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Once upon a time, your experiences and beliefs lead to the relationship you have with food today. Your host, Elise Museles, eating psychology and nutrition expert, calls that your food story: Your thoughts about food and the words you say to yourself about food, either aloud, or privately inside your mind.

If you’ve ever felt stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated by eating and diet culture, and if you’re looking for a safe space to have honest conversations—you’re in the right place! Tune in each week for raw and real discussions as doctors, nutritionists, life coaches, and change-makers share their personal stories of struggle to strength and how they emerged happier and healthier today. Get ready to feel connected, empowered, and inspired as we rewrite our food stories together, one episode at a time!

Once Upon A Food Story Elise Museles

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 71 Ratings

Once upon a time, your experiences and beliefs lead to the relationship you have with food today. Your host, Elise Museles, eating psychology and nutrition expert, calls that your food story: Your thoughts about food and the words you say to yourself about food, either aloud, or privately inside your mind.

If you’ve ever felt stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated by eating and diet culture, and if you’re looking for a safe space to have honest conversations—you’re in the right place! Tune in each week for raw and real discussions as doctors, nutritionists, life coaches, and change-makers share their personal stories of struggle to strength and how they emerged happier and healthier today. Get ready to feel connected, empowered, and inspired as we rewrite our food stories together, one episode at a time!

    How to Talk to Your Kids (and Yourself) About Food with Dr. Natasha Beck

    How to Talk to Your Kids (and Yourself) About Food with Dr. Natasha Beck

    A huge part of our food stories is shaped at a very young age. The words we hear and the language used around food and bodies stick with us well beyond childhood.
    As parents, we need to be aware of how we speak to our children about their choices, their behaviors, and their mindset with food. (No pressure!)
    But this can also feel like one more thing to worry about getting right when you already feel like there is so much to think about when it comes to parenting our children.
    Reframing the way you communicate with your children – and yourself – about food doesn’t have to be hard or an ongoing battle.
    Dr. Natasha Beck, a parenting expert specializing in pediatric neuropsychology and founder of Dr. Organic Mommy, explains gentle, effective ways to communicate about your family’s food philosophy with your kids, so that what matters most to you sinks in with your children.
    As a trusted online resource for thousands of people, Dr. Natasha Beck is on a mission to empower families to make healthy decisions about pregnancy, parenting, non-toxic living, and more!
    Natasha has so many incredible takeaways that will not only have you rethink the way you are expressing yourself to your children but also help you create a new narrative for yourself.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How to have conversations with your child when you make a parenting mistake Tips for teaching your kids to eat a variety of foods without nagging them to do it Questions to help kids connect with how different food makes their bodies feel A realistic approach to enjoy but not overdo food and sugar at holidays and events The exact words to use to minimize tantrums and fights A piece of advice that will help release the pressure you feel as a parent You’ll feel empowered to use just the right words to talk to your children… and yourself!
    For complete show notes, click here.
    Podcast Partner: Nuzest. Use the code EliseM20 to receive 20% off!
    Learn more about Natasha Beck MPH, Psy.D:
    Dr. Organic Mommy Instagram: @Dr.OrganicMommy Facebook: @Dr.OrganicMommy Learn More about Elise Museles:
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You, Eat, Think, and Live elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @kaleandchocolate

    • 40 min
    Behind the Scenes of Food Story with Elise Museles

    Behind the Scenes of Food Story with Elise Museles

    As you go through the process of digging deeper into your food story, every discussion you have with friends or family, every journal entry you write, every time you even think about your story, is an opportunity to understand yourself better.
    No matter how different we are and how different our stories are, we’re also the same. We want to feel good. We want to feel connected. We want to feel aligned with our behaviors and choices.
    Having open, honest and vulnerable conversations helps us see our food stories through a different lens, connect the dots and feel empowered to make change.
    Discovering your food story helps you release what no longer serves you and reclaim the power to live your best life–without stressing over food!
    These conversations are the heart of this podcast and Elise’s new book Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live.
    To celebrate the release, Tara McMullin of What Works flips the script and interviews Elise about her food story, how she realized she needed to change her inner narrative and the steps she took to rewrite it.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How food rules keep you from being fully present Why unpacking trauma and conditioning around weight and food helps you understand and reframe your triggers Simple questions to help you unpack your limiting beliefs around food How to evolve and stay curious so you never feel stuck Snippets of Elise’s personal food story that have never been shared before For complete show notes, click here.
    Learn more about Tara McMullin:
    What Works Instagram: @tara_mcmullin Learn More about Elise Museles:
    Food Story: Rewrite the Way You, Eat, Think, and Live elisemuseles.com Instagram: @elisemuseles Facebook: @kaleandchocolate

    • 40 min
    Mindset Shifts To Improve Your Relationship To Food with Karen Salmansohn

    Mindset Shifts To Improve Your Relationship To Food with Karen Salmansohn

    What would you hear if you eavesdropped on your brain? Are the stories you tell yourself supportive and loving or disempowering and keeping you stuck in old patterns that no longer serve you?
    Once you’re aware of your internal dialogue, you can identify the words you are saying to yourself—and change your inner narrative if it’s making you feel stressed about food, unhappy with your body, and frustrated, and powerless to change your life.
    Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author and creator of the popular online platform notsalmon.com, is no stranger to negative self-talk. She dives deep into her journey with emotional eating and lack of self-love, and how becoming a mom helped her kickstart a new chapter in her food story. As she uncovered the roots of her challenges, Karen developed tools, phrases, and questions infused with humor and wisdom to help her shift her internal dialogue and release the unhealthy patterns that no longer served her.
    Now after healing herself, Karen has already empowered millions of people to bloom into their happiest, highest potential self. Through her playful analogies and ability to distill big ideas in a fun way, Karen’s science-backed research and personal experiences will inspire you to rethink the conversations you have inside your own mind.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How to uncover the root cause of your eating challenges Ways to become present and interrupt negative thoughts The power of understanding your “why” An easy-to-use tip to disrupt an unhealthy pattern Two harmful words to release from your vocabulary The science-backed explanation of why humor is an essential nutrient How to make happiness last Content note: Brief mention of a past sexual assault.
    For complete show notes, click here.
    Podcast Partner: JOYA  use code ELISEM15 for 15% off your order!
    Learn more about Karen Salmansohn:
    NotSalmon.com Instagram: @NotSalmon Facebook: @NotSalmon Instant Wall Art: 20 Framable Pieces of Art for a Happier Home or Office Learn More about Elise Museles:
    elisemuseles.com Food Story: Rewrite the Way You, Eat, Think, and Live Instagram: @kaleandchocolate Facebook: @kaleandchocolate Resources:
    Fun is your high-performance fuel: Karen Salmansohn at TEDx

    • 46 min
    How Your Cultural Heritage Influences Your Food Story with Shanika Graham-White

    How Your Cultural Heritage Influences Your Food Story with Shanika Graham-White

    Food can evoke powerful memories and feelings. 
    We all have dishes that remind us of a particular time and place, and eating that meal transports us back there.
    Maybe you gravitate to certain smells or flavors because they bring you to somewhere familiar or comforting. 
    We’re talking about how your roots influence your food story when it comes to cooking and eating. Specifically, how do these foods make you feel?
    How can you stay true to all of those parts of your story that make you who you are and embrace and adapt them in a way that feels good to you today?
    Shanika Graham-White shares how her southern upbringing and Jamaican heritage are a part of her flavorful creations from her kitchen. While she doesn’t come from a line of cooks, one of the main ways that her family often came together was through food, music, and laughter. 
    Today, Shanika is a food stylist and recipe developer whose blog, Orchids + Sweet Tea, is a go-to source for comfort food and sweets with a healthy twist. She creates dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan versions of your old and new favorites that you can find on her blog and in her cookbook, Orchids + Sweet Tea: Plant-Forward Recipes with Jamaican Flavor & Southern Charm.
    One more thing: You’re likely to get VERY hungry listening to our engaging and lively conversation. You’ve been warned!
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    How to appreciate the food culture you were exposed to as a child  Sustainable ways to transition into a healthier lifestyle  Tips to talk to kids who are picky eaters  An easy approach to adapt your favorite comfort foods for a healthier spin  When to go for the real deal and not try to “healthify” a recipe One piece of advice that will help you feel in alignment with your true self You’ll be inspired to think about how your own roots have shaped your tastes and your experience around food, and how you can embrace those parts today.
    For complete show notes, click here.
    Podcast Partner: Pique Tea Use code ELISEM for a discount on your order!
    Learn more about Shanika Graham-White:
    Orchids + Sweet Tea Instagram: @OrchidsNSweetTea_ Facebook: @OrchidsNSweetTea Orchids & Sweet Tea: Plant-Forward Recipes with Jamaican Flavor & Southern Charm Available October 26, 2021 Learn More about Elise Museles:
    elisemuseles.com Instagram: @kaleandchocolate Facebook: @kaleandchocolate Resources:
    Classic Southern Banana Pudding

    • 47 min
    How To Live Your Truth and Not Let Your Past Define You with Andrea Owen

    How To Live Your Truth and Not Let Your Past Define You with Andrea Owen

    How do you acknowledge your past without letting it define you?
     
    We all have beliefs, wounds, and traumas (big and small) from our childhoods and families of origin that can impact our thoughts and actions in ways we might not even realize.
     
    Your story has been unfolding your whole life, absorbing messages from all around you that created patterns that influence your daily thoughts and behaviors–around food and in your other daily decisions–for better or worse.
     
    Moving forward from limiting beliefs and old patterns and becoming your most authentic self takes understanding, awareness, and what best-selling author, speaker and life coach Andrea Owen calls “unlearning.”
     
    Andrea explains how she healed herself from her eating issues, addiction, codependency, trauma, and other struggles that defined her past through a life-changing process of “unlearning.” This enabled her to become the confident, powerful, wildly successful woman she is today. Now, Andrea shares that knowledge far and wide to empower women to maximize their confidence, master resilience, and step into their power.
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
     
    Ways to recognize your physical response to fear, shame, and other triggers How our culture can feed overidentification and obsessing over behaviors rather than working to change them The four steps of “unlearning” beliefs and behaviors that don’t align with your authentic self A pivotal question to ask yourself that can shift your perspective  
    You’ll feel inspired to release what no longer serves you and create a life that fulfills your true desires and needs.
     
    For complete show notes, click here.
     
    Podcast Partner: Pique Tea Use code ELISEM for a discount on your order!
     
    Learn more about Andrea Owen:
     
    AndreaOwen.com Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength Make Some Noise Bonus Materials Make Some Noise Podcast Instagram: @HeyAndreaOwen Facebook: @yourkickasslife Twitter: @Andrea_owen Follow Andrea on YouTube Follow Andrea on Pinterest  
    Learn More about Elise Museles:
    elisemuseles.com Instagram: @kaleandchocolate Facebook: @kaleandchocolate  
    Resources:
    The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD Dr. Brené Brown Health at Every Size, Linda Bacon

    • 55 min
    How to Live an Anticancer Lifestyle with Meg Hirshberg

    How to Live an Anticancer Lifestyle with Meg Hirshberg

    When we think of cancer prevention (or any chronic illness), we immediately focus on nutrition, exercise, and sleep. While all of these pieces of the wellness equation are essential, managing our mindset is also key when it comes to making sustainable lifestyle shifts.
     
    Meg Hirshberg, founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, knows firsthand that what happens in our minds is foundational for creating habits and mindsets that help our bodies, prevent and recover from disease.
     
    Her journey with breast cancer taught her how to take better care of her mind and body while learning that she didn’t need to be 100% perfect along the way. She realized that the self-imposed pressure to eat, move, rest, and think “perfectly” was getting in the way of true healing and that having realistic expectations goes a long way in prevention, even with cancer.
     
    Meg believes that in order for lifestyle changes to stick, they have to be sustainable and doable. We need to allow for the celebrations (cake included!) and the times when life gets in the way and we veer off course.
     
    By letting yourself be human, you can create a long-term lifestyle, so that you can become your strongest, most resilient self.
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
     
    The best approach to eating for an anticancer lifestyle Easy ways to recenter in stressful times Why deprivation never works (HINT: It backfires) A simple inspirational tool to motivate you to exercise Why mindset sets the foundation for an anticancer lifestyle How negative self-talk impacts your health and what works instead  
    You’ll feel inspired to become more proactive with your overall well-being from what you’re eating to how you’re thinking…  and everything in between.
     
    Podcast Partner: Pique Tea Use code ELISEM for a discount on your order!
     
    Learn more about Meg Hershberg:
     
    Anticancer Lifestyle Program Facebook: @AnticancerLifestyleFoundation Instagram: @AnticancerLifestyle Twitter: @anticancer New Free E-Book: The Healthy Kitchen: Reducing Toxins and Chemical Exposures  
    Learn More about Elise Museles:
     
    elisemuseles.com Instagram: @kaleandchocolate Facebook: @kaleandchocolate  
    Resources:
    Mindset and Cancer: Reducing Stress, Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle Anticancer: A New Way of Life, David Servan-Schreiber Anti-Inflammatory Diet ebook Plant-Based Meats and Milk ebook Non-Toxic Nursery ebook Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappé The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, Wendell Berry Sugar Blues, William Dufty

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Ruth B. McDonald ,

Love it

The information and discussion on this podcast has been a great way to learn more about the impact food can have on my brain and body. I love Elise’s interview style too. It’s relatable and interesting.

_Katie111 ,

Excellent podcast!

As someone who is health-minded and loves learning more about these topics but is turned off by people who are too dogmatic or trying to sell me something, I find Elise to strike the perfect note. Her podcast is informative and really interesting without being too much. I love the variety of guests as well!

Kiah S. ,

AMAZING

This podcast is everything!!!! I love how Elise and her guests talk about all things food and mood, their own food stories, and so much more. I always come away having learned something new or gained a new perspective. It’s absolutely a MUST on your listen list. Can’t wait for what else Elise has to bring us!!!!

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