337 episodes

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS talks with guests and answers listener questions about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, learning body acceptance, practicing intuitive eating, escaping harmful wellness culture, and more--all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian. This podcast challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. Food Psych® is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

(Disclaimer: All content in this podcast, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of the information contained in this podcast does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.)

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 2.9K Ratings

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS talks with guests and answers listener questions about making peace with food, healing from disordered eating, learning body acceptance, practicing intuitive eating, escaping harmful wellness culture, and more--all from a body-positive, anti-diet perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian. This podcast challenges diet culture in all its forms--including the restrictive behaviors that often masquerade as wellness and fitness. Food Psych® is designed to offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame. Subscribe for new anti-diet inspiration every week! Learn more and get full show notes and transcripts at christyharrison.com/foodpsych

(Disclaimer: All content in this podcast, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of the information contained in this podcast does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.)

    The Truth About Candida Overgrowth

    The Truth About Candida Overgrowth

    We discuss why a restrictive “candida diet” is unnecessary, why the concept of “candida overgrowth” as packaged and sold by wellness culture is largely pseudoscience, how this dubious diagnosis gained traction, and evidence-based ways to treat frequent yeast infections.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 19 min
    Is This 12-Step Group Harming Your Recovery?

    Is This 12-Step Group Harming Your Recovery?

    We discuss a popular 12-step group that purports to help people recover from eating issues, and whether it actually causes more harm than good. Christy explains why so-called "overeating" is often driven by restriction and deprivation, and why using an abstinence model can make it worse.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 18 min
    How Much Time Should You Spend Thinking About Food?

    How Much Time Should You Spend Thinking About Food?

    Christy answers an audience question about how much brain space you “should” devote to thoughts of food. We discuss how and why disordered eating dramatically increases the amount of time you spend thinking about food, how diet culture simultaneously stigmatizes food-related thoughts, and how you might reframe your thinking about this issue in a more compassionate way.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 14 min
    Do You Really Need to Avoid Gluten?

    Do You Really Need to Avoid Gluten?

    Christy answers an audience question about whether most people really need to go gluten-free—and how to tell when cutting out gluten is actually a disordered-eating behavior. When diet and wellness culture are constantly pushing gluten-free diets for one reason or another, most people have probably considered cutting out gluten at some point. In this episode we’ll discuss why it’s not likely to help, and may actually cause harm.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 14 min
    What Do Disordered Thoughts Mean About Your Recovery?

    What Do Disordered Thoughts Mean About Your Recovery?

    Christy answers an audience question about what disordered thoughts mean about your recovery. We also discuss how to handle the messages floating around online that frame recovery in black-and-white ways that ultimately aren’t super helpful for true healing, the role of social media and other algorithmic technologies in amplifying and incentivizing those messages, and how you might respond when you come across them.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 15 min
    The Truth About “Leaky Gut”

    The Truth About “Leaky Gut”

    Christy answers an audience question about “leaky gut syndrome,” what to do if you’re diagnosed with it, and what the evidence really says. Whether you’re considering a diet for this supposed condition (or know someone who is) or working to heal from the effects of one, this episode offers some important food for thought.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course.
    Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Get updates about Christy's second book, The Wellness Trap, which will be available for pre-order soon!
    Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path.
    For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych.
    Ask your own question about intuitive eating and the anti-diet approach at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

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Revolutionary counter diet culture message

This show presents a life changing perspective and way of life that is liberating.
Thank you Christy for all that you’re doing!

Kellilynn1995 ,

Love the content, hate the endless promotion

As someone in recovery, I really enjoy the content of this podcast… once you finally get to it. Every single episode she is constantly plugging in her book, website (that’s Christyharrison.com, *repeat twice.. five times an episode*), or series she’s teaching. I get it. It’s her platform, so of course she’s going to promote her stuff to make a living and help others. It just takes up at least a quarter of every single episode and is maddening. I stopped listening because of it, even though I really want to listen to the content! Hopefully, it changes so more people can reach this vital content.

Health_ Coach ,

What Christy is doing is very important!

What Christy is doing is very important! Teaching us how to ditch the diet culture and opt for intuitive eating instead is very helpful. With better eating habits comes a better life!

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