19 episodes

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.

Rebel Eaters Clu‪b‬ Transmitter Media & Virgie Tovar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.0 • 422 Ratings

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.

    Eat with Friends with Angela Trakas

    Eat with Friends with Angela Trakas

    Food is a love language. In this season finale, Virgie and good friend Angela Trakas talk about the power of sharing a meal, and all the ways food has made their friendship stronger.

    • 39 min
    Eating 101 with Dr. Jennifer Brady

    Eating 101 with Dr. Jennifer Brady

    "Fill up your tummy!" says dietician Dr. Jennnifer Brady. Dietitians are not immune to fatphobia. It can seep into their training programs and -- ultimately -- the advice they give to patients. Virgie and dietician Jennifer Brady discuss this while savoring croissants and discussing the feminist history of home economics. 

    • 43 min
    Announcing... Rebel Eaters Club merch!

    Announcing... Rebel Eaters Club merch!

    We’ll be back with a new episode next week. In the meantime, check out our merch and this season’s journal prompts on rebeleatersclub.com. And take a few minutes to leave us a voicemail and let us know what you think of the season so far. Call us at (862) 231-5386.

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    • 3 min
    SPAM Will Survive the Apocalypse with Dr. Joanne Rondilla

    SPAM Will Survive the Apocalypse with Dr. Joanne Rondilla

    Virgie and Joanne talk SPAM, Filipino food and trying to get their moms to share their most-prized recipes.

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    • 40 min
    Food is a Bridge with Francis Lam

    Food is a Bridge with Francis Lam

    Virgie and Francis explore the connections between diet culture and food shame for immigrants to the US, and Virgie discovers what the Chinese Exclusion Act, chop suey palaces, and Chinese-owned laundromats have in common.
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    • 38 min
    Debunking the BMI with Dr. Janet Tomiyama

    Debunking the BMI with Dr. Janet Tomiyama

    The science is clear: diets don't work. So why is the medical establishment still so obsessed with them? Janet and Virgie break it down.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

megbundynobody ,

Huh?

While I agree with certain points and know that weight isn’t the only factor in health or even the most important and that an individual’s health isn’t anyone’s business this seems like a lot of excuse making . I agree and it is proven that shaming does not always help with weight loss as not every person shows growth with negative speech and reinforcements while someone’s health may be nobody’s business this seems like coddling. I do however respect the view point. And as someone who was always body shamed for being thin and having undiagnosed digestive issues and a neurodivergency that sometimes causes low muscle tone there are very much so diets and workouts that do work for goals and do promote health and so stating that diets do not work is such a partial truth and copout type of opinion. Basic food science and physiology would not agree with you and while science very much is political it is proven that obesity on average is not healthy. There are many worse things than being over or underweight especially if it’s hard to help it but come on now you owe it to yourself to at least trial and error for yourself

Joey 2050 ,

Eat with Friends!!

This is an amazing, and a bit serious, episode. Brings in history, culture, and personal experiences that make up who we are, and what and why we eat. Beautifully told! Looking forward to Virgie’s next season!

eileen__13 ,

Challenges me!

As a cis, white, thin, woman this podcast is constantly challenging my thoughts and perceptions of myself and how ingrained fatphobia and racism is in my upbringing/ societal understanding. Sometimes I’ll catch myself thinking “uh that seems like a leap” or “but what about xyz?” As I see some others who wrote reviews for this show do. For me, these thoughts only allow myself to challenge my thoughts more and think about why I (who is not an expert on anything) feel the need to dismiss the thoughts of the host (spoiler!! It’s always because it has made me uncomfortable to think about these things and hear new thoughts!!).
Long story short, thank you for always opening my ears to new ideas and teaching me about the things that I’ve never questioned in my existence on this earth. Also the pure joy in your voice and laugh is such a bright spot of my day!

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