FREEDOM & SELF-WORTH: https://corinnedobbas.lpages.co/newsletter/ WORK WITH ME: https://corinnedobbas.com/work-with-me/ APPLY TO HEARTSPACE ACADEMY: https://corinnedobbas.lpages.co/heartspace-academy/
Finding Freedom Through Intuitive Eating with Corinne Dobbas
How can we shift the relationship we have with food? How can we better listen to our bodies and get off the diet rollercoaster? How can we love ourselves more and accept our bodies (and ourselves) right where we are, without always trying to change, criticize and feel like failures when we don’t look like we “should” look like? My guest on this week’s podcast is Corinne Dobbas, a Registered Dietician and Food and Body Image Coach, who works with her clients to develop an intuitive eating lifestyle, and helps them ditch their diets for good! We go deep into: -the difference between diet culture and the practice of intuitive eating, and how diet culture serves patriarchal ideals and prioritizes size and weight over women truly feeling good in their bodies, -How using “willpower” can eventually sabotage your efforts and goals, and why willpower doesn’t encourage you to develop a deeper relationship with your body -how our self worth and body size become interdependent in this culture and why it’s important to break free from this dynamic to build a deeper love of self within us. -what the grieving process looks like when you decide to ditch the diets and try intuitive eating -how diet culture actually replicates an abusive relationship, and how to start breaking free -actionable steps that you can start taking now and common obstacles that you might encounter as you start to explore intuitive eating -why nurturing the energy of curiosity can make all the difference in shifting your relationship with food and your body And MUCH MORE! About Corinne: Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition, who specializes in food and body image coaching. She’s also an ex-matchmaker turned dating coach. Corinne takes a holistic, anti-diet, Health at Every Size approach to nutrition and wellness, helping her clients take back their power from food, feel confident in their body, and reconnect to themselves. When it comes to dating, she helps clients find their worth, remove their blocks, and learn some new “tricks” so they can attract the kind of partner they really want. You can find Corinne here and follow her on social media! https://corinnedobbas.com/ https://www.instagram.com/corinnedobbas/ https://corinnedobbas.com/heartspace-podcasts/
Taco and Mandy have a Double Date with Registered Dietitian Corinne Dobbas and her husband, Brian, to discuss how they met, challenges when they started living together, and share their advice for couples coming together in one home. EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENTS Join Mandy for her first “Ask a Dietitian” Facebook Live episode in the private Nutrition Nuptials VIP Afterparty Facebook Group on Wednesday September 5 at 8pm EST. Want access to the VIP Afterparty? Head over to Patreon to get your all-access ticket. ABOUT CORINNE DOBBAS, MS, RD Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition. She’s also a life coach and dating expert. She works with women (from all over the world) struggling with body image and food fears, and who are looking to seriously get off the diet roller coaster and feel healthy and happy in their body and life. She also works with women who are looking for the real-deal love. Here, she helps clients find their worth, remove their blocks, open their hearts and learn some new “tricks” so they can find and attract the kind of partner they’re really looking for. Corinne works with clients individually and through her online training program, Ditch the Diet. Get MORE, which is designed to help women feel more secure and confident in their bodies and lives. And through her online course, Single & Sane: How to Date with Grace, Not Feel Alone & Attract Your Perfect Partner. Corinne is also the host of the podcast, HeartSpace. Her wellness tips and coaching insights have been featured in numerous editorials, including Elephant Journal, Tiny Buddha, Woman’s Day, fitness, and MindBodyGreen. She’s graced such lists as The Best 100 Nutrition Blogs by The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by MindBodyGreen and Athleta. Corinne graduated cum laude from Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and completed her dietetic training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a Masters of Science in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Further professional coach training was through the completion of Wellcoaches Core Coach Training Program. Adding to her unique background, Corinne completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through h3 Yoga in Marin County, California. Today, Corinne resides right outside the Golden Gate with her husband, dogs and cat. Learn more about Corinne at corinnedobbas.com and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also listen to Corinne on her podcast, HeartSpace. WHAT WE LEARN: Corinne shares learnings from her time working as a matchmaker and date coach After being friends for 6 years, Corinne was the one who asked Brian out What Corinne wore on her first “official” date with Brian Their biggest challenges moving in together involved Communication and Cleaning Habits Relationships overall with anyone is as important as your love life KEY TAKEAWAYS: Relationships bring up our biggest fears and ins
Alchemy & Action (formerly Wellpreneur): Nature-based Personal Growth for High-Achieving Women
New installment of the Real Wellpreneur series is here! In this week’s episode I’m speaking with wellness coach Corinne Dobbas about how her wellness business has evolved over the past decade. She shares her first job in wellness working at a health center, to creating her own programs and putting them online, and talks honestly about how she either had a full time or part time job for many years to take the pressure off her growing business. We talk about authentic growth in your business, trusting your path, and her favorite tools, podcasts, audience building and program promotion strategies and the importance of putting your coaching business first.This episode originally aired on The Wellpreneur Podcast.Get the full show notes with links: https://wellpreneur.com/real-wellpreneur-corinne-dobbas/Copyright 2012-2020 Wellpreneur Ltd. All Rights Reserved.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands