Crystal Karges is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified lactation consultant who specializes in maternal and child health, family wellness, intuitive eating, and eating and feeding disorders. In this episode Crystal and I talk about the aspects of pregnancy and postpartum that really don’t get enough airtime in our culture. Like how weight is just one of many - MANY - factors that contribute to your ability to conceive, have a healthy pregnancy, or have a healthy baby. Listen to the full episode >>>
Sarah Vance is a Body Image Coach, creator of #FuckYourFitspo, and host of the Reclaiming You Podcast. She specializes in helping people all over the world let go of diet dogma, body hate, perfection, and all or nothing thinking so they can reconnect with their values, understand their worth, and live their damn lives unapologetically. She believes that we all have more important things to offer to this world than our appearance, health, or fitness level.
Tracy Brown is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in somatic practices for stress and anxiety. In this episode we talk about what happens when you have a history of trauma, which might prevent you from feeling embodied, and how that makes honoring your hunger and fullness increasingly more difficult. We also talk about how loving your body might seem like a lofty goal if you’re coming from a place of body hate and disgust.
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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