25 episodes

The Food & Life Freedom Podcast is here to help you explore your relationship with food and body, to overcome out-of-control eating such as binge or emotional eating and take the guilt out of food.

We are so much more complex and interesting than the diet-y messages and food rules make us out to be. When we start working with our bodies (rather than against them), we can find our food and life freedom!

Emma Townsin is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.

Food & Life Freedom with Emma Townsin Emma Townsin

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The Food & Life Freedom Podcast is here to help you explore your relationship with food and body, to overcome out-of-control eating such as binge or emotional eating and take the guilt out of food.

We are so much more complex and interesting than the diet-y messages and food rules make us out to be. When we start working with our bodies (rather than against them), we can find our food and life freedom!

Emma Townsin is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.

    S2 E12. How body respect can help overcome emotional eating and feeling stressed around food

    S2 E12. How body respect can help overcome emotional eating and feeling stressed around food

    Stressful emotional eating issues often stem from issues with our body. In this episode we will explore


    What body respect is
    How a poor relationship with your body can trigger emotional eating
    How to work with your body from a body respect approach

    So you can feel good around food!



    For more support, join the ⁠Anti-Diet Guide to Overcoming Emotional Eating online course⁠. With lessons, exploratory activities and practical tools to feel good around food into 2024 and beyond!

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    I'm Emma Townsin, a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and founder of ⁠Food Life Freedom⁠. I support you to stop
    out-of-control emotional eating, binge eating and feeling stressed over food... without falling into a diet cycle.

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    This is the final episode of the season! I will be back soon for season 3 :)


    *This podcast can't provide individualised health or nutrition advice. We are all unique . Please use this as an opportunity to learn and explore but if something does not sit with you then it's not meant for your unique self. And if you have any health concerns, please seek personalised support from a registered healthcare provider.


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    • 27 min
    S2 E11. How to cope with diet culture during the holiday season

    S2 E11. How to cope with diet culture during the holiday season

    The holidays is no holiday for diet culture. These 3 steps can help you stay grounded and confident in your own body and avoid being drawn back into dieting.



    For more support, join the Anti-Diet Guide to Overcoming Emotional Eating online course. With lessons, exploratory activities and practical tools to feel good around food into 2024 and beyond!

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    I'm Emma Townsin, a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and founder of Food Life Freedom. I support you to stop
    out-of-control emotional eating, binge eating and feeling stressed over food... without falling into a diet cycle.

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    *This podcast can't provide individualised health or nutrition advice. We are all unique . Please use this as an opportunity to learn and explore but if something does not sit with you then it's not meant for your unique self. And if you have any health concerns, please seek personalised support from a registered healthcare provider.






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    • 6 min
    S2 E10 Body acceptance while living with a chronic illness or condition with Grace Hamner

    S2 E10 Body acceptance while living with a chronic illness or condition with Grace Hamner

    Grace and I discuss how navigating chronic body symptoms and chronic illness can negatively impact on our body image. And how easily this can spiral in dieting, disordered eating or an eating disorder.



    Grace wonderfully weaves her story of navigating
    MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) and vulvodynia into her professional knowledge as we explore body image as more than just our appearance but our sense of self and body trust. She shares some support and tips for how to improve body image for those navigating a chronic condition.



    About Grace Hamner

    Grace is a Body Image Resilience and Intuitive Eating Coach. She is a serial entrepreneur and a homeschooling mother of 3. Grace is an avid proponent of authenticity, mental health, awareness, vulnerability, creativity and civil discourse. As such Grace strives to incorporate these elements into her various entrepreneurial endeavors including an online Body Image Resilience Course, body positive art and a blog.



    You can learn more about Grace through the following links:
    Website: ⁠www.gracehamner.com
    Instagram: @theseasonsofgrace

    Tiktok: @gracehamner

    Study mentioned:


    Guest, E. et al.(2019). The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review. Body Image, 30:10-25.

    Book Recommendations:


    The Body Is Not An Apology (Sonya Renee Taylor)
    More Than a Body (Lexie and Lindsay Kite)
    Intuitive Eating (Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch)


    Here’s how to learn more from me, Emma Townsin (Registered Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counsellor)

    Instagram: @food.life.freedom

    Website: www.foodlifefreedom.com

    Read more on the blog

    Free e-book: “5 steps to get started with intuitive eating”

    Individual support



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    Music: ⁠Making progress by Dan Phillipson⁠



    *This podcast can't provide individualised health or nutrition advice. We are all unique . Please use this as an opportunity to learn and explore but if something does not sit with you then it's not meant for your unique self. And if you have any health concerns, please seek personalised support from a registered healthcare provider.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2 E9. How to reject the diet mentality for good with Krista Beck

    S2 E9. How to reject the diet mentality for good with Krista Beck

    Krista and I discuss the first principle of intuitive eating - rejecting the diet mentality. We explore why we can feel stuck dieting, how to spot sneaky "not-a-diet" diets and the first steps you can take to move away from dieting to make space to become an intuitive eater.



    About Krista
    Krista Beck is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and dieter turned intuitive eater. After struggling with her own disordered eating, Krista has made it her mission to expose diet culture for what it really is and help as many women as possible ditch the diets for good and mend their relationship with food and their bodies.



    You can learn more about Krista through the following links:


    Instagram: @dietitian.krista
    Website: www.dietitiankrista.com

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    I’m your host Emma Townsin, a UK Registered Dietitian, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and founder of Food Life Freedom. I support you to move away from lifelong dieting, emotional eating and other stressful eating to develop a positive relationship with food and connection with your body.

    For support for stressful or out-of-control eating, join me in my Anti-diet guide to overcoming emotional eating online course.





    ____Music: ⁠Making progress by Dan Phillipson⁠


    *This podcast can't provide individualised health or nutrition advice. We are all unique . Please use this as an opportunity to learn and explore but if something does not sit with you then it's not meant for your unique self. And if you have any health concerns, please seek personalised support from a registered healthcare provider.




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    • 35 min
    S2 E8. Overeating, binge eating or emotional eating. What's the difference?

    S2 E8. Overeating, binge eating or emotional eating. What's the difference?

    Experiencing stressful eating is more common than we realise but we don't talk about it enough!

    This episode we will explore


    The difference between overeating, binge eating and emotional eating
    Why you might experience stressful or eating out-of-control
    Some tips to start feeling good around food

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    Get more support in the Anti-diet guide to overcoming emotional eating - learn more here!

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    I'm Emma Townsin, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.


    I support you to move away from lifelong dieting, emotional eating and other stressful eating to develop a positive relationship with food and connection with your body.

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    Music: ⁠Making progress by Dan Phillipson⁠

    *This podcast can't provide individualised health or nutrition advice. We are all unique . Please use this as an opportunity to learn and explore but if something does not sit with you then it's not meant for your unique self. And if you have any health concerns, please seek personalised support from a registered healthcare provider.


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    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/foodlifefreedom/message

    • 29 min
    S2 E7. A non-diet approach to health during midlife and menopause with Sherry Pratt

    S2 E7. A non-diet approach to health during midlife and menopause with Sherry Pratt

    Today Sherry and I discuss the challenges many women face while navigating midlife and menopause while living in a diet culture. From navigating emotions, weight changes, life changes and our society's erasure of aging women, there can be a lot to process and accept which can for some lead us toward dieting as a way to try control a changing internal and external world. Sherry shares some non-diet support and tips for those approaching or navigating this time of life.


    About Sherry Pratt
    Sherry is a certified coach and trained intuitive eating counselor. She left an accomplished and successful 25 year career as an IT professional and corporate executive to start her own health coaching business. Her passion is helping women in midlife break free from yo-yo dieting and live comfortably in their bodies without feeling like they're giving up on themselves or their health.

    When she's not helping women reach their health goals, you can find her parenting her 2 teenage sons, behind the wheel of a tractor helping her husband out on their grain farm, tending her rather large vegetable garden, staying active playing pickleball and curling within her local community or relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book.


    You can learn more about Sherry through the following links:

    Website: www.sherrypratt.ca

    Instagram: @sherrypratt_healthcoach

    Non-diet Meal Planning Guide:
    https://wellness.sherrypratt.ca/mealplanning-podcast/

    Here’s how to learn more from me, Emma Townsin (Registered Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counsellor)

    Instagram: @food.life.freedom

    Website: www.foodlifefreedom.com

    Read more on the blog

    Free e-book: “5 steps to get started with intuitive eating”

    Individual support

    Music: ⁠Making progress by Dan Phillipson⁠


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    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/foodlifefreedom/message

    • 56 min

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