With Live Love Eat, nutritionist, eating disorder counselor, and writer Stefani Ruper brings the reality, beauty, and inspiration of real people's stories of their journeys with food and with their bodies to the air. Guests are volunteers she has counseled as well as popular writers and bloggers, often but not necessarily with a paleo perspective on health. Stefani's work emphasizes nourishment, empowerment, love, and laughter in making progress with food and with life.
Episode ten with self-love guru Karly Randolph Pitman
In this episode I have the enormous honor of speaking with Karly Randolph Pitman, a woman who's compassion, love, power, and wisdom is nearly palpable in just a skype conversation. Possibly the podcast that resonates the most with my own story, as well as with what I believe are the most powerful methods and insights for overcoming disordered eating.
In this episode, Karly and I discuss her history with bingeing and restricting, why everyone overeats at night, how marriage can't fix your brain, and how the question why can ruin your (and nearly ruined my own) life.
Episode Nine: Civilized Caveman George Bryant
Episode eight of Live. Love. Eat. has now been posted! In it I had the enormous honor of speaking with George Bryant, an enormously kick ass soul and dear friend of mine, who also happens to be super famous and to run the website Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations, as well as the new e-Cookbook, Caveman Feast.
In this episode, George and I discuss his history with eating disorders, the damaging effects of weight regulation in the military, what it means to be a man with body image issues, the lessons a recent car accident taught George, and why he no longer cares about looking hot.
Episode Eight: On Treating Anorexia with Becky Bateson
This week I had the enormous honor of speaking with PfW community member Becky Bateson. Becky is now at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, after overcoming the battle she began with anorexia at the tender age of 13.
In this episode, Becky and I discuss the nine different outpatient treatment centers she has attended, the power horses have to heal, how lonesomeness can make a child anorexic, and how eating disorders can be overcome with the powers of social love and happy activities.
Rebecca (Becky) Bateson is the daughter of two Lutheran minsters. She grew up in the Ohio countryside and later moved to Ohio Valley where she ended up attending Bethany College in the "Wild & Wonderful" hills of West Virginia and graduated in 2008 with her Bachelors in Commincation. She had a wonderful experience in college -- but struggled to get there. She battled with anorexia from age 13 but is happy to say she has been in healthy happy recovery for almost 8 years. Becky currently lives in Columbus Ohio where she works as a fantastic customer service rep for a great company. Outside of work -- she enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, cooking, cycling, dancing, writing, playing the juke box, funny cat pictures, traveling and recently was able to take her first trip to Europe last Spring. With an interest in nutrition, health, and life long well being she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition this spring. She is training to be a health coach and wants to encourage and help those people who struggle with disordered eating, body image, emotional eating, or just need to a jump start with healthy habits. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or her webstite www.eatvibrant.com with any questions or just to say hello.
Episode Seven: Dean Dwyer, Author of Make Shift Happen
Dean's story is one of real inspiration and real results. After 19 years of vegetarianism and struggling with his weight, Dean finally realized that his true roadblock to healthful success was his mentality. Dean set out to be the expert on his own life and body, and to really own and to love himself, and this empowered, delightful, helpful man has been the result.
In this episode we discuss the difficulty of making changes, tips for taking control of your diet and your life, why everyone and their grandmother should journal daily, and the reason Dean has bid a permanent farewell to beans.
Dean Dwyer is the founder of Make Shift Happen that has a singular mission; to transform individual transformation
so that everyone can shine.
Episode Six: Stacy of Paleo Parents
The powerful and wise mother behind the website Paleo Parents and the book Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipes and Guidebook for Gluten Free Kids (with her husband Matt), Stacy, was my guest.
Stacy Toth is a working mother, the only female in a family of 3 young boys. She co-wrote Eat Like a Dinosaur, a Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids with her husband and stay-at-home-dad, Matt, is the co-host of The Paleo View Podcast and blogs at PaleoParents.com. As a recovered bulimic, former vegetarian of 7 years and survivor of gall bladder removal and 3 cesareans - her passions and blog posts range from the emotional aspects of losing 135lbs to delicious kid-friendly recipes. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, iTunes and Pinterest, too.
In this episode, we talk about what it feels like to be discriminated against as an obese person, how weight loss is psychologically challenging even after the weight has come off, Stacy's experience recovering from bulemia as a teenager, raising physiologically and psychologically healthy children, the impact of weight loss on love and intimacy, and why you might ever want to put photos of yourself in your underwear up on the internet (answer: empathy, courage, and inspiration.)
Episode Five: Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Moore is a popular blogger, writer, and health advocate who publishes several podcast episodes each week and who writes a blog at his website, livinlavidalowcarb.com. He came to a career of health advocacy from a life of obesity, weighing in at about 400 pounds. In 2004, however, after finally making peace with some emotional demons, and finding a diet (Atkins!) that worked for him, he was able to lose 150 pounds in just one year. A year later he began blogging and writing books about his experiences, and in the meantime he has become a truly beloved and prolific figure among many online health communities. Jimmy has come onto the Live Love Eat podcast in order to share in a more philosophical and personal aspect of his work. Jimmy's weight has fluctuated throughout the course of his advocacy career, and he has always been a public figure, so he has had to learn how to navigate those two worlds. On this podcast, we delve into these issues. To read more about Jimmy, his work, low-carb dieting, and the paleo diet, see his website at Livin La Vida Low Carb.
Love these ladies and their genius insights!
Stefani and Noelle have a great dynamic between them that makes me feel like I’m a part of the conversation. They’re so warm and welcoming and offer thoughtful information that can be easily applied to create a healthier life.
Live. Love. Eat. <3 Stefani Ruper
Stefani hasn't had a chance to do her podcast for quite some time, but I LOVED it. I've re-listened to several of the episodes multiple times. Her book, "Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence" is one of the most amazing books I've ever read. No kidding, and not an exaggeration. I hope she begins to have time to do her podcast again, but I am grateful for the episodes she has done!
I discovered Stefani Ruper only a couple weeks ago through a review of her blog in Paleo Magazine. Within 24 hours I found myself spending every available moment devouring her podcast. I probably listened to all available episodes within about 5 days. I have struggled for many years with health problems, which have had stressful and damaging physical and emotional manifestations. In my long quest for self-healing I have been looking for a voice like Stefani, and am so relieved to have finally found her! Stefani's gentle yet fierce, highly intellectual and loving spirit is infectious. Each time I listen, whether her guest specializes in a topic immediately related to me or not, I come away informed, comforted, empowered, and inspired to take as many steps towards loving and healing myself as I can. I highly recommend this podcast to ANYONE but especially any women out there struggling with any kind of health issues. You will find a strong, powerful, healing message here.