32 episodes

If you’re one of the millions of people who are struggling to survive in a culture that’s obsessed with weight loss, the way a Rebel Eater lives her life might sound like a revolution. In this world, pizza is not the enemy, and we love the bodies we have right now! Hosted by Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, and one of the nation's leading speakers on weight-based discrimination and body image.

Rebel Eaters Club Transmitter Media & Virgie Tovar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.0 • 524 Ratings

If you’re one of the millions of people who are struggling to survive in a culture that’s obsessed with weight loss, the way a Rebel Eater lives her life might sound like a revolution. In this world, pizza is not the enemy, and we love the bodies we have right now! Hosted by Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, and one of the nation's leading speakers on weight-based discrimination and body image.

    Bonus: Mailbag with Isabel Foxen Duke!

    Bonus: Mailbag with Isabel Foxen Duke!

    Virgie Tovar and Isabel Foxen Duke answer listener questions about how to leave diet culture behind.

    • 11 min
    How to Stop Fighting Food

    How to Stop Fighting Food

    It can seem impossible to break out of the cycle of dieting and binging, but health coach Isabel Foxen Duke found the key at the end of what she calls her “final binge.” And the answer isn’t more dieting! Virgie and Isabel talk about “radical hopelessness,” why Nutella is the ultimate anti-diet food, and why dieting - not binging - is the real coping mechanism.

    • 40 min
    Horny For Healing: Body Positive Dating Advice

    Horny For Healing: Body Positive Dating Advice

    Virgie talks with disability justice advocate Alex Locust (aka Glamputee) about dating and intimacy. They discuss what fat liberation and disability justice teach us about interdependence, and Alex shares why they have started saying they're "horny for healing."

    • 32 min
    Trails Not Scales with Fat Girls Hiking

    Trails Not Scales with Fat Girls Hiking

    Virgie and Summer Michaud-Skog talk about fat erasure from fitness spaces, the new (fat positive!) rules of hiking, and the simple joy of petting moss.

    • 29 min
    How to Raise Food-Positive Kids with Ginny Jones

    How to Raise Food-Positive Kids with Ginny Jones

    Parenting coach Ginny Jones talks with Virgie about how parents can learn how to raise food-positive kids — and how we all can heal after growing up in a fatphobic or food-restrictive environment.

    • 33 min
    Presenting: Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter - Season 2

    Presenting: Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter - Season 2

    We're excited to share a sneak peek of the new season of Body Stuff with Doctor Jen Gunter! Like Rebel Eaters Club, Dr. Jen Gunter takes apart the stickiest myths around personal health out there, which are often sold to us by companies and wrapped up in bogus science. And she reveals how our bodies REALLY work. This season she's covering a lot of topics I'm really interested in like metabolism myths, sleep, and more!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

Northern Maine Nana ,

Fat Girls Hiking

Love, love, love the focus on trying something new and not waiting for or concerning ourselves with others’ opinions. I’m 61 and I needed this podcast 50 years ago. Of course, there were no podcasts back then….. I have not led the life of a fat person, but that is what I love about this podcast. It’s so educational and helps us all see how we have been conditioned. I laugh, I cry, I think about things differently. Keep up the good work. I adore the snack opener!!!!!!

PodcastHoe ,

Thank you for a beautiful gift of a podcast!

If you’re a fellow fat or plus size person, this podcast is so needed. Every aspect of the show is centered in fat liberation and collective healing. As many do, I struggle with not policing my diet and battling internalized fatphobia. This podcast helps bring a ray of light to my life as I continue to disentangle the lessons we have been taught. A more pleasure filled, authentic life is on the horizon.

anaspieexercises ,

Thank you

I really needed to hear the “Stop Fighting Food” episode today! Thank you so much for reinforcing my health, sanity, and energy for more meaningful things than a food-control coping mechanism.

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