25 episodes

Full Plate is a podcast about healing from diet culture, setting boundaries, exploring mental health, and finding body liberation.

Together, nutritionists Diane Sanfilippo and Abbie Attwood walk you through the ins and outs of nuanced topics in the anti-diet movement and health at every size paradigm.

Diane is a 2x New York Times bestselling diet book author turned anti-diet and boundaries advocate. She’s also the founder of Balanced Bites, a wholesome food brand that is simplifying dinnertime through amazing spice blends, snacks, and frozen meals.

Abbie is an anti-diet nutritionist with a master’s in nutrition and integrative health. She is also the founder and owner of Abbie Attwood Wellness, a private practice dedicated to weight-inclusive care, intuitive eating, and dismantling diet culture.

Diane and Abbie are friends IRL, and while their journeys into into the anti-diet space are unique, they share a passion for real-talk, social justice, and helping others live an authentic life in alignment with their values. Join them each episode for entertaining conversations as well as topical deep-dives that will empower you to reclaim your right to live peacefully in your body.

Find Full Plate on Instagram @fullplate.podcast
Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness
Diane is @dianesanfilippo and @balancedbites

This show is ad-free / listener-supported.

For bonus episodes and content, join us on Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/fullplate

Full Plate: Ditch diet culture, respect your body, and set boundaries‪.‬ Diane Sanfilippo & Abbie Attwood

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 249 Ratings

Full Plate is a podcast about healing from diet culture, setting boundaries, exploring mental health, and finding body liberation.

Together, nutritionists Diane Sanfilippo and Abbie Attwood walk you through the ins and outs of nuanced topics in the anti-diet movement and health at every size paradigm.

Diane is a 2x New York Times bestselling diet book author turned anti-diet and boundaries advocate. She’s also the founder of Balanced Bites, a wholesome food brand that is simplifying dinnertime through amazing spice blends, snacks, and frozen meals.

Abbie is an anti-diet nutritionist with a master’s in nutrition and integrative health. She is also the founder and owner of Abbie Attwood Wellness, a private practice dedicated to weight-inclusive care, intuitive eating, and dismantling diet culture.

Diane and Abbie are friends IRL, and while their journeys into into the anti-diet space are unique, they share a passion for real-talk, social justice, and helping others live an authentic life in alignment with their values. Join them each episode for entertaining conversations as well as topical deep-dives that will empower you to reclaim your right to live peacefully in your body.

Find Full Plate on Instagram @fullplate.podcast
Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness
Diane is @dianesanfilippo and @balancedbites

This show is ad-free / listener-supported.

For bonus episodes and content, join us on Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/fullplate

    #25: How Do I Stop My Emotional Eating?

    #25: How Do I Stop My Emotional Eating?

    Today we’re talking about a common question we get: How do I stop being such an emotional eater? Well, as usual, the discussion around this might surprise you. We dig into common questions as well as some practical tips for how to navigate this. Topics include understanding what emotional eating really is, how restriction impacts our eating behaviors, the importance of breaking your food rules, and how to tune in to different signs of hunger.
    Links Mentioned:
    Episode #7 - Will I Keep Gaining Weight Forever?
    Minnesota Starvation Study
    Other studies of interest on this topic:
    (TW for fat-phobic language)
    Restrained Eating and Food Cues: Recent Findings and Conclusions
    Food Insecurity and Eating Disorder Pathology
    We are a listener-supported show (no ads!) so please support us on Patreon for bonus episodes at Patreon.com/fullplate
    Patreon is also where we publicly host transcripts for each episode, so if you’re looking for those, head over to our Patreon. 
    Find the show and hosts on Instagram @fullplate.podcast Diane is  @dianesanfilippo and Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness 

    • 48 min
    #24: How to Break a Food Rule

    #24: How to Break a Food Rule

    Today we’re talking all about FOOD RULES! A food rule is a deeply rooted belief about food, typically inherited from a diet, “guru”, or collective socialization in diet culture. These rules keep us relying on external sources of information rather than the internal wisdom our bodies provide. In this episode, Abbie takes us through a step-by-step process for how to challenge and break free from the confines of these rules so that we can have freedom with food.
    A study of interest:
    (TW for fat-phobic language)
    Restrained Eating and Food Cues: Recent Findings and Conclusions
    We are a listener-supported show (no ads!) so please support us on Patreon for bonus episodes at Patreon.com/fullplate
    Patreon is also where we publicly host transcripts for each episode, so if you’re looking for those, head over to our Patreon. 
    Find the show and hosts on Instagram @fullplate.podcast Diane is  @dianesanfilippo and Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness 

    • 53 min
    #23: Handling Autoimmune Flares Without Diet Culture

    #23: Handling Autoimmune Flares Without Diet Culture

    Today we’re answering a listener question from instagram. The question is about being tempted to restrict or revert to elimination of foods during an autoimmune flare, and how to cope without diet culture.
    We discuss the influence of wellness culture on the autoimmune community, the pitfalls of food as a way to “fix” ourselves when our bodies are struggling, and how to think about this complex experience from a lens of compassion and true self-care. 
    Links of Interest:
    Review of Studies on Hashimoto's & Gluten Current Evidence on the Efficacy of Gluten-Free Diets in Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases Doubtful Justification of the Gluten-Free Diet in the Course of Hashimoto’s Disease We are a listener-supported show (no ads!) so please support us on Patreon for bonus episodes at Patreon.com/fullplate
    Patreon is also where we publicly host transcripts for each episode, so if you’re looking for those, head over to our Patreon. 
    Find the show and hosts on Instagram @fullplate.podcast Diane is  @dianesanfilippo and Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness

    • 43 min
    #22: Let's Talk About... Paleo!

    #22: Let's Talk About... Paleo!

    In this episode, we get into a topic Diane knows a lot about - the Paleo diet!
    We’re breaking down why and how it may “work” for folks, and dishing up (spoiler alert!) the reasons why it truly isn’t necessary to follow a Paleo diet to experience those benefits.
    We are a listener-supported show (no ads!) so please support us on Patreon for bonus episodes at Patreon.com/fullplate
    Patreon is also where we publicly host transcripts for each episode, so if you’re looking for those, head over to our Patreon. 
    Find the show and hosts on Instagram @fullplate.podcast Diane is  @dianesanfilippo and Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #21: Raising Intuitive Eaters with Nicole Cruz

    #21: Raising Intuitive Eaters with Nicole Cruz

    In this episode, we’re interviewing special guest Nicole Cruz all about how to raise children to be intuitive eaters. Did you know that we’re actually all born as intuitive eaters? But over time, through the conditioning of our institutions, communities, families, and social media (just to name a few), our ability to trust ourselves is questioned, and we instead sink deeper into diet culture. But there is hope for ALL of us, no matter our age, and we encourage you to listen to this episode regardless of whether you have children or not, because there is plenty of wisdom shared that can be applied to all of us. The FAQs covered include: Navigating your child’s seemingly insatiable desire for sugar, how to approach veggies, what to do if one parent is still dieting, and how to talk about nutrients without moralizing food. This is a good one – let us know what you thought of it by leaving a rating and review!
    Learn more about Nicole:
    https://www.instagram.com/nicolecruzrd/ 
    https://nicolecruzrd.com/ 
    Resources mentioned: https://www.ellynsatterinstitute.org/ 
    We are a listener-supported show (no ads!) so please support us on Patreon for bonus episodes at Patreon.com/fullplate
    Patreon is also where we publicly host transcripts for each episode, so if you’re looking for those, head over to our Patreon. 
    Find the show and hosts on Instagram @fullplate.podcast Diane is  @dianesanfilippo and Abbie is @abbieattwoodwellness 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #20: What If a Certain Diet “Worked” For Me?

    #20: What If a Certain Diet “Worked” For Me?

    Have you ever felt like a particular way of eating “worked” for you, either from a health perspective or from a weight perspective? Or, perhaps you’re still having a hard time decoupling an autoimmune condition from a specific diet.
    In this episode, we unpack the “why” behind diets “working”, and provide both science and experience to explain how you might approach eating in a new way, without the guilt and restriction.
    Studies mentioned: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17469900/ - long-term weight-loss is not sustainable
    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/70/6/965/4729081?login=false - long-term major weight regain
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4132299/ - health risks of dieting and weight-cycling
    https://www.nature.com/articles/0802728 - health risks of dieting at weight-cycling

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

A2LauraO ,

Thoughtful and thought provoking

I LOVE this podcast. I own Diane’s Practical Paleo cookbook and have followed her for years. While I’ve rarely ever been on a “diet” I have tried various sugar cleanses, juice cleanses, etc. and generally have paid attention to what I eat since I was 18. I’m 43 and lately have been researching and following fat phobia, body positivity, etc. accounts and readings. I’d say this one is the most relatable and approachable one I’ve found, and I appreciate that both hosts understand food science and speak to social determinants of health. Again, in ways that are easy to understand.

fox is best ,

Perfect Timing

As someone who has run the gamut of disordered eating (anorexia, orthorexia and everything in between) I started a healing journey on my own a few years ago. This podcast has been the final kick I needed to fully let go of diet culture.

AlamedaOlive ,

Breath of Fresh Air

I’ve been marathon listening since I found you in April. Thanks for holding my hand. I got so overwhelmed & stuck trying to understand the “right” thing to eat for Hashimotos, while my body checked in at its highest weight, “ironically” (insert eye roll & face palm). Deep sigh. So much to say about the numerous times I have felt my body was wrong; we all have these stories & we need to release them…but how? We need a support group for that now ;) Including those “bad foods” again, leaning in & staying tuned.

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