10 episodes

Many people are waking up to the fact that diets don't work, but if we're not dieting, now what? How are we supposed to find balance around food and figure out how to eat?

Join Sarah and Stef, a psychotherapist and a health coach, as they talk about all things related to disordered eating, bad body image and creating a life that's free from food and body obsession.
The hosts draw on their own eating struggles and openly share the highs and lows of pursuing food freedom over weight loss.

Life After Diets Sarah Dosanjh / Stefanie Michele

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Many people are waking up to the fact that diets don't work, but if we're not dieting, now what? How are we supposed to find balance around food and figure out how to eat?

Join Sarah and Stef, a psychotherapist and a health coach, as they talk about all things related to disordered eating, bad body image and creating a life that's free from food and body obsession.
The hosts draw on their own eating struggles and openly share the highs and lows of pursuing food freedom over weight loss.

    But I Eat When I'm Bored

    But I Eat When I'm Bored

    Do you find yourself eating when you’re bored? In this episode, Sarah & Stef interrogate the feeling of boredom and how it relates to eating urges. We cover things like:

    What is boredom, really?
    Why Sarah dislikes terms like "tolerate" and "sit with" when it comes to emotions.
    What do you DO to cope with an emotion like boredom?
    Boredom, eating, and watching TV
    If you eat when you're bored, can you still feel the emotions?
    Structure as support
    Do we have to fix it?

    • 30 min
    But What If I Need to Diet For My Health?

    But What If I Need to Diet For My Health?

    9. But What If I Need to Diet For My Health?

    In this episode, Sarah and Stef discuss the idea of dieting for health reasons. Do you believe weight loss will improve your health? Are there foods you need to avoid and feel guilty for still having them? We take a look at:
    How linked are weight loss and health?
    Food intolerances and bingeing
    Dealing with guilt about the impact of our eating on our health
    Stef’s experience with IGG tests
    Self-sabotage and rebellion

    • 43 min
    But Don't I Need Boundaries with Food?

    But Don't I Need Boundaries with Food?

    In this episode, Sarah and Stef talk about the difference between food rules and food boundaries. Have you ever felt like you don’t want food rules, but you feel lost without some kind of structure?

    • 39 min
    But How Do I Handle Bad Body Image Days?

    But How Do I Handle Bad Body Image Days?

    In this episode Sarah and Stef talk about bad body image days. Do you look in the mirror and hate what you see? It’s a big subject, so this week we are focusing on
    What it’s like to have poor body image
    Creating a more neutral response to body dissatisfaction
    Cognitive dissonance
    Body acceptance
    How we handle a bad body image day

    • 41 min
    But I'm Confused About My Hunger

    But I'm Confused About My Hunger

    In this episode, Sarah & Stef discuss the different ways hunger can show up and different ways of responding to it. Does it matter if hunger is physical, mental, hormonal, or emotional? How should we handle each kind of hunger? Tune in to hear more.

    • 36 min
    But Self Compassion Won't Make Me Thin

    But Self Compassion Won't Make Me Thin

    In this episode Sarah and Stef delve into the idea of self-compassion. Can self-compassion be a tool for changing your behaviour, or is it a way to let yourself off the hook? Tune in to hear us talk about
        Common misunderstandings about self-compassion
        Why it’s easier to have compassion for others
        Shame around binge eating and our bodies
        Improving negative self-talk
        Kindness vs compassion
        Never feeling good enough

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Hazelsue6 ,

A MUST-LISTEN Podcast!

Sarah and Stef are awesome! They’re both so knowledgeable about recovery from eating issues. I love how they bring their personal experience to their professional work, and constantly explore new possibilities for recovery.

AJIngalls ,

Make this part of your recovery

You had me before the CS Lewis quote, but that sealed the deal. That quote has meant so much to me in other realms of my life and now it has even more meaning. If you’re trying to figure out the mystery of why your body needs and wants food and how it fights back against restriction make this podcast part of your community while healing.

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