57 episodes

Join psychologist Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) as she talks to fellow experts in eating disorder recovery and ED survivors with inspiring stories. This podcast is intended to help those recovering to shift their mindset, develop new skills and find their own version of normal eating. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rachel-evans8/support

Just Eat Normally: Eating Disorder Recovery Rachel Evans

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Join psychologist Dr Rachel Evans (PhD) as she talks to fellow experts in eating disorder recovery and ED survivors with inspiring stories. This podcast is intended to help those recovering to shift their mindset, develop new skills and find their own version of normal eating. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rachel-evans8/support

    Ep 52: 5 common hang ups in eating disorder recovery with Meg McCabe

    Ep 52: 5 common hang ups in eating disorder recovery with Meg McCabe

    Meg Mccabe is a coach, educator, writer and mental health advocate and recovered ED warrior obsessed with podcasts, dancing and stand-up comedy.  She’s the proud creator of Baby Got Back Recovery, a coaching and recovery blog that has touched thousands. Meg is also the host of the Full and Thriving Podcast which is designed to support your recovery while helping you re-discover your radiant life outside of your eating disorder.

    In this episode we discuss:


    The Recovery Collective and group support for eating disorder recovery
    Meg’s experience as a teen in the modelling industry
    Honouring your body size
    5 of the most common hang-ups in recovery
    Getting honest about intuitive eating and eating disorder recovery



    Resources

    Photographer reacts to America's Next Top Model episodes https://www.youtube.com/@JessicaKobeissi 



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with Meg.

    Meg Mccabe is a coach, educator, writer and mental health advocate and recovered ED warrior. She supports others to recover while helping them to helping you re-discover their radiant life outside of your eating disorder.

    http://www.meg-mccabe.com

    http://recoverycollective.mykajabi.com/

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/full-and-thriving-an-eating-disorder-recovery-podcast/id1518417774

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC96kAmcX93xG0msyDX4roZA


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    • 55 min
    Ep 51: Healthy eating, wellness culture and orthorexia with sports dietician Renee McGregor

    Ep 51: Healthy eating, wellness culture and orthorexia with sports dietician Renee McGregor

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    Renee McGregor is a leading Sports and Eating disorder specialist dietitian with 20 years of experience working in clinical and performance nutrition. She is the founder of Team Renee McGregor, where she leads a team of practitioners within a clinic environment, specialising in supporting individuals and athletes of all levels and ages, coaches and sports science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sports performance and manage eating disorders. When not inspiring others with her incredible work, Renee can be found running the mountains and chasing the trails, most likely training for a crazy ultra-marathon!

    In this episode we discuss:


    Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Goes Bad
    How an eating disorder distorts your thinking
    The toxic narrative that social media creates around worth
    How a hungry brain is a negative brain
    Relationship between orthorexia and perfectionism
    Wellness as a disguise for orthorexia
    Taking a holistic approach to recovery



    Resources

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0219609



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with Renee.

    https://reneemcgregor.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/r_mcgregor/


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    • 53 min
    Ep 50: Identifying and supporting those with eating disorders in school settings - the Eating Disorder Toolkit

    Ep 50: Identifying and supporting those with eating disorders in school settings - the Eating Disorder Toolkit

    This week I am joined by Hope Virgo, Suzanna Samaka and Sharon White; three inspirational women involved in the development and promotion of The Eating Disorder Toolkits for school nurses, educators and carers. In this episode we discuss the Toolkits as well as ...


    the latest research on trends in eating disorder development
    why there can still be a taboo around eating disorders and what we can do to remove it
    empowering society to be able to speak about eating disorders
    how school nurses and other staff can have the right conversations around eating disorders
    the impact of social media on eating and body dissatisfaction
    campaigning and change at a political level



    Resources:

    Download the toolkit - https://saphna.co/homepage/toolkits/eating-disorder-toolkit/

    https://www.change.org/p/amend-the-social-media-law-to-label-content-that-has-been-digitally-edited-or-filtered

    https://www.change.org/p/eating-disorders-are-not-just-about-weight-dumpthescales



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with this weeks guests:

    instagram.com/protectyouthmentalhealth/

    https://www.instagram.com/hopevirgo_/




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    • 44 min
    Ep 49: The role of self-worth, perfectionism and comparison in eating disorders with Elle Mace

    Ep 49: The role of self-worth, perfectionism and comparison in eating disorders with Elle Mace

    Elle Mace is an eating disorder and body dsymorphia therapeutic coach. She supports and guides those struggling with their relationship to food, their body and themselves to help them live a free and fulfilled life.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Elle’s experience recovering from 17 years of eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia
    Using the 'lifeline' activity to understand your eating disorder 
    The relationship between self-worth and an eating disorder
    Perfectionism as a catalyst for food and body image struggles
    A trick for getting rid of comparison



    Resources

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/2020/09/29/how-to-stop-comparing-food-on-instagram/



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with Elle.

    https://www.ellemace.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/iamellemace/

    https://www.facebook.com/memyselfher


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    • 40 min
    Ep 48: The reality of going through a relapse with Hannah Hickinbotham

    Ep 48: The reality of going through a relapse with Hannah Hickinbotham

    Hannah Hickinbotham is the host of the Full of Beans podcast. She uses her personal, clinical, and educational experience to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders. In this episode she shares her current experience of a relapse. 

    In this episode we discuss


    Growing up in a family that diets and being modelled an unhealthy relationship with food
    Feeling like a failure in recovery
    Feeling stuck in relapse
    How eating disorders behaviours can escalate
    Acceptance as key in recovery
    Hierarchy of eating disorders with regards to praise and a fatphobic society
    Dealing with comments about weight changes
    Finding the motivation to recover
    Why the key to recovery is wanting to recover for yourself



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with Hannah.

    Hannah Hickinbotham is the host of the Full of Beans podcast. She uses her personal, clinical, and educational experience to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders. In this episode she shares her current experience of a relapse.

    www.fullofbeansed.co.uk

    https://www.instagram.com/thefobpodcast/


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 47: Cultivating confidence to share your story with author Carly Newberg

    Ep 47: Cultivating confidence to share your story with author Carly Newberg

    Carly is an Author, Substitute Teacher, and Freelancer specializing in writing, editing, and marketing. As an adolescent, Carly struggled with an eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, and Exercise Addiction) which has contributed to her passion for mental health and overall wellbeing. Carly has been recovered five years and recently worked in a residential treatment facility with those aiming to recover. She gives talks and leads events and workshops throughout Oregon. 

    In this episode we discuss:


    Impact of growing up with food scarcity and being forced to finish your plate as a child
    How school sports can spiral into an eating disorder
    Purging with exercise and laxatives
    Dealing with people's comments about body changes
    What a self-recovery journey looks like
    Cultivating confidence to share your story and experience of an eating disorder
    How sharing your story can create a new narrative
    Using social media to find a likeminded community in recovery
    Carly's new book, Good Enough



    Connect with Rachel.

    Dr. Rachel Evans is a psychologist, hypnotherapist and eating disorder survivor. She brings together academic knowledge and theories, therapeutic skills and personal experience for a unique perspective on eating disorder recovery. Rachel helps ambitious women to stop restricting, bingeing and purging. and to feel comfortable in their body.

    https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/

    https://www.instagram.com/rachel.evans.phd/

    https://www.facebook.com/rachel.evans.phd



    Connect with Carly.

    Carly is an Author, Substitute Teacher, and Freelancer specializing in writing, editing, and marketing. As an adolescent, Carly struggled with an eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, and Exercise Addiction). She has been recovered five years and recently worked in a residential treatment facility with those aiming to recover. She gives talks and leads events and workshops throughout Oregon. To hear her full story, read or listen to Carly's memoir, Good Enough: Believing beautiful through Trauma, through Life, through Disorder.

    https://www.sincerelycarly.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/_sincerelycarly/

    https://www.facebook.com/sincerelycarly/


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    • 54 min

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