84 episodes

Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston.  Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories.  We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 336 Ratings

Welcome to the Dietitians Unplugged Podcast with Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston.  Join us as we explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode we will discuss topics that we hope to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories.  We believe in Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and we want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body.

    Episode 84 - Farewell for Now: Hitting Pause on the Podcast

    Episode 84 - Farewell for Now: Hitting Pause on the Podcast

    After 5 years, Aaron and Glenys are pressing pause on the Dietitians Unplugged podcast for now. In this episode they talk about what they're currently offering clients (see links below), where they were when they started the podcast, what they've learned along the way, and some of their favorite podcast moments. 
    Show Notes:
    Aaron's Men's Body Trust Group 
    Glenys and Rebecca's Self-Care for Diabetes online learning and group support program
    Keep in touch with the hosts:
    Aaron's website and Instagram
    Glenys website and Facebook and email list

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 83 - Sleep Apena and Weight Stigma

    Episode 83 - Sleep Apena and Weight Stigma

    Aaron and Glenys talk about their personal experiences with sleep apnea. They discussed how weight stigma sadly surrounds this diagnosis, and how they overcame related shame to get appropriate treatment.  Also discussed in this episode were:
    How better sleep has changed their lives The importance of good sleep for health The different levels of weight stigma they experienced in pursuing treatment Developing a bedtime routine for easier falling asleep Some of the treatments available for sleep apnea BONUS: Glenys and Aaron share their latest internet obsessions (ASMR, calming TikTok videos).
    Self-Care for Diabetes is available now!! Find out more about this online and group support program created by Rebecca Scritchfield and Glenys Oyston.
    Glenys’ favorite ASMR channels
    JoJo ASMR
    GIBI ASMR
    Aaron’s favorite TikTok account
    @hannahbreadtok
    @kristieflips
     
    More about Aaron
    More about Glenys
     
     

    • 1 hr
    Episode 82 - No Wrong Way to Yoga with Marc Settembrino

    Episode 82 - No Wrong Way to Yoga with Marc Settembrino

    Glenys and Aaron welcome Dr. Marc Settembrino to the podcast to talk about his experience with becoming a yogi and creating inclusive yoga classes through Fat Kid Yoga Club.
    Marc discussed:
    -how yoga helped him feel better in difficult times
    -how there is no wrong way to do yoga
    -the intersection of LGBTQ+ and fat identities
    -letting your body be the guide in how you adapt yoga for you
    Marc began practicing yoga in 2015. As a fat, queer, yoga practitioner, they understand that starting a new yoga practice can be intimidating. Therefore, they create inclusive yoga classes that are accessible to every-body, regardless of size, shape, age, strength, or flexibility. Their work has been featured by OM Yoga Magazine and Yoga Journal and they're a SuperFit Hero Body Positive Fitness provider. They earned their Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2013.
    Bonus: Aaron and Glenys talk about their recent internet obsessions (reaction videos!) and geek out about their favorite music…to get straight to the interview, skip to minute 9!
    Show notes:
    Find out more about Marc Settembrino
    Follow Marc on Instagram
    Support Marc’s Patreon
    More about Aaron www.bvmrd.com
    More about Glenys www.daretonotdiet.com

    • 53 min
    Episode 81 - The Fear of Weight Gain

    Episode 81 - The Fear of Weight Gain

    Aaron and Glenys talk about weight. The global pandemic has put many people in a panic about changing weight. For those recovering from EDs and disordered eating, weight gain is often necessary and a part of healing, but hearing weight gain stigmatized constantly can feel like a huge setback. In this episode, our hosts talk about how they support their clients in normalizing weight gain and taking the focus of healing off of weight and put it more on supportive self-care. They also discussed how weight gain IS normal not only in healing but over a life time for most people. How do we help people navigate the mental and physical discomfort they feel in a changing body? Why is going back to “real” clothing such a pain?! Aaron and Glenys also recount (and cringe over) their pasts when they were steeped in diet culture and promoting weight loss, and how we can meet those feelings with compassion and have gratitude for the community they found in HAES® that allowed them to evolve at their own pace.
    More about Aaron www.bvmrd.com
    More about Glenys www.daretonotdiet.com

    • 44 min
    Episode 80 - Caroline Dooner Said "F*ck It!" to Diets

    Episode 80 - Caroline Dooner Said "F*ck It!" to Diets

    Aaron and Glenys talk with Caroline Dooner, humorist and author of The F*ck It Diet, a book that helps chronic dieters untangle themselves from a dysfunctional relationship with food. She used to be a chronic dieter, fully convinced she was a food addict, until she realized that dieting and body hatred were actually the roots of the issue. Caroline talked about her journey towards true non-diet eating: how she tried to manage her PCOS with diets, her foray into the Paleo Diet, the time she tried to turn intuitive eating into a diet, and the epiphany that finally led her to say “F*ck It!” to diets for good. She discussed how the science around the failure of intentional weight loss helped her realize why dieting was so frustratingly futile and how it led to her eventual binge episodes. Caroline also revealed a little bit about the next book she’s working on.
    Show Notes:
    Caroline Dooner www.thefuckitdiet.com
    The F*ck It Diet book
    The Minnesota Starvation Experiment
    Lindo Bacon’s HAES Research
    More about Glenys www.daretonotdiet.com
    More about Aaron www.bvmrd.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 79 - Fat Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon

    Episode 79 - Fat Positive Fertility with Nicola Salmon

    Aaron and Glenys invited Nicola Salmon to the podcast to discuss fat positive fertility. In this episode, they discussed:
    -Nicola’s experience of having fertility issues and being in a larger body
    -The lack evidence for weight loss improving fertility
    -The mixed research on weight-related fertility issues and the development of gestational diabetes in higher weight people
    -The weight stigma higher weight people face at the doctor’s office
    -What behaviors actually help to support fertility (hint: there’s no special formula)
    -The importance of setting boundaries at the doctor’s office to help create a more equal power dynamic
    Nicola is a fat-positive fertility coach, feminist and author of “Fat and Fertile”.
    She advocates for change in how fat people are treated whilst accessing help with their fertility.
    Nicola supports fat people who want to get pregnant using her unique FAT+ve fertility framework to find their own version of health without diets, advocate for their bodies, relearn how to trust their body and believe in their ability to get pregnant in their current body.
     
    Show notes:
    Nicola Salmon's website
    Nicola on Instagram
    Nicola's Facebook group, Fat and Fertile
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

Llela ,

2022

Just started listening to you guys & i love hearing your insights… Thank you!

notaginge ,

Keeps me grounded

I love this podcast! I recently discovered Health at Every Size and am working hard to recover from years of dieting and measuring my worth through weight. This podcast keeps me going when I feel myself started to slip! I love the hosts’ energy; listening to them feels like spending time with friends. And they cover so many interesting topics! Even when the topic doesn’t seem like I would be into it, I always end up riveted. Thank you, Glenys and Aaron!

3straella ,

My favorite podcast

I found this show about two years go as I was trying to find “health” podcasts and as a result fell into a new way of thinking and viewing health, diet, body acceptance, all the things. Their wit, humor, frankness, and knowledge drew me in and introduced me to a new world of science. Thank you for sharing yourselves! It’s still my favorite podcast.

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