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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 and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, 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. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast 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, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, 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. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast 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, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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United States

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, 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. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast 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, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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English


Episodes

[Repost] #163: How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat

8/3/2020
TV writer and fellow podcaster April K. Quioh joins us to talk about how intersectional feminism and sociology helped her to finally let go of dieting and embrace her body size, why we need to challenge fatphobia and fight for it to be considered a valid form of discrimination, why it’s important to unlearn the diet-culture rules we’ve internalized around food and our bodies, the historical roots of diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to know...

Duration:01:11:23

#249: Healthism, Fatphobia, and Redefining Well-Being with Confidence Coach Victoria Welsby, and How the Anti-Diet and Intuitive Eating Frameworks Address Health with Fat-Positive Dietitian Vincci Tsui

7/27/2020
SEASON 7 FINALE! Fat activist, author, speaker, and podcaster Victoria Welsby returns to the podcast to discuss the intersection of fatphobia and healthism, why all weight-loss advice is a form of weight stigma, the moralization of different health conditions, the role of thin allies in fat activism, and so much more. Plus, in our new “Ask Food Psych” segment, co-host Vincci Tsui answers a listener question on how the anti-diet and intuitive eating frameworks address health. Victoria Welsby...

Duration:01:12:30

#248: COVID-19 Weight Stigma, Navigating the Medical System, and Finding Fat Liberation with Angelina Moles, Fat-Liberation Activist

7/20/2020
Fat-liberation activist Angelina Moles joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic perpetuates oppression and trauma, her shift from body positivity to fat liberation, why subtle forms of weight stigma can sometimes be more harmful than overt ones, the trauma of medical fatphobia, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to dismantle the fatphobic belief that having a larger-bodied population is supposedly a barrier to universal healthcare. This interview was...

Duration:01:23:35

#247: Navigating Pregnancy and Postpartum in a Larger Body with Kelsey Miller, Anti-Diet Writer and Author of BIG GIRL, Plus: Living with a Dieting Parent During COVID-19

7/13/2020
Anti-diet writer Kelsey Miller returns to the podcast to share her experiences of pregnancy in a larger body, adjusting to postpartum body changes, being a new mom, navigating the wedding industry as a plus-size bride, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about eating-disorder recovery while living at home with a parent who pushes diet culture on you. Kelsey Miller is a bestselling author and speaker based in Brooklyn, New York. While on staff at Refinery29, she...

Duration:01:16:01

#246: Chronic Illness, Body Acceptance, and Breaking Free from the Wellness Diet with Asher Pandjiris, Eating-Disorders Therapist and Host of Living in This Queer Body

7/6/2020
Eating-disorders therapist and fellow podcaster Asher Pandjiris joins us to discuss chronic illness in the context of body acceptance, the experience of living with an autoimmune disorder, the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, how the “personal responsibility” narrative perpetuates stigma, how being queer and non-binary has affected Asher’s relationship with their body, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether trying to let go of restrictions in...

Duration:01:16:50

#245: Recovering from COVID-19 While Fat with Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Rachel Estapa, and Parenting Without Diet Culture with Anti-Diet Dietitian Anna Lutz

6/29/2020
Anti-diet dietitian Anna Lutz joins us to discuss why it doesn’t make sense to provide both eating-disorder treatment and weight management, the influence of diet culture on parenting, how to provide structure for kids’ eating without creating restriction, managing picky eating, and so much more. Plus, weight-inclusive yoga teacher Rachel Estapa returns to give us an update on her experience of having and recovering from COVID-19 in a larger body. Anna Lutz is an Anti-Diet Registered...

Duration:01:26:28

#244: Fighting Racism, Misogyny, and Transphobia in Fitness Culture and the World at Large with Ilya Parker of Decolonizing Fitness

6/22/2020
Coach and educator Ilya Parker of Decolonizing Fitness joins us to discuss moving away from toxic fitness culture toward an intuitive relationship with movement, how diet culture has shape-shifted to hide its racist roots, the experience of being a Black trans person trying to get gender-affirming medical care, toxic masculinity in white trans-masculine culture, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how health and mental-health providers with various forms of...

Duration:01:13:41

#243: The Link Between Anti-Racism Work and Ending Diet Culture with Monique Melton, Anti-Racism Educator and Author

6/15/2020
Anti-racism educator and author Monique Melton joins us to discuss why doing anti-racism work is a prerequisite to dismantling diet culture and other systems of oppression, the difficulty of raising Black children in our white-supremacist culture, how to move beyond performative activism and allyship, why anti-racism work is never-ending, and so much more. Monique Melton is an anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She...

Duration:01:14:31

#242: Anti-Racism Resources, and Repost of #113: How to Cultivate Radical Body Love with Sonya Renee Taylor

6/8/2020
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. (This interview...

Duration:01:06:46

[REPOST] #196: Diet Culture's Racist Roots with Sabrina Strings, Sociologist and Author of FEARING THE BLACK BODY

6/1/2020
Sociologist and author Sabrina Strings joins us to discuss her new book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia; the history of how “race science” led to the development of diet culture; the many problems with using weight as a measure of health; how culture influences science; and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell the difference between diet-culture rules and intuitive observations about foods that help us feel our best. This episode...

Duration:01:22:38

#241: COVID-19, Disordered Eating, and the Social Determinants of Health with Patrilie Hernandez, Body-Liberation and Health At Every Size Activist

5/25/2020
Body-liberation activist Patrilie Hernandez joins us to discuss how COVID-19 is highlighting health disparities in America; why social determinants of health are more important than individual behaviors; how dieting could worsen COVID-19; the role of intuitive eating, Health At Every Size®, and social justice in her eating-disorder recovery and in her career; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about cravings for sweets during the pandemic. Patrilie (she/they) is a...

Duration:01:04:33

#240: Aging, Diet Culture, and Body Changes Around Menopause with Erica Leon, Health At Every Size Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor

5/18/2020
Fellow Health At Every Size® dietitian Erica Leon joins us to discuss why people are particularly vulnerable to diet culture as they age, intuitive eating in midlife and menopause, the importance of normalizing body changes throughout the life cycle, how Erica transitioned her work from weight-centric to weight-inclusive, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to process the constant headlines coming out about COVID-19 and weight. Erica Leon MS, RDN, CDN,...

Duration:01:24:09

#239: Pandemic Stress and Your Relationship with Food, Plus Desirability Politics and Diet Culture with Dawn Serra, Sex and Relationship Coach

5/11/2020
Fat-positive sex and relationship coach and fellow podcast host Dawn Serra returns to the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our relationships with food and highlighting existing social injustices, how diet culture robs us of our ability to embody pleasure, desirability politics and its links to diet culture and oppressive beauty standards, navigating romantic relationships while in recovery, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to tell...

Duration:01:16:49

#238: Appetite and COVID-19, Plus How Diet Culture Influences the Nutrition and Dietetics Field with Taylor Chan, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Illustrator

5/4/2020
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Taylor Chan joins us to discuss “fence-straddling” between intuitive eating and traditional dietetics (and eventually jumping over to the other side), how her desire to be a “good dietitian” pulled her further into diet culture, the privilege inherent in diet culture’s version of nutrition, the nuances that make intuitive eating an inclusive practice, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle loss of appetite during the...

Duration:01:16:03

#237: COVID-19 and Food Shopping/Prep, Plus Fat-Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon, Anti-Diet Feminist Fertility Coach

4/27/2020
Fat-positive fertility coach and author Nicola Salmon joins us to discuss common myths about fertility, food, and weight; how to advocate for your health needs; the real reason why IVF clinics have BMI cutoffs; tips for preparing for pregnancy if you’re in a larger body; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle being in charge of family food shopping and preparation during COVID-19, while navigating eating-disorder triggers like food scarcity and...

Duration:01:18:35

#236: BMI & COVID-19, and Why You Can't Fight Weight Stigma While Promoting Weight Management with Abigail Saguy, Sociologist and Author

4/20/2020
Sociology professor and author Abigail Saguy joins us to discuss the effects of weight stigma, racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression on health; why you can’t “fight weight stigma” while promoting weight management; how supposedly sociocultural interventions often end up targeting individuals; coming out as an act of social change; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether being in the highest BMI category really makes people more likely to get or...

Duration:01:15:29

#235: COVID-19 and Scarcity Mentality, and the Truth About Weight-Loss Surgery with Juliet James, Writer and Fat-Liberation Activist

4/13/2020
Fat activist and writer Juliet James joins us to discuss helpful and unhelpful behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, weight-loss surgery and its complications, the role of childhood trauma in her eating disorder, fatphobia on the upper end of the weight spectrum, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about dealing with food cravings during COVID-19. Juliet James is a queer, bisexual, fat babe who writes about mental health, eating disorders and the social and...

Duration:01:32:36

#234: Reasons Not to Panic, Plus Weight Stigma in the Workplace and the Emotional Effects of Restriction with Veronica Garnett, Health At Every Size Dietitian

4/6/2020
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Veronica Garnett joins us to discuss how weight stigma in dietetics affected her health and career, the emotional effects of restriction, the importance of representation and community in body liberation, how she’s finally realizing her childhood dream of hosting a cooking show, and so much more. Plus, Christy discusses why you don’t need to panic about “healthy eating” and fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Veronica is a Health at Every Size®, fat-positive,...

Duration:01:06:39

#233: COVID-19 and Eating-Disorder Recovery, Plus How to Handle Weight Gain and Body Changes with Rachel Millner, Fat-Positive Psychologist

3/30/2020
Fat-positive psychologist and eating-disorder specialist Rachel Millner joins us to discuss how she navigated a changing body while helping clients in eating-disorder recovery, coping with discomfort in a larger body, how the HAES community responded to her weight gain compared to the culture at large, teaching kids how to navigate diet culture and other forms of oppression, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to navigate eating-disorder recovery while...

Duration:01:33:37

#232: COVID-19 and Diet Culture, Plus How to Help Kids Hold Onto Intuitive Eating and Resist Diet Culture with Leslie Schilling, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Author

3/23/2020
Fellow anti-diet dietitian and author Leslie Schilling joins us to discuss how to support kids in eating intuitively and navigating diet-culture messaging, how privilege can affect different aspects of a person’s life and worldview, how diet culture can show up in our “safe spaces” including schools and churches, the process of writing her book and the changes she hopes to make for the second edition, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a question about the rhetoric around food/weight...

Duration:01:15:30