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Join Paige Smathers, registered dietitian nutritionist, as she explores popular topics in nutrition, interviews experts in the fields of wellness and health, and celebrates the successes of people who have overcome eating disorders, weight struggles, and food issues.

Nutrition Matters Podcast Paige Smathers, RDN, CD

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Join Paige Smathers, registered dietitian nutritionist, as she explores popular topics in nutrition, interviews experts in the fields of wellness and health, and celebrates the successes of people who have overcome eating disorders, weight struggles, and food issues.

    164: How the Binge-Restrict Pattern Shows Up in Other Areas of Life

    164: How the Binge-Restrict Pattern Shows Up in Other Areas of Life

    Become a supporter of the podcast for $5/month and receive exclusive access to monthly Q&A episodes, guided meditations about food and body, and a monthly nutrition lesson. All exclusive content is available directly in your podcast player in audio format for easy, on-the-go learning. Click here to support the podcast: https://glow.fm/nutritionmatters
    In this episode, Paige interviews Dr. Jenn Hardy about how the diet-binge cycle can show up in areas of life beyond food and body.
     
    Links mentioned:

    Jenn's website: www.drjennhardy.com Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars Become a supporter of the podcast for $5/month Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

    • 1 hr 12 min
    163: Q&A—Peace with Food During the Holidays

    163: Q&A—Peace with Food During the Holidays

    In this episode, Paige answers a few questions about food and the holidays.

     

    Here's an outline of the talking points for this episode:

    When you've been told you need to lose weight but also need a healthy relationship with food Resolutions and how they can be potentially dangerous How to discuss IE with family to help alleviate meal pressure When you feel like you had IE down and then went nuts on food on Thanksgiving  
    Links mentioned:

    Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram  

    • 25 min
    162: What Every LDS Missionary Should Know About Food, Nutrition & Body Image Before Serving

    162: What Every LDS Missionary Should Know About Food, Nutrition & Body Image Before Serving

    In this podcast episode, Emily Fonnesbeck joined Paige to discuss the topic of LDS missionaries and how they can cultivate and foster a healthy relationship with food and body before, during and after missionary service. In this episode, we discuss what it's like to be on a mission and how it can bring up food and body image struggled for the 18-21 year-olds who serve. We discuss the nutritional implications for these young people, and explore how missionaries and mission leadership can help the young missionaries stay mentally and physically well during their service.

     

    Here's an outline of the talking points for this episode:

    Setting the stage so that everyone understands (no matter their background) what it’s like to be a missionary and why this can be a potentially tricky time for food and body image Behaviors we (as dietitians in Utah) commonly see missionaries struggling with What we wished mission leadership knew as far as how they can support their missionaries who might be struggling What we wished missionaries knew about what to expect as far as weight and food on missions How missionaries can tactfully say no to food pushers The importance of self-compassion and boundaries in this context Links mentioned:

    Emily's website: https://emilyfonnesbeck.com/ Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars Donate to the podcast Positive Nutrition Blog Follow Paige on Instagram

    • 1 hr 7 min
    161: The Diet-Binge Cycle and How Isabel Foxen Duke Finally Stopped Fighting Food

    161: The Diet-Binge Cycle and How Isabel Foxen Duke Finally Stopped Fighting Food

    Isabel Foxen Duke shares her personal story of chronic dieting and how her quest for thinness ultimately led her to treatment for an addiction to cocaine. She shares her recovery story and how her struggles with food and body image went unnoticed for decades because her body wasn't "thin enough" to alert people in her life. She shares about how she recovered, moments of clarity she had, and insight into her healing process. She talks about the perils of the hunger and fullness diet and how she broke free from it.

     

    Isabel Foxen Duke is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food — a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around food." After years of trying to overcome emotional eating, binge-eating and chronic weight-cycling through "traditional" and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their "food issues" once and for all — not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by challenging the dominant diet culture as a whole. A fixture and thought-leader in the greater body-positive movement, Isabel has been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XOJane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at www.isabelfoxenduke.com and you can watch her free video training series at www.stopfightingfood.com.

     

    Links mentioned:

    Isabel's website: isabelfoxenduke.com
    Podcast episode where Isabel talks about her experiences in OA / 12-step program for food
    Podcast episodes where Isabel talks about her "surrender moment" Don't Salt My Game and BodyLove Project Podcast
    Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars
    Donate to the podcast
    Positive Nutrition Blog
    Follow Paige on Instagram
    Also...

    You can catch Isabel's FREE video training series at stopfightingfood.com and her group coaching program at master.stopfightingfood.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    160: Intentionally Diversifying Who you Learn From Online and In-Person

    160: Intentionally Diversifying Who you Learn From Online and In-Person

    Take a quick inventory of your social circles both in-person and online. If you see that everyone you spend time around is the same as you, registered dietitian Christyna Johnson is on a mission to shine a light on the importance of diversifying your learning circles. Intentionally finding people to follow or friends to make that are different from you in terms of philosophy, beliefs, background, race, history, socioeconomic status, and various other identities is an important part of cultivating our own growth. Christyna came on the podcast to share her perspective of why this is important and how to do this on a practical level. She also shares how making these efforts can yield a more positive and peaceful relationship with food.

     

    Christyna Johnson is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas, Texas. Her nutrition practice is rooted in intuitive eating and Health at Every Size ®. She is dedicated to nutrition justice and finding ways to bring food freedom to those facing food insecurity and living in food deserts. When she’s not fighting injustice, she enjoys getting lost in a new book, trying new restaurants, and diversifying outdoors. She is the voice behind the podcast Intuitive Eating for the Culture, and the blog Encouraging Dietitian.

     
    Links mentioned:

    Christyna's website: https://encouragingdietitian.com
    Christyna's podcast: Intuitive Eating for the Culture
    Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars
    Donate to the podcast
    Positive Nutrition Blog
    Follow Paige on Instagram

    • 1 hr
    159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

    159: The Similarities and Distinctions Between Addictions & Eating Disorders

    Amanda E. White is a licensed professional counselor and yoga teacher. She specializes in working with women with eating disorders, substance use disorders and trauma and specifically how they overlap and intersect. She is in recovery from a substance use disorder as well as eating disorder. She owns a private practice in Philadelphia, Therapy for Women. Amanda also leads yoga and mental health retreats, using the physical practice of yoga along with the power of group therapy to allow people to break free from patterns that are keeping them stuck.

     

    Amanda shares her personal story of struggling with both substance use disorder in addition to an eating disorder. She explains this intersection and explores the difficult road of recovery both from her personal perspective as well as her perspective as a therapist. She talks about the role that the desire for control played in her struggle with these disorders as well explains how to develop a more healthy relationship with our emotions. Amanda is a big believer in her experiences of pain have been the impetus for deeper purpose and have helped her find meaning in her life.
     
    Amanda talks about:

    Food addiction theory and limitations
    Her experience of finding healing in the intersection of eating disorders and substance use disorders
    The role control played in her disorders
    Emotional granularity
    The role of emotion in our coping mechanisms
    Finding Intuitive Eating
    The wisdom of retrospect: how her painful experiences have brought meaning to her life


     

    Links mentioned:

    Amanda's website: http://www.amandaewhite.com/
    Nutrition Matters Podcast ep 94: Food Addiction Fact or Fiction? New course: Raising Intuitive Eaters Positive Nutrition® Academy: online courses and webinars
    Donate to the podcast
    Positive Nutrition Blog
    Follow Paige on Instagram

    • 58 min

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Thank you Paige, for such an incredible outlook on total health. After having a gastric sleeve almost 12 months ago, I fell into the opposite end of the disordered eating spectrum. Along with professional medical intervention, the Nutrition Matters podcast provides me with the tools I need to get back to living my life, in the capacity that I DESERVE. Healthy, happy and whole. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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