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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Melissa Landry of @no.more.guilt talks about what it's really like to learn intuitive eating so you can be the first in your family to stop dieting, accept your body, and heal your relationship with food - just like she is.

Break the Diet Cycle Melissa Landry

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Melissa Landry of @no.more.guilt talks about what it's really like to learn intuitive eating so you can be the first in your family to stop dieting, accept your body, and heal your relationship with food - just like she is.

    why can't our families be "normal" about food?

    why can't our families be "normal" about food?

    Do you ever just wish your family was “normal’ when it came to food and body image stuff? 

    Especially as you start to learn more about Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, you can’t help but grieve what could have been if only YOUR mother had learned to break the diet cycle so that you didn't have to. 

    What would life be like if diet culture weren't such a big part of your family's story? I think about that all the time for my own family. And the truth is, we both may never know. What I do know is that grief around your experience with family diet trauma can feel more tender around the holidays as you may be spending more time back inside the family unit your diet trauma came from. 

    How do we allow differences within our family's healing journey work while also protecting our peace and calm as adult children of chronic dieters? Are  we doomed to stay stuck in our family diet trauma? 

    With Thanksgiving this week and the holidays around the corner, Melissa is taking you beyond “boundary setting tips” by helping you consider:


    What does it mean to have a “normal” family when it comes to food and body image?
    What generational diet response are you most likely to experience over the holidays?
    What boundaries can- and cannot - do for your Intuitive Eating practice
    How to cope with kindness while practicing boundary setting with family stuck in diet culture (who might not understand...)
    The pros and cons of different types of boundary setting techniques you see on social media

    If this episode made you realize it’s time to get more support in your Intuitive Eating work, dm me @no.more.guilt on Instagram for more information about my current programs. This is the last week to enroll in the Gentle Nutrition Intensive small group. If you are on the waitlist, you have received your invitation by email. Go check it out and enroll today! The waitlist will remain open through Black Friday 11/25/2022. You can still add your name here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups or apply for coaching at www.melissalandrynutrition.com

    Episode Resources:


    In this episode, I mention my free 3 step guide to eat without guilt. If you don’t have it yet, you can grab your copy here: https://mailchi.mp/d9207e0baf90/nomoreguiltguide
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt




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    • 23 min
    what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight? with Dr. Maggie Landes, MD

    what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight? with Dr. Maggie Landes, MD

    The doors for The Gentle Nutrition Intensive are opening on Weds 11/16 through black friday 🎉 Add your name to the waitlist and I’ll send you all the details! https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups

    Today on the podcast Melissa interviews Dr. Maggie Landes - board-certified physician, public health nutritionist, and anti-diet wellness expert who specializes in educating health professionals and their patients about the Health at Every Size model of care. Through her Pro2Pro services, Maggie supports other health professionals to participate in, and promote, a weight-inclusive approach to their clinical practice. Which is why she was the *perfect* person to ask: what would it take for doctors to stop focusing on weight?

    We talk:


    Maggie’s “a-ha” moment that moved her toward the Health at Every Size practice
    What doctors are learn (and don’t learn) about nutrition and weight during their medical training
    The harms of medical weight stigma, and how to protect yourself as a patient
    How grassroots and top-down efforts can work to change access to weight inclusive health care

    Are you new to the pod? Been here a while? Your 5 star review and feedback means the world! Thank you for supporting the pod so we can help others become the first in the family to break the diet cycle, just like we are!

    Episode Resources:


    Follow Dr. Maggie Landes on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn @maggielandesmd
    Melissa’s free guide: How to talk to your doctor about Health at Every Size
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt

    This episode was sponsored by No More Guilt with Melissa Landry

    Want coaching support for a life of No More Guilt? Right now, Melissa is only accepting 1:1 clients. You can apply at www.melissalandrynutrition.com or message her on Instagram @no.more.guilt to learn more. Group coaching programs are currently on hold, but Melissa may entertain bringing back groups in time for 2023 for the right set of women really ready to do this work! If you are interested in staying in the loop of any upcoming groups, you can put your name on the waitlist here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups


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    • 47 min
    how to get past fear of needing medication with Kristie Messerli, RD, CDCES

    how to get past fear of needing medication with Kristie Messerli, RD, CDCES

    Do you take any medications? If not, do you ever worry you’ll have to go on them some day because of your health habits? Many people worry no longer dieting will lead to health concerns that require medications. This idea is a MAJOR roadblock to progressing in your Intuitive Eating work. How do you stop letting this common fear hold you back from becoming an Intuitive Eater? In this episode Melissa talks to fellow Dietitian Kristie Messerli about why even the IDEA of going on medication comes with so much guilt, fear, and shame and how to get past it.

    As a Certified Diabetes Educator, Kristie shares how to use informed decision making when it comes to deciding (with your doctor!) how medication might fit into your health care plan.

    Though these examples center on Kristie’s experience with diabetes medication, this episode is a must-listen for anyone trying to understand more about Health at Every Size and how the philosophy considers medication as a tool for health. We discuss:


    Common fears people experience before going on medications
    What different diabetes medications do in the body - including pros and cons
    Can you go from pre-diabetes to normal range without medication?
    What kinds of things should you be considering before you go on medication?
    What is informed decision making? How can you practice it in your everyday life?

    Of course - Kristie and I are Dietitians, but we’re not YOUR Dietitian so please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle behaviors or medication usage. Our opinions are our own and do not serve as a substitute for medical advice.

    Are you new to the pod? Been here a while? Your 5 star review and feedback means the world! Thank you for supporting the pod so we can help others become the first in the family to break the diet cycle, just like we are!

    Episode Resources:


    Follow Kristie on Instagram @type2diabetes.nutritionist
    Check out Kristie’s post on informed decision making and Metformin here: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChAIrcirF-F/
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt

    This episode was sponsored by No More Guilt with Melissa Landry

    Want coaching support for a life of No More Guilt? Right now, Melissa is only accepting 1:1 clients. You can apply at www.melissalandrynutrition.com or message her on Instagram @no.more.guilt to learn more. Group coaching programs are currently on hold, but Melissa may entertain bringing back groups in time for 2023 for the right set of women really ready to do this work! If you are interested in staying in the loop of any upcoming groups, you can put your name on the waitlist here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups


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    • 39 min
    is it okay if eating sweets makes you happy?

    is it okay if eating sweets makes you happy?

    Favorite halloween candy on three! 1, 2, 3. JUNIOR MINTS! Whatever your go to halloween sweet - we need to talk. It's okay if you love sweets - including halloween candy. And, it's okay if you love food in general. Too often new Intuitive Eaters try to banish their love of food by turning Intuitive Eating into a restrictive diet. When it comes to sweets, if you focus too much on *whether or not you should keep sweets in the house* and *stopping when full* you miss the bigger picture: allowing SATISFACTION to guide your eating effortlessly, so you finally feel free! What if you could relax, and confidently keep sweets in the house with no more guilt? This week, you can use available halloween candy as an opportunity to learn how to create this exact kind of relationship with sweets. Instead of spiraling out this week over candy, Melissa will use this solo episode to show you how to find some peace as you:


    Let go of food morality, guilt, and shame that hurts your intuitive eating process
    Consider the satisfaction you get from your food (and life!) - this week, and generally
    Feel more comfortable with an “All foods fit” mindset as part of your gentle nutrition approach
    Self-assess where candy binges are coming from if you’ve already stopped dieting and no longer really call foods “good” and “bad” in your mind

    Melissa also gives you some reflection questions to reframe your relationship with food by surfacing thoughts and feelings that might be getting in the way. 

    Dm Melissa @no.more.guilt anytime you’d like to say hello and share a favorite takeaway from the episode. Really loving the pod? Your 5 star review and feedback means the world! Thank you for supporting the pod so we can help others become the first in the family to break the diet cycle, just like we are!

    Episode Resources:


    Melissa mentions a recent Reel video she made on Instagram about Halloween candy, you can watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CkMImg4ggKH/
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt

    This episode was sponsored by No More Guilt with Melissa Landry

    Get the 3 Steps to Eat without Guilt Guide: https://mailchi.mp/d9207e0baf90/nomoreguiltguide

    Want coaching support for a life of No More Guilt? Right now, Melissa is only accepting 1:1 clients. You can apply at www.melissalandrynutrition.com or message her on Instagram @no.more.guilt to learn more. Group coaching programs are currently on hold, but Melissa may entertain bringing back groups in time for 2023 for the right set of women really ready to do this work! If you are interested in staying in the loop of any upcoming groups, you can put your name on the waitlist here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups


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    • 24 min
    how does diet culture impact you during the college years? with Dr. Hortencia Jimenéz

    how does diet culture impact you during the college years? with Dr. Hortencia Jimenéz

    What was your relationship to food and body image like in college? Many clients report their disordered eating behaviors began or worsened during the college years. And many did not receive care or support during this time which is why, in part, they still struggle with food and body image today.

    What is the impact of diet culture on college students? In what ways does the college environment impact students from marginalized communities differently? Especially for those in bigger bodies who were routinely prescribed and praised for their (often harmful) weight loss efforts during the college years: what are ways you can heal from disordered eating, even years after you've graduated?

    In today’s episode, Melissa interviews Dr. Hortencia Jimenéz, professor, sociologist, and health coach to discuss her perspectives on:


    What it means to consider eating disorders and anti-diet work from an anti-oppressive lens
    How generational diet trauma gets tangled up with college educational systems and environments 
    How to make meaning of your own disordered eating behaviors during your college years so you can experience healing today
    3 ways community care can impact and support individuals at risk for eating disorders and disordered eating in the college setting

    Episode Resources:


    Follow Dr. Hortencia Jimenéz on Instagram @drhortencajimenez
    Support Hortencia’s work on Venmo with a donation: https://account.venmo.com/u/Hortencia-Jimenez-4
    Read about White Supremacy Culture: https://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/okun_-_white_sup_culture.pdf
    Hortencia mentions the book “Decolonizing Wellness” by Dalia Kinsey - available on Amazon
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt

    This episode was sponsored by No More Guilt with Melissa Landry

    Get the 3 Steps to Eat without Guilt Guide: https://mailchi.mp/d9207e0baf90/nomoreguiltguide

    Want coaching support for a life of No More Guilt? Right now, Melissa is only accepting 1:1 clients. You can apply at www.melissalandrynutrition.com or message her on Instagram @no.more.guilt to learn more. Group coaching programs are currently on hold, but Melissa may entertain bringing back groups in time for 2023 for the right set of women really ready to do this work! If you are interested in staying in the loop of any upcoming groups, you can put your name on the waitlist here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups


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    • 48 min
    is it okay to track as an Intuitive Eater with Jessi Haggerty RD

    is it okay to track as an Intuitive Eater with Jessi Haggerty RD

    So you deleted your MFP (myfitnesspal) or other food tracking apps but still sometimes find your thumb hovering over the “download” button on your negative body image days? You're not the only one and it’s time we talk. Even when you want to stop tracking, you mind may gravitate toward it without your permission! In this episode, Melissa and fellow Anti-Diet Dietitian Jessi Haggerty RD talk it all out to help you use tracking and journaling in ways that are consistent with Intuitive Eating work. We answer:

    - Is there room for tracking on an Intuitive Eating journey? 

    - What’s the difference between “tracking” and “journaling”? 

    - What are the pros and cons of these methods when you are trying  to find food freedom? 

    - Is it “bad” to want to track?

    - What are examples of things you could journal as an Intuitive Eater?

    Jessi is the author of The Daily Check-In Journal (available on Amazon) and gives her perspective on how to meaningfully grow the “intuitive” side of “intuitive eating” with realistic journaling practices. We also talk about how to approach non-diet journaling of your emotions, thoughts, periods, and poops (!!) - all of which can relate to your gentle nutrition and food freedom work.

    Episode Resources:


    Follow Jessi on Instagram @jessihaggertyrd
    Get Jessi’s The Daily Check-In Journal on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Check-Journal-Reflective-Prompts/dp/B09RMBWSQQ
    Join the Break the Diet Cycle Podcast Community: @break.the.diet.pod
    Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @no.more.guilt

    Want coaching support for a life of No More Guilt? Right now, Melissa is only accepting 1:1 clients. You can apply at www.melissalandrynutrition.com or message her on Instagram to learn more. Groups are on hold, but Melissa may entertain bringing back groups in time for 2023 for the right set of women really ready to do this work! If you are interested in staying in the loop of any upcoming groups, you can put your name on the waitlist here: https://mailchi.mp/5d3986bd6987/nomoreguiltgroups


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

McKaren84 ,

Intuitive eating for your soul

Melissa has a way of teaching important, profound truths without making them too heavy or hard to understand. She is not just extremely knowledgeable in her subject, but she has a gift for teaching and inspiring. I discovered Melissa when she was a guest on another podcast, not related to diet, and I was immediately intrigued by her style of speaking and down to earth approach. Now I’m hooked! I’m still early on in my intuitive eating journey but I’m loving the positive guidance and inspiration provided by this podcast. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and joyful attitude with the world!

AKLRG ,

Best podcast on intuitive eating!

I love this podcast! The hosts bring so much depth to the topic of intuitive eating, but they still manage to make their episodes light and entertaining. I’m hooked!

Hayungski ,

So encouraging and informative!!

I finally figured out how to write a review lolol and so here I am!! I did a group coaching program with Melissa this spring and it was life-changing. I’m still working on so many of the things we worked through as a group, so this podcast (which was super helpful before too) is super helpful to remind me of what I’ve learned and help make firmer my understanding of true health and my goals. Thank you Melissa and Dalina!!

Also, the episode where you spoke with the pediatrician Meli was SO HELPFUL!!

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