Love Your Body Tribe Interview with Holly Toronto

I’m thrilled to bring you my interview with Holly Toronto, a body-image coach that I recently got to know through the anti-diet community! We talked about so much, including:

  • Why I began to study sexuality in relation to body image
  • The importance of finding weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size clinicians for treatment
  • How I came to develop The Anti-Diet Plan
  • Why it’s so hard to unlearn diet culture and the weight-centric paradigm
  • My professional past in the weight-loss surgery industry, and how it helped push me into the anti-diet world
  • The emergence of eating disorders following weight-loss surgery
  • Can we be body-positive if we’ve had weight loss surgery?
  • The complex topic of hunger, and why we need to move away from measuring calories and towards our hunger cues
  • How we can set personal boundaries around diet talk, and how we can opt-out of diet culture
  • The role of educating others around the damage that diet culture does to our mental and physical wellbeing
  • Why it’s crucial to surround ourselves with a body-positive community
  • Some guidelines and symptoms of disordered eating (check out NEDA.com for resources!)
  • Eating disorders vs disordered eating, including orthorexia
  • Healthism, and the difference between supporting our individual well-being vs being obsessively aligned with rigid health guidelines and the thin ideal
  • My #1 tip for improving body image, and the power of self-compassion

Check out the whole thing right here!

If you’re interested in Holly’s work, be sure to head to her website!

Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason

Dr. Alexis Conason is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her office is conveniently located on the border between the Upper East Side and Midtown East neighborhoods of Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of overeating disorders, body image, and psychological issues related to bariatric surgery. She also treats people struggling with sexual functioning, depression, anxiety, adjustment problems, relationship issues, and other psychological issues. Please contact her to see if she can help you.