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.
#101 BONUS: Why Being a Coach is The Best Career Ever with Brandi Tebo + a Convo with ERA Graduate, Nicole Zimmerman
Have you ever considered becoming a coach? It is a career path that encompasses everything I used to dream about before I became an entrepreneur. It's purposeful, meaningful, something I deeply care about, makes a difference in the world, lets me work from home or anywhere in the world, allows me to be creative, and is very very lucrative. As I said, it's a dream.
This is a fun conversation with Brandilyn Tebo, my first life coach, and now a friend and co-founder of The Embodied Rebel Academy (The ERA), our signature 6-month training program for women who want to be coaches.
We talk about why we love being coaches so much in the hopes of inspiring you to follow that soul-pull, the little something inside of you saying "maybe that's for me."
We also hear from Nicole Zimmerman, a graduate of The ERA about her experience in the program.
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#100 My Recovery Process (What it looked like and the phases) [TRIGGER WARNING]
TRIGGER WARNING: in this episode, I talk very candidly about eating disorder behaviors and use language that could be triggering to you if you are currently struggling. Listener discretion is advised!!
In this episode, I share about my 3 year-long recovery process, what it looked like, how messy things got when I was no longer using food and weight control as a primary coping mechanism, and ultimately what helped me heal. This is a very vulnerable share, and I've kept a lot of this to myself over the years, but am finally ready to own these parts of my story and share them with you.
I hope you get a lot out of it. 3
If you have more questions or thoughts you want to share please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you.
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#99 Weight Science & Stigma: Why It's So Hard to Lose Weight and Keep It Off with Dr. Janet Tomiyama, UCLA Researcher
In this episode, I interview prominent researcher, Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama, from UCLA. If you ever tried to diet or lose weight but have struggled to keep it off, this episode will explain why. She specializes in weight stigma, weight science, dieting, stress, eating, and the so-called "obesity epidemic".
Topics we cover:
Weight science: why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off
What contributes to weight gain
How stigma explains the correlation between higher BMI and adverse health outcomes
The impacts of stress and stress eating
How to improve health without dieting
What to do about weight stigma
#98 11 Ways to Feel Better in Your Body Without Losing Weight
In this episode, I share 11 practical tools, strategies, and items you can implement and put into practice right now to help you feel better in your body.
Share this episode with the people in your life who would also benefit from hearing these practical pieces of advice.
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#97 Why I Am a Thin Ally to Fat Acceptance
"The best-known environmental contributor to the development of eating disorders is the sociocultural idealization of thinness"- NEDA. And you can not idealize thinness without the devaluation of fatness. Girls as young as three start to express concerns over their weight and body image.
In this episode, I share the importance of fighting for fat acceptance and fat positivity and why I can not separate my advocacy for recovery from eating disorders, food freedom, and body liberation without also advocating to end weight stigma and discrimination.
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#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
Customer ReviewsSee All
Cara is amazing!!
Been listening for a few weeks now and I’ve gained so much information on how to begin recovery. The fact that she’s been through it and her guests have been through it and have made it to the other side of recovery gives me hope that I can too one day. She truly knows what she’s talking about. Thank you for being a part of this community for us!
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!
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!