325 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.)

    What If You Can’t Stop Eating When Food Tastes Good?

    What If You Can’t Stop Eating When Food Tastes Good?

    Christy answers an audience question about what to do if you feel out of control with certain foods. We discuss the many reasons why you might feel compelled to eat to the point of discomfort, why you’re not “wrong” or “bad” for doing it, and how to reduce the restrictions that often drive this kind of eating, so that you can feel more at peace with food.
    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.

    • 13 min
    Honoring Your Subtle Hunger Cues

    Honoring Your Subtle Hunger Cues

    Christy answers an audience question about how to avoid eating too little throughout the day and ending up in an unintentional restrict-rebound cycle. We discuss how to reframe the issue so that you’re not forcing yourself to eat or demonizing “overeating,” and explore why tuning into subtle signs of hunger is essential for self-care.
    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
    5 Things You May Not Know About Emotional Eating

    5 Things You May Not Know About Emotional Eating

    Are you “doing intuitive eating wrong” if you find yourself eating just because you feel bored/tired/sad/otherwise emotional, or just because you *want* to eat, without being hungry per se? Christy responds, with 5 key ideas to consider.
    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.

    • 17 min
    Intuitive Eating Lessons from Babies

    Intuitive Eating Lessons from Babies

    Season 9 premiere! Christy is back from maternity leave with some intuitive eating lessons learned from feeding her baby, and some big news about the future of the podcast. We discuss the nuances of recognizing and communicating hunger and fullness, what diet and wellness culture get wrong about the incidence of food intolerances, why eating for comfort gets a bad rap, why Christy is tweaking how she talks about intuitive eating in babies—and what all this means for grownups who are healing their relationships with food.
    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.

    • 28 min
    [Repost] #222: Orthorexia Recovery, Joyful Movement, and Sports Nutrition with Heather Caplan, Non-Diet and Fat-Positive Dietitian

    [Repost] #222: Orthorexia Recovery, Joyful Movement, and Sports Nutrition with Heather Caplan, Non-Diet and Fat-Positive Dietitian

    Fellow anti-diet dietitian and podcaster Heather Caplan joins us to discuss her experience with orthorexia (aka obsession with “healthy” eating), how to bring joyful movement into eating-disorder recovery, the intersection of pregnancy and diet culture, sports nutrition from an intuitive-eating perspective, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to know if you’re TRULY craving something or just eating it to rebel against diet culture. (This episode originally aired on January 13, 2020.) Heather Caplan is a Washington DC-based dietitian with a virtual private practice. She is founder and director of Weight Inclusive Nutrition and Dietetics (WIND) events, working to reduce and dismantle weight discrimination in healthcare and dietetics. In her practice, she primarily works with active women, disordered eating, and eating disorders, using non-diet and weight-inclusive practices. With fellow dietitian Kelly Jones, Heather hosts an online course (Fit Fueling) for all-level athletes, and fellow dietitians, teaching a combination of sports nutrition and intuitive eating. Additional projects Heather spends time on include her podcast RD Real Talk, highlighting how to use the non-diet approach in various dietetic disciplines, and the nonprofit she co-founded, Lane 9 Project, which raises awareness of eating disorders and reproductive health issues for women. Heather has been featured on the TODAY show—sharing her personal experience with Orthorexia—and in national publications such as The Washington Post, Runner’s World, Outside, and Women’s Running. Find more of her writing and real talk on HeatherCaplan.com. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, to keep getting new weekly Q&As and other new content while the podcast is on hiatus! If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. You'll get all your questions answered in an exclusive monthly podcast, plus ongoing support in our private community forum and dozens of hours of other great content. 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.
    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, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    [Repost] #261: The Evolution of Intuitive Eating Over Time and the Impact of Diet Culture with Evelyn Tribole, Anti-Diet Dietitian and INTUITIVE EATING Co-Author

    [Repost] #261: The Evolution of Intuitive Eating Over Time and the Impact of Diet Culture with Evelyn Tribole, Anti-Diet Dietitian and INTUITIVE EATING Co-Author

    Anti-diet dietitian and Intuitive Eating co-author Evelyn Tribole makes her third appearance on the pod to discuss the new fourth edition of Intuitive Eating and how the book has evolved with each edition, the research that supports intuitive eating, the impact of diet culture and the weight-loss industry, her thoughts on intuitive eating and food insecurity, and so much more. Plus, in “Ask Food Psych,” Christy answers a listener question about how to navigate diet culture in medical school. (This episode was originally published on November 23, 2020.) Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S is the author of 9 books and co-author of the best-selling Intuitive Eating, a mind-body self-care eating framework with 10 principles, which has given rise to over 125 studies to date, showing benefit.
    As an international speaker and workshop leader, Evelyn is passionate and has been called, “Wonderfully wise and funny”. Evelyn enjoys training health professionals on how to help their clients cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body through the process of Intuitive Eating. To date there are over 1,000 Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors in 23 countries.
    The media often seeks Evelyn for her expertise, appearing in hundreds of interviews, including The New York Times, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vogue, Ten Percent Happier and People magazine. Evelyn was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, and a national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for six years.
    Evelyn qualified for the Olympic Trials in the first ever women’s marathon in 1984. Although she no longer competes, she is a wicked ping-pong player and avid hiker. Her favorite food is chocolate—when it can be savored slowly. Find her online at EvelynTribole.com.
    Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, to keep getting new weekly Q&As and other new content while the podcast is on hiatus!
    If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. You'll get all your questions answered in an exclusive monthly podcast, plus ongoing support in our private community forum and dozens of hours of other great content.
    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.
    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, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

RetiredOnFire ,

I love this podcast so much

This podcast has given me the insight needed to break free from diet culture. It’s given me a new perspective on how to nourish myself and how to be free. The historic roots of worshipping thinness, the terrible damage it’s wreaked on so many lives, the people who profit from our insecurity, the people working to defy the societal forces— there’s so much here. I‘ve learned so much and I really see the world in a different way. I’m so grateful to Christy and all the leaders who are making changes.

didogirl78 ,

Not relevant for everyone

While I understand the concept, if I ate every time I THOUGHT about food I would be eating nearly all the time. Looking at food and hunger in this way doesn’t account for hormonal anomalies that will lead to overeating if approached “intuitively”. Take what you can out of this podcast, but keep in mind that we’ve habituated our bodies to eat constantly and this is the piece that needs to be rewired.

polkadotpollo ,

Fantastic

Listening to this podcast has been a fantastic experience unlearning diet culture. I feel happier and more at peace with my relationship to my body and to food when I listen to this podcast.

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