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Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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I have been listening to the entire back log of this show and I love the message and the guests. They’re so informative and inspiring- I’m hooked! However, I skip the first 5 minutes of every episode because it’s the same self promotion over and over. I understand some is necessary but 5 minutes is too much. I am also a Jesus loving Christian and “oh, God” is used in vain a lot and it makes me cringe. Overall a really great podcast with 2 big flaws.

Please listen!!

By Buggyjet18 - Aug 05 2019
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Excellent, life changing podcast! 10/10 have to give it a listen.

iTunes Ratings

1901 Ratings
Average Ratings
1746
75
27
27
26

I’m hooked

By cebnk - Aug 10 2019
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I have been listening to the entire back log of this show and I love the message and the guests. They’re so informative and inspiring- I’m hooked! However, I skip the first 5 minutes of every episode because it’s the same self promotion over and over. I understand some is necessary but 5 minutes is too much. I am also a Jesus loving Christian and “oh, God” is used in vain a lot and it makes me cringe. Overall a really great podcast with 2 big flaws.

Please listen!!

By Buggyjet18 - Aug 05 2019
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Excellent, life changing podcast! 10/10 have to give it a listen.
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Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

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Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, body politics, feminism, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. Food Psych® challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. The podcast is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week, and discover a whole new world of body positivity! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Rank #1: #127: Intuitive Eating & Health At Every Size FAQs with Ashley Seruya & Christy Harrison

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This week is a very special edition of Food Psych! Rather than having a new guest on, I felt it was time to have an episode devoted to laying out the concepts and perspectives that we talk about every single week. This episode is ideal for newcomers to the Food Psych crew, for you to come back to when you’re struggling to remain true to the tenets of Health at Every Size and intuitive eating in this diet-culture world, and for you to share with friends and family who need an overview of the philosophy.

My Administrative and Community Manager, Ashley Seruya, joins me this week to pose some burning questions that get to the heart of what this podcast, and the anti-diet movement, is all about. Ashley is a current MSW student at Fordham University and a fellow anti-diet activist and body liberation advocate. She’s passionate about Health at Every Size and recovery, and hopes to one day combine her training in writing, social work, intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, and more to help the world recover from diet culture at large. Keep up with her work through her Instagram, where she shares posts about her beloved pets, self-care, eating disorder recovery, mental health, and more!

If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course at christyharrison.com/course.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Oct 23 2017
1 hour 36 mins
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Rank #2: [REPOST] #112: Body Liberation and Difficult Conversations with Jes Baker, Author of "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls"

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Jes Baker, body-liberation activist and author of the book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, discusses her continuing process of recovery from trauma related to food, eating, and fatphobia; why talking about trauma is so important; why she uses the term "body liberation" instead of "body positivity" or "fat acceptance"; why we need to have more nuanced conversations about people's body-liberation journeys instead of reflexively shunning celebrities who've had weight-loss surgery; how the experience of being "small-fat" differs from the experience of being in a larger fat body; why the mainstreaming of body positivity has been so problematic; and lots more. PLUS, Christy answers a listener question about starting movement again after a history of compulsive exercise.

This episode originally aired on July 10, 2017.

Jes Baker is a Tucson blogger and author who is on a mission to turn our society's concept of beauty on its oppressive head as she knows for a FACT that every person in this world is worthy of respect and feeling valued regardless of their size, shape, shade, sex, ability, gender, age or health records.

She preaches the importance of body autonomy, ALL CAPS, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Find her online at themilitantbaker.com, and check out her article on Lisa Frank BoPo

This episode is brought to you by Christy's forthcoming book, Anti-Diet, which is now available for pre-order! Learn more and pre-order now at christyharrison.com/book.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Aug 05 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #3: #36: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke, Body-Positive Health Coach

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Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more!

Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose.

Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Jan 26 2015
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #4: #31.5: Getting Started with Food Psych and Body Positivity

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New to Food Psych? Listen to this episode for a quick overview of the podcast and a guide to getting started! Whether you're new to the body-acceptance movement, recovering from an eating disorder, considering giving up diets, or already a hardcore Health at Every Size and intuitive eating fan, this podcast is for you! 

(This episode was created in January of 2018; it's just marked with a 2014 publication date to ensure it shows up first in the podcast feed.)

Episodes mentioned:

  • #127: Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size FAQs with Ashley Seruya
  • #106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss with writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo
  • #121: The Truth About Diet Culture with cultural historian Emily Contois
  • #99: How to Fight Diet Culture & Find Fat Acceptance with author Lindy West
  • #94: How to Leave the Religion of Dieting with religious scholar and journalist Alan Levinovitz

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 Simple Strategies for Finding Peace and Freedom with Food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

To learn more about Food Psych and all our previous guests, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

For access to Season 1 (September 2013 - May 2014), become a Food Psych Premium member! 

Sep 01 2014
6 mins
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Rank #5: #175: The Truth About Digestion and Gut Health with Marci Evans, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Eating-Disorder Dietitian

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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 dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice, Marci launched an online eating disorders training platform for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorders dietetic internship at Simmons College. She volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations and has spoken locally and internationally at numerous conferences and media outlets. She loves social media and you can find her on all outlets @MarciRD. Find her online at MarciRD.com.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Nov 26 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #6: #203: Healing from Orthorexia and The Wellness Diet with Katherine Metzelaar, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Dietitian

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Season 6 finale! Fellow anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Katherine Metzelaar joins us to discuss orthorexia within the health-and-wellness field, the cultural shift that made it cool to eliminate foods, mourning the loss of community and connection when you stop dieting, why growing up with a peaceful relationship with food doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of immunity against diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with physical discomfort like thigh chafing and waistbands digging into your belly.

Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN, CD is a Seattle-based Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about inclusive healthcare for all bodies. She is the owner and founder of Bravespace Nutrition, a private nutrition practice that helps women, both virtually and in-person, to create peace with food and their body free from rules, dieting, and perfectionism. Through the use of a client-centered, therapeutic, non-diet approach, she helps women and womxn to recover from disordered eating, eating disorders and body image challenges. In addition to her practice, Katherine is the founder of Body Image Badass: Compassion, Connection, Embodiment, a body-acceptance group that works to create community and a safer space for women to talk about the challenges of what in means to exist in a world that seeks to control and oppress women’s bodies via dieting and body-shaming.When not at work, you can find her checking out the local foodie scene, dancing salsa, and in the pursuit of finding the best latte in town. Find her online at BraveSpaceNutrition.com.

This episode is brought to you by Christy's forthcoming book, Anti-Diet, which is now available for pre-order! Learn more and pre-order now at christyharrison.com/book.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Jul 22 2019
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #7: #190: Why Intuitive Eating Is NOT a Diet with Caroline Dooner, Diet-Recovery Coach and Author of The "F" It Diet

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Fellow author and podcaster Caroline Dooner returns! We discuss her new book, The "F" It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy, why mental deprivation is just as much of a problem as physical deprivation, why people often treat intuitive eating as another diet (and why it's not), the essential role of rest in healing our relationship with movement, why focusing on fullness can be problematic, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether a certain model of treatment for binge-eating disorder is actually making the problem worse.

Caroline is the creator of The "F" It Diet, where she teaches chronic dieters how to heal their relationship with food and weight. Caroline recently released her first book, The "F" It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy. Find her online right here.

This episode of Food Psych is brought to you by our pal Katie Dalebout's Let a Podcast Out workshop. Use the code FOODPSYCH when you sign up for 25% off!

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Mar 25 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #8: #74: The Truth about Emotional Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke, Anti-Diet Health Coach

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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!

Isabel Foxen Duke helps women "stop feeling crazy around food." After struggling with binge eating for most of her life, and trying to overcome emotional eating and binge eating through various approaches to food—Isabel finally discovered that these attempts to control her food and her body were at the root of the problem itself. She now teaches women struggling with binge eating how to do the very thing they're most afraid of, and the very thing they need to do to recover: let go. Grab her free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Listen to Isabel's previous episode of Food Psych (Episode #36: Food Sanity) to hear more about her story of recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and how she discovered body positivity, intuitive eating, and Health at Every Size. 

To learn more about the podcast, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Oct 18 2016
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #9: #149: The Truth About Binge Eating with Amy Pershing, Anti-Diet Therapist and Binge Eating Disorder Expert

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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 for Eating Disorders (CED) in Ann Arbor. In 1993, she developed “Bodywise™,” a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder (BED). In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Consulting LLC which offers training to clinicians treating BED nationwide.

Pershing has pioneered an integrated approach based on almost 30 years of clinical experience. Her approach is strengths-based, incorporating Internal Family Systems, mindfulness strategies, Self Compassion interventions, and a range of somatic trauma techniques. Her approach also integrates intuitive eating and movement and a “health at every size” philosophy. Pershing offers two- and three-day Intensives for those in recovery, as well as “Hungerwise™,” a 10-week program for ending chronic dieting and weight cycling offered jointly with with St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Michigan.

Pershing lectures internationally and writes extensively on the treatment of BED and her own recovery journey for both professional and lay communities. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs speaking about BED treatment and recovery, relapse prevention, weight stigma, and mindful eating and movement. She is the winner of BEDA's Pioneer in Clinical Advocacy ward. Pershing has also served on a variety of professional boards and is the Past Chair of the Binge Eating Disorder Association. Her book, published by Taylor and Francis, will be out in late summer 2018. She maintains a clinical practice in Ann Arbor. Find her online at TheBodyWiseProgram.com.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

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If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Mar 26 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #10: #61: Intuitive Eating, Intuitive Everything with Amie Roe, Psychotherapist and Improv Comedy Performer

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Christy talks with Amie Roe, a psychotherapist and improv comedy performer, about diet culture, getting in touch with your body, and how using your intuition about food spills over into everything else in life.

Amie Roe is an improviser, therapist, and highly expressive face based in New York, NY. Her work is inspired by her experience as a performer, her training as a trauma therapist, and her commitment to sex positivity and social justice. She studied at Haverford College and received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples/relationships, and families in both community organizations and private practice. Check out her website, and catch her on stage at the Magnet Theater in NYC.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

May 17 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #11: #106: How to Stop Pursuing Weight Loss & Make Peace with Your Body with Ijeoma Oluo, Author of "So You Want To Talk About Race"

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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. Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on race, feminism, and other social issues has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more. She is the Editor at Large at The Establishment. Her book, So You Want To Talk About Race, will be published in early 2018 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on Twitter at @ijeomaoluo, and on her website at IjeomaOluo.com. To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes for this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych Fellow health pros: Sign up for the EDRDpro Symposium to learn about treating disordered eating from 15 experts in the field, including Christy! Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey. You can also text "FOODPSYCH" to the phone number 44222 to get it on the go! Join the Food Psych Facebook group to connect with fellow listeners around the world!

May 29 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #12: #181: How to "Just Eat It" and Break Free from Diet Culture with Laura Thomas, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

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Intuitive eating counselor and author Laura Thomas joins us to discuss her new book, Just Eat It; the problems with The Wellness Diet; why subtle levels of weight stigma are so hard to pinpoint and eradicate; why "emotional eating" and turning to food for comfort are falsely demonized in diet culture; why people in the nutrition field often struggle in their own relationships with food; and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether the 12-step model works for food issues.

Laura Thomas, PhD is an AfN Registered Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor specialising in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, weight inclusive and non-diet nutrition. She has a BSc in Health Sciences from the University of Aberdeen, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, and completed her Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University in behaviour change. She is the host of Don’t Salt My Game podcast and was the Nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon. She established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating in 2017 to help clients and train clinicians in Intuitive Eating. Her first book, Just Eat It, was published this month by Bluebird Books. Find her online at LauraThomasPhD.co.uk.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Jan 14 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #13: #53: Food and Anxiety with Kat Kinsman, Food Writer and Author of "Hi, Anxiety"

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Writer Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table, CNN, Hi, Anxiety) discusses mental illness in the food industry, how anxiety and depression have influenced her eating, how she's learned to cope with the physical demands of writing about food for a living, and lots more.

Kat is the Editor at Large and former Editor in Chief of Tasting Table. She recently founded Chefs with Issues, a website devoted to sharing stories and providing resources to people in the food industry who struggle with issues including depression, addictions, PTSD, eating disorders, and more.

Previously Kat was the Managing Editor of CNN’s Eatocracy, edited CNN’s Matrimony section and First Person essay series, and was a writer and editor for CNN Living. She covers food, booze, lady-being, person-being, mental health, disabilities, sex, pop culture (especially YA novels), weddings, and dogs. Mostly food, though. She was nominated for a James Beard Broadcast Award in the TV Segment category in 2013, but she didn’t win. She also didn’t win the EPPY Best Food Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over in 2012 and 2013 (though Eatocracy was nominated), but she sure as heck did win in 2011.

Her memoir, Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves, is being published in May of 2016 by Dey Street Books, and is available for pre-order now. 

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Feb 02 2016
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #14: #169: The Truth About Fitness Culture and "Clean Eating" with Christine Yoshida, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

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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 black-and-white thinking in eating-disorder recovery.

Christine Yoshida, MS, NCC, maintains a private counseling practice in Vancouver, Washington (north of Portland, Oregon). Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, NASM certified personal trainer, and she is also currently in the process of completing a program to obtain her Eating Disorder Certificate. Her practice focuses on assisting teens and adults dealing with eating disorders and disordered eating. She is a practitioner and advocate of Intuitive Eating, Body Respect, and Health at Every Size.

While Christine loves working with and helping young children in a school setting (she has been an elementary counselor since 2007) she has an unwavering passion for helping all people struggling with body insecurity, poor relationships with food, eating disorders, chronic dieting, and over-exercising. Christine strives to help her clients overcome and unlearn the harmful messages and artificial standards created by the diet and fitness culture.

Away from work, Christine lives in Portland with her husband and two cute but troublemaking young children, Lucy and Matthew! Find her online at christineyoshida.com.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course !

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Oct 08 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #15: #197: Hormones, Disordered Eating, and How The Wellness Diet Harms Your Health with Robyn Nohling, Non-Diet Dietitian and Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse practitioner and fellow HAES dietitian Robyn Nohling joins us to discuss her experiences with disordered eating and hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA), how diet culture wreaks havoc on our hormones, why doing less may actually be better for our health, how The Wellness Diet is making us sicker, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to navigate intuitive eating with diabetes.

Robyn’s own health journey has been the catalyst to her career focused on counseling, nursing, mentoring, and teaching in the field of women's health and eating disorders. As a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Dietitian, Robyn specializes in hormone & reproductive health along with eating disorders and disordered eating. She uses a weight inclusive and non diet approach and firmly believes health goes far beyond your plate and exercise routine. Alongside her private practice, blog and inpatient NP position, Robyn opened an online learning center in 2017 to both educate other practitioners and empower women to advocate for their own health and healing.


In both her RD and NP practices, Robyn works through the Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size® framework. She is a member of and involved in several women's health and eating disorder organizations including the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, and the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians.

When she's not working with women or behind the screen, she enjoys exploring Boston and the northeast with her husband and baby boy, traveling despite her fear of flying, cooking new recipes, hosting others in her home and experiencing the food scene wherever she might be. Robyn loves connecting on social media. Find her online at thereallife-rd.com.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course—enrollment closes May 29th!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

May 27 2019
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #16: #186: How to Rebuild Trust in Your Body with Jenna Hollenstein, Non-Diet Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counselor

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Non-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and author Jenna Hollenstein returns to discuss her new book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, the role of self-compassion and non-judgment in recovery, how to rebuild trust in your body and inner wisdom, the importance of having enough, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether or not you need to cut out certain foods for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RDN, CDN, is a non-diet dietitian who helps people struggling with chronic dieting, disordered eating, and eating disorders. She uses a combination of Intuitive Eating, mindfulness techniques, and meditation to help her clients move toward greater peace, health, and wellness. Jenna’s private practice is located at 750 Lexington Avenue in New York City where she consults with clients in person and virtually.

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition from Penn State, a Masters degree in Nutrition from Tufts University, is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an Open Heart Project meditation guide. In 2018, Jenna joined the board of The Center for Mindful Eating.

Jenna is the author of Understanding Dietary Supplements, a handy guide to the evaluation and use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanicals for both consumers and clinicians, and more recently the memoir Drinking to Distraction. Her third book, Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life, was released in January 2019. Find her online at Eat2Love.com.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Feb 18 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #17: #194: The Truth About Weight-Loss "Success Stories" with Carrie Dennett, Anti-Diet Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Journalist

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Fellow anti-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Carrie Dennett joins us to discuss her experiences with “successful” dieting and being part of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), why she ultimately stopped dieting and embraced Health At Every Size®, the many problems with the NWCR, why the vast majority of intentional weight-loss efforts fail, how weight stigma affects people of all sizes, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether to expect weight loss with intuitive eating.

Carrie Dennett is a Pacific Northwest-based registered dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating counselor, journalist, author and blogger. She writes a weekly nutrition column for The Seattle Times and contributes regularly to The Washington Post. Carrie is the author of Healthy For (Your) Life: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Wellness, which blends intuitive and mindful eating with a non-diet approach, current nutrition science, and a lot of nutrition myth-busting—principles she also brings to her virtual private practice. She is a second-career dietitian who worked as a newspaper journalist for many years before earning her Master of Public Health in nutritional sciences from the University of Washington. Find her online at NutritionByCarrie.com.

Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to get started on the anti-diet path.

If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

May 06 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #18: #59: Why Weight Loss Won't Make You Happy with Simi Botic, Intuitive Eating Coach

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Christy talks with Simi Botic, a corporate attorney turned body-positive health coach, who shares the fascinating story about her journey from body negativity to disordered eating and finally to recovery—and the massive career change that followed. We discuss the myths equating weight loss with happiness, the perils of external validation, and lots more.

Simi is obsessed with coffee, beach vacations, & the 90s. A corporate attorney turned intuitive eating health coach, she now works with women privately & through Finally Free. Simi helps women learn to nourish & nurture their bodies + lives, so they can live FULLY! Get instant access to her free three-part Breaking Up With Binges video series here & hang with her at SimiBotic.com or @simibotic for more.

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

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Apr 19 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #19: #164: How to Make Peace with Your Belly with Rachel Cole, Body-Acceptance Coach

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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 empowerment expert. She has spent fifteen years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. Find her online at RachelWCole.com.

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Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, to start your intuitive eating journey.

If you're ready to give up dieting once and for all, join Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course!

To learn more about Food Psych and get full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

Jul 30 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #20: #73: Intuitive Eating and Rejecting the Diet Mentality with Evelyn Tribole, Co-Author of "Intuitive Eating"

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Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD--co-author of the seminal book Intuitive Eating and the forthcoming Intuitive Eating Workbook--discusses her relationship with food in childhood, how being a competitive athlete helped her develop a balanced approach to nutrition, why intuitive eating is incompatible with the pursuit of weight loss, how her approach has evolved since the first edition of the book was published, and lots more!

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD is an award-winning registered dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and Intuitive Eating, with a private practice in Newport Beach, California. She has written seven books including the bestsellers Healthy Homestyle Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author).

Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, Evelyn runs for fun and is an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys surfing, kayaking and white water rafting. Evelyn’s favorite food is chocolate, when it can be savored slowly. Find Evelyn online at EvelynTribole.com, and pre-order her new book, The Intuitive Eating Workbook

To learn more about Food Psych and our guest, visit christyharrison.com/foodpsych

Ready to make peace with food? Join Christy's intuitive eating online course

How healthy is your relationship with food? Take the quiz and get free resources at christyharrison.com/quiz!

Oct 11 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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