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How do you deal with food bullies in social media and protect your wellness?

Food Bullying Podcast

How do you deal with food bullies in social media and protect your wellness?


Today on the Food Bullying podcast, Michele & Eliz talk about an interesting topic that many people have different views on, weight loss.  Lisa Baker-King shares her health and wellness journey.

She has worked at the intersection of sales, marketing and operations for over 25 years. She’s a self-described rule-breaker. Lisa began a fitness journey in 2015 after the publication of her children’s book “The Zealous Zebecs from the Midnight Ocean’s Zenith.” Seeing herself living large on the national TV screen was the kick in the butt she needed to transform her life from inside out and she did. Lisa tells us all about her weight loss journey, how she experienced food bullying, and shares some pointers.

Our bodies are different and you don’t have to follow a particular weight loss journey just because it works for someone else. It’s important to go with what works for you and your body.

Key points:

  • Lessons from a health & wellness journey
  • Popular myths people that people believe in weight loss & fitness
  • How a tribe can change as a person changes

The conversation:fitness food bullying

02:38: Lisa’s introduction

04:15: Lisa’s turning point

05:52: The health scare

08:40: The Facebook troll

13:21: Making the hard decisions

22:59: Lisa’s view on GMOs

Fabulous quotes:

  • “Don’t let the stress about having the right food ruin your health.”
  • “Don’t assign an emotional value to the scale or to the food that you’re eating.”
  • “Our bodies are all different. We’re not cookie cutter versions of the same exact person.”
  • “Sometimes subtle pushback you get when you make a decision to transform. “
  • “Don’t go for labels, unless they are on sale.”

Links to Check Out:

Lisa’s email:

Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying BS by Michele Payn



  1. Lisa Baker King on October 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you for having me on the show! Can’t wait for the next Keyboad Coward to troll me on this one. Bring it on! Why? Because it will be a teachable moment. We have to shine a light on this issue of good bullying as often people don’t even know they are doing it. It’s not acceptable to shame anyone for the color of their skin, how they talk, Clothing choices, etc…but put a no name brand box of cereal in your shopping cart and forget mom of the year award. Such a great podcast….very real conversations!

    • Michele Payn on November 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      Appreciate you sharing your story – this is a prime case of why we need to elevate the food conversation!

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