RCE 007: Mel Wells – from Eating Disorders to Creating a Green Goddess Revolution
19th January, 2017
Imagine a life where there was no ‘on track’ or ‘off track’, but instead you just made conscious choices for your body every single day. This is Mel Well’s mission in life, to show women all over the world that they have a choice, and that life is not just about having a healthy body, but having a healthy mind as well.
Mel Wells is a health coach, an eating psychology coach, speaker, and author of The Goddess Revolution. She dedicates her time to helping thousands of women worldwide ditch the dieting for good, make peace with food, and love their healthy bodies all in the right ways. Mel coaches women one-on-one and also through her online academy and her luxury goddess retreats around the world. Mel empowers women to stop dieting for good by adopting a healthy, loving relationship with food and a brand new lifestyle that reflects this.
On this episode of The Raw Chef, I sit down for a chat with Mel about her food revolution, and how she is doing amazing things with her online presence and her book on supporting women through helping them see their bodies in a new light and reclaiming their life.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
- What inspired Mel to change her lifestyle?
- Mel’s big wakeup call, and how it shook her world.
- The trigger that encouraged Mel to dive deeper into the psychology of eating.
- How the selfie craze is affecting our perspectives of ourselves.
- How Mel helps women ditch the diet mentality.
- Why Mel focuses on eating patterns and the emotions behind them.
- Mel’s motivation for writing The Goddess Revolution.
- And so much more!
More About This Episode:
Before writing her book and beginning the revolution, Mel was an actress on a soap opera. Her lifestyle led her into constant dieting, and she always had the mindset of wanting to take up less space. This eventually developed into an eating disorder and it completely consumed her life. Mel shares how it started to really impact her relationships and her work, and when it came down to it, she was essentially fighting a losing battle.
Getting into coaching happened quite gradually for Mel. Her biggest wakeup call was losing her dad very suddenly to cancer in 2012, which absolutely shook her world. Seeing someone so close to her fighting for his health really put things into perspective for Mel. From then on she decided to channel her obsession with food into a healthy way, and trained as a health and nutrition coach.
When Mel first started out as a coach, she noticed that her clients were successfully losing weight, but that their mindsets were not in a healthy state. They too were becoming obsessed with the “rules” of clean eating, constantly putting themselves on detrimental guilt trips and feeling shame. Realizing this, Mel delved deeper into the psychology of eating to truly understand what it means to approach eating from a healthy, and whole perspective.
“I lived with an eating disorder for so long that it was such a guilty, dark secret that I harboured.” Click to tweet
Also on the show, Mel and I dive into how developing an intuitive relationship with your body and recognizing how to nourish it, opens up a whole new world and leads you on a journey of self-discovery. Mel opens up about her mindset on motherhood and pregnancy, and her own personal journey through that time in her life. Today, Mel continues to show women how to understand their unique journey and how to make conscious choices every day.
Mel Wells’ website — http://www.melwells.com/
Mel’s book, The Goddess Revolution — http://www.melwells.com/book/
Mel Wells’ Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/iammelwells/
Mel Wells’ Twitter — https://twitter.com/iammelwells
Mel Wells’ Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/IAmMelWells/