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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

#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 & Why You Don't Need to Go Gluten-Free 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...

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...

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

#155: Diet Culture in the "Natural" Health Field with Sarah Thompson

5/7/2018
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Certified Body Trust Provider and Health at Every Size recovery coach and consultant Sarah Thompson joins us to talk about the barriers she faced to getting an eating disorder diagnosis, the ways in which diet culture has infiltrated naturopathy and Chinese medicine, the lack of Health at Every Size education in healthcare programs, the false connection that diet culture makes between larger bodies and being unhealthy, weight bias in “food addiction” theory, and so much more! Plus, Christy...

Duration:01:22:53

#154: The Truth About Recovery with Jes Baker

4/30/2018
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Body-liberation activist and author Jes Baker joins to talk about her new book, Landwhale; the value in all kinds of coping mechanisms and why we need to stop demonizing so-called “emotional eating;” the transmission of body negativity, body dysmorphia, and chronic dieting through family members; the swinging pendulum between Dietland and Donutland; and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with family members commenting on your snack choices, and...

Duration:01:20:40

#153: Body Dysmorphia and Plus-Size Dating with Sophia Carter-Kahn

4/23/2018
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Writer and “She’s All Fat” podcast co-host Sophia Carter-Kahn joins us to talk about her path from extreme dieting to intuitive eating, how dating interacts with fatphobia and weight bias, overcoming body shame and body dysmorphia, how parents are influenced by diet culture and healthism, why we need to think about weight stigma as an important variable in terms of health, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about using meal plans in eating disorder recovery. Sophia...

Duration:01:32:45

#152: How to Make Peace with Photos of Yourself with Lindley Ashline

4/16/2018
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Body-positive photographer Lindley Ashline joins to talk about the power of representation, the process of breaking fashion rules for people in larger bodies, how the diet industry uses aspirational marketing to lure us in and keep us hooked, Lindley’s journey to her career in photography for diverse bodies, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether it’s appropriate to talk to diet-recovery clients about choosing “whole” foods. Lindley Ashline is a...

Duration:01:25:33

#151: Emotional Eating and Diet Culture with Judith Matz

4/9/2018
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Anti-diet therapist and author Judith Matz joins us to talk about shifting the focus of emotional eating toward the underlying deprivation and diet mentality, why turning to food to meet emotional needs isn’t an “eating problem” but a “soothing problem,” how diet culture and marginalization rob us of the ability to meet our needs, why Health at Every Size and intuitive eating are better approaches for true health, Judith’s work teaching other therapists about weight stigma, and so much...

Duration:01:11:31

#150: Eating Disorder Recovery & Gender Identity with Sand Chang

4/2/2018
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Psychologist and trans-health educator Sand Chang joins us to talk about the complex experience of body acceptance for transgender folks, the intersections of trans advocacy and Health at Every Size work, the growing body of research around trans folks and eating disorders, the shape-shifting nature of fatphobia and diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how food restrictions to try to cure acne can exacerbate an eating disorder. Dr. Sand Chang is a...

Duration:01:25:23

#149: The Truth About Binge Eating with Amy Pershing

3/26/2018
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Anti-diet therapist and Binge Eating Disorder expert Amy Pershing joins us to discuss how our fatphobic culture hinders recovery, how diet culture steals our personal power, the healing that can be found in getting angry, the role of restriction and trauma in binge eating, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about quick ways for primary-care providers to talk to patients about intuitive eating and HAES. Amy Pershing LMSW, ACSW is the Clinical Director of the Center...

Duration:01:14:10

#148: Disability and Diet Culture with Rebekah Taussig

3/19/2018
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Disability-rights advocate and writer Rebekah Taussig joins us to talk about why body positivity needs to be a radical and intersectional movement, the connection between body acceptance and disability rights, the many ways in which diet culture has infiltrated disability culture and affects people in disabled bodies, embracing all the emotions that surface when doing anti-oppression work, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about quick ways to respond when a friend...

Duration:01:05:03

#147: Why Nobody Needs "Weight Management" with Jennifer Rollin

3/12/2018
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Health at Every Size therapist Jennifer Rollin joins us to talk about dispelling eating disorder myths, why weight stigma in the eating disorder field is harmful, how Health at Every Size work contributed to healing Jennifer’s body image and breaking down her learned fatphobia, the problem with the idea of “weight management,” and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle it when a significant other’s family comments on your weight. Jennifer Rollin, MSW,...

Duration:01:17:15

#146: Binge Eating Recovery & Intuitive Exercise with Kristy Fassio

3/5/2018
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Certified Body Trust Provider and Health at Every Size personal trainer Kristy Fassio joins us to talk about the restrict-binge cycle and binge eating disorder, how to make fitness work for people in larger bodies, why diet culture is The Life Thief and how it steals our power, freedom, and joy, how restriction feeds into emotional eating, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to refute arguments in favor of a particular diet. Kristy Fassio is a mom, AFAA...

Duration:01:20:35