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Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD 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! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych (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.)

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD 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! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych (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.)

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United States

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD 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! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych (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.)

Language:

English


Episodes

[Repost] #198: Preventing Disordered Eating in the Next Generation with Lauren Muhlheim, Psychologist and Eating-Disorder Specialist

6/14/2021
Eating-disorders psychologist Lauren Muhlheim joins us to discuss how we can model a peaceful relationship with food for the kids in our lives, the problem with “childhood obesity” interventions, how some eating-disorder-treatment methods are being co-opted for weight loss, the rise of orthorexia, weight bias in medicine and the eating-disorders field, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about the Biggest Loser reboot. (This episode was originally published on June 3,...

Duration:01:16:35

[Repost] #191: Stopping a Lifetime of Dieting with Savala Trepczynski, Anti-Diet Writer and Social-Justice Lawyer

6/7/2021
Writer and social-justice lawyer Savala Trepczynski joins us to discuss how she stopped a lifetime of dieting and started decolonizing her relationship with food, why pathologizing emotional eating is problematic, how fatphobia shows up even in social-justice-oriented communities, why there’s so little legal protection for discrimination based on body size, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about food planning for long hiking trips and how calorie counting can...

Duration:01:27:12

[Repost] #212: Breaking Free From Restriction and Food Obsession with Alissa Rumsey, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

5/31/2021
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Alissa Rumsey shares her experience with intuitive eating personally and professionally, how adopting a Health At Every Size® approach shifted her work with food companies, how stopping exercise helped her examine her relationship with movement and with her body, what she learned when she stopped wearing makeup, and so much more! (This episode was originally published on November 4, 2019.) Alissa Rumsey MS, RD, CDN, CSCS is...

Duration:01:20:34

[Repost] #189: False Pictures of Health with Tiffany Roe, Anti-Diet Mental-Health Counselor

5/24/2021
Mental-health counselor and fellow podcaster Tiffany Roe joins us to discuss how diet culture paints false pictures of what health and eating disorders “look like”; the connections between religion, shame, diet culture, and eating-disorder recovery; why we need to fight fatphobia in the eating-disorder-treatment field; why even therapists have internalized stigma about mental illness and treatment, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how navigating emotional...

Duration:01:17:30

[Repost] #186: How to Rebuild Trust in Your Body with Jenna Hollenstein, Non-Diet Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor

5/17/2021
Non-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author Jenna Hollenstein returns to discuss her new book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, the role of self-compassion and non-judgment in recovery, how to rebuild trust in your body and inner wisdom, the importance of having enough, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether or not you need to cut out certain foods for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis....

Duration:01:30:48

[Repost] #214: Fatphobia, Eating-Disorder Recovery, PCOS, and Food Peace with Kimmie Singh, Fat-Positive Registered Dietitian

5/10/2021
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and friend of the pod Kimmie Singh joins us to discuss her experiences being diagnosed and living with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fatphobia and racism in healthcare and dietetics training, how reframing beauty ideals helped in her eating-disorder recovery, why eating-disorder providers need to talk to their clients about fatphobia, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to get schools to stop teaching disordered-eating...

Duration:01:12:16

[Repost] #209: Giving Up the Weight-Loss Fantasy with Amee Severson, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Fat-Acceptance Advocate

5/3/2021
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Amee Severson joins us to discuss why intuitive eating is NOT a weight-loss plan, her experiences as a fat dietitian, how she moved from the weight-management paradigm to Health At Every Size®, the social-justice side of HAES and intuitive eating, how social media can be helpful and harmful in recovering from diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about what to do if your hunger cues are absent. (This episode was originally...

Duration:01:16:43

[Repost] #215: The Life Thief, Part 1: How Diet Culture Steals Your Time and Messes Up Your Intuitive-Eating Skills with Kirsten Ackerman, Anti-Diet & Fat-Positive Dietitian

4/26/2021
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and podcaster Kirsten Ackerman joins us to discuss how diet culture steals our time and energy, why intuitive eating is the default mode (and how diet culture robs us of that innate skill set), how to recognize true self-care versus diet culture’s version, why there’s so much unchecked privilege in weight-loss marketing, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to avoid falling into restrictive eating and diet-culture thinking when you...

Duration:01:23:54

[Repost] #223: Fat-Positive Comedy, Diet-Culture Recovery, and Native American Representation with Jana Schmieding of Woman of Size Podcast

4/19/2021
Comedian, fat-positive activist, and fellow podcaster Jana Schmieding joins us to discuss using comedy to call out diet culture, why there needs to be more Native representation in the media, how Western values contribute to oppression and ill health, how diet culture’s demonization of emotional eating causes additional distress, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether cultural changes over the centuries have influenced average body sizes. (This episode was...

Duration:01:09:50

[Repost] #201: The Path Back to Intuitive Eating with Devinia Noel, Anti-Diet Psychotherapist and Intuitive Eating Counselor

4/12/2021
Psychotherapist and fellow certified intuitive eating counselor Devinia Noel joins us to discuss how her work as a therapist influenced her own process of re-learning intuitive eating, why using food as a coping skill isn’t a bad thing, how diet culture creates shame, the need for diversity among intuitive-eating counselors, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about what to do if you get a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. (This episode was originally published on July 8,...

Duration:01:11:35

[Repost] #203: Healing from Orthorexia and The Wellness Diet with Katherine Metzelaar, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Dietitian

4/5/2021
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Katherine Metzelaar joins us to discuss orthorexia within the health-and-wellness field, the cultural shift that made it cool to eliminate foods, mourning the loss of community and connection when you stop dieting, why growing up with a peaceful relationship with food doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of immunity against diet culture, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with physical...

Duration:01:17:55

#275: Pausing the Podcast, and Where to Find Us Until We Return - Introducing the Food Psych Weekly Newsletter

3/15/2021
In this final episode before our hiatus, Christy shares some parting words and resources for ongoing support—including the Food Psych Weekly newsletter, an advice column on how to make peace with food and your body, heal from disordered eating and diet culture, and reclaim your life for bigger and better things. Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, certified eating disorders registered dietitian, and...

Duration:00:07:57

#274: Getting Your Period Back, Healing from the Wellness Diet, and the First-Diet Trap with Lu Uhrich, Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor

3/8/2021
Eating psychology coach and body image mentor Lu Uhrich joins us to discuss how a cancer scare and chronic illness in the family made her fall prey to the Wellness Diet, how to get your period back if you’ve lost it, why it’s so easy to tumble into disordered eating with just one diet or exercise program, the process of leaving a religion and reimagining your faith, and so much more. Lu Uhrich is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor. Using a Health at Every Size®,...

Duration:01:11:55

#273: Diet Culture in the Church, and Challenging Body Ideals in Gay and Queer Communities with Kent Thomas, Body-Liberation Coach and Social Worker

3/1/2021
Social worker and body-liberation coach Kent Thomas joins us to discuss the harms of gay body ideals, how queer people can use their experience of living outside cultural norms to help in healing their relationships with their bodies, his experience with diet culture in the church, the dance of advocating for the Health At Every Size® paradigm without becoming dogmatic about it, and so much more. Kent Thomas, MSW is a social worker who focuses on Body Liberation Coaching and is passionate...

Duration:00:52:43

#272: Rebuilding Body Trust, the Importance of Unlearning, and Why Body Liberation Is for Everyone with Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant of Be Nourished

2/22/2021
Be Nourished co-founders Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant return to discuss the process of unlearning, including/especially for healthcare providers; wanting body liberation for others while thinking it doesn’t apply to ourselves; how diet culture reinforces perfectionism; how the wellness industry hasn’t actually improved wellness; rebuilding trust in our relationship with food and our bodies; and so much more. In 2005, Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD co-founded Be...

Duration:01:05:51

#271: From Weight-Loss "Success Story" to Eating-Disorder Recovery Mentor and Fat Activist with Daph Levy (Dishin' with Daph)

2/15/2021
Anti-diet eating-disorder-recovery mentor, fat activist, and video content creator Daph Levy joins us to discuss her journey from being a dieting “success story” and weight-loss camp counselor to pursuing a career in eating-disorder treatment and recovery, privilege within the eating-disorder-treatment field, the feeling of not belonging and dieting to try to fit in, sitting with discomfort in recovery, and so much more. Daph Levy (she/her) is an anti-diet eating-disorder recovery mentor,...

Duration:01:19:17

#270: Big News About the Pod, Plus Weight Stigma, Money in Diet Culture, and the Evolution of Health At Every Size with Nancy Ellis-Ordway, HAES Therapist

2/8/2021
Health At Every Size® therapist Nancy Ellis-Ordway joins us to discuss weight stigma in education, healthcare, and beyond; why individual health behaviors are less important than they’re made out to be; the evolution of HAES® over time; the role of money and industry in perpetuating diet culture; and so much more. Plus, Christy shares some big news about her next project and the future of the podcast. Nancy Ellis-Ordway, LCSW, PhD, is a psychotherapist with thirty years' experience,...

Duration:01:12:17

#269: Gender Dynamics in Food Media and Marketing with Emily Contois, and the Links Between White Supremacy, Diet Culture, and Nutrition with Joy Cox

2/1/2021
Media studies scholar and author Emily Contois returns to the podcast to discuss gender dynamics in food media and marketing; her new book, Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture; the avatar of The Dude; the parallels between Dad Bod and body positivity; and so much more. Plus, ”Ask Food Psych” guest co-host Joy Cox answers a listener question about the links between white supremacy, diet culture, and nutrition. Emily Contois is Assistant Professor...

Duration:01:24:32

#268: Navigating Boundaries, Diet Talk, and Beauty Standards in Latinx Communities and Western Culture with Dalina Soto of Your Latina Nutritionist

1/25/2021
Anti-diet dietitian Dalina Soto joins us to discuss navigating boundaries, diet talk, and beauty standards in Latinx communities and Western culture; the lack of diversity in dietetics; what she learned in her first jobs as a Spanish-speaking dietitian; her relationship with her postpartum body; and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about how to find online movement/fitness programs that align with the anti-diet approach. Dalina Soto, MA, RD, LDN,...

Duration:01:11:34

#267: The Nuances of Hunger and Fullness, the Importance of Satisfaction, and Intuitive Eating in Eating-Disorder Recovery with Elyse Resch, INTUITIVE EATING Co-Author

1/18/2021
Anti-diet dietitian and Intuitive Eating co-author Elyse Resch returns to Food Psych to discuss the role of satisfaction in intuitive eating, the nuances of hunger and fullness, intuitive eating in eating-disorder treatment, the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Journal and Intuitive Eating Card Deck, and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about how a smaller-bodied therapist can navigate the nuances of advocating for HAES when working with larger-bodied...

Duration:01:17:54