158 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, 343 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.

    #153 - Help with Picky Eating, Is it ARFID? with Rebecca Thomas

    #153 - Help with Picky Eating, Is it ARFID? with Rebecca Thomas

    Most “picky eating” in kids and adults is just that -- pickiness. But others can deal with social emotional issues and malnourishment (at any size). Joining me to discuss “supertasters” and challenges with picky eating, dietitian and Body Kindness mentee, Rebecca Thomas, RDN. She’s a pro at ARFID, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Tune in to get a HAES-informed perspective on support for food-related sensory issues. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/podcast for links & show notes.

    • 51 min
    #152 - Changing the Value Systems in Yoga with Janessa Mondestin, Yoga Therapist and Director of Culture for Yoga International

    #152 - Changing the Value Systems in Yoga with Janessa Mondestin, Yoga Therapist and Director of Culture for Yoga International

    Janessa Mondestin wants to see radical change in the way yoga & wellness spaces operate. She wants people to talk about White Supremacy within the systems & she wants people at all levels to do the work. In Part 2 of White Supremacy in Yoga series, we discuss the harms & the fixes, including what you can do as a yoga teacher, teacher trainer, student, or person who cares about anti-racism work. This includes reading books, having conversations & taking meaningful actions. Show notes bodykindnessbook.com/152

    • 54 min
    #151 - White Supremacy of Yoga with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body

    #151 - White Supremacy of Yoga with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body

    Yoga has a White Supremacy problem and that’s not the only issue. There’s also weight stigma, food shame, body idealizing, financial barriers + more. Join my conversation with Dr. Sabrina Strings, author of Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. She's also a certified yoga teacher & advocate for inclusivity in yoga. We discuss our yoga experiences & hope for systemic change. Bodykindnessbook.com/151 for links to her research on disappearing people of color in Yoga Journal and others.

    • 58 min
    #150 - Racism Explains the Origins of Fat Phobia and Diet Culture, with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body

    #150 - Racism Explains the Origins of Fat Phobia and Diet Culture, with Sabrina Strings PhD, Author of Fearing the Black Body

    Sabrina Strings, PhD is the author of the book Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia. We discuss how she was able to connect racism with fat phobia, control of women’s bodies historically & through today’s diet culture, & how medicine’s use of the BMI metric is problematic & harmful. We discuss why only white women’s bodies were subjects of control in historical fat phobia. This episode was first aired June 2019.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    [Repost] #65 - So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo

    [Repost] #65 - So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo

    This episode was first aired Jan 2018. In her book, So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo explains, in simple terms & with lively examples, key concepts of privilege, intersectionality, microagressions, cultural appropriation & more. Ijeoma helps us embrace the connections between body positivity, the anti-diet movement & race and class issues. She says “we live in a country that upholds the ideal that we aren’t allowed to talk about race and not talking is THE problem. bodykindnessbook.com/podcas

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

rmcgonzales ,

Podcast 119 - Fearing the Black Body: Part 1

An engaging conversation with Dr. Sabrina Strings about her book, Fearing the Black Body. Found her back story compelling as it helped ground her future scholarship on black women’s place or lack thereof in health and wellness. Glad to discover the Body Kindness podcast by happy accident!

LK_Jensen ,

Very Thought-Provoking Podcast!

The host is very courageous and willingly dives deep, and into uncharted waters, about weight and fat shaming. She connects the dots in a way few in the health space are willing to do. Highly recommend if you are you looking for a paradigm shift in health, weight, and the culture surrounding the entire subject!

CJThomas6 ,

Great show!

Rebecca and her guests are so helpful and share informative advice on self care and body image.

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