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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

#177: Intuitive Eating, Chronic Illness, and Breaking Free from The Wellness Diet with Linda Tucker

12/10/2018
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Health At Every Size® health coach and certified intuitive eating counselor Linda Tucker joins us to discuss how dieting causes health problems even while purporting to solve them, how diet culture and its new guise as the Wellness Diet twist the definition of self-care and health, how intuitive eating can help with managing a chronic illness, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle the feeling that things were just *easier* in a smaller body. Linda...

Duration:01:29:59

#176: Confessions of a Former Weight-Loss-Surgery Dietitian with Vincci Tsui

12/3/2018
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Anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Vincci Tsui joins us to discuss weight loss surgery and its consequences on physical and mental health, her journey from working in bariatrics to specializing in intuitive eating and Health At Every Size®, how dietitians get caught up in The Wellness Diet, what thin privilege really means, disordered eating and how it interplays with bariatric surgery, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal...

Duration:01:25:42

#175: The Truth About Digestion and Gut Health with Marci Evans

11/26/2018
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Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans is back! We discuss the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders, the risks associated with elimination diets, the role of the gut microbiome in digestion and health, the importance of consistency in self-care and well-being, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about why she as a dietitian doesn’t advise people to shift their food choices to less-processed foods. Marci is a Food and Body Image Healer™. She has...

Duration:01:37:30

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

11/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:31:08

#174: How to Make Peace with Your Body in Pregnancy & Beyond w/Angela Garbes

11/12/2018
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Angela Garbes, author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, joins us to discuss how pregnancy changed her relationship with her body, how writing her book helped her develop greater body acceptance, how our society dismisses body diversity and encourages body hatred, the importance of self-compassion, the lack of diversity in science and medicine, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether eating dessert every day is...

Duration:01:17:05

#173: How Diet Culture Steals Our True Culture with Melissa Carmona

11/5/2018
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Health At Every Size® counselor Melissa Carmona joins us to discuss how her Colombian roots shaped her relationship with food and body, the role of discrimination and food insecurity in triggering her disordered eating, how to set boundaries with people who are less receptive to the HAES message, how she’s helping her young daughter preserve her natural intuitive eating skills, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle overeating after a period of food...

Duration:01:21:29

#172: The Wellness Diet and Feeding Kids with Virginia Sole-Smith

10/29/2018
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Journalist and author Virginia Sole-Smith joins us to discuss why The Wellness Diet is really diet culture in disguise, how journalists like her and Christy played unwitting roles in creating this new manifestation of diet culture, how her daughter’s experience with significant medical issues affected her relationship with food, how to help kids navigate diet-culture messaging in different stages of life, how to teach children about nutrition and health in a non-diet way, and so much more!...

Duration:01:27:04

#171: Healthcare Without Diet Culture with Jennifer Gaudiani

10/22/2018
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Physician and eating disorder specialist Jennifer Gaudiani joins us to discuss how healthcare professionals are doing harm by perpetuating diet culture, why people with eating disorders are often missed in our medical system, medical outcomes she has seen in some of her patients who have adopted Health At Every Size®, the role of social justice and acknowledging privilege in our work, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether it’s a contradiction to be an...

Duration:01:19:16

#170: How to Combat Fat Stigma with Cat Pausé

10/15/2018
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Fat-studies scholar Cat Pausé joins us to discuss why you can’t fight “obesity” and fat stigma at the same time, the effects of stigma on health, how fat studies differs from conventional paradigms, the implications of using the word “fat,” and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about why elimination diets shouldn’t be the first line of treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Cat Pausé, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Human Development at Massey University. She is...

Duration:01:26:41

#169: The Truth About Fitness Culture and "Clean Eating" with Christine Yoshida

10/8/2018
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Mental health counselor and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christine Yoshida joins us to discuss how fitness culture affected her relationship with food, how she broke free and restored her relationship with her body, why diet mentality and “clean eating” can make health problems worse, how young children can be influenced by diet culture, using empathy and connection to spread the anti-diet message, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to handle...

Duration:01:29:06

#168: Gentle Nutrition vs. Diet-Culture Nutrition with Heidi Schauster

10/1/2018
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Health At Every Size® dietitian, eating-disorders specialist, and author Heidi Schauster returns to discuss her new book, unlearning diet-culture messaging, connecting with our body’s inner wisdom, gentle nutrition as an act of self-care, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about what to do when it seems like your disordered eating behaviors have more to do with individual mental-health issues than with diet culture. Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is a nutrition...

Duration:01:12:28

#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