132 | Ladies Empowerment: Positive Body Image After Double Mastectomy | with Amanda Katherine Loy

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Today on the pod we have wellness and mindset coach, Amanda Katherine Loy, joining us to talk about all things body image! Amanda is so open as she talks about her journey of stepping into her unapologetic self after many years of yo yo dieting and having a negative self-image. Right after turning 27 years old, she found out she was positive for the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increased her likelihood of developing breast cancer. As a preventative measure, she had a double mastectomy. Amanda shares how imperative it was that she had worked for years on developing a positive body image, so she could come at that big transition from a healthy place and bring self-love through all of it. We love Amanda’s raw honesty and vulnerability, while being upbeat and positive as she shares her story. Be on the lookout for Amanda’s upcoming book!

We Chat About:

  • Social media’s role in negative body image

  • What are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

  • The importance of community

  • Listening to your body’s needs

  • Body image in relationship to food and exercise 

  • Being an advocate for your own health

  • Facing your fears head on

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