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Episode 86: Recovering from Diet Culture featuring Stefanie Bonastia
Stefanie Bonastia was about 15 years old when her eating disorder began. She was a shy, creative girl with anger she wasn’t aware of and wanted to gain a measure of control over her life. What started as anorexia became bulimia and later purging through exercise. She struggled mostly in secret but eventually left college and sought in-patient help. Her eating disorder ultimately spanned 25 years. Stefanie felt her relationship with food was so broken that she would never have normal hunger and satiety cues and never feel sane around food. But she discovered it is possible to heal your relationship with food even after years of failed attempts. In this episode, she shares her story, how she made peace with her body, and her work to help others find that same health and peace.
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Stefanie is a Diet Culture Recovery Coach specializing in helping women overcome food and body image issues. She holds degrees in Human Development Psychology and Occupational Therapy with a certification in Integrative Health Coaching and is currently working on her Intuitive Eating Counselor certification. After struggling with multiple eating disorders for 25 years, Stefanie experienced her recovery with the help of a coach and plenty of self-exploration. She considers her “boots-on-the-ground” experience of recovery her most teachable asset. Stefanie lives in NJ with her husband and three daughters.