I remember as a kid, seeing my parents always struggle with their weight. I thought dieting was just part of being an adult. Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine frozen dinners, and Snackwell cookies were just part of growing up. By the time I was in 8th grade I stopped looking at food as nourishment, and saw it as points, calories, or grams. I actually think that’s the reason I went into this field… I wanted to find some answers. The magic ‘perfect formula’ to maintain a healthy weight. Well, I didn’t figure that out (sorry), but after being int his field for as long as I have, I did discover something much greater. I’ve found that my clients are most successful (and I’m the most successful) when we flip that model on its head and stop focusing on what we’re eating, but on how we eat and why we eat.
It’s no secret that the mainstream tends to shy away from these questions because, well, food is a sensitive subject. Food has morphed into this alien-like object that is broken down into calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein, then processed, packaged, and marketed in a way that, in scientific terms, has really f*cked with our heads.
Now, eating is no longer a sacred experience.
Well, I couldn’t be more excited to say that my dear friend Allison Nichols and I are ready to change that. Together we’ve created At The Table, a podcast to help others improve their relationship with food by bringing light to the food experiences of people around the world. Join our conversations every month as we ask our favorite food experts to share their insights and garnish every post with a healthy dose of sarcasm.
Check out our first episode where we ask each other some questions we’ll be digging into on future episodes. Here's a sneak peak:
What do you remember your relationship to food being like growing up?
Tell me about your favorite food memory.
What would your last meal be?
Give it a listen!
Now tell us: What’s your favorite food memory?