Natalia Staniszewska has an MS in neuroscience, she’s a nutritionist, a health coach, and a podcast host who has personally overcome her struggles with food by tapping into neuroplasticity. So she combines neuroscience with her nutrition background to create a personalized approach for herself and her clients.
In this episode, Natalia sits down with The Ketologist Chris Irvin to discuss more about eating disorders and binge eating, how to tell cravings versus hunger cues, planning for cheat meals, the types of overeaters, how to develop a healthy relationship with food, especially if you have a pre-existing health condition, and so much more.
Here’s a lineup of everything Natalia and Chris chat about:
00:00 Introduction to The Keto Answers Podcast
1:52 Natalia’s background and focus
2:48 Natalia’s backstory and how she found herself focused on helping people who struggle with binge eating
5:19 What Natalia discovered in her lab research on rats that correlated to human health
8:12 How disordered eating is classified
10:05 The criteria to be considered a binge eater
12:20 Are eating disorders a mental health issue?
14:48 Do cravings start out as psychological or physiological?
16:00 How to tell the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger
19:36 Eating when you’re bored and why this is so common now
21:35 What are the different hunger cues and what role do they play in binge eating?
27:33 How to be more present when you’re eating
30:25 The hunger cues scale
31:58 What happens to hunger signals after you lose weight and how to combat this
38:19 Is there a higher number of people who are obese and suffering from binge eating?
39:14 Natalia’s thoughts on the Intuitive Eating movement
42:15 The different types of overeaters
45:43 What about for someone who is fasting and only eats one meal per day? How do you ensure that their one meal doesn’t trigger a binge eating episode?
49:14 Developing a healthy relationship with food instead of villainizing certain categories of food
55:10 Cheat meals and binge eating
59:37 What to do if you have to be restrictive because of a health condition like diabetes or celiac disease
1:04:26 The health tool Natalia’s a huge fan of using and why
1:06:34 Planning for urges instead of reacting to them
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Natalia Staniszewska’s website
Natalia’s Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel
Brain Over Binge, one of the books mentioned in the episode
Intuitive Eating, the second book mentioned in this episode
Be sure to come back every Tuesday for a brand new episode each week!