If you’re one of the millions of people who are struggling to survive in a culture that’s obsessed with weight loss, the way a Rebel Eater lives her life might sound like a revolution. In this world, pizza is not the enemy, and we love the bodies we have right now! Hosted by Virgie Tovar, a writer and activist, and one of the nation's leading speakers on weight-based discrimination and body image.
How to Eat Intuitively in 2023 from The Happiness Lab
We’re sharing a preview of another podcast we love, The Happiness Lab. On The Happiness Lab, Dr. Laurie Santos explores all the ways we get our happiness wrong and what we can do to really feel better. She walks through the latest evidence-based strategies for improving your mental health, sharing practical advice on what will really bring more joy. In her latest New Year season of The Happiness Lab, Laurie tackles how to listen to the inner voice of what we really need in the new year. At the start of a new year, we're often bombarded with fad diets, fasting plans and nutritional advice that we can bounce from one way of eating to another without stopping to think: “What do I want to eat?” Psychotherapist Andrea Wachter endured years of disordered eating and obsessing about her weight, until she decided to heed her inner voice and what her body wanted to consume. She explains to Laurie how so-called intuitive eating can free us from both diets and overeating. Hear more from The Happiness Lab at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/thls6?sid=rebel.
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Bonus: Mailbag with Isabel Foxen Duke!
Virgie Tovar and Isabel Foxen Duke answer listener questions about how to leave diet culture behind.
How to Stop Fighting Food
It can seem impossible to break out of the cycle of dieting and binging, but health coach Isabel Foxen Duke found the key at the end of what she calls her “final binge.” And the answer isn’t more dieting! Virgie and Isabel talk about “radical hopelessness,” why Nutella is the ultimate anti-diet food, and why dieting - not binging - is the real coping mechanism.
Horny For Healing: Body Positive Dating Advice
Virgie talks with disability justice advocate Alex Locust (aka Glamputee) about dating and intimacy. They discuss what fat liberation and disability justice teach us about interdependence, and Alex shares why they have started saying they're "horny for healing."
Trails Not Scales with Fat Girls Hiking
Virgie and Summer Michaud-Skog talk about fat erasure from fitness spaces, the new (fat positive!) rules of hiking, and the simple joy of petting moss.
How to Raise Food-Positive Kids with Ginny Jones
Parenting coach Ginny Jones talks with Virgie about how parents can learn how to raise food-positive kids — and how we all can heal after growing up in a fatphobic or food-restrictive environment.
So happy i found this podcast
Its been a couple years since i woke up from diet culture but it’s still a struggle to break free! Love having Virgie in my ears to support and guide me and provid magical, spot-on wisdom. Just listened to the ep w Isabel Foxen Duke and breathed a huge sigh of relief 😌😌
Fat. Proud. Hiding behind skin color.
A “doctor” claims that obesity isn’t a health risk, lol. While they smack their gums crumbs flying. You’re justifying your food addictions. I’m not like the rest of these weak white women who bow at your fat feet, apologizing for my existence. No. Get healthy. Eat what you need, move more, and get enough sleep. Stop eating processed food. This is absurd. Like when I was addicted to heroin, I didn’t make a podcast saying heroin actually isn’t a danger to my health. That’s what this is.
One of my favorite podcasts of all time!
Virgie is so smart and so fun and so easy to listen to :-) shows are inspiring and uplifting as well as educational!