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Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

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    • Nutrition
    • 4.9, 84 Ratings

Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

    Behind the Scenes of Being a Black Food Blogger w/ Fit Men Cook

    Behind the Scenes of Being a Black Food Blogger w/ Fit Men Cook

    Today we’re chatting with our good friend Kevin Curry about the ups and downs of being a Black food blogger. Kevin started Fit Men Cook over 8 years ago, and has developed a loyal community of over 1 million followers online. Today we’ll be diving into all the behind the scenes tea, from recipes to dating in quarantine.
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Our experiences getting paid less than our white counterparts to do the same work
    • Frustrations of being a black person in a predominately white food industry
    • Transitioning your brand from a passion project into a business
    • Where Kevin gets recipe inspo from
    • What Kevin’s DMs are looking like (wink, wink) & MORE!


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    • Rate
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below


    HOOKUP CODES:
    • Urban Movie Channel: Visit UMC.TV and use code FOODHEAVEN for an extended 30-day free trial. After that, it’s just $4.99 per month. 
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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 43 min
    Here's What To Do If You've Had Trouble Sleeping Lately w/ Justin Gibson

    Here's What To Do If You've Had Trouble Sleeping Lately w/ Justin Gibson

    A lot of us already had issues getting quality sleep before, and now with COVID it’s all gone out the window. Today we’re talking with psychologist Justin Gibson who is trained CBTI (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia). We’ll be discussing practical ways to improve sleep quality during COVID.


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • What Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) is and why it’s effective
    • The difference between insomnia and occasional sleep troubles
    • How many hours a night people should actually be sleeping
    • Myths vs facts about sleep health & MORE!


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    • Rate
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below

    HOOKUP CODES:
    • Blake's Seed Based: Visit blakesseedbased.com/FOODHEAVEN and get 20% off your first order now!
    • Tasting Room: Go to TastingRoom.com and enter code FOOD at checkout to get your wine tasting kit for just $9.95 ($30 in savings) plus FREE Shipping!
    • Urban Movie: Visit UMC.TV and use code FOODHEAVEN for an extended 30-day free trial. After that, it’s just $4.99 per month.


    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 41 min
    Navigating Dating and Relationships During Quarantine w/ Dr. Adia Gooden

    Navigating Dating and Relationships During Quarantine w/ Dr. Adia Gooden

    Quarantine can add an added layer of stress to intimate relationships, especially if you’re quarantined together under the same roof. Today we have clinical psychologist Dr. Adia Gooden back on the pod to talk about how to navigate relationships and dating during this time. She provides incredibly useful information for people who are in intimate relationships, living with their partner, and/or wanting to date.
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • The potential pros and cons of being cooped up with a partner during quarantine
    • What “doing the work” actually means within the context of a relationship
    • Ways to circumvent some of the biggest challenges couples face during quarantine
    • How to keep the romance alive during quarantine
    • Ways couples can strengthen their relationship and deepen their connection during quarantine • Creative and safe ways to date during quarantine & MORE! 
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    • Rate
    • Review
    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
    HOOKUP CODES: 
    • Blake's Seed Based: Visit blakesseedbased.com/discount/FOODHEAVEN and get 20% off your first order now!
    • Tasting Room: Go to TastingRoom.com and enter code FOOD at checkout to get your wine tasting kit for just $9.95 ($30 in savings) plus FREE shipping!
    • Urban Movie: Visit UMC.TV and use code FOODHEAVEN for an extended 30-day free trial. After that, it’s just $4.99 per month.
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    • 47 min
    Why Black People Don't Trust Doctors w/ Dr. Rashawn Ray

    Why Black People Don't Trust Doctors w/ Dr. Rashawn Ray

    Black people don’t like to go to the doctor. That’s something we’ve heard and experienced time and time again, and it doesn’t just come out of nowhere. There’s a deep history of medical trauma and mistrust in the Black community, and it makes total sense that Black people don’t want to go somewhere they don’t feel safe or seen. Today we’re talking with Dr. Rashawn Ray about the impacts of living in a racialized healthcare system.


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • The history of medical mistrust within the black community and how this ties into black people not wanting to go to the doctor
    • Systemic conditions that impact racial health disparities
    • How these systemic conditions have manifested during COVID
    • Things health care providers can do to make their care more inclusive and compassionate
    • Ways patients can be better advocates for themselves when stepping into a doctors office + MORE!

    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
    • Rate
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below

    HOOKUP CODES: 
    • Visit https://www.blakesseedbased.com/discount/FOODHEAVEN and get 20% off your first order now! 

    Tasting Room: For $30 off your wine tasting kit, use code FOOD at tastingroom.com

    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 45 min
    Joyful Movement for People Who Don't Like Exercise w/ Dianne Bondy

    Joyful Movement for People Who Don't Like Exercise w/ Dianne Bondy

    Do you feel more pressured to exercise during quarantine? You may find yourself forcing a workout because you’re scared to gain weight or see your body composition change. Today, we’re talking with social justice activist and accessible yoga teacher Dianne Bondy about finding joy in movement, especially during stressful times.

    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Ways to make movement more inclusive and enjoyable
    • How to separate weight loss and unrealistic body expectations from exercise
    • Things people who don’t enjoy exercise can do to get moving in a more joyful way
    • How to incorporate body respect into our movement routines + MORE!


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below


    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 42 min
    How to Manage Anxiety During a Pandemic w/ Stacey Younge

    How to Manage Anxiety During a Pandemic w/ Stacey Younge

    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions, and with everything going on in the world, it makes sense that a lot of people are feeling anxious and stressed out. These past few months have been filled with grief and sadness, especially for black people, who are dying at disproportionate rates from COVID and police brutality. Today we’re talking with our good friend Stacey Younge about ways to manage anxiety during a pandemic.


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • How anxiety may be heightened for black people because of the pandemic & police brutality
    • The clinical definition of anxiety and common signs to look out for
    • The different types of anxiety and how they manifest
    • Practical ways to help manage anxiety & MORE!


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:

    • Rate
    • Review
    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

reiserr ,

Accessible and inclusive wellness!

Health at every size!

Why did it take me so long to find this podcast? I listen to maybe 1 other health & wellness podcast because I just can’t stand the narrow views and required privileges of many of the popular podcasts. I’ve learned so much from Jess & Wendy and leave feeling empowered instead of inadequate. Cannot recommend enough!

amm0919 ,

Frozen tofu is a game changer!

Appreciate all the great discussions, advice & your lifestyle philosophy!

tiff_1975 ,

Love Love Wendy and Jess

Thank you for talking about health in a new way. Health at all sizes should be taught by all health care professionals. Thank you for bring voice to ideas that are not in the mainstream... please continue to make content.

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