168 episodes

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

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    • Health & Fitness

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

    [Body Talk] Maintaining a PERFECT IMAGE: Lia Parisyan talks external pressures, emotional exhaustion, and facing bathing suit fears head-on

    [Body Talk] Maintaining a PERFECT IMAGE: Lia Parisyan talks external pressures, emotional exhaustion, and facing bathing suit fears head-on

    "There's a lot of pressure in my industry and tech to look a certain way, to dress a certain way, to talk a certain way, to behave a certain way."Lia Parisyan felt immense pressure to conform to the perceived ideals of her highly competitive tech industry and diverse cultural background. Observing successful figures around her, she believed that mirroring their appearance, behavior, and lifestyle was essential to her own achievements.
    Join us for this enlivening and enlightening episode of "Body Talk" with Lia Parisyan where we cover"
    🇦🇲 Cultural Complexity & Beauty Ideals: Lia opens up about her cultural background - blending French, Armenian, and Arabic influences - and how it created a web of conflicting beauty standards. She shares her struggles with body image amidst these diverse ideals.
    👙 Journey to Confidence: Lia talks candidly about her efforts to push past swimsuit anxiety and aims to wear a 2-piece bathing suit by summer’s end. Her story is a courageous testament to confronting fears and embracing vulnerability.
    🔗 Food & Body Image Link: The conversation touches on the role food played in Lia's body image struggles, starting with childhood experiences of restrictive eating, and how these behaviors were tied to feelings of insecurity and rejection.
    👯‍♀️ Community Support: We explore the healing power of supportive communities like the Courage Club. Lia emphasizes how transformative it is find a community that uplifts and understands you when you're on a journey towards self-acceptance and recovery.
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    • 49 min
    [Body Talk] Working through "MOM GUILT" and managing a CHRONIC health condition with Joni O'Donnell

    [Body Talk] Working through "MOM GUILT" and managing a CHRONIC health condition with Joni O'Donnell

    "The only reason that I started manipulating food was to manipulate my body."Join us for a candid talk with Joni O'Donnell, a certified intuitive eating counselor, body image coach, and facilitator of the Body Freedom program inside the Courage Club. Joni opens up about her personal journey with being recently diagnosed with Lipedema and the emotional challenges of living in a larger body. Tune in for a goldmine of insights and actionable tips for anyone navigating similar struggles. 
    ✨ Body Acceptance: Joni emphasizes the importance of seeing her body as a teammate, not an enemy.
    👗 Clothing & Body Image: Joni shares how she has shifted her focus towards comfort and personal style rather than hiding perceived flaws and signs of aging.
    💬 Breaking the Cycle: Joni is breaking the intergenerational cycle of body shame by having open communication with her three daughters about her recovery journey. 
    Don't miss this body talk aimed at fostering acceptance and body image resilience.  
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    • 45 min
    [Recover Strong] Breaking FREE from the binge-restrict cycle with Dana Sturtevant

    [Recover Strong] Breaking FREE from the binge-restrict cycle with Dana Sturtevant

    "The more we're aware of our patterns or cycles, the more we can start to change them."
    Do you fluctuate between trying to be "good" and eating less, until you find yourself bingeing? This one's for you.
    Registered Dietitian Dana Sturtevant joins us again to explore "The Cycle of Coping". Dana unpacks the intricate patterns we form around eating disorder behaviors, and shows us how to close the loop and move out of the cycle.
    Here are three key takeaways from this powerful episode:
    🔄 Understanding the Cycle of Coping:  - Dana explains the repetitive nature of thought, emotion, and behavior patterns that keep us stuck in the binge-restrict-diet cycle.  - Awareness of these patterns is the first step to disrupting them and moving towards recovery.
    🌪 Identifying the "Shame Shit Storm":  - A deep dive into how shame takes over after what we perceive as food-related mistakes.  - Recognizing this stage can help us replace self-loathing with kindness and curiosity, impacting what happens next in our journey.
    💪 Rebuilding Trust with Yourself:  - Dana outlines the importance of small, consistent acts over time to rebuild trust with our bodies and ourselves.  - Emphasizes that trust is not instantaneous but a continuous process of self-compassion and understanding.
    Listen to the full episode and let Dana's wisdom guide you towards a stronger, more compassionate recovery journey.
    JOIN THE BODY IMAGE BOOTCAMP
    This summer, boost your recovery with our Virtual 5-Day Body Image Boot Camp! Get the tools, resources, and support you need to reclaim your confidence and joy.
    Visit recoverywarriors.com/bootcamp
    CONNECT WITH DANA STURTEVANT
    Dana's Official WebsiteDana's Book: Reclaiming Body TrustCenter for Body Trust InstagramCenter for Body Trust Official Website
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    • 23 min
    [Body Talk] Fear of AGING, weight gain, and other’s perceptions that control your IDENTITY

    [Body Talk] Fear of AGING, weight gain, and other’s perceptions that control your IDENTITY

    🚨NEW SERIES ALERT🚨 
    Welcome to Body Talk! The latest series on the Recovery Warriors Podcast Channel.
    In the premiere episode, Jessica Flint & Andrea Wells explore:
    The surprising parallels between discomfort around weight gain and aging.Releasing yourself from the shackles of feeling like you need to behave in certain ways to please others.The societal pressures of body image and why your worth isn’t tied to appearance.The journey of reclaiming joy, confidence, and aspects of life overshadowed by body image struggles.Reclaiming your self worth when your body becomes intertwined with your identity. 
    JOIN THE BODY IMAGE BOOTCAMPVisit recoverywarriors.com/bootcamp

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    • 36 min
    [Recover Strong] LOSING the WEIGHT of other people's opinions: Rachael St. Germain's body story

    [Recover Strong] LOSING the WEIGHT of other people's opinions: Rachael St. Germain's body story

    "Life is much more beautiful and free if I'm not constantly scanning the world to see what other people think of my body."
    Today's episode features writer, mindset coach, and fellow Recovery Warrior Rachael St. Germain. After years of struggling with people pleasing, not feeling good enough, and believing that her physical appearance contributed to her value - Rachael has unsubscribed to society's standards of beauty. She now works to help others find confidence and comfort in their bodies, without trying to lose weight.
    Discover how Rachael went from body insecurity to liberation, and learn the empowering mindsets that guide her. You CAN unplug yourself from the idea that you need to look or act a certain way to be accepted
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    • 36 min
    [Recover Strong] Revealing what MEN need in eating disorder recovery with Aaron Flores, RDN

    [Recover Strong] Revealing what MEN need in eating disorder recovery with Aaron Flores, RDN

    "The number of folks who identify as male and experience eating disorders is going up."
    Take a listen as Registered Dietitian and Certified Body Trust provider Aaron Flores sheds light on the common barriers men face in eating disorder recovery, such as societal stereotypes and stigma, and hear how the power of community and compassionate connection can help bring healing.
    Aaron reveals the key factors that aid in recovery for ALL genders, and offers heartfelt advice for men struggling with eating disorders.
    JOIN THE COURAGE CLUB WAITLISTVisit jointhecourageclub.com
    CONNECT WITH AARON FLORES, RDN
    Aaron's Official WebsiteAaron Flores on InstagramContact Aaron via email: AaronFloresrdn@gmail.com
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    • 34 min

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