269 episodes

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. 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, CEDRD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 2.8K Ratings

Helping people make peace with food since 2013. Registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and journalist Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD talks with guests about their relationships with food, body image, eating disorders, weight and size acceptance, non-diet nutrition, exercise, self-compassion and self-care--all from a body-positive, Health at Every Size perspective. Along the way, Christy shares her own journey from disordered eater and dieter to food writer and anti-diet dietitian, and offers tips to help you accept your body and let go of guilt about food. 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.)

    [Repost] #214: Fatphobia, Eating-Disorder Recovery, PCOS, and Food Peace with Kimmie Singh, Fat-Positive Registered Dietitian

    [Repost] #214: Fatphobia, Eating-Disorder Recovery, PCOS, and Food Peace with Kimmie Singh, Fat-Positive Registered Dietitian

    Fellow anti-diet dietitian and friend of the pod Kimmie Singh joins us to discuss her experiences being diagnosed and living with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fatphobia and racism in healthcare and dietetics training, how reframing beauty ideals helped in her eating-disorder recovery, why eating-disorder providers need to talk to their clients about fatphobia, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to get schools to stop teaching disordered-eating behaviors to kids. (This episode was originally published on November 18, 2019.)
    Kimmie Singh is a fat Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist based in New York City. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics from St. John’s University, her Master of Science in Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Dietetic Internship from The City University of New York-Hunter College. Kimmie is an associate at LK Nutrition, a Health at Every Size private practice that supports people to heal their relationships with food and body. Kimmie specializes in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and co-hosted the PCOS and Food Peace Podcast. She also presents and consults on the harmful effects of weight stigma in dietetics, eating disorder treatment, and healthcare. Kimmie is a believer in kindness, compassion, and the power of advocacy. Find her online at BodyPositiveDietitian.com.
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    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 12 min
    [Repost] #209: Giving Up the Weight-Loss Fantasy with Amee Severson, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Fat-Acceptance Advocate

    [Repost] #209: Giving Up the Weight-Loss Fantasy with Amee Severson, Anti-Diet Dietitian and Fat-Acceptance Advocate

    Fellow anti-diet dietitian Amee Severson joins us to discuss why intuitive eating is NOT a weight-loss plan, her experiences as a fat dietitian, how she moved from the weight-management paradigm to Health At Every Size®, the social-justice side of HAES and intuitive eating, how social media can be helpful and harmful in recovering from diet culture, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about what to do if your hunger cues are absent. (This episode was originally published on October 14, 2019.)
    Amee Severson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Bellingham WA whose work focuses on body positivity, fat acceptance, and intuitive eating through a social-justice lens. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Montana State University, is completing her Master's in Professional Practice in Dietetics from Iowa State University, is a dietitian registered in the State of Washington, and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and a Certified Body Trust Provider. Find her online at ProsperNutritionAndWellness.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 16 min
    [Repost] #215: The Life Thief, Part 1: How Diet Culture Steals Your Time and Messes Up Your Intuitive-Eating Skills with Kirsten Ackerman, Anti-Diet & Fat-Positive Dietitian

    [Repost] #215: The Life Thief, Part 1: How Diet Culture Steals Your Time and Messes Up Your Intuitive-Eating Skills with Kirsten Ackerman, Anti-Diet & Fat-Positive Dietitian

    Fellow anti-diet dietitian and podcaster Kirsten Ackerman joins us to discuss how diet culture steals our time and energy, why intuitive eating is the default mode (and how diet culture robs us of that innate skill set), how to recognize true self-care versus diet culture’s version, why there’s so much unchecked privilege in weight-loss marketing, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to avoid falling into restrictive eating and diet-culture thinking when you have a genuine medical condition like celiac disease. (This episode was originally published on November 25, 2019.)
    Kirsten Ackerman is a Fat-Positive Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She practices from a Health at Every Size® approach and works with clients to help them heal their relationship to food and body in order to support them in living full and meaningful lives. Find her online at TheIntuitive-RD.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 23 min
    [Repost] #223: Fat-Positive Comedy, Diet-Culture Recovery, and Native American Representation with Jana Schmieding of Woman of Size Podcast

    [Repost] #223: Fat-Positive Comedy, Diet-Culture Recovery, and Native American Representation with Jana Schmieding of Woman of Size Podcast

    Comedian, fat-positive activist, and fellow podcaster Jana Schmieding joins us to discuss using comedy to call out diet culture, why there needs to be more Native representation in the media, how Western values contribute to oppression and ill health, how diet culture’s demonization of emotional eating causes additional distress, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about whether cultural changes over the centuries have influenced average body sizes. (This episode was originally published on January 20, 2020.)
    Jana Schmieding is a Lakota Sioux comedian, writer, performer and educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. Jana puts a lot of focus into her creative work and advocacy as the host and producer of the podcast and accompanying live show, Woman of Size where brilliant people discuss weight stigma, fat acceptance and marginalized cultures. She's currently working on screenwriting and publishing essays that revolve around moving the needle on Native representation in media and entertainment. (2021 update: Jana is now starring in the NBC Peacock show Rutherford Falls with Ed Helms, which debuts this week!)
    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 9 min
    [Repost] #201: The Path Back to Intuitive Eating with Devinia Noel, Anti-Diet Psychotherapist and Intuitive Eating Counselor

    [Repost] #201: The Path Back to Intuitive Eating with Devinia Noel, Anti-Diet Psychotherapist and Intuitive Eating Counselor

    Psychotherapist and fellow certified intuitive eating counselor Devinia Noel joins us to discuss how her work as a therapist influenced her own process of re-learning intuitive eating, why using food as a coping skill isn’t a bad thing, how diet culture creates shame, the need for diversity among intuitive-eating counselors, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about what to do if you get a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. (This episode was originally published on July 8, 2019.)
    Devinia Noel is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and certified intuitive eating counsellor. She believes in a health at every size paradigm and a weight-neutral approach. Her mission is to create a safe diverse intersectional space for all individuals to develop peace with food and their bodies. Devinia is passionate about making non-diet spaces more diverse by sharing her experiences as a black woman previously trapped by diet culture. She also works in the community as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist helping people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and disordered eating. Her experience of implementing self-care and self-compassion, inspires her to encourage clients to implement these practices. When Devinia has free time, she can be found baking, lifting weights and spending time with family and friends. Find her online at DeviniaNoel.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 11 min
    [Repost] #203: Healing from Orthorexia and The Wellness Diet with Katherine Metzelaar, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Dietitian

    [Repost] #203: Healing from Orthorexia and The Wellness Diet with Katherine Metzelaar, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Anti-Diet Dietitian

    Fellow anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor Katherine Metzelaar joins us to discuss orthorexia within the health-and-wellness field, the cultural shift that made it cool to eliminate foods, mourning the loss of community and connection when you stop dieting, why growing up with a peaceful relationship with food doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of immunity against diet culture, and so much more. Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to deal with physical discomfort like thigh chafing and waistbands digging into your belly. (This episode was originally published on July 22, 2019.)
    Katherine Metzelaar, MSN, RDN, CD is a Seattle-based Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about inclusive healthcare for all bodies. She is the owner and founder of Bravespace Nutrition, a private nutrition practice that helps women, both virtually and in-person, to create peace with food and their body free from rules, dieting, and perfectionism. Through the use of a client-centered, therapeutic, non-diet approach, she helps women and womxn to recover from disordered eating, eating disorders and body image challenges. In addition to her practice, Katherine is the founder of Body Image Badass: Compassion, Connection, Embodiment, a body-acceptance group that works to create community and a safer space for women to talk about the challenges of what in means to exist in a world that seeks to control and oppress women’s bodies via dieting and body-shaming.When not at work, you can find her checking out the local foodie scene, dancing salsa, and in the pursuit of finding the best latte in town. Find her online at BraveSpaceNutrition.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 17 min

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Compassionate, insightful and helpful

This is a wonderful place to start for anyone interested in intuitive eating or ending dieting or a disordered relationship with food. Christy Harrison does a great job showing how diet culture operates and she gives each guest a respectful place to share their knowledge and experience. I wish I’d heard this podcast 10 years ago!

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