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Intuitive Eating (and sometimes lack thereof) while traveling [VIDEO + Interview with Maddy Moon]


When I was in the middle of my 10 year struggle with food, I’m not sure if I would have been able to take the two month solo trip that I just took (to Thailand and Vietnam). My obsessive, controlling, fearful attitude toward food would have kept me from feeling like I could handle that kind of a trip.

While I was on this trip, I couldn’t help but feel extreme gratitude for my own journey and how far I’ve come. I am so thankful that I’m now on the other side of that stressful time in my life. I remember feeling so hopeless, unsure if I would ever not struggle with food, and by taking lots of little baby steps, I can finally say I’m there. Of course, I’ll always have my moments, but for the most part, I was able to enjoy this trip with complete freedom and ease around food and my body.

I made a short video for you going over 4 key strategies that helped me feel mentally free around food and at the same time, respectful toward my body, as I ate my way through S.E. Asia.

Intuitive Eating (and sometimes, lack thereof) while traveling: 4 Strategies for handling your relationship to food with love while on the road.

Additionally, I also interviewed my friend and fellow coach, Maddy Moon, who also recently got back from Thailand. Maddy spent many years of her life training for fitness competitions and modeling photo shoots, only to come to the conclusion that obsessing over food and her body was taking her further away from her passion, not closer. Now, she teaches other women and men how to take control of their relationship with food while enjoying every minute of their newfound freedom.

I wanted to give you guys another resource and perspective on how to handle food when traveling, because I know this can bring up a lot of anxiety for you.


Here’s Maddy:




And here is my interview with her:


For more of Maddy: Maddy is the host of a top ranked podcast, Mind Body Musings, and provides free insight on her website, including her book 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession.

Do you feel anxiety around your relationship to food while traveling? What’s the hardest part for you? Share in the comments below and I’m happy to coach you through this. 

Intuitive Eating Next Steps:

If you’re tired of obsessing about food and having it feel like a stressful part of your life, check out my 21 Day Intuitive Eating Challenge, the program that over 1,000 women have gone through to transform their relationship with food. You can get started today.




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  1. Adrianne says

    This fed my soul this morning 🙂 Great questions for Maddy, Jamie. You asked what I was wondering. Two things I loved: I really was struck by the two ends of the spectrum you and Maddy were coming from. You, having been more relatable to myself, had too much weight originally because of lack of intuition. She was too lean from lack of intuition. What showed me the power of making peace with food is that you both are beautiful and at the right weight for you just by listening to your originally very different bodies! Second, when you pointed out how much experimentation it takes to learn what your body is hungry for. I’m glad you paused to reiterate that. Very encouraging! Thanks for posting this!

    • Jamie says

      This is such an interesting comment, Adrianne. So true! We did come from opposite ends of the spectrum, but struggled at the core with something so similar. Hope you’re doing well! xoxo.


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