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Welcome to Love Your Bod Pod, a podcast all about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance and saying goodbye to diet culture. Cara Carin Cifelli is your host, she is a holistic health coach, author, speaker, online course creator, and avocado toast lover! Find her @caraskitchen on Instagram or www.caraskitchen.net


Disclaimer* This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and does not substitute individual medical or mental health advice.

Love Your Bod Pod Cara Cifelli

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 131 Ratings

Welcome to Love Your Bod Pod, a podcast all about intuitive eating, female empowerment, body acceptance and saying goodbye to diet culture. Cara Carin Cifelli is your host, she is a holistic health coach, author, speaker, online course creator, and avocado toast lover! Find her @caraskitchen on Instagram or www.caraskitchen.net


Disclaimer* This podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and does not substitute individual medical or mental health advice.

    #96 Self-Compassion & Connecting to Your Purpose to Find Freedom & Liberation with Food, Body & Self with Julie Parker

    #96 Self-Compassion & Connecting to Your Purpose to Find Freedom & Liberation with Food, Body & Self with Julie Parker

    In this episode, I interview Julie Parker, a life coach and mental health clinician who specialized in eating disorders. Growing up, she struggled with her relationship to food and her body, and always found her self turning to food for comfort, and while food does provide comfort eventually she realized that it was not the solution to her problems. With this awareness, she started down the road to recovery, to dealing with her problems head-on, instead of avoiding them through food. Along the way, she utilized self-compassion, spirituality, and connecting to her purpose to find freedom and liberation. 

    Topics we cover:


    Using food for comfort and how to expand your emotional coping tool-kit
    The importance of self-compassion in recovery and life
    How to find your purpose and legacy
    How spirituality helps us remember we are more than a body
    Fearing our power as women 
    How Radical Honesty will change your life

    Find Julie:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliesuzanneparker/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julesyparker/

    Website: https://juliesuzanneparker.com/



    Find Cara:

    https://www.caraskitchen.net/

    https://www.instagram.com/caraskitchen/?


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    • 53 min
    #95 Recovery is Not a Straight Line, It's a MF Scribble

    #95 Recovery is Not a Straight Line, It's a MF Scribble

    In this solocast, I get real with you about the recovery process. What it's like, what you can expect, and loving reminders about the messy middle. 

    Recovery is a process of working through and being with whatever it is we try to "diet-away" or avoid through our disordered behaviors. 

    The freedom, happiness, peace, and confidence that you are seeking is in the work you are avoiding. 

    Find Cara:

    www.caraskitchen.net

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    • 26 min
    #94 Disordered Eating & Fatphobia in Competitive Sports & The LGBTQ Community, and Finding Worth Outside of Yourself with Joey Cifelli

    #94 Disordered Eating & Fatphobia in Competitive Sports & The LGBTQ Community, and Finding Worth Outside of Yourself with Joey Cifelli

    In this episode, I interview Joey Cifelli, my cousin. He is a competitive athlete, having competed for the USA National Team in diving and a member of the LGBTQ community. For years he struggled with his body image and relationship with food and sought control in those areas to control people's perception of him before he owned his sexuality and came out as gay.  We talk about his journey and he shares very candidly what it was like for him over the years finding worth in external validation, whether it was diving, "eating clean" or Instagram likes. Something that he says is very common in the gay community he is a part of.  If you struggle with orthorexia, diet-binge cycling, self-worth, identity, or fitting in, you will relate to his story!

    Topics we cover:


    Disordered eating, orthorexia & diet-binge cycle
    fatphobia & thin privilege 
    competitive sports and trying to be healthy or "fuel" your body correctly 
    self-love and acceptance vs external validation
    Insta-Gay Culture and the pressure to look a certain way 

    Find Joey:

    https://www.instagram.com/joey_cifelli/



    Find Cara

    https://www.instagram.com/caraskitchen/


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    • 54 min
    #93 Eating Disorder & Exercise Addiction Recovery, Questioning Your Thoughts and Forging Your Own Path with Emily Feikls

    #93 Eating Disorder & Exercise Addiction Recovery, Questioning Your Thoughts and Forging Your Own Path with Emily Feikls

    Today on the podcast I interview Emily Feikls! We talk about her struggles with anorexia, orthorexia, and exercise addiction. After losing her mom at age 10, she turned to her eating disorder to cope. It became her life-raft helping here navigate the uneasy waters of life. It also changed how she viewed herself, her health, her life, and ultimately the world leading her to trust her gut and forge her own path instead of continuing to people-please and do what others/society told her to do. She has a chronic illness and also shares how she managed both recovery while still taking care of her health. 

    Topics we cover:

    -Questioning your thoughts in recovery

    -People-pleasing vs listen to yourself & intuition

    - Orthorexia and "pursing health"

    -Healing your relationship with exercise

    -Eating Disorders as coping mechanisms

    -The process of recovery- slow and steady 

    Find Emily:

    @emilyfeikls @letsthrivepodcast
    podcast: https://apple.co/32zDl2P



    Find Cara

    @caraskitchen

    www.caraskitchen.net


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    • 46 min
    #92 Mid-Season Update | What You Can Expect Moving Forward

    #92 Mid-Season Update | What You Can Expect Moving Forward

    Hey friends! Today is a quick little mid-season update. I wanted to share what I am committed to moving forward with this podcast given everything that has been happening in our world and the new rhythm or schedule you can expect moving forward. 

    I am sending you all love :) Thank you for listening to the Love Your Bod Pod

    • 11 min
    #91 Physical vs Emotional Hunger & How to Nourish Both with Dr. Anita Johnston

    #91 Physical vs Emotional Hunger & How to Nourish Both with Dr. Anita Johnston

    In this episode, I interview Dr. Anita Johnston, author of one of my all-time favorite eating disorder recovery books, Eating in The Light of The Moon. We talk extensively about how our relationship with food can give us clues as to what we each need in order to heal. As an Eating Psychology Expert, she walks us through the difference between physical & emotional hunger and what we need to do to address all of our needs. Using metaphors and storytelling, Dr. Johnston brings a new perspective to the podcast. We also explore the Masculine & Feminine energies (not to be confused with gender) in our culture and why that is a huge contributing factor for the rampant nature of Diet Culture. 

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    lightofthemooncafe.com/ck

    Learn more about Anita:

    Anita Johnston, Ph.D., is a psychologist, storyteller, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages.

    She is the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive online women’s circle, book club or “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon.

    Dr. Johnston has been working in the field of eating difficulties and body image distress for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono* Hawaii which has a residential treatment program in Maui and outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu. And she is the Executive Director of Eating Disorder Programs for the Integrative Life Center in Nashville.

    She provides virtual individual consultations and conducts workshops around the world. She is best known for integrating metaphor and storytelling into her training as a clinical psychologist to explain the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, exercise, and body image.

    Find Cara

    @caraskitchen

    www.caraskitchen.net


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Ali91B ,

Love Cara and her insights and ideas

This podcast is amazing and always leaves me with something to think on and talk further about with my friends and husband. Love Cara and her ideas. Also recommend buying her cookbook! We use a recipe or two of Cara’s every week (seriously every week). Also follow her on insta and use her blog to help!

Moe_comedy ,

So Insightful!

Cara is a heart centered coach who knows so much about the diet culture and has found power to leave the diet culture and really just wants the same for others! I am learning so much about the insidious nature of diet culture. I’ve learned about fat phobia, restrictive eating, and overall displeasure with our bodies and the impact these concept have on our lives.

I’m now seeing that diet culture is so oppressive and keeps us from living a life fully. I’m so grateful to have started my journey to body acceptance and really learning to honor my body and really learning to LOVE my body and all of the ways it serves me! Thank you Cara for being the person who lead me on this beautiful journey! LOVE U!

AmandaMyChelle ,

Body Image Impacts EVERYONE

Awesome content! This podcast has really helped me because not only did it bring to light for me how much my body image impacts my daily behaviors and my weight and eating issues, it also showed me that this is something ALL women (and men too) struggle with—not just those who are severely overweight or obese physically. It was a wow moment for me to realize that our harmful societal ideas surrounding our bodies impact women of ALL shapes and sizes. Great info, insight and encouragement here with CCC!

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