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Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

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Join BFF’s and registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones as they talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance. If you’re looking for a sustainable and inclusive path to wellness, hang out with Wendy and Jess every Wednesday to learn how to take care of yourself from the inside out.

    You Don’t Have to Be Underweight to Have Anorexia

    You Don’t Have to Be Underweight to Have Anorexia

    Did you know that less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight”?  Atypical anorexia is a type of eating disorder where patients present with restrictive behaviors and fear of weight gain but don't meet the low weight criteria seen in anorexia nervosa.
    In this podcast episode, we talk with therapist-to-be Mimi Cole about her lived experience as a Black woman with atypical anorexia, which, as Mimi puts it, is just anorexia with a side of fatphobia. To be honest, the labeling of atypical anorexia is kind of problematic and confusing, considering that atypical anorexia is likely more prevalent than traditional anorexia. Also, BIPOC with eating disorders are half as likely to be diagnosed or to receive treatment. There’s a lot to unpack here!
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    •  Mimi’s recovery journey + why she decided to become a therapist
    •  Common myths and misconceptions about atypical anorexia
    •  Why atypical anorexia can be just as harmful as traditional anorexia
    •  Unique challenges of being a Black woman with atypical anorexia
    & MORE
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Visit pachamamacbd.com. Use code FOODHEAVEN for 25% OFF a better night’s sleep
    • Use our code FOODHEAVEN for 10% off for first-time purchasers at www.ember.com
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Show notes:
    A conversation on atypical anorexia
    Prevalence of atypical anorexia
    Eating disorder statistics for people with marginalized identities
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    What You Need to Know About Trauma-Informed Nutrition w/ Whitney Trotter

    What You Need to Know About Trauma-Informed Nutrition w/ Whitney Trotter

    Did you know that trauma plays a huge role in our relationship with food? Today on the podcast, we sat down with anti-racism educator, dietitian, and nurse, Whitney Trotter @whitneytrotter.rd to talk about alllll the ways trauma intersects with our health and nutrition.
    We’ll specifically be diving into trauma-informed nutrition, which acknowledges the role Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and other forms of adversity play in a person’s life. Trauma-informed nutrition also includes historical and systemic trauma (ie. the effects of growing up Black and Brown in America). As an Eating Disorder expert, Whitney is the go-to dietitian when it comes to helping folks who have experienced trauma health their relationship with food.
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • What is trauma & what role does it plays in our health
    • Specific examples of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) may impact a person’s relationship with food
    • The complex relationship between trauma and likelihood of developing an eating disorder + tips for treatment
    • How to hold compassion for yourself and others
    • & MORE

    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
    HOOKUP CODES:
    • Use our code FOODHEAVEN for 10% off for first time purchasers at www.ember.com
    • Go to CoorsPure.com to see where you can find Coors Pure
    • Go to Talkspace.com and use the code FOODHEAVEN to get $100 off of your first month
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Resources:
    Trauma-Informed Nutrition Using the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Framework
    BIPOC Eating Disorders Provider List
    Free Therapy for Black Girls
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    Help! I Can’t Stop Counting Calories

    Help! I Can’t Stop Counting Calories

    CALORIE COUNTING. So many of us have done it (and many still are) but is this actually helpful? The truth is, in many cases, calorie counting can be a manifestation of disordered eating. I know, SHOCKING, especially because calorie counting is so normalized in our culture. Today on the podcast we talk about some surprising truths about calorie counting and how to break up with this practice if it’s not serving you. 


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Our personal experiences with calorie counting (yes, we’ve both done it)
    • Why counting calories can be problematic (the list is lonnnnng)
    • A step-by-step plan for how to stop calorie counting using methods that have been helpful for our clients
    • & MORE


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below

    HOOKUP CODES:
    • Go to Bragg.com and use our code FOOD15 for 15% off your first order
    • Visit pachamamacbd.com. Use code FOODHEAVEN for 25% OFF a better night’s sleep
    • Coors Pure Go to CoorsPure.com to see where you can find Coors Pure!
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Food Podcasts We Love: https://www.self.com/gallery/food-podcasts-cooking
    Ditch the Diet Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2021122288160267
     
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    What Counts As Disordered Eating?

    What Counts As Disordered Eating?

    Last month we shared an article written by our dietitian friend @RDrealtalk that lit our DMs on fire chillle. The article was essentially about how about how disordered eating was the new clean eating. A lot of you were shook by this statement (we werent expecting that) and wanted clarification. We got a TON of questions, comments and concerns about your own eating habits (or eating habits of loved ones) and we wanted to address it all. 
    Today on the podcast, Heather is here to answer all of your Qs and help us come to a compassionate understanding of what disordered actually eating is. We’ll be covering:

    • What is disordered eating/how does it look like in an everyday setting/how does it differ from eating disorders? 
    • Is calorie counting inherently a disordered practice? 
    • What to do if you're worried about making sure you're getting enough protein and micronutrients in during the day. Is it okay to track food for this? 
    • How to support loved ones who you suspect have disordered eating patterns. One person shared concerns about her boyfriend potentially having a eating disorder & MORE


    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
     
    HOOKUP CODES FROM OUR SPONSORS: 
    • Visit pachamamacbd.com and use code FOODHEAVEN for 25% OFF a better night’s sleep
    •  Bragg.com: Use code FOOD15 for 15% off Jess' favorite for stir fry!


    Check out these three podcast episodes:
    Is BMI BS w/ Rebecca Scritchfield 
    Intuitive Eating w/ a Chronic Condition 
    Can you practice Intuitive Eating and want to lose weight 
    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

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    Making Impressive, Basic Meals and Becoming a Food Blogger w/ A Cozy Kitchen

    Making Impressive, Basic Meals and Becoming a Food Blogger w/ A Cozy Kitchen

    Have you ever followed someone on IG and wondered if they were as cool IRL as they are on the gram? That’s the thought we had when we started following Adrianna of @acozykitchen. Turns out, she’s even better in real life than online! We had the pleasure of sliding in her DMs early in the pandemic and discovered that she’s super fun, cool, genuine and a boss!
    Today on the podcast we chat it up with Adrianna about allll the things, including what her kitchen really looks like behind the scenes (hint: it’s a hot mess, just like ours) and how she went from a film major to a full-time food content creator. 
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    •  What Adrianna does with all of those recipe leftovers
    •  Her favorite way to throw together a #saladthatdoesntsuck
    •  A quick (and unique) meal idea that had our mouths watering
    •  Her tips for keeping it fun in the kitchen amidst pandemic fatigue
    •  TikTok trends she wishes would die already & MORE
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Support our sponsors using our unique ‘HOOKUP’ codes below
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    • Head to myvega.com for blender-free smoothies!


    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    How to Stick to Intuitive Eating

    How to Stick to Intuitive Eating

    Have you completely fallen off track with intuitive eating during the pandemic? This is totally normal considering how insane this past year has been! You may find yourself skipping meals, experiencing changes in appetite, not being motivated to cook, and the list goes on. Today we’re talking about practical ways to navigate these things. We’ll be covering:
    • How to be more compassionate and understanding with yourself
    • Ways to ease back into intuitive eating
    • Practical tips to create consistency with eating habits & MORE!

    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Funandfitness ,

Real Talk that’s really informative

As someone who has struggled to with disordered eating, it was refreshing to find Jess and Wendy. Every episode feels like it’s a step towards healing and I love how honest and real they are. There are no gimmicks, no diets...just steps to help you live a life that isn’t controlled my a diet or food!

gherma05 ,

Such a great podcast!

I have been binging this podcast for the past couple of weeks and have recommended it to all my friends. As young women in college, the content in this podcast has fundamentally changed the conversations we have about food and our own bodies. Thank you for all the amazing work you do!

Jonaenaemama ,

Food Heaven is My #1 Podcast

You girls seem so relatable. I’ve only listened to a few episodes but I must say, you keep me engaged with the subjects you cover. Thank you!

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