Welcome to Diet Starts Tomorrow, a podcast hosted by Betches co-founders Aleen Kuperman and Samantha Fishbein, featuring all things wellness, weight loss, mental health and fitness from the no-bullsh*t perspective of real women who understand the struggle. In a world where “wellness” looks perfect on Instagram but feels anything but in real life, this podcast explores the psychological and emotional side of wellbeing as a whole. Listen as they take you on a wellness journey where they discuss their own experiences with weight loss, which fitness routines are actually attainable for the working Betch, staying healthy while still having fun, and how to handle weekend socializing when your friends are forcing you to binge drink and throw caution to the wind.
Can You Hate Diet Culture And Still Want To Change Your Body?
Sami and Aleen are back and talking all about the reactions people have to the anti-diet culture conversation. They start out with their response to a social media post about feeling inundated by anti-diet messaging and why being told to “listen to your body” doesn’t work for everyone. Is this a genuine backlash or simply a misunderstanding of the intuitive eating message? They discuss the most common misconceptions about intuitive eating and share more about their progress. Next, they talk about buying the cookies you never let yourself buy and working towards food neutrality, especially with Oreos. Finally, they dive into their Non Scale Wins of the week all about how letting yourself keep food in the house is a form of self care.
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Where Does My Workout Guilt Come From?
On this week’s Dear DST, an emailer asks why it has become so hard to carve out time for herself to work out during the pandemic. They discuss the way we all have adjusted to the new free time we each have (or lack thereof) and how that has changed in the past few months. They also talk about not beating yourself up for the habits you’ve formed during quarantine, and share some strategies for getting motivated without it coming from a place of “should”. Finally, they remind us that we’re only working out for ourselves and don’t owe it to anyone else.
How To Love Your Body Ft. @thebirdspapaya
This week Aleen and Sami are joined by Sarah Nicole Landry (aka @thebirdspapaya) to talk about learning to love your body and leaving diet culture behind. They talk about early experiences with having your body commented on by others and unlearning the lessons of that trauma. They discuss Sarah’s transition from dieting to embracing body positivity and what that recovery process feels like. Plus, they talk about basing your self-worth on something other than how your body looks in front of others. Next, they explore the impact of pregnancy on our bodies and our self-image, how your own body issues can impact your children, and the value of being vulnerable with your kids. Finally, they finish the show with their Non Scale Wins and a conversation about choosing clothes that fit your body, not trying to change your body to fit your clothes.
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Why Do We Give The Scale So Much Power?
On this Dear DST episode, a listener writes in to ask why she’s suddenly afraid of the number on the scale for the first time in her life. They talk about the factors that lead to this change, including living in a time when we’re all less active than ever before. Plus, they discuss the pressures to go back to dieting, and how to actually confront the emotions surrounding the scale. Finally, they reflect on what that number represents for each of us, beyond simply a measure of our weight.
Is There Such A Thing As Intuitive Exercise? Ft. Helen Phelan
This week Sami and Aleen are joined by Helen Phelan, fitness instructor and founder of Helen Phelan Studio, to talk all about intuitive exercise. They start with a conversation about why it’s time to cancel “shedding for the wedding” and the cultural context that pressures us into wedding norms. Next, they discuss the concept of intuitive exercise, how it relates to intuitive eating, and why it might be the workout answer you’ve been looking for. Plus, they talk about why people exercise to punish themselves and how that leads to unhealthy outcomes. Finally, they read an insightful listener Non Scale Win and share their own wins of the week.
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How Do I Turn Body Positivity Into Confidence?
This week’s Dear DST email features a question about body positivity, and whether or not our insecurities are a bigger turn off than our actual flaws. A listener writes in to ask how to project confidence when you struggle with your own body image. Plus, they read a listener Non Scale Win all about moving on from monitoring and restricting food, then share their own NSWs, which leads to a conversation about avocado toast and letting yourself have that second slice of bread.