66 episodes

Caroline hosts a casual podcast for recovering chronic dieters, talking about The F*ck It Diet ® and lots of other random stuff. Caroline chats with experts, answers listener questions, reads Fuckiteer stories, rambles about whatever, and explains her method for getting out of the diet cycle. There will be lots of rambling. There will be lots of conversations with her dog. There was even a one year period when she didn't know why her microphone was so loud. But it WILL be free from diet culture. And it may even help. To ask questions for the podcast and to get monthly goodies and archived content, go to patreon.com/carolinedooner

The F*ck It Diet with Caroline Dooner Caroline Dooner

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6 • 409 Ratings

Caroline hosts a casual podcast for recovering chronic dieters, talking about The F*ck It Diet ® and lots of other random stuff. Caroline chats with experts, answers listener questions, reads Fuckiteer stories, rambles about whatever, and explains her method for getting out of the diet cycle. There will be lots of rambling. There will be lots of conversations with her dog. There was even a one year period when she didn't know why her microphone was so loud. But it WILL be free from diet culture. And it may even help. To ask questions for the podcast and to get monthly goodies and archived content, go to patreon.com/carolinedooner

    Veganism During Recovery & Overeater’s Anonymous

    Veganism During Recovery & Overeater’s Anonymous

    Today I chat with Jenny Weinar, LCSW of @homebodytherapy about recovery and ethical veganism and Overeater's Anonymous. We talk about how to figure out the motivation for your veganism (or any other "health practice" during recovery!!!!)



    We also talk why Overeater's Anonymous isn't recovery... and it's really just another way to restrict. We also talk about a way to approach navigating friends and family who aren't on board with your recovery process. It's a good one!



    Find Jenny's website here



     



    Instagram Quick Links:



    Jenny Weinar, LCSW - @homebodytherapy



    Lu Uhrich & The Mend Sessions - @luuhrich



    Elizabeth Armstrong, PCOS therapist - @pcostherapist



    Unmeasured Barre Classes - @movementunmeasured



    The Full Diet & Cult-Mentality video on my IGTV



     



    More info on this episode's sponsors:



    LU UHRICH & THE MEND SESSIONS.  Lu Uhrich (pronounced YER-ick) and her online course is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor, and creator of The Mend Sessions. The Mend Sessions is a self-paced, 10-week course for the woman who’s ready to find food freedom, befriend her body and move on with her life. It serves as a powerful starting point OR a comprehensive refresher for those committed to anti-diet, weight-neutral living. The Mend Sessions is full of downloadable lessons, resources, and worksheets on the topics of intuitive eating, body image, joyful movement, self-compassion, intuition, self-talk, binge and emotional eating and more. Plus you’ll get access to expert interviews, optional community support and monthly Q+As with Lu.



    To learn more about the Mend Sessions and hear from past participants visit Lu’s website at luuhrich.com. Use code “ fuckit ” at checkout to get $30 off your Mend Sessions enrollment.



    ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG, PCOS THERAPIST. Elizabeth is a therapist and coach who specializes in supporting people with PCOS who want to move away from diet culture and make peace with their body. With 15 years of lived experience with PCOS, she understands how deeply PCOS affects not just your physical health but your mental health as well. Elizabeth offers 1 on 1 online therapy and coaching as well as small intimate support groups. You can find her over on instagram @pcostherapist or PCOStherapy.com





    UNMEASURED is a virtual monthly barre membership that trades the toxic diet culture BS for body celebration. For just $25 / month you get access to a virtual library of do-anywhere barre classes refreshed weekly, curated playlists, form + modification tutorials. UNMEASURED was created for you by barre instructor Simi Botic.  Free from shame and judgment, you can honor your body and enjoy a fun, intuitive relationship with movement. you can go to unmeasured.simibotic.com



     



     

    • 51 min
    How Much Food is Too Much Food?

    How Much Food is Too Much Food?

    Today I chat with Casey Bonano, a dietitian specializing in eating disorders, about what to expect when you are in the early stages of re-feeding. For instance, what if someone eats a whole box of waffles?! Is that too much?



    We also focus on how to support a loved one who is healing their relationship with food, as well as how to talk to your loved ones if you are healing your relationship with food. 



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    Instagram quick follows:



    Casey Bonano - @dallasnutritionalcounseling



    Side By Side Nutrition -@sidebysidenutrition



    Kirsten Ackerman - @theintuitive_rd



    Unmeasured - @movementunmeasured



    Simi Botic - @simibotic



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    Learn more about this episode's sponsors:



    SIDE BY SIDE NUTRITION. Side By Side’s dietitians work to empower people to become their own nutrition experts. Their team of health at every size and weight inclusive nutrition therapists work virtually all over the United States - and locally in Colorado. They put out free weekly content on their YouTube channel, blog, and instagram to help inspire your journey to a trusting and self-compassionate relationship with food and your body.



    They work both individually with clients of all ages, genders, and diagnoses in addition to running groups -including a body image group and binge eating group. They offer one on one nutrition and body image therapy to those who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, they also take a variety of insurances including the large commercial insurance companies Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare. If you are ready work one-on-one, you can email contact@sidebysidenutrition.com or call 708-717-7394. sidebysidenutrition.com



    KIRTEN ACKERMAN, NON-DIET DIETITIAN. This episode is brought to you by Kirsten Ackerman, who was my guest on the April 12th episode where we talked about Weight Loss Surgery. Kirsten works virtually and can help guide you to restore trust in your body, attune to your own internal cues, and explore practices of body image healing. She is also the author of The Intuitive Eating Plan, host of the Intuitive Bites Podcast,  follow her on instagram @theintuitive_rd. Or go to theintuitiverd.com/

    UNMEASURED is a virtual monthly barre membership that trades the toxic diet culture BS for body celebration. For just $25 / month you get access to a virtual library of do-anywhere barre classes refreshed weekly, curated playlists, form + modification tutorials. UNMEASURED was created for you by barre instructor Simi Botic.  Free from shame and judgment, you can honor your body and enjoy a fun, intuitive relationship with movement. you can go to unmeasured.simibotic.com

    • 55 min
    Back when I was a raw vegan…

    Back when I was a raw vegan…

    Today I'm talking to my college best friend, Melanie Morgan. I met her freshman year when I was a raw vegan, and she tells the story of when we first met (and she thought I was nuts). And apparently, six years later, I also forced her to become paleo with me. I totally forgot that.



    In this episode we chat about mental health, my diets before The F*ck It Diet, and lots of other absurd things.



    You can find Melanie on instagram here, and Melanie's podcast with her husband and other friends at Have You Seen The Podcast!







    This episode's anti-diet sponsors!



    (In the very least, I recommend you follow them on social media and get their free content!)



    Side By Side Nutrition



    Free Video Series: Weight Gain WTF



    The #1 Thing stopping people from successfully Intuitive Eating? Fear of Weight Gain. If that's your fear around healing your relationship to food, you're not alone! The Body Love Society is offering a free 5 day video series called Weight Gain WTF! It will provide mindset shifts and tools for you to see past your fear of weight gain, and move forward in your journey to food and body freedom. You can access the video series for free at bit.ly/weightgainwtf



    Linda Tucker Coaching



    Linda Tucker is proud to call herself an Anti-Diet Coach, supporting people as they re-learn how to enjoy food and trust their body again. She has a specific interest in the nuances of how to stay on the non-diet path while also trying to manage chronic health issues.



    Keeping her coaching accessible and affordable, she offers virtual sessions to people all around the world. Linda has hosted multiple book clubs, including The F**k It Diet !!! - and she provides free consultations for anyone who may be curious, reach out and say hi at LindaTuckerCoaching.com !



    Lauren Redwine of Wellness with Redwine



    Lauren is an anti-diet coach, and her mission is to challenge “wellness as usual” and give you some motherf*cking freedom.



    She received her health coaching certification back in 2013 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and her Masters in Psychology in 2019.  She follows an Intuitive Eating, anti-diet approach with her clients.



    When Lauren was going through her health certification she tried diets, cleanses, and “healthy lifestyle” eating in order to live like she thought a health coach should. After each attempt to follow a plan she would inevitably find herself in a violent binging phase only to start a new diet plan all over again on Monday. Lauren felt extremely alone because NO ONE was talking about this, especially in the health & wellness world.



    But she has since found freedom -- and can help you get there too. In Lauren’s 1:1 coaching program, she helps health-conscious entrepreneurs: lose the obsession with food & gain freedom, stop the diet-binge cycle, learn how to connect to & trust their bodies again, and separate their self-worth from their appearance.



    If you are interested in learning more about Lauren's work, you can find her on Instagram @wellnesswithredwine or sign up for her newsletter at laurenredwine.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Pandemic Boundaries with Edie Stark

    Pandemic Boundaries with Edie Stark

    It's time for a pandemic pep talk! Let's talk about procrastination, the pressure we put on ourselves, and work-from-home boundaries with Licensed Therapist Edie Stark! We also chat about how to manage triggering diet culture ads on tv.



    This was recording back in April, and I meant to release it in early June, but our world had a more pressing convo about privilege and racism that pushed this to the back burner. However! The things we chat about are still relevant and can be applied to what we are going through as this pandemic drags on, and we have to keep adjusting to new ways of working, living, and socializing.



    Follow Edie Stark on Instagram!



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    This episode's sponsors!



    (All are awesome anti-diet support and resources!)



    CAITLIN OLSEN, HAES-informed licensed therapist & boundaries coach



    Healthy boundaries are vital to healing your relationship with weight and food - especially when we're all surrounded by friends, families, coworkers, magazines, and an internet, all firmly entrenched in diet culture. Caitlin Olsen is a HAES-informed licensed therapist as well as a boundaries coach. Caitlin offers one-on-one and small group coaching to help you learn how to supplement your body and food freedom with clear, stable boundaries. Find and follow her work on Instagram at @therapywithcaitlin and check out her Boundaries for Beginners course!



    UNMEASURED virtual barre classes by Simi Botic



    UNMEASURED is a virtual monthly barre membership that trades the toxic diet culture BS for body celebration. For just $25 / month, get 24/7 access to a virtual library of do-anywhere barre classes refreshed weekly, curated playlists, form + modification tutorials, live classes, and more. UNMEASURED was created for you by barre instructor, certified intuitive eating counselor, and anti-diet health coach Simi Botic.  Free from shame and judgment, you can honor your body and enjoy a fun, intuitive relationship with movement.



    FREE VIRTUAL CONNECTION with @dietitiananna on Instagram!



    Anna Sweeney, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, invites you you to join the virtual connection community. Every Monday, she donates an hour of her time to talk to you on Instagram live @dietitananna! Bring a meal or snack, and questions, and talk eating disorder recovery, body image healing, and all things anti-diet. Even more special? More virtual connection happens on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Christyna Anderson, Haley Goodrich, and Bri Campos. All of these conversations are free of charge and happen on Instagram live!



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    If you'd like to share a TFID success story that you think will be helpful to podcast listeners, send them to podcast@carolinedooner.com



    If you'd like to learn about advertising on The F*ck It Diet podcast, check out the details here!



     



     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Who Are You Calling Fat?!?!

    Who Are You Calling Fat?!?!

    Welcome to a podcast hosted by my dog, Molly, as she tells you about all the scary things outside the window.



    When Molly finally lets me talk, I share my chat with Victoria Welsby, author and creator of Fierce Fatty, TEDx speaker, podcaster, and.... y'know, fierce fatty! She and I chat about her journey from insecure and homeless at 17, to the confident coach she is today. We also chat about her experience on the BBC reality show "Who Are You Calling Fat?" and talk about reality tv behind the scenes stuff. Filled with crispy nuggets of wisdom.



    Plus get my 3 minute hot take on Jillian Michaels' "hot take" on intuitive eating!



    Find Victoria:



    Fierce Fatty on Instagram



    Victoria's Site!



     

    • 58 min
    Let’s Talk About Bingeing

    Let’s Talk About Bingeing

    Is bingeing the same thing as Binge Eating Disorder? (No, not exactly.)



    Does Binge Eating Disorder require restriction to treat? (NO.)



    Is bingeing a response to physical and/or mental restriction? (YES.)



    Can trauma/emotions/anxiety cause Binge Eating Disorder without the presence of restriction?? (Yes! However it is extremely rare in our culture for restriction/guilt to not ALSO enter the picture after the fact, and therein lies the importance of addressing restriction, even if and when it isn’t the cause.)



    The line between disordered eating (bingeing) and Binge Eating Disorder is blurred, just like it is for all disordered eating/eating disorders.



    People binge in response to restriction, and they binge in response to trauma, anxiety, or difficult emotions. The important thing to remember though, is even if restriction isn’t the main cause of your bingeing, it is probably a big piece of it, just because of the culture we live in. Addressing restriction is extremely important, along with any other emotional/trauma-based treatment.



    Anyone with an active eating disorder should be getting treatment, and The F*ck It Diet is just a supplement.



    (Note: This particle post is associated with an episode that I recorded on August 1st, 2020, responding to a disgruntled instagram follower who was angry that I was “ignoring binge eating disorder” in my instagram posts, and saying that I imply that all binge eating disorder is a response to restriction. To get the full drama, (anonymous) angry comments and DMs, the accusations of being unethical and predatory, and my full response, listen to the episode above. For the purposes of this post, I am going to distill it down to discussing the nuance of bingeing vs. BED.)



    The first and most important thing I want people to know about bingeing, is that when it is in response to calorie restriction, it is the body's attempt to protect you against past and future famine. In a very basic sense: it is protective. And if you've tried to diet a lot, whether you were "successful" or not it is also going to be a response to diet thoughts. That's an example of what people mean when they say: "mental" restriction. Restriction doesn't have to be literal and physical (ie, less calories), it can just be mental guilt, rules, or diet ideation.



    A LOT of our collective bingeing is because of our collective dieting, and out collective diet culture. The question then becomes, is that all? Do we binge for other reasons?



    To make sure I've covered my bases, I consulted Casey Bonano, CEDRD-S to weigh in on bingeing vs Binge Eating Disorder (BED). She is a Dietitian specializing in Eating Disorders, an anti-diet approach, HAES, & Intuitive Eating. You can follow her on instagram here, and find her Food Freedom Guide here.



    Here is Casey’s breakdown of the difference between bingeing and Binge Eating Disorder:



    “Bingeing is usually based on restriction, and with incorporating all foods, some self reflection, and general coping skills it can be resolved. BED is more complex and will take a deeper dive into the psychological or emotional components, usually requiring mental health professions such as a therapist and a dietitian, but restriction (whether physical or mental) is often a component of BED as well and must first be addressed or ruled out before the emotional work can be done.”



    There are people who believe that avoiding binge trigger foods is the way to treat Binge Eating Disorder, along with addressing the emotional/mental components of BED. I do not consider this a full recovery, as it uses restriction as a treatment. This is treating one eating disorder with another eating disorder.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

sick of diets ,

The best!

Caroline has a way of cracking me up and motivating me to be myself at the same time. She keeps it real. When I feel like I’m slipping back into diet culture ways, one listen to her snaps me back. And she’s sooooo funny!

Larmenel ,

Good info but TMI sometimes.

I really like the overall message. But do we really need to know when her mail gets delivered, or that her sister texted her about outlander? Seems like unneeded information. Maybe it gets better in later seasons - I’m working my way from the earliest episodes up.

Ridingboots123 ,

Love this podcast

This podcast and the book have been life changing for me. Thank you for doing the hard work you do, it has been invaluable for me!

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