Caroline hosts a casual podcast for recovering chronic dieters. Caroline chats with experts and practitioners, answers listener questions, reads your stories, 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 back in 2017 when she didn't know why her microphone was so loud. But this podcast WILL be free from diet culture.
Why I’m going on a podcast hiatus (I’ll be back!!!)
I'll be back in a few months! See you soon for "season 2"
We Need Inclusive Fitness!
Today I talk to Larkin Silverman, aka vinyasavixen, about inclusive fitness, trauma informed fitness, plus sized pregnancy, and lots more!
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Also, find Kate Brosnan, RD, the writer of the email I read on today's episode!
Sponsor of this episode: Dr. DiNezza and FODMAP Freedom
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Today I talk to registered dietitian and intuitive eating counselor, Alissa Rumsey, about her upcoming book Unapologetic Eating, and her journey to intuitive eating.
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This is for you if you have IBS and feel stuck on the low FODMAP diet. The low FODMAP diet might help alleviate some symptoms, but it's not getting to the root cause of why you have IBS in the first place.
FODMAP Freedom in 90 Days Dr. DiNezza teaches you how to get to the root cause of your IBS. Whether you're stuck on the low FODMAP diet or you're trying to avoid having to use it, FODMAP Freedom will give you the roadmap and support you need to get well. Dr. DiNezza has helped hundreds of people with IBS and SIBO cure those conditions, balance their guts, and enjoy a less restrictive diet.
Follow Dr. DiNezza on Instagram @TriangleGUTS to learn more about FODMAP Freedom and join her upcoming free workshop "Three Sneaky Things Holding You Back From IBS Success."
When in Doubt: Eat a Snack & Take a Nap
On today's episode I chat with Christyna Johnson, MS, RDN, LDN, and eating disorder specialist and registered dietitian. We talk about eating disorder recovery, why black people and people of color are less likely to be diagnosed and treated for their eating disorders, and she answers these listener questions:
"How do I think about those studies that suggest low calorie extends life??"
“What are some of common ways the body is signaling hunger that may not be obvious to everyone?"
"Is it normal to lack energy during weight gain?"
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Christyna's podcast: Intuitive Eating for the Culture
And check out my Sponsor for this episode!
Tanya Mark is a Non Diet Nutritionist, Body Image Coach, and she’s professionally certified in Intuitive Eating and Eating Psychology. She gets it. It’s not easy ditching diet culture’s BS messages. So if you’re ready to ditch food guilt and body shame for good, grab her free guide: 5 Steps to Stop Feeling Crappy About Your Body & Make Eating Easy. Just go to TANYAMARK.COM.
All of the mistakes I made with Intuitive Eating
This post and episode is brought to you by my live program, The F*ck It Diet Club. It's only running one time in 2021. Two months of live support, community, video Q&As, daily prompts, weekly beliefs to focus on, and all of us using TFID book as a textbook. Enrollment closes January 14th.
Six years before I started my own "F*ck It Diet," I read the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, and decided I was going to heal my eating. I was 18 years old, and I'd already been extreme dieting for over 4 years. I was an extreme dieter, and an extreme binger. My weight violently yo-yo'd up and down every few months. And I was sure I was a food addict.
Reading the Intuitive Eating book was the very first time I had any idea that dieting was toxic, and wired to backfire. It spoke to me. I wanted to heal. But I was young, and desperate, and still stuck in extreme self-objectification. I was about to go to school at NYU for Musical Theater, and I also had a lot of health issues that I'd been trying to heal with my extreme diets. I wanted to heal my relationship with food, but I wasn't ready. I also didn't really understand some very important parts of the journey to food and body freedom. Remaining thin was still my top goal, and there was really no way to fully heal while continuing to prioritize weight control.
So over the next 6 years, while I thought I was eating intuitively, I was actually not. I was still dieting, and obsessing over my hunger and fullness cues, and calling it "intuitive eating."
Then I'd read the books and blog posts from other "mindful eating" gurus, and assume they were continuing my education on intuitive eating, when in reality, they were taking me further and further away from true intuitive eating.
Sometimes people read my work and think I'm ragging on Intuitive Eating and saying it doesn't work. I promise you, I am not. Intuitive eating is life changing, evidence based, and the dietitian authors of the book are trail-blazing experts who have changed more lives than anyone could begin to count. But people do misinterpret intuitive eating, en masse. A lot of those people become influencers themselves, and water down the intuitive eating teaching.
There are a lot of deeply ingrained diet beliefs that many of us hold, that will keep us from truly eating intuitively, and instead, keep us in a quasi-healed state, where we're still sneakily micromanaging our food intake, which will inherently still keep us obsessed with food, and feeling out of control around food.
I made a lot of mistakes during those 6 long years, so I'm sharing those mistakes in the hopes that you won't make the same mistakes I made.
1. I thought I had to listen really, really closely to my hunger and fullness cues
Listening to your body is one thing. It's what we want! But listening obsessively? Not exactly what we want. And not exactly what is gonna lead to a better relationship with food.
Here is the thing: after years of dieting, we usually feel REALLY out of control around food, so it makes sense that we assume that we need to pay extreme attention to every bite we take, and our exact level of hunger or fullness. The problem is, we don't trust ourselves or our bodies. We are still operating under the belief that our appetite has to be micromanaged. It actually doesn't.
In the beginning of stepping away from diets, we are often extremely hungry, hungrier than we think is ok or healthy or rational. And we think it's a sign that we are out of control, and that our hunger needs to be curtailed. But actually, our hunger needs to be fed. Which brings me to....
Chat with My High School Best Friend: Healing Our Disordered Eating & Diet Culture During Pregnancy
Today I'm sharing my chat with Annie, one of my very best friends from all the way back in High School. We talk about our disordered eating that started in high school, and how we got out of the diet cycle in our twenties. Annie also just had a baby and has things to say about toxic diet culture during pregnancy.
Content Warning: Talk about disordered habits, disordered thoughts, and pregnancy weight gain amounts.
Annie's current favorite pregnancy & post-partum accounts:
Annie also mentioned that if anyone has questions for her about pregnancy/post-partum, they can follow her private instagram @anniebmccarthy and DM her :-)
-TANYA MARK. Tanya is a non diet nutritionist, body image coach, and she’s professionally certified in Intuitive Eating and Eating Psychology. She gets it. It’s not easy ditching diet culture’s BS messages. And she has a plan for you. If you’re ready to ditch food guilt and body shame for good, grab her free guide: 5 Steps to Stop Feeling Crappy About Your Body & Make Eating Easy. Grab the free guide and get started today. And follow Tanya on Instagram!
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