{Ep. 027: Shira Brenner, From Disordered Eating to Body Love

{Ep. 027: Shira Brenner, From Disordered Eating to Body Love

In this episode I talked to my good friend Shira Brenner about:

  • How she experienced weight stigma as a child, and how that set her on a path to disordered eating.
  • How she found dance and yoga in a dark and sad time in her life. And how it both made her feel both connected and disconnected to her body at the same time.  
  • How she was suffering from anorexia for months, and simultaneously being praised by colleagues and friends on her “dedication”.
  • How she worked with an eating disorder therapist and dietitian to help her recover.

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{Ep. 026: Emily Fonnesbeck on Orthorexia and the BIG Problem with Elimination Diets"

{Ep. 026: Emily Fonnesbeck on Orthorexia and the BIG Problem with Elimination Diets"

One of my favorite things about hosting this podcast is my guests’ willingness to share their stories. Today’s guest, Emily Fonnesbeck, was so generous in sharing her personal history with orthorexia, and how her eating disorder recovery now informs her practice as a dietitian. Emily is a Registered Dietitian and her practice is in southern Utah. Listen to the full episode >>>

Eating Disorders 101: A Guide for Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors

Eating Disorders 101: A Guide for Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors

As personal trainers we’re taught to educate, motivate, and inspire our clients. We frame our services as the “ultimate accountability tool”. We attract clients who want to change their body and change their life. We are taught to cheerlead them through every pound and inch lost, and help them stay consistent with their workouts so they can “get results fast”. Our clients brag about how often they work out, how many calories they burned in a session, and how “good” they were on their diet. We high five them, and of course share every before and after picture on Instagram. We get so caught up in the #fitspo (fitness inspiration) of it all, that we don’t realize how much the fitness industry glorifies, or at the very least, normalizes disordered eating and exercise behaviors. The question remains, are we really helping our clients, or are we actually encouraging them to develop an eating disorder?

{Ep. 025} BodyLove Project Closet Clean Out

{Ep. 025} BodyLove Project Closet Clean Out

Today’s episode is a little bit different as I am flying solo. No interview, just me and my closet. I’ve been wanting to do a solo episode for a while, but I didn’t really know what I would talk about for that long without a script. So, I decided I would take you all on a little journey with me.  Listen to the full episode >>>

{Ep. 024} Meg Salvia on Eating Disorders and Diabetes

{Ep. 024} Meg Salvia on Eating Disorders and Diabetes

Meg and I covered a lot of ground in this episode, but one of the most fascinating topics we covered was on this intersection of eating disorders and diabetes. Similarly to last week’s episode, the question comes up: which comes first? We don’t know the answer, but Meg delves into her theories, and how she actually works with clients with diabetes under the Health at Every Size, Intuitive Eating, Weight Neutral model. Listen to the full episode >>>

{ep. 023} Lauren Adler Dear on Digestive Health and the Surprising Alternative to Elimination Diets

{ep. 023} Lauren Adler Dear on Digestive Health and the Surprising Alternative to Elimination Diets

My conversation with Lauren is chock full of amazing information about digestive health, and I have to say, we’ve barely scratched the surface! I think we need to do a follow up episode to dig even further. But, if you’re someone who’s suffered from digestive discomfort, you’ll likely find this information fascinating. Listen to the full episode >>>

{Ep. 022} Paige Smathers Returns to Talk About the Importance of Nuance and Critical Thinking

{Ep. 022} Paige Smathers Returns to Talk About the Importance of Nuance and Critical Thinking

I was so excited when Paige and I scheduled her return to the BodyLove Project Podcast to talk about the practice our practices are centered around: nuance. It seems to be a lost art in our culture. We really like black and white, right and wrong thinking. It's easier to make a "yes" or "no" decision than to really spend some time formulating your own thoughts, based on your own values. Listen to the full episode >>>

To Be or Not To Be Gluten Free

To Be or Not To Be Gluten Free

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’ve heard about the (alleged) benefits of a gluten free diet, yes? There are more diets, books, and articles popping up everyday demonizing gluten and all of the negative health consequences of eating foods that contain gluten. Gluten, by the way, is a protein found in all of the foods you love (breads, pastas, baked goods, and any foods containing wheat, rye, or barley).

{Ep. 021} Jennifer Rollin Gets REAL about Why We Try Gluten Free Diets for Depression, Brain Fog, and More

{Ep. 021} Jennifer Rollin Gets REAL about Why We Try Gluten Free Diets for Depression, Brain Fog, and More

A few months ago I connected with psychotherapist Jennifer Rollin in a professional Facebook group we're both in. We both happened to watch a particular interview with an MD who was promoting a pretty strict diet to "cure" depression. It didn't take much digging to find out that there is no substantial evidence to support this doctor's claims, and I thought it would be fun to have Jennifer on the podcast to really hone in on just how dangerous these messages are. Listen to the full episode >>>

{Ep. 020} Rachel Millner on Being a Recovered Clinician

{Ep. 020} Rachel Millner on Being a Recovered Clinician

Rachel Millner, Psy.D., CEDS is a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.  She specializes in the treatment of all forms of eating disorders and practices from a Health at Every Size(R), weight neutral perspective. In this episode we talk about what it means to be a recovered clinician. Listen to the full episode >>>