Feb 5, 2019
I had Amy on the show last
season. Amy has a beautiful story where she lost over 100 pounds on
Weight Watchers. I loved Amy since the moment I met her, but what
happened after the interview was intriguing. She told me that she
was moving away from Weight Watchers, and that she was learning a
new way of eating that allowed her to live happy and
This entire season is on body
and soul, so Amy is the perfect guest to have back on the show. She
struggled for years with poor body image and binge eating disorder.
Amy is now sharing her journey with others in hopes of offering
hope that our darkest days make us stronger and that God always has
a bigger plan. She shares her journey as it ebbs and flows with
healthy living, motherhood and faith.
You can find Amy here:
Beautifully Broken Journey
Amy Reinecke on Facebook
Amy Reinecke on Instagram
- [05:07] At the last show, Amy
wished she could get pregnant again, and she is now 23 weeks along.
She has two boys and is super excited about having a
- [07:45] Amy started doing
StepBet for accountability. She has been hosting them for about a
- [11:26] For Amy, a best case
scenario on StepBet is that everyone makes their $40
- [13:08] Amy lost over 100
pounds on Weight Watchers.
- [14:36] We shift and change and
grow and learn. In the last 6 months Amy's learned a lot about her
- [14:59] Amy doesn't regret
going on the Weight Watchers program. She has just learned more
about her body.
- [16:35] The message that Amy
wants her kids to know is to treat their bodies kindly and talk
about their bodies kindly and feed it the way that it needs to be
- [17:01] In 2008, Amy went to
therapy for binge eating disorder. During this therapy she worked
through the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating.
- [17:37] These principles are
things like honor your hunger, feel your fullness, and reject the
- [17:55] These beliefs are so
ingrained in Amy's head that it's a process she still has to work
- [19:09] We have the innate
ability to listen to our own fullness and hunger cues.
- [20:27] Amy started dieting in
fourth grade. She looked for outside sources to tell her when and
what to eat instead of looking inside to herself.
- [21:09] Amy is perfecting
intuitive eating by listening to her body right now while she is
- [23:37] Weight loss isn't the
goal for intuitive eating. Although, it doesn't mean that you won't
- [26:13] When you fix your head,
you can then appreciate your body for what it is and what it can
- [28:56] People don't always
like change, Amy switching her eating perspective has attracted
push back from some people.
- [29:32] She was so focused on a
number. She didn't even realize it until she stepped away from
- [31:05] She decided to break
the chains and not allow anyone to tell her what is healthy for her
- [32:01] Women need to learn
that there is a way to get to a place of body
- [32:39] Her why is playing with
her kids and getting through her pregnancy in a healthy
- [33:27] Putting focus on your
body will feed your mind and your soul, because they are all
- [35:55] Being hyper focused on
your weight doesn't leave room for other things that will actually
bring you joy and happiness.
- [37:41] Amy learned that she
needed more sleep and more water. She also craves
- [42:46] Going down the path of
intuitive eating needs to be something that you are ready for. Amy
wants people to see that their worth is more than just their
- [45:17] Rapid questions about
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