Welcome to Love Your Bod Pod, a podcast all about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance and saying goodbye to diet culture. Cara Carin Cifelli is your host, she is a holistic health coach, author, speaker, online course creator, and avocado toast lover! Find her @caraskitchen on Instagram or www.caraskitchen.net
Disclaimer* This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and does not substitute individual medical or mental health advice.
Season 3 Trailer
Welcome to Season 3 of the Love Your Bod Pod - #LYBP! This is a trailer to give you an idea of what you can look forward to this season of the pod. So much is in store.
I also share details for an awesome giveaway - listen to learn how to enter and what you will win!
#99 Weight Science & Stigma: Why It's So Hard to Lose Weight and Keep It Off with Dr. Janet Tomiyama, UCLA Researcher
In this episode, I interview prominent researcher, Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama, from UCLA. If you ever tried to diet or lose weight but have struggled to keep it off, this episode will explain why. She specializes in weight stigma, weight science, dieting, stress, eating, and the so-called "obesity epidemic".
Topics we cover:
Weight science: why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off
What contributes to weight gain
How stigma explains the correlation between higher BMI and adverse health outcomes
The impacts of stress and stress eating
How to improve health without dieting
What to do about weight stigma
#98 11 Ways to Feel Better in Your Body Without Losing Weight
In this episode, I share 11 practical tools, strategies, and items you can implement and put into practice right now to help you feel better in your body.
Share this episode with the people in your life who would also benefit from hearing these practical pieces of advice.
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#97 Why I Am a Thin Ally to Fat Acceptance
"The best-known environmental contributor to the development of eating disorders is the sociocultural idealization of thinness"- NEDA. And you can not idealize thinness without the devaluation of fatness. Girls as young as three start to express concerns over their weight and body image.
In this episode, I share the importance of fighting for fat acceptance and fat positivity and why I can not separate my advocacy for recovery from eating disorders, food freedom, and body liberation without also advocating to end weight stigma and discrimination.
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#96 Self-Compassion & Connecting to Your Purpose to Find Freedom & Liberation with Food, Body & Self with Julie Parker
In this episode, I interview Julie Parker, a life coach and mental health clinician who specialized in eating disorders. Growing up, she struggled with her relationship to food and her body, and always found her self turning to food for comfort, and while food does provide comfort eventually she realized that it was not the solution to her problems. With this awareness, she started down the road to recovery, to dealing with her problems head-on, instead of avoiding them through food. Along the way, she utilized self-compassion, spirituality, and connecting to her purpose to find freedom and liberation.
Topics we cover:
Using food for comfort and how to expand your emotional coping tool-kit
The importance of self-compassion in recovery and life
How to find your purpose and legacy
How spirituality helps us remember we are more than a body
Fearing our power as women
How Radical Honesty will change your life
#95 Recovery is Not a Straight Line, It's a MF Scribble
In this solocast, I get real with you about the recovery process. What it's like, what you can expect, and loving reminders about the messy middle.
Recovery is a process of working through and being with whatever it is we try to "diet-away" or avoid through our disordered behaviors.
The freedom, happiness, peace, and confidence that you are seeking is in the work you are avoiding.
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My cookbook: Vegan Buddha Bowls