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Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston. Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.

Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston. Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.
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Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston. Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.

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Episodes

Episode 67 - Exploring Exercise Dependence and Avoidance with Lauren Anton

10/8/2019
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Aaron and Glenys welcome their friend Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CPT to talk about all things exercise! Our relationship to movement and our bodies can be complicated by eating disorders or a lifetime of dieting. While some people experience life-interrupting exercise dependence, others might be feeling a complete avoidance to movement, even when they want to. Lauren explains what we can do to address these issues and begin to heal our relationship to movement. She also talks about what...

Duration:00:54:02

Episode 66 - Embracing Imperfect Eating with Laura Westmoreland

9/28/2019
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Aaron and Glenys welcome Laura Westmoreland, LMFT to the show to help talk about about challenging our perfectionist tendencies, especially when it comes to eating. Many of us come to this work with a strong drive to get it "right", to get a gold star and become the perfect intuitive eater. Laura helps us unpack this belief and learn to truly embrace our beautifully imperfect lives. If you find yourself fighting to be the perfect non-dieter, then this show is for you. Forget the black and...

Duration:00:36:19

Episode 65 - What you Should Know About Weight Loss Surgery with Lisa DuBreuil

9/10/2019
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Aaron and Glenys welcome Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW to the podcast to discuss how she works with people who are considering weight loss surgery, or who have already had it. She talks about what the medical community isn't doing well when preparing people for bariatric surgery, the possible long-term consequences, and how the HAES® principles can help in building good self-care after surgery. Lisa DuBreuil, LICSW is a mom, wife, fat activist, and clinical social worker. Since 2003 she has been a...

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 64 - Will I Ever Stop Gaining Weight?

8/20/2019
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Aaron and Glenys tackle an oft-heard fear from many of their clients: "I'm afraid I'll never stop gaining weight!" Thanks to societal weight stigma, we understand why anyone would have this fear. And we know, both professionally and personally, that there are also real differences between smaller bodies and larger bodies, from movement to clothes shopping, from sweating to knee pain. In this episode, we offer our compassion for this fear and also some real-life solutions to some of the...

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 63 - Challenging Unhelpful Beliefs with Kristina Bruce

8/5/2019
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Aaron and Glenys welcome Kristina Bruce to the show to help our listeners challenge negative, unhelpful beliefs about themselves and their bodies. Kristina is a certified Integrative Life Coach, Body Acceptance Coach and Certified Body Trust® Provider and a strong advocate for Health at Every Size®. She employs Byron Katie's method, The Work, to help clients question beliefs that cause them stress and to help see those beliefs for what they are - thoughts, not reality. Kristina shared an...

Duration:00:47:11

Episode 62 - A Buddhist Framework for Eating Recovery with Jenna Hollenstein

7/22/2019
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We welcomed Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, author of the book Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, to the podcast to talk about her framework, which is based in Buddhism, for healing disordered eating. In this episode, she explains the six Paramitas (generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation and wisdom) and how we can apply them in approaching intuitive eating. Her compassion-based framework asks us to see ourselves as a...

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 61 - Grieving the Thin Ideal for Body Acceptance with Meredith Noble

7/11/2019
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Glenys and Aaron invite Meredith Noble of Made on a Generous Plan to the show to discuss a blog post she wrote a while back that our hosts love and refer to frequently. Meredith, a Certified Body Trust® Provider and coach who helps plus-size and fat-identifying people find food and body peace and fat liberation, wrote a poignant essay about how grieving the thin ideal is essential in our body acceptance journey. Glenys and Aaron have been sharing this article with clients for a long time so...

Duration:00:56:16

Episode 60 - Nike Plus-Size Mannequin Does NOT Promote Obesity

6/26/2019
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Nike recently unveiled a new plus-size line of athletic clothing and with it, a plus-size mannequin on which to display the clothing. One journalist railed against this move as "promoting obesity." In this episode, Aaron and Glenys talk about the reaction to the mannequin, both good and bad, how promoting obesity is not actually "a thing", and the role that internalized weight stigma may have played in this reaction. Show notes: We're not linking to the original article because it's bias...

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 59 - Fat TV Reviewed: Shrill, Dietland

6/11/2019
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Aaron and Glenys have been watching TV and want to tell you all about it. Our hosts discuss the most recent TV shows that seem tailor-made for those of us craving fat-positive entertainment, specifically the TV shows Dietland (season 1 now streaming on Hulu) and Shrill (also on Hulu). They breakdown what worked, what didn't, what they liked, and what they're hoping for more of. They also discuss the return of The Biggest Loser, which seems to be co-opting the movement-of-the-moment, and a TV...

Duration:00:49:36

Episode 58 - This is Body Liberation with Jes Baker

5/30/2019
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Aaron and Glenys are excited to welcome to the podcast Jes Baker, author of the books Landwhale and Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. Jes Baker is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. She is internationally known for preaching the importance of body liberation, hard conversations, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Jes burst onto the body image scene...

Duration:00:48:28

Episode 57 - What is Emotional Eating? with Jennifer McGurk

5/17/2019
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Glenys and Aaron welcome registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist Jennifer McGurk to the show to discuss the topic of emotional eating. In this episode, we talk about the differences between emotional eating and binge eating, and also what they both have in common. While eating is almost always done with some sort of emotion, when does that become a problem, and when does emotional eating become a binge? We also talk about the importance of having many coping tools in your toolbox...

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 56 - Sick Enough with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

4/23/2019
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Aaron and Glenys were thrilled to talk to Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani of the Gaudiani Clinic in Denver, CO which provides in-person and telehealth care to people with current or a history of eating disorders. Dr. G is also the author of the book Sick Enough, a Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders. She talked to us about her journey to becoming a HAES-aligned doctor, and how she realized that HAES is the only ethical way to treat patients, especially those in larger bodies. She...

Duration:01:01:38

Episode 55 - Getting Back to Our Bodies with Tracy Brown, RDN

4/8/2019
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Aaron and Glenys dive deep into the body with Tracy Brown, RDN, LD/N. Tracy is a somatic nutrition therapists who helps her clients reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies through the principles of Intuitive Eating. Glenys, Aaron and Tracy discuss the effects of trauma on the body, how "feeling fat" isn't really about body size at all, how the fight/flight/freeze reflex can keep us trapped in the diet cycle and how reconnecting with the body can help end the cycle. Bonus content: Witness...

Duration:00:53:30

Episode 54 - What We Mean By "Thin Privilege"

3/26/2019
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Aaron and Glenys discuss a talk they gave in they discussed the term "thin privilege" which was perceived to mean "thin shaming" by some members of the audience. But is mentioning thin privilege the same as thin-shaming? Is thin-shaming even a thing anyway? And what does it mean to have such a negative response to the concept of thin privilege? They discuss these questions and more in this episode! Melissa Fabello's Article on Skinny Shaming -...

Duration:00:44:34

Episode 53 - What BED Relapse Looks like with Sunny Sea Gold

3/13/2019
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Aaron and Glenys talk to Sunny Gold, a longtime health journalist and former magazine editor who is in recovery from binge eating disorder. She wrote a book for young women who binge eat, called Food: The Good Girl's Drug that came out in 2011. In this episode, she generously shares her story of a relapse back into her eating disorder after trying weight loss diets again, and what she learned from that experience about body acceptance. If you want to keep up with her, follow her on Instagram...

Duration:00:52:20

Episode 52 - Is There a Size Limit for HAES?

2/28/2019
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Aaron and Glenys answer a listener's question about how they address the health of very large clients. Is there a size limit to HAES, and do they still feel HAES is appropriate for even the largest bodies? Or is there a size at which they start recommending weight loss? Visit the ASDAH website to learn more about HAES More about Aaron www.bvmrd.com More about Glenys www.daretonotdiet.com

Duration:00:35:26

Episode 51 - When Caring About Food Becomes Orthorexia

2/14/2019
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Aaron and Glenys tackle the topic of orthorexia. Orthorexia, while not an official eating disorder, describes the the obsessive behavior that some people develop in pursuing a "healthy" diet. Like any eating disorder, it can be complex and involve other mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders. And while most people don't have orthorexia, your hosts see more and more people showing up in their practices who are suffering from symptoms of orthorexia linked to years of chronic dieting -...

Duration:00:28:45

Episode 50 - Finding Fat Friendly Providers on Ample with Alissa Sobo

1/24/2019
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Is it Ample? Aaron and Glenys talk to Alissa Sobo, the creator of Ample, the first app that rates businesses specifically on their accessibility and inclusiveness towards marginalized bodies (fat, trans, people of color and more). In this episode, Alissa talks about her origin story of being fat-shamed at the doctor when she was pregnant and why she decided she needed to create a review site for people in marginalized bodies whose needs are just not being met. She also explains how this...

Duration:00:44:35

Episode 49 - Why Your Weight Loss Diet is a Bad Idea

1/4/2019
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It’s the new year and self-improvement is on the minds of many. For some, that translates to going on a diet and weight loss. Aaron and Glenys are here to tell you why that might not be such a great idea, and what you can do instead. They discuss the failure rate of weight loss diets, why the body’s biology and psychology fight weight loss, and how diet culture upholds body oppression. This rant will get you fired up for the year and ready to take on self-care from a place of true...

Duration:00:56:03

Episode 48 - Sex and Body Image with Dr. Linda Baggett

12/24/2018
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Aaron and Glenys get to the topic you’ve all been waiting for: SEX. More specifically, sex and body image. In this episode, they speak to Dr. Linda Baggett, a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and an expert in the intersections of gender, body image, sexuality, and trauma. They discuss all things sex and body image: the embarrassment many feel of being seen naked, the cult of secrecy around female genitals, the role of patriarchy in sexual relations, how sexual...

Duration:00:56:12