I am so excited about today’s guest because she is one of the inspirations for the creation of Embraced Podcast. Danika Brysha is a curve model with IMG Models, CEO of Model Meals (a healthy, Whole 30/Paleo-approved meal delivery business), and a self-care and wellness expert. Danika describes herself as a recovered bulimic, binge-eater, and food/sugar-addict, and has a deep passion for helping people who struggle with food and body issues. Danika’s ultimate goal is to help others reach their highest level of happiness through self-care, self-love, and daily affirmations.
Today we talk about:
- How her body image issues started
- Trying every diet out there in the hopes of losing weight and becoming a model
- Her struggle with food addiction and disordered eating
- Finally stopping the endless diets and letting herself settle in at her natural size
- Getting approached by an agent to do plus-sized modeling
- Discovering the Whole30 and how it completely changed her relationship with food and with her body
- Cultivating mindful awareness around our relationship with food, and why we reach for food when we aren’t hungry
- Learning to feel her feelings instead of numbing through food
- Starting Model Meals out of desire to help others feel their best and heal their relationship with food
- Her desire to help women live their fullest possible lives through food freedom
- Shifting the media we consume to include images that make us feel empowered and proud of our bodies versus ashamed and self-loathing
- The importance of self-affirmations and morning routines; Self-care as necessary to give your fullest self to those you love
- Creating a loving and respectful relationship with your partner that goes beyond physical appearance
- Creating community and promoting self-love through her Brunch Series events
- How to protect yourself from burnout.
Danika drops SO much wisdom in this episode and I’m so excited for you to hear this beautiful woman’s story! Enjoy!
Danika's Website: http://www.danikabrysha.com/
Model Meals: https://modelmeals.com/
Danika's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danikabrysha/?hl=en
Model Meals Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/modelmeals/?hl=en