184 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 403 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.

    The Switch Witch with Bernie Salazar

    The Switch Witch with Bernie Salazar

    Reunion alert! Bernie and I are back with our first podcast in a minute. We actually recorded this October 20, 2022... but evidently the Switch B* (err... I mean...) The Switch Witch is still around... and we have thoughts.
    My kids (then 8 and 9 years old) came to me and asked "Mom, do we believe in the switch witch?" I responded, "Never heard of her." They said, "Good, because she takes away your candy and that's just MEAN!." After some assurance from me, the girls decided to make a "Go Away" sign and put it over their Halloween buckets. Bernie has his own story to share about discovering the book and what to make of it for his young kids. If you know Bernie at all, you know he has a looooooooong history of being harmed by diet culture. He's trying to break the chain as a father and protect his kids.
    Based on our values and viewpoints, you probably can guess what we think of this... here's what you need to know:
    Switch Witch is for PROFIT... selling this idea that the "switch witch" is your friend who plays with you the days leading up to Halloween and surprises you with a gift in exchange for some of your Halloween candy. They sell the idea "All the fun without all the candy!" (So, YOU get to be KIND to this supposed "friend," and this B takes your candy?! Make it make sense!) It's marketed as a "healthy" Halloween tradition.
    Tune in and have a happy Halloween by trusting yourself, your preferences, and your relationship to food. If you want to do something "healthy," brush your teeth before bed.
    Visit bodykindnessbook.com/180 for links and show notes

    • 40 min
    #179 - Treating Your Anxiety with Kindness with The Anxiety Sisters

    #179 - Treating Your Anxiety with Kindness with The Anxiety Sisters

    My guests Abbe Greenberg and Maggie a.k.a. “The Anxiety Sisters” have built a lasting friendship and a thriving online community over their lifelong struggles with anxiety. In this episode, you’ll learn about why there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing anxiety and how their new book THE ANXIETY SISTERS’ SURVIVAL GUIDE can help you cope with anxiety and find ways to laugh along the way. That may sound strange, but seriously, this book has humor and actually makes anxiety seem fun, or at least less overwhelming and lonely.
    Visit bodykindnessbook.com/179 for links and show notes.

    • 48 min
    What If I'm 'Too Numb' to Connect? with Bernie Salazar

    What If I'm 'Too Numb' to Connect? with Bernie Salazar

    Hey, listeners! Bernie and I continue our conversations on 'connection' and 'numbness' as we re-connect to each other after a year or so apart (thanks global pandemic).
    This is episode 2 of 3 in our series where Bernie goes deeper in describing his feelings of numbness and explores more about where they are coming from, why they're there and what he can do now.
    I chime in with my usual... 'it's OK to be here, wow look at your strengths, B... and let's make sense of this...' rah rah support.
    With heart and humor, we tackle what it feels like when you're spiraling down and disconnected.
    CW: Bernie re-discloses a childhood trauma, he doesn't go into any detail about it, the focus is not on his trauma. It's a naming and an acknowledgement.
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    Other episodes mentioned
    Podcast 177 - Bouncing Back from Numbness with Bernie Salazar Podcast 161 – 2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good with Emily and Amelia Nagoski Visit bodykindnessbook.com/178 for links and show notes
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    This episode is sponsored by Self Care for Diabetes.
    Looking for support for a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2022? I'd love to welcome you to Self-Care For Diabetes Membership.
    Join me and fellow HAES-friendly dietitian Glenys Oyston in our friendly, supportive community where you can learn how to care for your overall well-being without a weight focus.
    Our 14 modules cover all things intuitive eating, movement, carbohydrates, stress resilience, diagnosis shame and much more. Check out all the modules here.
    Join us now and come along to our next live group call on Tuesday 8 March at 12 pm ET.

    • 33 min
    Bouncing Back from Numbness with Bernie Salazar

    Bouncing Back from Numbness with Bernie Salazar

    We're baaaaaack! Bernie and Rebecca managed to chat one more time before the end of 2021 and it was bittersweet. Tune in and find out what a sh*tstorm it has been for us. Bernie shares how his coping mechanisms of shutting down and feeling "numb" have returned and Rebecca helps support a gentle kindness toward re-approaching self-care practices. This is the first in a three episode series. Join us as we go deeper into exploring this feeling of "burnout" and "rock bottom" emotions. How do you "spiral up" when the sh*t is going down? If you want to send Bernie words of encouragement, his email is bernie@bodykindnessbook.com.
    Visit bodykindnessbook.com/177 for links and show notes
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    Looking for support for a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2022? I'd love to welcome you to Self-Care For Diabetes Membership.
    Join me and fellow HAES-friendly dietitian Glenys Oyston in our friendly, supportive community where you can learn how to care for your overall well-being without a weight focus.
    Our 14 modules cover all things intuitive eating, movement, carbohydrates, stress resilience, diagnosis shame and much more. Check out all the modules here.
    Join us today and you can come along to our next live group call this Tuesday 11 January at 6pm ET.

    • 19 min
    Why Intuitive Eating Works for Diabetes Concerns

    Why Intuitive Eating Works for Diabetes Concerns

    This is Episode 6 in a special Self-Care for Diabetes series on the Body Kindness podcast, with my guest co-host Dietitian Glenys Oyston.
    This episode is about intuitive eating and why it works for diabetes concerns.
    If you feel like you need more support, we would love to welcome you to our 3-month membership. 
    Our next live group call is this Monday August 9th at 6pm ET.
    Our 14 modules cover all things intuitive eating, movement, carbohydrates, stress resilience, diagnosis shame and more. Check out all the modules here.

    • 28 min
    Why Modified Movement Works for Diabetes

    Why Modified Movement Works for Diabetes

    This is Episode 5 in a special Self-Care for Diabetes series on the Body Kindness podcast, with my guest co-host Dietitian Glenys Oyston.
    This episode is for you if you’ve ever felt what you can do with movement right now is "not good enough" - whether. you’re a beginner, or coming off an injury, or maybe you don’t have the time, or you feel left out of the fitness industry because it’s all about intensity and pushing yourself over the limit
    We talk about how modification is a good thing when it comes to exercise and diabetes. We want to encourage movement if you’re interested in it, and share why it can help with diabetes concerns.
    But what we really want is for you to feel like any positive and meaningful step you can take toward a peaceful relationship to movement and your body is “worth it.”
    If you feel like you need more support, we would love to welcome you to our 3-month membership. 
    Our next live group call is this Thursday July 8th at 12.30pm ET.
    Our 14 modules cover all things movement, carbohydrates, stress resilience, diagnosis shame and much more. Check out all the modules here.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
403 Ratings

403 Ratings

jnayyy ,

Amazing

This podcast always makes me feel better and I find all of the discussions really empowering and comforting. I read the book “Body Kindness” and loved it and highly recommend to anyone struggling with issues around self esteem, self criticism, and body image.

Tcbowen76 ,

Amazing mindset change

I just love Rebecca I just started this podcast and literally started at the beginning with episode 1 and fell in love with her! I have started changing my mindset with food and even with the way I look at my body! Love having Bernie’s input and experience as well! Keep up the great work!

12nor ,

This is awful

What a lot of rubbish! How self-congratulatory these two are...this podcast is for anyone who wants to listen to two people talk about how great they are. No substance (although a lot of talk about 'stay with us til the end!'). I will never trust The New York Times reviews again

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