21 episodes

Join Anti-Diet Nutritionist, Meridith Oram, as she shares how to heal from years of dieting so you can reclaim your self-trust and confidence through diet-free living. Each week we chat all things balanced wellness, intuitive eating, mental health, body image work, finding joy in nutrition & fitness, ...and so much more. Meridith is the owner of Love Yourself Towards Healthy (http://loveyourselftowardshealthy.com) , a private nutrition practice, where she helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food, fitness, and body image through 1:1 and group coaching.

Diet-Free Living with Meridith Oram Meridith Oram

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Join Anti-Diet Nutritionist, Meridith Oram, as she shares how to heal from years of dieting so you can reclaim your self-trust and confidence through diet-free living. Each week we chat all things balanced wellness, intuitive eating, mental health, body image work, finding joy in nutrition & fitness, ...and so much more. Meridith is the owner of Love Yourself Towards Healthy (http://loveyourselftowardshealthy.com) , a private nutrition practice, where she helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food, fitness, and body image through 1:1 and group coaching.

    Tips for Returning to the Office After Disordered Eating Recovery

    Tips for Returning to the Office After Disordered Eating Recovery

    Sharing a life update today! As well as my top 6 tips for returning to the office after disordered eating recovery, eating disorder recovery or becoming an intuitive eater. The 4th tip is THE MOST critical!

    This podcast episode will also be helpful if you've made positive changes to your healthy lifestyle over the past 1.5+ years of working from home, but now you're heading back to the office.

    Thinking about returning to the office after disordered eating recovery during quarantine might be bringing up a lot of thoughts and feelings. Will I be able to maintain my food freedom in an office setting? Or will old habits creep back as I fall back into my old routine?




    If you’re struggling with these intrusive thoughts, I want to assure you that it’s totally normal. Even those who didn’t recover from an eating disorder, disordered eating or chronic dieting during quarantine are feeling apprehensive about returning to the office.

    Be sure to subscribe to this podcast to receive a notification when new episodes release on Tuesdays.

    For more information, go to http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.com

    • 33 min
    Hypnotherapy to Reduce Anxiety & Create Healthy Behaviors with Julie Costa

    Hypnotherapy to Reduce Anxiety & Create Healthy Behaviors with Julie Costa

    Hypnotherapy?! That term freaked me out until I tried my first hypnotherapy session with Clinical Hypnotherapist, Julie Costa. I became so fascinated with this anxiety-reducing modality, that I interviewed Julie in this latest podcast episode of Diet-Free Living with Meridith Oram.

    My only previous experience with hypnosis was in college, watching an entertainer hypnotize someone to quack like a duck. If that's your experience too, be sure to tune in! Hypnotherapy is SO much more. It can help you reduce anxiety, overcome fears, lose weight, and stop unhealthy behaviors like nail biting, smoking, etc.

    Download your FREE hypnosis session with Julie:
    https://www.juliemcosta.com/stress-release-hypno-track

    Book a 90-120 hypnosis session(+ recording & 30 minute follow up) with Julie:
    https://calendly.com/juliemcosta/customized-hypnotherapy-session?month=2021-09

    Learn more about how to live diet-free:
    http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.com

    • 49 min
    Why Whole30 Is a 30-Day Trial of Orthorexia (and How It Can Trigger Long-Term Disordered Eating)

    Why Whole30 Is a 30-Day Trial of Orthorexia (and How It Can Trigger Long-Term Disordered Eating)

    Whole30 is an extreme 30-day elimination diet "cleanse" that has been celebrated by diet culture. But it's also known to trigger disordered eating, poor(er) relationships with food, food anxiety and Orthorexia. Listen to today's episode to learn what Orthorexia is, and where the lines between Whole30 & Orthorexia blur. I also discuss the official Orthorexia Assessment Quiz by Dr. Stephen Bratman. And share my personal experience with Whole30, Paleo and Orthorexia.

    **PLEASE NOTE**
    Eliminating food(s) to "cleanse," "detox" or lose weight is completely different than someone who follows a customized elimination diet under the care of a trained healthcare professional. While those with a food allergy, food intolerance, or an autoimmune disease (e.g. Celiac Disease) aren't immune to Orthorexia, it is different to avoid certain foods for medically diagnosed reasons. 

    "The Biology of Binge Eating" Mathes, Brownley, Mo, and Bulik


    I reference this study to support that 30 days of any restriction inevitably leads to food cravings and binging:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2694569/

    Official Orthorexia Assessment Quiz


    Dr. Steven Bratman has granted permission to share his quiz for self-assessment. Answering “yes” to any of the following questions means you may have—or are developing—Orthorexia:





    I spend so much of my life thinking about, choosing and preparing healthy food that it interferes with other dimensions of my life, such as love, creativity, family, friendship, work and school.
    When I eat any food I regard to be unhealthy, I feel anxious, guilty, impure, unclean, and/or defiled; even to be near such foods disturbs me, and I feel judgmental of others who eat such foods.
    My personal sense of peace, happiness, joy, safety, and self-esteem is excessively dependent on the purity and righteousness of what I eat.
    Sometimes I would like to relax my self-imposed “good food” rules for a special occasion, such as a wedding or a meal with family and friends, but I find that I cannot. (Note: if you have a medical condition in which it is unsafe for you to make ANY exception to your diet, then this item does not apply).
    Over time, I have steadily eliminated more foods and expanded my list of food rules in an attempt to maintain or enhance health benefits; sometimes, I may take an existing food theory and add to it with beliefs of my own.
    Following my theory of healthy eating has caused me to lose more weight than most people would say is good for me or has caused other signs of malnutrition such as hair loss, loss of menstruation, or skin problems.



    For more resources on healing from years of dieting and disordered eating, learn more at:
    http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.com

    Thank you for listening & subscribing! ~Meridith

    • 34 min
    Back to School Health Goals: How to Avoid Dieting & Start Living Diet-Free

    Back to School Health Goals: How to Avoid Dieting & Start Living Diet-Free

    Back to school! Did you know that September/Back to School is just as popular for new diets as January/New Year's Resolutions? There's something about summer turning into fall that makes people want to make positive changes in their life. But is starting a new diet really a positive change?

    Tune in to this week's episode to learn 3 red flags you're ready to quit dieting and start healing. As well as what you can do instead that will prioritize your overall wellness & have you feeling your best.

    Join the next 12-week group coaching of Diet-Free Academy:
    http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.com/diet-free-academy

    • 22 min
    Mental Health, Weight Gain & 21 Tips to Reduce Chronic Stress

    Mental Health, Weight Gain & 21 Tips to Reduce Chronic Stress

    Are you stressed out after this year? I know I am! Why is it that people are still primarily talking about diet & exercise then? Instead of prioritizing your mental health? We're talking all about this & more in this week's episode.

    Stress contributes more to illness and disease than weight. DIseases like Diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism and cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke or heart disease can be triggered by chronic stress. Why does our society blame obesity on these diseases then? Especially when weight gain is often a side effect of stress! I explore this question throughout today's episode and discuss how the over-simplisticity of the BMI Scale comes back into play.

    In the second half, I offer 21 tips for how you can start lowering your stress levels today.

    During this episode, I reference the following links:
    Hypnotherapy with Julie M Costa
    http://www.juliemcosta.com

    @loveyourself2healthy on Instagram
    http://www.instagram.com/loveyourself2healthy

    Diet-Free Academy open enrollment for Sept 7, 2021 group coaching:
    http://www.loveyourselftowardshealthy.com/diet-free-academy

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available 24/7:
    1-800-273-8255

    Thank you for subscribing to Diet-Free Living. Keep loving yourself towards healthy, friend! Meridith

    • 36 min
    BMI Scale: Why It's Irrelevant to Your Health

    BMI Scale: Why It's Irrelevant to Your Health

    I'm getting fired up in today's episode about the BMI Scale! I go into the history, why it's still in existence, and what the result of it is on our healthcare system. As well as how it causes more harm than good. I end this episode discussing what health questions doctors should be asking instead. Tune in now!

    For more information go to:
    loveyourselftowardshealthy.com

    To learn more about the 9/7/21 group coaching session of Diet-Free Academy, go to:
    loveyourselftowardshealthy.com/diet-free-academy/

    Thank you for liking and subscribing to Diet-Free Living with Meridith Oram. I appreciate you, friend!

    • 30 min

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