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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

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN

    • Nutrition
    • 4.9, 184 Ratings

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

    [Repost] #163: How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat

    [Repost] #163: How to Unlearn Diet Culture's Rules with April Quioh of She's All Fat

    TV writer and fellow podcaster April K. Quioh joins us to talk about how intersectional feminism and sociology helped her to finally let go of dieting and embrace her body size, why we need to challenge fatphobia and fight for it to be considered a valid form of discrimination, why it’s important to unlearn the diet-culture rules we’ve internalized around food and our bodies, the historical roots of diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to know if you're ready to begin re-learning intuitive eating. This episode was originally published on July 23, 2018.
    April K. Quioh is a comedy writer and podcast host from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She writes about fun stuff like popular culture, love, and blackness and has worked on television shows on Comedy Central, YouTubeRed, and Netflix. She has perfect skin and is a lawful good. She co-hosts A Little Forward, a weekly podcast that kicks down the walls of conformity, and She's All Fat, a podcast about body positivity and intersectional feminism. Find her online at AprilKQuioh.com.
    For 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.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Healthism, Fatphobia, and Redefining Well-Being with Confidence Coach Victoria Welsby, and How the Anti-Diet and Intuitive Eating Frameworks Address Health with Fat-Positive Dietitian Vincci Tsui

    Healthism, Fatphobia, and Redefining Well-Being with Confidence Coach Victoria Welsby, and How the Anti-Diet and Intuitive Eating Frameworks Address Health with Fat-Positive Dietitian Vincci Tsui

    SEASON 7 FINALE! Fat activist, author, speaker, and podcaster Victoria Welsby returns to the podcast to discuss the intersection of fatphobia and healthism, why all weight-loss advice is a form of weight stigma, the moralization of different health conditions, the role of thin allies in fat activism, and so much more. Plus, in our new “Ask Food Psych” segment, co-host Vincci Tsui answers a listener question on how the anti-diet and intuitive eating frameworks address health.
    Victoria Welsby is a world-leading expert on body image and confidence, TEDx speaker and best-selling author. She went from being homeless, abused with self-esteem that was achingly low into the courageous fat activist and change maker she is today. Victoria helps people fall in love with themselves and is dedicated to shifting the way society views fat bodies. Find her online at FierceFatty.com.
    Vincci Tsui (she/her) is a former bariatric dietitian turned certified intuitive eating counselor and Health At Every Size® advocate. She is the author of The Mindful Eating Workbook: Simple Practices for Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Food, and is the Community and Content Associate for Food Psych Programs.
    Vincci is passionate about helping people find freedom in their relationship with food and with their body, so that they can confidently step away from diet culture and live life on their own terms. She believes that health and happiness have little—if anything—to do with weight. Ultimately, Vincci is on a mission to make dignity, respect, happiness, and health accessible to all bodies. Find her online at VincciTsui.com.
    For 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.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    COVID-19 Weight Stigma, Navigating the Medical System, and Finding Fat Liberation with Angelina Moles, Fat-Liberation Activist

    COVID-19 Weight Stigma, Navigating the Medical System, and Finding Fat Liberation with Angelina Moles, Fat-Liberation Activist

    Fat-liberation activist Angelina Moles joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic perpetuates oppression and trauma, her shift from body positivity to fat liberation, why subtle forms of weight stigma can sometimes be more harmful than overt ones, the trauma of medical fatphobia, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to dismantle the fatphobic belief that having a larger-bodied population is supposedly a barrier to universal healthcare. This interview was recorded in April 2020, before the recent uprising for racial justice.
    Angelina is a fat liberationist who seeks to educate about the misinformation around bodies, weight stigma, and “health.” As an educator, Angelina teaches communication studies and is working on creating an online seminar on Fat Liberation and why we all need it. Angelina has a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Performance Studies and Fat Studies. They have created multiple performance pieces on fatphobia and how it affects people at an ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized level. Angelina seeks to force fat into the conversation in order to have justice for fat people, especially super fats, disabled fats, and the most marginalized fat people. You can find Angelina and all her fat queer glory on their Instagram page @fiercefatfemme.
    For 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.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Navigating Pregnancy and Postpartum in a Larger Body with Kelsey Miller, Anti-Diet Writer and Author of BIG GIRL, Plus: Living with a Dieting Parent During COVID-19

    Navigating Pregnancy and Postpartum in a Larger Body with Kelsey Miller, Anti-Diet Writer and Author of BIG GIRL, Plus: Living with a Dieting Parent During COVID-19

    Anti-diet writer Kelsey Miller returns to the podcast to share her experiences of pregnancy in a larger body, adjusting to postpartum body changes, being a new mom, navigating the wedding industry as a plus-size bride, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about eating-disorder recovery while living at home with a parent who pushes diet culture on you.
    Kelsey Miller is a bestselling author and speaker based in Brooklyn, New York. While on staff at Refinery29, she created and wrote the award-winning Anti-Diet Project, one of the site's most popular franchises. In her role as Senior Features Writer, she covered a broad spectrum of topics, including popular culture, current events, body positivity and anti-diet culture, fitness, advice, and "weird history."
    Kelsey is the author of the memoir Big Girl (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) and I'll Be There For You (Hanover Square Press, 2018), a pop-culture study on Friends. Kelsey and her work have been featured in The New York Times, Glamour, Vulture, Women's Health, Cup of Jo, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29, People, Good Housekeeping, The Hairpin, Literary Hub, Ladies' Home Journal, SundanceNOW, The Rumpus, Bustle, and more. Find her online at KelseyMiller.com.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out 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.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Chronic Illness, Body Acceptance, and Breaking Free from the Wellness Diet with Asher Pandjiris, Eating-Disorders Therapist and Host of Living in This Queer Body

    Chronic Illness, Body Acceptance, and Breaking Free from the Wellness Diet with Asher Pandjiris, Eating-Disorders Therapist and Host of Living in This Queer Body

    Eating-disorders therapist and fellow podcaster Asher Pandjiris joins us to discuss chronic illness in the context of body acceptance, the experience of living with an autoimmune disorder, the intersection of eating disorders and trauma, how the “personal responsibility” narrative perpetuates stigma, how being queer and non-binary has affected Asher’s relationship with their body, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether trying to let go of restrictions in order to heal from diet culture means that you can’t follow Kosher customs.
    Asher Pandjiris is a psychotherapist and host of the Living in this Queer Body Podcast. Asher is a queer, white, non-binary (she/they pronouns) parent. Asher is also someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. They served as the Program Director at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center and have years of experience working with issues related to trauma and its impact on the body. Asher has published on the topics of intergenerational trauma transmission, the treatment of eating disorders, sexual assault in the music industry and gender dysphoria. Most recently, Asher published "Tenuous Embodiment: In Queer Communities, Disordered Eating Has Complex Roots" for Bitch Magazine. Find her online at LivingInThisQueerBody.com.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out 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.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Recovering from COVID-19 While Fat with Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Rachel Estapa, and Parenting Without Diet Culture with Anti-Diet Dietitian Anna Lutz

    Recovering from COVID-19 While Fat with Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Rachel Estapa, and Parenting Without Diet Culture with Anti-Diet Dietitian Anna Lutz

    Anti-diet dietitian Anna Lutz joins us to discuss why it doesn’t make sense to provide both eating-disorder treatment and weight management, the influence of diet culture on parenting, how to provide structure for kids’ eating without creating restriction, managing picky eating, and so much more. Plus, weight-inclusive yoga teacher Rachel Estapa returns to give us an update on her experience of having and recovering from COVID-19 in a larger body.
    Anna Lutz is an Anti-Diet Registered Dietitian in Raleigh, NC with Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy. She specializes in eating disorders and pediatric/family nutrition and sees clients locally and virtually. In addition to her clinical work, she writes about nutrition and family feeding, free of diet culture, at Sunny Side Up Nutrition along with Elizabeth Davenport. Anna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Duke University and Master of Public Health in Nutrition from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and an Approved Supervisor, both through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Anna provides trainings, workshops and clinical supervision to other clinicians on eating disorders, family feeding, and weight-inclusive healthcare. Find her online at SunnySideUpNutrition.com and LutzAndAlexander.com.
    Rachel Estapa, founder and CEO of More to Love, is passionate about empowering people to love and appreciate their bodies. Her own path to body acceptance began many years ago. After yo-yo dieting throughout her teenage years and into adulthood, Rachel took stock of her life and realized she wasn’t happy. Even when she reached her “goal weight,” she felt something was missing. That’s when she decided she would stop trying to change her body and instead she would focus on loving the body she has. Find her online at MoreToLoveYoga.com.
    Christy's book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for some ideas of how to get started on the anti-diet path.
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out 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.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

My nickname is spade ,

feels like coming home...

after years of suffering from an eating disorder, and having a terrible relationship with food, exercise and my body, this podcast has been instrumental in helping me to start to heal. it’s so comforting to listen to others stories and their relationship to food and their bodies, it makes me feel like i’m not alone.

Alison Dawn Claire ,

Thankyou

I am so grateful for your anti diet work and messages. You have helped me so much on my road to recovery. I couldn’t have done it without you Christy 😘
Congratulations on your new book. I cannot wait to read it.

smileysafa ,

Lovely content

Conversations are full of great knowledge and insight. Thank you for sharing! For some constructive feedback, I feel there are too many repeated points between the host and guest - it feels like key points become really long winded and frustrating as a listener. I also find it difficult to follow conversations with a lot of spoken reference to “quote unquote”

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