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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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    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings

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.

    Throw Together Quarantine Meals w/ Hawa Hassan

    Throw Together Quarantine Meals w/ Hawa Hassan

    Overwhelmed by cooking but still want to enjoy flavorful meals at home? Today we’ll be talking about throw-together quarantine meals for nourishment and flavor. We also talk with Hawa Hassan, the founder of Basbaas Sauce and author of In Bibi’s Kitchen, about what she’s been cooking during quarantine and her favorite key ingredients for flavor.
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Throw together quarantine meals for nourishment
    • How Hawa came into the food and entrepreneurship world
    • Hawa’s experiences being a black woman in food
    • Key ingredients for flavor in Somali cooking & MORE! 
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.

    Produced by Dear Media

    • 38 min
    PSA: POC Have Eating Disorders Too

    PSA: POC Have Eating Disorders Too

    There’s this idea, especially among people of color, that eating disorders do not affect us and is an affluent skinny, white girl issue. Aside from not being true, this type of thinking is dangerous and harmful to people of color living with an eating disorder. It creates additional barriers to recovery, and erases the experiences of people who don’t see themselves in that stereotype. Today we’ll be unpacking this with Dr. Marcella Raimondo, a psychologist specializing in social justice and eating disorders. 
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • How Marcella got into this work and her lived experience with an eating disorder (ED)
    • The prevalence of eating disorders within POC communities
    • How poverty and/or immigration can create unique challenges for people with eating disorders
    • How to incorporate cultural competence when working with people that have ED’s
    • Helpful things you can do if you think a loved one has a ED + MORE! 
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 45 min
    When Anti-Diet Dietitians Become Problematic

    When Anti-Diet Dietitians Become Problematic

    A few weeks ago an article came out that stirred up a lot of conversation within dietitian circles titled “The Unbearable Whiteness and Fatphobia of Anti-Diet Dietitians” Written by Marquisele Mercedes, this article touched on the history of the body positive movement, how it’s been appropriated by thin, white dietitians, the racist roots of fatphobia, and a lot more. It’s one of the best articles we’ve read on body positivity, and today we’re having a conversation with the author. 
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Why Marquisele decided to write the article
    • The history of the body positive movement and its social justice roots
    • Ways in which the anti-diet movement has become exclusionary & problematic
    • The problematic ways the academy of nutrition promotes elitist, fatphobic, and culturally insensitive nutrition recommendations
    • Beauty standards within POC communities and the role privilege plays in all of this
    • How to center the voices of people in larger bodies + MORE! 
    3 Ways You Can Support This Podcast:
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    • Simplemills.com and use code HEAVEN20 for 20% off purchase 


    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 54 min
    How to Navigate Friends and Family Who Constantly Use Triggering Diet Talk

    How to Navigate Friends and Family Who Constantly Use Triggering Diet Talk

    Are you sick of hearing your friends and family offer unsolicited opinions about dieting or weight loss? So are we. Today we’re talking about how to navigate diet talk with loved ones, from the subtle comments they make about your body to the comments they make about the foods they’re eating to stay “in shape” 
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • What diet talk is and the ways it can be harmful
    • Examples of how diet talk has manifested in our personal lives
    • Concrete tools listeners can use the next time this happens
    • The importance of compassion when communicating + MORE! 
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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
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    • 39 min
    How to Actually Embrace Aging

    How to Actually Embrace Aging

    There’s a lot of fear and stigma around getting old, even though it’s something most of us will experience. From the endless anti-wrinkle products to the fear of dementia, aging is usually not embraced in our society. Today we’ll be talking with gerontologist Christina Peoples, who holds a master’s degree in gerontology. She has an online platform dedicated to providing education on aging, called Gero What. 
    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • What the study of gerontology is and how it’s useful in everyday life
    • Ageism, age denial, and why these things can be problematic
    • Common myths and stereotypes about aging
    • Practical ways to prepare for aging + MORE!

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    • 44 min
    Let's Talk About Fibroids

    Let's Talk About Fibroids

    We’ve been wanting to cover fibroids for the longest time, and specifically wanted to interview a black woman on this topic since African-American women have a higher prevalence of fibroids, and experience more severe symptoms and unique concerns. We were SO happy to find Dr. Soyini Hawkins, a board-certified, fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon.


    In This Episode We’ll Cover:
    • Whether or not black women have a higher prevalence of fibroids
    • Symptoms of fibroids and how to find out if you have them
    • Ways to manage fibroids via lifestyle changes and/or medical treatment
    • How to decide when fibroid surgery is appropriate & MORE!


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    For our resources and shownotes, visit foodheavenmadeeasy.com/podcast.
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Rachie7726 ,

Love this pod!

This podcast is excellent!! Wendy & Jess do a fabulous job of sharing their expertise in a holistic and fun format. Their guests are always on point and timely. My only complaint is that the episodes go by too fast. Thank you!!

gracekeim ,

Food therapy

This podcast is like food therapy. I was a Covid ICU response nurse from March to July in NYC and I have coped using delicious but not super healthy New York breads and sweets. This podcast has helped me SLOW DOWN and think about my body and my overall wellness before I eat. This is a non shaming, inclusive podcast perfect for people who want gentle reminders to love thyself in every stage.

Destiny961418 ,

My favs

Never thought I would even be fan girling dietitians but here I am. I love these two and their approach to health and wellness it feels like they have an episode for everything and have really encouraged me to advocate for myself when it comes to my healthcare!

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