179 episodes

This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.

Body Kindness Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, Certified Exercise Physiologist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 51 Ratings

This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.

    Busting Myths about Blood Sugars and Diabetes

    Busting Myths about Blood Sugars and Diabetes

    Is checking your blood sugar levels giving you anxiety? This is your Body Kindness episode. Glenys Oyston and I discuss the most pressing myths when it comes to reading your blood sugar levels to help you come up with a flexible and workable plan. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.

    • 33 min
    Understanding Weight Concerns and Diabetes Self-Care

    Understanding Weight Concerns and Diabetes Self-Care

    Dietitian Glenys Oyston joins me to discuss weight concerns and diabetes care. We help you deal with doctors, learn more about weight cycling harms, and reflect on your values when it comes to caring for yourself when you have diabetes. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.

    • 31 min
    How to Deal with Diabetes Diagnosis Shame

    How to Deal with Diabetes Diagnosis Shame

    This is Episode 1 in a new mini-series for Body Kindness: Self care for diabetes. We need to talk about diagnosis shame because it’s real. Doctors, family and strangers on the internet make it seem like “it’s your fault” if you get a diagnosis of diabetes or a “warning” of “prediabetes” and it’s especially mean when your weight is to blame. Tune in for our tips on shame resilience and taking meaningful action toward positive change. Show notes bodykindnessbook.com/171. Sponsor: SelfCare4Di

    • 22 min
    The Body Is Not An Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor

    The Body Is Not An Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor

    I'm so thrilled to welcome Sonya Renee Taylor back to the podcast. We talk about what's different in the second edition of The Body Is Not an Apology -- which is a New York Times bestseller! We also talk about the forthcoming Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook. Tune in and find out how Sonya started this amazing work and why she is committed to changing how the world thinks about bodies. You can also click through to the show notes to watch the video version - BodyKindnessBook.com/170

    • 55 min
    Bernie and Rebecca Discuss Emotional Eating

    Bernie and Rebecca Discuss Emotional Eating

    Today Bernie and I talk about emotional eating. What's normal, what's not, when is it time to make meaningful changes? Tune in and learn all about the protective system of emotion regulation and how Bernie's "inner caregiver" helped him find connection and community. Check the show notes to watch the video version - BodyKindnessBook.com/169

    • 50 min
    Hope in Healing: Blending Psychedelic Medicine with Emotion Coaching with Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur

    Hope in Healing: Blending Psychedelic Medicine with Emotion Coaching with Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur

    I’m joined by Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur, two leading experts on trauma healing with blending Emotion Coaching, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Psychedelic Medicine. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/168 for links & show notes. Plus save 30% on the virtual conference this Saturday! Code is BK30 link in show notes.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

AdeleSchr ,

Healthy Refresh

There is something very refreshing about anything health wise that doesn’t promise an absolute miracle result. No quick fixes, no changing every aspect of you - just honesty and imperfection with messages of being ok with who you are, what your body is, and knowing that being kind your body instead of hating it has better results even if they are measured a bit differently. This podcast is great if you need a break from the it diet of the week and feeling as if no matter what you do it will never be enough.

Em.Keogh ,

Rebecca is wonderful!

Rebecca takes such an open and honest approach to conversations with her guests (and Bernie too!!!), I just love listening to their conversations. She curates content that is accessible, balanced and tremendously helpful to anyone wanted to focus on all the right things for their health.

esmandych ,

These conversations are POWERFUL

I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough. More of these conversations need to be happening in the wellness space! Love Rebecca's approach and always look forward to each episode.

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