In this episode I talk to Kylie Mitchell, registered dietitian and food and lifestyle blogger at immaEATthat.com. We talk about Kylie's road to recovery from anorexia, how she started to separate her "eating disorder" and her "healthy" voice to see how her ED was holding her back in life, and how her long distance relationship was the fork in the road where she had to choose between her ED and a fulfilling life. We also share a introvert bond, and talk about how embracing your introverted-ness can really help you thrive in life. Listen to the full episode >>>
Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food—a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around food." After years of trying to overcome emotional eating, binge-eating and chronic weight-cycling through "traditional" and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their "food issues" once and for all—not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by challenging the dominant diet culture as a whole. Listen to the full episode >>>
We've all heard the saying... actions speak louder than words. True. But I also believe that intention speaks louder than action. Let me explain. As you probably know by now, through my work with clients I tend to steer away from the typical "diet" advice, and instead help my clients learn how to tune into, and trust, their own bodies' cues. Easier said than done.
Meredith Noble is a certified coach who helps plus-size people find food and body peace. Her practice combines Health at Every Size and intuitive eating philosophies with feminism and fat acceptance. With her compassion and expertise, her clients learn how to feel more comfortable in their skin, be at ease around food, and leave toxic diet culture behind. Listen to the full episode >>>
In this episode Valery shares what it was like growing up with a family who was grappling with fat phobia, and how that influenced her relationship with food and her body. This became extremely problematic when she was suffering from an eating disorder, and simultaneously being validated and praised for making her body smaller. Valery also shares how her disordered eating patterns were validated when she went back to school to study nutrition... "it was like joining the orthorexic club" she told me, off mic. Listen to the full episode >>>
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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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 >>>
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?
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 >>>
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 >>>