Episode 040: Anorexia and Body Image Issues as a Male Athlete with Jason Phillips

Episode 040: Anorexia and Body Image Issues as a Male Athlete with Jason Phillips
I was so pumped on this conversation. I was actually at a dinner with JJ Virgin, who has also been on this podcast, and someone mentioned Jason and how he had an eating disorder as a young man. We get so many men who ask us if we have services for men and I’m so excited to say that we’re in the process of doing that. But I just wanted to get Jason on the show to share his story. He is so passionate about what he’s doing in the world and I know that’s going to come across in his voice.

About Jason Phillips

Jason is a former anorexic and has a fundamental understanding of the mindset issues related to dietary compliance. Today, as a thought leader, Jason is excited to help people use nutrition to truly unlock other areas of success in their lives.

Inside this episode, Jason shares:

  • 7:29- What it’s like to have anorexia and body image issues as a male athlete.
  • 16:58- Shifting away from viewing food as the “enemy”
  • 22:44- The shocking number of males in the fitness industry that experience disordered eating.
  • 24:49- The vicious side of the physique world.
  • 29:57- The long term repercussions fitness competitors have to deal with.
  • 33:50- The scientific reason behind the diet binge cycle.
  • 37:07- The easiest way to achieve our set point weight.
  • 45:33-The importance of integrating fun and play into disordered eating.

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Meet Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.