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Are you fed up with food? Disgusted by diets? Bitter about the whole body-beauty industry? This is *not* another weight-loss program. Host Ali Shapiro, Founder of Truce With Food, dedicated academic, and well-known health and nutrition coach, shares a more truthful approach to curbing your cravings, emotional eating, bingeing, bargaining, and other diet derailments. Join Ali for interviews, practical advice, and radically honest discussions about food, truth, transformation and reform.

Insatiable Ali Shapiro, MS, CHHC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

Are you fed up with food? Disgusted by diets? Bitter about the whole body-beauty industry? This is *not* another weight-loss program. Host Ali Shapiro, Founder of Truce With Food, dedicated academic, and well-known health and nutrition coach, shares a more truthful approach to curbing your cravings, emotional eating, bingeing, bargaining, and other diet derailments. Join Ali for interviews, practical advice, and radically honest discussions about food, truth, transformation and reform.

    Reimagining Food and the Body: Ali’s Reflections as a 30-Year Cancer Survivor

    Reimagining Food and the Body: Ali’s Reflections as a 30-Year Cancer Survivor

    In this special Insatiable podcast episode, I celebrate a major milestone: 30 years as a cancer survivor. 
    I’ll share how what resolved my acne, depression, IBS, infertility, and out of control eating was learning how to redefine health beyond losing weight and learning to trust in my body feeling satisfied, not sacrificing and suffering. 
    And how this new orientation led to transformational health results I didn’t even know were possible. Including sustainable weight loss, a Truce with Food, and a relationship of awe and gratitude for my body. 
     
    Ali shares:
    Why knowing the difference between Authorities and Experts is essential for transformational results. Especially if like me, as the first generation of childhood cancer survivors, there’s very little research to go on for your own body challenges. How I got out of the insanity of “I know sugar feeds on cancer” yet would binge on it during “scanxiety” season. If you struggle with health issues that are exacerbated by eating things you know you shouldn’t, this mindset shift helps. How mainstream goal setting, predicated on “You are not your story! Day 1 starts today”” sabotages us exactly like "Diet starts tomorrow" and a different approach to goal setting that resolves our root-causes and works in our real lives.  The root cause of my bingeing and weight loss obsession that cancer deepened  but wasn’t any more destructive than diets. And a simple practice for you to get to the root of your destructive eating habits. What I now believe about how weight is or isn’t related to health.  
    And then I answer listener questions, which include
    What role does diet play in your life as a survivor?  Have you put your cancer in the rear view mirror, or does it still occupy your thoughts? Residual worries and things you have to be concerned about that others don’t? How can friends be supportive?   
    Mentioned in this episode:
    SMART Goals: How they Sabotage Eating and Exercise Goals and What Works for Deeper Coaching Impact on August 23 at 12 pm. 

    In this workshop for Coaches, Therapists, and Other Health Professionals, we will cover:
    The emerging research on why eating and exercise are in a unique change category and how this changes the client goals and coaching for deep impact. The protective role of bad habits and why this understanding is essential for sustainable change (i.e. compliance), including the idea that a client has to “Tony Robbins” their way out of their bad food and health habits. Why more tools that stay on the surface aren't the answer and how an evidence-based, root-cause resolution of a client’s resistance to change creates elegant solutions so they aren't failing at one more thing “Complexity fitness” and its role in empowering clients by ending the sabotaging, all or-nothing mindset.
     
    I’ll also be discussing my ICF-certified, trauma informed Truce Coaches Certification that opens up again in September, in which we definitely do not use SMART goals and instead, get to the root of client’s food and body issues so you or your client’s don’t need anymore tools. www.alishapiro.com/smartgoals 
     
    Blog posts:
    alishapiro.com/valuesgap
    alishapiro.com/body-discomfort-first-step/

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Season 12, Episode 7: The Confidence to Make Some Noise (with or without botox) with Andrea Owen

    Season 12, Episode 7: The Confidence to Make Some Noise (with or without botox) with Andrea Owen

    Confidence is foundational to satiation or as Andrea defines satiation, fulfillment. 
    Too often, we think confidence comes from weight loss, in a bottle promising beauty or is something we are born with. The good news is confidence is a skill-set and involves as Andrea Owen says in her new book, Make Some Noise, unlearning how we’ve been socialized to think about confidence and what it means to be a “good” woman. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    The 3 confidence myths How realizing her confidence was weight-dependent led Andrea to break-up with diet culture The root of Andrea’s eating disorder (hint: it wasn’t about food) Reckoning with the complexity of thin, youth and beauty privilege and fat-phobia when beauty is currency and power (and how maybe we are giving into the patriarchy in the name of beauty and when is that OK?) How the Kavanagh hearings led Andrea to examine her own anger and socialization around being an “angry woman”. Interested in Truce with Food, where we challenge the socialization around our hunger and bodies capabilities that make us feel out of control around food? Registration is open now. Taste a free sample with the  Truce with Food Masterclass: I Want to Want to Eat Healthy 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Season 12, Episode 6: Reclaiming Body and Self-Trust

    Season 12, Episode 6: Reclaiming Body and Self-Trust

    We live in a world that teaches us to battle our bodies. Fight your hunger. Battle your weight. The war on mental health. This omnipresent battle narrative makes it appear natural and the only choice is to battle our bodies.
    Is there another way? Yes. In fact, there are lots of other ways. 
    My client Kristin Leslie joins us to discuss how challenging her self-doubt story, which included normalizing distrusting her body and voice, led to one of the peak experiences of her life in a home birth she never originally envisioned. This is a story most deeply about unlearning normal, including who you think you are. 
     
    In this inspiring episode, we discuss:
    1. How Kristin not talking until age four was a driving force in battling herself. Diets aggravated this battle but weren’t the original issue. 
    2. How the media and stories about fearing birth originally influenced Kristin to assume she’d have a hospital birth (with her legs in stir-ups).

    3. The three keys that enabled her to see other birth options aside from “normal” and that can serve any of us looking for more satisfying choices outside of black and white thinking.

    4. How Kristin incrementally challenged her body doubt versus self-trust being one big epiphany of “this is the answer”. This was key when COVID hit and all her birth plans went side-ways.

    5. Navigating that we do and don’t have control over our bodies and how we can take charge of our stories to no longer feel powerless over food. 

    Interested in Truce with Food, where we take charge of the stories that make us feel powerless over food? Registration is open now. Check out this free sample of the  Truce with Food Masterclass: I Want to Want to Eat Healthy 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Season 12, Episode 5: The Art of Falling Apart with Serena Ryder

    Season 12, Episode 5: The Art of Falling Apart with Serena Ryder

    Platinum-selling artist Serena Ryder had her worst fear come true when she ended up in a mental hospital. Her recent album, The Art of Falling Apart, invites listeners to join her mental wellness journey and helps us understand the importance of sitting with the uncomfortable moments and the wisdom in their messages.

    In our interview together, we discuss:
    The importance of soul satisfaction in the art of our wellness journey How our work together was about not being so rigid with her diet and mental health tools (hint: what got us to one level of health probably won’t get us to the next level) How food was her original issue and then how alcohol and drugs got piled on top The Truce with Food story work Serena and I did together that ended her bingeing, including not having to be an “old soul” all the time The nuances of when weight loss does support your health, specifically with her endometriosis (and why she’s glad she did the Truce with Food work first on her weight loss journey)
    Sign up for Ali’s free, 2-part Truce with Food Masterclass, I Want to Want to Eat Healthy on Wednesday, December 1 and 8th at 12 pm EST.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Season 12, Episode 4: I Want to Want to Eat Healthy

    Season 12, Episode 4: I Want to Want to Eat Healthy

    Did being gluten-free used to feel easy and now it feels depriving? Or maybe you’re burned out and getting back in shape sounds great but feels too much. Or like me recently, you’re on a roll and then you fall off track. To the untrained eye, there’s a willpower and discipline problem. Yet when you understand the connection between emotional satisfaction and food freedom, you can unlock powerful energy and motivation to eat well – and like it.
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    1. How knowing your “Why Not” is more important than “Know Your Why”
    2. How bad eating and exercise habits are protective
    3. What your emotional immune system is and why it matters to our food and health
    4. How our stories cause us to eat out of control
    5. The connection between safety, emotional satisfaction and our food choices

    Sign up for Ali’s free, 2-part Truce with Food Masterclass, I Want to Want to Eat Healthy on Wednesday, December 1 and 8th at 12 pm EST.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Season 12, Episode 3: The Role “Enough” Has in our Food and Body Healing with Kimberly Ann Johnson

    Season 12, Episode 3: The Role “Enough” Has in our Food and Body Healing with Kimberly Ann Johnson

    In her new book, Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken our Own Power and Use it for Good, Kimberly Ann Johnson gives us the critical language to understand our nervous system and why this matters for us to heal trauma and feel enough.
    An important part of trauma work is building our capacity to be with pleasure and satisfaction. In our interview, Kimberly shares her perspective on satiation, which is asking the question “What is enough?” and how this question is critical to how we eat and relate to our bodies. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Why satiation or “enoughness” in Kimberly’s words, matters to our nervous system
    What safety feels like in your social nervous system, including thinking about who we eat with changes our experience of a meal
    Weight struggles as a symbolic attempt at “having weight” in what we can create in our lives and for each other instead of being so “I” or “me” centered
    Ideas of how to soothe your nervous system when you want to reach for food or social media
    How being told to “calm down” or “let it go” when stressed can backfire and cause us to turn to sugar, overeat or binge
    How good bodies depend on where you live and the body as an emergent process instead of something to judge

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Awilson14 ,

Always Insightful!

Ali’s open and candid conversations with very knowledgeable guests have helped me in exploring my mind and body, and have truly encouraged me to take control of my health and question the systems. Ali is an amazing host with a warm and friendly disposition, keeping you engaged the whole time you are listening. Highly recommend this podcast for anyone and everyone who cares about their health and happiness!

Tjarlie ,

Enlightening

I love how Ali’s method combines so many areas. I’m a Truce with Food student and get so much out of these podcast that I often relisten and hear “new” things. She has a lot free resource on her website that I highly recommend.

Karlynic ,

Amazing

I love this podcast. Ali does an amazing job of exploring the grey area in health/wellness. I love how she approaches topics and explores all sides. I have learned so much from this podcast! Highly recommend

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