Join Registered Nutritionist and Wellness Advocate Laura Thomas, PhD for conversations with game changers. Laura talks to people in wellness, foodies, bloggers, entrepreneurs from cool brands, creatives, nutritionists, doctors, body positivity people, mindfulness experts, and anyone else who is shaking up the wellness world, to find out how they stay on top of their game – and to help you do you, but better. It’s not all headstands and courgetti though - she and her guests aren’t afraid to dig deep into the darker side of wellness and WILL call BS on weird, faddy trends, that don’t have any legitimacy or scientific merit. Fresh pods every Friday. #dontsaltmygame
Part 1 - What mealtimes can be when we take the pressure off w/ Emiko Davies
This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Emiko Davies, Australian-Japanese food writer, photographer and cook-book author.
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Can I Have Another Snack? - 01: Nourishing Myself with Laxmi Hussain
Our very first guest on the Can I Have Another Snack? pod is artist Laxmi Hussain whose stunning work depicts the softness of bodies and the tenderness of early motherhood. We talk about her postpartum experience, and how, even as a mother of three, her instincts were undermined and gaslit. We talk about how new mothers (especially pandemic mums) are repeatedly let down and dismissed. Laxmi shares her experiences of sharing her studio with a toddler and how he has become part of her process. We then go on to discuss her family’s food culture and her own relationship to food and appetite. Lastly, we consider all the ways that our kids are told there is something fundamentally wrong with them, and how we as parents can give them the tools to develop resilience to these messages. Also, just a heads up that this will be the final episode coming through the DSMG feed, so make sure to subscribe to the new Can I Have Another Snack? pod to catch all the new episodes!
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Can I Have Another Snack?
Hey Team! You may have noticed that I’ve had a few things in the works lately, and I’m excited to *finally* share my new project with you all. Today I’m sharing the trailer for my brand new podcast - also called Can I Have Another Snack? - inspired, I know. Each week I’m asking my guests two questions - who or what are you nourishing right now? And who or what is nourishing you? Upcoming guests include Laxmi Hussain, Naureen Hunani, Christy Harrison, Clara Nosek, and Julia MF Turshen (!!!!!!). We explore topics around postpartum bodies, food, sanctimommy culture, neurodiversity, diet-culture, kids, capitalism, anti-fat bias, and so much more.
Check out the preview above and catch the first full episode when it drops on Friday! And don't forget - you are listening to this in the Don’t Salt My Game feed so just remember to head over to the Can I Have Another Snack? feed in your podcast player and hit subscribe there - that way you won’t miss an episode. Go do it right now.
You can also subscribe to my brand new Substack, also called Can I have Another Snack? - a newsletter, podcast, and community centred around bodies, identity and appetite. Head on over and introduce yourself (everyone is super cool and welcoming, I promise!). See you all there!
What Are They Teaching Them? w /Kelly Fullerton
Heyo - welcome to the LAST EVER episode of Don’t Salt My Game 🥺 (dw - I have something else very cool in the works and I’ll share details in this podcast feed when it’s ready at the end of summer).
Our final guest is Kelly Fullerton - a nutritionist and primary school teacher from Melbourne, Australia - who is challenging conventional and dogmatic approaches to how we teach kids about food. In this episode we break down:
Why traditional nutrition education isn’t developmentally appropriate The unintended consequences of teaching things like grams of fat in cheese or number of sugar cubes in drinks We break down why ‘sometimes’ food and ‘everyday’ foods are just a version of ‘good/bad’ We talk about how kids actually learn about food and how teachers can engage kids’ natural curiosity, their culture, and the broader context that kids eat This was a fun episode to go out on - I hope you’ll share it with parents and teachers in your life! And I’m excited to share lots of cool new things with you soon.
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Figuring Out Your Postpartum Style w/ Abby Russell
Okay team, this week we’re moving away from the world of child feeding for a hot minute and diving into the world of body confidence and style. And before you start rolling your eyes at the impending “love yourself” mantra, don’t worry, that’s not where we’re heading.
This week, I’m joined by Abby Russell, a curve model, fashion content creator and personal stylist who’s MO is to inspire her followers to live authentically, celebrating who they are through personal style. We dive into some of the challenges of figuring out your style after having a baby or becoming a parent. In this episode, we touch on things like;
The sneaky and not so sneaky ways that diet culture can show up in so-called fashion rules Where to begin when you’re thinking about putting your wardrobe together post-partum How Abby approaches defining your own personal style and how to fun and get playful with it Answering some listener questions on things like bras for big boobs, when to get rid of clothes that no longer fit, the stress of shopping as a plus-size person in a straight-size world and weirdly aggressive reviewers on vinted I really hope you take something great from this episode, and with Abby’s contagious energy I’m sure you all will!
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Helping Teens and Tweens Navigate Body Changes and Food Stuff w/ Oona Hanson
We’re back with a brand new guest this week on Don’t Salt My Game - the lovely Oona Hanson. Oona spent 25 years in education and now helps parents and guardians raise kids who have a healthy relationship with food and their body. As well as her private practice as a parent coach, she also works as a family mentor at Equip and holds a master's degree in educational psychology and a master's degree in English. Her work has been featured widely including on CNN, USA Today, Good Morning America, US News and World Report Today, People and Parents Magazine.
In this episode, we cover some really big and important topics like;
The challenges of feeding teens Some of the nuances of using the Division of Responsibility with older kids and teens and why Oona actually doesn't use it at all with her own family Why language like “hollow legs” and “bottomless pit” are really problematic when talking about bodies and appetites, especially for teenagers Who is allowed to own their appetite and who isn't Red flags for eating disorders and disordered eating The parallels between bodies changing in teenagers, as well as body's changing in midlife amongst parents How we can create a safe environment for normalising body changes. I really love talking to Oona and really appreciate her work. I know that so many of you are going to resonate with this episode and find it super helpful, and if you do then please share the love and share it with friends and family, and hit subscribe to stay in the loop with new episodes dropping weekly.
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Love love love this podcast
Anyone trying to navigate through the process of releasing the shackles of diet mentality —> please please please listen to this podcast. It helps. It really helps.
Edited to add: I forgot I put a rating last year and came to do one today and wanted to say the exact same thing. I love it.
All child related
Unfortunately geared towards people with children which excludes me. Wanted to love it.
I discovered the podcast after reading Laura’s book “Just Eat It”.
I didn’t know it was possible to flip your world on its head so quickly. If you’re ready to ditch the diet life then strap yourself in and enjoy!!