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Time to stop obsessing over food, weight, diets, scales, exercise and start getting back to the basics of eating intuitively. Welcome to the Speaking of Hungry podcast! I'm Alison Barkman, a registered dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and host of the Speaking of Hungry podcast. On this podcast I will offer both my personal and professional insight on ditching diets, ending disordered eating and provide tips on how to navigate the intuitive eating process. I’ll answer listeners' questions and interview some of the top experts in the intuitive eating field.

Speaking of Hungry Alison Barkman, MS, RD, CDN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Time to stop obsessing over food, weight, diets, scales, exercise and start getting back to the basics of eating intuitively. Welcome to the Speaking of Hungry podcast! I'm Alison Barkman, a registered dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, and host of the Speaking of Hungry podcast. On this podcast I will offer both my personal and professional insight on ditching diets, ending disordered eating and provide tips on how to navigate the intuitive eating process. I’ll answer listeners' questions and interview some of the top experts in the intuitive eating field.

    62. 5 Signs of Disordered Eating

    62. 5 Signs of Disordered Eating

    Am I being healthy? Or are my eating behaviors becoming disordered?
    Have you started to wonder if you, or someone you know, are dealing with disordered eating behaviors? 
    It's very hard to tell in this diet-obsessed world we live in. Dieting, cutting out food groups, going hours without eating are just a few examples of what society considers "normal" behaviors in an attempt to lose weight and/or improve health.
    In this episode, I discuss five different signs that your eating behaviors may be disordered. If you are beginning to feel like all you do is think about food and worry about your weight, take a listen to this episode!
    I also provide insight on what you can do next to help you recover from disordered eating and not let it rule your life!
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    Need more resources to help with chronic dieting and disordered eating? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    GRAB THE GUIDE HERE!
    *****
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    Would you like to work with me 1:1? You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute Zoom with me to let me know what you are struggling with and determine if I am a good fit for you!

    • 32 min
    61. I can't have donuts in the house

    61. I can't have donuts in the house

    Maybe you've heard of giving yourself permission to eat all foods and you're thinking, "But I can't have (insert food here) in the house or I'll eat the whole thing!"
    What does it mean when we say "make peace with food" and "give yourself permission to eat all foods"?
    Why do you think it may work for others but NOT you? 
    This process is not as easy as bringing home the donuts, eating one, and walking away happily satisfied without overeating or bingeing. 
    Nope. It's a messy process at first. You need to have worked on your food rules and diet mentality first before you can even get to this point. 
    I talk about my own experience when I gradually gave myself permission to eat everything. Also, I discuss tips on how you can slowly rid yourself of food rules, deprivation, and the restrict/binge cycle!
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    Need more resources to help with chronic dieting and disordered eating? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    GRAB THE GUIDE HERE!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
    *****
    Would you like to work with me 1:1? You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute Zoom with me to let me know what you are struggling with and determine if I am a good fit for you!

    • 24 min
    60. Being judged for choosing not to diet

    60. Being judged for choosing not to diet

    You are working on healing your relationship with food and recover from chronic dieting and disordered eating. 
    You are convinced that working on recovery is the right decision for you. Diets and restriction have taken up too much of your life. 
    BUT, you have friends or family members who disagree. They think you're being irresponsible and not taking care of your health if you stop trying to shed some pounds. 
    Or maybe they are so into their own dieting and weight loss that they can't stop talking about it in front of you. 
    Perhaps both are happening from the same person or a few people in your life. What do you do? 
    You need to know that you have the right to set boundaries. You do not need to listen to judgment. This is your decision and you're doing what you feel is right for your physical and mental health.
    Not everyone will agree with you. How do you deal? 
    That's what I'm covering in this latest episode of Speaking of Hungry! Check out the episode and let me know what you're struggling with when it comes to feeling judged by others and setting boundaries. 
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    Need more resources to help with chronic dieting and disordered eating? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    GRAB THE GUIDE HERE!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
    *****
    Would you like to work with me 1:1? You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute Zoom with me to let me know what you are struggling with and determine if I am a good fit for you!
    Need MORE help healing your relationship with food AND exercise?
    Consider joining my FREE Intuitive Eating & Body Compassion Facebook community!!! 





     

    • 30 min
    [REPLAY]: Body positivity and the fitness world with Jenna Jozefowski

    [REPLAY]: Body positivity and the fitness world with Jenna Jozefowski

    Are you done with chronic dieting, trying to heal your relationship with food, AND trying to figure out how exercise fits into all of this? 
    Then you MUST listen to this REPLAY!!
    I'm replaying this interview with body-positive and weight-inclusive personal trainer, Jenna Jozefowski.  
    Jenna gives active women a tough love transformation to their approach to fitness. As a semi-retired professional dancer, Jenna first discovered yoga as a cross-training tool and has been teaching and coaching for over a decade. The best part of all, she loves to lift weights, loves training others, but it's NOT about shrinking your body or burning fat and calories. 
    Check out this episode and then come back next week as I dive into the exercise discussion more in an all-new episode!! 
    Learn how to work with Jenna and read her blog at itsjennaj.com. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or by emailing her at jenna@itsjennaj.com.
    Looking for a body positive fitness instructor or personal trainer? First, you can reach out to Jenna directly and check out her online programs, or if you’re in Chicago possibly work with her in person. Also, Jenna recommends these websites to search for fitness professionals all over the country who are body positive:
    Superfit Hero
    Body Positive Fitness
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    Need more resources to help with chronic dieting and disordered eating? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    GRAB THE WORKBOOK HERE!
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    • 47 min
    59. I want to recover from disordered eating for my kids

    59. I want to recover from disordered eating for my kids

    Why do you want to recover from disordered eating?
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    For those of us with kids, we worry. We don't want our kids to:
    😕 be in a constant battle with their body,
    😔 chronically diet for the rest of their life,
    😣 have anxiety around food,
    😢 exercise compulsively,
    😟 use food to cope with life.
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    If you've grown up with diet culture influences or dealing with weight stigma, you know how it can stay with you into your adult years. 
    Many of my clients have kids and want to change the story for them. We either don't want our kids to live their lives trapped in disordered eating and body hatred OR we realize that our own disorder is taking away precious time with our children ... or BOTH.
    That's what I'm talking about in this latest episode of Speaking of Hungry!! Listen and let me know your thoughts. DM me: @AlisonBarkmanRD
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    Need more resources to help with chronic dieting and disordered eating? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    GRAB THE GUIDE HERE!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
    *****
    Would you like to work with me 1:1? You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute Zoom with me to let me know what you are struggling with and determine if I am a good fit for you!
    Need MORE help healing your relationship with food AND exercise?
    Consider joining my FREE Intuitive Eating & Body Compassion Facebook community!!! 

    • 29 min
    [REPLAY] Why losing weight does not lead to happiness with Glenys Oysten, RDN

    [REPLAY] Why losing weight does not lead to happiness with Glenys Oysten, RDN

    This week I'm replaying an amazing discussion I had one year ago with registered dietitian Glenys Oyston.  She lost weight, kept it off for years, and was considered a true success story. What people didn't realize is she didn't feel successful at all but instead was a full-time food and body obsession. Details on the episode are below. I'll be back next week with a new episode!!! 
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    I am so excited to bring you this latest episode of Speaking of Hungry! I’ve been listening to the Dietitians Unplugged podcast with Glenys Oyston and Aaron Flores for quite some time now. Recently I was reading Christy Harrison’s Anti-Diet book and Glenys popped up. Then I was listening to the Pursuing Private Practice podcast and Glenys was the guest.
    I am beyond thrilled that Glenys, a Los Angeles-based anti-diet dietitian, joined me to chat on Speaking of Hungry. I know you’re going to like this one! Glenys joins me and talks about her relentless pursuit of weight loss, how losing weight was never enough, and that keeping weight off for several years meant taking obsessive measures.  We talk about:
    Her dieting history starting in her early 20’s that led her to sign up for the National Weight Control Registry.
    How Glenys was a weight-loss “unicorn” who kept the weight off for over five years but this wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. 
    She explains the obsessive measures required to keep her weight off. 
    How her weight loss journey led her to pursue becoming a registered dietitian. 
    How her reaction to stressful times in her life was to tackle her weight and try to shrink her body. 
    When her weight loss pursuit took a “dark turn” and persisted despite the struggle to keep losing. 
    Her work with clients and Health at Every Size (HAES) program for diabetics currently in the works with Rebecca Scritchfield.
    Take your mind off of all that’s going on in the world right now. While most of us are in quarantine, we must be mindful that we still have needs and we still have our recovery to work on. We may not be able to give it 100% at this time but we have to try to give it something!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Glenys’ website DareToNotDiet.com
    HAES Care for Diabetes Concerns
    Glenys on Facebook
    Dietitians Unplugged podcast
    Traci Mann’s Secrets from the Eating Lab
    Kate Harding’s The Fantasy of Being Thin
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    Need more resources to help with the restrict-binge cycle? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    What will you get in this guide? This is a sample of work I do with my private, 1:1 clients. I’ll take you through:
    #1 - examining your personal history with dieting
    #2 - reflecting on how diets interfered with your life
    #3 - how to slowly get rid of dieting tools you may still use.
    #4 - identifying hidden forms of dieting you may still engage in but don’t realize you are and how it interferes with your work to become more intuitive. 
    #5 - a worksheet on how to stop the self-critical talk. 
    GRAB THE GUIDE HERE!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
    *****
    Curious about working with me? You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute Zoom with me to let me know what you are struggling with and determine if my program is a good fit for you!
    Need MORE help healing your relationship with food AND exercise?
    Consider joining my FREE Intuitive Eating & Body Compassion Facebook community!!! 

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

beachgirl2179 ,

Life changing

Alison Barkman’s podcast ‘Speaking of Hungry’ is life changing. No matter where you are in your Intuitive Eating or Eating Disorder journey, her podcast will bring comfort and a sense of hope. She speaks from her own real life experience and knowledge as a professional IE coach. Hearing her experiences along her journey and how they were handled helps to provide practical advice. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is or knows someone who is dealing with disordered eating & on a journey of Intuitive Eating.

babs"S" ,

Number 53

Number 53 was excellent - very informative and so true. After giving birth to both of my babies getting back to my “normal “ weight was very important!! Alison is a gifted speaker.

blondenerd ,

Thanks for a wonderful and informative podcast

I love the format of the podcast and the topics have really resonated with me. Thank you for being a fantastic health and science communicator.

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