4 episodes

Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.

Quiet the Diet Michelle Shapiro

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.

    The Binge Eating Episode with Stephanie Mara Fox, Somatic Nutritional Counselor

    The Binge Eating Episode with Stephanie Mara Fox, Somatic Nutritional Counselor

    In this episode, Michelle chats with Stephanie Mara Fox, Somatic Nutritional Counselor and expert on binge eating. They discuss the connection between our mind and body, why we binge eat, and provide tangible tools to use before, during, and after an episode of binge or emotional eating. They talk about: 
    Stephanie’s personal connection to disordered eating and digestive issuesHow our nervous system responds to a threat (or stress) Food as an experience of love and safety, especially during periods of traumaWhy we binge eatStrategies and the Somatic Eating (trademarked by Stephanie) approach How to know when to sit in the discomfort and when to lean on behaviors Tapping into your internal authentic voice, healing your inner child Tools to check in with yourself throughout the day 

    Links
    Work with Stephanie and her free resources: 
    1-on-1 Somatic Eating Nutrition Counseling 
    11-week Somatic Eating Group Program 
    Intro to Somatic Eating mini course 
    Mentorship for Coaches 
    Listen to the Satiated Podcast 
    Follow Stephanie on IG
    Follow Stephanie on TikTok


    Work with Michelle and her free resources: 
    Quiet the Diet
    Podcast Page
    Episode Page (with transcript!) 
    Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLC
    Learn more about the practice
    Follow the pod on IG
    Follow Michelle on IG


    Timestamps:
    (1:20) Intro by Michelle into to the current model/ concepts of binge eating recovery and innovative, supportive strategies Michelle and Stephanie use with 


    (6:30) Stephanie Mara Fox discusses her personal connection to disordered eating and digestive concerns, defining her term “Somatic Eating” 


    (10:00) How the body’s nervous system responds to a threat, stress, or trauma


    (12:55) The connection between digestive issues and disordered eating, trauma, dysregulation, and chronic dieting


    (20:10) Why we binge eat; Strategies for binge eating (conventional vs. somatic approach) 


    (28:30) How to know when to sit in the discomfort vs. using strategies to shift your response


    (39:34) Listening to our internal conversations before a binge (using internal family systems) to identify the root cause and put language to our inner child


    (55:28) Tools to check in with yourself throughout the day and reduce frequency of bingeing over time 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Anxiety Episode with Amanda Montalvo, RD

    The Anxiety Episode with Amanda Montalvo, RD

    In the first part of the episode, Michelle talks about her personal experience with anxiety and panic attacks, explaining how to decode and respond to our internal anxiety in a neutralizing way. She also gives tangible tools to use during times of high anxiety/ panic and gives helpful insight into what is happening in the body during stress.
    She then sits down with Amanda Montalvo, RD (@hormonehealingrd) to discuss the physiology of anxiety and tangible steps we can take to de-stress. They discuss :
    Being addicted/ conditioned to stress and the rush of hormonesThe impact of stress and anxiety on the female body The body’s physiological response to stress, step-by-stepHow stress depletes our minerals, specific minerals that are affected and whyStress and blood pressure (Hint: It’s not just about sodium!)Benefits of hair mineral testingHPA Axis dysregulation, how to support your adrenal glandsHow THYROID is affected by stress, anxiety, and mineral deficiencies The ONE thing you can do today to help your body recover from stress Links:
    Get anxiety + panic attack support from a functional nutrition and naturopathic perspective with our 8 week online self-guided program “Anxiety Proof”
    Work with Amanda and her free resources: 
    Follow Amanda on IG @HormonehealingRD
    Are You Menstrual? Podcast with Amanda Montalvo 
    Master Your Minerals course 
    Adrenal Cocktail Recipes


    Work with Michelle and her free resources: 
    Quiet the Diet
    Episode Page (with Transcript)
    Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLC
    Learn more about the practice
    Follow the pod on IG
    Follow Michelle on IG


    Timestamps:
    (2:00) Michelle’s experience with panic attacks, anxiety symptoms as a results of drastic-weight loss


    (3:30) Michelle’s visual explanation of what anxiety does for us, how to use our anxiety as an opportunity to let us know what’s going on in our body. 


    (6:00) What to do during a rush of anxiety or panic attack, hormones & anxiety from an evolutionary perspective 


    (14:22) Amanda Montalvo (@hormonehealingrd) talks about being addicted to stress & the rush of stress hormones on a daily basis 


    (20:54) The impact of stress and anxiety on women’s bodies in particular


    (25:21) Amanda walks through the body’s physiological response to stress, step-by-step


    (31:11) How stress depletes our minerals, specific minerals that are affected and why


    (36:21) Stress and blood pressure (Hint: It’s not just about sodium!)  


    (46:45) Benefits of hair mineral testing


    (49:05) HPA Axis dysregulation, how to support your adrenal glands, adrenal cocktails 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Can We Lose Weight While Being Body Positive?

    Can We Lose Weight While Being Body Positive?

    Check out our debut episode! Podcast host (and your new best friend) Michelle Shapiro, an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian, talks the TRUTH about current trends in nutrition. In this episode we discuss:
    Michelle’s own personal story of drastic weight loss efforts *which she does not recommend,* and the health consequences that can ensueBody neutrality and weight loss through a functional nutrition lensThe crucial difference between body neutrality and body positivity, and what this means for your health journeyThe truth about current trends in nutrition (think: Body positivity, HAES, Intuitive Eating)Tangible steps for how to determine if/when weight loss is right for YOUHow to access your authentic inner voice and be your own healthcare advocateWe hope you stick around for a season full of captivating and practical information to help you Quiet the Diet and become the best version of YOU!
    Weight Bias in Healthcare (blog post)
    Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLC
    Learn more about the practice
    Follow the pod on IG
    Follow Michelle on IG
    Timestamps: 
    (5:00) Background about Michelle’s drastic weight loss journey (what NOT to do!) and personal experiences growing up in a larger body

    (7:25) Evidence of why weight loss is not always good. Health effects of Michelle’s rapid weight loss: Anxiety, panic attacks, hair loss, fatigue, acid reflux, hypothyroid and the positive aspects of her weight loss 
    (12:00) What is functional nutrition? Root-cause healing vs. treating symptoms
    (15:05) Michelle’s take on nutrition current movements: Health at Every Size and Body Positivity. What they get right & what they don’t.
    (21:40) Why/how do we Quiet the Diet? How to access your own authentic voice to make autonomous food choices. 
    (26:12) How social media is incorrectly lumping beneficial ancient modalities in with the “diet culture” 
    (31:28) 3 Steps you can take right now to determine if weight loss is right for you 
    (36:35) The problems with “intuitive eating” and how to ACTUALLY eat intuitively 
    (40:23) What’s coming up this season!

    • 41 min
    Trailer: Quiet the Diet with Michelle Shapiro

    Trailer: Quiet the Diet with Michelle Shapiro

    Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.
    On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)
    The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. 
    On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.
    Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Hilaryg233 ,

There is no one better than Michelle!!

Michelle is the most insightful person I’ve ever encountered when it comes to the topic of diets, weight loss, food intolerance and the general intersections of food and life. There is no one I’d rather learn from… and to get to hear from other amazing practitioners?!?? It’s a no brainer. Great listen, highly recommend.

Luke Alie ,

Informative, yet digestible (HAHAHAHA)

I’m a podcast snob, and I’m so happy to be adding Michelle’s podcast to the rotation. She has a hosting style that can’t be taught to people. It’s a wonderful mix of charisma, humor, empathy, and sheer command of her subjects. Highly recommend!

safta22 ,

Michelle is the Best

I absolutely love everything about Michelle’s messaging. She is absolutely brilliant and I love all of her info!!

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