148 episodes

This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.

Body Kindness Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, Certified Exercise Physiologist

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This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.

    #144 - Resilience Practices for Anxiety and Body Shame During COVID-19 with Nicola Haggett

    #144 - Resilience Practices for Anxiety and Body Shame During COVID-19 with Nicola Haggett

    Practicing Body Kindness during COVID-19 is all about resilience skills as we navigate this collective trauma. While some people are finding “humor” in memes or chats about social distancing-related weight gain or the supposed “quarantine 15,” these messages are fatphobic & harmful to people struggling with mental health & body image. Nicola Haggett and I share our ideas for setting boundaries, creating self-care plans, & well-being enhancement that can help you cope with fears. bodykindnessbook.com

    • 40 min
    [Repost] #117: How to recover from BURNOUT (Part 1) with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

    [Repost] #117: How to recover from BURNOUT (Part 1) with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

    These times are truly unprecedented. I’ll be re-sharing some of the episodes I think will be most helpful for you at this difficult and painful time, starting with Pt 1 of Emily and Amelia Nagoski talking about stress resilience. Over the coming weeks I’ll be emailing questions, responses & useful resources for people who are interested in the ways the practice of body kindness can help ground you, lift you up, connect you to others, and avoid burnout. Get these free emails at BodyKindnessBook.com/start

    • 32 min
    #143 - "I Developed a Restrictive Eating Disorder in Elementary School. Here’s Why It Wasn’t Diagnosed for Over a Decade" with Gloria Oladipo

    #143 - "I Developed a Restrictive Eating Disorder in Elementary School. Here’s Why It Wasn’t Diagnosed for Over a Decade" with Gloria Oladipo

    Let’s talk about eating disorders that are born from culture and hidden in plain sight. My guest to share her personal story is Gloria Oladipo, a 20-year-old Black woman who developed an eating disorder in elementary school and went undiagnosed for over a decade. A student at Cornell University, Gloria also works as a freelance writer and has been published in Teen Vogue, Healthline, Wear Your Voice, Bitch Media, Bustle, and other publications. Links & show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/143

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #142 - Believe Me: Why trusting women is essential for collective well-being with Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

    #142 - Believe Me: Why trusting women is essential for collective well-being with Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

    I'm joined by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, editors of a new anthology Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. We discuss why we need a book about believing women’s experiences are as credible and reliable as men. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/142

    • 55 min
    #141 - How the 4 S’s help you “show up” for kids well-being with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD Bestselling Author

    #141 - How the 4 S’s help you “show up” for kids well-being with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD Bestselling Author

    A significant part of the body kindness practice is held in our relationships, especially parents and caregivers to children. As adults we understand there were ways in which our childhood needs were not met and with a deep desire to to better, we don’t want to mess it up. But we inevitably do and it’s OK. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, author of The Power of Showing Up, is here to help me as I get candid about my own difficulties to improve how I parent and care for myself. Show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/141

    • 1 hr 25 min
    #140 - Boys and Sex: Navigating the new masculinity with bestselling author Peggy Orenstein

    #140 - Boys and Sex: Navigating the new masculinity with bestselling author Peggy Orenstein

    Peggy Orenstein is back on the show with her instant New York Times Bestseller, Boys and Sex. Tune in to hear insights from her conversations with over 100 boys from high school to college across the U.S. We discuss why parents aren’t talking to their boys about sex and intimacy even though they really want the space to explore, to be vulnerable, and to figure it out, not just absorb the cultural narrative about masculinity that was created for them. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/140 for show notes.

    • 50 min

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Amazing and important perspective

Rebecca does an incredible job helping her listeners find their way to body kindness and food peace. I learn so much from this podcast and always come away inspired.

Geri SD mom of 2 ,

Encouraging, inspiring and great energy

Rebecca is open and real when sharing her own experiences. Her background and educaiton she earned is clear, and the knowledge she continues to collect and share with us through this podcast and her guests is encouraging and inspiring. It's like listening to that honest friend that only wants great things for you.

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Rebecca, host of the Body Kindness podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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