52 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://anchor.fm/rachel-evans8/support

Just Eat Normally: Eating Disorder Recovery Rachel Evans

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

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://anchor.fm/rachel-evans8/support

    Ep 42: What is positive body image, body acceptance & body neutrality? With therapist Sophie Killip

    Ep 42: What is positive body image, body acceptance & body neutrality? With therapist Sophie Killip

    Sophie Killip is a Therapist and Coach who specialises in eating disorder recovery and body image healing. She completed her master's degree in the US and lived there for several years during her early 20s before returning home to England. She currently works in private practice, a university counselling service, and an inpatient treatment centre for young people who are recovering from anorexia.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Sophie’s relationship with her body and food throughout her life.
    Factors that impact body image for teenagers and young adults.
    The normalisation of diet culture in our society.
    How we define body image.
    What positive body image actually is.
    Body acceptance vs body neutrality.
    Ways to improve body image.
    Taking the power back from trying to get the ‘perfect picture’.
    Meal support sessions and ERP snacks.

    Affirmations


    My body is an instrument, not an ornament.
    I am so much more than my body.
    I’m worthy and loveable without needing to change my body.



    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 Sophie.

    https://www.instagram.com/_eatingdisordertherapist/

    https://mailchi.mp/6f32bc2acd3a/guidedjournal






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    • 45 min
    Ep 41: Disengaging from diet culture and problematic social media posts with Hannah Cartwright (AfN)

    Ep 41: Disengaging from diet culture and problematic social media posts with Hannah Cartwright (AfN)

    Hannah Cartwright is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) certified with the Association for Nutrition, UK. She has a Masters degree in Human Nutrition, Bachelor degree in Psychology, and has completed accredited nutritional counselling courses in Disordered Eating and Body Image. She works with clients on a 1:1 basis to improve their relationship with food, overcome disordered eating thoughts and behaviours and find food freedom. She also gives talks in schools on body image, social media and diet culture.

    Full show notes available later this week


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    • 52 min
    Ep 40: "My eating disorder made me a different person". Rannveig Sigurðardóttir's recovery journey

    Ep 40: "My eating disorder made me a different person". Rannveig Sigurðardóttir's recovery journey

    In this episode I am joined by Rannveig Sigurðardóttir a lawyer, author and mother from Iceland who has recovered from an eating disorder and wants to share her story to reduce the shame.

    We discuss:

    - Using food for comfort

    - The fear of gaining weight

    - How eating disorders can make you feel like an addict

    - Finding healthy coping mechanisms

    - The journey of recovery

    - Weight changes with pregnancy

    - The power of hearing similar stories of recovery

    For context, this episode was recorded in November 2021 and I have since had my little boy.



    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 Rannveig.

    https://www.instagram.com/rannveigborg/


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    • 46 min
    Ep 39: Life update - Surprise, I have a baby!

    Ep 39: Life update - Surprise, I have a baby!

    Not a clickbait title, I actually do! So you'll be hearing me mention him in future episodes of the podcast. 


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    • 6 min
    Ep 38: Understanding an eating disorder and recovery tools with Rachelle Heinemann

    Ep 38: Understanding an eating disorder and recovery tools with Rachelle Heinemann

    In this episode I am joined by Rachelle Heinemann a licensed mental health counsellor based in NYC and Brooklyn. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and emotional eating as well as exercise addiction and body image struggles. She also works extensively with those challenged by depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and career stress. In addition to her practice, Rachelle has taught courses in eating disorders and body image at undergraduate programs and high schools. She is the host of the podcast Understanding Disordered Eating.

    We discuss:


    Eating disorders as protection
    Finding the root cause of eating disorders
    Processing emotional experiences
    How to tap into your emotions
    Understanding the WHY behind your eating disorder
    Why symptom reduction shouldn’t be the only factor
    How there is not just one way to recover
    Identifying your values as a recovery tool



    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 Rachelle.

    https://www.instagram.com/rachelleheinemann/

    https://www.rachelleheinemann.com/


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    • 35 min
    Ep 37: Intuitive eating and redefining health with registered nurse Victoria Yates

    Ep 37: Intuitive eating and redefining health with registered nurse Victoria Yates

    In this episode we discuss:


    Journey to intuitive eating
    When does healthy eating go too far
    Red flags for disordered eating
    What is intuitive eating
    Intuitive eating with kids
    Redefining what healthy means
    Breaking out of the calorie counting mindset
    3 phases of starting intuitive eating
    Choosing foods that satisfy



    Recovery resources. 

    Listen to me discussing bulimia and recovery on 'The redefining health podcast' https://www.victoria-yates.com/blog/overcoming-bulimia-with-rachel-evans



    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 Victoria.

    Victoria Yates is a registered nurse, an intuitive eating counselor and body image coach living in South Carolina. She helps women make peace with food and find freedom and confidence so that they can put their minds on what really matters to them instead of living in fear. Her favourite hobbies are drinking coffee with a pastry at a local coffee shop or wine tasting with girlfriends. 

    https://www.victoria-yates.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/nondiet_rn/

    https://www.facebook.com/victoriayatescoaching


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

LaraZib ,

Great podcast

Have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Rachel’s podcast. I enjoy hearing more about her personal experience, along with her insights as a psychologist. Great guests as well. Highly recommended!

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