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
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.
Aaron's Men's Body Trust Group: https://www.bvmrd.com/
Glenys and Rebecca's Self-Care for Diabetes online program: https://www.selfcare4diabetes.com/
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:
-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
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.
-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
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.
Episode 80 - Caroline Dooner Said "F*ck It!" to Diets
Aaron and Glenys talk with Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet. 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. Caroline also revealed a little bit about the next book she’s working on.
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.
Nicola Salmon's website
Nicola on Instagram
Nicola's Facebook group, Fat and Fertile
Frickin Love it!
As a therapist that works within a HAES and intuitive eating framework l, I love hearing dietitians validate and reemphasize the data behind these frameworks. Bonus that they are so personable. Listening to this pod feels like I’m having a conversation with like-minded professionals-thanks guys!!
Aaron is a gem
I listen for Aaron. His authentic voice, willingness to be vulnerable, and his sense of humor make this show a go-to for me. Great topics and discussions.
Amazing resource for those struggling with Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating
I have been listening to Dietitians Unplugged for about a year, and it has helped so much with my Bulimia and BED recovery. Aaron, Glenys, and their guests always have an amazing way of breaking down concepts and ideas so that you can easily relate and implement them into your everyday life. I have been able to build a much healthier relationship with food and my body thanks to this podcast, and because of the many great resources they’ve recommended during their episodes. Glenys and Aaron have helped me be kinder and gentler with myself, and my mood immediately improves when I listen to them. Thank you Aaron and Glenys for providing this amazing resource to all of us lucky enough to have found you!!