Fitness & Nutrition

Food Psych Podcast - Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, Positive Body Image, & Eating Disorder Recovery

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN - Intuitive Eating Coach & Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. This podcast challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. Food Psych is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week! (Disclaimer: All content in this podcast, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of the information contained in this podcast does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.)

Episodes

#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool
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#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool

Anti-diet psychotherapist Carmen Cool joins us to discuss embracing anger against diet culture and the patriarchy, how to give yourself permission to engage in health-promoting behaviors for non-diet reasons, why intersectional feminism was so integral to her eating disorder recovery, the perceived hierarchy of disordered eating behaviors, her experience training health professionals in a weight-inclusive model, the social determinants of health and issues of access, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about dealing with nighttime binges.

Carmen Cool is a psychotherapist, educator, speaker, and a cupcake connoisseur. In addition to being a therapist for 17 years, she has started and run a nonprofit, created youth programs, and speaks internationally on Health At Every Size ®, feminism and eating disorders, and weight stigma.

Her work is focused on dismantling diet culture, healing our relationship to food and body, and supporting the next generation of body positive leaders. She is the immediate past Board President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, was named “Most Inspiring Individual” in Boulder, Colorado and was the recipient of the Excellence in Eating Disorder Advocacy Award in Washington, DC.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, come join us at christyharrison.com/course.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois
01:32:18
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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois

Cultural historian Emily Contois joins us to talk about the history of diet culture, how women's political power increased the pressure on women and femmes to restrict their eating, the need for an intersectional approach to healthcare and food access, the religious undertones to our food behavior, gender roles in food, the body-image issues that men face in an industrialized patriarchal society, "dude food," and so much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about intuitive eating in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder.

Emily Contois is the author of more than 20 academic articles, chapters, and reviews. Her dissertation, "The Dudification of Diet: Food Masculinities in Twenty-First-Century America," examines how media representations of food, cooking, and dieting construct and negotiate what it means to be "a real man" in the United States today. Her research has been referenced in The Huffington Post, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and NPR, among others. As a food writer, she has contributed to the Providence Journal, Nursing Clio, and Zester Daily.

Born in Australia and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, Emily spent a bit over a decade training in classical ballet before turning her attention to the study of food, health, and identities in American culture. Emily holds three master’s degrees—an MA in American Studies from Brown University, an MPH focused in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she was a three-time recipient of the Julia Child Award. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University, where she teaches courses in food studies, American studies, and gender studies.

Prior to her current research and teaching, Emily worked in the field of worksite wellness for five years. She now lives in Providence with her husband, Chris, and their rescue pup, Raven.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie
01:00:42
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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie

Lindsey Averill, writer, activist, and film maker, comes on the show this week to discuss the release of her new movie, “Fattitude,” how she found intuitive eating and discovered body acceptance, the issue of weight discrimination and size bias in media and the medical community, her work in body image, the problem with mainstream body positivity, and more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about binge eating and navigating trigger foods in recovery.

Lindsey Averill is many things - a film maker, an academic, a writer, an activist, an aspiring novelist, a sake and sushi lover, a notorious trashy television watcher, an odd beauty secret keeper, an amazing dancer... really, the list is endless.

Lindsey completed her M.F.A in Writing from Emerson College and is A.B.D in the Comparative Studies Ph.D. Program at Florida Atlantic University. The focus of Lindsey’s research is feminism, fat civil rights and the representation of fat bodies in popular culture. Since 2005 Lindsey has worked as a college professor teaching women’s studies, literature and writing courses.

In her spare time, Lindsey writes stuff for lots of cool media outlets, like CNN, xojane, Time.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Refinery29, Bustle and the up and coming women’s lifestyle magazine, Muses and Visionaries. Lindsey’s also written academic stuff where she speaks to feminism – or a lack there of in young adult novels – like Twilight and the Hunger Games.

Basically, Lindsey is one of those public intellectual types, who has dedicated her life to ending the hateful relationships people have with their bodies and changing the national conversation about body image so that it focuses on effect the very real issues of bias and systemic prejudice.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain
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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain, the fabulous fat-acceptance activist, writer, and speaker, returns to dig into the dangers of weight loss surgery, navigating the healthcare system as a fat person, the problem with the current weight science and fatphobia within the medical community, why weight loss interventions can’t coexist with eating disorder recovery programs, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with a friend who might have an issue with overexercise and body control.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the New England/New York College Health Association. She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, editor of the Praeger Anthology "The Politics of Size," serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently gives expert commentary on radio, television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She is an ACE Certified Health Coach, champion dancer and marathoner. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs and is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is back! The anti-diet coach and emotional eating expert returns for the THIRD time to share more about why we fight food and how to stop, why Isabel wants to destigmatize emotional eating, the problems with healthism, how the human desire for control runs deep within many of our decisions, how to handle triggers as a recovered person, her exploration of diet literature dating back to the 60s, her continued efforts to unpack her own privilege and social biases as a professional in the field of food and body image, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorder recovery. Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop fighting food. After struggling with binge-eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge-eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body, were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge-eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her work. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :) Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard
01:23:18
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#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard

This week we’re talking with Deb Burgard, one of the founders of the Health at Every Size movement. The psychotherapist, author and activist discusses weight stigma in the healthcare system, pursuing joyful movement, size oppression and the exclusion of fat bodies from eating disorder treatment, her discovery of fat activism and feminism, how to find joy and healing, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to keep yourself nourished in a stressful work situation.

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED, specializes in body image, eating, sexuality, health, and relationship concerns. She has helped bring into the world the Health at Every Size model, the www.BodyPositive.com website, Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, and numerous book chapters and research articles. An activist and an internationally known speaker trying to change the forces that create oppression and barriers to health, she trains clinicians to integrate social justice concerns into their treatment models. She can be spotted at conferences hula hooping, and dancing in the pool, as her overarching goal is to bring back recess for all.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein
01:25:57
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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

Fellow intuitive eating coach and non-diet dietitian Jenna Hollenstein discusses food as self-care, why people fall into disordered eating and alcoholism as coping mechanisms, the connection between dieting and religion, how to tolerate discomfort, the role of diet culture in keeping social progress for happening, how to set boundaries and limits, how to practice self-compassion, and a whole lot more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to teach and practice fitness from a Health at Every Size perspective!

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State and a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She's a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, an Open Heart Project meditation guide, and a meditation guide in the Shambhala tradition.

She co-teaches the Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training, an intensive 9-week online course to teach dietitians, therapists, coaches, and yoga teachers how to establish their own meditation practice and then to share the technique responsibly and skillfully with their clients, patients, and students.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction. She is currently writing a book about how Buddhist teachings and meditation can change the way we relate to food, eating, and our bodies.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello
01:10:47
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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello

Melissa Fabello returns! The activist and scholar shares why dieting and restriction reduce our sex drive, how beauty can be reimagined and reclaimed, how the need for affection and intimacy differs from the need for sex, what "skin hunger" is all about, why the Netflix movie To the Bone is so problematic and triggering, how she navigates complex issues in feminism, and a whole lot more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how co-occurring mental-health issues can affect people's hunger and fullness cues.

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website (melissafabello.com) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams
01:28:40
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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams

Psychologist and author Louise Adams discusses why the Health at Every Size approach is essential in treating disordered eating, the problems with the "obesity epidemic" rhetoric, how trauma and body neglect shaped her relationship with food at a young age, why self-compassion is an essential antidote to shame, how to move from a deprivation mindset to an intuitive mindset with unconditional permission to eat, how to set firm and compassionate boundaries, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle feeling like you need to lose weight to manage a health condition, and how to stop judging yourself for eating "too much."

Louise is an Australian clinical psychologist, author, podcaster, trainer, and speaker. She owns Treat Yourself Well Sydney, a specialist psychology clinic for weight-inclusive health and wellbeing. Louise founded UNTRAPPED, an online diet-recovery program, and hosts the All Fired Up podcast, where she meets with experts from around the world to debrief, rage, and unpack the (often misguided) messages we’re given about weight, food, exercise, and health.

Louise has a special interest and expertise in weight struggles, eating disorders, and body image. Her practice is rooted in the HAES principles of equitable support for people of all shapes and sizes. Louise’s life goal is to dismantle the prison of diet culture and emancipate people to appreciate compassionate, joyful, relaxed relationships with food, movement, and their bodies.

Louise has published two books. The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors (2014, co-authored with Fiona Willer, APD) is a manual for health professionals. Her latest book, Mindful Moments (2016) is for the general public, a practical guide to applying self-compassion for people who are time poor.

Louise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the Clinical College of the APS, and treasurer of HAES Australia.

In addition to everything else, Louise runs non-diet training workshops for other health professionals. She regularly speaks to the media on all issues health related, and has experience on radio, print and television. Read more about Louise at www.untrapped.com.au.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

 

#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor
01:12:26
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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor

Writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor joins us to discuss why we need more radical body love in the world, how to deal with weight gain and weight stigma while learning intuitive eating, what mainstream body positivity gets wrong, why understanding oppression and intersecting identities is the key to creating a world that's *truly* body-positive, how to navigate diet culture as a body-acceptance activist, how to begin to untangle internalized oppression, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell the difference between self-care and orthorexic thinking.

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. TBINAA.com reaches over 1 million people each month in 140 countries with their articles and content focused on the intersection of bodies, personal transformation and social justice. Sonya is also an International award winning Performance Poet, Activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach. She has appeared across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Sonya and her work has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, The New York Times, New York Magazine, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Carrie Mae Weems, Theaster Gates, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Hilary Rodham Clinton, the late Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at thebodyisnotanapology.com and sonya-renee.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

 

#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker
01:30:02
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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker

Jes Baker, body-liberation activist and author of the book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, discusses her continuing process of recovery from trauma related to food, eating, and fatphobia; why talking about trauma is so important; why she uses the term "body liberation" instead of "body positivity" or "fat acceptance"; why we need to have more nuanced conversations about people's body-liberation journeys instead of reflexively shunning celebrities who've had weight-loss surgery; how the experience of being "small-fat" differs from the experience of being in a larger fat body; why the mainstreaming of body positivity has been so problematic; and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about starting movement again after a history of compulsive exercise.

Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

She preaches the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Find her online at themilitantbaker.com, and check out her article on Lisa Frank BoPo

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

 

#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour
01:13:39
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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour

Art therapist and Health at Every Size counselor Maggie Ritnour shares how she was introduced to body comparisons and disordered eating in the dance world, how depression and grief led her to restrict her eating, how art and writing helped get her through that difficult period, why art therapy is an important tool in recovery from disordered eating, how it feels to find our authentic voice, how to embrace our imperfections and face our fears, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to best voice your disagreement with fatphobic content in the media.

Maggie Ritnour is licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She began studying art in high school, and then received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She obtained her masters of psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2009. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents and adults in hospital settings since 2000.

Maggie is a humanistic therapist who approaches her clients using a multi-cultural framework and trauma-informed lens. She is wholeheartedly committed to the Health At Every Size philosophy. She believes when people get in touch with their own creative voice they often find therapy in the confidence of learning a new language, the ability to speak with their art and listen with their eyes.

Maggie is also a certified Irish dance teacher; she loves to teach and dance as much as possible. She incorporates her knowledge of body movement with her therapeutic understanding of people. Maggie is passionate about using art and mindful body awareness in her work and life. Find her online at rootsarttherapy.nyc.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

 

#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund
01:17:49
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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund

Yoga teacher and fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Casey Berglund shares how she overcame restriction and food shame, how she went from having an intuitive relationship with food as a child to trying to manipulate her body size, why yoga was exactly what she needed to break through perfectionism, why she started thinking outside the box in her career, why it's dangerous to approach intuitive eating with a diet mentality, how to navigate diet culture as a professional in the body-acceptance field, and lots more. PLUS, Christy shares some insider insight into nutrition journalism, and answers a listener question about how to handle when a doctor tells you to lose weight "for your health."

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and media spokesperson who believes all people deserve to feel free in their relationship with food and confident in their bodies, so they have more energy for the important things in life. She owns Worthy and Well Inc., where she inspires smart and soulful women to ditch the all-or-none and eat for fuel, flavour, and fun. Get involved by claiming your free 15-minute Yoga Intro video and checking out Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living at worthyandwell.com

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Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney
01:29:01
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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney

Fellow Health at Every Size RD Anna Sweeney shares how having a disability has affected her relationship with food and her body, how she's come to terms with the identity of being a disabled person, why anti-diet work is about social justice and equality for *all* bodies (not just those that are considered socially acceptable), why having a loved one with an eating disorder can bring up conflicting emotions, how diet culture permeates mainstream healthcare including eating disorder treatment, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about the early stages of intuitive eating!

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, who provides nutrition care using a non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size paradigm. Anna is an expert in providing care for individuals struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. Over the last decade, she has served in a supervisory role at multiple eating disorder treatment centers, and currently holds the position of National Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido.

Anna is also the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling in Concord, MA, where she works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or an interest in intuitive eating. Anna is passionate about nutrition, balance and wellness and works to empower her clients to trust their own body wisdom. Find her online at WholeLifeRD.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

Join the Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course to get Christy's guidance on making peace with food and your body!

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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak
01:13:49
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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak

Body-image activist Connie Sobczak joins us to discuss recovering from diet culture and body dissatisfaction, her role in creating the concept of body positivity and how HAES and fat acceptance were integrated from the start, the pluses and minuses of the current body-positive movement, why calling it "body neutrality" might work better for some people, why BMI is BS, the beauty ideal and aging, and lots more!

Connie Sobczak is a mentor, writer, educator, and award-winning video producer. Her experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie inspired her life’s work to create a world where all people are free to love their bodies. In 1996, Connie brought her vision to life when she created The Body Positive with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW.

Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), a book in which she brings the Be Body Positive Model to life, and skillfully and lovingly reconnects readers to their authenticity and beauty. She is a leader of the movement to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults through her writing, workshops, videos, professional trainings, leadership programs, and speaking engagements.

A California native, Connie currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Jim. Their daughter, Carmen, is her inspiration and her joy. Find Connie online at TheBodyPositive.org

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster
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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Heidi Schauster shares how she overcame restriction and bingeing, why perfectionism fuels the fire of disordered eating, how intuitive eating leads to a peaceful relationship with food, what health professionals need to know about Health at Every Size, how to overcome self-judgment and speak more kindly to yourself, why the thin ideal is so damaging to people's health, and lots more!

Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN is a nutrition therapist and registered dietitian with 20+ years of experience in the field of disordered eating. She is a nutrition counselor, writer, consultant, and clinical supervisor of other registered dietitians, based in the Greater Boston area. Heidi also publishes a seasonal blog called, "A Nourishing Word." Heidi feels called to assist clients and readers in improving their relationships with food and their bodies. Heidi also has a personal recovery history: she struggled with bulimia, food restriction, and binge-eating in her late teens and early twenties. Now that she is 45 and has been recovered for over two decades, she loves being in her body and in her life. Heidi is passionate about helping others get past obsessions with food, self-criticism, and negative body image. She uses Intuitive Eating principles, a Health-at-Every-Size paradigm, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices in her work. Heidi is also a life-long dancer, and dance has played a role in both her eating disorder history and her healing. Heidi encourages her clients, when they are ready, to discover conscious, mindful movement -- in order to fully embrace the joy of being connected to a well-nourished, well-cared for body and soul. Find her online at anourishingword.com/.

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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo
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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo

Writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo shares why she gave up the pursuit of weight loss even though she had "succeeded" at dieting, how she stepped away from the scale and made peace with her size, why body acceptance is a journey and not a destination, how to help kids develop peaceful relationships with their bodies, why worrying about your weight robs you of your life, why we need to stop obsessing about our bodies, how food insecurity affects people's relationships with food, and lots more. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on race, feminism, and other social issues has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on Twitter at @ijeomaoluo, and on her website at IjeomaOluo.com. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Fellow health pros: Sign up for the EDRDpro Symposium to learn about treating disordered eating from 15 experts in the field, including Christy! Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga
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#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley, acclaimed yoga teacher and body-acceptance advocate, joins us to discuss overcoming decades of dieting, healing from oppressive beauty standards, learning to accept her size and stop pursuing weight loss, the "yoga-industrial complex" vs. real yoga, her new book Every Body Yoga, being an Instagram sensation, navigating people's expectations of her as a yoga teacher, and lots more! Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, Lenny Letter, and many others. When she’s not on the road teaching, she lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit her online at JessamynStanley.com, on Twitter @JessNotJazz, and on Facebook at MyNameIsJessamyn. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston
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#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston

Psychotherapist and author Anita Johnston shares how learning to feel and honor your feelings can help you heal from food issues, why she had a very unusual relationship with food growing up, how beauty ideals for women have remained oppressive over time even if they change slightly, why being intuitive and able to read people is both a liability and a gift, why it's important to have both boundaries and flexibility, the role of storytelling and metaphor in eating recovery, and lots more! Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon. Dr. Johnston has been working in the field of women’s issues and eating difficulties for over three decades. She founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and the first Eating Disorders IOP in the country, ‘Ai Pono, in Honolulu in 2001. She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Maui, an Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Program on the island of Maui. She provides online individual consultations, and conducts workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image. Get her free Soul Hunger video series to learn more about her approach. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas
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#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas

Body-acceptance activist Gloria Lucas (Nalgona Positivity Pride) shares why she created an organization devoted to helping people of color heal from diet culture, why the traditional medical model of eating disorder recovery didn't work for her, the role of trauma in her disordered eating, how intersectional feminism helped in her healing, why the mainstream body-positive movement isn't meeting the needs of people of color and other marginalized groups, the role of historical trauma in creating and maintaining body shame, and lots more! Gloria is the founder and director of Nalgona Positivity Pride a xicana-indigenous body-positive project that focuses on eating disorders awareness and cultural affirmation. She is a frequent lecturer across the country covering topics such as the connection of historical trauma and disordered eating. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, Univision, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is an active entrepreneur and eating disorders support group organizer. Find her on Instagram at @nalgonapositivitypride and on Tumblr @nalgonapride.

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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec
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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec

Health at Every Size dietitian Lindsay Stenovec shares why different life stages can be so triggering for food and body issues, how pregnancy and the postpartum period can affect our relationships with food, why we need to prioritize self-care for its own sake, why reflecting on your values and what you want out of life is so important for recovery from dieting and disordered eating, how she came to connect the concept of Health at Every Size with her interpretation of intuitive eating, how to navigate choices about self-presentation within the context of feminism, and lots more! Lindsay Stenovec is an established leader in the field of nutrition for women and families. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA, called Nutrition Instincts®, where she and her associate dietitian provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness and family feeding coaching. Health at Every Size® is integrated into every area of her and her team’s work. In 2015, she founded The Nurtured Mama®, a body positive movement for moms and moms-to-be that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food, one mama at a time. Lindsay is also an adjunct faculty professor for a local San Diego community college, on the Wellness Advisory Panel for a children's food company and speaks regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders and postpartum wellness. Lindsay lives in San Diego with her husband and 2-year old son. Find her online at NutritionInstincts.com.

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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa
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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa

Size-acceptance speaker and yoga teacher Rachel Estapa (More to Love®) discusses how being a larger-bodied child led to early experiences of shame and dieting, why a lack of plus-size clothing options exacerbated her body hatred, why diet culture's promise to "fix" us is so alluring, how an acute illness led to an unexpected truce with her body, why rediscovering her loves and desires was essential to her recovery from dieting, how the practice of yoga helped show her the path to liberation, how she's navigating the transition from blogger to coach and teacher, why running a recovery-oriented business can be so challenging, and lots more! Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love®, is a certified life coach, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur who educates and supports plus size people on approaches to positive body image and wellness, enabling all bodies to lead more empowered lives. Find her online at MoreToLoveWithRachel.com. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar
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#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar returns for our 100th episode! The inimitable fat-acceptance activist shares what she's been up to in the 2 years since she first appeared on Food Psych (episode #45), why you can't be body-positive and actively pursue weight loss at the same time, how the history of the body-positive movement left it open for misinterpretation, why fat acceptance and body liberation are better terms for what we really want than body positivity, how people with thin privilege can help the movement for fat liberation (and how that helps *everyone*), how her relationship with sex has changed as a result of some big changes in her life, why "The American Dream" can be so oppressive and why stepping out of it has been so liberating for her, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help those who are ready to break up with diet culture, and she started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. 

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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West
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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West

Lindy West, author of the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, shares how she became a fat-acceptance activist, the roles that feminism and body-positive imagery played in helping her reject diet culture, her experience of finding love in a larger body, how thin allies to the fat-acceptance movement can help, how she's improved her relationship with food and what she's still working on, and lots more! Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father and was half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. She was named one of “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com. Find her online at LindyWest.net, and pick up her book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman wherever books are sold. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell
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#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell

Food blogger and fellow anti-diet dietitian Kylie Mitchell shares how she overcame dieting, disordered eating, and compulsive exercise; why she wanted to start a food blog that celebrates food and eschews the orthorexic messages of other "wellness" blogs; the insidious ways in which diet culture is woven into the fabric of how we talk about food and health; why non-diet approaches like Health at Every Size and intuitive eating are important for *everyone* of *every* body size; how she improved her relationship with movement and let go of compulsive exercise; what the transition from an eating disorder into intuitive eating looks like; and lots more! Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health. She is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.comimmaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food and their body. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over-share on Instagram. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych 

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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks
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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks

Body-positive dietitian Sumner Brooks shares why she started bingeing at a young age, how she finally healed her relationship with food through intuitive eating, how diet culture convinces us we're "not good enough," why emotional eating is related to restriction, why it's so important (and difficult) to accept and honor your hunger, how conventional nutrition education leads us astray, and lots more! Sumner Brooks is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and a Certified Intuitive Eating counselor. She's the producer of the EDRDpro Symposium for professionals, She's also the co-author of the non-diet guidebook Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating, a short 4 hour-read for women of all ages based on the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Sumner also works at a gastroenterology specialty clinic in Portland, Oregon where she utilizes a non-diet approach to treat patients struggling with digestive concerns and eating disorders. Out of the office she's found soaking up time with her 2 year old daughter and getting outdoors in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sign up for her EDRDpro Symposium for webinars with 15 experts on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (including Christy!). This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum

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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown
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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Tracy Brown shares how tuning in to her body's wisdom and practicing intuitive eating helped her recover from years of dieting and disordered eating, how she started down the path to becoming a dietitian, why she dove into practicing from a Health at Every Size paradigm early in her career, and lots more. She also leads us in a special meditation for helping reconnect to your body! Tracy Brown is a somatic nutrition therapist, registered dietitian, and attuned eating coach in private practice providing in-person, phone and online counseling since 2006. Tracy works with people on a soul level because she believes not wanting to be in the body is a way of protecting oneself, so her work is about nourishing the nervous system to feel safe enough to feel emotion and actually heal. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children, as well as issues related to overextending the body, including adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, PCOS and gut health. Tracy routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered-eating-related talks throughout Florida, including at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL; Flager College; and Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft Myers. She is also the guest Nutrition Therapist for Feast, an online intuitive eating program run by past Food Psych guest Rachel Cole. Tracy has appeared on many podcasts discussing topics including intuitive eating, trauma healing, positive body image, and recovery. She believes that healing food and weight concerns is really about deciding to embrace our humanity in the diverse and amazing bodies we have. Living and feeling fully with courage and being dedicated to the fullest expression of who we are is the point. Learn more about Tracy and her work at TracyBrownRD.com. This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout
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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout

Fellow body-positive podcaster and coach Katie Dalebout joins me to celebrate Food Psych's 4-year anniversary! We discuss how Katie's first appearance in episode 34 changed the direction of the podcast, how her recovery from orthorexia led her toward Health at Every Size and away from her original wellness-focused business, how she discovered her interests and passions beyond food and health, why it's so important to consider potential triggers when telling your recovery story, how to share responsibly on social media, and lots more!

Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s a contributor to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and MindBodyGreen, and in 2013 launched the weekly podcast Let It Out (formerly The Wellness Wonderland), which attracted wellness and lifestyle celebrities such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and Joe Cross in its first few episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House, 2016). She helps people develop a positive body image by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality, and she’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self-awareness. Find her online at KatieDalebout.com.

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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz
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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz

Religious scholar and journalist Alan Levinovitz discusses how diet culture is like a religion, why so much modern nutrition advice is dangerous, why we need to think critically about restrictive eating practices, how suspicion of Western medicine can lead people to believe in harmful "miracle cures," why the "nocebo effect" is causing people to unnecessarily demonize particular foods, and lots more. Alan Levinovitz received his PhD in religion from the University of Chicago where he specialized in classical Chinese thought. He is now assistant professor of religious studies at James Madison University, where he teaches classes on religion, Chinese philosophy, and the connection between religion and medicine. His journalism focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and culture, and has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, Vox, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. Find him at James Madison University and on Twitter at @AlanLevinovitz. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon
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#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon

Fellow body-positive RDs Rebecca Scritchfield and Julie Duffy Dillon return for a special episode in honor of NEDA Week and National Nutrition Month! We discuss our new joint campaign #ChangeTheGame, why the nutrition field often plays right into diet culture, why we need to stop prescribing one thing to people with diagnosed eating disorders and another thing to the rest of the population, how dieting messes with your mind, and lots more! Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body positive, diet free, and health promoting podcast Love, Food where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food. Julie received her BS in Nutrition from Ohio University and MS in Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a registered and licensed dietitian in North Carolina, she founded BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy a group practice passionate about helping individuals and families recover from eating disorders and PCOS. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD), she also supervises dietitians to be eating disorder specialists. Don't miss Julie's previous appearance on Food Psych!   Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at RebeccaScritchfield.com, get her book at BodyKindnessBook.com, and don't miss her previous episode of Food Psych! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland
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#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Fiona Sutherland shares how early experiences helped her develop empathy for people struggling with weight stigma, why she almost quit dietetics and how she ultimately found her way to the anti-diet movement, why we need to take pleasure in food, how she's working to bring the Health at Every Size approach into training for dietitians, and lots more! Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist from Melbourne, Australia. She is Director of Body Positive Australia & The Mindful Dietitian, specialising in Mindful Eating, Eating Disorders, eating behaviour and body image from a Health At Every Size and Non Diet Approach. She is also a Sports Dietitian, consulting for The Australian Ballet. Fiona is passionate about supporting people & communities heal their relationship with food and body, and is an advocate for bringing Non Diet Approach training into Universities throughout Australia. Find her at themindfuldietitian.com.au and bodypositiveaustralia.com.au. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk
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#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk

Body-positive dietitian Jennifer McGurk shares her history of body shame and disordered eating, her journey to recovery, how her career evolved alongside her own relationship with food, why she's fighting to make Health at Every Size training part of the academic requirements for dietitians and other healthcare professionals, how pregnancy changed her relationship with her body, and lots more! Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY. She leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel fabulous about food!” As a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Jennifer combines her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviors, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health. She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians. Jennifer has created the business Pursuing Private Practice, along with authoring a book series of the same name, to help other healthcare professionals reach their goal of owning their own business. Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business was released in January 2016, and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business was released in April 2016. She is working on an e-course that will be out April 2017. Find her online at EatWithKnowledge.com or PursuingPrivatePractice.com, and be sure to sign her HAES petition! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished
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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished

Psychotherapist and HAES activist Hilary Kinavey shares her history of chronic dieting, the role of feminism in her recovery, how she helps her kids develop a healthy relationship with food, how romantic relationships affected her body image, why there need to be more body-positive role models for navigating aging and body changes throughout life, and lots more! Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and cofounder of Be Nourished, LLC. Her work encourages movement toward a radically compassionate model of healing to address internalized body shame and associated patterns of chronic dieting and disordered eating. She is the co-creator of Body Trust™ Wellness, a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator-candidate, and a transformational workshop leader. Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, and body respect in health care communities, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster
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#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster

Body-positive photography coach Vivienne McMaster shares the joy she took in food as a child, how she got pulled into diet culture in adolescence, how food shame manifested at her family dinner table, how she used self-portraiture to heal her relationship with her body, why certain types of photos can be more harmful than helpful in recovery, and lots more! Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, workshop leader and positive body image advocate from Vancouver, Canada. She who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and The Huffington Post. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she's now on a mission share these tools and help folks choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time. You can more about her at beyourownbeloved.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance
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#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance

Body image coach and registered nurse Sarah Vance shares how competitive bodybuilding triggered a disordered relationship with food and fitness, why getting praise for her looks and "healthy lifestyle" only led to unhappiness and pain, how she finally made peace with food and her body, why she now takes a Health at Every Size approach in her nursing practice, why body positivity is really a social justice movement, and lots more! Sarah is a body image coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and founder of the Breaking Boundaries program. Through her writing, speaking, or personalized one on one coaching - she helps women all over the world ditch the diet mentality, body-hate, perfection, and self doubt while helping them cultivate a positive body image, self-love, and confidence to show up in the world as their most authentic self while knowing that who they are is enough. Find her online at SarahVance.com, and grab your free taste of freedom HERE. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier
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#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier

Intuitive eating coach Daxle Collier shares how food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how a series of health problems led her down the path of restrictive dieting, how she got back in touch with her intuition, why perfectionism around food is so destructive, and lots more. Daxle Collier is an intuitive eating coach who helps people heal their relationship with food and create an authentic self-care practice. She offers remote coaching, online courses, and local San Francisco Bay Area workshops. Daxle blogs about intuitive eating, mindful eating, self-care, joyful movement, stress reduction, and the process of change. Her work is rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and the HAES principles. She holds a masters in health education with specialization in nutrition from John F. Kennedy University, and has also completed Intuitive Eating Counselor Certification, Training and Supervision with Evelyn Tribole and Coach Training with Linda Bark of Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. You can find her courses Intuitive Eating: Fix Your Relationship with Food and Mindful Eating on the Udemy online learning platform. Follow Daxle at DaxleCollier.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy
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#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy

Yoga teacher and body-positive activist Dianne Bondy shares how a body-shaming father led her to develop an eating disorder in childhood and adolescence, how yoga helped in her recovery, why the yoga industry needs to be more welcoming of all bodies, why body positivity is a social justice issue, and lots more! Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, People and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Find her onilne at DianneBondyYoga.com and YogaSteya.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
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#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Anti-diet coach Anne-Sophie Reinhardt shares why she turned to food for comfort in childhood, how she quickly spiraled from dieting to an eating disorder in adolescence, why "willpower" isn't actually a good thing, how she discovered the body-positive movement and healed her relationship with food, why trauma is such a trigger for disordered eating behaviors, and lots more. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt is an anti-diet coach and body confidence expert who wants you to know one thing: your weight does NOT determine your worth. A firm believer that you don’t (and shouldn’t) have to wait to start living because of your weight, Anne-Sophie works with women around the globe to help them escape diet prison and make eating fun again (because life is a lot more delicious when food doesn’t rule your life). Now a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Martha Beck Life Coach, Anne-Sophie struggled with disordered eating, yo-yo dieting and bingeing and purging for over 14 years. After a serious health scare, Anne-Sophie entered recovery and launched her own recovery-focused blog, later named one of the Best 25 Personal Growth Blogs 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Since then, she’s helped countless clients write new rules around food, self love, body image and life in general and has shared her revolutionary anti-diet message in top publications like She Takes on the World, Tiny Buddha and Huffington Post. And when Anne-Sophie’s not helping clients fall madly in love with their own bodies (and lives) you’ll likely find her enjoying her own by devouring a delicious book, swimming with adorable her son, savoring a massive ice cream cone (sans guilt) or (most likely) catching up on old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Join her Escape Diet Prison Tribe at annesophie.us/tribe and her free Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/foodbodyself. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield
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#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield shares how her family's identity as "emotional eaters" led to their embrace of diet culture, how childhood poverty and food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how she finally discovered the anti-diet movement after starting to work as a dietitian, how she developed the idea for her new book, Body Kindness, why the concept of kindness is so essential in relating to your body, why weight loss isn't a path to health, and lots more! Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, www.RD4BC.com, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at rebeccascritchfield.com, and get her book for 25% off from 12/27-1/31 at workman.com/products/body-kindness using offer code KIND.

RDs and RDs-to-be, be sure to sign the HAES petition that Christy mentions in the episode!   To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych  Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course   How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck
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#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck

Body-positive dietitian Emily Fonnesbeck shares how her family helped her develop a healthy relationship with food in childhood, why that went awry and led her down the path to orthorexia, how she overcame her disordered eating and discovered Health at Every Size, why she thinks elimination diets and food-sensitivity testing are dangerous for most people, and lots more. Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian and owns her own private practice in southern Utah. Her nutrition passion consists of helping individuals free themselves from diets, food anxiety, poor body image and obsessive exercise. She has a non-diet, weight-neutral, client-centered approach to help people make peace with food and their bodies. Find her online at EmilyFonnesbeck.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman
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#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Jonah Soolman discusses how being an athletic kid and being restricted from sugar led to a troubled relationship with food, how he learned to trust his body to guide his eating and exercise choices, why food insecurity can lead to a "clean-plate club" mentality, why it's essential for health professionals to adopt the principles of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating, and lots more! Jonah Soolman is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and cardiometabolic conditions using a HAES perspective. He and his wife, Joanne, co-own Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC, a private practice where they offer individualized nutrition counseling, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Most commonly, Jonah works with people who have tried numerous diets and are sick of seeing their weight temporarily drop only to inevitably rebound. Fed up with failing diets and being at war with food and their bodies, they come to Jonah because he offers the antithesis. By taking the focus off of weight and rules, he helps them to form a new and more peaceful relationship with food based on satisfaction, flexibility, and health. When Jonah is not working, he enjoys getting outside and moving his body. In addition to time spent playing NCAA tennis, his proudest athletic achievements include riding his bicycle from Seattle to Boston for charity, running up Mount Washington on four separate occasions, and rebounding from multiple back surgeries to finish the Newport Marathon. Find him online at soolmannutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole
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#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole

Body image coach Rachel Cole shares why we lose touch with our bodies in times of distress, how to start coming back into embodiment, why the 2016 election has caused so much pain for people struggling with food and body issues, how she recovered from eating disorders and embraced body positivity, why feminism and social justice are so integral to making peace with food, and lots more! Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Find her online at RachelWCole.com, and read her full blog post, "Stay." To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans
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#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans

Fellow body-positive dietitian Marci Evans shares how she developed a healthy relationship with food in childhood, when it started to go awry, why it's so important that eating-disorder specialists NOT also try to sell weight loss, why some people feel "addicted" to food, what the science actually says about so-called food addiction, and lots more. 

Marci Anderson Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting.

By combining her passion for food, nutrition, and fitness her goal is to take help each of her clients find a healthy and happy relationship with food and exercise. She works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or those interested in intuitive eating counseling.

Marci has two professional passions. The first is empowering individuals to find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. The second is teaching and supervising dietitians on how to effectively counsel people with eating disorders. Marci finds great satisfaction in utilizing a psychologically informed approach to counseling and feels grateful for a career that helps her to learn and grow every day. 

Find Marci online at MarciRD.com, and learn more about her online training for dietitians

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch
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#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch

Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch shares her history of emotional eating as a child, how going on a diet in her 20s triggered an eating disorder, why studying nutrition science and becoming a dietitian helped her recover, how she got the idea to write an anti-diet book, why satisfaction is so central to intuitive eating, how to raise kids as intuitive eaters, and lots more! Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD has been in private practice in Beverly Hills as a Nutrition Therapist for 34 years, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and preventative nutrition. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating (St. Martin's Press, 1995, 1996, 2003, third edition--2012), and is the co-author of Intuitive Eating, audio version, 2009 (Sounds True). She has published journal articles and does regular speaking engagements and extensive press, radio, and internet interviews. She is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from the diet mentality through the Intuitive Eating process. Elyse's philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with your internal wisdom about eating. This is the wisdom with which you were born but from which you have become distracted. A reconnection with your intuitive wisdom will help you develop a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and your body. Elyse’s work has been profiled on CNN, KABC, NBC, AP Press, and KTTV television. She is a certified child and adolescent obesity expert, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, and a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She was also the treatment team nutritionist on the Eating Disorder Unit at Beverly Hills Medical Center. Find her online at ElyseResch.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear
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#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear

Therapist and yoga teacher Lauren Ezell Minear shares why embodiment is so important to healing from trauma, how feminism and yoga helped her recover from an eating disorder, how she's learned to listen to her bodies cues for movement and rest, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an aspect of her story publicly for the first time. Lauren Ezell Minear is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the treatment of eating and body image problems from a feminist relational perspective grounded in mindfulness-based interventions. Lauren also offers integrative body image workshops and yoga therapy for anxiety, depression, exercise compulsion, and traumatic stress. She is the creator of InBodied Yoga, a body positive method of movement as self-care. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman
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#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Joanne Soolman shares how weight stigma manifested in her family, how she overcame body shame and discovered Health at Every Size, how she handles having a sister who's a prominent Weight Watchers leader, and lots more! Joanne Levy Soolman, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and co-owner of Soolman Nutrition and Wellness, LLC located in Wellesley, MA. She and her husband Jonah, who is also a registered dietitian, provide outpatient nutrition counseling services for those in southeastern New England. Joanne got her BA in Psychology from Brown University and her MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College. Joanne specializes in nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to being a professional member of the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, she is a proud member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, promoting the principles of Health at Every Size®.

Check out Joanne's blog post about her sister being Oprah's personal Weight Watchers consultant (TW: mentions numbers), and find her on her website at SoolmanNutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished
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#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished

Dana Sturtevant, HAES dietitian and co-founder of the Be Nourished wellness center in Portland, OR, shares how her desire to be thinner manifested as a child, how a vegetarian friend introduced her to the idea of nutrition, how she began her career as a dietitian in the traditional "weight management" paradigm, what drew her to the Health at Every Size approach, and lots more! Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian specializing in Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating. She is the cofounder of Be Nourished, a revolutionary business helping people heal body dissatisfaction and reclaim body trust. Dana loves incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion practices into her work. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post. Find her online at benourished.org. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The Embodied Practitioner Retreat on 11/6 The No More Weighting e-course The Be Nourished Training Institute for wellness professionals My Refinery29 article about vegetarianism and intuitive eating Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Appetites by Caroline Knapp Brene Brown's work  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler
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#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler

Fellow anti-diet health and wellness coach Melissa Toler shares how she began dieting and fighting against her body, what led her to give up the fight and embrace body positivity, why she no longer sells weight loss (and what that means for her business), and lots more! Melissa Toler is non-diet, weight-neutral health and wellness coach, speaker and writer. Her goal is to help women connect the dots between our culture's ridiculous beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so they can learn a new set of skills. Melissa uses her background as a pharmacist, a certified health & wellness coach, and her 25-year history with dieting in her work. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. Find her online at MelissaToler.com, and check out the blog post we discussed, "Why I Stopped Selling Weight Loss."  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course!  How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke returns! We discuss the #1 reason why people engage in emotional eating and bingeing, why reclaiming your right to eat emotionally might be a key to healing your relationship with food, why recommendations for weight loss are scientifically unsound, how the effort to control our food can transfer to other areas of life after eating disorder recovery, why meditation and spiritual practice is lifelong work, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women "stop feeling crazy around food." After struggling with binge eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Listen to Isabel's previous episode of Food Psych (Episode #36: Food Sanity) to hear more about her story of recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and how she discovered body positivity, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

 

#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole
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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD--co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook--discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more!

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at EvelynTribole.com, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen
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#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen

Actor, food blogger, and body-image activist Lynn Chen shares how getting teased in childhood led her to develop binge eating disorder, how becoming an actor affected her body image, and lots more.

In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) Lynn is a writer, most recently published in LA Weekly. Find her on her blogs or at LynnChen.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project
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#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project

Kelsey Miller (Big Girl, Refinery29's Anti-Diet Project) returns to discuss The 67 Percent Project, Refinery29's new initiative to increase representation of plus-size bodies to match the actual percentage of American women who are plus-size. She shares why it's so important for people to see larger bodies in the media, how other content creators can get involved with this effort, what's new in her life since the last time she was on the podcast back in May, and more!

This is a special bonus episode in honor of International Podcast Day. We'll return to our regularly scheduled weekly episodes next Tuesday! 

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

For show notes and to learn more about our guest, head to our website: christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau
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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau

Psychotherapist and fellow podcaster Megan Bruneau shares her story of eating disorder recovery, learning to love her body, dealing with trauma, taking big risks in life, and lots more! PLUS, we're going weekly again--tune in next week for another new episode!!

Megan Bruneau is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and podcast host. She has a master’s in counseling psychology, a bachelor’s in psychology and family studies, and has worked in the fitness, yoga, and nutrition industries. After years of perfectionism-fueled depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, she discovered how to like herself, take risks, and find success without beating herself up to get there. She writes about how to develop a relationship with yourself where you motivate from love rather than fear, experience authentic happiness, and give yourself permission to follow your dreams and make it big! Find her on her blog, One Shrink's Perspective, and check out her writing and podcast for Forbes!

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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian
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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian

Season 4 premiere! Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian and food behavior expert Julie Duffy Dillon, RD shares how she managed to escape dieting and body shame growing up, how fertility issues in adulthood challenged her body image, and lots more!

Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body-positive, diet free, and health-promoting podcast Love, Food, where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food.

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#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen
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#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen

Body Image Coach Summer Innanen shares her history of weight obsession, how she finally came to terms with her disordered eating, why she gave up her career as a nutritionist to become a body-positivity professional, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! We'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, but check back here on September 13 for our Season 4 premiere! 

Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in Body Image and Confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms. Grab her free body confidence makeover mini-course to start making peace with your body!

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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall
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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall

Body-positive dietitian Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, shares how she achieved her decades-long recovery from eating disorders, why she gravitated toward Health at Every Size and intuitive eating in her work, how she teaches clients to change their thoughts about their bodies, and lots more! 

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, using her personal and professional experience to give hope to women that overcoming eating and weight struggles is possible. 

Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat for healthy weight and well-being that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has produced a body of work that reflects her desire to help women move away from restrictive notions of food and health. She has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating.

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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson

Writer and therapist Akirah Robinson shares the experiences that led her to diet for the first time, why she started on the path to intuitive eating, what it's like to be married to a chef, and lots more!

Akirah Robinson is a licensed social worker who helps women heal their hearts and deepen their self-worth. As a relationship writer, her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she recently released her first book, Respected: How One Word Can Change More Than Just Your Love Life. Learn more about Akirah and her work at AkirahRobinson.com.

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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores
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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Aaron Flores, RDN, shares his experience of adolescent body image woes, an early career focused on weight loss, breaking free from diet culture and making the shift to intuitive eating, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an exciting announcement about the podcast!

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the owner of Balance Variety and Moderation RDN in Calabasas, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the Veterans Administration, where he started one of the first Binge Eating Disorder groups for Veterans. His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. Along with the work in his private practice, he also blogs and hosts a podcast, Dietitians Unplugged

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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer
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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer

Christy talks with psychologist and pediatric eating disorders expert Kelsey Latimer, PhD. about ways to prevent eating disorders in children, how to heal families affected by eating disorders, why it's so important to include body positivity in eating disorder prevention and treatment, and lots more! 

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Plano and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She works in all levels of care, including inpatient and partial hospitalization and leads the intensive outpatient program. Her research is focused on eating disorder prevention and intervention, and clinical outcomes of eating disorder programs.

Dr. Latimer has presented at over 40 regional/national/international conferences on topics of eating disorder treatment, body image and supervision/training. She has also been featured as a media expert source on Fox 4, Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Gurze Books Newsletter, Brit & Co, and Yahoo Style. Find her on Twitter @DrKelseyLatimer, and learn more about her program at childrens.com/eatingdisorders. 

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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard
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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard

Christy talks with food writer and culinary pro Hannah Howard about how her career has helped in her recovery from an eating disorder, why the support of a community is so important in developing a healthy relationship with food, and lots more!

Hannah Howard is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a hot line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She writes about delicious things for a living, appears in food videos, teaches cheese and cooking classes, and hosts culinary events. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, is forthcoming with Little A in 2018.

Her work has been featured in VICE, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, AMEX OPEN forum, Serious Eats, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, refinery29, SELF and Cheese Connoisseur. She mentors women recovering from eating disorders on building a happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. Hannah lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find her online at washedrinds.com.

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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison
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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison

Christy discusses why self-compassion and self-care are so important for a healthy relationship with food, answers a listener question about how to eat intuitively while managing a food allergy, and shares some bonus content from her new online intuitive eating course! 

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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe

Christy talks with Amie Roe, a psychotherapist and improv comedy performer, about diet culture, getting in touch with your body, and how using your intuition about food spills over into everything else in life.

Amie Roe is an improviser, therapist, and highly expressive face based in New York, NY. Her work is inspired by her experience as a performer, her training as a trauma therapist, and her commitment to sex positivity and social justice. She studied at Haverford College and received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples/relationships, and families in both community organizations and private practice. Check out her website, and catch her on stage at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe
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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe

In our live episode (co-hosted with Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland Radio and author of Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling), we talked with FOUR amazing guests about body positivity, eating disorder recovery, and lots more: Kelsey Miller (Refinery29 staff writer, author of Big Girl, and a previous Food Psych guest); Caroline Dooner (comedian, body-image coach, and also a previous podcast guest); CeCe Olisa (writer and founder of the body-positive lifestyle blog Plus Size Princess); and Amie Roe (psychotherapist and improv comedian at the Magnet Theater in NYC). 

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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach
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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach

Christy talks with Simi Botic, a corporate attorney turned body-positive health coach, who shares the fascinating story about her journey from body negativity to disordered eating and finally to recovery—and the massive career change that followed. We discuss the myths equating weight loss with happiness, the perils of external validation, and lots more.

Simi is obsessed with coffee, beach vacations, & the 90s. A corporate attorney turned intuitive eating health coach, she now works with women privately & through Finally Free. Simi helps women learn to nourish & nurture their bodies + lives, so they can live FULLY! Get instant access to her free three-part Breaking Up With Binges video series here & hang with her at SimiBotic.com or @simibotic for more.

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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain
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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain (Dances with Fat, body-positive speaker, writer, and dancer) shares how she repaired her relationship to food after a long period of dieting, how we can improve healthcare for people in larger bodies, why diet culture and weight stigma are much more harmful to your health than being fat, and lots more.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the Models of Pride Conference.

She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, a columnist for Ms. Fit Magazine, serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently appears as a topic expert on television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs, and in her free time she is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay
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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay

Writers Ama Scriver and Kirthan Aujlay discuss the intersections of food, fat, and feminism, why it's important to be part of a body-positive community, how to handle online trolls, how to push back against weight stigma and diet culture, and lots more! 

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder, and activist based in Toronto. She is a full-time writer for several publications and used to run and manage the blog Fat Girl Food Squad. She has deep feelings for coffee, trashy reality television, and the art of drag. Find her online at AmaScriver.com.

Kirthan Aujlay is a freelance writer and the founder of Fat Death Femme, a lifestyle website that focuses on women’s issues, body positivity, death acceptance, and pop culture. Follow Fat Death Femme on Twitter at @fatdeathfemmeco and on Instagram @fatdeathfemme.

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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers
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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers

This week marks three years that we've been making the podcast! To celebrate, Christy talks with her colleague and mentor Melainie Rogers, founder of Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. Melainie shares how growing up in a farming family influenced her relationship to food, how she developed and recovered from an eating disorder, why she began sharing her recovery story with clients, and lots more. Plus hear how the podcast and Melainie helped change the course of Christy's career! 

Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group. Melainie is a nationally recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED).

Melainie is the co-creator of the Reframing Recovery treatment model, uniquely designed to treat clients suffering from BED. Among her many affiliations, Melainie Rogers is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and an Executive Board Member of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). She is also an IAEDP Approved Supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others. Find her on Twitter @MelainieRogers and online at Balancedtx.com.

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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani
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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani

Special bonus episode for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016! Writer and body image activist Nicole Rohr Stephani (http://www.mybodyboop.com) shares how childhood teasing contributed to her development of an eating disorder, how treatment and a serendipitous relationship with a food professional helped her recover, why she started a website devoted to body image recovery, and lots more! 

Nicole Rohr Stephani is the founder of Body Boop, an eating disorder recovery blog and events organization that donates 10% of all proceeds back to eating disorder research and treatment. You can learn more at mybodyboop.com or e-mail Nicole anytime at mybodyboop@gmail.com.

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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond
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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond

Christy talks with Jessica Raymond, founder of Recovery Warriors, about her chaotic relationship to food in childhood, how she overcame an eating disorder, why she started working to revolutionize treatment for others, and lots more.

Jessica Raymond is the founder and director of Recovery Warriors. When she is not dreaming up her vision of the ultimate recovery platform, working on the Rise Up + Recover app, or hosting The Recovery Warrior Show, she can be found surfing the lovely beaches of San Diego or hanging out in a park with her dog. Jessica holds her MS in Marine Geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a BS in Earth Sciences from UCSD. Find her online at RecoveryWarriors.com.

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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman
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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman

Writer Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table, CNN, Hi Anxiety) discusses mental illness in the food industry, how anxiety and depression have influenced her eating, how she's learned to cope with the physical demands of writing about food for a living, and lots more.

Kat is the Editor at Large and former Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. She recently founded Chefs with Issues, a website devoted to sharing stories and providing resources to people in the food industry who struggle with issues including depression, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.

Previously Kat was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series, and was a writer and editor for CNN Living. She covers food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings, and dogs. Mostly food, though. She was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but she didn’t win. She also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but she sure as heck did win in 2011.

Her memoir, Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, is being published in May of 2016 by Dey Street Books, and is available for pre-order now. 

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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole
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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole

Author and life coach Chris Cole shares his troubled history with dieting, how mental illness and substance abuse tied into his relationship to his body, how he's helping his sons become intuitive eaters, and lots more.

Chris Cole has authored a memoir of his personal journey through mental illness and addiction, titled The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness. He is a life coach for folks in recovery from any number of mood, addiction, or behavioral issues. Visit thebodyofchris.com for the book, coaching sessions, and links to social media.

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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller
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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller

Writer Kelsey Miller (Big Girl; The Anti-Diet Project) discusses her long history of dieting and body shame, what made her finally give up the fight to lose weight, how discovering intuitive eating changed her life, what it was like to write a book about that process, and lots more!

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. In the last three years, she was named one of The Huffington Post’s Body Image Heroes and took top honors at both the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards and the Digiday Publishing Awards. Her work has been featured in Time, xoJane, Women's Health, and more. She has been featured on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and MSNBC.   Kelsey graduated from Boston University with a BS in Film & Television and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza
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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza

Recovery coach Alicia Melgoza explains how she developed an unhealthy relationship to exercise and eating at a difficult time in her childhood, and shares the self-compassion practices that helped her recover.

Alicia Melgoza, MSW, MA, founder and creator of Taking Healthy Back™, is a Health Nut + Fitness Junkie Recovery Coach. Through her private coaching practice, she helps both men and women break free from "clean" eating and exercise obsession (i.e. what she calls hell-thy) and put the ‘life’ back into their healthy lifestyles. Her teachings are grounded in research-based principles from multidisciplinary fields, including Health At Every Size, intuitive eating, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Alicia is shaking things up with her mission to redefine healthy beyond flat abs, squats and veggies. She knows from personal experience that you can have the so-called 'perfect' body, exercise religiously and eat clean to a T and be very unhealthy. That's why she takes a radically unconventional approach to healthy living that isn't about having a tight ass but about living a tight-ass life! Her passion for this mission and work is driven by her conviction that we've all got much more important shit to do with our lives than obsess over calories and cellulite. Poverty, inequality and injustice are all pressing issues that'll never get solved if we're fixated on food and our physical appearance.

Alicia holds Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and International Human Rights from the University of Denver. Her work has been featured on popular healthy living websites such as Mind Body Green and Get Healthy U. Find Alicia on her website at aliciamelgoza.com

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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston
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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Glenys Oyston, RD, joins us to discuss how pursuing weight loss made her miserable, how she learned to pursue nutrition for its own sake instead, why she's on a mission to help other people break free from diet culture and body shame, and lots more.

Glenys Oyston is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian. She believes people's relationships to food are more important than the individual foods they choose—and that we should forget about focusing on weight loss. Find her on her blog, Dare to Not Diet, and on Twitter @glenysoRD

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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner
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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner

Comedian, actor, and body-image coach Caroline Dooner shares how she overcame her food issues and learned to love her body, AND she sings some funny songs about it! This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the People's Improv Theater in New York City.

Caroline Dooner is an actress, singer, writer, comedian, and body-image coach who founded The Fuck It Diet. She lives in New York City (and sometimes Philadelphia). Find her online at CarolineDooner.com and TheFuckItDiet.com.

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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins
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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins

Fellow podcaster Kaila Prins (Finding Our Hunger) joins us to discuss why having an identity as a "healthy" eater kept her from getting help for her eating disorder, and how she finally started down the path to recovery.

Kaila Prins is a certified health and wellness coach and the host of Finding Our Hunger, a podcast about eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. She has recovered from 13 years of anorexia, orthorexia, EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), and exercise addiction, and now helps others to recover through her podcast, blog, coaching, and freelance writing. Find her on Twitter @performingwoman

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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown
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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown

Author Harriet Brown (Body of Truth) discusses how she overcame her longtime struggles with body shame and weight stigma, how her daughter's anorexia changed her relationship with food, why she became a vocal proponent of the Health At Every Size movement, how to fight back against diet culture, and lots more.

Harriet Brown is a professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has nearly 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. She's worked at magazines including Redbook and New York Woman, and writes for many national publications including The New York Times MagazineO MagazineVoguePsychology TodayPrevention, and Parenting

Her most recent book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, has been hailed as "a must-read for anyone ready to start shaking this fat = bad, thin = good obsession" (Bustle). Her previous book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia, won a "Books for a Better Life" award in 2011. Brown also edited the anthology Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image. Find her online at HarrietBrown.com.

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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar
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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar

Activist and author Virgie Tovar joins us to discuss why she gave up the battle to lose weight and started focusing on loving her body exactly as it is. We talk about fat acceptance, body positivity, smashing diet culture, embracing feminism, Instagramming your food, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master's degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide. Find her online at VirgieTovar.com and on Twitter @virgietovar.

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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley
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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley

Christy talks with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder and CEO of Curvy Yoga, about why she ended her long history of dieting, how yoga helped her heal her relationship to food and her body, and lots more! 

Anna is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every size, age and ability — in six different countries, on three different continents, as well as in over 40 of the United States.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Author of Permission to Curve: Inspiring Poses for Curvy Yogis & Their Teachers, and co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World ReportSouthern LivingVogue ItaliaYoga InternationalYoga Journal, CrazySexyLife and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online at CurvyYoga.com.

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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello
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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello

Christy talks with the fabulous Melissa A. Fabello, a body acceptance and eating disorder activist and the managing editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa shares what led her to develop an eating disorder in her early 20s, and why feminism played an important role in her recovery. 

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research interest is in how the onset of an eating disorder affects psychosexual development. You can contact her through her website and follow her on TwitterTumblr, and Facebook.

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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon
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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon

Season 3 premiere! Christy talks with Linda Bacon, a leading researcher in the field of weight science and the author of the groundbreaking anti-diet book Health at Every Size. Linda shares her personal struggles with weight and dieting, how she overcame them and developed a healthy relationship with food and her body, and how you can get off the diet roller-coaster, too.

Linda Bacon, PhD, is a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural underpinnings of weight control. She is currently a Health Professor at City College of San Francisco and an Associate Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis. An internationally recognized authority on weight and health, Dr. Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Her recently released book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, is a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health. Find her online at LindaBacon.org.

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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating
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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating

In our season finale, Christy talks with psychologist Joy Jacobs about her history of anorexia and binge eating, the role of readiness and meal planning in her recovery, the science of eating disorders, and lots more!   

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Maudsley family-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Maudsley family-based treatment nationwide and internationally. Find her online at DrJoyJacobs.com.

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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon
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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon

Christy talks with Maddy Moon, a health coach and fellow podcaster who had a past life as a fitness model. Maddy shares her story of how fitness and bodybuilding competitions led her into disordered eating, and how she was eventually able to develop a healthier relationship to food, exercise, and her body. 

Madelyn Moon once had a body that took the place of relationships, mental health, satiation, relationships, sleep, food, her period, relationships, her metabolism, happiness, RELATIONSHIPS, and anything else that is actually important in life. She shares how she stopped obsessing over food and began to live her life in her podcast, Mind Body Musings. Find her there, and on Twitter @MindBodyMusings

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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy
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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy

Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the dessert blog Cake Spy, discusses her struggle with anorexia and how writing about food has helped set her on the road to recovery.

A writer, illustrator, and baker, Jessie was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com.

Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living from the site, as well as through various illustration and writing projects. She has written two books, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (2011) and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts (2013).

She has also made a number of TV appearances and has recently been enjoying success as a teacher of children's baking classes. Find her at cakespy.com

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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin
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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin

In this episode we talk with two guests who used yoga in their own recovery from eating disorders and are now working to help others heal. Nutrition therapist and yoga instructor Anastasia Nevin discusses her history with food and why she believes healing has to involve connecting to your body. Then, yoga instructor and author Sarahjoy Marsh shares her painful eating disorder history and how she first stumbled upon yoga.     

Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC. Anastasia works to incorporate mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to appreciate their bodies. Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with honors in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, and since then has worked in both outpatient and eating disorder treatment program settings. Most recently she served as Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Monte Nido's EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York). Anastasia sees clients individually and runs therapeutic groups at Body Connection LLC, helping each come up with a plan for living their own life with mind, body and soul. Anastasia also teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes around NYC and at her beloved home studio Laughing Lotus. She is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga, and uses more subtle therapeutic techniques to incorporate body-centered healing into her holistic approach. Find her at anastasia-health.com.

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those who suffer. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200hr and 500hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Her forthcoming book Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Find her at sarahjoyyoga.com.

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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout
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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout

Fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland returns to interview Christy about navigating relationships after recovery from an eating disorder, avoiding the pitfalls of codependency, and lots more! 

In her previous appearance on Food Psych, Katie discussed her own journey from orthorexia to true wellness. As a speaker, holistic lifecoach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose.

Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch
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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch

Our guest Michelle Fetsch is the founder of Women Enough, an organization that works with women to improve their body image. Michelle shares how she developed an eating disorder at an early age, why she finally reached a breaking point with her negative body image, and how her relationship to food has improved. 

A teen runaway at 15, turned corporate America girl at age 19, and later founder of the first and annually largest TEDxWomen event on the planet- her superpower is believing in, standing for and creating space for all women to rise.

She combines her superpowers of believing and achieving in a way that gives women permission to take on their dreams. Her intuitive expertise in branding combined with her relentless promotion skills support women in having successful, supported and celebrated launches. Find her at womenenough.com and on Twitter @Women_Enough

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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout
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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout

Writer and fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland shares how her obsession with clean eating turned into an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa, how she started on her journey toward recovery, and lots more.

Katie wants to live in a world where true wellness is embraced by everyone. As a speaker, holistic life coach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr
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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr

Comedian Chrissie Mayr discusses family food habits, why she hated her body and dieted constantly in college, how she finally stopped obsessing about food and her weight, and more!

Chrissie performs at many NYC comedy clubs but her favorites are The Stand and Gotham Comedy Club. She hosts COMEDY at STONEWALL every month at the legendary Stonewall Inn. She recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in SquirrelCode, a web series parody of MTV’s hit show GirlCode. Chrissie is featured in the Eater.com web series “We Love Food.” TV Credits include The Wendy Williams Show, What Not To Wear and The Travel Channel. She appeared at the 2013 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta as well as the Cape Fear and Women In Comedy Festivals. She wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show “Hope” which enjoyed a 5-week run at the Magnet Theater during 2009-2010. 

Find her on Twitter @ChrissieMayr and online at ChrissieMayr.Tumblr.com.

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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner
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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner

Season 2 premiere! Food Psych is back, but this season we're taking a more leisurely approach, posting new episodes roughly once a month. This episode we talk with journalist Jane Lerner about how she developed an impressively healthy relationship to food, the business of food writing, the difficulties of dating as a "food person," and lots more.

Jane Lerner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the organizer of BK Swappers, a food-swap barter event. Since moving to NYC from San Francisco in 2002, and with a particular interest in music, food, travel and culture, Jane has worked as the assistant to Madonna's publicist; helped launch the Smorgasburg food market; acted as the copy chief for the Daily Note, the newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013; and contributed to, fact-checked and/or copy edited for publications such as New York, Bon Appetit, NY Post, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Print. She is currently the editor of Front & Center, the official blog of Rockefeller Center.

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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity
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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity

New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-positive movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in September of 2016; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #68: Beating the Restrict-Binge Cycle with Summer Innanen
  • #66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
  • #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
  • #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic
  • #36: Food Sanity with Isabel Foxen Duke

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#31: Life of Pie
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#31: Life of Pie

Season finale! Actor and vocal coach Casey Erin Clark discusses church potlucks, her love of pie, how she maintained a healthy body image after a college theater director told her to lose weight, the connections between self-expression and balanced eating habits, and lots more. Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for news about a Food Psych live show later this summer! Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or weight/body issues.

#30: Culinary Comedy
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#30: Culinary Comedy

Comedian and chef Greg Brown shares a ton of fun food-psych stories, including how he got a group of female professional cyclists to stop their disordered eating habits, why he doesn't want to be thought of as a balanced eater, how working in a restaurant nearly killed him (for real), and lots more. Lots of laughs in this one!     

#29: Sizing Up
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#29: Sizing Up

Actor Lulu Fogarty discusses the food and body image issues she encountered while working in Taipei, her first and only gig as a plus-size model, how she stayed sane about eating during times of weight gain and loss, and more. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.  

#28: Seen and Heard
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#28: Seen and Heard

Photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache
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#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; and the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other. 

#26: Seders and Stroganoff
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#26: Seders and Stroganoff

We're back! In honor of Passover, we talk with food/nutrition editor Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.

#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS
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#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS

We're about to go on a two-week break, but before we do, check out this bonus episode with more from historian Jude Webre on food, class, and Southern cuisine! Plus, a listener shares her recent history of disordered eating, and Christy drops some science about processed food.

#25: Culinary Class
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#25: Culinary Class

This week we talk food and class (the socioeconomic kind) with Yahoo Food features editor Alex Van Buren and Columbia University History PhD candidate Jude Webre. Jude discusses his culinary upbringing in a poor Cajun family, and how his relationship to food changed when his father became a restaurant critic. Alex shares her journey from being a picky eater in a middle-class Irish-American family to becoming a food writer in New York City, where she's expected to know the finer points of foie gras and other fancy food.    

#24: Halfiversary
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#24: Halfiversary

In our first-ever recap episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best moments in the first six months of Food Psych. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.

#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus
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#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus

Chef James B. Simpkins is back to discuss the traumatic childhood experience that shaped who he would become in the kitchen and in life. Hear last week's full episode with James and comedian Nate Starkey at http://foodpsychpod.com.  

#23: The Need to Feed
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#23: The Need to Feed

Comedian Nate Starkey and chef James Simpkins discuss what it means to feed people, why they thrive on playing host, how cooking helps balance their personalities, and lots more.  

#22: Order and Disorder
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#22: Order and Disorder

Journalist Rebecca Flint Marx returns to discuss pescetarianism, food journalism, her brief period of disordered eating, and lots more.

#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens
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#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens

Christy and four guests share stories of the relationship between food and love in their lives. Comedian Jackie Kashian tells of her now-husband wooing her with chicken; food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor discusses her go-to heartbreak food; comedian Nate Starkey reflects on the role cooking plays in his relationship with his wife; and journalist and culinary-school graduate Rebecca Flint Marx shares the ups and downs of dating men who don't cook. 

#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating
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#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating

Christy talks with fellow food podcaster Leiti Hsu about the role food plays in their dating lives, why men should act like quinoa, when not to compromise, and lots more!

#19: Chicken Issues
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#19: Chicken Issues

Comedian Jackie Kashian (Comedy Central, Conan, The Dork Forest podcast) has a real chicken tooth. Hear why she wants to eat all the chicken, how she dealt with her family's fat-phobia, and lots more!    

#16: The Pleasure Principle
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#16: The Pleasure Principle

Christy talks to food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor and author Allison Adato (Smart Chefs Stay Slim) about why taking pleasure in food often leads to better health than worrying about nutritional content.   

#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool
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#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool

Anti-diet psychotherapist Carmen Cool joins us to discuss embracing anger against diet culture and the patriarchy, how to give yourself permission to engage in health-promoting behaviors for non-diet reasons, why intersectional feminism was so integral to her eating disorder recovery, the perceived hierarchy of disordered eating behaviors, her experience training health professionals in a weight-inclusive model, the social determinants of health and issues of access, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about dealing with nighttime binges.

Carmen Cool is a psychotherapist, educator, speaker, and a cupcake connoisseur. In addition to being a therapist for 17 years, she has started and run a nonprofit, created youth programs, and speaks internationally on Health At Every Size ®, feminism and eating disorders, and weight stigma.

Her work is focused on dismantling diet culture, healing our relationship to food and body, and supporting the next generation of body positive leaders. She is the immediate past Board President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, was named “Most Inspiring Individual” in Boulder, Colorado and was the recipient of the Excellence in Eating Disorder Advocacy Award in Washington, DC.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, come join us at christyharrison.com/course.

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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois
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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois

Cultural historian Emily Contois joins us to talk about the history of diet culture, how women's political power increased the pressure on women and femmes to restrict their eating, the need for an intersectional approach to healthcare and food access, the religious undertones to our food behavior, gender roles in food, the body-image issues that men face in an industrialized patriarchal society, "dude food," and so much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about intuitive eating in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder.

Emily Contois is the author of more than 20 academic articles, chapters, and reviews. Her dissertation, "The Dudification of Diet: Food Masculinities in Twenty-First-Century America," examines how media representations of food, cooking, and dieting construct and negotiate what it means to be "a real man" in the United States today. Her research has been referenced in The Huffington Post, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and NPR, among others. As a food writer, she has contributed to the Providence Journal, Nursing Clio, and Zester Daily.

Born in Australia and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, Emily spent a bit over a decade training in classical ballet before turning her attention to the study of food, health, and identities in American culture. Emily holds three master’s degrees—an MA in American Studies from Brown University, an MPH focused in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she was a three-time recipient of the Julia Child Award. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University, where she teaches courses in food studies, American studies, and gender studies.

Prior to her current research and teaching, Emily worked in the field of worksite wellness for five years. She now lives in Providence with her husband, Chris, and their rescue pup, Raven.

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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:00:42
#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie

Lindsey Averill, writer, activist, and film maker, comes on the show this week to discuss the release of her new movie, “Fattitude,” how she found intuitive eating and discovered body acceptance, the issue of weight discrimination and size bias in media and the medical community, her work in body image, the problem with mainstream body positivity, and more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about binge eating and navigating trigger foods in recovery.

Lindsey Averill is many things - a film maker, an academic, a writer, an activist, an aspiring novelist, a sake and sushi lover, a notorious trashy television watcher, an odd beauty secret keeper, an amazing dancer... really, the list is endless.

Lindsey completed her M.F.A in Writing from Emerson College and is A.B.D in the Comparative Studies Ph.D. Program at Florida Atlantic University. The focus of Lindsey’s research is feminism, fat civil rights and the representation of fat bodies in popular culture. Since 2005 Lindsey has worked as a college professor teaching women’s studies, literature and writing courses.

In her spare time, Lindsey writes stuff for lots of cool media outlets, like CNN, xojane, Time.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Refinery29, Bustle and the up and coming women’s lifestyle magazine, Muses and Visionaries. Lindsey’s also written academic stuff where she speaks to feminism – or a lack there of in young adult novels – like Twilight and the Hunger Games.

Basically, Lindsey is one of those public intellectual types, who has dedicated her life to ending the hateful relationships people have with their bodies and changing the national conversation about body image so that it focuses on effect the very real issues of bias and systemic prejudice.

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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:34:10
#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain, the fabulous fat-acceptance activist, writer, and speaker, returns to dig into the dangers of weight loss surgery, navigating the healthcare system as a fat person, the problem with the current weight science and fatphobia within the medical community, why weight loss interventions can’t coexist with eating disorder recovery programs, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with a friend who might have an issue with overexercise and body control.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the New England/New York College Health Association. She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, editor of the Praeger Anthology "The Politics of Size," serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently gives expert commentary on radio, television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She is an ACE Certified Health Coach, champion dancer and marathoner. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs and is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:31:09
#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is back! The anti-diet coach and emotional eating expert returns for the THIRD time to share more about why we fight food and how to stop, why Isabel wants to destigmatize emotional eating, the problems with healthism, how the human desire for control runs deep within many of our decisions, how to handle triggers as a recovered person, her exploration of diet literature dating back to the 60s, her continued efforts to unpack her own privilege and social biases as a professional in the field of food and body image, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorder recovery. Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop fighting food. After struggling with binge-eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge-eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body, were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge-eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her work. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :) Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:23:18
#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard

This week we’re talking with Deb Burgard, one of the founders of the Health at Every Size movement. The psychotherapist, author and activist discusses weight stigma in the healthcare system, pursuing joyful movement, size oppression and the exclusion of fat bodies from eating disorder treatment, her discovery of fat activism and feminism, how to find joy and healing, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to keep yourself nourished in a stressful work situation.

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED, specializes in body image, eating, sexuality, health, and relationship concerns. She has helped bring into the world the Health at Every Size model, the www.BodyPositive.com website, Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, and numerous book chapters and research articles. An activist and an internationally known speaker trying to change the forces that create oppression and barriers to health, she trains clinicians to integrate social justice concerns into their treatment models. She can be spotted at conferences hula hooping, and dancing in the pool, as her overarching goal is to bring back recess for all.

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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein
01:25:57
2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:25:57
#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

Fellow intuitive eating coach and non-diet dietitian Jenna Hollenstein discusses food as self-care, why people fall into disordered eating and alcoholism as coping mechanisms, the connection between dieting and religion, how to tolerate discomfort, the role of diet culture in keeping social progress for happening, how to set boundaries and limits, how to practice self-compassion, and a whole lot more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to teach and practice fitness from a Health at Every Size perspective!

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State and a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She's a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, an Open Heart Project meditation guide, and a meditation guide in the Shambhala tradition.

She co-teaches the Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training, an intensive 9-week online course to teach dietitians, therapists, coaches, and yoga teachers how to establish their own meditation practice and then to share the technique responsibly and skillfully with their clients, patients, and students.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction. She is currently writing a book about how Buddhist teachings and meditation can change the way we relate to food, eating, and our bodies.

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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:10:47
#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello

Melissa Fabello returns! The activist and scholar shares why dieting and restriction reduce our sex drive, how beauty can be reimagined and reclaimed, how the need for affection and intimacy differs from the need for sex, what "skin hunger" is all about, why the Netflix movie To the Bone is so problematic and triggering, how she navigates complex issues in feminism, and a whole lot more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how co-occurring mental-health issues can affect people's hunger and fullness cues.

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website (melissafabello.com) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello.

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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:28:40
#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams

Psychologist and author Louise Adams discusses why the Health at Every Size approach is essential in treating disordered eating, the problems with the "obesity epidemic" rhetoric, how trauma and body neglect shaped her relationship with food at a young age, why self-compassion is an essential antidote to shame, how to move from a deprivation mindset to an intuitive mindset with unconditional permission to eat, how to set firm and compassionate boundaries, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle feeling like you need to lose weight to manage a health condition, and how to stop judging yourself for eating "too much."

Louise is an Australian clinical psychologist, author, podcaster, trainer, and speaker. She owns Treat Yourself Well Sydney, a specialist psychology clinic for weight-inclusive health and wellbeing. Louise founded UNTRAPPED, an online diet-recovery program, and hosts the All Fired Up podcast, where she meets with experts from around the world to debrief, rage, and unpack the (often misguided) messages we’re given about weight, food, exercise, and health.

Louise has a special interest and expertise in weight struggles, eating disorders, and body image. Her practice is rooted in the HAES principles of equitable support for people of all shapes and sizes. Louise’s life goal is to dismantle the prison of diet culture and emancipate people to appreciate compassionate, joyful, relaxed relationships with food, movement, and their bodies.

Louise has published two books. The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors (2014, co-authored with Fiona Willer, APD) is a manual for health professionals. Her latest book, Mindful Moments (2016) is for the general public, a practical guide to applying self-compassion for people who are time poor.

Louise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the Clinical College of the APS, and treasurer of HAES Australia.

In addition to everything else, Louise runs non-diet training workshops for other health professionals. She regularly speaks to the media on all issues health related, and has experience on radio, print and television. Read more about Louise at www.untrapped.com.au.

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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor
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2017-09-22 12:27:19 UTC 01:12:26
#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor

Writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor joins us to discuss why we need more radical body love in the world, how to deal with weight gain and weight stigma while learning intuitive eating, what mainstream body positivity gets wrong, why understanding oppression and intersecting identities is the key to creating a world that's *truly* body-positive, how to navigate diet culture as a body-acceptance activist, how to begin to untangle internalized oppression, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell the difference between self-care and orthorexic thinking.

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. TBINAA.com reaches over 1 million people each month in 140 countries with their articles and content focused on the intersection of bodies, personal transformation and social justice. Sonya is also an International award winning Performance Poet, Activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach. She has appeared across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Sonya and her work has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, The New York Times, New York Magazine, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Carrie Mae Weems, Theaster Gates, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Hilary Rodham Clinton, the late Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at thebodyisnotanapology.com and sonya-renee.com.

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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker
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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker

Jes Baker, body-liberation activist and author of the book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, discusses her continuing process of recovery from trauma related to food, eating, and fatphobia; why talking about trauma is so important; why she uses the term "body liberation" instead of "body positivity" or "fat acceptance"; why we need to have more nuanced conversations about people's body-liberation journeys instead of reflexively shunning celebrities who've had weight-loss surgery; how the experience of being "small-fat" differs from the experience of being in a larger fat body; why the mainstreaming of body positivity has been so problematic; and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about starting movement again after a history of compulsive exercise.

Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

She preaches the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Find her online at themilitantbaker.com, and check out her article on Lisa Frank BoPo

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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour
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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour

Art therapist and Health at Every Size counselor Maggie Ritnour shares how she was introduced to body comparisons and disordered eating in the dance world, how depression and grief led her to restrict her eating, how art and writing helped get her through that difficult period, why art therapy is an important tool in recovery from disordered eating, how it feels to find our authentic voice, how to embrace our imperfections and face our fears, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to best voice your disagreement with fatphobic content in the media.

Maggie Ritnour is licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She began studying art in high school, and then received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She obtained her masters of psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2009. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents and adults in hospital settings since 2000.

Maggie is a humanistic therapist who approaches her clients using a multi-cultural framework and trauma-informed lens. She is wholeheartedly committed to the Health At Every Size philosophy. She believes when people get in touch with their own creative voice they often find therapy in the confidence of learning a new language, the ability to speak with their art and listen with their eyes.

Maggie is also a certified Irish dance teacher; she loves to teach and dance as much as possible. She incorporates her knowledge of body movement with her therapeutic understanding of people. Maggie is passionate about using art and mindful body awareness in her work and life. Find her online at rootsarttherapy.nyc.

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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund
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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund

Yoga teacher and fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Casey Berglund shares how she overcame restriction and food shame, how she went from having an intuitive relationship with food as a child to trying to manipulate her body size, why yoga was exactly what she needed to break through perfectionism, why she started thinking outside the box in her career, why it's dangerous to approach intuitive eating with a diet mentality, how to navigate diet culture as a professional in the body-acceptance field, and lots more. PLUS, Christy shares some insider insight into nutrition journalism, and answers a listener question about how to handle when a doctor tells you to lose weight "for your health."

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and media spokesperson who believes all people deserve to feel free in their relationship with food and confident in their bodies, so they have more energy for the important things in life. She owns Worthy and Well Inc., where she inspires smart and soulful women to ditch the all-or-none and eat for fuel, flavour, and fun. Get involved by claiming your free 15-minute Yoga Intro video and checking out Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living at worthyandwell.com

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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney
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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney

Fellow Health at Every Size RD Anna Sweeney shares how having a disability has affected her relationship with food and her body, how she's come to terms with the identity of being a disabled person, why anti-diet work is about social justice and equality for *all* bodies (not just those that are considered socially acceptable), why having a loved one with an eating disorder can bring up conflicting emotions, how diet culture permeates mainstream healthcare including eating disorder treatment, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about the early stages of intuitive eating!

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, who provides nutrition care using a non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size paradigm. Anna is an expert in providing care for individuals struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. Over the last decade, she has served in a supervisory role at multiple eating disorder treatment centers, and currently holds the position of National Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido.

Anna is also the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling in Concord, MA, where she works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or an interest in intuitive eating. Anna is passionate about nutrition, balance and wellness and works to empower her clients to trust their own body wisdom. Find her online at WholeLifeRD.com.

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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak
01:13:49
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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak

Body-image activist Connie Sobczak joins us to discuss recovering from diet culture and body dissatisfaction, her role in creating the concept of body positivity and how HAES and fat acceptance were integrated from the start, the pluses and minuses of the current body-positive movement, why calling it "body neutrality" might work better for some people, why BMI is BS, the beauty ideal and aging, and lots more!

Connie Sobczak is a mentor, writer, educator, and award-winning video producer. Her experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie inspired her life’s work to create a world where all people are free to love their bodies. In 1996, Connie brought her vision to life when she created The Body Positive with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW.

Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), a book in which she brings the Be Body Positive Model to life, and skillfully and lovingly reconnects readers to their authenticity and beauty. She is a leader of the movement to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults through her writing, workshops, videos, professional trainings, leadership programs, and speaking engagements.

A California native, Connie currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Jim. Their daughter, Carmen, is her inspiration and her joy. Find Connie online at TheBodyPositive.org

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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster
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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Heidi Schauster shares how she overcame restriction and bingeing, why perfectionism fuels the fire of disordered eating, how intuitive eating leads to a peaceful relationship with food, what health professionals need to know about Health at Every Size, how to overcome self-judgment and speak more kindly to yourself, why the thin ideal is so damaging to people's health, and lots more!

Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN is a nutrition therapist and registered dietitian with 20+ years of experience in the field of disordered eating. She is a nutrition counselor, writer, consultant, and clinical supervisor of other registered dietitians, based in the Greater Boston area. Heidi also publishes a seasonal blog called, "A Nourishing Word." Heidi feels called to assist clients and readers in improving their relationships with food and their bodies. Heidi also has a personal recovery history: she struggled with bulimia, food restriction, and binge-eating in her late teens and early twenties. Now that she is 45 and has been recovered for over two decades, she loves being in her body and in her life. Heidi is passionate about helping others get past obsessions with food, self-criticism, and negative body image. She uses Intuitive Eating principles, a Health-at-Every-Size paradigm, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices in her work. Heidi is also a life-long dancer, and dance has played a role in both her eating disorder history and her healing. Heidi encourages her clients, when they are ready, to discover conscious, mindful movement -- in order to fully embrace the joy of being connected to a well-nourished, well-cared for body and soul. Find her online at anourishingword.com/.

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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo
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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo

Writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo shares why she gave up the pursuit of weight loss even though she had "succeeded" at dieting, how she stepped away from the scale and made peace with her size, why body acceptance is a journey and not a destination, how to help kids develop peaceful relationships with their bodies, why worrying about your weight robs you of your life, why we need to stop obsessing about our bodies, how food insecurity affects people's relationships with food, and lots more. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on race, feminism, and other social issues has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on Twitter at @ijeomaoluo, and on her website at IjeomaOluo.com. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Fellow health pros: Sign up for the EDRDpro Symposium to learn about treating disordered eating from 15 experts in the field, including Christy! Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga
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#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley, acclaimed yoga teacher and body-acceptance advocate, joins us to discuss overcoming decades of dieting, healing from oppressive beauty standards, learning to accept her size and stop pursuing weight loss, the "yoga-industrial complex" vs. real yoga, her new book Every Body Yoga, being an Instagram sensation, navigating people's expectations of her as a yoga teacher, and lots more! Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, Lenny Letter, and many others. When she’s not on the road teaching, she lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit her online at JessamynStanley.com, on Twitter @JessNotJazz, and on Facebook at MyNameIsJessamyn. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston
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#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston

Psychotherapist and author Anita Johnston shares how learning to feel and honor your feelings can help you heal from food issues, why she had a very unusual relationship with food growing up, how beauty ideals for women have remained oppressive over time even if they change slightly, why being intuitive and able to read people is both a liability and a gift, why it's important to have both boundaries and flexibility, the role of storytelling and metaphor in eating recovery, and lots more! Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon. Dr. Johnston has been working in the field of women’s issues and eating difficulties for over three decades. She founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and the first Eating Disorders IOP in the country, ‘Ai Pono, in Honolulu in 2001. She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Maui, an Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Program on the island of Maui. She provides online individual consultations, and conducts workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image. Get her free Soul Hunger video series to learn more about her approach. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas
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#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas

Body-acceptance activist Gloria Lucas (Nalgona Positivity Pride) shares why she created an organization devoted to helping people of color heal from diet culture, why the traditional medical model of eating disorder recovery didn't work for her, the role of trauma in her disordered eating, how intersectional feminism helped in her healing, why the mainstream body-positive movement isn't meeting the needs of people of color and other marginalized groups, the role of historical trauma in creating and maintaining body shame, and lots more! Gloria is the founder and director of Nalgona Positivity Pride a xicana-indigenous body-positive project that focuses on eating disorders awareness and cultural affirmation. She is a frequent lecturer across the country covering topics such as the connection of historical trauma and disordered eating. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, Univision, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is an active entrepreneur and eating disorders support group organizer. Find her on Instagram at @nalgonapositivitypride and on Tumblr @nalgonapride.

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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec
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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec

Health at Every Size dietitian Lindsay Stenovec shares why different life stages can be so triggering for food and body issues, how pregnancy and the postpartum period can affect our relationships with food, why we need to prioritize self-care for its own sake, why reflecting on your values and what you want out of life is so important for recovery from dieting and disordered eating, how she came to connect the concept of Health at Every Size with her interpretation of intuitive eating, how to navigate choices about self-presentation within the context of feminism, and lots more! Lindsay Stenovec is an established leader in the field of nutrition for women and families. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA, called Nutrition Instincts®, where she and her associate dietitian provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness and family feeding coaching. Health at Every Size® is integrated into every area of her and her team’s work. In 2015, she founded The Nurtured Mama®, a body positive movement for moms and moms-to-be that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food, one mama at a time. Lindsay is also an adjunct faculty professor for a local San Diego community college, on the Wellness Advisory Panel for a children's food company and speaks regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders and postpartum wellness. Lindsay lives in San Diego with her husband and 2-year old son. Find her online at NutritionInstincts.com.

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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa
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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa

Size-acceptance speaker and yoga teacher Rachel Estapa (More to Love®) discusses how being a larger-bodied child led to early experiences of shame and dieting, why a lack of plus-size clothing options exacerbated her body hatred, why diet culture's promise to "fix" us is so alluring, how an acute illness led to an unexpected truce with her body, why rediscovering her loves and desires was essential to her recovery from dieting, how the practice of yoga helped show her the path to liberation, how she's navigating the transition from blogger to coach and teacher, why running a recovery-oriented business can be so challenging, and lots more! Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love®, is a certified life coach, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur who educates and supports plus size people on approaches to positive body image and wellness, enabling all bodies to lead more empowered lives. Find her online at MoreToLoveWithRachel.com. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar
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#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar returns for our 100th episode! The inimitable fat-acceptance activist shares what she's been up to in the 2 years since she first appeared on Food Psych (episode #45), why you can't be body-positive and actively pursue weight loss at the same time, how the history of the body-positive movement left it open for misinterpretation, why fat acceptance and body liberation are better terms for what we really want than body positivity, how people with thin privilege can help the movement for fat liberation (and how that helps *everyone*), how her relationship with sex has changed as a result of some big changes in her life, why "The American Dream" can be so oppressive and why stepping out of it has been so liberating for her, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help those who are ready to break up with diet culture, and she started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. 

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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West
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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West

Lindy West, author of the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, shares how she became a fat-acceptance activist, the roles that feminism and body-positive imagery played in helping her reject diet culture, her experience of finding love in a larger body, how thin allies to the fat-acceptance movement can help, how she's improved her relationship with food and what she's still working on, and lots more! Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father and was half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. She was named one of “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com. Find her online at LindyWest.net, and pick up her book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman wherever books are sold. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell
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#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell

Food blogger and fellow anti-diet dietitian Kylie Mitchell shares how she overcame dieting, disordered eating, and compulsive exercise; why she wanted to start a food blog that celebrates food and eschews the orthorexic messages of other "wellness" blogs; the insidious ways in which diet culture is woven into the fabric of how we talk about food and health; why non-diet approaches like Health at Every Size and intuitive eating are important for *everyone* of *every* body size; how she improved her relationship with movement and let go of compulsive exercise; what the transition from an eating disorder into intuitive eating looks like; and lots more! Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health. She is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.comimmaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food and their body. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over-share on Instagram. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych 

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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks
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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks

Body-positive dietitian Sumner Brooks shares why she started bingeing at a young age, how she finally healed her relationship with food through intuitive eating, how diet culture convinces us we're "not good enough," why emotional eating is related to restriction, why it's so important (and difficult) to accept and honor your hunger, how conventional nutrition education leads us astray, and lots more! Sumner Brooks is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and a Certified Intuitive Eating counselor. She's the producer of the EDRDpro Symposium for professionals, She's also the co-author of the non-diet guidebook Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating, a short 4 hour-read for women of all ages based on the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Sumner also works at a gastroenterology specialty clinic in Portland, Oregon where she utilizes a non-diet approach to treat patients struggling with digestive concerns and eating disorders. Out of the office she's found soaking up time with her 2 year old daughter and getting outdoors in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sign up for her EDRDpro Symposium for webinars with 15 experts on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (including Christy!). This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum

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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown
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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Tracy Brown shares how tuning in to her body's wisdom and practicing intuitive eating helped her recover from years of dieting and disordered eating, how she started down the path to becoming a dietitian, why she dove into practicing from a Health at Every Size paradigm early in her career, and lots more. She also leads us in a special meditation for helping reconnect to your body! Tracy Brown is a somatic nutrition therapist, registered dietitian, and attuned eating coach in private practice providing in-person, phone and online counseling since 2006. Tracy works with people on a soul level because she believes not wanting to be in the body is a way of protecting oneself, so her work is about nourishing the nervous system to feel safe enough to feel emotion and actually heal. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children, as well as issues related to overextending the body, including adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, PCOS and gut health. Tracy routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered-eating-related talks throughout Florida, including at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL; Flager College; and Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft Myers. She is also the guest Nutrition Therapist for Feast, an online intuitive eating program run by past Food Psych guest Rachel Cole. Tracy has appeared on many podcasts discussing topics including intuitive eating, trauma healing, positive body image, and recovery. She believes that healing food and weight concerns is really about deciding to embrace our humanity in the diverse and amazing bodies we have. Living and feeling fully with courage and being dedicated to the fullest expression of who we are is the point. Learn more about Tracy and her work at TracyBrownRD.com. This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout
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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout

Fellow body-positive podcaster and coach Katie Dalebout joins me to celebrate Food Psych's 4-year anniversary! We discuss how Katie's first appearance in episode 34 changed the direction of the podcast, how her recovery from orthorexia led her toward Health at Every Size and away from her original wellness-focused business, how she discovered her interests and passions beyond food and health, why it's so important to consider potential triggers when telling your recovery story, how to share responsibly on social media, and lots more!

Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s a contributor to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and MindBodyGreen, and in 2013 launched the weekly podcast Let It Out (formerly The Wellness Wonderland), which attracted wellness and lifestyle celebrities such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and Joe Cross in its first few episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House, 2016). She helps people develop a positive body image by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality, and she’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self-awareness. Find her online at KatieDalebout.com.

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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz
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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz

Religious scholar and journalist Alan Levinovitz discusses how diet culture is like a religion, why so much modern nutrition advice is dangerous, why we need to think critically about restrictive eating practices, how suspicion of Western medicine can lead people to believe in harmful "miracle cures," why the "nocebo effect" is causing people to unnecessarily demonize particular foods, and lots more. Alan Levinovitz received his PhD in religion from the University of Chicago where he specialized in classical Chinese thought. He is now assistant professor of religious studies at James Madison University, where he teaches classes on religion, Chinese philosophy, and the connection between religion and medicine. His journalism focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and culture, and has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, Vox, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. Find him at James Madison University and on Twitter at @AlanLevinovitz. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon
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#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon

Fellow body-positive RDs Rebecca Scritchfield and Julie Duffy Dillon return for a special episode in honor of NEDA Week and National Nutrition Month! We discuss our new joint campaign #ChangeTheGame, why the nutrition field often plays right into diet culture, why we need to stop prescribing one thing to people with diagnosed eating disorders and another thing to the rest of the population, how dieting messes with your mind, and lots more! Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body positive, diet free, and health promoting podcast Love, Food where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food. Julie received her BS in Nutrition from Ohio University and MS in Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a registered and licensed dietitian in North Carolina, she founded BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy a group practice passionate about helping individuals and families recover from eating disorders and PCOS. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD), she also supervises dietitians to be eating disorder specialists. Don't miss Julie's previous appearance on Food Psych!   Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at RebeccaScritchfield.com, get her book at BodyKindnessBook.com, and don't miss her previous episode of Food Psych! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland
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#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Fiona Sutherland shares how early experiences helped her develop empathy for people struggling with weight stigma, why she almost quit dietetics and how she ultimately found her way to the anti-diet movement, why we need to take pleasure in food, how she's working to bring the Health at Every Size approach into training for dietitians, and lots more! Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist from Melbourne, Australia. She is Director of Body Positive Australia & The Mindful Dietitian, specialising in Mindful Eating, Eating Disorders, eating behaviour and body image from a Health At Every Size and Non Diet Approach. She is also a Sports Dietitian, consulting for The Australian Ballet. Fiona is passionate about supporting people & communities heal their relationship with food and body, and is an advocate for bringing Non Diet Approach training into Universities throughout Australia. Find her at themindfuldietitian.com.au and bodypositiveaustralia.com.au. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk
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#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk

Body-positive dietitian Jennifer McGurk shares her history of body shame and disordered eating, her journey to recovery, how her career evolved alongside her own relationship with food, why she's fighting to make Health at Every Size training part of the academic requirements for dietitians and other healthcare professionals, how pregnancy changed her relationship with her body, and lots more! Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY. She leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel fabulous about food!” As a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Jennifer combines her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviors, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health. She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians. Jennifer has created the business Pursuing Private Practice, along with authoring a book series of the same name, to help other healthcare professionals reach their goal of owning their own business. Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business was released in January 2016, and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business was released in April 2016. She is working on an e-course that will be out April 2017. Find her online at EatWithKnowledge.com or PursuingPrivatePractice.com, and be sure to sign her HAES petition! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished
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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished

Psychotherapist and HAES activist Hilary Kinavey shares her history of chronic dieting, the role of feminism in her recovery, how she helps her kids develop a healthy relationship with food, how romantic relationships affected her body image, why there need to be more body-positive role models for navigating aging and body changes throughout life, and lots more! Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and cofounder of Be Nourished, LLC. Her work encourages movement toward a radically compassionate model of healing to address internalized body shame and associated patterns of chronic dieting and disordered eating. She is the co-creator of Body Trust™ Wellness, a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator-candidate, and a transformational workshop leader. Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, and body respect in health care communities, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster
01:03:51
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#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster

Body-positive photography coach Vivienne McMaster shares the joy she took in food as a child, how she got pulled into diet culture in adolescence, how food shame manifested at her family dinner table, how she used self-portraiture to heal her relationship with her body, why certain types of photos can be more harmful than helpful in recovery, and lots more! Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, workshop leader and positive body image advocate from Vancouver, Canada. She who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and The Huffington Post. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she's now on a mission share these tools and help folks choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time. You can more about her at beyourownbeloved.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance
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#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance

Body image coach and registered nurse Sarah Vance shares how competitive bodybuilding triggered a disordered relationship with food and fitness, why getting praise for her looks and "healthy lifestyle" only led to unhappiness and pain, how she finally made peace with food and her body, why she now takes a Health at Every Size approach in her nursing practice, why body positivity is really a social justice movement, and lots more! Sarah is a body image coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and founder of the Breaking Boundaries program. Through her writing, speaking, or personalized one on one coaching - she helps women all over the world ditch the diet mentality, body-hate, perfection, and self doubt while helping them cultivate a positive body image, self-love, and confidence to show up in the world as their most authentic self while knowing that who they are is enough. Find her online at SarahVance.com, and grab your free taste of freedom HERE. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier
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#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier

Intuitive eating coach Daxle Collier shares how food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how a series of health problems led her down the path of restrictive dieting, how she got back in touch with her intuition, why perfectionism around food is so destructive, and lots more. Daxle Collier is an intuitive eating coach who helps people heal their relationship with food and create an authentic self-care practice. She offers remote coaching, online courses, and local San Francisco Bay Area workshops. Daxle blogs about intuitive eating, mindful eating, self-care, joyful movement, stress reduction, and the process of change. Her work is rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and the HAES principles. She holds a masters in health education with specialization in nutrition from John F. Kennedy University, and has also completed Intuitive Eating Counselor Certification, Training and Supervision with Evelyn Tribole and Coach Training with Linda Bark of Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. You can find her courses Intuitive Eating: Fix Your Relationship with Food and Mindful Eating on the Udemy online learning platform. Follow Daxle at DaxleCollier.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy
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#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy

Yoga teacher and body-positive activist Dianne Bondy shares how a body-shaming father led her to develop an eating disorder in childhood and adolescence, how yoga helped in her recovery, why the yoga industry needs to be more welcoming of all bodies, why body positivity is a social justice issue, and lots more! Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, People and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Find her onilne at DianneBondyYoga.com and YogaSteya.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
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#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Anti-diet coach Anne-Sophie Reinhardt shares why she turned to food for comfort in childhood, how she quickly spiraled from dieting to an eating disorder in adolescence, why "willpower" isn't actually a good thing, how she discovered the body-positive movement and healed her relationship with food, why trauma is such a trigger for disordered eating behaviors, and lots more. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt is an anti-diet coach and body confidence expert who wants you to know one thing: your weight does NOT determine your worth. A firm believer that you don’t (and shouldn’t) have to wait to start living because of your weight, Anne-Sophie works with women around the globe to help them escape diet prison and make eating fun again (because life is a lot more delicious when food doesn’t rule your life). Now a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Martha Beck Life Coach, Anne-Sophie struggled with disordered eating, yo-yo dieting and bingeing and purging for over 14 years. After a serious health scare, Anne-Sophie entered recovery and launched her own recovery-focused blog, later named one of the Best 25 Personal Growth Blogs 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Since then, she’s helped countless clients write new rules around food, self love, body image and life in general and has shared her revolutionary anti-diet message in top publications like She Takes on the World, Tiny Buddha and Huffington Post. And when Anne-Sophie’s not helping clients fall madly in love with their own bodies (and lives) you’ll likely find her enjoying her own by devouring a delicious book, swimming with adorable her son, savoring a massive ice cream cone (sans guilt) or (most likely) catching up on old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Join her Escape Diet Prison Tribe at annesophie.us/tribe and her free Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/foodbodyself. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield
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#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield shares how her family's identity as "emotional eaters" led to their embrace of diet culture, how childhood poverty and food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how she finally discovered the anti-diet movement after starting to work as a dietitian, how she developed the idea for her new book, Body Kindness, why the concept of kindness is so essential in relating to your body, why weight loss isn't a path to health, and lots more! Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, www.RD4BC.com, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at rebeccascritchfield.com, and get her book for 25% off from 12/27-1/31 at workman.com/products/body-kindness using offer code KIND.

RDs and RDs-to-be, be sure to sign the HAES petition that Christy mentions in the episode!   To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych  Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course   How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck
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#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck

Body-positive dietitian Emily Fonnesbeck shares how her family helped her develop a healthy relationship with food in childhood, why that went awry and led her down the path to orthorexia, how she overcame her disordered eating and discovered Health at Every Size, why she thinks elimination diets and food-sensitivity testing are dangerous for most people, and lots more. Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian and owns her own private practice in southern Utah. Her nutrition passion consists of helping individuals free themselves from diets, food anxiety, poor body image and obsessive exercise. She has a non-diet, weight-neutral, client-centered approach to help people make peace with food and their bodies. Find her online at EmilyFonnesbeck.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman
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#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Jonah Soolman discusses how being an athletic kid and being restricted from sugar led to a troubled relationship with food, how he learned to trust his body to guide his eating and exercise choices, why food insecurity can lead to a "clean-plate club" mentality, why it's essential for health professionals to adopt the principles of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating, and lots more! Jonah Soolman is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and cardiometabolic conditions using a HAES perspective. He and his wife, Joanne, co-own Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC, a private practice where they offer individualized nutrition counseling, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Most commonly, Jonah works with people who have tried numerous diets and are sick of seeing their weight temporarily drop only to inevitably rebound. Fed up with failing diets and being at war with food and their bodies, they come to Jonah because he offers the antithesis. By taking the focus off of weight and rules, he helps them to form a new and more peaceful relationship with food based on satisfaction, flexibility, and health. When Jonah is not working, he enjoys getting outside and moving his body. In addition to time spent playing NCAA tennis, his proudest athletic achievements include riding his bicycle from Seattle to Boston for charity, running up Mount Washington on four separate occasions, and rebounding from multiple back surgeries to finish the Newport Marathon. Find him online at soolmannutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole
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#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole

Body image coach Rachel Cole shares why we lose touch with our bodies in times of distress, how to start coming back into embodiment, why the 2016 election has caused so much pain for people struggling with food and body issues, how she recovered from eating disorders and embraced body positivity, why feminism and social justice are so integral to making peace with food, and lots more! Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Find her online at RachelWCole.com, and read her full blog post, "Stay." To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans
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#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans

Fellow body-positive dietitian Marci Evans shares how she developed a healthy relationship with food in childhood, when it started to go awry, why it's so important that eating-disorder specialists NOT also try to sell weight loss, why some people feel "addicted" to food, what the science actually says about so-called food addiction, and lots more. 

Marci Anderson Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting.

By combining her passion for food, nutrition, and fitness her goal is to take help each of her clients find a healthy and happy relationship with food and exercise. She works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or those interested in intuitive eating counseling.

Marci has two professional passions. The first is empowering individuals to find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. The second is teaching and supervising dietitians on how to effectively counsel people with eating disorders. Marci finds great satisfaction in utilizing a psychologically informed approach to counseling and feels grateful for a career that helps her to learn and grow every day. 

Find Marci online at MarciRD.com, and learn more about her online training for dietitians

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch
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#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch

Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch shares her history of emotional eating as a child, how going on a diet in her 20s triggered an eating disorder, why studying nutrition science and becoming a dietitian helped her recover, how she got the idea to write an anti-diet book, why satisfaction is so central to intuitive eating, how to raise kids as intuitive eaters, and lots more! Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD has been in private practice in Beverly Hills as a Nutrition Therapist for 34 years, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and preventative nutrition. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating (St. Martin's Press, 1995, 1996, 2003, third edition--2012), and is the co-author of Intuitive Eating, audio version, 2009 (Sounds True). She has published journal articles and does regular speaking engagements and extensive press, radio, and internet interviews. She is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from the diet mentality through the Intuitive Eating process. Elyse's philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with your internal wisdom about eating. This is the wisdom with which you were born but from which you have become distracted. A reconnection with your intuitive wisdom will help you develop a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and your body. Elyse’s work has been profiled on CNN, KABC, NBC, AP Press, and KTTV television. She is a certified child and adolescent obesity expert, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, and a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She was also the treatment team nutritionist on the Eating Disorder Unit at Beverly Hills Medical Center. Find her online at ElyseResch.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear
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#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear

Therapist and yoga teacher Lauren Ezell Minear shares why embodiment is so important to healing from trauma, how feminism and yoga helped her recover from an eating disorder, how she's learned to listen to her bodies cues for movement and rest, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an aspect of her story publicly for the first time. Lauren Ezell Minear is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the treatment of eating and body image problems from a feminist relational perspective grounded in mindfulness-based interventions. Lauren also offers integrative body image workshops and yoga therapy for anxiety, depression, exercise compulsion, and traumatic stress. She is the creator of InBodied Yoga, a body positive method of movement as self-care. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman
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#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Joanne Soolman shares how weight stigma manifested in her family, how she overcame body shame and discovered Health at Every Size, how she handles having a sister who's a prominent Weight Watchers leader, and lots more! Joanne Levy Soolman, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and co-owner of Soolman Nutrition and Wellness, LLC located in Wellesley, MA. She and her husband Jonah, who is also a registered dietitian, provide outpatient nutrition counseling services for those in southeastern New England. Joanne got her BA in Psychology from Brown University and her MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College. Joanne specializes in nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to being a professional member of the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, she is a proud member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, promoting the principles of Health at Every Size®.

Check out Joanne's blog post about her sister being Oprah's personal Weight Watchers consultant (TW: mentions numbers), and find her on her website at SoolmanNutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished
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#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished

Dana Sturtevant, HAES dietitian and co-founder of the Be Nourished wellness center in Portland, OR, shares how her desire to be thinner manifested as a child, how a vegetarian friend introduced her to the idea of nutrition, how she began her career as a dietitian in the traditional "weight management" paradigm, what drew her to the Health at Every Size approach, and lots more! Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian specializing in Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating. She is the cofounder of Be Nourished, a revolutionary business helping people heal body dissatisfaction and reclaim body trust. Dana loves incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion practices into her work. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post. Find her online at benourished.org. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The Embodied Practitioner Retreat on 11/6 The No More Weighting e-course The Be Nourished Training Institute for wellness professionals My Refinery29 article about vegetarianism and intuitive eating Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Appetites by Caroline Knapp Brene Brown's work  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler
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#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler

Fellow anti-diet health and wellness coach Melissa Toler shares how she began dieting and fighting against her body, what led her to give up the fight and embrace body positivity, why she no longer sells weight loss (and what that means for her business), and lots more! Melissa Toler is non-diet, weight-neutral health and wellness coach, speaker and writer. Her goal is to help women connect the dots between our culture's ridiculous beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so they can learn a new set of skills. Melissa uses her background as a pharmacist, a certified health & wellness coach, and her 25-year history with dieting in her work. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. Find her online at MelissaToler.com, and check out the blog post we discussed, "Why I Stopped Selling Weight Loss."  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course!  How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke returns! We discuss the #1 reason why people engage in emotional eating and bingeing, why reclaiming your right to eat emotionally might be a key to healing your relationship with food, why recommendations for weight loss are scientifically unsound, how the effort to control our food can transfer to other areas of life after eating disorder recovery, why meditation and spiritual practice is lifelong work, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women "stop feeling crazy around food." After struggling with binge eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Listen to Isabel's previous episode of Food Psych (Episode #36: Food Sanity) to hear more about her story of recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and how she discovered body positivity, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole
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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD--co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook--discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more!

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at EvelynTribole.com, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen
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#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen

Actor, food blogger, and body-image activist Lynn Chen shares how getting teased in childhood led her to develop binge eating disorder, how becoming an actor affected her body image, and lots more.

In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) Lynn is a writer, most recently published in LA Weekly. Find her on her blogs or at LynnChen.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project
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#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project

Kelsey Miller (Big Girl, Refinery29's Anti-Diet Project) returns to discuss The 67 Percent Project, Refinery29's new initiative to increase representation of plus-size bodies to match the actual percentage of American women who are plus-size. She shares why it's so important for people to see larger bodies in the media, how other content creators can get involved with this effort, what's new in her life since the last time she was on the podcast back in May, and more!

This is a special bonus episode in honor of International Podcast Day. We'll return to our regularly scheduled weekly episodes next Tuesday! 

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

For show notes and to learn more about our guest, head to our website: christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau
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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau

Psychotherapist and fellow podcaster Megan Bruneau shares her story of eating disorder recovery, learning to love her body, dealing with trauma, taking big risks in life, and lots more! PLUS, we're going weekly again--tune in next week for another new episode!!

Megan Bruneau is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and podcast host. She has a master’s in counseling psychology, a bachelor’s in psychology and family studies, and has worked in the fitness, yoga, and nutrition industries. After years of perfectionism-fueled depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, she discovered how to like herself, take risks, and find success without beating herself up to get there. She writes about how to develop a relationship with yourself where you motivate from love rather than fear, experience authentic happiness, and give yourself permission to follow your dreams and make it big! Find her on her blog, One Shrink's Perspective, and check out her writing and podcast for Forbes!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian
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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian

Season 4 premiere! Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian and food behavior expert Julie Duffy Dillon, RD shares how she managed to escape dieting and body shame growing up, how fertility issues in adulthood challenged her body image, and lots more!

Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body-positive, diet free, and health-promoting podcast Love, Food, where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen
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#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen

Body Image Coach Summer Innanen shares her history of weight obsession, how she finally came to terms with her disordered eating, why she gave up her career as a nutritionist to become a body-positivity professional, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! We'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, but check back here on September 13 for our Season 4 premiere! 

Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in Body Image and Confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms. Grab her free body confidence makeover mini-course to start making peace with your body!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall
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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall

Body-positive dietitian Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, shares how she achieved her decades-long recovery from eating disorders, why she gravitated toward Health at Every Size and intuitive eating in her work, how she teaches clients to change their thoughts about their bodies, and lots more! 

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, using her personal and professional experience to give hope to women that overcoming eating and weight struggles is possible. 

Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat for healthy weight and well-being that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has produced a body of work that reflects her desire to help women move away from restrictive notions of food and health. She has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating.

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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson

Writer and therapist Akirah Robinson shares the experiences that led her to diet for the first time, why she started on the path to intuitive eating, what it's like to be married to a chef, and lots more!

Akirah Robinson is a licensed social worker who helps women heal their hearts and deepen their self-worth. As a relationship writer, her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she recently released her first book, Respected: How One Word Can Change More Than Just Your Love Life. Learn more about Akirah and her work at AkirahRobinson.com.

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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores
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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Aaron Flores, RDN, shares his experience of adolescent body image woes, an early career focused on weight loss, breaking free from diet culture and making the shift to intuitive eating, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an exciting announcement about the podcast!

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the owner of Balance Variety and Moderation RDN in Calabasas, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the Veterans Administration, where he started one of the first Binge Eating Disorder groups for Veterans. His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. Along with the work in his private practice, he also blogs and hosts a podcast, Dietitians Unplugged

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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer
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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer

Christy talks with psychologist and pediatric eating disorders expert Kelsey Latimer, PhD. about ways to prevent eating disorders in children, how to heal families affected by eating disorders, why it's so important to include body positivity in eating disorder prevention and treatment, and lots more! 

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Plano and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She works in all levels of care, including inpatient and partial hospitalization and leads the intensive outpatient program. Her research is focused on eating disorder prevention and intervention, and clinical outcomes of eating disorder programs.

Dr. Latimer has presented at over 40 regional/national/international conferences on topics of eating disorder treatment, body image and supervision/training. She has also been featured as a media expert source on Fox 4, Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Gurze Books Newsletter, Brit & Co, and Yahoo Style. Find her on Twitter @DrKelseyLatimer, and learn more about her program at childrens.com/eatingdisorders. 

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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard
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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard

Christy talks with food writer and culinary pro Hannah Howard about how her career has helped in her recovery from an eating disorder, why the support of a community is so important in developing a healthy relationship with food, and lots more!

Hannah Howard is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a hot line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She writes about delicious things for a living, appears in food videos, teaches cheese and cooking classes, and hosts culinary events. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, is forthcoming with Little A in 2018.

Her work has been featured in VICE, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, AMEX OPEN forum, Serious Eats, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, refinery29, SELF and Cheese Connoisseur. She mentors women recovering from eating disorders on building a happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. Hannah lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find her online at washedrinds.com.

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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison
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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison

Christy discusses why self-compassion and self-care are so important for a healthy relationship with food, answers a listener question about how to eat intuitively while managing a food allergy, and shares some bonus content from her new online intuitive eating course! 

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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe

Christy talks with Amie Roe, a psychotherapist and improv comedy performer, about diet culture, getting in touch with your body, and how using your intuition about food spills over into everything else in life.

Amie Roe is an improviser, therapist, and highly expressive face based in New York, NY. Her work is inspired by her experience as a performer, her training as a trauma therapist, and her commitment to sex positivity and social justice. She studied at Haverford College and received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples/relationships, and families in both community organizations and private practice. Check out her website, and catch her on stage at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe
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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe

In our live episode (co-hosted with Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland Radio and author of Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling), we talked with FOUR amazing guests about body positivity, eating disorder recovery, and lots more: Kelsey Miller (Refinery29 staff writer, author of Big Girl, and a previous Food Psych guest); Caroline Dooner (comedian, body-image coach, and also a previous podcast guest); CeCe Olisa (writer and founder of the body-positive lifestyle blog Plus Size Princess); and Amie Roe (psychotherapist and improv comedian at the Magnet Theater in NYC). 

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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach
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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach

Christy talks with Simi Botic, a corporate attorney turned body-positive health coach, who shares the fascinating story about her journey from body negativity to disordered eating and finally to recovery—and the massive career change that followed. We discuss the myths equating weight loss with happiness, the perils of external validation, and lots more.

Simi is obsessed with coffee, beach vacations, & the 90s. A corporate attorney turned intuitive eating health coach, she now works with women privately & through Finally Free. Simi helps women learn to nourish & nurture their bodies + lives, so they can live FULLY! Get instant access to her free three-part Breaking Up With Binges video series here & hang with her at SimiBotic.com or @simibotic for more.

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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain
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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain (Dances with Fat, body-positive speaker, writer, and dancer) shares how she repaired her relationship to food after a long period of dieting, how we can improve healthcare for people in larger bodies, why diet culture and weight stigma are much more harmful to your health than being fat, and lots more.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the Models of Pride Conference.

She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, a columnist for Ms. Fit Magazine, serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently appears as a topic expert on television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs, and in her free time she is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay
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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay

Writers Ama Scriver and Kirthan Aujlay discuss the intersections of food, fat, and feminism, why it's important to be part of a body-positive community, how to handle online trolls, how to push back against weight stigma and diet culture, and lots more! 

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder, and activist based in Toronto. She is a full-time writer for several publications and used to run and manage the blog Fat Girl Food Squad. She has deep feelings for coffee, trashy reality television, and the art of drag. Find her online at AmaScriver.com.

Kirthan Aujlay is a freelance writer and the founder of Fat Death Femme, a lifestyle website that focuses on women’s issues, body positivity, death acceptance, and pop culture. Follow Fat Death Femme on Twitter at @fatdeathfemmeco and on Instagram @fatdeathfemme.

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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers
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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers

This week marks three years that we've been making the podcast! To celebrate, Christy talks with her colleague and mentor Melainie Rogers, founder of Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. Melainie shares how growing up in a farming family influenced her relationship to food, how she developed and recovered from an eating disorder, why she began sharing her recovery story with clients, and lots more. Plus hear how the podcast and Melainie helped change the course of Christy's career! 

Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group. Melainie is a nationally recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED).

Melainie is the co-creator of the Reframing Recovery treatment model, uniquely designed to treat clients suffering from BED. Among her many affiliations, Melainie Rogers is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and an Executive Board Member of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). She is also an IAEDP Approved Supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others. Find her on Twitter @MelainieRogers and online at Balancedtx.com.

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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani
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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani

Special bonus episode for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016! Writer and body image activist Nicole Rohr Stephani (http://www.mybodyboop.com) shares how childhood teasing contributed to her development of an eating disorder, how treatment and a serendipitous relationship with a food professional helped her recover, why she started a website devoted to body image recovery, and lots more! 

Nicole Rohr Stephani is the founder of Body Boop, an eating disorder recovery blog and events organization that donates 10% of all proceeds back to eating disorder research and treatment. You can learn more at mybodyboop.com or e-mail Nicole anytime at mybodyboop@gmail.com.

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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond
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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond

Christy talks with Jessica Raymond, founder of Recovery Warriors, about her chaotic relationship to food in childhood, how she overcame an eating disorder, why she started working to revolutionize treatment for others, and lots more.

Jessica Raymond is the founder and director of Recovery Warriors. When she is not dreaming up her vision of the ultimate recovery platform, working on the Rise Up + Recover app, or hosting The Recovery Warrior Show, she can be found surfing the lovely beaches of San Diego or hanging out in a park with her dog. Jessica holds her MS in Marine Geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a BS in Earth Sciences from UCSD. Find her online at RecoveryWarriors.com.

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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman
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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman

Writer Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table, CNN, Hi Anxiety) discusses mental illness in the food industry, how anxiety and depression have influenced her eating, how she's learned to cope with the physical demands of writing about food for a living, and lots more.

Kat is the Editor at Large and former Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. She recently founded Chefs with Issues, a website devoted to sharing stories and providing resources to people in the food industry who struggle with issues including depression, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.

Previously Kat was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series, and was a writer and editor for CNN Living. She covers food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings, and dogs. Mostly food, though. She was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but she didn’t win. She also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but she sure as heck did win in 2011.

Her memoir, Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, is being published in May of 2016 by Dey Street Books, and is available for pre-order now. 

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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole
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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole

Author and life coach Chris Cole shares his troubled history with dieting, how mental illness and substance abuse tied into his relationship to his body, how he's helping his sons become intuitive eaters, and lots more.

Chris Cole has authored a memoir of his personal journey through mental illness and addiction, titled The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness. He is a life coach for folks in recovery from any number of mood, addiction, or behavioral issues. Visit thebodyofchris.com for the book, coaching sessions, and links to social media.

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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller
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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller

Writer Kelsey Miller (Big Girl; The Anti-Diet Project) discusses her long history of dieting and body shame, what made her finally give up the fight to lose weight, how discovering intuitive eating changed her life, what it was like to write a book about that process, and lots more!

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. In the last three years, she was named one of The Huffington Post’s Body Image Heroes and took top honors at both the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards and the Digiday Publishing Awards. Her work has been featured in Time, xoJane, Women's Health, and more. She has been featured on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and MSNBC.   Kelsey graduated from Boston University with a BS in Film & Television and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza
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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza

Recovery coach Alicia Melgoza explains how she developed an unhealthy relationship to exercise and eating at a difficult time in her childhood, and shares the self-compassion practices that helped her recover.

Alicia Melgoza, MSW, MA, founder and creator of Taking Healthy Back™, is a Health Nut + Fitness Junkie Recovery Coach. Through her private coaching practice, she helps both men and women break free from "clean" eating and exercise obsession (i.e. what she calls hell-thy) and put the ‘life’ back into their healthy lifestyles. Her teachings are grounded in research-based principles from multidisciplinary fields, including Health At Every Size, intuitive eating, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Alicia is shaking things up with her mission to redefine healthy beyond flat abs, squats and veggies. She knows from personal experience that you can have the so-called 'perfect' body, exercise religiously and eat clean to a T and be very unhealthy. That's why she takes a radically unconventional approach to healthy living that isn't about having a tight ass but about living a tight-ass life! Her passion for this mission and work is driven by her conviction that we've all got much more important shit to do with our lives than obsess over calories and cellulite. Poverty, inequality and injustice are all pressing issues that'll never get solved if we're fixated on food and our physical appearance.

Alicia holds Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and International Human Rights from the University of Denver. Her work has been featured on popular healthy living websites such as Mind Body Green and Get Healthy U. Find Alicia on her website at aliciamelgoza.com

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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston
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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Glenys Oyston, RD, joins us to discuss how pursuing weight loss made her miserable, how she learned to pursue nutrition for its own sake instead, why she's on a mission to help other people break free from diet culture and body shame, and lots more.

Glenys Oyston is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian. She believes people's relationships to food are more important than the individual foods they choose—and that we should forget about focusing on weight loss. Find her on her blog, Dare to Not Diet, and on Twitter @glenysoRD

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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner
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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner

Comedian, actor, and body-image coach Caroline Dooner shares how she overcame her food issues and learned to love her body, AND she sings some funny songs about it! This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the People's Improv Theater in New York City.

Caroline Dooner is an actress, singer, writer, comedian, and body-image coach who founded The Fuck It Diet. She lives in New York City (and sometimes Philadelphia). Find her online at CarolineDooner.com and TheFuckItDiet.com.

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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins
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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins

Fellow podcaster Kaila Prins (Finding Our Hunger) joins us to discuss why having an identity as a "healthy" eater kept her from getting help for her eating disorder, and how she finally started down the path to recovery.

Kaila Prins is a certified health and wellness coach and the host of Finding Our Hunger, a podcast about eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. She has recovered from 13 years of anorexia, orthorexia, EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), and exercise addiction, and now helps others to recover through her podcast, blog, coaching, and freelance writing. Find her on Twitter @performingwoman

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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown
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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown

Author Harriet Brown (Body of Truth) discusses how she overcame her longtime struggles with body shame and weight stigma, how her daughter's anorexia changed her relationship with food, why she became a vocal proponent of the Health At Every Size movement, how to fight back against diet culture, and lots more.

Harriet Brown is a professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has nearly 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. She's worked at magazines including Redbook and New York Woman, and writes for many national publications including The New York Times MagazineO MagazineVoguePsychology TodayPrevention, and Parenting

Her most recent book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, has been hailed as "a must-read for anyone ready to start shaking this fat = bad, thin = good obsession" (Bustle). Her previous book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia, won a "Books for a Better Life" award in 2011. Brown also edited the anthology Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image. Find her online at HarrietBrown.com.

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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar
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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar

Activist and author Virgie Tovar joins us to discuss why she gave up the battle to lose weight and started focusing on loving her body exactly as it is. We talk about fat acceptance, body positivity, smashing diet culture, embracing feminism, Instagramming your food, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master's degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide. Find her online at VirgieTovar.com and on Twitter @virgietovar.

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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley
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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley

Christy talks with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder and CEO of Curvy Yoga, about why she ended her long history of dieting, how yoga helped her heal her relationship to food and her body, and lots more! 

Anna is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every size, age and ability — in six different countries, on three different continents, as well as in over 40 of the United States.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Author of Permission to Curve: Inspiring Poses for Curvy Yogis & Their Teachers, and co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World ReportSouthern LivingVogue ItaliaYoga InternationalYoga Journal, CrazySexyLife and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online at CurvyYoga.com.

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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello
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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello

Christy talks with the fabulous Melissa A. Fabello, a body acceptance and eating disorder activist and the managing editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa shares what led her to develop an eating disorder in her early 20s, and why feminism played an important role in her recovery. 

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research interest is in how the onset of an eating disorder affects psychosexual development. You can contact her through her website and follow her on TwitterTumblr, and Facebook.

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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon
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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon

Season 3 premiere! Christy talks with Linda Bacon, a leading researcher in the field of weight science and the author of the groundbreaking anti-diet book Health at Every Size. Linda shares her personal struggles with weight and dieting, how she overcame them and developed a healthy relationship with food and her body, and how you can get off the diet roller-coaster, too.

Linda Bacon, PhD, is a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural underpinnings of weight control. She is currently a Health Professor at City College of San Francisco and an Associate Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis. An internationally recognized authority on weight and health, Dr. Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Her recently released book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, is a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health. Find her online at LindaBacon.org.

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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating
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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating

In our season finale, Christy talks with psychologist Joy Jacobs about her history of anorexia and binge eating, the role of readiness and meal planning in her recovery, the science of eating disorders, and lots more!   

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Maudsley family-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Maudsley family-based treatment nationwide and internationally. Find her online at DrJoyJacobs.com.

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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon
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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon

Christy talks with Maddy Moon, a health coach and fellow podcaster who had a past life as a fitness model. Maddy shares her story of how fitness and bodybuilding competitions led her into disordered eating, and how she was eventually able to develop a healthier relationship to food, exercise, and her body. 

Madelyn Moon once had a body that took the place of relationships, mental health, satiation, relationships, sleep, food, her period, relationships, her metabolism, happiness, RELATIONSHIPS, and anything else that is actually important in life. She shares how she stopped obsessing over food and began to live her life in her podcast, Mind Body Musings. Find her there, and on Twitter @MindBodyMusings

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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy
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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy

Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the dessert blog Cake Spy, discusses her struggle with anorexia and how writing about food has helped set her on the road to recovery.

A writer, illustrator, and baker, Jessie was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com.

Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living from the site, as well as through various illustration and writing projects. She has written two books, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (2011) and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts (2013).

She has also made a number of TV appearances and has recently been enjoying success as a teacher of children's baking classes. Find her at cakespy.com

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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin
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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin

In this episode we talk with two guests who used yoga in their own recovery from eating disorders and are now working to help others heal. Nutrition therapist and yoga instructor Anastasia Nevin discusses her history with food and why she believes healing has to involve connecting to your body. Then, yoga instructor and author Sarahjoy Marsh shares her painful eating disorder history and how she first stumbled upon yoga.     

Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC. Anastasia works to incorporate mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to appreciate their bodies. Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with honors in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, and since then has worked in both outpatient and eating disorder treatment program settings. Most recently she served as Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Monte Nido's EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York). Anastasia sees clients individually and runs therapeutic groups at Body Connection LLC, helping each come up with a plan for living their own life with mind, body and soul. Anastasia also teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes around NYC and at her beloved home studio Laughing Lotus. She is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga, and uses more subtle therapeutic techniques to incorporate body-centered healing into her holistic approach. Find her at anastasia-health.com.

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those who suffer. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200hr and 500hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Her forthcoming book Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Find her at sarahjoyyoga.com.

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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout
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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout

Fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland returns to interview Christy about navigating relationships after recovery from an eating disorder, avoiding the pitfalls of codependency, and lots more! 

In her previous appearance on Food Psych, Katie discussed her own journey from orthorexia to true wellness. As a speaker, holistic lifecoach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose.

Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch
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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch

Our guest Michelle Fetsch is the founder of Women Enough, an organization that works with women to improve their body image. Michelle shares how she developed an eating disorder at an early age, why she finally reached a breaking point with her negative body image, and how her relationship to food has improved. 

A teen runaway at 15, turned corporate America girl at age 19, and later founder of the first and annually largest TEDxWomen event on the planet- her superpower is believing in, standing for and creating space for all women to rise.

She combines her superpowers of believing and achieving in a way that gives women permission to take on their dreams. Her intuitive expertise in branding combined with her relentless promotion skills support women in having successful, supported and celebrated launches. Find her at womenenough.com and on Twitter @Women_Enough

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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout
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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout

Writer and fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland shares how her obsession with clean eating turned into an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa, how she started on her journey toward recovery, and lots more.

Katie wants to live in a world where true wellness is embraced by everyone. As a speaker, holistic life coach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr
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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr

Comedian Chrissie Mayr discusses family food habits, why she hated her body and dieted constantly in college, how she finally stopped obsessing about food and her weight, and more!

Chrissie performs at many NYC comedy clubs but her favorites are The Stand and Gotham Comedy Club. She hosts COMEDY at STONEWALL every month at the legendary Stonewall Inn. She recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in SquirrelCode, a web series parody of MTV’s hit show GirlCode. Chrissie is featured in the Eater.com web series “We Love Food.” TV Credits include The Wendy Williams Show, What Not To Wear and The Travel Channel. She appeared at the 2013 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta as well as the Cape Fear and Women In Comedy Festivals. She wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show “Hope” which enjoyed a 5-week run at the Magnet Theater during 2009-2010. 

Find her on Twitter @ChrissieMayr and online at ChrissieMayr.Tumblr.com.

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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner
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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner

Season 2 premiere! Food Psych is back, but this season we're taking a more leisurely approach, posting new episodes roughly once a month. This episode we talk with journalist Jane Lerner about how she developed an impressively healthy relationship to food, the business of food writing, the difficulties of dating as a "food person," and lots more.

Jane Lerner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the organizer of BK Swappers, a food-swap barter event. Since moving to NYC from San Francisco in 2002, and with a particular interest in music, food, travel and culture, Jane has worked as the assistant to Madonna's publicist; helped launch the Smorgasburg food market; acted as the copy chief for the Daily Note, the newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013; and contributed to, fact-checked and/or copy edited for publications such as New York, Bon Appetit, NY Post, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Print. She is currently the editor of Front & Center, the official blog of Rockefeller Center.

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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity
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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity

New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-positive movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in September of 2016; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #68: Beating the Restrict-Binge Cycle with Summer Innanen
  • #66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
  • #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
  • #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic
  • #36: Food Sanity with Isabel Foxen Duke

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#31: Life of Pie
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#31: Life of Pie

Season finale! Actor and vocal coach Casey Erin Clark discusses church potlucks, her love of pie, how she maintained a healthy body image after a college theater director told her to lose weight, the connections between self-expression and balanced eating habits, and lots more. Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for news about a Food Psych live show later this summer! Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or weight/body issues.

#30: Culinary Comedy
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#30: Culinary Comedy

Comedian and chef Greg Brown shares a ton of fun food-psych stories, including how he got a group of female professional cyclists to stop their disordered eating habits, why he doesn't want to be thought of as a balanced eater, how working in a restaurant nearly killed him (for real), and lots more. Lots of laughs in this one!     

#29: Sizing Up
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#29: Sizing Up

Actor Lulu Fogarty discusses the food and body image issues she encountered while working in Taipei, her first and only gig as a plus-size model, how she stayed sane about eating during times of weight gain and loss, and more. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.  

#28: Seen and Heard
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#28: Seen and Heard

Photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache
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#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; and the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other. 

#26: Seders and Stroganoff
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#26: Seders and Stroganoff

We're back! In honor of Passover, we talk with food/nutrition editor Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.

#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS
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#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS

We're about to go on a two-week break, but before we do, check out this bonus episode with more from historian Jude Webre on food, class, and Southern cuisine! Plus, a listener shares her recent history of disordered eating, and Christy drops some science about processed food.

#25: Culinary Class
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#25: Culinary Class

This week we talk food and class (the socioeconomic kind) with Yahoo Food features editor Alex Van Buren and Columbia University History PhD candidate Jude Webre. Jude discusses his culinary upbringing in a poor Cajun family, and how his relationship to food changed when his father became a restaurant critic. Alex shares her journey from being a picky eater in a middle-class Irish-American family to becoming a food writer in New York City, where she's expected to know the finer points of foie gras and other fancy food.    

#24: Halfiversary
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#24: Halfiversary

In our first-ever recap episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best moments in the first six months of Food Psych. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.

#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus
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#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus

Chef James B. Simpkins is back to discuss the traumatic childhood experience that shaped who he would become in the kitchen and in life. Hear last week's full episode with James and comedian Nate Starkey at http://foodpsychpod.com.  

#23: The Need to Feed
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#23: The Need to Feed

Comedian Nate Starkey and chef James Simpkins discuss what it means to feed people, why they thrive on playing host, how cooking helps balance their personalities, and lots more.  

#22: Order and Disorder
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#22: Order and Disorder

Journalist Rebecca Flint Marx returns to discuss pescetarianism, food journalism, her brief period of disordered eating, and lots more.

#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens
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#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens

Christy and four guests share stories of the relationship between food and love in their lives. Comedian Jackie Kashian tells of her now-husband wooing her with chicken; food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor discusses her go-to heartbreak food; comedian Nate Starkey reflects on the role cooking plays in his relationship with his wife; and journalist and culinary-school graduate Rebecca Flint Marx shares the ups and downs of dating men who don't cook. 

#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating
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#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating

Christy talks with fellow food podcaster Leiti Hsu about the role food plays in their dating lives, why men should act like quinoa, when not to compromise, and lots more!

#19: Chicken Issues
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#19: Chicken Issues

Comedian Jackie Kashian (Comedy Central, Conan, The Dork Forest podcast) has a real chicken tooth. Hear why she wants to eat all the chicken, how she dealt with her family's fat-phobia, and lots more!    

#16: The Pleasure Principle
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#16: The Pleasure Principle

Christy talks to food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor and author Allison Adato (Smart Chefs Stay Slim) about why taking pleasure in food often leads to better health than worrying about nutritional content.   

#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool
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#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool

Anti-diet psychotherapist Carmen Cool joins us to discuss embracing anger against diet culture and the patriarchy, how to give yourself permission to engage in health-promoting behaviors for non-diet reasons, why intersectional feminism was so integral to her eating disorder recovery, the perceived hierarchy of disordered eating behaviors, her experience training health professionals in a weight-inclusive model, the social determinants of health and issues of access, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about dealing with nighttime binges.

Carmen Cool is a psychotherapist, educator, speaker, and a cupcake connoisseur. In addition to being a therapist for 17 years, she has started and run a nonprofit, created youth programs, and speaks internationally on Health At Every Size ®, feminism and eating disorders, and weight stigma.

Her work is focused on dismantling diet culture, healing our relationship to food and body, and supporting the next generation of body positive leaders. She is the immediate past Board President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, was named “Most Inspiring Individual” in Boulder, Colorado and was the recipient of the Excellence in Eating Disorder Advocacy Award in Washington, DC.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, come join us at christyharrison.com/course.

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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois
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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois

Cultural historian Emily Contois joins us to talk about the history of diet culture, how women's political power increased the pressure on women and femmes to restrict their eating, the need for an intersectional approach to healthcare and food access, the religious undertones to our food behavior, gender roles in food, the body-image issues that men face in an industrialized patriarchal society, "dude food," and so much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about intuitive eating in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder.

Emily Contois is the author of more than 20 academic articles, chapters, and reviews. Her dissertation, "The Dudification of Diet: Food Masculinities in Twenty-First-Century America," examines how media representations of food, cooking, and dieting construct and negotiate what it means to be "a real man" in the United States today. Her research has been referenced in The Huffington Post, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and NPR, among others. As a food writer, she has contributed to the Providence Journal, Nursing Clio, and Zester Daily.

Born in Australia and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, Emily spent a bit over a decade training in classical ballet before turning her attention to the study of food, health, and identities in American culture. Emily holds three master’s degrees—an MA in American Studies from Brown University, an MPH focused in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she was a three-time recipient of the Julia Child Award. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University, where she teaches courses in food studies, American studies, and gender studies.

Prior to her current research and teaching, Emily worked in the field of worksite wellness for five years. She now lives in Providence with her husband, Chris, and their rescue pup, Raven.

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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie
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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie

Lindsey Averill, writer, activist, and film maker, comes on the show this week to discuss the release of her new movie, “Fattitude,” how she found intuitive eating and discovered body acceptance, the issue of weight discrimination and size bias in media and the medical community, her work in body image, the problem with mainstream body positivity, and more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about binge eating and navigating trigger foods in recovery.

Lindsey Averill is many things - a film maker, an academic, a writer, an activist, an aspiring novelist, a sake and sushi lover, a notorious trashy television watcher, an odd beauty secret keeper, an amazing dancer... really, the list is endless.

Lindsey completed her M.F.A in Writing from Emerson College and is A.B.D in the Comparative Studies Ph.D. Program at Florida Atlantic University. The focus of Lindsey’s research is feminism, fat civil rights and the representation of fat bodies in popular culture. Since 2005 Lindsey has worked as a college professor teaching women’s studies, literature and writing courses.

In her spare time, Lindsey writes stuff for lots of cool media outlets, like CNN, xojane, Time.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Refinery29, Bustle and the up and coming women’s lifestyle magazine, Muses and Visionaries. Lindsey’s also written academic stuff where she speaks to feminism – or a lack there of in young adult novels – like Twilight and the Hunger Games.

Basically, Lindsey is one of those public intellectual types, who has dedicated her life to ending the hateful relationships people have with their bodies and changing the national conversation about body image so that it focuses on effect the very real issues of bias and systemic prejudice.

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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain
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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain, the fabulous fat-acceptance activist, writer, and speaker, returns to dig into the dangers of weight loss surgery, navigating the healthcare system as a fat person, the problem with the current weight science and fatphobia within the medical community, why weight loss interventions can’t coexist with eating disorder recovery programs, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with a friend who might have an issue with overexercise and body control.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the New England/New York College Health Association. She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, editor of the Praeger Anthology "The Politics of Size," serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently gives expert commentary on radio, television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She is an ACE Certified Health Coach, champion dancer and marathoner. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs and is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is back! The anti-diet coach and emotional eating expert returns for the THIRD time to share more about why we fight food and how to stop, why Isabel wants to destigmatize emotional eating, the problems with healthism, how the human desire for control runs deep within many of our decisions, how to handle triggers as a recovered person, her exploration of diet literature dating back to the 60s, her continued efforts to unpack her own privilege and social biases as a professional in the field of food and body image, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorder recovery. Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop fighting food. After struggling with binge-eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge-eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body, were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge-eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her work. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :) Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard
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#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard

This week we’re talking with Deb Burgard, one of the founders of the Health at Every Size movement. The psychotherapist, author and activist discusses weight stigma in the healthcare system, pursuing joyful movement, size oppression and the exclusion of fat bodies from eating disorder treatment, her discovery of fat activism and feminism, how to find joy and healing, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to keep yourself nourished in a stressful work situation.

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED, specializes in body image, eating, sexuality, health, and relationship concerns. She has helped bring into the world the Health at Every Size model, the www.BodyPositive.com website, Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, and numerous book chapters and research articles. An activist and an internationally known speaker trying to change the forces that create oppression and barriers to health, she trains clinicians to integrate social justice concerns into their treatment models. She can be spotted at conferences hula hooping, and dancing in the pool, as her overarching goal is to bring back recess for all.

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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein
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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

Fellow intuitive eating coach and non-diet dietitian Jenna Hollenstein discusses food as self-care, why people fall into disordered eating and alcoholism as coping mechanisms, the connection between dieting and religion, how to tolerate discomfort, the role of diet culture in keeping social progress for happening, how to set boundaries and limits, how to practice self-compassion, and a whole lot more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to teach and practice fitness from a Health at Every Size perspective!

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State and a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She's a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, an Open Heart Project meditation guide, and a meditation guide in the Shambhala tradition.

She co-teaches the Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training, an intensive 9-week online course to teach dietitians, therapists, coaches, and yoga teachers how to establish their own meditation practice and then to share the technique responsibly and skillfully with their clients, patients, and students.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction. She is currently writing a book about how Buddhist teachings and meditation can change the way we relate to food, eating, and our bodies.

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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello
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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello

Melissa Fabello returns! The activist and scholar shares why dieting and restriction reduce our sex drive, how beauty can be reimagined and reclaimed, how the need for affection and intimacy differs from the need for sex, what "skin hunger" is all about, why the Netflix movie To the Bone is so problematic and triggering, how she navigates complex issues in feminism, and a whole lot more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how co-occurring mental-health issues can affect people's hunger and fullness cues.

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website (melissafabello.com) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello.

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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams
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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams

Psychologist and author Louise Adams discusses why the Health at Every Size approach is essential in treating disordered eating, the problems with the "obesity epidemic" rhetoric, how trauma and body neglect shaped her relationship with food at a young age, why self-compassion is an essential antidote to shame, how to move from a deprivation mindset to an intuitive mindset with unconditional permission to eat, how to set firm and compassionate boundaries, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle feeling like you need to lose weight to manage a health condition, and how to stop judging yourself for eating "too much."

Louise is an Australian clinical psychologist, author, podcaster, trainer, and speaker. She owns Treat Yourself Well Sydney, a specialist psychology clinic for weight-inclusive health and wellbeing. Louise founded UNTRAPPED, an online diet-recovery program, and hosts the All Fired Up podcast, where she meets with experts from around the world to debrief, rage, and unpack the (often misguided) messages we’re given about weight, food, exercise, and health.

Louise has a special interest and expertise in weight struggles, eating disorders, and body image. Her practice is rooted in the HAES principles of equitable support for people of all shapes and sizes. Louise’s life goal is to dismantle the prison of diet culture and emancipate people to appreciate compassionate, joyful, relaxed relationships with food, movement, and their bodies.

Louise has published two books. The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors (2014, co-authored with Fiona Willer, APD) is a manual for health professionals. Her latest book, Mindful Moments (2016) is for the general public, a practical guide to applying self-compassion for people who are time poor.

Louise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the Clinical College of the APS, and treasurer of HAES Australia.

In addition to everything else, Louise runs non-diet training workshops for other health professionals. She regularly speaks to the media on all issues health related, and has experience on radio, print and television. Read more about Louise at www.untrapped.com.au.

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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor
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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor

Writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor joins us to discuss why we need more radical body love in the world, how to deal with weight gain and weight stigma while learning intuitive eating, what mainstream body positivity gets wrong, why understanding oppression and intersecting identities is the key to creating a world that's *truly* body-positive, how to navigate diet culture as a body-acceptance activist, how to begin to untangle internalized oppression, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell the difference between self-care and orthorexic thinking.

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. TBINAA.com reaches over 1 million people each month in 140 countries with their articles and content focused on the intersection of bodies, personal transformation and social justice. Sonya is also an International award winning Performance Poet, Activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach. She has appeared across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Sonya and her work has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, The New York Times, New York Magazine, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Carrie Mae Weems, Theaster Gates, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Hilary Rodham Clinton, the late Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at thebodyisnotanapology.com and sonya-renee.com.

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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker
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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker

Jes Baker, body-liberation activist and author of the book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, discusses her continuing process of recovery from trauma related to food, eating, and fatphobia; why talking about trauma is so important; why she uses the term "body liberation" instead of "body positivity" or "fat acceptance"; why we need to have more nuanced conversations about people's body-liberation journeys instead of reflexively shunning celebrities who've had weight-loss surgery; how the experience of being "small-fat" differs from the experience of being in a larger fat body; why the mainstreaming of body positivity has been so problematic; and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about starting movement again after a history of compulsive exercise.

Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

She preaches the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Find her online at themilitantbaker.com, and check out her article on Lisa Frank BoPo

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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour
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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour

Art therapist and Health at Every Size counselor Maggie Ritnour shares how she was introduced to body comparisons and disordered eating in the dance world, how depression and grief led her to restrict her eating, how art and writing helped get her through that difficult period, why art therapy is an important tool in recovery from disordered eating, how it feels to find our authentic voice, how to embrace our imperfections and face our fears, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to best voice your disagreement with fatphobic content in the media.

Maggie Ritnour is licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She began studying art in high school, and then received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She obtained her masters of psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2009. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents and adults in hospital settings since 2000.

Maggie is a humanistic therapist who approaches her clients using a multi-cultural framework and trauma-informed lens. She is wholeheartedly committed to the Health At Every Size philosophy. She believes when people get in touch with their own creative voice they often find therapy in the confidence of learning a new language, the ability to speak with their art and listen with their eyes.

Maggie is also a certified Irish dance teacher; she loves to teach and dance as much as possible. She incorporates her knowledge of body movement with her therapeutic understanding of people. Maggie is passionate about using art and mindful body awareness in her work and life. Find her online at rootsarttherapy.nyc.

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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund
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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund

Yoga teacher and fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Casey Berglund shares how she overcame restriction and food shame, how she went from having an intuitive relationship with food as a child to trying to manipulate her body size, why yoga was exactly what she needed to break through perfectionism, why she started thinking outside the box in her career, why it's dangerous to approach intuitive eating with a diet mentality, how to navigate diet culture as a professional in the body-acceptance field, and lots more. PLUS, Christy shares some insider insight into nutrition journalism, and answers a listener question about how to handle when a doctor tells you to lose weight "for your health."

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and media spokesperson who believes all people deserve to feel free in their relationship with food and confident in their bodies, so they have more energy for the important things in life. She owns Worthy and Well Inc., where she inspires smart and soulful women to ditch the all-or-none and eat for fuel, flavour, and fun. Get involved by claiming your free 15-minute Yoga Intro video and checking out Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living at worthyandwell.com

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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney
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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney

Fellow Health at Every Size RD Anna Sweeney shares how having a disability has affected her relationship with food and her body, how she's come to terms with the identity of being a disabled person, why anti-diet work is about social justice and equality for *all* bodies (not just those that are considered socially acceptable), why having a loved one with an eating disorder can bring up conflicting emotions, how diet culture permeates mainstream healthcare including eating disorder treatment, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about the early stages of intuitive eating!

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, who provides nutrition care using a non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size paradigm. Anna is an expert in providing care for individuals struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. Over the last decade, she has served in a supervisory role at multiple eating disorder treatment centers, and currently holds the position of National Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido.

Anna is also the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling in Concord, MA, where she works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or an interest in intuitive eating. Anna is passionate about nutrition, balance and wellness and works to empower her clients to trust their own body wisdom. Find her online at WholeLifeRD.com.

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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak
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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak

Body-image activist Connie Sobczak joins us to discuss recovering from diet culture and body dissatisfaction, her role in creating the concept of body positivity and how HAES and fat acceptance were integrated from the start, the pluses and minuses of the current body-positive movement, why calling it "body neutrality" might work better for some people, why BMI is BS, the beauty ideal and aging, and lots more!

Connie Sobczak is a mentor, writer, educator, and award-winning video producer. Her experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie inspired her life’s work to create a world where all people are free to love their bodies. In 1996, Connie brought her vision to life when she created The Body Positive with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW.

Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), a book in which she brings the Be Body Positive Model to life, and skillfully and lovingly reconnects readers to their authenticity and beauty. She is a leader of the movement to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults through her writing, workshops, videos, professional trainings, leadership programs, and speaking engagements.

A California native, Connie currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Jim. Their daughter, Carmen, is her inspiration and her joy. Find Connie online at TheBodyPositive.org

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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster
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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Heidi Schauster shares how she overcame restriction and bingeing, why perfectionism fuels the fire of disordered eating, how intuitive eating leads to a peaceful relationship with food, what health professionals need to know about Health at Every Size, how to overcome self-judgment and speak more kindly to yourself, why the thin ideal is so damaging to people's health, and lots more!

Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN is a nutrition therapist and registered dietitian with 20+ years of experience in the field of disordered eating. She is a nutrition counselor, writer, consultant, and clinical supervisor of other registered dietitians, based in the Greater Boston area. Heidi also publishes a seasonal blog called, "A Nourishing Word." Heidi feels called to assist clients and readers in improving their relationships with food and their bodies. Heidi also has a personal recovery history: she struggled with bulimia, food restriction, and binge-eating in her late teens and early twenties. Now that she is 45 and has been recovered for over two decades, she loves being in her body and in her life. Heidi is passionate about helping others get past obsessions with food, self-criticism, and negative body image. She uses Intuitive Eating principles, a Health-at-Every-Size paradigm, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices in her work. Heidi is also a life-long dancer, and dance has played a role in both her eating disorder history and her healing. Heidi encourages her clients, when they are ready, to discover conscious, mindful movement -- in order to fully embrace the joy of being connected to a well-nourished, well-cared for body and soul. Find her online at anourishingword.com/.

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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo
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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo

Writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo shares why she gave up the pursuit of weight loss even though she had "succeeded" at dieting, how she stepped away from the scale and made peace with her size, why body acceptance is a journey and not a destination, how to help kids develop peaceful relationships with their bodies, why worrying about your weight robs you of your life, why we need to stop obsessing about our bodies, how food insecurity affects people's relationships with food, and lots more. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on race, feminism, and other social issues has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on Twitter at @ijeomaoluo, and on her website at IjeomaOluo.com. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Fellow health pros: Sign up for the EDRDpro Symposium to learn about treating disordered eating from 15 experts in the field, including Christy! Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga
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#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley, acclaimed yoga teacher and body-acceptance advocate, joins us to discuss overcoming decades of dieting, healing from oppressive beauty standards, learning to accept her size and stop pursuing weight loss, the "yoga-industrial complex" vs. real yoga, her new book Every Body Yoga, being an Instagram sensation, navigating people's expectations of her as a yoga teacher, and lots more! Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, Lenny Letter, and many others. When she’s not on the road teaching, she lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit her online at JessamynStanley.com, on Twitter @JessNotJazz, and on Facebook at MyNameIsJessamyn. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston
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#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston

Psychotherapist and author Anita Johnston shares how learning to feel and honor your feelings can help you heal from food issues, why she had a very unusual relationship with food growing up, how beauty ideals for women have remained oppressive over time even if they change slightly, why being intuitive and able to read people is both a liability and a gift, why it's important to have both boundaries and flexibility, the role of storytelling and metaphor in eating recovery, and lots more! Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon. Dr. Johnston has been working in the field of women’s issues and eating difficulties for over three decades. She founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and the first Eating Disorders IOP in the country, ‘Ai Pono, in Honolulu in 2001. She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Maui, an Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Program on the island of Maui. She provides online individual consultations, and conducts workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image. Get her free Soul Hunger video series to learn more about her approach. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas
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#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas

Body-acceptance activist Gloria Lucas (Nalgona Positivity Pride) shares why she created an organization devoted to helping people of color heal from diet culture, why the traditional medical model of eating disorder recovery didn't work for her, the role of trauma in her disordered eating, how intersectional feminism helped in her healing, why the mainstream body-positive movement isn't meeting the needs of people of color and other marginalized groups, the role of historical trauma in creating and maintaining body shame, and lots more! Gloria is the founder and director of Nalgona Positivity Pride a xicana-indigenous body-positive project that focuses on eating disorders awareness and cultural affirmation. She is a frequent lecturer across the country covering topics such as the connection of historical trauma and disordered eating. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, Univision, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is an active entrepreneur and eating disorders support group organizer. Find her on Instagram at @nalgonapositivitypride and on Tumblr @nalgonapride.

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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec
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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec

Health at Every Size dietitian Lindsay Stenovec shares why different life stages can be so triggering for food and body issues, how pregnancy and the postpartum period can affect our relationships with food, why we need to prioritize self-care for its own sake, why reflecting on your values and what you want out of life is so important for recovery from dieting and disordered eating, how she came to connect the concept of Health at Every Size with her interpretation of intuitive eating, how to navigate choices about self-presentation within the context of feminism, and lots more! Lindsay Stenovec is an established leader in the field of nutrition for women and families. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA, called Nutrition Instincts®, where she and her associate dietitian provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness and family feeding coaching. Health at Every Size® is integrated into every area of her and her team’s work. In 2015, she founded The Nurtured Mama®, a body positive movement for moms and moms-to-be that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food, one mama at a time. Lindsay is also an adjunct faculty professor for a local San Diego community college, on the Wellness Advisory Panel for a children's food company and speaks regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders and postpartum wellness. Lindsay lives in San Diego with her husband and 2-year old son. Find her online at NutritionInstincts.com.

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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa
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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa

Size-acceptance speaker and yoga teacher Rachel Estapa (More to Love®) discusses how being a larger-bodied child led to early experiences of shame and dieting, why a lack of plus-size clothing options exacerbated her body hatred, why diet culture's promise to "fix" us is so alluring, how an acute illness led to an unexpected truce with her body, why rediscovering her loves and desires was essential to her recovery from dieting, how the practice of yoga helped show her the path to liberation, how she's navigating the transition from blogger to coach and teacher, why running a recovery-oriented business can be so challenging, and lots more! Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love®, is a certified life coach, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur who educates and supports plus size people on approaches to positive body image and wellness, enabling all bodies to lead more empowered lives. Find her online at MoreToLoveWithRachel.com. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar
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#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar returns for our 100th episode! The inimitable fat-acceptance activist shares what she's been up to in the 2 years since she first appeared on Food Psych (episode #45), why you can't be body-positive and actively pursue weight loss at the same time, how the history of the body-positive movement left it open for misinterpretation, why fat acceptance and body liberation are better terms for what we really want than body positivity, how people with thin privilege can help the movement for fat liberation (and how that helps *everyone*), how her relationship with sex has changed as a result of some big changes in her life, why "The American Dream" can be so oppressive and why stepping out of it has been so liberating for her, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help those who are ready to break up with diet culture, and she started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. 

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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West
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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West

Lindy West, author of the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, shares how she became a fat-acceptance activist, the roles that feminism and body-positive imagery played in helping her reject diet culture, her experience of finding love in a larger body, how thin allies to the fat-acceptance movement can help, how she's improved her relationship with food and what she's still working on, and lots more! Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father and was half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. She was named one of “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com. Find her online at LindyWest.net, and pick up her book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman wherever books are sold. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell
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#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell

Food blogger and fellow anti-diet dietitian Kylie Mitchell shares how she overcame dieting, disordered eating, and compulsive exercise; why she wanted to start a food blog that celebrates food and eschews the orthorexic messages of other "wellness" blogs; the insidious ways in which diet culture is woven into the fabric of how we talk about food and health; why non-diet approaches like Health at Every Size and intuitive eating are important for *everyone* of *every* body size; how she improved her relationship with movement and let go of compulsive exercise; what the transition from an eating disorder into intuitive eating looks like; and lots more! Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health. She is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.comimmaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food and their body. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over-share on Instagram. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych 

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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks
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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks

Body-positive dietitian Sumner Brooks shares why she started bingeing at a young age, how she finally healed her relationship with food through intuitive eating, how diet culture convinces us we're "not good enough," why emotional eating is related to restriction, why it's so important (and difficult) to accept and honor your hunger, how conventional nutrition education leads us astray, and lots more! Sumner Brooks is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and a Certified Intuitive Eating counselor. She's the producer of the EDRDpro Symposium for professionals, She's also the co-author of the non-diet guidebook Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating, a short 4 hour-read for women of all ages based on the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Sumner also works at a gastroenterology specialty clinic in Portland, Oregon where she utilizes a non-diet approach to treat patients struggling with digestive concerns and eating disorders. Out of the office she's found soaking up time with her 2 year old daughter and getting outdoors in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sign up for her EDRDpro Symposium for webinars with 15 experts on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (including Christy!). This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum

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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown
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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Tracy Brown shares how tuning in to her body's wisdom and practicing intuitive eating helped her recover from years of dieting and disordered eating, how she started down the path to becoming a dietitian, why she dove into practicing from a Health at Every Size paradigm early in her career, and lots more. She also leads us in a special meditation for helping reconnect to your body! Tracy Brown is a somatic nutrition therapist, registered dietitian, and attuned eating coach in private practice providing in-person, phone and online counseling since 2006. Tracy works with people on a soul level because she believes not wanting to be in the body is a way of protecting oneself, so her work is about nourishing the nervous system to feel safe enough to feel emotion and actually heal. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children, as well as issues related to overextending the body, including adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, PCOS and gut health. Tracy routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered-eating-related talks throughout Florida, including at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL; Flager College; and Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft Myers. She is also the guest Nutrition Therapist for Feast, an online intuitive eating program run by past Food Psych guest Rachel Cole. Tracy has appeared on many podcasts discussing topics including intuitive eating, trauma healing, positive body image, and recovery. She believes that healing food and weight concerns is really about deciding to embrace our humanity in the diverse and amazing bodies we have. Living and feeling fully with courage and being dedicated to the fullest expression of who we are is the point. Learn more about Tracy and her work at TracyBrownRD.com. This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout
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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout

Fellow body-positive podcaster and coach Katie Dalebout joins me to celebrate Food Psych's 4-year anniversary! We discuss how Katie's first appearance in episode 34 changed the direction of the podcast, how her recovery from orthorexia led her toward Health at Every Size and away from her original wellness-focused business, how she discovered her interests and passions beyond food and health, why it's so important to consider potential triggers when telling your recovery story, how to share responsibly on social media, and lots more!

Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s a contributor to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and MindBodyGreen, and in 2013 launched the weekly podcast Let It Out (formerly The Wellness Wonderland), which attracted wellness and lifestyle celebrities such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and Joe Cross in its first few episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House, 2016). She helps people develop a positive body image by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality, and she’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self-awareness. Find her online at KatieDalebout.com.

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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz
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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz

Religious scholar and journalist Alan Levinovitz discusses how diet culture is like a religion, why so much modern nutrition advice is dangerous, why we need to think critically about restrictive eating practices, how suspicion of Western medicine can lead people to believe in harmful "miracle cures," why the "nocebo effect" is causing people to unnecessarily demonize particular foods, and lots more. Alan Levinovitz received his PhD in religion from the University of Chicago where he specialized in classical Chinese thought. He is now assistant professor of religious studies at James Madison University, where he teaches classes on religion, Chinese philosophy, and the connection between religion and medicine. His journalism focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and culture, and has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, Vox, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. Find him at James Madison University and on Twitter at @AlanLevinovitz. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon
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#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon

Fellow body-positive RDs Rebecca Scritchfield and Julie Duffy Dillon return for a special episode in honor of NEDA Week and National Nutrition Month! We discuss our new joint campaign #ChangeTheGame, why the nutrition field often plays right into diet culture, why we need to stop prescribing one thing to people with diagnosed eating disorders and another thing to the rest of the population, how dieting messes with your mind, and lots more! Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body positive, diet free, and health promoting podcast Love, Food where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food. Julie received her BS in Nutrition from Ohio University and MS in Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a registered and licensed dietitian in North Carolina, she founded BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy a group practice passionate about helping individuals and families recover from eating disorders and PCOS. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD), she also supervises dietitians to be eating disorder specialists. Don't miss Julie's previous appearance on Food Psych!   Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at RebeccaScritchfield.com, get her book at BodyKindnessBook.com, and don't miss her previous episode of Food Psych! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland
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#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Fiona Sutherland shares how early experiences helped her develop empathy for people struggling with weight stigma, why she almost quit dietetics and how she ultimately found her way to the anti-diet movement, why we need to take pleasure in food, how she's working to bring the Health at Every Size approach into training for dietitians, and lots more! Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist from Melbourne, Australia. She is Director of Body Positive Australia & The Mindful Dietitian, specialising in Mindful Eating, Eating Disorders, eating behaviour and body image from a Health At Every Size and Non Diet Approach. She is also a Sports Dietitian, consulting for The Australian Ballet. Fiona is passionate about supporting people & communities heal their relationship with food and body, and is an advocate for bringing Non Diet Approach training into Universities throughout Australia. Find her at themindfuldietitian.com.au and bodypositiveaustralia.com.au. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk
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#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk

Body-positive dietitian Jennifer McGurk shares her history of body shame and disordered eating, her journey to recovery, how her career evolved alongside her own relationship with food, why she's fighting to make Health at Every Size training part of the academic requirements for dietitians and other healthcare professionals, how pregnancy changed her relationship with her body, and lots more! Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY. She leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel fabulous about food!” As a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Jennifer combines her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviors, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health. She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians. Jennifer has created the business Pursuing Private Practice, along with authoring a book series of the same name, to help other healthcare professionals reach their goal of owning their own business. Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business was released in January 2016, and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business was released in April 2016. She is working on an e-course that will be out April 2017. Find her online at EatWithKnowledge.com or PursuingPrivatePractice.com, and be sure to sign her HAES petition! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished
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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished

Psychotherapist and HAES activist Hilary Kinavey shares her history of chronic dieting, the role of feminism in her recovery, how she helps her kids develop a healthy relationship with food, how romantic relationships affected her body image, why there need to be more body-positive role models for navigating aging and body changes throughout life, and lots more! Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and cofounder of Be Nourished, LLC. Her work encourages movement toward a radically compassionate model of healing to address internalized body shame and associated patterns of chronic dieting and disordered eating. She is the co-creator of Body Trust™ Wellness, a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator-candidate, and a transformational workshop leader. Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, and body respect in health care communities, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster
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#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster

Body-positive photography coach Vivienne McMaster shares the joy she took in food as a child, how she got pulled into diet culture in adolescence, how food shame manifested at her family dinner table, how she used self-portraiture to heal her relationship with her body, why certain types of photos can be more harmful than helpful in recovery, and lots more! Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, workshop leader and positive body image advocate from Vancouver, Canada. She who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and The Huffington Post. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she's now on a mission share these tools and help folks choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time. You can more about her at beyourownbeloved.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance
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#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance

Body image coach and registered nurse Sarah Vance shares how competitive bodybuilding triggered a disordered relationship with food and fitness, why getting praise for her looks and "healthy lifestyle" only led to unhappiness and pain, how she finally made peace with food and her body, why she now takes a Health at Every Size approach in her nursing practice, why body positivity is really a social justice movement, and lots more! Sarah is a body image coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and founder of the Breaking Boundaries program. Through her writing, speaking, or personalized one on one coaching - she helps women all over the world ditch the diet mentality, body-hate, perfection, and self doubt while helping them cultivate a positive body image, self-love, and confidence to show up in the world as their most authentic self while knowing that who they are is enough. Find her online at SarahVance.com, and grab your free taste of freedom HERE. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier
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#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier

Intuitive eating coach Daxle Collier shares how food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how a series of health problems led her down the path of restrictive dieting, how she got back in touch with her intuition, why perfectionism around food is so destructive, and lots more. Daxle Collier is an intuitive eating coach who helps people heal their relationship with food and create an authentic self-care practice. She offers remote coaching, online courses, and local San Francisco Bay Area workshops. Daxle blogs about intuitive eating, mindful eating, self-care, joyful movement, stress reduction, and the process of change. Her work is rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and the HAES principles. She holds a masters in health education with specialization in nutrition from John F. Kennedy University, and has also completed Intuitive Eating Counselor Certification, Training and Supervision with Evelyn Tribole and Coach Training with Linda Bark of Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. You can find her courses Intuitive Eating: Fix Your Relationship with Food and Mindful Eating on the Udemy online learning platform. Follow Daxle at DaxleCollier.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy
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#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy

Yoga teacher and body-positive activist Dianne Bondy shares how a body-shaming father led her to develop an eating disorder in childhood and adolescence, how yoga helped in her recovery, why the yoga industry needs to be more welcoming of all bodies, why body positivity is a social justice issue, and lots more! Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, People and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Find her onilne at DianneBondyYoga.com and YogaSteya.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
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#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Anti-diet coach Anne-Sophie Reinhardt shares why she turned to food for comfort in childhood, how she quickly spiraled from dieting to an eating disorder in adolescence, why "willpower" isn't actually a good thing, how she discovered the body-positive movement and healed her relationship with food, why trauma is such a trigger for disordered eating behaviors, and lots more. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt is an anti-diet coach and body confidence expert who wants you to know one thing: your weight does NOT determine your worth. A firm believer that you don’t (and shouldn’t) have to wait to start living because of your weight, Anne-Sophie works with women around the globe to help them escape diet prison and make eating fun again (because life is a lot more delicious when food doesn’t rule your life). Now a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Martha Beck Life Coach, Anne-Sophie struggled with disordered eating, yo-yo dieting and bingeing and purging for over 14 years. After a serious health scare, Anne-Sophie entered recovery and launched her own recovery-focused blog, later named one of the Best 25 Personal Growth Blogs 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Since then, she’s helped countless clients write new rules around food, self love, body image and life in general and has shared her revolutionary anti-diet message in top publications like She Takes on the World, Tiny Buddha and Huffington Post. And when Anne-Sophie’s not helping clients fall madly in love with their own bodies (and lives) you’ll likely find her enjoying her own by devouring a delicious book, swimming with adorable her son, savoring a massive ice cream cone (sans guilt) or (most likely) catching up on old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Join her Escape Diet Prison Tribe at annesophie.us/tribe and her free Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/foodbodyself. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield
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#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield shares how her family's identity as "emotional eaters" led to their embrace of diet culture, how childhood poverty and food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how she finally discovered the anti-diet movement after starting to work as a dietitian, how she developed the idea for her new book, Body Kindness, why the concept of kindness is so essential in relating to your body, why weight loss isn't a path to health, and lots more! Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, www.RD4BC.com, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at rebeccascritchfield.com, and get her book for 25% off from 12/27-1/31 at workman.com/products/body-kindness using offer code KIND.

RDs and RDs-to-be, be sure to sign the HAES petition that Christy mentions in the episode!   To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych  Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course   How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck
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#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck

Body-positive dietitian Emily Fonnesbeck shares how her family helped her develop a healthy relationship with food in childhood, why that went awry and led her down the path to orthorexia, how she overcame her disordered eating and discovered Health at Every Size, why she thinks elimination diets and food-sensitivity testing are dangerous for most people, and lots more. Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian and owns her own private practice in southern Utah. Her nutrition passion consists of helping individuals free themselves from diets, food anxiety, poor body image and obsessive exercise. She has a non-diet, weight-neutral, client-centered approach to help people make peace with food and their bodies. Find her online at EmilyFonnesbeck.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman
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#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Jonah Soolman discusses how being an athletic kid and being restricted from sugar led to a troubled relationship with food, how he learned to trust his body to guide his eating and exercise choices, why food insecurity can lead to a "clean-plate club" mentality, why it's essential for health professionals to adopt the principles of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating, and lots more! Jonah Soolman is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and cardiometabolic conditions using a HAES perspective. He and his wife, Joanne, co-own Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC, a private practice where they offer individualized nutrition counseling, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Most commonly, Jonah works with people who have tried numerous diets and are sick of seeing their weight temporarily drop only to inevitably rebound. Fed up with failing diets and being at war with food and their bodies, they come to Jonah because he offers the antithesis. By taking the focus off of weight and rules, he helps them to form a new and more peaceful relationship with food based on satisfaction, flexibility, and health. When Jonah is not working, he enjoys getting outside and moving his body. In addition to time spent playing NCAA tennis, his proudest athletic achievements include riding his bicycle from Seattle to Boston for charity, running up Mount Washington on four separate occasions, and rebounding from multiple back surgeries to finish the Newport Marathon. Find him online at soolmannutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole
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#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole

Body image coach Rachel Cole shares why we lose touch with our bodies in times of distress, how to start coming back into embodiment, why the 2016 election has caused so much pain for people struggling with food and body issues, how she recovered from eating disorders and embraced body positivity, why feminism and social justice are so integral to making peace with food, and lots more! Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Find her online at RachelWCole.com, and read her full blog post, "Stay." To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans
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#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans

Fellow body-positive dietitian Marci Evans shares how she developed a healthy relationship with food in childhood, when it started to go awry, why it's so important that eating-disorder specialists NOT also try to sell weight loss, why some people feel "addicted" to food, what the science actually says about so-called food addiction, and lots more. 

Marci Anderson Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting.

By combining her passion for food, nutrition, and fitness her goal is to take help each of her clients find a healthy and happy relationship with food and exercise. She works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or those interested in intuitive eating counseling.

Marci has two professional passions. The first is empowering individuals to find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. The second is teaching and supervising dietitians on how to effectively counsel people with eating disorders. Marci finds great satisfaction in utilizing a psychologically informed approach to counseling and feels grateful for a career that helps her to learn and grow every day. 

Find Marci online at MarciRD.com, and learn more about her online training for dietitians

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch
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#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch

Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch shares her history of emotional eating as a child, how going on a diet in her 20s triggered an eating disorder, why studying nutrition science and becoming a dietitian helped her recover, how she got the idea to write an anti-diet book, why satisfaction is so central to intuitive eating, how to raise kids as intuitive eaters, and lots more! Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD has been in private practice in Beverly Hills as a Nutrition Therapist for 34 years, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and preventative nutrition. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating (St. Martin's Press, 1995, 1996, 2003, third edition--2012), and is the co-author of Intuitive Eating, audio version, 2009 (Sounds True). She has published journal articles and does regular speaking engagements and extensive press, radio, and internet interviews. She is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from the diet mentality through the Intuitive Eating process. Elyse's philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with your internal wisdom about eating. This is the wisdom with which you were born but from which you have become distracted. A reconnection with your intuitive wisdom will help you develop a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and your body. Elyse’s work has been profiled on CNN, KABC, NBC, AP Press, and KTTV television. She is a certified child and adolescent obesity expert, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, and a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She was also the treatment team nutritionist on the Eating Disorder Unit at Beverly Hills Medical Center. Find her online at ElyseResch.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear
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#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear

Therapist and yoga teacher Lauren Ezell Minear shares why embodiment is so important to healing from trauma, how feminism and yoga helped her recover from an eating disorder, how she's learned to listen to her bodies cues for movement and rest, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an aspect of her story publicly for the first time. Lauren Ezell Minear is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the treatment of eating and body image problems from a feminist relational perspective grounded in mindfulness-based interventions. Lauren also offers integrative body image workshops and yoga therapy for anxiety, depression, exercise compulsion, and traumatic stress. She is the creator of InBodied Yoga, a body positive method of movement as self-care. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman
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#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Joanne Soolman shares how weight stigma manifested in her family, how she overcame body shame and discovered Health at Every Size, how she handles having a sister who's a prominent Weight Watchers leader, and lots more! Joanne Levy Soolman, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and co-owner of Soolman Nutrition and Wellness, LLC located in Wellesley, MA. She and her husband Jonah, who is also a registered dietitian, provide outpatient nutrition counseling services for those in southeastern New England. Joanne got her BA in Psychology from Brown University and her MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College. Joanne specializes in nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to being a professional member of the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, she is a proud member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, promoting the principles of Health at Every Size®.

Check out Joanne's blog post about her sister being Oprah's personal Weight Watchers consultant (TW: mentions numbers), and find her on her website at SoolmanNutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished
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#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished

Dana Sturtevant, HAES dietitian and co-founder of the Be Nourished wellness center in Portland, OR, shares how her desire to be thinner manifested as a child, how a vegetarian friend introduced her to the idea of nutrition, how she began her career as a dietitian in the traditional "weight management" paradigm, what drew her to the Health at Every Size approach, and lots more! Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian specializing in Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating. She is the cofounder of Be Nourished, a revolutionary business helping people heal body dissatisfaction and reclaim body trust. Dana loves incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion practices into her work. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post. Find her online at benourished.org. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The Embodied Practitioner Retreat on 11/6 The No More Weighting e-course The Be Nourished Training Institute for wellness professionals My Refinery29 article about vegetarianism and intuitive eating Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Appetites by Caroline Knapp Brene Brown's work  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler
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#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler

Fellow anti-diet health and wellness coach Melissa Toler shares how she began dieting and fighting against her body, what led her to give up the fight and embrace body positivity, why she no longer sells weight loss (and what that means for her business), and lots more! Melissa Toler is non-diet, weight-neutral health and wellness coach, speaker and writer. Her goal is to help women connect the dots between our culture's ridiculous beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so they can learn a new set of skills. Melissa uses her background as a pharmacist, a certified health & wellness coach, and her 25-year history with dieting in her work. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. Find her online at MelissaToler.com, and check out the blog post we discussed, "Why I Stopped Selling Weight Loss."  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course!  How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke returns! We discuss the #1 reason why people engage in emotional eating and bingeing, why reclaiming your right to eat emotionally might be a key to healing your relationship with food, why recommendations for weight loss are scientifically unsound, how the effort to control our food can transfer to other areas of life after eating disorder recovery, why meditation and spiritual practice is lifelong work, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women "stop feeling crazy around food." After struggling with binge eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Listen to Isabel's previous episode of Food Psych (Episode #36: Food Sanity) to hear more about her story of recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and how she discovered body positivity, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole
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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD--co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook--discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more!

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at EvelynTribole.com, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen
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#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen

Actor, food blogger, and body-image activist Lynn Chen shares how getting teased in childhood led her to develop binge eating disorder, how becoming an actor affected her body image, and lots more.

In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) Lynn is a writer, most recently published in LA Weekly. Find her on her blogs or at LynnChen.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project
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#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project

Kelsey Miller (Big Girl, Refinery29's Anti-Diet Project) returns to discuss The 67 Percent Project, Refinery29's new initiative to increase representation of plus-size bodies to match the actual percentage of American women who are plus-size. She shares why it's so important for people to see larger bodies in the media, how other content creators can get involved with this effort, what's new in her life since the last time she was on the podcast back in May, and more!

This is a special bonus episode in honor of International Podcast Day. We'll return to our regularly scheduled weekly episodes next Tuesday! 

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

For show notes and to learn more about our guest, head to our website: christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau
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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau

Psychotherapist and fellow podcaster Megan Bruneau shares her story of eating disorder recovery, learning to love her body, dealing with trauma, taking big risks in life, and lots more! PLUS, we're going weekly again--tune in next week for another new episode!!

Megan Bruneau is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and podcast host. She has a master’s in counseling psychology, a bachelor’s in psychology and family studies, and has worked in the fitness, yoga, and nutrition industries. After years of perfectionism-fueled depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, she discovered how to like herself, take risks, and find success without beating herself up to get there. She writes about how to develop a relationship with yourself where you motivate from love rather than fear, experience authentic happiness, and give yourself permission to follow your dreams and make it big! Find her on her blog, One Shrink's Perspective, and check out her writing and podcast for Forbes!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian
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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian

Season 4 premiere! Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian and food behavior expert Julie Duffy Dillon, RD shares how she managed to escape dieting and body shame growing up, how fertility issues in adulthood challenged her body image, and lots more!

Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body-positive, diet free, and health-promoting podcast Love, Food, where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen
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#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen

Body Image Coach Summer Innanen shares her history of weight obsession, how she finally came to terms with her disordered eating, why she gave up her career as a nutritionist to become a body-positivity professional, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! We'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, but check back here on September 13 for our Season 4 premiere! 

Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in Body Image and Confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms. Grab her free body confidence makeover mini-course to start making peace with your body!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall
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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall

Body-positive dietitian Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, shares how she achieved her decades-long recovery from eating disorders, why she gravitated toward Health at Every Size and intuitive eating in her work, how she teaches clients to change their thoughts about their bodies, and lots more! 

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, using her personal and professional experience to give hope to women that overcoming eating and weight struggles is possible. 

Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat for healthy weight and well-being that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has produced a body of work that reflects her desire to help women move away from restrictive notions of food and health. She has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson

Writer and therapist Akirah Robinson shares the experiences that led her to diet for the first time, why she started on the path to intuitive eating, what it's like to be married to a chef, and lots more!

Akirah Robinson is a licensed social worker who helps women heal their hearts and deepen their self-worth. As a relationship writer, her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she recently released her first book, Respected: How One Word Can Change More Than Just Your Love Life. Learn more about Akirah and her work at AkirahRobinson.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores
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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Aaron Flores, RDN, shares his experience of adolescent body image woes, an early career focused on weight loss, breaking free from diet culture and making the shift to intuitive eating, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an exciting announcement about the podcast!

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the owner of Balance Variety and Moderation RDN in Calabasas, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the Veterans Administration, where he started one of the first Binge Eating Disorder groups for Veterans. His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. Along with the work in his private practice, he also blogs and hosts a podcast, Dietitians Unplugged

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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer
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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer

Christy talks with psychologist and pediatric eating disorders expert Kelsey Latimer, PhD. about ways to prevent eating disorders in children, how to heal families affected by eating disorders, why it's so important to include body positivity in eating disorder prevention and treatment, and lots more! 

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Plano and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She works in all levels of care, including inpatient and partial hospitalization and leads the intensive outpatient program. Her research is focused on eating disorder prevention and intervention, and clinical outcomes of eating disorder programs.

Dr. Latimer has presented at over 40 regional/national/international conferences on topics of eating disorder treatment, body image and supervision/training. She has also been featured as a media expert source on Fox 4, Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Gurze Books Newsletter, Brit & Co, and Yahoo Style. Find her on Twitter @DrKelseyLatimer, and learn more about her program at childrens.com/eatingdisorders. 

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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard
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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard

Christy talks with food writer and culinary pro Hannah Howard about how her career has helped in her recovery from an eating disorder, why the support of a community is so important in developing a healthy relationship with food, and lots more!

Hannah Howard is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a hot line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She writes about delicious things for a living, appears in food videos, teaches cheese and cooking classes, and hosts culinary events. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, is forthcoming with Little A in 2018.

Her work has been featured in VICE, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, AMEX OPEN forum, Serious Eats, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, refinery29, SELF and Cheese Connoisseur. She mentors women recovering from eating disorders on building a happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. Hannah lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find her online at washedrinds.com.

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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison
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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison

Christy discusses why self-compassion and self-care are so important for a healthy relationship with food, answers a listener question about how to eat intuitively while managing a food allergy, and shares some bonus content from her new online intuitive eating course! 

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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe

Christy talks with Amie Roe, a psychotherapist and improv comedy performer, about diet culture, getting in touch with your body, and how using your intuition about food spills over into everything else in life.

Amie Roe is an improviser, therapist, and highly expressive face based in New York, NY. Her work is inspired by her experience as a performer, her training as a trauma therapist, and her commitment to sex positivity and social justice. She studied at Haverford College and received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples/relationships, and families in both community organizations and private practice. Check out her website, and catch her on stage at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe
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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe

In our live episode (co-hosted with Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland Radio and author of Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling), we talked with FOUR amazing guests about body positivity, eating disorder recovery, and lots more: Kelsey Miller (Refinery29 staff writer, author of Big Girl, and a previous Food Psych guest); Caroline Dooner (comedian, body-image coach, and also a previous podcast guest); CeCe Olisa (writer and founder of the body-positive lifestyle blog Plus Size Princess); and Amie Roe (psychotherapist and improv comedian at the Magnet Theater in NYC). 

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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach
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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach

Christy talks with Simi Botic, a corporate attorney turned body-positive health coach, who shares the fascinating story about her journey from body negativity to disordered eating and finally to recovery—and the massive career change that followed. We discuss the myths equating weight loss with happiness, the perils of external validation, and lots more.

Simi is obsessed with coffee, beach vacations, & the 90s. A corporate attorney turned intuitive eating health coach, she now works with women privately & through Finally Free. Simi helps women learn to nourish & nurture their bodies + lives, so they can live FULLY! Get instant access to her free three-part Breaking Up With Binges video series here & hang with her at SimiBotic.com or @simibotic for more.

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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain
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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain (Dances with Fat, body-positive speaker, writer, and dancer) shares how she repaired her relationship to food after a long period of dieting, how we can improve healthcare for people in larger bodies, why diet culture and weight stigma are much more harmful to your health than being fat, and lots more.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the Models of Pride Conference.

She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, a columnist for Ms. Fit Magazine, serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently appears as a topic expert on television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs, and in her free time she is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay
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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay

Writers Ama Scriver and Kirthan Aujlay discuss the intersections of food, fat, and feminism, why it's important to be part of a body-positive community, how to handle online trolls, how to push back against weight stigma and diet culture, and lots more! 

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder, and activist based in Toronto. She is a full-time writer for several publications and used to run and manage the blog Fat Girl Food Squad. She has deep feelings for coffee, trashy reality television, and the art of drag. Find her online at AmaScriver.com.

Kirthan Aujlay is a freelance writer and the founder of Fat Death Femme, a lifestyle website that focuses on women’s issues, body positivity, death acceptance, and pop culture. Follow Fat Death Femme on Twitter at @fatdeathfemmeco and on Instagram @fatdeathfemme.

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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers
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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers

This week marks three years that we've been making the podcast! To celebrate, Christy talks with her colleague and mentor Melainie Rogers, founder of Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. Melainie shares how growing up in a farming family influenced her relationship to food, how she developed and recovered from an eating disorder, why she began sharing her recovery story with clients, and lots more. Plus hear how the podcast and Melainie helped change the course of Christy's career! 

Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group. Melainie is a nationally recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED).

Melainie is the co-creator of the Reframing Recovery treatment model, uniquely designed to treat clients suffering from BED. Among her many affiliations, Melainie Rogers is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and an Executive Board Member of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). She is also an IAEDP Approved Supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others. Find her on Twitter @MelainieRogers and online at Balancedtx.com.

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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani
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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani

Special bonus episode for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016! Writer and body image activist Nicole Rohr Stephani (http://www.mybodyboop.com) shares how childhood teasing contributed to her development of an eating disorder, how treatment and a serendipitous relationship with a food professional helped her recover, why she started a website devoted to body image recovery, and lots more! 

Nicole Rohr Stephani is the founder of Body Boop, an eating disorder recovery blog and events organization that donates 10% of all proceeds back to eating disorder research and treatment. You can learn more at mybodyboop.com or e-mail Nicole anytime at mybodyboop@gmail.com.

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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond
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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond

Christy talks with Jessica Raymond, founder of Recovery Warriors, about her chaotic relationship to food in childhood, how she overcame an eating disorder, why she started working to revolutionize treatment for others, and lots more.

Jessica Raymond is the founder and director of Recovery Warriors. When she is not dreaming up her vision of the ultimate recovery platform, working on the Rise Up + Recover app, or hosting The Recovery Warrior Show, she can be found surfing the lovely beaches of San Diego or hanging out in a park with her dog. Jessica holds her MS in Marine Geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a BS in Earth Sciences from UCSD. Find her online at RecoveryWarriors.com.

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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman
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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman

Writer Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table, CNN, Hi Anxiety) discusses mental illness in the food industry, how anxiety and depression have influenced her eating, how she's learned to cope with the physical demands of writing about food for a living, and lots more.

Kat is the Editor at Large and former Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. She recently founded Chefs with Issues, a website devoted to sharing stories and providing resources to people in the food industry who struggle with issues including depression, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.

Previously Kat was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series, and was a writer and editor for CNN Living. She covers food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings, and dogs. Mostly food, though. She was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but she didn’t win. She also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but she sure as heck did win in 2011.

Her memoir, Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, is being published in May of 2016 by Dey Street Books, and is available for pre-order now. 

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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole
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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole

Author and life coach Chris Cole shares his troubled history with dieting, how mental illness and substance abuse tied into his relationship to his body, how he's helping his sons become intuitive eaters, and lots more.

Chris Cole has authored a memoir of his personal journey through mental illness and addiction, titled The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness. He is a life coach for folks in recovery from any number of mood, addiction, or behavioral issues. Visit thebodyofchris.com for the book, coaching sessions, and links to social media.

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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller
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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller

Writer Kelsey Miller (Big Girl; The Anti-Diet Project) discusses her long history of dieting and body shame, what made her finally give up the fight to lose weight, how discovering intuitive eating changed her life, what it was like to write a book about that process, and lots more!

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. In the last three years, she was named one of The Huffington Post’s Body Image Heroes and took top honors at both the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards and the Digiday Publishing Awards. Her work has been featured in Time, xoJane, Women's Health, and more. She has been featured on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and MSNBC.   Kelsey graduated from Boston University with a BS in Film & Television and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza
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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza

Recovery coach Alicia Melgoza explains how she developed an unhealthy relationship to exercise and eating at a difficult time in her childhood, and shares the self-compassion practices that helped her recover.

Alicia Melgoza, MSW, MA, founder and creator of Taking Healthy Back™, is a Health Nut + Fitness Junkie Recovery Coach. Through her private coaching practice, she helps both men and women break free from "clean" eating and exercise obsession (i.e. what she calls hell-thy) and put the ‘life’ back into their healthy lifestyles. Her teachings are grounded in research-based principles from multidisciplinary fields, including Health At Every Size, intuitive eating, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Alicia is shaking things up with her mission to redefine healthy beyond flat abs, squats and veggies. She knows from personal experience that you can have the so-called 'perfect' body, exercise religiously and eat clean to a T and be very unhealthy. That's why she takes a radically unconventional approach to healthy living that isn't about having a tight ass but about living a tight-ass life! Her passion for this mission and work is driven by her conviction that we've all got much more important shit to do with our lives than obsess over calories and cellulite. Poverty, inequality and injustice are all pressing issues that'll never get solved if we're fixated on food and our physical appearance.

Alicia holds Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and International Human Rights from the University of Denver. Her work has been featured on popular healthy living websites such as Mind Body Green and Get Healthy U. Find Alicia on her website at aliciamelgoza.com

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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston
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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Glenys Oyston, RD, joins us to discuss how pursuing weight loss made her miserable, how she learned to pursue nutrition for its own sake instead, why she's on a mission to help other people break free from diet culture and body shame, and lots more.

Glenys Oyston is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian. She believes people's relationships to food are more important than the individual foods they choose—and that we should forget about focusing on weight loss. Find her on her blog, Dare to Not Diet, and on Twitter @glenysoRD

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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner
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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner

Comedian, actor, and body-image coach Caroline Dooner shares how she overcame her food issues and learned to love her body, AND she sings some funny songs about it! This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the People's Improv Theater in New York City.

Caroline Dooner is an actress, singer, writer, comedian, and body-image coach who founded The Fuck It Diet. She lives in New York City (and sometimes Philadelphia). Find her online at CarolineDooner.com and TheFuckItDiet.com.

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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins
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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins

Fellow podcaster Kaila Prins (Finding Our Hunger) joins us to discuss why having an identity as a "healthy" eater kept her from getting help for her eating disorder, and how she finally started down the path to recovery.

Kaila Prins is a certified health and wellness coach and the host of Finding Our Hunger, a podcast about eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. She has recovered from 13 years of anorexia, orthorexia, EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), and exercise addiction, and now helps others to recover through her podcast, blog, coaching, and freelance writing. Find her on Twitter @performingwoman

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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown
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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown

Author Harriet Brown (Body of Truth) discusses how she overcame her longtime struggles with body shame and weight stigma, how her daughter's anorexia changed her relationship with food, why she became a vocal proponent of the Health At Every Size movement, how to fight back against diet culture, and lots more.

Harriet Brown is a professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has nearly 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. She's worked at magazines including Redbook and New York Woman, and writes for many national publications including The New York Times MagazineO MagazineVoguePsychology TodayPrevention, and Parenting

Her most recent book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, has been hailed as "a must-read for anyone ready to start shaking this fat = bad, thin = good obsession" (Bustle). Her previous book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia, won a "Books for a Better Life" award in 2011. Brown also edited the anthology Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image. Find her online at HarrietBrown.com.

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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar
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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar

Activist and author Virgie Tovar joins us to discuss why she gave up the battle to lose weight and started focusing on loving her body exactly as it is. We talk about fat acceptance, body positivity, smashing diet culture, embracing feminism, Instagramming your food, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master's degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide. Find her online at VirgieTovar.com and on Twitter @virgietovar.

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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley
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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley

Christy talks with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder and CEO of Curvy Yoga, about why she ended her long history of dieting, how yoga helped her heal her relationship to food and her body, and lots more! 

Anna is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every size, age and ability — in six different countries, on three different continents, as well as in over 40 of the United States.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Author of Permission to Curve: Inspiring Poses for Curvy Yogis & Their Teachers, and co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World ReportSouthern LivingVogue ItaliaYoga InternationalYoga Journal, CrazySexyLife and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online at CurvyYoga.com.

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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello
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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello

Christy talks with the fabulous Melissa A. Fabello, a body acceptance and eating disorder activist and the managing editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa shares what led her to develop an eating disorder in her early 20s, and why feminism played an important role in her recovery. 

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research interest is in how the onset of an eating disorder affects psychosexual development. You can contact her through her website and follow her on TwitterTumblr, and Facebook.

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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon
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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon

Season 3 premiere! Christy talks with Linda Bacon, a leading researcher in the field of weight science and the author of the groundbreaking anti-diet book Health at Every Size. Linda shares her personal struggles with weight and dieting, how she overcame them and developed a healthy relationship with food and her body, and how you can get off the diet roller-coaster, too.

Linda Bacon, PhD, is a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural underpinnings of weight control. She is currently a Health Professor at City College of San Francisco and an Associate Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis. An internationally recognized authority on weight and health, Dr. Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Her recently released book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, is a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health. Find her online at LindaBacon.org.

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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating
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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating

In our season finale, Christy talks with psychologist Joy Jacobs about her history of anorexia and binge eating, the role of readiness and meal planning in her recovery, the science of eating disorders, and lots more!   

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Maudsley family-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Maudsley family-based treatment nationwide and internationally. Find her online at DrJoyJacobs.com.

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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon
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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon

Christy talks with Maddy Moon, a health coach and fellow podcaster who had a past life as a fitness model. Maddy shares her story of how fitness and bodybuilding competitions led her into disordered eating, and how she was eventually able to develop a healthier relationship to food, exercise, and her body. 

Madelyn Moon once had a body that took the place of relationships, mental health, satiation, relationships, sleep, food, her period, relationships, her metabolism, happiness, RELATIONSHIPS, and anything else that is actually important in life. She shares how she stopped obsessing over food and began to live her life in her podcast, Mind Body Musings. Find her there, and on Twitter @MindBodyMusings

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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy
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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy

Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the dessert blog Cake Spy, discusses her struggle with anorexia and how writing about food has helped set her on the road to recovery.

A writer, illustrator, and baker, Jessie was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com.

Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living from the site, as well as through various illustration and writing projects. She has written two books, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (2011) and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts (2013).

She has also made a number of TV appearances and has recently been enjoying success as a teacher of children's baking classes. Find her at cakespy.com

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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin
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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin

In this episode we talk with two guests who used yoga in their own recovery from eating disorders and are now working to help others heal. Nutrition therapist and yoga instructor Anastasia Nevin discusses her history with food and why she believes healing has to involve connecting to your body. Then, yoga instructor and author Sarahjoy Marsh shares her painful eating disorder history and how she first stumbled upon yoga.     

Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC. Anastasia works to incorporate mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to appreciate their bodies. Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with honors in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, and since then has worked in both outpatient and eating disorder treatment program settings. Most recently she served as Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Monte Nido's EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York). Anastasia sees clients individually and runs therapeutic groups at Body Connection LLC, helping each come up with a plan for living their own life with mind, body and soul. Anastasia also teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes around NYC and at her beloved home studio Laughing Lotus. She is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga, and uses more subtle therapeutic techniques to incorporate body-centered healing into her holistic approach. Find her at anastasia-health.com.

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those who suffer. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200hr and 500hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Her forthcoming book Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Find her at sarahjoyyoga.com.

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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout
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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout

Fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland returns to interview Christy about navigating relationships after recovery from an eating disorder, avoiding the pitfalls of codependency, and lots more! 

In her previous appearance on Food Psych, Katie discussed her own journey from orthorexia to true wellness. As a speaker, holistic lifecoach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose.

Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch
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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch

Our guest Michelle Fetsch is the founder of Women Enough, an organization that works with women to improve their body image. Michelle shares how she developed an eating disorder at an early age, why she finally reached a breaking point with her negative body image, and how her relationship to food has improved. 

A teen runaway at 15, turned corporate America girl at age 19, and later founder of the first and annually largest TEDxWomen event on the planet- her superpower is believing in, standing for and creating space for all women to rise.

She combines her superpowers of believing and achieving in a way that gives women permission to take on their dreams. Her intuitive expertise in branding combined with her relentless promotion skills support women in having successful, supported and celebrated launches. Find her at womenenough.com and on Twitter @Women_Enough

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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout
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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout

Writer and fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland shares how her obsession with clean eating turned into an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa, how she started on her journey toward recovery, and lots more.

Katie wants to live in a world where true wellness is embraced by everyone. As a speaker, holistic life coach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr
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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr

Comedian Chrissie Mayr discusses family food habits, why she hated her body and dieted constantly in college, how she finally stopped obsessing about food and her weight, and more!

Chrissie performs at many NYC comedy clubs but her favorites are The Stand and Gotham Comedy Club. She hosts COMEDY at STONEWALL every month at the legendary Stonewall Inn. She recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in SquirrelCode, a web series parody of MTV’s hit show GirlCode. Chrissie is featured in the Eater.com web series “We Love Food.” TV Credits include The Wendy Williams Show, What Not To Wear and The Travel Channel. She appeared at the 2013 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta as well as the Cape Fear and Women In Comedy Festivals. She wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show “Hope” which enjoyed a 5-week run at the Magnet Theater during 2009-2010. 

Find her on Twitter @ChrissieMayr and online at ChrissieMayr.Tumblr.com.

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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner
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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner

Season 2 premiere! Food Psych is back, but this season we're taking a more leisurely approach, posting new episodes roughly once a month. This episode we talk with journalist Jane Lerner about how she developed an impressively healthy relationship to food, the business of food writing, the difficulties of dating as a "food person," and lots more.

Jane Lerner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the organizer of BK Swappers, a food-swap barter event. Since moving to NYC from San Francisco in 2002, and with a particular interest in music, food, travel and culture, Jane has worked as the assistant to Madonna's publicist; helped launch the Smorgasburg food market; acted as the copy chief for the Daily Note, the newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013; and contributed to, fact-checked and/or copy edited for publications such as New York, Bon Appetit, NY Post, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Print. She is currently the editor of Front & Center, the official blog of Rockefeller Center.

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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity
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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity

New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-positive movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in September of 2016; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #68: Beating the Restrict-Binge Cycle with Summer Innanen
  • #66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
  • #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
  • #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic
  • #36: Food Sanity with Isabel Foxen Duke

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#31: Life of Pie
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#31: Life of Pie

Season finale! Actor and vocal coach Casey Erin Clark discusses church potlucks, her love of pie, how she maintained a healthy body image after a college theater director told her to lose weight, the connections between self-expression and balanced eating habits, and lots more. Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for news about a Food Psych live show later this summer! Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or weight/body issues.

#30: Culinary Comedy
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#30: Culinary Comedy

Comedian and chef Greg Brown shares a ton of fun food-psych stories, including how he got a group of female professional cyclists to stop their disordered eating habits, why he doesn't want to be thought of as a balanced eater, how working in a restaurant nearly killed him (for real), and lots more. Lots of laughs in this one!     

#29: Sizing Up
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#29: Sizing Up

Actor Lulu Fogarty discusses the food and body image issues she encountered while working in Taipei, her first and only gig as a plus-size model, how she stayed sane about eating during times of weight gain and loss, and more. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.  

#28: Seen and Heard
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#28: Seen and Heard

Photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache
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#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; and the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other. 

#26: Seders and Stroganoff
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#26: Seders and Stroganoff

We're back! In honor of Passover, we talk with food/nutrition editor Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.

#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS
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#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS

We're about to go on a two-week break, but before we do, check out this bonus episode with more from historian Jude Webre on food, class, and Southern cuisine! Plus, a listener shares her recent history of disordered eating, and Christy drops some science about processed food.

#25: Culinary Class
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#25: Culinary Class

This week we talk food and class (the socioeconomic kind) with Yahoo Food features editor Alex Van Buren and Columbia University History PhD candidate Jude Webre. Jude discusses his culinary upbringing in a poor Cajun family, and how his relationship to food changed when his father became a restaurant critic. Alex shares her journey from being a picky eater in a middle-class Irish-American family to becoming a food writer in New York City, where she's expected to know the finer points of foie gras and other fancy food.    

#24: Halfiversary
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#24: Halfiversary

In our first-ever recap episode, we take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best moments in the first six months of Food Psych. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.

#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus
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#23.5: The Need to Feed Bonus

Chef James B. Simpkins is back to discuss the traumatic childhood experience that shaped who he would become in the kitchen and in life. Hear last week's full episode with James and comedian Nate Starkey at http://foodpsychpod.com.  

#23: The Need to Feed
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#23: The Need to Feed

Comedian Nate Starkey and chef James Simpkins discuss what it means to feed people, why they thrive on playing host, how cooking helps balance their personalities, and lots more.  

#22: Order and Disorder
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#22: Order and Disorder

Journalist Rebecca Flint Marx returns to discuss pescetarianism, food journalism, her brief period of disordered eating, and lots more.

#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens
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#21: Love in the Time of Collard Greens

Christy and four guests share stories of the relationship between food and love in their lives. Comedian Jackie Kashian tells of her now-husband wooing her with chicken; food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor discusses her go-to heartbreak food; comedian Nate Starkey reflects on the role cooking plays in his relationship with his wife; and journalist and culinary-school graduate Rebecca Flint Marx shares the ups and downs of dating men who don't cook. 

#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating
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#20: Bacon-Wrapped Dating

Christy talks with fellow food podcaster Leiti Hsu about the role food plays in their dating lives, why men should act like quinoa, when not to compromise, and lots more!

#19: Chicken Issues
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#19: Chicken Issues

Comedian Jackie Kashian (Comedy Central, Conan, The Dork Forest podcast) has a real chicken tooth. Hear why she wants to eat all the chicken, how she dealt with her family's fat-phobia, and lots more!    

#16: The Pleasure Principle
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#16: The Pleasure Principle

Christy talks to food/travel writer Marisa Robertson-Textor and author Allison Adato (Smart Chefs Stay Slim) about why taking pleasure in food often leads to better health than worrying about nutritional content.   

#124: How to Let Go of Weight-Loss Efforts & Embrace Intuitive Eating with Amber Karnes
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#124: How to Let Go of Weight-Loss Efforts & Embrace Intuitive Eating with Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga joins us to talk about her journey from disordered eating to intuitive eating, embracing a Health at Every Size mentality, why accessible yoga is a social justice issue, why community is an such an important part of this anti-diet work, the process of mourning the thin ideal and embracing internal growth regardless of body size, how the visibility and representation of larger bodies influenced her own body image, and so much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to train for a career helping other people heal from diet culture.

Amber Karnes is a ruckus maker, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, creator of Body Positive Yoga, and a lifelong student of her body. In Amber’s retreats, classes and workshops, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their body type. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. She serves on the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and seeks to further the message of inclusivity, self-acceptance, consent, agency, body positivity, and accessibility for all on and off the mat. She blogs at bodypositiveyoga.com.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, come join us at christyharrison.com/course.

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#123: How to Accept Your Body and Yourself with Corissa Enneking
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#123: How to Accept Your Body and Yourself with Corissa Enneking

Blogger and activist Corissa Enneking of Fatgirlflow joins to talk about learning to like yourself and your body, the current state of plus-size fashion, the impact of mental-health struggles on eating behavior, healthism and its various forms, the long and winding road to recovery, fatphobia in the medical community, her experience in the body-positive blogosphere, the value in just getting through each day, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about eating intuitively on a budget.

Corissa is a body-positive blogger, activist, and plus size lifestyle expert from the Midwest. She is the creator of Fatgirlflow.com, a lifestyle blog that aims to celebrate our lives and our bodies as we are right now.

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This episode is brought to you by MM Lafleur, which is now offering plus sizes! Learn more at MMBento.com.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool
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#122: How Anger Can Help in Diet Recovery and Body Acceptance with Carmen Cool

Anti-diet psychotherapist Carmen Cool joins us to discuss embracing anger against diet culture and the patriarchy, how to give yourself permission to engage in health-promoting behaviors for non-diet reasons, why intersectional feminism was so integral to her eating disorder recovery, the perceived hierarchy of disordered eating behaviors, her experience training health professionals in a weight-inclusive model, the social determinants of health and issues of access, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about dealing with nighttime binges.

Carmen Cool is a psychotherapist, educator, speaker, and a cupcake connoisseur. In addition to being a therapist for 17 years, she has started and run a nonprofit, created youth programs, and speaks internationally on Health At Every Size ®, feminism and eating disorders, and weight stigma.

Her work is focused on dismantling diet culture, healing our relationship to food and body, and supporting the next generation of body positive leaders. She is the immediate past Board President of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, was named “Most Inspiring Individual” in Boulder, Colorado and was the recipient of the Excellence in Eating Disorder Advocacy Award in Washington, DC.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, come join us at christyharrison.com/course.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois
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#121: The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois

Cultural historian Emily Contois joins us to talk about the history of diet culture, how women's political power increased the pressure on women and femmes to restrict their eating, the need for an intersectional approach to healthcare and food access, the religious undertones to our food behavior, gender roles in food, the body-image issues that men face in an industrialized patriarchal society, "dude food," and so much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about intuitive eating in recovery from a restrictive eating disorder.

Emily Contois is the author of more than 20 academic articles, chapters, and reviews. Her dissertation, "The Dudification of Diet: Food Masculinities in Twenty-First-Century America," examines how media representations of food, cooking, and dieting construct and negotiate what it means to be "a real man" in the United States today. Her research has been referenced in The Huffington Post, Salon, The Globe and Mail, and NPR, among others. As a food writer, she has contributed to the Providence Journal, Nursing Clio, and Zester Daily.

Born in Australia and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, Emily spent a bit over a decade training in classical ballet before turning her attention to the study of food, health, and identities in American culture. Emily holds three master’s degrees—an MA in American Studies from Brown University, an MPH focused in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she was a three-time recipient of the Julia Child Award. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University, where she teaches courses in food studies, American studies, and gender studies.

Prior to her current research and teaching, Emily worked in the field of worksite wellness for five years. She now lives in Providence with her husband, Chris, and their rescue pup, Raven.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :)

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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie
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#120: Secrets to Intuitive Eating & Life Beyond Dieting with Lindsey Averill of Fattitude the Movie

Lindsey Averill, writer, activist, and film maker, comes on the show this week to discuss the release of her new movie, “Fattitude,” how she found intuitive eating and discovered body acceptance, the issue of weight discrimination and size bias in media and the medical community, her work in body image, the problem with mainstream body positivity, and more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about binge eating and navigating trigger foods in recovery.

Lindsey Averill is many things - a film maker, an academic, a writer, an activist, an aspiring novelist, a sake and sushi lover, a notorious trashy television watcher, an odd beauty secret keeper, an amazing dancer... really, the list is endless.

Lindsey completed her M.F.A in Writing from Emerson College and is A.B.D in the Comparative Studies Ph.D. Program at Florida Atlantic University. The focus of Lindsey’s research is feminism, fat civil rights and the representation of fat bodies in popular culture. Since 2005 Lindsey has worked as a college professor teaching women’s studies, literature and writing courses.

In her spare time, Lindsey writes stuff for lots of cool media outlets, like CNN, xojane, Time.com, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Refinery29, Bustle and the up and coming women’s lifestyle magazine, Muses and Visionaries. Lindsey’s also written academic stuff where she speaks to feminism – or a lack there of in young adult novels – like Twilight and the Hunger Games.

Basically, Lindsey is one of those public intellectual types, who has dedicated her life to ending the hateful relationships people have with their bodies and changing the national conversation about body image so that it focuses on effect the very real issues of bias and systemic prejudice.

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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain
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#119: How to Fight Back Against Weight Stigma with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain, the fabulous fat-acceptance activist, writer, and speaker, returns to dig into the dangers of weight loss surgery, navigating the healthcare system as a fat person, the problem with the current weight science and fatphobia within the medical community, why weight loss interventions can’t coexist with eating disorder recovery programs, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with a friend who might have an issue with overexercise and body control.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the New England/New York College Health Association. She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, editor of the Praeger Anthology "The Politics of Size," serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently gives expert commentary on radio, television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She is an ACE Certified Health Coach, champion dancer and marathoner. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs and is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#118: How to Stop Fighting Food & Your Body with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is back! The anti-diet coach and emotional eating expert returns for the THIRD time to share more about why we fight food and how to stop, why Isabel wants to destigmatize emotional eating, the problems with healthism, how the human desire for control runs deep within many of our decisions, how to handle triggers as a recovered person, her exploration of diet literature dating back to the 60s, her continued efforts to unpack her own privilege and social biases as a professional in the field of food and body image, and so much more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eating disorder recovery. Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop fighting food. After struggling with binge-eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge-eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body, were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge-eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her work. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "7STRATEGIES" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go :) Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard
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#117: How to Practice Health at Every Size with Deb Burgard

This week we’re talking with Deb Burgard, one of the founders of the Health at Every Size movement. The psychotherapist, author and activist discusses weight stigma in the healthcare system, pursuing joyful movement, size oppression and the exclusion of fat bodies from eating disorder treatment, her discovery of fat activism and feminism, how to find joy and healing, and much more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to keep yourself nourished in a stressful work situation.

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED, specializes in body image, eating, sexuality, health, and relationship concerns. She has helped bring into the world the Health at Every Size model, the www.BodyPositive.com website, Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women, and numerous book chapters and research articles. An activist and an internationally known speaker trying to change the forces that create oppression and barriers to health, she trains clinicians to integrate social justice concerns into their treatment models. She can be spotted at conferences hula hooping, and dancing in the pool, as her overarching goal is to bring back recess for all.

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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein
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#116: Self-Care and Diet Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

Fellow intuitive eating coach and non-diet dietitian Jenna Hollenstein discusses food as self-care, why people fall into disordered eating and alcoholism as coping mechanisms, the connection between dieting and religion, how to tolerate discomfort, the role of diet culture in keeping social progress for happening, how to set boundaries and limits, how to practice self-compassion, and a whole lot more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to teach and practice fitness from a Health at Every Size perspective!

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State and a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University. She's a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, an Open Heart Project meditation guide, and a meditation guide in the Shambhala tradition.

She co-teaches the Open Heart Project Meditation Instructor Training, an intensive 9-week online course to teach dietitians, therapists, coaches, and yoga teachers how to establish their own meditation practice and then to share the technique responsibly and skillfully with their clients, patients, and students.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction. She is currently writing a book about how Buddhist teachings and meditation can change the way we relate to food, eating, and our bodies.

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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello
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#115: Anti-Diet Beauty and Sexuality with Melissa A. Fabello

Melissa Fabello returns! The activist and scholar shares why dieting and restriction reduce our sex drive, how beauty can be reimagined and reclaimed, how the need for affection and intimacy differs from the need for sex, what "skin hunger" is all about, why the Netflix movie To the Bone is so problematic and triggering, how she navigates complex issues in feminism, and a whole lot more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how co-occurring mental-health issues can affect people's hunger and fullness cues.

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research focuses on how women with anorexia nervosa experience skin hunger. You can contact her through her website (melissafabello.com) and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @fyeahmfabello.

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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams
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#114: How to Smash Diet Culture with Self-Compassion with Louise Adams

Psychologist and author Louise Adams discusses why the Health at Every Size approach is essential in treating disordered eating, the problems with the "obesity epidemic" rhetoric, how trauma and body neglect shaped her relationship with food at a young age, why self-compassion is an essential antidote to shame, how to move from a deprivation mindset to an intuitive mindset with unconditional permission to eat, how to set firm and compassionate boundaries, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle feeling like you need to lose weight to manage a health condition, and how to stop judging yourself for eating "too much."

Louise is an Australian clinical psychologist, author, podcaster, trainer, and speaker. She owns Treat Yourself Well Sydney, a specialist psychology clinic for weight-inclusive health and wellbeing. Louise founded UNTRAPPED, an online diet-recovery program, and hosts the All Fired Up podcast, where she meets with experts from around the world to debrief, rage, and unpack the (often misguided) messages we’re given about weight, food, exercise, and health.

Louise has a special interest and expertise in weight struggles, eating disorders, and body image. Her practice is rooted in the HAES principles of equitable support for people of all shapes and sizes. Louise’s life goal is to dismantle the prison of diet culture and emancipate people to appreciate compassionate, joyful, relaxed relationships with food, movement, and their bodies.

Louise has published two books. The Non-Diet Approach Guidebook for Psychologists and Counsellors (2014, co-authored with Fiona Willer, APD) is a manual for health professionals. Her latest book, Mindful Moments (2016) is for the general public, a practical guide to applying self-compassion for people who are time poor.

Louise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the Clinical College of the APS, and treasurer of HAES Australia.

In addition to everything else, Louise runs non-diet training workshops for other health professionals. She regularly speaks to the media on all issues health related, and has experience on radio, print and television. Read more about Louise at www.untrapped.com.au.

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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor
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#113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love & Social Justice with Sonya Renee Taylor

Writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor joins us to discuss why we need more radical body love in the world, how to deal with weight gain and weight stigma while learning intuitive eating, what mainstream body positivity gets wrong, why understanding oppression and intersecting identities is the key to creating a world that's *truly* body-positive, how to navigate diet culture as a body-acceptance activist, how to begin to untangle internalized oppression, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell the difference between self-care and orthorexic thinking.

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. TBINAA.com reaches over 1 million people each month in 140 countries with their articles and content focused on the intersection of bodies, personal transformation and social justice. Sonya is also an International award winning Performance Poet, Activist, speaker, and transformational leader whose work continues to have global reach. She has appeared across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands. Sonya and her work has been seen, heard and read on HBO, BET, MTV, TV One, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, The New York Times, New York Magazine, MSNBC.com, Today.com, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia, Shape.com, Ms. Magazine and many more. She has shared stages with such luminaries as Carrie Mae Weems, Theaster Gates, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Hilary Rodham Clinton, the late Amiri Baraka and numerous others. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally. Visit her at thebodyisnotanapology.com and sonya-renee.com.

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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker
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#112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker

Jes Baker, body-liberation activist and author of the book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, discusses her continuing process of recovery from trauma related to food, eating, and fatphobia; why talking about trauma is so important; why she uses the term "body liberation" instead of "body positivity" or "fat acceptance"; why we need to have more nuanced conversations about people's body-liberation journeys instead of reflexively shunning celebrities who've had weight-loss surgery; how the experience of being "small-fat" differs from the experience of being in a larger fat body; why the mainstreaming of body positivity has been so problematic; and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about starting movement again after a history of compulsive exercise.

Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

She preaches the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Find her online at themilitantbaker.com, and check out her article on Lisa Frank BoPo

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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour
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#111: How to Reignite Your Creative Spark & Recover from Disordered Eating with Maggie Ritnour

Art therapist and Health at Every Size counselor Maggie Ritnour shares how she was introduced to body comparisons and disordered eating in the dance world, how depression and grief led her to restrict her eating, how art and writing helped get her through that difficult period, why art therapy is an important tool in recovery from disordered eating, how it feels to find our authentic voice, how to embrace our imperfections and face our fears, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about how to best voice your disagreement with fatphobic content in the media.

Maggie Ritnour is licensed mental health counselor and licensed creative arts therapist. She began studying art in high school, and then received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She obtained her masters of psychology from Antioch University Seattle in 2009. She has experience using art as therapy in work with children, adolescents and adults in hospital settings since 2000.

Maggie is a humanistic therapist who approaches her clients using a multi-cultural framework and trauma-informed lens. She is wholeheartedly committed to the Health At Every Size philosophy. She believes when people get in touch with their own creative voice they often find therapy in the confidence of learning a new language, the ability to speak with their art and listen with their eyes.

Maggie is also a certified Irish dance teacher; she loves to teach and dance as much as possible. She incorporates her knowledge of body movement with her therapeutic understanding of people. Maggie is passionate about using art and mindful body awareness in her work and life. Find her online at rootsarttherapy.nyc.

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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund
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#110: How to Heal from Food Shame & Learn Intuitive Eating with Casey Berglund

Yoga teacher and fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Casey Berglund shares how she overcame restriction and food shame, how she went from having an intuitive relationship with food as a child to trying to manipulate her body size, why yoga was exactly what she needed to break through perfectionism, why she started thinking outside the box in her career, why it's dangerous to approach intuitive eating with a diet mentality, how to navigate diet culture as a professional in the body-acceptance field, and lots more. PLUS, Christy shares some insider insight into nutrition journalism, and answers a listener question about how to handle when a doctor tells you to lose weight "for your health."

Casey Berglund is a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, and media spokesperson who believes all people deserve to feel free in their relationship with food and confident in their bodies, so they have more energy for the important things in life. She owns Worthy and Well Inc., where she inspires smart and soulful women to ditch the all-or-none and eat for fuel, flavour, and fun. Get involved by claiming your free 15-minute Yoga Intro video and checking out Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living at worthyandwell.com

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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney
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#109: Body Acceptance and Disability with Anna Sweeney

Fellow Health at Every Size RD Anna Sweeney shares how having a disability has affected her relationship with food and her body, how she's come to terms with the identity of being a disabled person, why anti-diet work is about social justice and equality for *all* bodies (not just those that are considered socially acceptable), why having a loved one with an eating disorder can bring up conflicting emotions, how diet culture permeates mainstream healthcare including eating disorder treatment, and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about the early stages of intuitive eating!

Anna Sweeney, MS, RD, LDN, CEDRD is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, who provides nutrition care using a non-diet, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size paradigm. Anna is an expert in providing care for individuals struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image concerns. Over the last decade, she has served in a supervisory role at multiple eating disorder treatment centers, and currently holds the position of National Director of Nutrition Services for Monte Nido.

Anna is also the owner of Whole Life Nutrition Counseling in Concord, MA, where she works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or an interest in intuitive eating. Anna is passionate about nutrition, balance and wellness and works to empower her clients to trust their own body wisdom. Find her online at WholeLifeRD.com.

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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak
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#108: The Roots of the Body-Positive Movement with Connie Sobczak

Body-image activist Connie Sobczak joins us to discuss recovering from diet culture and body dissatisfaction, her role in creating the concept of body positivity and how HAES and fat acceptance were integrated from the start, the pluses and minuses of the current body-positive movement, why calling it "body neutrality" might work better for some people, why BMI is BS, the beauty ideal and aging, and lots more!

Connie Sobczak is a mentor, writer, educator, and award-winning video producer. Her experience with an eating disorder in her teen years and the death of her sister Stephanie inspired her life’s work to create a world where all people are free to love their bodies. In 1996, Connie brought her vision to life when she created The Body Positive with Elizabeth Scott, LCSW.

Connie is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), a book in which she brings the Be Body Positive Model to life, and skillfully and lovingly reconnects readers to their authenticity and beauty. She is a leader of the movement to prevent eating problems and improve the self-image of youth and adults through her writing, workshops, videos, professional trainings, leadership programs, and speaking engagements.

A California native, Connie currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, Jim. Their daughter, Carmen, is her inspiration and her joy. Find Connie online at TheBodyPositive.org

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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster
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#107: From Disordered Eating to Health at Every Size with Heidi Schauster

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Heidi Schauster shares how she overcame restriction and bingeing, why perfectionism fuels the fire of disordered eating, how intuitive eating leads to a peaceful relationship with food, what health professionals need to know about Health at Every Size, how to overcome self-judgment and speak more kindly to yourself, why the thin ideal is so damaging to people's health, and lots more!

Heidi Schauster, MS, RD, LDN is a nutrition therapist and registered dietitian with 20+ years of experience in the field of disordered eating. She is a nutrition counselor, writer, consultant, and clinical supervisor of other registered dietitians, based in the Greater Boston area. Heidi also publishes a seasonal blog called, "A Nourishing Word." Heidi feels called to assist clients and readers in improving their relationships with food and their bodies. Heidi also has a personal recovery history: she struggled with bulimia, food restriction, and binge-eating in her late teens and early twenties. Now that she is 45 and has been recovered for over two decades, she loves being in her body and in her life. Heidi is passionate about helping others get past obsessions with food, self-criticism, and negative body image. She uses Intuitive Eating principles, a Health-at-Every-Size paradigm, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices in her work. Heidi is also a life-long dancer, and dance has played a role in both her eating disorder history and her healing. Heidi encourages her clients, when they are ready, to discover conscious, mindful movement -- in order to fully embrace the joy of being connected to a well-nourished, well-cared for body and soul. Find her online at anourishingword.com/.

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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo
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#106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo

Writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo shares why she gave up the pursuit of weight loss even though she had "succeeded" at dieting, how she stepped away from the scale and made peace with her size, why body acceptance is a journey and not a destination, how to help kids develop peaceful relationships with their bodies, why worrying about your weight robs you of your life, why we need to stop obsessing about our bodies, how food insecurity affects people's relationships with food, and lots more. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on race, feminism, and other social issues has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on Twitter at @ijeomaoluo, and on her website at IjeomaOluo.com. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Fellow health pros: Sign up for the EDRDpro Symposium to learn about treating disordered eating from 15 experts in the field, including Christy! Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga
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#105: Body-Acceptance Secrets with Jessamyn Stanley - Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley, acclaimed yoga teacher and body-acceptance advocate, joins us to discuss overcoming decades of dieting, healing from oppressive beauty standards, learning to accept her size and stop pursuing weight loss, the "yoga-industrial complex" vs. real yoga, her new book Every Body Yoga, being an Instagram sensation, navigating people's expectations of her as a yoga teacher, and lots more! Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, Lenny Letter, and many others. When she’s not on the road teaching, she lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit her online at JessamynStanley.com, on Twitter @JessNotJazz, and on Facebook at MyNameIsJessamyn. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston
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#104: How to Make Peace with Food & Feelings with Anita Johnston

Psychotherapist and author Anita Johnston shares how learning to feel and honor your feelings can help you heal from food issues, why she had a very unusual relationship with food growing up, how beauty ideals for women have remained oppressive over time even if they change slightly, why being intuitive and able to read people is both a liability and a gift, why it's important to have both boundaries and flexibility, the role of storytelling and metaphor in eating recovery, and lots more! Anita Johnston, Ph.D, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. She is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages, and the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon. Dr. Johnston has been working in the field of women’s issues and eating difficulties for over three decades. She founded the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii in 1982 and the first Eating Disorders IOP in the country, ‘Ai Pono, in Honolulu in 2001. She is currently Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Maui, an Eating Disorders Residential Treatment Program on the island of Maui. She provides online individual consultations, and conducts workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image. Get her free Soul Hunger video series to learn more about her approach. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas
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#103: Social Justice and Racism in the Body-Positive Movement with Gloria Lucas

Body-acceptance activist Gloria Lucas (Nalgona Positivity Pride) shares why she created an organization devoted to helping people of color heal from diet culture, why the traditional medical model of eating disorder recovery didn't work for her, the role of trauma in her disordered eating, how intersectional feminism helped in her healing, why the mainstream body-positive movement isn't meeting the needs of people of color and other marginalized groups, the role of historical trauma in creating and maintaining body shame, and lots more! Gloria is the founder and director of Nalgona Positivity Pride a xicana-indigenous body-positive project that focuses on eating disorders awareness and cultural affirmation. She is a frequent lecturer across the country covering topics such as the connection of historical trauma and disordered eating. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, Univision, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she is an active entrepreneur and eating disorders support group organizer. Find her on Instagram at @nalgonapositivitypride and on Tumblr @nalgonapride.

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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec
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#102: How to Handle Body Changes, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Issues with Lindsay Stenovec

Health at Every Size dietitian Lindsay Stenovec shares why different life stages can be so triggering for food and body issues, how pregnancy and the postpartum period can affect our relationships with food, why we need to prioritize self-care for its own sake, why reflecting on your values and what you want out of life is so important for recovery from dieting and disordered eating, how she came to connect the concept of Health at Every Size with her interpretation of intuitive eating, how to navigate choices about self-presentation within the context of feminism, and lots more! Lindsay Stenovec is an established leader in the field of nutrition for women and families. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA, called Nutrition Instincts®, where she and her associate dietitian provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness and family feeding coaching. Health at Every Size® is integrated into every area of her and her team’s work. In 2015, she founded The Nurtured Mama®, a body positive movement for moms and moms-to-be that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food, one mama at a time. Lindsay is also an adjunct faculty professor for a local San Diego community college, on the Wellness Advisory Panel for a children's food company and speaks regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders and postpartum wellness. Lindsay lives in San Diego with her husband and 2-year old son. Find her online at NutritionInstincts.com.

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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa
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#101: How to Honor Your True Hungers & Find Body Acceptance with Rachel Estapa

Size-acceptance speaker and yoga teacher Rachel Estapa (More to Love®) discusses how being a larger-bodied child led to early experiences of shame and dieting, why a lack of plus-size clothing options exacerbated her body hatred, why diet culture's promise to "fix" us is so alluring, how an acute illness led to an unexpected truce with her body, why rediscovering her loves and desires was essential to her recovery from dieting, how the practice of yoga helped show her the path to liberation, how she's navigating the transition from blogger to coach and teacher, why running a recovery-oriented business can be so challenging, and lots more! Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love®, is a certified life coach, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, writer, speaker and social entrepreneur who educates and supports plus size people on approaches to positive body image and wellness, enabling all bodies to lead more empowered lives. Find her online at MoreToLoveWithRachel.com. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar
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#100: How the Body-Positive Movement Could Do Better with Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar returns for our 100th episode! The inimitable fat-acceptance activist shares what she's been up to in the 2 years since she first appeared on Food Psych (episode #45), why you can't be body-positive and actively pursue weight loss at the same time, how the history of the body-positive movement left it open for misinterpretation, why fat acceptance and body liberation are better terms for what we really want than body positivity, how people with thin privilege can help the movement for fat liberation (and how that helps *everyone*), how her relationship with sex has changed as a result of some big changes in her life, why "The American Dream" can be so oppressive and why stepping out of it has been so liberating for her, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help those who are ready to break up with diet culture, and she started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. 

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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West
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#99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with Lindy West

Lindy West, author of the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, shares how she became a fat-acceptance activist, the roles that feminism and body-positive imagery played in helping her reject diet culture, her experience of finding love in a larger body, how thin allies to the fat-acceptance movement can help, how she's improved her relationship with food and what she's still working on, and lots more! Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for “This American Life” about confronting an Internet troll who impersonated her dead father and was half of the duo who initiated #shoutyourabortion, which landed her on the cover of The New York Times. She was named one of “Internet’s Most Fascinating 2015” by Cosmopolitan.com. Find her online at LindyWest.net, and pick up her book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman wherever books are sold. Grab Christy's new free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell
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#98: How to Rediscover the Joy in Food and Movement with Kylie Mitchell

Food blogger and fellow anti-diet dietitian Kylie Mitchell shares how she overcame dieting, disordered eating, and compulsive exercise; why she wanted to start a food blog that celebrates food and eschews the orthorexic messages of other "wellness" blogs; the insidious ways in which diet culture is woven into the fabric of how we talk about food and health; why non-diet approaches like Health at Every Size and intuitive eating are important for *everyone* of *every* body size; how she improved her relationship with movement and let go of compulsive exercise; what the transition from an eating disorder into intuitive eating looks like; and lots more! Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Public Health. She is the founder of the food/lifestyle blog immaEATthat.comimmaEATthat.com, which she started 6 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food and their body. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and Health at Every Size. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over-share on Instagram. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych 

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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks
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#97: The Life-Changing Magic of Intuitive Eating with Sumner Brooks

Body-positive dietitian Sumner Brooks shares why she started bingeing at a young age, how she finally healed her relationship with food through intuitive eating, how diet culture convinces us we're "not good enough," why emotional eating is related to restriction, why it's so important (and difficult) to accept and honor your hunger, how conventional nutrition education leads us astray, and lots more! Sumner Brooks is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and a Certified Intuitive Eating counselor. She's the producer of the EDRDpro Symposium for professionals, She's also the co-author of the non-diet guidebook Savvy Girl: A Guide to Eating, a short 4 hour-read for women of all ages based on the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Sumner also works at a gastroenterology specialty clinic in Portland, Oregon where she utilizes a non-diet approach to treat patients struggling with digestive concerns and eating disorders. Out of the office she's found soaking up time with her 2 year old daughter and getting outdoors in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sign up for her EDRDpro Symposium for webinars with 15 experts on intuitive eating and Health at Every Size (including Christy!). This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum

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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown
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#96: How to Trust Your Body & Honor Its Wisdom with Tracy Brown

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Tracy Brown shares how tuning in to her body's wisdom and practicing intuitive eating helped her recover from years of dieting and disordered eating, how she started down the path to becoming a dietitian, why she dove into practicing from a Health at Every Size paradigm early in her career, and lots more. She also leads us in a special meditation for helping reconnect to your body! Tracy Brown is a somatic nutrition therapist, registered dietitian, and attuned eating coach in private practice providing in-person, phone and online counseling since 2006. Tracy works with people on a soul level because she believes not wanting to be in the body is a way of protecting oneself, so her work is about nourishing the nervous system to feel safe enough to feel emotion and actually heal. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children, as well as issues related to overextending the body, including adrenal fatigue, hormone issues, PCOS and gut health. Tracy routinely teaches intuitive eating workshops and disordered-eating-related talks throughout Florida, including at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL; Flager College; and Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft Myers. She is also the guest Nutrition Therapist for Feast, an online intuitive eating program run by past Food Psych guest Rachel Cole. Tracy has appeared on many podcasts discussing topics including intuitive eating, trauma healing, positive body image, and recovery. She believes that healing food and weight concerns is really about deciding to embrace our humanity in the diverse and amazing bodies we have. Living and feeling fully with courage and being dedicated to the fullest expression of who we are is the point. Learn more about Tracy and her work at TracyBrownRD.com. This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe, a Fair Trade tea company that's committed to fostering mindfulness, compassion, and community. Check out their delicious teas and great self-care resources at christyharrison.com/plum! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course

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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout
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#95: How to Share Your Anti-Diet Journey & Avoid Triggers with Katie Dalebout

Fellow body-positive podcaster and coach Katie Dalebout joins me to celebrate Food Psych's 4-year anniversary! We discuss how Katie's first appearance in episode 34 changed the direction of the podcast, how her recovery from orthorexia led her toward Health at Every Size and away from her original wellness-focused business, how she discovered her interests and passions beyond food and health, why it's so important to consider potential triggers when telling your recovery story, how to share responsibly on social media, and lots more!

Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s a contributor to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and MindBodyGreen, and in 2013 launched the weekly podcast Let It Out (formerly The Wellness Wonderland), which attracted wellness and lifestyle celebrities such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and Joe Cross in its first few episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House, 2016). She helps people develop a positive body image by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality, and she’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self-awareness. Find her online at KatieDalebout.com.

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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz
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#94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free with Alan Levinovitz

Religious scholar and journalist Alan Levinovitz discusses how diet culture is like a religion, why so much modern nutrition advice is dangerous, why we need to think critically about restrictive eating practices, how suspicion of Western medicine can lead people to believe in harmful "miracle cures," why the "nocebo effect" is causing people to unnecessarily demonize particular foods, and lots more. Alan Levinovitz received his PhD in religion from the University of Chicago where he specialized in classical Chinese thought. He is now assistant professor of religious studies at James Madison University, where he teaches classes on religion, Chinese philosophy, and the connection between religion and medicine. His journalism focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and culture, and has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Washington Post, Slate, Vox, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat. Find him at James Madison University and on Twitter at @AlanLevinovitz. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon
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#93: The Truth about Dieting & Health at Every Size with Rebecca Scritchfield & Julie Duffy Dillon

Fellow body-positive RDs Rebecca Scritchfield and Julie Duffy Dillon return for a special episode in honor of NEDA Week and National Nutrition Month! We discuss our new joint campaign #ChangeTheGame, why the nutrition field often plays right into diet culture, why we need to stop prescribing one thing to people with diagnosed eating disorders and another thing to the rest of the population, how dieting messes with your mind, and lots more! Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body positive, diet free, and health promoting podcast Love, Food where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food. Julie received her BS in Nutrition from Ohio University and MS in Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a registered and licensed dietitian in North Carolina, she founded BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy a group practice passionate about helping individuals and families recover from eating disorders and PCOS. As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDRD), she also supervises dietitians to be eating disorder specialists. Don't miss Julie's previous appearance on Food Psych!   Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at RebeccaScritchfield.com, get her book at BodyKindnessBook.com, and don't miss her previous episode of Food Psych! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland
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#92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Learn Mindful Eating with Non-Diet Dietitian Fiona Sutherland

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Fiona Sutherland shares how early experiences helped her develop empathy for people struggling with weight stigma, why she almost quit dietetics and how she ultimately found her way to the anti-diet movement, why we need to take pleasure in food, how she's working to bring the Health at Every Size approach into training for dietitians, and lots more! Fiona Sutherland is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist from Melbourne, Australia. She is Director of Body Positive Australia & The Mindful Dietitian, specialising in Mindful Eating, Eating Disorders, eating behaviour and body image from a Health At Every Size and Non Diet Approach. She is also a Sports Dietitian, consulting for The Australian Ballet. Fiona is passionate about supporting people & communities heal their relationship with food and body, and is an advocate for bringing Non Diet Approach training into Universities throughout Australia. Find her at themindfuldietitian.com.au and bodypositiveaustralia.com.au. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk
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#91: Becoming an Anti-Diet & HAES Dietitian with Jennifer McGurk

Body-positive dietitian Jennifer McGurk shares her history of body shame and disordered eating, her journey to recovery, how her career evolved alongside her own relationship with food, why she's fighting to make Health at Every Size training part of the academic requirements for dietitians and other healthcare professionals, how pregnancy changed her relationship with her body, and lots more! Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CDE, CEDRD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist whose mission is to help people heal from diets, and find peace and balance with their food choices. She is the owner of Eat With Knowledge in Nyack, NY. She leads a team of dietitians who support the philosophy, “Feel fabulous about food!” As a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian, Jennifer combines her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, psychology, and physiology to help clients understand their eating behaviors, and gain the insight needed to make positive changes for their health. She is an expert in the field of eating disorders and also supervises other Registered Dietitians. Jennifer has created the business Pursuing Private Practice, along with authoring a book series of the same name, to help other healthcare professionals reach their goal of owning their own business. Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Start Your Own Business was released in January 2016, and Pursuing Private Practice: 10 Steps to Grow Your Own Business was released in April 2016. She is working on an e-course that will be out April 2017. Find her online at EatWithKnowledge.com or PursuingPrivatePractice.com, and be sure to sign her HAES petition! Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished
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#90: Raising Kids with Body Trust and Intuitive Eating w/Hilary Kinavey of Be Nourished

Psychotherapist and HAES activist Hilary Kinavey shares her history of chronic dieting, the role of feminism in her recovery, how she helps her kids develop a healthy relationship with food, how romantic relationships affected her body image, why there need to be more body-positive role models for navigating aging and body changes throughout life, and lots more! Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and cofounder of Be Nourished, LLC. Her work encourages movement toward a radically compassionate model of healing to address internalized body shame and associated patterns of chronic dieting and disordered eating. She is the co-creator of Body Trust™ Wellness, a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator-candidate, and a transformational workshop leader. Hilary is a popular speaker on topics such as Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, and body respect in health care communities, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster
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#89: How to Heal Your Body Image with Vivienne McMaster

Body-positive photography coach Vivienne McMaster shares the joy she took in food as a child, how she got pulled into diet culture in adolescence, how food shame manifested at her family dinner table, how she used self-portraiture to heal her relationship with her body, why certain types of photos can be more harmful than helpful in recovery, and lots more! Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, workshop leader and positive body image advocate from Vancouver, Canada. She who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and The Huffington Post. The camera and self-portraiture helped her heal her own negative body image and she's now on a mission share these tools and help folks choose compassion over critique, one photo at a time. You can more about her at beyourownbeloved.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance
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#88: Why "the Perfect Body" & Winning Fitness Competitions Won't Make You Happy with Sarah Vance

Body image coach and registered nurse Sarah Vance shares how competitive bodybuilding triggered a disordered relationship with food and fitness, why getting praise for her looks and "healthy lifestyle" only led to unhappiness and pain, how she finally made peace with food and her body, why she now takes a Health at Every Size approach in her nursing practice, why body positivity is really a social justice movement, and lots more! Sarah is a body image coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and founder of the Breaking Boundaries program. Through her writing, speaking, or personalized one on one coaching - she helps women all over the world ditch the diet mentality, body-hate, perfection, and self doubt while helping them cultivate a positive body image, self-love, and confidence to show up in the world as their most authentic self while knowing that who they are is enough. Find her online at SarahVance.com, and grab your free taste of freedom HERE. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier
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#87: How to Trust Your Intuition about Food with Daxle Collier

Intuitive eating coach Daxle Collier shares how food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how a series of health problems led her down the path of restrictive dieting, how she got back in touch with her intuition, why perfectionism around food is so destructive, and lots more. Daxle Collier is an intuitive eating coach who helps people heal their relationship with food and create an authentic self-care practice. She offers remote coaching, online courses, and local San Francisco Bay Area workshops. Daxle blogs about intuitive eating, mindful eating, self-care, joyful movement, stress reduction, and the process of change. Her work is rooted in mindfulness, self-compassion, and the HAES principles. She holds a masters in health education with specialization in nutrition from John F. Kennedy University, and has also completed Intuitive Eating Counselor Certification, Training and Supervision with Evelyn Tribole and Coach Training with Linda Bark of Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. You can find her courses Intuitive Eating: Fix Your Relationship with Food and Mindful Eating on the Udemy online learning platform. Follow Daxle at DaxleCollier.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy
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#86: Body Positivity and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy

Yoga teacher and body-positive activist Dianne Bondy shares how a body-shaming father led her to develop an eating disorder in childhood and adolescence, how yoga helped in her recovery, why the yoga industry needs to be more welcoming of all bodies, why body positivity is a social justice issue, and lots more! Dianne Bondy is a celebrated yoga teacher, social justice activist and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world – regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Do You Yoga, and Elephant Journal. She is featured and profiled in International media outlets: The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, People and more. She is a spokesperson for diversity in yoga and yoga for larger bodies, as seen in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her work is published in the books Yoga and Body Image, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Find her onilne at DianneBondyYoga.com and YogaSteya.com. Join the new Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world! To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
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#85: How to Escape Diet Prison with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Anti-diet coach Anne-Sophie Reinhardt shares why she turned to food for comfort in childhood, how she quickly spiraled from dieting to an eating disorder in adolescence, why "willpower" isn't actually a good thing, how she discovered the body-positive movement and healed her relationship with food, why trauma is such a trigger for disordered eating behaviors, and lots more. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt is an anti-diet coach and body confidence expert who wants you to know one thing: your weight does NOT determine your worth. A firm believer that you don’t (and shouldn’t) have to wait to start living because of your weight, Anne-Sophie works with women around the globe to help them escape diet prison and make eating fun again (because life is a lot more delicious when food doesn’t rule your life). Now a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Martha Beck Life Coach, Anne-Sophie struggled with disordered eating, yo-yo dieting and bingeing and purging for over 14 years. After a serious health scare, Anne-Sophie entered recovery and launched her own recovery-focused blog, later named one of the Best 25 Personal Growth Blogs 2015 by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Since then, she’s helped countless clients write new rules around food, self love, body image and life in general and has shared her revolutionary anti-diet message in top publications like She Takes on the World, Tiny Buddha and Huffington Post. And when Anne-Sophie’s not helping clients fall madly in love with their own bodies (and lives) you’ll likely find her enjoying her own by devouring a delicious book, swimming with adorable her son, savoring a massive ice cream cone (sans guilt) or (most likely) catching up on old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Join her Escape Diet Prison Tribe at annesophie.us/tribe and her free Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/foodbodyself. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield
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#84: Body Kindness Secrets with Rebecca Scritchfield

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield shares how her family's identity as "emotional eaters" led to their embrace of diet culture, how childhood poverty and food insecurity affected her relationship with food, how she finally discovered the anti-diet movement after starting to work as a dietitian, how she developed the idea for her new book, Body Kindness, why the concept of kindness is so essential in relating to your body, why weight loss isn't a path to health, and lots more! Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health and fitness specialist and author of the book, Body Kindness, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a rousing guide to better health.” Through her weight-neutral mindfulness-based counseling practice, she helps people create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. She is the co-founder of Dietitians for Body Confidence, www.RD4BC.com, a website and free bi-monthly e-mail dedicated to shared learning among dietitians and future RDNs to improve body image in people they serve. Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, Body Kindness podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nation’s Capital. Find her online at rebeccascritchfield.com, and get her book for 25% off from 12/27-1/31 at workman.com/products/body-kindness using offer code KIND.

RDs and RDs-to-be, be sure to sign the HAES petition that Christy mentions in the episode!   To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych  Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course   How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck
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#83: The Truth About Elimination Diets and Orthorexia with Emily Fonnesbeck

Body-positive dietitian Emily Fonnesbeck shares how her family helped her develop a healthy relationship with food in childhood, why that went awry and led her down the path to orthorexia, how she overcame her disordered eating and discovered Health at Every Size, why she thinks elimination diets and food-sensitivity testing are dangerous for most people, and lots more. Emily Fonnesbeck is a Registered Dietitian and owns her own private practice in southern Utah. Her nutrition passion consists of helping individuals free themselves from diets, food anxiety, poor body image and obsessive exercise. She has a non-diet, weight-neutral, client-centered approach to help people make peace with food and their bodies. Find her online at EmilyFonnesbeck.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman
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#82: Intuitive Exercise & Overcoming Deprivation with Jonah Soolman

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Jonah Soolman discusses how being an athletic kid and being restricted from sugar led to a troubled relationship with food, how he learned to trust his body to guide his eating and exercise choices, why food insecurity can lead to a "clean-plate club" mentality, why it's essential for health professionals to adopt the principles of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating, and lots more! Jonah Soolman is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and cardiometabolic conditions using a HAES perspective. He and his wife, Joanne, co-own Soolman Nutrition and Wellness LLC, a private practice where they offer individualized nutrition counseling, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA. Most commonly, Jonah works with people who have tried numerous diets and are sick of seeing their weight temporarily drop only to inevitably rebound. Fed up with failing diets and being at war with food and their bodies, they come to Jonah because he offers the antithesis. By taking the focus off of weight and rules, he helps them to form a new and more peaceful relationship with food based on satisfaction, flexibility, and health. When Jonah is not working, he enjoys getting outside and moving his body. In addition to time spent playing NCAA tennis, his proudest athletic achievements include riding his bicycle from Seattle to Boston for charity, running up Mount Washington on four separate occasions, and rebounding from multiple back surgeries to finish the Newport Marathon. Find him online at soolmannutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole
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#81: How to Honor Your Body and Recover from Disordered Eating with Rachel Cole

Body image coach Rachel Cole shares why we lose touch with our bodies in times of distress, how to start coming back into embodiment, why the 2016 election has caused so much pain for people struggling with food and body issues, how she recovered from eating disorders and embraced body positivity, why feminism and social justice are so integral to making peace with food, and lots more! Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Find her online at RachelWCole.com, and read her full blog post, "Stay." To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans
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#80: The Truth About "Food Addiction" with Marci Evans

Fellow body-positive dietitian Marci Evans shares how she developed a healthy relationship with food in childhood, when it started to go awry, why it's so important that eating-disorder specialists NOT also try to sell weight loss, why some people feel "addicted" to food, what the science actually says about so-called food addiction, and lots more. 

Marci Anderson Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, certified Intuitive Eating Coach, and owner of Marci RD Nutrition Consulting.

By combining her passion for food, nutrition, and fitness her goal is to take help each of her clients find a healthy and happy relationship with food and exercise. She works exclusively with clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, or those interested in intuitive eating counseling.

Marci has two professional passions. The first is empowering individuals to find a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. The second is teaching and supervising dietitians on how to effectively counsel people with eating disorders. Marci finds great satisfaction in utilizing a psychologically informed approach to counseling and feels grateful for a career that helps her to learn and grow every day. 

Find Marci online at MarciRD.com, and learn more about her online training for dietitians

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch
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#79: Intuitive Eating and the Satisfaction Factor with Elyse Resch

Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch shares her history of emotional eating as a child, how going on a diet in her 20s triggered an eating disorder, why studying nutrition science and becoming a dietitian helped her recover, how she got the idea to write an anti-diet book, why satisfaction is so central to intuitive eating, how to raise kids as intuitive eaters, and lots more! Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD has been in private practice in Beverly Hills as a Nutrition Therapist for 34 years, specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and preventative nutrition. She is the co-author of Intuitive Eating (St. Martin's Press, 1995, 1996, 2003, third edition--2012), and is the co-author of Intuitive Eating, audio version, 2009 (Sounds True). She has published journal articles and does regular speaking engagements and extensive press, radio, and internet interviews. She is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from the diet mentality through the Intuitive Eating process. Elyse's philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with your internal wisdom about eating. This is the wisdom with which you were born but from which you have become distracted. A reconnection with your intuitive wisdom will help you develop a healthy and satisfying relationship with food and your body. Elyse’s work has been profiled on CNN, KABC, NBC, AP Press, and KTTV television. She is a certified child and adolescent obesity expert, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, and a Fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She was also the treatment team nutritionist on the Eating Disorder Unit at Beverly Hills Medical Center. Find her online at ElyseResch.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear
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#78: Healing from Trauma & Learning Intuitive Movement with Lauren Ezell Minear

Therapist and yoga teacher Lauren Ezell Minear shares why embodiment is so important to healing from trauma, how feminism and yoga helped her recover from an eating disorder, how she's learned to listen to her bodies cues for movement and rest, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an aspect of her story publicly for the first time. Lauren Ezell Minear is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor with a private practice in New York City. She specializes in the treatment of eating and body image problems from a feminist relational perspective grounded in mindfulness-based interventions. Lauren also offers integrative body image workshops and yoga therapy for anxiety, depression, exercise compulsion, and traumatic stress. She is the creator of InBodied Yoga, a body positive method of movement as self-care. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman
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#77: How to Handle Weight Stigma & Body Shame in the Family with Joanne Soolman

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Joanne Soolman shares how weight stigma manifested in her family, how she overcame body shame and discovered Health at Every Size, how she handles having a sister who's a prominent Weight Watchers leader, and lots more! Joanne Levy Soolman, MS, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian and co-owner of Soolman Nutrition and Wellness, LLC located in Wellesley, MA. She and her husband Jonah, who is also a registered dietitian, provide outpatient nutrition counseling services for those in southeastern New England. Joanne got her BA in Psychology from Brown University and her MS in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College. Joanne specializes in nutrition counseling for individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to being a professional member of the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, she is a proud member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health, promoting the principles of Health at Every Size®.

Check out Joanne's blog post about her sister being Oprah's personal Weight Watchers consultant (TW: mentions numbers), and find her on her website at SoolmanNutrition.com. To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished
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#76: Body Trust and Competent Eating vs. "Healthy" Eating with Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished

Dana Sturtevant, HAES dietitian and co-founder of the Be Nourished wellness center in Portland, OR, shares how her desire to be thinner manifested as a child, how a vegetarian friend introduced her to the idea of nutrition, how she began her career as a dietitian in the traditional "weight management" paradigm, what drew her to the Health at Every Size approach, and lots more! Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, is a trainer, mentor, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and dietitian specializing in Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating. She is the cofounder of Be Nourished, a revolutionary business helping people heal body dissatisfaction and reclaim body trust. Dana loves incorporating mindfulness and self-compassion practices into her work. A member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dana has facilitated more than 300 workshops throughout the United States for health care providers looking to enhance their skills in behavior-change counseling. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post. Find her online at benourished.org. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: The Embodied Practitioner Retreat on 11/6 The No More Weighting e-course The Be Nourished Training Institute for wellness professionals My Refinery29 article about vegetarianism and intuitive eating Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston Appetites by Caroline Knapp Brene Brown's work  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Join Christy's intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz! Don't forget to vote on November 8th!

#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler
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#75: How to Build a Body-Positive Business Without Selling Weight Loss w/Melissa Toler

Fellow anti-diet health and wellness coach Melissa Toler shares how she began dieting and fighting against her body, what led her to give up the fight and embrace body positivity, why she no longer sells weight loss (and what that means for her business), and lots more! Melissa Toler is non-diet, weight-neutral health and wellness coach, speaker and writer. Her goal is to help women connect the dots between our culture's ridiculous beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She helps women unlearn the toxic messages and behaviors from lifelong dieting so they can learn a new set of skills. Melissa uses her background as a pharmacist, a certified health & wellness coach, and her 25-year history with dieting in her work. Melissa gave up the weight loss quest years ago and it was one of the best decisions she's ever made. Find her online at MelissaToler.com, and check out the blog post we discussed, "Why I Stopped Selling Weight Loss."  To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course!  How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke returns! We discuss the #1 reason why people engage in emotional eating and bingeing, why reclaiming your right to eat emotionally might be a key to healing your relationship with food, why recommendations for weight loss are scientifically unsound, how the effort to control our food can transfer to other areas of life after eating disorder recovery, why meditation and spiritual practice is lifelong work, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women "stop feeling crazy around food." After struggling with binge eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Listen to Isabel's previous episode of Food Psych (Episode #36: Food Sanity) to hear more about her story of recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and how she discovered body positivity, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole
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#73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD--co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook--discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more!

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at EvelynTribole.com, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen
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#72: How to Beat Body Shame and Binge Eating with Lynn Chen

Actor, food blogger, and body-image activist Lynn Chen shares how getting teased in childhood led her to develop binge eating disorder, how becoming an actor affected her body image, and lots more.

In 2013, Marie Claire Magazine called Lynn one of The New Change Agents. She is a Spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) as well as Skype's Acting Ambassador. In addition to running two award-winning blogs (The Actor's Diet and Thick Dumpling Skin) Lynn is a writer, most recently published in LA Weekly. Find her on her blogs or at LynnChen.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project
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#71: Bringing Plus-Size Bodies to the Mainstream with Kelsey Miller of Refinery29's 67 Percent Project

Kelsey Miller (Big Girl, Refinery29's Anti-Diet Project) returns to discuss The 67 Percent Project, Refinery29's new initiative to increase representation of plus-size bodies to match the actual percentage of American women who are plus-size. She shares why it's so important for people to see larger bodies in the media, how other content creators can get involved with this effort, what's new in her life since the last time she was on the podcast back in May, and more!

This is a special bonus episode in honor of International Podcast Day. We'll return to our regularly scheduled weekly episodes next Tuesday! 

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

For show notes and to learn more about our guest, head to our website: christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau
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#70: Overcoming the Shame of Disordered Eating with Megan Bruneau

Psychotherapist and fellow podcaster Megan Bruneau shares her story of eating disorder recovery, learning to love her body, dealing with trauma, taking big risks in life, and lots more! PLUS, we're going weekly again--tune in next week for another new episode!!

Megan Bruneau is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and podcast host. She has a master’s in counseling psychology, a bachelor’s in psychology and family studies, and has worked in the fitness, yoga, and nutrition industries. After years of perfectionism-fueled depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, she discovered how to like herself, take risks, and find success without beating herself up to get there. She writes about how to develop a relationship with yourself where you motivate from love rather than fear, experience authentic happiness, and give yourself permission to follow your dreams and make it big! Find her on her blog, One Shrink's Perspective, and check out her writing and podcast for Forbes!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian
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#69: A Healthy Lifelong Relationship with Food w/Julie Duffy Dillon, Health at Every Size Dietitian

Season 4 premiere! Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian and food behavior expert Julie Duffy Dillon, RD shares how she managed to escape dieting and body shame growing up, how fertility issues in adulthood challenged her body image, and lots more!

Julie Duffy Dillon is a food behavior expert who helps people enjoy eating again. Award winning with her progressive approach, Julie was featured in TLC’s documentary My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Julie has an active blog on JulieDillonRD.com and a weekly Food Peace Newsletter. Listen to her weekly body-positive, diet free, and health-promoting podcast Love, Food, where she answers listener letters about their complicated relationship with food.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen
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#68: How to Beat the Restrict-Binge Cycle & Make Peace with Food with Summer Innanen

Body Image Coach Summer Innanen shares her history of weight obsession, how she finally came to terms with her disordered eating, why she gave up her career as a nutritionist to become a body-positivity professional, how to push back against diet culture, and lots more! We'll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks, but check back here on September 13 for our Season 4 premiere! 

Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in Body Image and Confidence. She helps women all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com. She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix: Embrace your body and unleash the fierce confident woman within and is the host of Fearless Rebelle Radio, a podcast dedicated to empowering women to live life on their own terms. Grab her free body confidence makeover mini-course to start making peace with your body!

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall
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#67: Wellness Without Weight Loss & Non-Diet Nutrition with Marsha Hudnall

Body-positive dietitian Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, shares how she achieved her decades-long recovery from eating disorders, why she gravitated toward Health at Every Size and intuitive eating in her work, how she teaches clients to change their thoughts about their bodies, and lots more! 

A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha has been a voice of reason for the last three decades in helping people move away from diets, using her personal and professional experience to give hope to women that overcoming eating and weight struggles is possible. 

Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat for healthy weight and well-being that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has produced a body of work that reflects her desire to help women move away from restrictive notions of food and health. She has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
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#66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson

Writer and therapist Akirah Robinson shares the experiences that led her to diet for the first time, why she started on the path to intuitive eating, what it's like to be married to a chef, and lots more!

Akirah Robinson is a licensed social worker who helps women heal their hearts and deepen their self-worth. As a relationship writer, her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she recently released her first book, Respected: How One Word Can Change More Than Just Your Love Life. Learn more about Akirah and her work at AkirahRobinson.com.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores
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#65: Ditching Diets & Finding Health at Every Size with Aaron Flores

Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Aaron Flores, RDN, shares his experience of adolescent body image woes, an early career focused on weight loss, breaking free from diet culture and making the shift to intuitive eating, and lots more. Plus, Christy shares an exciting announcement about the podcast!

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the owner of Balance Variety and Moderation RDN in Calabasas, California. With nearly 10 years of experience, Aaron has worked with eating disorders in a variety of settings. A large part of his career was spent working at the Veterans Administration, where he started one of the first Binge Eating Disorder groups for Veterans. His main areas of focus are Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® and in his work, Aaron helps individuals learn how to make peace with food and develop body-positive behaviors. Along with the work in his private practice, he also blogs and hosts a podcast, Dietitians Unplugged

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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer
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#64: Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Kids with Kelsey Latimer

Christy talks with psychologist and pediatric eating disorders expert Kelsey Latimer, PhD. about ways to prevent eating disorders in children, how to heal families affected by eating disorders, why it's so important to include body positivity in eating disorder prevention and treatment, and lots more! 

Kelsey M. Latimer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders of Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center Plano and an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She works in all levels of care, including inpatient and partial hospitalization and leads the intensive outpatient program. Her research is focused on eating disorder prevention and intervention, and clinical outcomes of eating disorder programs.

Dr. Latimer has presented at over 40 regional/national/international conferences on topics of eating disorder treatment, body image and supervision/training. She has also been featured as a media expert source on Fox 4, Cosmopolitan.com, The Washington Post, Gurze Books Newsletter, Brit & Co, and Yahoo Style. Find her on Twitter @DrKelseyLatimer, and learn more about her program at childrens.com/eatingdisorders. 

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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard
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#63: Eating Disorder Recovery in the Food Industry with Hannah Howard

Christy talks with food writer and culinary pro Hannah Howard about how her career has helped in her recovery from an eating disorder, why the support of a community is so important in developing a healthy relationship with food, and lots more!

Hannah Howard is a writer and food expert who spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a hot line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She writes about delicious things for a living, appears in food videos, teaches cheese and cooking classes, and hosts culinary events. Her memoir, Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen, is forthcoming with Little A in 2018.

Her work has been featured in VICE, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, AMEX OPEN forum, Serious Eats, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, refinery29, SELF and Cheese Connoisseur. She mentors women recovering from eating disorders on building a happy, healthy relationships with food and themselves. Hannah lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find her online at washedrinds.com.

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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison
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#62: Self-Compassion and Self-Care for a Healthy Relationship with Food with Christy Harrison

Christy discusses why self-compassion and self-care are so important for a healthy relationship with food, answers a listener question about how to eat intuitively while managing a food allergy, and shares some bonus content from her new online intuitive eating course! 

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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
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#61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe

Christy talks with Amie Roe, a psychotherapist and improv comedy performer, about diet culture, getting in touch with your body, and how using your intuition about food spills over into everything else in life.

Amie Roe is an improviser, therapist, and highly expressive face based in New York, NY. Her work is inspired by her experience as a performer, her training as a trauma therapist, and her commitment to sex positivity and social justice. She studied at Haverford College and received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples/relationships, and families in both community organizations and private practice. Check out her website, and catch her on stage at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe
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#60: The Body Positivity Journey - LIVE Episode with Katie Dalebout, CeCe Olisa, Kelsey Miller, Caroline Dooner, and Amie Roe

In our live episode (co-hosted with Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland Radio and author of Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling), we talked with FOUR amazing guests about body positivity, eating disorder recovery, and lots more: Kelsey Miller (Refinery29 staff writer, author of Big Girl, and a previous Food Psych guest); Caroline Dooner (comedian, body-image coach, and also a previous podcast guest); CeCe Olisa (writer and founder of the body-positive lifestyle blog Plus Size Princess); and Amie Roe (psychotherapist and improv comedian at the Magnet Theater in NYC). 

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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach
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#59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach

Christy talks with Simi Botic, a corporate attorney turned body-positive health coach, who shares the fascinating story about her journey from body negativity to disordered eating and finally to recovery—and the massive career change that followed. We discuss the myths equating weight loss with happiness, the perils of external validation, and lots more.

Simi is obsessed with coffee, beach vacations, & the 90s. A corporate attorney turned intuitive eating health coach, she now works with women privately & through Finally Free. Simi helps women learn to nourish & nurture their bodies + lives, so they can live FULLY! Get instant access to her free three-part Breaking Up With Binges video series here & hang with her at SimiBotic.com or @simibotic for more.

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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain
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#58: Body-Positive Healthcare & Fat Acceptance with Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain (Dances with Fat, body-positive speaker, writer, and dancer) shares how she repaired her relationship to food after a long period of dieting, how we can improve healthcare for people in larger bodies, why diet culture and weight stigma are much more harmful to your health than being fat, and lots more.

Ragen Chastain is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of self-esteem, body image, Health at Every Size, and corporate wellness. She is a sought after speaker on the college, corporate, and conference circuits who has set the stage on fire everywhere from Google Headquarters to Cal Tech to the Models of Pride Conference.

She is the author of the blog DanceswithFat.org, the book Fat: The Owner's Manual, a columnist for Ms. Fit Magazine, serves on the Editorial Board for Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, and frequently appears as a topic expert on television and in print. Ragen is a featured interviewee in the documentaries America the Beautiful 2 - The Thin Commandments, and A Stage for Size. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their adorable dogs, and in her free time she is training for her first IRONMAN triathlon.

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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay
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#57: Overcoming Weight Stigma and Rejecting Diet Culture w/Ama Scriver & Kirthan Aujlay

Writers Ama Scriver and Kirthan Aujlay discuss the intersections of food, fat, and feminism, why it's important to be part of a body-positive community, how to handle online trolls, how to push back against weight stigma and diet culture, and lots more! 

Amanda (Ama) Scriver is a passionate storyteller, community builder, and activist based in Toronto. She is a full-time writer for several publications and used to run and manage the blog Fat Girl Food Squad. She has deep feelings for coffee, trashy reality television, and the art of drag. Find her online at AmaScriver.com.

Kirthan Aujlay is a freelance writer and the founder of Fat Death Femme, a lifestyle website that focuses on women’s issues, body positivity, death acceptance, and pop culture. Follow Fat Death Femme on Twitter at @fatdeathfemmeco and on Instagram @fatdeathfemme.

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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers
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#56: Eating Disorder Recovery & Becoming a Recovered Clinician with Melainie Rogers

This week marks three years that we've been making the podcast! To celebrate, Christy talks with her colleague and mentor Melainie Rogers, founder of Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. Melainie shares how growing up in a farming family influenced her relationship to food, how she developed and recovered from an eating disorder, why she began sharing her recovery story with clients, and lots more. Plus hear how the podcast and Melainie helped change the course of Christy's career! 

Melainie Rogers, MS, RD, CEDRD is a registered dietitian and Founder of BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in New York City. BALANCE offers a variety of outpatient programs including a day treatment program, an evening intensive outpatient program, an adolescent program, nutritional counseling, and a men’s group. Melainie is a nationally recognized expert on eating disorders and has spoken at national and international professional conferences on various topics related to the research and treatment of eating disorders. She works extensively to support the eating disorder community and specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorder (BED).

Melainie is the co-creator of the Reframing Recovery treatment model, uniquely designed to treat clients suffering from BED. Among her many affiliations, Melainie Rogers is the founder and recent past president of the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and an Executive Board Member of the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB). She is also an IAEDP Approved Supervisor in the treatment of eating disorders. Melainie has appeared on television and radio including the Today Show, The Early Show, MSNBC, and others. Find her on Twitter @MelainieRogers and online at Balancedtx.com.

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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani
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#55: Eating Disorder Awareness & Body Image Recovery with Nicole Rohr Stephani

Special bonus episode for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016! Writer and body image activist Nicole Rohr Stephani (http://www.mybodyboop.com) shares how childhood teasing contributed to her development of an eating disorder, how treatment and a serendipitous relationship with a food professional helped her recover, why she started a website devoted to body image recovery, and lots more! 

Nicole Rohr Stephani is the founder of Body Boop, an eating disorder recovery blog and events organization that donates 10% of all proceeds back to eating disorder research and treatment. You can learn more at mybodyboop.com or e-mail Nicole anytime at mybodyboop@gmail.com.

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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond
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#54: Becoming an Eating Disorder Recovery Warrior with Jessica Raymond

Christy talks with Jessica Raymond, founder of Recovery Warriors, about her chaotic relationship to food in childhood, how she overcame an eating disorder, why she started working to revolutionize treatment for others, and lots more.

Jessica Raymond is the founder and director of Recovery Warriors. When she is not dreaming up her vision of the ultimate recovery platform, working on the Rise Up + Recover app, or hosting The Recovery Warrior Show, she can be found surfing the lovely beaches of San Diego or hanging out in a park with her dog. Jessica holds her MS in Marine Geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a BS in Earth Sciences from UCSD. Find her online at RecoveryWarriors.com.

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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman
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#53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman

Writer Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table, CNN, Hi Anxiety) discusses mental illness in the food industry, how anxiety and depression have influenced her eating, how she's learned to cope with the physical demands of writing about food for a living, and lots more.

Kat is the Editor at Large and former Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. She recently founded Chefs with Issues, a website devoted to sharing stories and providing resources to people in the food industry who struggle with issues including depression, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.

Previously Kat was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series, and was a writer and editor for CNN Living. She covers food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings, and dogs. Mostly food, though. She was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but she didn’t win. She also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but she sure as heck did win in 2011.

Her memoir, Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, is being published in May of 2016 by Dey Street Books, and is available for pre-order now. 

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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole
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#52: Male Body Image and Intuitive Eating for Kids with Chris Cole

Author and life coach Chris Cole shares his troubled history with dieting, how mental illness and substance abuse tied into his relationship to his body, how he's helping his sons become intuitive eaters, and lots more.

Chris Cole has authored a memoir of his personal journey through mental illness and addiction, titled The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness. He is a life coach for folks in recovery from any number of mood, addiction, or behavioral issues. Visit thebodyofchris.com for the book, coaching sessions, and links to social media.

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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller
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#51: How to Stop Dieting & Gain Body Acceptance with Kelsey Miller

Writer Kelsey Miller (Big Girl; The Anti-Diet Project) discusses her long history of dieting and body shame, what made her finally give up the fight to lose weight, how discovering intuitive eating changed her life, what it was like to write a book about that process, and lots more!

Kelsey Miller is the author of BIG GIRL: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life, and the Senior Features Writer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. She began her career in the film production industry before transitioning to full-time writing, joining Refinery29 in 2012. Soon after, she created The Anti-Diet Project, one of the website's most popular franchises. Kelsey specializes in first-person essays, cultural commentary, humor writing, fitness, food, body image, advice, and feminist issues. In the last three years, she was named one of The Huffington Post’s Body Image Heroes and took top honors at both the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards and the Digiday Publishing Awards. Her work has been featured in Time, xoJane, Women's Health, and more. She has been featured on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and MSNBC.   Kelsey graduated from Boston University with a BS in Film & Television and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com, and buy her book on Amazon

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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza
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#50: Breaking Free from Clean Eating & Fitness Obsession w/Alicia Melgoza

Recovery coach Alicia Melgoza explains how she developed an unhealthy relationship to exercise and eating at a difficult time in her childhood, and shares the self-compassion practices that helped her recover.

Alicia Melgoza, MSW, MA, founder and creator of Taking Healthy Back™, is a Health Nut + Fitness Junkie Recovery Coach. Through her private coaching practice, she helps both men and women break free from "clean" eating and exercise obsession (i.e. what she calls hell-thy) and put the ‘life’ back into their healthy lifestyles. Her teachings are grounded in research-based principles from multidisciplinary fields, including Health At Every Size, intuitive eating, mindfulness, and positive psychology.

Alicia is shaking things up with her mission to redefine healthy beyond flat abs, squats and veggies. She knows from personal experience that you can have the so-called 'perfect' body, exercise religiously and eat clean to a T and be very unhealthy. That's why she takes a radically unconventional approach to healthy living that isn't about having a tight ass but about living a tight-ass life! Her passion for this mission and work is driven by her conviction that we've all got much more important shit to do with our lives than obsess over calories and cellulite. Poverty, inequality and injustice are all pressing issues that'll never get solved if we're fixated on food and our physical appearance.

Alicia holds Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and International Human Rights from the University of Denver. Her work has been featured on popular healthy living websites such as Mind Body Green and Get Healthy U. Find Alicia on her website at aliciamelgoza.com

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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston
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#49: Non-Diet Nutrition at Every Size with Glenys Oyston

Fellow anti-diet dietitian Glenys Oyston, RD, joins us to discuss how pursuing weight loss made her miserable, how she learned to pursue nutrition for its own sake instead, why she's on a mission to help other people break free from diet culture and body shame, and lots more.

Glenys Oyston is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) dietitian. She believes people's relationships to food are more important than the individual foods they choose—and that we should forget about focusing on weight loss. Find her on her blog, Dare to Not Diet, and on Twitter @glenysoRD

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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner
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#48: Saying "F-It" to Diet Culture - LIVE episode with Caroline Dooner

Comedian, actor, and body-image coach Caroline Dooner shares how she overcame her food issues and learned to love her body, AND she sings some funny songs about it! This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the People's Improv Theater in New York City.

Caroline Dooner is an actress, singer, writer, comedian, and body-image coach who founded The Fuck It Diet. She lives in New York City (and sometimes Philadelphia). Find her online at CarolineDooner.com and TheFuckItDiet.com.

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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins
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#47: Orthorexia Recovery & Giving up the "Healthy" Label with Kaila Prins

Fellow podcaster Kaila Prins (Finding Our Hunger) joins us to discuss why having an identity as a "healthy" eater kept her from getting help for her eating disorder, and how she finally started down the path to recovery.

Kaila Prins is a certified health and wellness coach and the host of Finding Our Hunger, a podcast about eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. She has recovered from 13 years of anorexia, orthorexia, EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), and exercise addiction, and now helps others to recover through her podcast, blog, coaching, and freelance writing. Find her on Twitter @performingwoman

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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown
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#46: Conquering Body Shame and Weight Obsession with Harriet Brown

Author Harriet Brown (Body of Truth) discusses how she overcame her longtime struggles with body shame and weight stigma, how her daughter's anorexia changed her relationship with food, why she became a vocal proponent of the Health At Every Size movement, how to fight back against diet culture, and lots more.

Harriet Brown is a professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has nearly 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. She's worked at magazines including Redbook and New York Woman, and writes for many national publications including The New York Times MagazineO MagazineVoguePsychology TodayPrevention, and Parenting

Her most recent book, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It, has been hailed as "a must-read for anyone ready to start shaking this fat = bad, thin = good obsession" (Bustle). Her previous book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia, won a "Books for a Better Life" award in 2011. Brown also edited the anthology Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image. Find her online at HarrietBrown.com.

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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar
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#45: Fat Acceptance & Body Positivity with Virgie Tovar

Activist and author Virgie Tovar joins us to discuss why she gave up the battle to lose weight and started focusing on loving her body exactly as it is. We talk about fat acceptance, body positivity, smashing diet culture, embracing feminism, Instagramming your food, and lots more!

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a plus size style writer for BuzzFeed and the creator of #LoseHateNotWeight. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012). She holds a Master's degree in Human Sexuality with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. After teaching "Female Sexuality" at the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2005, she went onto host "The Virgie Show" (CBS Radio) in San Francisco. She is certified as a sex educator and was voted Best Sex Writer by the Bay Area Guardian in 2008 for her first book. She lives in San Francisco and offers workshops and lectures nationwide. Find her online at VirgieTovar.com and on Twitter @virgietovar.

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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley
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#44: Yoga for Health at Every Size with Anna Guest-Jelley

Christy talks with Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder and CEO of Curvy Yoga, about why she ended her long history of dieting, how yoga helped her heal her relationship to food and her body, and lots more! 

Anna is founder and CEO (Curvy Executive Officer) at Curvy Yoga, a training and inspiration portal offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, a virtual yoga studio and lots of love and support to people of every size, age and ability — in six different countries, on three different continents, as well as in over 40 of the United States.

Anna is a writer, teacher and lifelong champion for women’s empowerment and body acceptance. Author of Permission to Curve: Inspiring Poses for Curvy Yogis & Their Teachers, and co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body (Llewellyn), Anna has been featured online and in print at The Washington Post, xoJane, The Daily Love, MariaShriver.com, US News & World ReportSouthern LivingVogue ItaliaYoga InternationalYoga Journal, CrazySexyLife and more. Visit Curvy Yoga online at CurvyYoga.com.

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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello
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#43: Feminism and Eating Disorder Recovery with Melissa A. Fabello

Christy talks with the fabulous Melissa A. Fabello, a body acceptance and eating disorder activist and the managing editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa shares what led her to develop an eating disorder in her early 20s, and why feminism played an important role in her recovery. 

Melissa A. Fabello is a body acceptance and eating disorder activist, scholar in the field of sexology, and Jurassic Park enthusiast based in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Melissa works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, the largest independent feminist media website in the world, and is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies program, where her research interest is in how the onset of an eating disorder affects psychosexual development. You can contact her through her website and follow her on TwitterTumblr, and Facebook.

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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon
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#42: Health at Every Size with Linda Bacon

Season 3 premiere! Christy talks with Linda Bacon, a leading researcher in the field of weight science and the author of the groundbreaking anti-diet book Health at Every Size. Linda shares her personal struggles with weight and dieting, how she overcame them and developed a healthy relationship with food and her body, and how you can get off the diet roller-coaster, too.

Linda Bacon, PhD, is a scientist whose three graduate degrees, research, and clinical expertise uniquely prepare her to understand and translate the physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural underpinnings of weight control. She is currently a Health Professor at City College of San Francisco and an Associate Nutritionist at the University of California, Davis. An internationally recognized authority on weight and health, Dr. Bacon has published her work in top scientific journals as well as the highly acclaimed bestseller, Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Her recently released book, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Fail to Understand about Weight, is a crash course in what you need to know about bodies and health. Find her online at LindaBacon.org.

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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating
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#41: Eating with Joy - Recovery From Anorexia & Binge Eating

In our season finale, Christy talks with psychologist Joy Jacobs about her history of anorexia and binge eating, the role of readiness and meal planning in her recovery, the science of eating disorders, and lots more!   

Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and published author who provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents, and children with eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder) and weight management concerns. She has trained in multiple treatment modalities, including Maudsley family-based therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Dr. Jacobs is one of the few officially certified providers of Maudsley family-based treatment nationwide and internationally. Find her online at DrJoyJacobs.com.

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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon
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#40: True Fitness - Overcoming Orthorexia with Maddy Moon

Christy talks with Maddy Moon, a health coach and fellow podcaster who had a past life as a fitness model. Maddy shares her story of how fitness and bodybuilding competitions led her into disordered eating, and how she was eventually able to develop a healthier relationship to food, exercise, and her body. 

Madelyn Moon once had a body that took the place of relationships, mental health, satiation, relationships, sleep, food, her period, relationships, her metabolism, happiness, RELATIONSHIPS, and anything else that is actually important in life. She shares how she stopped obsessing over food and began to live her life in her podcast, Mind Body Musings. Find her there, and on Twitter @MindBodyMusings

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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy
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#39: Anorexia Recovery Through Food Writing w/Jessie Oleson Moore of Cake Spy

Jessie Oleson Moore, creator of the dessert blog Cake Spy, discusses her struggle with anorexia and how writing about food has helped set her on the road to recovery.

A writer, illustrator, and baker, Jessie was born and raised on the Jersey Shore. She honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com.

Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living from the site, as well as through various illustration and writing projects. She has written two books, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life (2011) and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts (2013).

She has also made a number of TV appearances and has recently been enjoying success as a teacher of children's baking classes. Find her at cakespy.com

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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin
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#38: Yoga for Eating Disorder Recovery w/Sarahjoy Marsh and Anastasia Nevin

In this episode we talk with two guests who used yoga in their own recovery from eating disorders and are now working to help others heal. Nutrition therapist and yoga instructor Anastasia Nevin discusses her history with food and why she believes healing has to involve connecting to your body. Then, yoga instructor and author Sarahjoy Marsh shares her painful eating disorder history and how she first stumbled upon yoga.     

Anastasia Nevin, MS, RDN, RYT specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC. Anastasia works to incorporate mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to appreciate their bodies. Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with honors in Psychology. She went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition Education at Columbia University, and since then has worked in both outpatient and eating disorder treatment program settings. Most recently she served as Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Monte Nido's EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York). Anastasia sees clients individually and runs therapeutic groups at Body Connection LLC, helping each come up with a plan for living their own life with mind, body and soul. Anastasia also teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes around NYC and at her beloved home studio Laughing Lotus. She is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga, and uses more subtle therapeutic techniques to incorporate body-centered healing into her holistic approach. Find her at anastasia-health.com.

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those who suffer. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200hr and 500hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Her forthcoming book Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Find her at sarahjoyyoga.com.

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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout
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#37: Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery with Katie Dalebout

Fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland returns to interview Christy about navigating relationships after recovery from an eating disorder, avoiding the pitfalls of codependency, and lots more! 

In her previous appearance on Food Psych, Katie discussed her own journey from orthorexia to true wellness. As a speaker, holistic lifecoach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke
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#36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke

Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose.

Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch
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#35: Get a Better Body Image with Michelle Fetsch

Our guest Michelle Fetsch is the founder of Women Enough, an organization that works with women to improve their body image. Michelle shares how she developed an eating disorder at an early age, why she finally reached a breaking point with her negative body image, and how her relationship to food has improved. 

A teen runaway at 15, turned corporate America girl at age 19, and later founder of the first and annually largest TEDxWomen event on the planet- her superpower is believing in, standing for and creating space for all women to rise.

She combines her superpowers of believing and achieving in a way that gives women permission to take on their dreams. Her intuitive expertise in branding combined with her relentless promotion skills support women in having successful, supported and celebrated launches. Find her at womenenough.com and on Twitter @Women_Enough

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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout
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#34: Orthorexia - When Healthy Eating Hurts with Katie Dalebout

Writer and fellow podcaster Katie Dalebout of The Wellness Wonderland shares how her obsession with clean eating turned into an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa, how she started on her journey toward recovery, and lots more.

Katie wants to live in a world where true wellness is embraced by everyone. As a speaker, holistic life coach, author and blogger she loves writing and speaking about holistic wellness, personal development, and spirituality on her blog, her weekly podcast WWRadio, and in her daily life to basically anyone who will listen. She works with women who believe their happiness is dependent on their physical body, relationship status, or career, and helps them realize that the external trappings of success are just a byproduct of their internal state. She helps women develop a positive relationship with food and their body image by embracing a spiritual connection of their own understanding.

Find Katie on her podcast and blog, The Wellness Wonderland, or connect with her on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr
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#33: Stop Counting Calories with Chrissie Mayr

Comedian Chrissie Mayr discusses family food habits, why she hated her body and dieted constantly in college, how she finally stopped obsessing about food and her weight, and more!

Chrissie performs at many NYC comedy clubs but her favorites are The Stand and Gotham Comedy Club. She hosts COMEDY at STONEWALL every month at the legendary Stonewall Inn. She recently wrote, produced, directed and acted in SquirrelCode, a web series parody of MTV’s hit show GirlCode. Chrissie is featured in the Eater.com web series “We Love Food.” TV Credits include The Wendy Williams Show, What Not To Wear and The Travel Channel. She appeared at the 2013 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta as well as the Cape Fear and Women In Comedy Festivals. She wrote and performed in her One-Woman Show “Hope” which enjoyed a 5-week run at the Magnet Theater during 2009-2010. 

Find her on Twitter @ChrissieMayr and online at ChrissieMayr.Tumblr.com.

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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner
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#32: Healthy Beginnings with Jane Lerner

Season 2 premiere! Food Psych is back, but this season we're taking a more leisurely approach, posting new episodes roughly once a month. This episode we talk with journalist Jane Lerner about how she developed an impressively healthy relationship to food, the business of food writing, the difficulties of dating as a "food person," and lots more.

Jane Lerner is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor and the organizer of BK Swappers, a food-swap barter event. Since moving to NYC from San Francisco in 2002, and with a particular interest in music, food, travel and culture, Jane has worked as the assistant to Madonna's publicist; helped launch the Smorgasburg food market; acted as the copy chief for the Daily Note, the newspaper of the Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013; and contributed to, fact-checked and/or copy edited for publications such as New York, Bon Appetit, NY Post, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Print. She is currently the editor of Front & Center, the official blog of Rockefeller Center.

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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity
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#31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity

New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-positive movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in September of 2016; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #68: Beating the Restrict-Binge Cycle with Summer Innanen
  • #66: The Intuitive Eating Journey with Akirah Robinson
  • #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe
  • #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic
  • #36: Food Sanity with Isabel Foxen Duke

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#31: Life of Pie
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#31: Life of Pie

Season finale! Actor and vocal coach Casey Erin Clark discusses church potlucks, her love of pie, how she maintained a healthy body image after a college theater director told her to lose weight, the connections between self-expression and balanced eating habits, and lots more. Enjoy this episode, and stay tuned for news about a Food Psych live show later this summer! Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or weight/body issues.

#30: Culinary Comedy
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#30: Culinary Comedy

Comedian and chef Greg Brown shares a ton of fun food-psych stories, including how he got a group of female professional cyclists to stop their disordered eating habits, why he doesn't want to be thought of as a balanced eater, how working in a restaurant nearly killed him (for real), and lots more. Lots of laughs in this one!     

#29: Sizing Up
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#29: Sizing Up

Actor Lulu Fogarty discusses the food and body image issues she encountered while working in Taipei, her first and only gig as a plus-size model, how she stayed sane about eating during times of weight gain and loss, and more. Trigger warning: This episode contains material that may be triggering for listeners with eating disorders or body image issues.  

#28: Seen and Heard
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#28: Seen and Heard

Photographer and radio host Michael Harlan Turkell discusses his past as a picky kid, his experience working in kitchens, how OCD shows up in his relationship to food, and lots more.

#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache
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#27: Hunger, Health, Heartache

In this episode, comedic actor Michelle Francesca Thomas discusses how her grandparents' health-consciousness (and grandmother's disordered eating) influenced her relationship to food; her experience of food insecurity and the unexpected ways hunger manifested itself in her childhood; and the ups and downs of cooking for a significant other. 

#26: Seders and Stroganoff
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#26: Seders and Stroganoff

We're back! In honor of Passover, we talk with food/nutrition editor Adina Steiman about her family's Seder traditions, the parallels between nutrition and religion, how boxed Stroganoff launched her culinary career, and lots more.

#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS
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#25.5: Culinary Class BONUS

We're about to go on a two-week break, but before we do, check out this bonus episode with more from historian Jude Webre on food, class, and Southern cuisine! Plus, a listener shares her recent history of disordered eating, and Christy drops some science about processed food.

#25: Culinary Class
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#25: Culinary Class

This week we talk food and class (the socioeconomic kind) with Yahoo Food features editor Alex Van Buren and Columbia University History PhD candidate Jude Webre. Jude discusses his culinary upbringing in a poor Cajun family, and how his relationship to food changed when his father became a restaurant critic. Alex shares her journey from being a picky eater in a middle-class Irish-American family to becoming a food writer in New York City, where she's expected to know the finer points of foie gras and other fancy food.    

#24: Halfiversary
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