153 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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8, 326 Ratings

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.

    #149 - Learn & Grow Part 13 – How to Avoid a “Weight Lecture” at the Doctors with Bernie Salazar

    #149 - Learn & Grow Part 13 – How to Avoid a “Weight Lecture” at the Doctors with Bernie Salazar

    Bernie Salazar guests with an update on how he is changing the conversation with his primary care doctors. He’s better at boundaries and aiming to keep the focus on medical needs, but the doctors still clearly struggle to understand what it means to provide weight inclusive medical care. Show notes have links to some of our best resources you may need for doctors visits. Note: We recorded 12/19 but delayed the launch planned for early March due to COVID-19 chaos. bodykindnessbook.com/podcast

    • 54 min
    #148 - Improve Your “Family System” by Creating “Fair Play” at Home with Eve Rodsky

    #148 - Improve Your “Family System” by Creating “Fair Play” at Home with Eve Rodsky

    This [COVID-19] Mother’s Day, women are still providing $10.8 trillion a year of invisible, unpaid labor. My guest Eve Rodsky says it’s unsustainable. She used her Harvard degree in organizational management to develop a structure for families to redistribute all it takes to make families work. Fair Play is a bestselling book & card game Eve developed over 7 years of working with families so that collaborative conversations and planning can take place to benefit every member. Notes: bodykindnessbook.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #147 - Compassion through Crisis, Stories of Hope & Gratitude for Healthcare Workers

    #147 - Compassion through Crisis, Stories of Hope & Gratitude for Healthcare Workers

    My three guests today speak from the heart about their experiences during COVID-19 as patient advocate (Lara Loverro) and healthcare workers (Shannon Hughes and Katy Gaston). We discuss the meaning of compassion “to suffer together” and how the personal and collective traumas we’re experiencing challenge us to reframe our values, how and why we practice Body Kindness for resilience and personal growth. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #146 - A different type of COVID-19 loss: Pregnancy dreams “on hold” with Fertility Coach Nicola Salmon

    #146 - A different type of COVID-19 loss: Pregnancy dreams “on hold” with Fertility Coach Nicola Salmon

    My guest today is Nicola Salmon, author of Fat and Fertile. We discuss how her work as a fat positive fertility coach has changed dramatically in the face of COVID-19. You’ll learn how she is helping people grieve the losses they are feeling. Plus she shares insight on her own self-care practices as a higher weight person feeling vulnerable (thank you, crappy weight stigma misinformation and nasty memes). Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for show notes.

    • 46 min
    #145 - Coping with Anxiety During COVID-19

    #145 - Coping with Anxiety During COVID-19

    My guest is Lara Loverro, a health coach, certified intuitive eating counselor, and she’s a professional mentee of mine. Importantly, Lara is a resident of New York and her mother is COVID-19 positive (over two weeks on a ventilator). Her teen son is struggling with anxiety related to the trauma. Lara shares how she and her family are coping and her recommendations for coping with anxiety. Links & show notes: bodykindnessbook.com/145

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #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 & I share our ideas for setting boundaries & well-being enhancement that can help you cope with fears. bodykindnessbook.com/144

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

Giver Of Thy Advice ,

Marvelously Magnificent!

Great guests! Unapologetic! Informative to the Nth degree! Such a pleasure to hear!

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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.

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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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