266 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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8 • 2.7K 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] #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
    Pausing the Podcast, and Where to Find Us Until We Return - Introducing the Food Psych Weekly Newsletter

    Pausing the Podcast, and Where to Find Us Until We Return - Introducing the Food Psych Weekly Newsletter

    In this final episode before our hiatus, Christy shares some parting words and resources for ongoing support—including the Food Psych Weekly newsletter, an advice column on how to make peace with food and your body, heal from disordered eating and diet culture, and reclaim your life for bigger and better things.
    Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD is an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, certified eating disorders registered dietitian, and journalist. She’s the author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (Little, Brown Spark 2019), and her second book, Rethinking Wellness, will be published by the same imprint in 2023. Since 2013 Christy has hosted Food Psych, a weekly podcast exploring people’s relationships with food and paths to body liberation. It’s been one of Apple’s top 100 Health podcasts for the past 5 years, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide each week. In addition to her media work, Christy offers online courses and private intuitive eating coaching to help people all over the world make peace with food and their bodies. Christy began her career in 2003 as a journalist covering food, nutrition, and health, and she’s written for publications including The New York Times, SELF, BuzzFeed, WIRED, Refinery29, Gourmet, Slate, The Food Network, and many others. Learn more about Christy and her work at christyharrison.com.
    Subscribe to our new newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. It's a great way to keep getting 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.
    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.

    • 7 min
    Getting Your Period Back, Healing from the Wellness Diet, and the First-Diet Trap with Lu Uhrich, Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor

    Getting Your Period Back, Healing from the Wellness Diet, and the First-Diet Trap with Lu Uhrich, Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor

    Eating psychology coach and body image mentor Lu Uhrich joins us to discuss how a cancer scare and chronic illness in the family made her fall prey to the Wellness Diet, how to get your period back if you’ve lost it, why it’s so easy to tumble into disordered eating with just one diet or exercise program, the process of leaving a religion and reimagining your faith, and so much more.
    Lu Uhrich is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Body Image Mentor. Using a Health at Every Size®, Anti-Diet approach, Lu supports clients in finding food freedom, befriending their bodies and moving on with their lives. Through self-awareness and compassion, she’ll guide you to deconstruct diet mentality and give you plenty of resources and insight to call b******t on fatphobia and diet culture, too—all for the sake of redefining your relationship with food, body, and self.
    Lu provides the tools, teaching, and support necessary to make a loving and lasting change—in your own time and on your own terms. She leads clients in practicing Intuitive Eating and Movement, Body Acceptance and Self-Compassion. She’s also adept at coaching around period recovery, self-care, ditching diets, and overcoming binge eating. Through her intimate 1:1 Mentorship and the MEND Sessions course, she's helped hundreds of women worldwide to recover from disordered eating. And she can help you, too.
    When Lu's not working with clients, she enjoys life as [anything but] usual with her husband and three kids. She’s an infant foster parent who loves memoirs and YA fiction reading, American Sign Language studying, Netflix watching, true crime podcast listening, tattoo collecting, nature hiking, cookie baking, craft beer drinking, moon charting, hip hop dancing and fact googling. Learn more about Lu and her work at LuUhrich.com.
    Subscribe to our new newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. It's a great way to keep getting 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.
    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
    Diet Culture in the Church, and Challenging Body Ideals in Gay and Queer Communities with Kent Thomas, Body-Liberation Coach and Social Worker

    Diet Culture in the Church, and Challenging Body Ideals in Gay and Queer Communities with Kent Thomas, Body-Liberation Coach and Social Worker

    Social worker and body-liberation coach Kent Thomas joins us to discuss the harms of gay body ideals, how queer people can use their experience of living outside cultural norms to help in healing their relationships with their bodies, his experience with diet culture in the church, the dance of advocating for the Health At Every Size® paradigm without becoming dogmatic about it, and so much more.
    Kent Thomas, MSW is a social worker who focuses on Body Liberation Coaching and is passionate about helping others find freedom and a greater sense of home in their bodies. Kent works with people of all genders and sexualities, and is passionate about working with men to unlearn body shame and toxic body norms. As a gay man, Kent is especially passionate about helping queer men heal and create a fat positive and inclusive gay community. In addition to Body Liberation Coaching, Kent is a community organizer who advocates for queer inclusion in religious spaces and helps individuals tell their stories and heal from religious trauma. All of Kent’s coaching services are on Zoom and are available regardless of the client’s location. Kent can be found on Instagram @KentThomasMSW and his website is KentThomasMSW.com.
    Subscribe to our new newsletter, Food Psych Weekly for weekly Q&As and more. It's a great way to keep getting 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.
    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.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Bridget in Austin ,

Excellent!

This podcast has been invaluable to me in my eating disorder recovery. I’m slowly making my way thorough all the previous seasons and in particular, Episode 94 with Alan Levinovitz was a real eye opener. Definitely worth a listen. Christy’s guests are varied and insightful and I love how each show episode begins with the answering of a listener question. I’m reading Christy’s book finally now and it’s full of science which I’m really enjoying geeking out over. It’s a great complement to the show. Five stars for sure.

docliz999 ,

Food Psych

Podcast 106 was awakening for me. What the guest described my relationship with my body and food for over 50 years. And yes it was kicked off by my mother and a pediatrician . This is a women’s body revolution. Just love it.

LizZzZ19129374655 ,

Thank you

Just listened to my first episode. Really powerful. Thank you for all you do. Such an important topic.

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