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Nobody likes talking about their relationship with food or with their body... so let's talk about it. Welcome to Nourished & Free® - the podcast to help you become healthy, confident, nourished, and free. This show creates space for conversations around having a healthy, nourishing relationship with food while being free from food guilt, disordered eating, and diet stress... all while dodging the misinformation we see left and right in our toxic "wellness" culture. Episodes cover a wide range of topics including binge eating, critical breakdowns of popular diet and wellness trends, and stories of real women who have walked the road of overcoming a toxic relationship with food/body. I've had my own battle with body dysmorphia and disordered eating, so I get it. I've now made it my mission to help women conquer anything that stands in the way of mental or physical health. Find me on IG for more @yatesnutrition

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Nobody likes talking about their relationship with food or with their body... so let's talk about it. Welcome to Nourished & Free® - the podcast to help you become healthy, confident, nourished, and free. This show creates space for conversations around having a healthy, nourishing relationship with food while being free from food guilt, disordered eating, and diet stress... all while dodging the misinformation we see left and right in our toxic "wellness" culture. Episodes cover a wide range of topics including binge eating, critical breakdowns of popular diet and wellness trends, and stories of real women who have walked the road of overcoming a toxic relationship with food/body. I've had my own battle with body dysmorphia and disordered eating, so I get it. I've now made it my mission to help women conquer anything that stands in the way of mental or physical health. Find me on IG for more @yatesnutrition

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English


Episodes

Dietitian Reaction: Netflix’s You Are What You Eat (with my husband Vincent)

2/13/2024
I'm diving deep into the latest Netflix doc You Are Where You Eat and sharing my views as a registered dietitian. If you haven't heard about it yet, it's a study on identical twins changing their diets and lifestyles for eight weeks in a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body. My husband Vincent is joining me on this one, and we're both scratching our heads over some of the stuff they claimed. We stayed silent the whole way through while watching all 4 episodes so we could wait to discuss our thoughts while mic’d up for the podcast. Listen live as we reveal our thoughts to each other on this episode from the perspective of a registered dietitian + my husband (representing a normal viewer). From what they did well, uncovering the bad, and the downright bizarre, we're laying it all out there for you. Here's my honest reaction with a bonus of my husband's target viewer opinion. For my fully researched and complete review, read the article here. 🎉 GIVEAWAY WINNER: Congrats to Meghan! TOPICS COVERED 👇 The study setup and design (00:01:45) Limitations of the study (00:08:33) Food and Life Expectancy Discrepancy (00:21:07) Lack of Citations, Biased Information and Fear Tactics (00:23:22) Misleading Information on Dairy (00:26:55) Effectiveness of Plant-Based Diet (00:34:17) Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and Production (00:38:01) Shift in Documentary Focus (00:42:15) Chicken pathogen test (00:48:54) Vegan cheese and documentary funding (00:58:51) Twin study results (01:00:27) Sex drive review in the study (01:03:39) Documentary's impact (01:08:16) Context and bias in documentaries (01:10:05) Veganism and moral implications (01:13:16) LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:01:18:11

Losing Her Mind Because She Couldn't Quit Food (client confessional with Liane)

1/30/2024
From secretive snack theft to a relentless binge-and-fast cycle, Liane was struggling to have a healthy relationship with food and after trying every diet under the sun, she'd had enough of the chaos and craved control. Fast forward to now—Liane's been living the binge-free dream for over 5 months! 🥳 In this episode, Liane shares her journey with binge eating and the impact it had on her life, her faith, and her relationship with her son. Discover how she embraced food freedom with the right tools that equipped her to be binge-free for life. Ready to be inspired? 🌟 From battling binge eating to embracing bliss, her story is a testament to how determination and community can completely change your life. 🎁 GIVEAWAY DETAILS 🎁 Enter for a chance to win a complimentary 1:1 session with me! 🎉 How to enter ⬇️ On Apple Podcasts or Spotify, submit a rating or review of the show and then take a screenshot of your rating/review. Email the screenshot along with your first name to michelle@yatesnutrition.com by end of day Sunday, February 11th. Winner will be chosen Monday the 12th and announced in the show notes of that week's episode! Winner will be contacted privately for next steps. 😍 Connect with Liane: Podcast TOPICS COVERED 👇 Liane's story (00:03:32) Struggling with binge eating (00:04:16) Seeking solutions (00:06:17) Impact of binge eating (00:09:58) Finding hope and transformation (00:12:33) Enjoying freedom (00:15:33) Overcoming old challenges (00:19:53) Eating in Secret and Rebuilding Trust (00:25:12) Community Support in the program (00:31:53) Breaking Free from Fear (00:37:26) LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:39:57

BODi (formerly BeachBody) Dietitian Review

1/16/2024
Since BeachBody rebranded last year to BODi they have stated that their approach has changed when it comes to fitness, nutrition and mindset. BUT is that really true? It's time that I answer all your questions, review the research, and offer up my honest insights. I shed light on BODi's history (2 men with 0 qualifications???), why I suspect they chose now to rebrand, we explore the MLM (multi-level marketing) side of the business, and the issues I have with it. Curious about their nutrition programs, and if what they promote around "helping you see food differently and love every bite" is fact or misleading? I'm sharing what I think about everything they offer, and you might be surprised that not everything is as bad as people suggest. So here's a long-awaited, highly requested, info PACKED dietitian review of BODi (formerly BeachBody). RESOURCES MENTIONED: BODi (formerly Beachbody) article on my blog Letter from Beachbody CEO TOPICS COVERED 👇 History of Beachbody (00:02:05) CEO's Letter and Mission: Rebrand to BODi (00:07:23) Trailer and Marketing Strategy (00:12:21) MLM Aspect of BODi (00:18:27) Class Action Lawsuit (00:22:33) Independent Consultants vs. Employees (00:23:41) MLM Tactics and Scripts (00:24:40) Qualifications of BODi Partners (00:25:56) Diet and Nutrition Programs (00:28:11) Portion Fix Program (00:30:16) 2B Mindset Program (00:39:40) Shakeology and Its Claims (00:48:27) Contradictions in Nutrition Plans (00:53:24) Shakeology and MLM Concerns (00:55:23) Final Thoughts on BODi (formerly Beachbody) (00:57:38) LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:58:00

Is Your Diet Mimicking a Toxic Romance? (with Toni Marinucci, RD)

1/2/2024
You've probably never thought about how diets are similar to dating. You know the times when you're hiding your date from friends? Or should I say hiding that snack in your room so no one sees you eating it? Yeah, there's a lot of parallels. Let's talk about them. I'm excited for Toni Marinuci MS, RD to join me today to share how dieting and dating are similar by explaining different scenarios that you might relate to and why jumping from diet to diet (hello, New Year!) probably isn't the solution for you. We also discuss the challenge of combating misinformation online (this is hard, we know), the importance of seeking help for eating disorders, and the significance of your mindset in overcoming binge eating. Hit play and join Toni and me in our discussion about diets, dating and the mindset secrets that'll change your perspectives. ✨ TAKE THE 2 MINUTE QUIZ, Why Are You Overeating? TOPICS COVERED 👇 Toni's journey (00:02:49) Michelle's journey (00:04:08) The importance of finding reliable sources of information (00:08:11) The inspiration behind Toni's book (00:12:15) Importance of mindset in overcoming binge eating and emotional overeating The harm that can be caused by seeking help from unqualified professionals (00:29:04) Identifying Root Issues (00:33:00) The importance of mindset in changing one's relationship with food and body (00:33:20) Choosing your second thought (00:33:45) Dieting and Toxic Relationships (00:41:49) Client story (00:51:19) Toni's Links: "Once Upon a Diet" book Instagram Website Podcast LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:55:52

Escaping the Point System Roller Coaster (client confessional with Lindsey)

12/19/2023
Ever felt like food was the only thing making you happy? But at the same time, it also makes you feel guilty every time you eat something not 'healthy' and so you'd get mad at yourself and beat yourself up over it? So did Lindsey. She was stuck in this unhealthy relationship with food. From losing a boatload of weight through Weight Watchers to piling it back on during the pandemic. Lindsey was feeling tired of not seeing sustainable, long-term weight loss and she was fed up with viewing food as 'points', starving herself and constantly thinking how much it'll cost her to eat a slice of cake. She was hesitant to join Nourished & Free because what if it didn't work? What if she failed again? But since joining she has reshaped her relationship with food, she's found the GOLDEN TICKET (her own words!) TOPICS COVERED 👇 Lindsey's experience with Weight Watchers (00:00:03) How the pandemic affected her eating habits (00:01:40) How Nourished & Free reshaped her relationship with food (00:03:58) Having brain space back (00:10:34) Reflecting on the Nourished & Free (00:19:55) Advice for someone starting the process or considering applying (00:21:08) LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:30:05

The HAES® Controversy: Is it Evidence-Based? with Dr. Idz (@dr_idz)

12/5/2023
You might remember when I was a Health At Every Size (HAES®) advocate. HAES is a compelling rival to diet culture, and it’s easy to get sucked into this popular movement. I've changed my tune a bit, and I’ve written about my thoughts on HAES®, but I knew I needed to recruit someone else onto the podcast so we could critically look at this movement together and have a balanced conversation about it. That’s why this week’s guest is Dr. Idz. Dr. Idz is not only a powerhouse in his field but also has a knack for debunking health movements and trends. If you’ve seen his TikToks or Instagram reels, you’ll know what I mean. No stone will be left unturned as Dr. Idz brings the receipts of studies showing HAES® to be incorrect in ways, and we’re talking about A LOT of studies. I’m really excited for you to hear this episode with Dr. Idz. He brings not just expertise but also a passion for nuanced conversations—a perfect match for the kind of discussions we love having on the podcast! TOPICS COVERED 👇 The Health at Every Size Movement (00:06:21) Controversies surrounding the HAES® movement (00:09:43) The potential harm of downplaying the implications of obesity (00:11:17) Evidence debunking HAES® (00:21:30) Discussion on metabolically healthy obesity (00:31:00) Considering the impact on mental health (00:35:45) Using outdated studies to support arguments (00:44:12) Evidence supporting long-term weight loss interventions (00:48:54) RESOURCES MENTIONED HAES article (by me) Dr. Idz's online school Dr. Idz on Instagram Dr. Idz on Tiktok LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:58:43

Nutrition Advice Red Flags To Look Out For (with Dr. Idz @dr_idz)

11/21/2023
It's sometimes hard to know what advice online (and offline) is credible or not, and seeing someone who is a 'Dr', 'nutritionist' or even 'dietitian' might make us assume they are a trustworthy source... but that's not always the case. Dr Idrees Mughal MBBS, MRes, DipIBLM (@Dr_Idz on socials) is joining me today to demystify the cloud of confusion around who you should trust. We explore the key red flags to look out for (and some green flags to keep in mind!) when you're looking to follow content creators' advice about health/wellness. Dr. Idz also shares the challenges of providing personalized nutritional advice in the healthcare system and why there are so many limitations placed on providing patients with tailored advice. Hit play to learn which health/wellness influencers are full of red flags vs full of solid logic and advice. 👀 TOPICS COVERED 👇 Dr. Idz Background (00:00:03) Determining the credibility of nutrition advice (00:08:31) Red flags for non-credible content creators (00:10:53) The limitations of providing tailored nutritional advice (00:20:39) The false promises of functional medicine (00:24:34) The holistic nature of Western medicine (00:28:05) Criteria for trusting online sources (00:31:16) RESOURCES MENTIONED Dr. Idz's online school Dr. Idz on Instagram Dr. Idz on Tiktok LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:35:08

Optavia® Secrets Revealed: Ex-Coach Tells All (with Former Client, Alizabeth)

11/7/2023
The Optavia® diet gets some women great results, but at what cost? Today I'm joined by Alizabeth who is an ex-Optavia® coach, she initially went through the program, lost over 100lbs, and then was recruited to become a coach blinded by the dream of financial freedom. She's now pulling back the curtain to the diet in this tell-all episode. 👀 We explore the cult-like mentality, the negative side effects of eating less than 1000 calories a day, and how the coaches are more focused on money instead of their clients. We all know how these extreme diets leave people with no support AND how they can just gain it all back once they stop taking their products, but thankfully Alizabeth approached me and she's learnt how to eat grapes again without feeling guilty (an unfortunate side effect of Optavia® she experienced). If you're curious to uncover the truth about Optavia® and discover how Alizabeth broke free from its grasp, tune in to this episode now! Listen to my Optavia® diet review here TOPICS COVERED 👇 [00:01:43] Getting hooked on Optavia® [00:06:23] The Optavia® diet experience [00:10:35] Going from client to coach [00:15:22] Expectations and requirements as an Optavia® coach [00:21:21] Negative Side Effects of Optavia® [00:25:37] Manipulation in Optavia® [00:30:11] The Struggle with Food and Fear of Weight Gain [00:32:29] Leaving Optavia® and the Pushback LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:45:30

Is Losing Weight Your Roman Empire? (Client Confessional with Danielle)

10/31/2023
Have you been chasing losing weight your whole life? Jumping from diet to diet, worrying about your gut health or creating a negative relationship with exercise? If so you're not alone, as today I'm joined by my client Danielle who broke free from this cycle and is now feeling truly Nourished & Free. I'm dropping this bonus episode as a Halloween treat 🎃 We talk about what Danielle's relationship with food was like before, what sparked her to join my program, and how opening up in the group helped her make long-lasting changes. Now, she can simply enjoy the moment without stressing over her looks or the calories in her food. Listen to her journey towards food freedom and body acceptance. She found a way to stop her diet cycle in my Nourished and Free™ program, and is now equipped with the tools she needs for the rest of her life. TOPICS COVERED 👇 [00:04:21] Danielle's relationship with food and body before joining Nourished & Free [00:09:26] Her journey to body acceptance [00:13:21] How Danielle's social life has changed [00:20:24] Comparing this approach to past ones [00:22:10] The sustainability and stability of the Nourished & Free program [00:33:24] Learning to be free as an adult LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:40:59

What's the Difference Between Emotional Eating and Binge Eating?

10/24/2023
Ever found yourself reaching for that tub of ice cream after a tough day? We've all been there. But here's the burning question: When does emotional eating cross the line into binge eating? Emotional eating isn't always a bad thing, it's just part of being human. But, when it starts to take a toll or becomes classified as binge-eating, well, that's when we hit a red flag – we might be talking about an eating disorder. In this episode, I'm explaining the psychological and physical factors that can push someone towards both binge eating and emotional overeating. But even if you're not ticking off every item on the diagnostic checklist for binge eating disorder, seeking professional help can be a game-changer. So, if you've ever wondered where your emotional snacking is headed, this episode will get you up to speed. Listen to learn, reflect, and maybe even share this with a friend who's been walking a similar path. Read the article associated with this episode here TOPICS COVERED 👇 The core differences [00:01:01] Psychological and physical reasons for binge eating [00:07:21] Differences between clinical and subclinical binge eating [00:09:33] Seeking help for emotional overeating and binge eating [00:13:46] LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:17:23

Am I Bingeing or Am I Overeating?

10/10/2023
Are you unsure if those instances of excessive eating are a harmless indulgence or a possible sign of binge eating? Join me as I explore the staggering statistics that reveal how this disorder affects millions of lives and its profound seriousness. I shed light on the emotional and psychological factors driving binge eating, as well as the toll it takes on one's physical and mental health, affecting their overall quality of life. I share with you the various treatment options available, from therapy to essential nutritional support. So whether you're personally affected or simply curious to learn more, tune in to gain insight into the complex nature of binge eating disorder. TOPICS COVERED 👇 Binge Eating vs. Overeating [00:02:06] Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosis [00:04:29] Physical and psychological symptoms [00:12:40] Therapy options [00:19:58] Nutrition interventions [00:21:11] RESOURCES MENTIONED Beating Binge Eating Disorder in Less Than 4 Months (Client Confessional with Breanna) Episode How Christen Stopped Bingeing After 25 Years (Client Confessional) Episode Read the article associated with this episode here LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:24:01

Lyme Disease Diet: Do You Really Need to Make Changes? (with Dr. Andrea Love from @unbiasedscipod)

9/26/2023
Are you wondering if your diet can really make a difference when it comes to Lyme disease? Today, we're here to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Lyme disease diet. I'm joined by Andrea C. Love, PhD, an esteemed immunologist and microbiologist, to provide you with the scientific clarity you need. Dr. Love begins by explaining that Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from pesky tick bites, and guess what? It's mostly treated with antibiotics. We'll also dispel the myths surrounding tick bites, transmission, and the alleged need for dietary interventions. But that's not all. We're going to dig into why misinformation can be a real health hazard and remind you why it's super important to trust reliable sources when it comes to your health. Stay tuned for a fact-based discussion that will empower you to make informed decisions about Lyme disease and your diet. Connect with Dr. Andrea Love on Instagram TOPICS COVERED 👇 Overview of Lyme Disease and transmission [00:06:19] Preventing Lyme Disease [00:13:23] Controversy surrounding chronic Lyme Disease [00:26:45] Lyme literate specialists and fake tests [00:30:04] Concerns about lack of treatment for Lyme Disease [00:35:01] Addressing misinformation and eroding trust in science [00:36:03] RESOURCES MENTIONED American Lyme Disease Foundation website Unbiased Science website Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Dietitian Review + Let's Talk Anti-Inflammatory Foods Episode Unbiased Science's Autoimmune Protocol Episode READ THE BLOG POST FOR MORE TikTok's Mustard Girl Diet and the Lyme Disease Scam: Dietitian Review LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:50:01

Navigating Body Image Pressures in the Entertainment Industry (with special guest, Actress/Model Maria Tornberg)

9/12/2023
Have you ever wondered what it's truly like to navigate the cutthroat world of show business while battling insecurities about your body? In this episode, I had the privilege of sitting down with Maria Tornberg, an actress, photographer, and former model for an honest and enlightening conversation. We explore Maria's journey through the industry, discussing her battles with body image and eating disorders. We delve into the challenges faced in the acting and modeling world, the relentless standards it imposes, and the importance of self-acceptance. A pivotal moment in our conversation is when Maria opens up about a traumatic, near-death event that reshaped her perspective on her body and identity - she felt as if she was reborn. Her journey toward recovery and self-acceptance, and her healthier relationship with food, is truly inspiring. I admire Maria's openness and bravery in sharing her story. Our discussion sheds light on the healing power of such conversations, making this episode a must-listen. Connect with Maria on Instagram Work with Maria Episode we mentioned was: "When Your Health Obsession Becomes Unhealthy" from Aug 15th 2023 TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:47:03

Beating Binge Eating Disorder in Less Than 4 Months (Client Confessional with Breanna)

8/29/2023
Strap yourself in - you don't want to miss this. Breanna broke free from the chains of binge eating disorder despite being faced with the trauma of sexual assault, battling Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), fatty liver, prediabetes, and kidney issues . Listen to her story resilience and her journey towards self-love and acceptance. She found a beacon of hope in my Nourished and Free™ program, and is now equipped with the tools she needs for the rest of her life. Prepare to be inspired, and good luck NOT feeling deeply moved as you listen to this incredible journey of transformation. ‼️ Explicit content warning: brief discussion of sexual assault and being drugged. No other details beyond that, but still probably shouldn't be played around tiny ears. TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:49:06

When Your "Health" Obsession Becomes Unhealthy (with Katie Kuhlmann, PLMHP, MS, NCC)

8/15/2023
Where is the line between having a balanced, healthy diet and diet culture? I'm joined by my friend Katie Kuhlmann, a licensed counselor from Omaha, Nebraska, as we explore the shifting forms of orthorexia (for more on WHAT orthorexia is, visit my episode from Oct. 11, 2022). Listen as we address the difficulty in distinguishing a healthy from an unhealthy obsession with health. Read the article associated with this episode here. TOPICS COVERED 👇 [0:48] Katie's story with anorexia and orthorexia [4:38] When eating disorders (ED) transition to looking a different way [7:02] The key differences between anorexia and orthorexia, and the #1 sign that your relationship with food is off [9:52] The similarities between EDs and OCD - why it's so hard to "just stop" struggling with food. [15:18] When is it orthorexia vs healthy eating? [23:50] The breaking point for Katie's orthorexia that led her to recovery + some clinical considerations [28:49] Is "food freedom" realistic? [29:19] The harm that stressing over food does on our bodies, ultimately being counterproductive LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:31:33

Going from Calorie-Counting to Food Freedom (Client Confessional with Jaime)

8/1/2023
Have you ever been stuck in a cycle of restrictive diets, counting every calorie, and battling guilt with every weigh-in? Join us as we talk with previous Nourished & Free™ member, Jaime, about her journey to food freedom. Jaime opens up about her experiences with a program that was fixated on the restrictive mindset and dieting, leading her down a path where she obsessively counted calories and found herself riddled with guilt at weigh-ins. Feeling trapped, she sought a more sustainable approach to nutrition, one that wouldn't have her measuring lettuce leaves to meet caloric intake goals. Jaime's story doesn't end here. She made the brave decision to deviate from the restrictive mindset she was used to and moved towards a healthier balance with food and body image. She shares her transformational journey working with me and how it changed her outlook on body image, food, and gave her the confidence to eat without guilt or restrictions. Jaime also discusses how this was a sustainable nutrition program that has helped her maintain her results. If you're seeking a more sustainable way to achieve food freedom and break away from the guilt associated with restrictive diets, Jaime's story will be a beacon of hope. TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:23:18

Exploring the Wounded Healer Phenemenon of Dietitians Who Suffer From Eating Disorders (with Co-Host Hannah Saffold, RDN, LD)

7/18/2023
Join me in this 2 part series with Hannah Saffold, RDN, LD. Hannah and I co-host this episode on the battles dietitians are facing daily with disordered eating/eating disorders. Hannah is an experienced dietitian with a mission to promote healthier relationships with food among dietitians and dietitians-to-be. Together, we share our personal experiences with disordered eating and lift the lid on some shocking industry statistics. The conversation takes a deep turn when we explore the 'wounded healer' archetype, a phenomenon that's surprisingly common in the dietetics, fitness, health, and therapeutic fields. The discussion unveils the often unspoken judgment and shame experienced by nutrition students and dietitians wrestling with their own disordered eating. If you are grappling with disordered eating, or suspect that you might have an eating disorder, you're not alone. We're here to support you, to stand by you, and to help you navigate this journey. Tune in as we unravel the complexities of being in this industry. Join us in part 2 as we talk about the nuances of intuitive eating as well as the concerns we have around some of the new(ish) culture shifts around the intuitive eating space. Connect with Hannah on Instagram Work with Hannah Listen to Hannah's podcast TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:27:25

Untangling the Complexities of Intuitive Eating (with Co-Host Hannah Saffold, RDN, LD)

7/18/2023
In the final segment of my 2 part series with Hannah Saffold, a seasoned registered dietitian working with eating disorders, we untangle the complex world of intuitive eating. We dive into the misconceptions surrounding this framework and reveal why it's not a one-size-fits-all approach. Together, we confront some troubling trends noticed in the intuitive eating space, including the policing and shaming often accompanying the Health At Every Size® representatives. Navigating the world of intuitive eating and fostering healthier food relationships can feel like walking a tightrope. In this episode, we delve into the idea of 'gentle nutrition' and the balance between various forces in the food industry, food access, and our inner voice. We also discuss the significance of releasing the clutches of diet culture and meeting people where they are with their food choices. Spoiler alert: you'll learn why working with a professional can be a game-changer on your intuitive eating journey! Listen as we scrutinize the challenges between adhering to rigid guidelines and critically assessing one's relationship with food and their body. We debate the pros and cons of different diets, including the Health At Every Size paradigm, and how it can aid or hinder your journey to a healthier relationship with food. As we wrap up, we address the recent controversies in the intuitive eating community and the importance of creating an inclusive space for all. So, buckle up and join us on this enlightening journey as we reshape our understanding of intuitive eating and food relationships. Connect with Hannah on Instagram Work with Hannah Listen to Hannah's podcast TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:39:39

Dietitian Review: GLP-1 Weight Loss Drugs and What NO ONE is Telling You

7/4/2023
Ever wondered about weight loss drugs, particularly the massively popular GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro? Curious about what they are, how they work, and if they're effective? This episode aims to answer all your questions, review the research, and offer up my honest insights. Special shoutout to @Dr_Idz for taking the time to help me prepare for this episode. Check out his school for deep dives into all the latest nutrition fads. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in nutrition and health, especially if you are a healthcare professional who advises others on nutrition. Read the article associated with this episode here TOPICS COVERED 👇 LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:22:59

From Likes to Loathing: How Social Media Drives Unhealthy Body Image and Disordered Eating (with Dr. Jillian Lampert, RD, LD)

6/20/2023
What if the key to improving our mental health and relationship with food was to take a deeper look at the powerful influence of social media? In this eye-opening conversation, I'm joined by Jillian Lampert, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED, a fellow dietitian and the Chief Strategy Officer for Accanto Health. Dr. Lampert's extensive experience in eating disorders, neurobiology, and her passion for helping people improve their relationship with food and their bodies provide valuable insights on this important topic. Together, we explore the connection between body image and social media, discussing how these platforms, initially created for connection, have evolved to focus on curated images and content, often leading to a need for validation and comparison. Dr. Lampert shares her thoughts on the psychology and neurobiology behind the compelling nature of social media, and how it affects our self-esteem, body image, and overall mental well-being. Don't miss this incredibly informative episode that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the powerful influence of social media on our lives - especially on our children. Follow Veritas Collaborative, the Emily Program, and the Eating Disorder Coalition on Instagram LEARN MORE 🔥 My Signature 4-Month Program, Nourished & Free 📲 Follow me on Instagram (you'll get to know me pretty quickly!) 📖 Check out my Blog for tons of helpful articles SHOW SOME LOVE ⭐️ Loved this episode? Leave a 5 star rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify (thank you!) 💌 Share this episode with a friend who you think will love it 📌 Subscribe/follow the show so you never miss an episode!

Duration:00:46:01