173 episodes

Real talk on how to stop binge and emotional eating, make peace with food and thrive in a body you love with Jessi Jean. Join Jessi each week in this powerful, down-to-earth and entertaining show focused on helping you evolve your mind and regain control around food.

The Dear Body Podcast Jessi Jean

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Real talk on how to stop binge and emotional eating, make peace with food and thrive in a body you love with Jessi Jean. Join Jessi each week in this powerful, down-to-earth and entertaining show focused on helping you evolve your mind and regain control around food.

    174 - Questions Answered: Weight Loss, Building Body Confidence, and Safeguarding Against Diet Culture

    174 - Questions Answered: Weight Loss, Building Body Confidence, and Safeguarding Against Diet Culture

    In this episode Jessi shares insights around common questions that deserve straight forward answers and where she’s changed her mind: 

    1. Why can I know a lot about building a positive body image, yet it still feels so hard?
    2. How do I lose weight without dieting?
    3. Do 95% of diets really fail?
    4. Is pursuing a weight loss goal right (or safe) for me?

    She recaps a recent workshop she hosted for her Food Freedom Online Program clients, shares tangible practices for building body confidence, discusses the nuanced difference between dieting and diet culture, and offers advice on how to evaluate if pursuing weight loss is the right choice for you. She also touches on finding the right support for your fitness and fat loss goals, and how to safeguard against falling back into diet culture.

    Mentioned in the show:

    Ep 169 - Her Story- How Amelia Found Mental AND Body Freedom → In the episode Amelia shares her experience focusing first on healing her relationship with food then pursuing fitness and weight loss goals.

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    Timestamps:

    [3:19] Why does building a positive body image feel so elusive?
    [6:15] Tangibles that can help you build body confidence
    [11:16] Dieting vs diet culture: understanding the *key* differences
    [15:21] “How do I lose weight without dieting?”
    [16:29] Do 95% of diets really fail? Where Jessi has changed her mind
    [20:34] Understanding whether or not pursuing weight loss is right for you
    [25:47] How to safeguard against diet culture relapse!
    [26:43] 6 must-ask questions before hiring a coach, personal trainer, dietitian etc.

    • 29 min
    173 - sick of feeling behind; the productivity trap and how to prioritize

    173 - sick of feeling behind; the productivity trap and how to prioritize

    The Dear Body Podcast is (finally) back! Jessi dives right in and catches you up on her journey over the past year and a half and why she was pretty much missing in action. She reflects on the overwhelm of constantly feeling behind and like you're never doing enough and reveals her strategies for prioritizing what truly matters.
    In this episode you'll learn:
    How to identify what's urgent vs. what feels urgent—how to manage a long to-do list without feeling overwhelmed.

    Two key questions Jessi ask's herself to help her reduce overwhelm and prioritize effectively 


    Strategies to break free from the never ending productivity trap that is leaving us all feeling like were not doing enough, EVER


    What you can do instead of trying harder to feel caught up and in momentum

    Tune in to hear Jessi's candid reflections and practical advice on how to feel like you're winning in life, even when the to-do list never seems to end.
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    • 24 min
    172 - Scientifically-Proven Strategies For Helping Your Children With Their Mental Health with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    172 - Scientifically-Proven Strategies For Helping Your Children With Their Mental Health with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    If you've have children, are thinking about having children, or have an interest in helping today's kiddos navigate their mental and emotional health - this episode is for you. And man, is it eye-opening. This generation of children are showing more signs of anxiety, depression and mental health challenges and left unaddressed these challenges can impact them the rest of their lives. But fortunately we have some incredible resources and strategies for helping our kids navigate mental health. And to unpack these scienctifacally-proven strategies and steps to help our children, I am joined today by bestselling author and renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf! Her newest book releasing August 8th: How To Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess is a guide to building resilience and managing mental health. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to help equip their children to build an unshakable foundation for mental health. You can pre-order the book to recieve super-fun exclusive bonus content HERE.  Or purchase from your favorite book retailer: Amazon Christian Book Barnes and Noble Books A Million Baker Book House Last time Dr. Caroline Leaf was on the podcast we chatted the neuroscience of healing disordered eating and you guys LOVED it. I have no doubt you will love this episode just as much.  We discuss: How our own mental messes from our childhood follow up into adulthood and how those then impact our children AND what we can do about it If we should outright talk about our own mental health struggles with our children How children's mental health has gotten worse over the last 40 years What the neurocycle process is and how we can use to manage our mind and drive neuroplasticity in the right direction How a messy mind leads to a messy life A simple strategy for helping your kids grow in mental and emotional resilience How long it actually takes to reprogram your mind What the mental health warning signals are to be aware of How do we get out of the cycles of self-sabotage Other links:  Dr. Caroline Leaf's podcast - Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess The Neurocycle App - a brain detox app to help you manage stress, anxiety, depression and toxic thinking Dr. Caroline Leaf's other book mentioned in the episode - Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess   

    • 53 min
    Ep. 171 - Where to Start Your Food Freedom Journey - Hungry For Recovery Breakdown

    Ep. 171 - Where to Start Your Food Freedom Journey - Hungry For Recovery Breakdown

    If you’re feeling STUCK in a cycle of restrict, behave, stay the course and F*CK IT, feed me, I’ll start over again on Monday, buckle up because on today’s episode we’re chatting about getting off the diet-binge roller coaster and where to start your food freedom journey.   I’m joined today by fellow food freedom advocate and recent nutrition college graduate, Bobby Kasmire and we chat about: How we met online and why Bobby decided to take a trip across the country to collaborate with Jessi in Colorado What the solution is for those who aren’t ready to dive into a full blown food freedom recovery program but want to get started Bobby’s passion for breaking down the stigma of disordered eating struggles and inspiring people to take those 1st few steps How we came together to create Hungry For Recovery >> a 23-day mini-course to jumpstart your food freedom journey (with tangible tools and rich inspiration) that will take you from feeling STUCK to UNSTOPPABLE Why we wanted a recovery resource that was available for ALL genders  How a 6-pack and being super lean ISN’T WORTH IT! How the reality that getting started in recovery can feel f*cking scary and overwhelming but is also WORHT IT and really exciting! A breakdown of what to expect inside of Hungry For Recovery and why it will continue to inspire and motivate you long after the 23-day challenge For more details and to jumpstart your Food Freedom Recovery journey visit: hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com - doors Open July 7th, 2023 for our very first cohort! Come join us for the 23-day food freedom challenge that will help you finally begin breaking free of the self-sabotage, binge-restrict, and emotional overeating cycles. Because YOU deserve to experience genuine happiness, confidence and freedom with food.    Hungry For Recovery was designed specifically for the chronic over-thinker who isn’t entirely sure they’re ready to dive into a full blown recovery program, but is READY to finally feel relief from the exhausting cycles of binge and emotional overeating with tangible tools, techniques and clear steps to help you finally GET STARTED.  Each morning we will email you 2 short videos (1 educational ~10min & 1 inspirational ~5min), along with a powerful action step to take that day that will help you create meaningful momentum to STOP the fight with food.   Over the next 23-days you’ll learn: What the f*ck went wrong with this whole food thing & why you can’t stop thinking about food & your body image The THREE most important steps to START your food freedom & body image journey and how to stop an urge to overeat in the heat of the moment Why nervous system regulation is often THE MISSING LINK to overcome emotional overeating & two powerful techniques How to STOP losing yourwith sugar & the 4-steps to breaking the pattern of eating past fullness 3 powerful body image hacks to help you immediately start feeling better in your body Why most get intuitive eating all wrong, and how to ACTUALLY do it right. Regardless of age, gender, or how long you’ve been fighting food and your body, YOU ARE CAPABLE of healing. I’m excited to help you take those 1st few steps and create powerful momentum in the right direction. Join us at: hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com  You can do it scared. Remember, ready isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 170 - 5 Signs You May Need To Slow Down + Take A Career Break

    Ep. 170 - 5 Signs You May Need To Slow Down + Take A Career Break

    It’s been a hot minute since I released an episode but I’m back and ready to share a little bit of unconventional wisdom about learning to SLOWWWWW down and take a career break! Yeah, you heard me - a career BREAK! Sounds simultaneously terrifying and exciting, I know. But the reality is seasons of slowness, taking a step back and maybe even taking a full blown sabbatical should be as much a part of the conversation as goal setting and career advancement. If you’re feeling burnt out, stretched thin, uninspired, and unmotivated it may be time to consider slowing down and allowing your soul to recharge + reboot. On today’s episode I share: ⁃5 signs it’s time to slow down + maybe even take a career break ⁃How to overcome fears about taking a break and slowing down ⁃How to set yourself up to take a break / sabbatical  ⁃The benefits of entering a season of slowness I also share a little life update and why I haven’t released an episode in months (hint hint - there’s a tiny human growing inside my uterus! Hello 23 weeks!) Lastly, I share a little bit about my new 23-day Food Freedom mini-course, Hungry For Recovery launching July 7th, 2023! The course was designed for those who aren’t quite ready to dive into a full blown recovery program, but are ready to lay the foundation and finally get started on their food freedom journey with tangible tools and action plans that will help take you feeling from STUCK to UNSTOPPABLE.  Join the waitlist HERE to be the 1st to know when doors open! http://hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com    

    • 30 min
    169 - Her Story - How Amelia Found Mental AND Body Freedom

    169 - Her Story - How Amelia Found Mental AND Body Freedom

    We have a very special episode today where Jessi brings in a Food Freedom Online Program client to unpack their journey from the very beginning; how her struggles with food & body started, what she tried in the past to heal & ultimately how she found food freedom. A true redemption story that we hope encourages every woman out there that may think they have to choose between mental freedom and body freedom. If you ever have wondered, can I pursue weight loss, fitness & aesthetic goals? Make sure to give this a listen! Similar to Amelia, you just have to bake your cake in the right order.     Links: Sign for Jessi’s VIP email list here where she will share exclusive content *You don’t want to miss the 1st email which includes an EPIC workbook guide for alll my visual gals on Nervous System Regulation!*   Ready to begin your journey to a peaceful relationship with food & confidence in your own skin? Click here to learn more information about The Food Freedom Online Program.   Find more tangible techniques + tools on how-to: reprogram your behaviors with food and conquer binge & emotional eating: Instagram Tik Tok

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

courtney-brown ,

Life changing content!

I have listened to maybe 4 episodes and I have already tapped into certain areas of my mind that will enable me to make the changes I want to before going any further. Jessi has such a calming, understanding voice. She’s real, she shares her own experiences there’s no judging. This is a safe place and I encourage anyone struggling with their relationship with food to listen to these episodes!

JaimiJaimi92 ,

Amazing

Favourite podcast so far! Always learn a lot and feel uplifted after listening.

Dani Feludu ,

Wow

I can’t believe how much I resonate with what Jessi discusses in these podcast episodes. I honestly thought I was the only one. Looking forward to working through each episode and implementing some of these principles into my life. I feel a change coming...

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