Episode 37: Why Your Fear of Weight Gain is Holding You Back

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This is the number one thing on everyone’s mind: what will happen to my body when I give myself full permission to eat?

Will I gain or lose weight when I start to nourish myself and trust my hunger and fullness?

What will others think of me?

The number one reason people stay stuck in unhealthy relationships with food and exercise is the fear of weight gain.

If you’re reading this then you’ve likely been effected by diet culture and the thin ideal. You believe that your worth is attached to your appearance or your weight and as a result have a really unhealthy relationship with food and exercise.

You feel stuck and like you’re not living to your true potential because you spend so much time, and energy worrying about food, exercise or your body.

You may even be be struggling with an eating disorder and these fears are keeping you from full recovery. 

I get it – I’ve been there too!

Today I discuss why the fear of weight gain is such an unhelpful mindset, where fatphobia comes from, and how to step into your power and let go of your body hang-ups for life.


If you spend far too much time and energy thinking about your next meal, get down on yourself for having more than your daily allocated share of dark chocolate, or feel stuck in the binge-restrict cycle and are ready to reclaim your health, passions and life then the Body Freedom Academy is right for you.

This 6-week program with me is designed to transform your mindset through gentle, intuitive eating principles that set you up for a sustainable positive relationship with food and body.

Sarah King

Sarah King

Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach.

Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.