Barbara Spanjers is a therapist and wellness coach who is hellbent on helping women banish the evil tag team of food-guilt and body-shame. She draws from a diverse educational and career background including media production, massage therapy, and psychotherapy. In her wellness coaching practice, Cake Is Magical Wellness, Barb takes a weight neutral approach to help her clients heal their relationship with food and their bodies. She offers a three-month program, Have Your CAKE (and Feel Peaceful, Too) to help clients move from a place of judgment and self-criticism to curiosity and self-compassion. Listen to the full episode >>>
I was so psyched to have the opportunity to talk about Intuitive Eating on the Intuitive Woman Podcast with fellow Long Island native, Tina Conroy. You can definitely hear my LI accent come out as the interview goes on :). Listen below for some beginner's tips to finding your intuition and using it to eat more intuitively.
Nancy is a registered dietitian (RD) who is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD). She counsels active people of all ages and athletic abilities, from high school athletes to Olympians, and had been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her private practice is in the Boston-area (Newton, MA). In this episode we discuss the intersection of sports nutrition and eating disorders. Listen to the full episode >>>
In my practice I see a lot of women who are in the midst of developmental milestone. Sixteen year olds who are settling into their post-pubescent body, young adults who are noticing that their body no longer looks like they did when they were 16, new mom’s who are navigating changes in their postpartum body, and of course, women who are going through menopause.
In this episode Katie shares her complicated relationship with food growing up and through college, and the tools she used to ultimately address the underlying issue: “I just didn’t know myself”. As a child she fell victim to the the issues our culture has with body image. She constantly found herself wanting to look like what she saw on TV and comparing herself to her friends.
The BodyLove Project Podcast hit 20K downloads today! I know this is just a number but this number means that the Anti-Diet, Eating Disorder Recovery, Health at Every Size, and Intuitive Eating message is reaching more and more people everyday. Let's celebrate by listening to the top 3 listened-to episodes as of today!
One exciting aspect of Abbey’s career as a registered dietitian is her Youtube channel, Abbey’s Kitchen. On this channel she debunks diet myths with the help of Diet Debbie, her diet crazed “alter ego”. At the beginning of this episode we touch upon a few hot topics in the diet world such as restricting to maintain weight, gluten free diets and some of the controversies behind wearable devices such as the Fitbit.
As a Body Image Coach, Summer has an amazing perspective on body love and body acceptance. However, she hasn’t always had the privilege of being at peace with her own body. As a child she never felt comfortable in her body and grew up with the belief that thinner was better. This belief spiraled into an obsession with dieting, exercising and numerous weight loss attempts. Listen to the full episode >>>
This episode was a tad more relaxed as I was talking to my friend, Allison Nichols. Allison and I have known each other for a few years now and it’s been really fun to watch her evolve into a mom. In this conversation we talk a lot about body image, especially about how your body changes through pregnancy and postpartum (and how to navigate that). Allison was so generous in sharing her story, and also had a lot of great tips for new moms struggling with their body image after giving birth and beyond. As women our body has multiple editions, and is ever changing - I hope this episode inspires you to embrace those changes, rather than fight them. Listen to the full episode >>>