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Food Psych is a podcast exploring the intersection of food and psychology. Each episode, nutritionist/journalist Christy Harrison talks with guests—chefs, comedians, writers, actors, psychologists, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people—about their relationships to food. From weird dietary habits to fond food memories to addictions and eating disorders, the podcast explores the spectrum of weird ways that we all relate to food. Christy also examines the latest science about how food choices affect the brain and vice versa, offering some nutrition tips along the way.

Food Psych is a podcast exploring the intersection of food and psychology. Each episode, nutritionist/journalist Christy Harrison talks with guests—chefs, comedians, writers, actors, psychologists, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people—about their relationships to food. From weird dietary habits to fond food memories to addictions and eating disorders, the podcast explores the spectrum of weird ways that we all relate to food. Christy also examines the latest science about how food choices affect the brain and vice versa, offering some nutrition tips along the way.
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Food Psych is a podcast exploring the intersection of food and psychology. Each episode, nutritionist/journalist Christy Harrison talks with guests—chefs, comedians, writers, actors, psychologists, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people—about their relationships to food. From weird dietary habits to fond food memories to addictions and eating disorders, the podcast explores the spectrum of weird ways that we all relate to food. Christy also examines the latest science about how food choices affect the brain and vice versa, offering some nutrition tips along the way.

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English


Episodes

#167: Food, Sex, and Body Liberation with Kimberly Dark

9/24/2018
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Sociology professor, writer, and performer Kimberly Dark joins us to discuss the connections between our relationship with food and our relationship with sex, the harms of “medically supervised” diets, how to view diet culture through a critical lens, how food can help connect us with our inner wisdom, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to stop calorie counting and worrying about weight gain when transitioning to intuitive eating. Kimberly Dark is a...

Duration:01:24:29

#166: How to Resist Diet Culture & Build Community with Lilia Graue

9/17/2018
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Eating-disorders specialist and Certified Body Trust® Provider Dr. Lilia Graue joins us to discuss letting go of perfectionism, the importance of community in body acceptance and overcoming shame, diet culture as a form of trauma, why working toward societal change is just as important as individual recovery, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how the Health At Every Size® framework addresses the notion of an “obesity epidemic.” Lilia Graue, MD, LMFT, is an...

Duration:01:27:38

#165: Joyful Movement and Body Liberation with Bevin Branlandingham

9/10/2018
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Season 6 premiere! Body-liberation activist and Fat Kid Dance Party founder Bevin Branlandingham joins us to discuss her journey from a difficult childhood to finding body liberation, the role of joyful movement in self-acceptance, what inspired her to leave a career in law to become a dance aerobics instructor, her ongoing practices of self-love and self-compassion, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to know whether you’re meant for a career helping people...

Duration:01:14:04

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

9/3/2018
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Size-acceptance advocate and yoga teacher Rachel Estapa discusses how being a larger-bodied child led to early experiences of shame and dieting, why diet culture's promise to "fix" us is so alluring, the connection between physical and emotional hungers, why rediscovering her loves and desires in life was essential to her recovery from dieting, how the practice of yoga helped show her the path to liberation, and lots more! This episode originally aired Apr 24, 2017. Rachel Estapa, founder...

Duration:01:19:10

[REPOST] #92: How to Break Free from Body Shame & Dieting with Fiona Sutherland

8/27/2018
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Fellow Health at Every Size dietitian Fiona Sutherland joins us to discuss our bodies' intuitive wisdom about food and nourishment, how diet culture cuts us off from that wisdom and how to reclaim it, why she almost quit dietetics and how she ultimately found her way to the anti-diet movement, why we need what she calls "radical nourishment" to heal from diet culture, the importance of taking pleasure in food, how she's working to bring the Health at Every Size approach into training for...

Duration:01:30:59

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

8/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:25:56

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

8/13/2018
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Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans shares why some people feel "addicted" to food, what the science actually says about so-called food addiction, how intuitive eating and Health at Every Size can help you recover from disordered eating behaviors, why it's so important that eating-disorder specialists NOT also try to sell weight loss, and lots more. This episode originally aired Nov 28, 2016. Marci Anderson Evans MS, CEDRD, cPT is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, ACSM...

Duration:01:12:10

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

8/6/2018
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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! This episode originally aired Apr 10, 2017. Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer,...

Duration:01:14:03

#164: How to Make Peace with Your Belly with Rachel Cole

7/30/2018
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Body-acceptance coach Rachel Cole returns to discuss why pathologizing our bellies is so harmful, how diet culture infiltrates the world of pregnancy and postpartum, how our bellies protect us during menopause, how Rachel has navigated nutrition and her relationship with food while being pregnant, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether it’s possible to be a vegan intuitive eater. Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s...

Duration:01:15:34

#163: How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh

7/23/2018
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TV writer and She’s All Fat podcast co-host 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...

Duration:01:10:40

#162: Self-Esteem and Diet Recovery with Victoria Welsby

7/16/2018
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Body-image activist Victoria Welsby joins us to discuss the connection between self-esteem and intuitive eating, how to heal from trauma related to food and body, fighting back against internalized fatphobia and body shame, setting compassionate boundaries, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to dissuade kids when they begin to subscribe to diet culture and body shaming. Victoria is a body image activist, confidence expert, Adjunct Professor at UBC and TEDx...

Duration:01:24:50

#161: Self-Compassion and Boundaries with Dana Falsetti

7/9/2018
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Dana Falsetti—a yoga teacher, Instagram star (@nolatrees), and fellow podcast host dedicated to body liberation—shares how she found her yoga practice and the role it played in her body-acceptance journey, why setting boundaries is so important for healing from diet culture, the importance of self-compassion, why “doing no harm” doesn’t mean cutting out food groups, how she overcame her struggles with binge eating disorder, how diet culture shows up in the yoga community, and so much more!...

Duration:01:17:42

[REPOST] #94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting with Alan Levinovitz

7/2/2018
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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. This episode originally aired March 5, 2017. Alan Levinovitz received his PhD in religion...

Duration:01:08:53

#160: How to Fight Healthism and Embrace Body Positivity with Elizabeth Scott

6/25/2018
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Psychotherapist and co-founder of The Body Positive Elizabeth Scott joins us to talk about the problems with concern trolling and healthism, why it’s helpful to be vulnerable when defending the Health at Every Size paradigm, the process of unlearning diet culture and oppression, why dietitians are in the best position to support body acceptance, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how healthcare practitioners can unlearn everything they’ve been taught about...

Duration:01:27:24

#159: How Diet Culture Harms Your Health with Joanne Ikeda

6/18/2018
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Pioneering Health at Every Size dietitian Joanne Ikeda joins us to discuss the history of the HAES movement, how the dietetics field and the role of the dietitian has changed over time, the effects of dieting on weight gain and weight cycling, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about the food industry and diet soda. Joanne Ikeda has been a pioneer in the development of the Health at Every Size® paradigm and the fight against weight stigma. As founding co-director of...

Duration:01:21:13

#158: How to Heal from Weight Stigma with Kathleen Bishop

6/11/2018
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Health at Every Size therapist Kathleen Bishop shares how the trauma of dieting gets passed from one generation to the next, how to mourn the loss of the life that diet culture stole from you, ways to start recovering from internalized weight stigma, the connection between substance use disorders and eating disorders, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to accept your changing body and stop beating yourself up for not being the same size you were 10 years...

Duration:01:25:08

#157: The Truth About Weight Science with Fiona Willer

6/4/2018
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Anti-diet dietitian Fiona Willer joins to discuss why we need to be critical of current weight research, how the Health at Every Size paradigm can go viral, why weight-inclusive work is a life-saving endeavor, how fatphobia and weight stigma prevent compassionate medical care for people in larger bodies, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to adjust to a different culture’s eating times when studying abroad. Fiona Willer, AdvAPD, is the author of 'The...

Duration:01:16:05

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

5/28/2018
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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....

Duration:01:13:06

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

5/21/2018
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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! This episode originally aired October 17,...

Duration:01:21:07

#156: Breaking Free from Diet Culture with Joy Cox

5/14/2018
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Researcher and activist Joy Cox joins us to talk about how we can fight back against internalized weight stigma and body shame, how intersecting identities can affect body image, why refusing to conform to cultural and societal expectations can help change the world, the racist roots of diet culture and why fighting it is an important part of creating a more inclusive society, the problems with framing larger body size as “obesity” and labeling it a disease, and so much more! Plus, Christy...

Duration:01:33:19