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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.

    77. ADHD and eating struggles with Aleta Storch, MS, RDN, LMHC

    77. ADHD and eating struggles with Aleta Storch, MS, RDN, LMHC

    Did you know there may be a connection between an ADHD diagnosis and struggling with disordered eating behaviors? 
    Studies have been examining possible connections between ADHD and disordered eating behaviors including binge eating, restrict-binge patterns, eating for stimulation (so not for physical hunger), and more. 
    I am fascinated. This is the second time I'm talking about ADHD on Speaking of Hungry and I definitely plan to talk about it more.
    In this episode, I chat with Aleta Storch, a Washington-based RD, therapist, and Certified Body Trust (R) Provider. We discuss: 
    Aleta's personal ADHD diagnosis and past struggles with food;  why people with ADHD struggle with interoceptive awareness and connecting to hunger and fullness signals; the top struggles for clients with ADHD and their relationship with food such as eating for stimulation, forgetting to eat, overwhelm when it comes to shopping and prepping food, meds that may suppress appetite, and more;  how emotional dysregulation causes ADHDers to seek ways to control food through restriction or use food to cope with emotions.  Aleta is a wealth of information when it comes to living with ADHD and trying to navigate nutrition, food, and disordered eating behaviors.
    Where to find Aleta: 
    Head to her website for more info on her group program, mini-courses, and more:  www.wiseheartnutrition.com
    @the_adhd_RD 
    Intuitive Eating with ADHD Community
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Speaking of Hungry Episode 57: ADHD and Disordered Eating with Becca King
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    Are you looking for some simple advice to get started with healing your relationship with food? 
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    • 52 min
    76. Kids, Snacking and Sneaking Food with Crystal Karges

    76. Kids, Snacking and Sneaking Food with Crystal Karges

    In this last episode for 2021, I'm exploring the world of kids and snacking. 
    Crystal Karges and I dive into everything parents want to know about kids and snacks. We chat about the usual, "normal" snacking stuff that makes parents nuts and explore what to do when your child may be sneaking food. 
    What do you do if you want to raise an intuitive eater but it seems like your kid's diet is 90% Goldfish and cookies? 
    Why are our kids so drawn to snacks? 
    What is the building blocks to a "better" snack option, while also keeping in mind the things our kids love like cookies and candy? 
    How do you deal with finding hidden wrappers or witnessing your child sneaking food? 
    If our child is sneaking food, what are some of the top reasons this is happening? 
    How can we be proactive in preventing food sneaking and shame wrapped around the foods our kids enjoy? 
    So many of us have dealt with disordered eating most of our life. We don't want our children to deal with shame and guilt around food.  Yet we also have concerns over the typical "kid diet" and aren't sure how to navigate structure and nutrition while trying to raise an intuitive eater. 
    Check out the episode as I know Crystal will have answers to so many of your questions! 
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    Crystal's "Lift the Shame" support group: Lift the Shame: https://www.crystalkarges.com/lift-the-shame-online-support-group
    Crystal's website: www.CrystalKarges.com
    Check out her blog or on Instagram @crystalkarges!!
     
    Are you looking for some simple advice to get started with healing your relationship with food? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
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    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    75. Core Beliefs and Healing from Disordered Eating

    75. Core Beliefs and Healing from Disordered Eating

    What are your core beliefs about food? About your body? About health? 
    Are your core beliefs getting in the way of healing your relationship with food? How are your core beliefs driving your decisions about what, when, and how much you eat? 
    Dr. Lara Zibarras joins me in this episode to discuss core beliefs. She breaks down common core beliefs that her clients tend to hold on to and how we can shift our thinking in order to move forward with recovery from diet culture.  
    It's difficult to heal from an unhealthy relationship with food when you are struggling to change what you believe about food and your body. First, we need to work on dismantling myths, breaking down unrealistic food rules, and challenging diet mentality. Then we can move forward with the actual steps toward healing.  
    Where to find Dr. Lara Zibarras: 
    Food Freedom Masterclass - to eat what you want, when you want, without stress, guilt, or shame.
    www.drlarazib.com 
    Instagram 
    YouTube
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    Are you looking for some simple advice to get started with healing your relationship with food? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
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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!

    • 54 min
    74. Intuitive Pilates with Helen Phelan

    74. Intuitive Pilates with Helen Phelan

    If you haven't noticed already, I love talking about movement and exercise as a form of self-care and increasing body awareness. 
    Pilates was part of my recovery from a disordered relationship with food and exercise. When I found Helen Phelan, Brooklyn-based certified pilates instructor, I was excited to schedule a chat with her on the show. 
    Helen is a certified pilates instructor who believes movement's greatest benefit is its ability to change how you feel, not how you look.  And that is the exact reason I embraced pilates when I was trying to move away from forced, punishing exercise. 
    Helen and I chat about: 
    🤸 myths about pilates;
    🤸 why pilates can be for all body types and abilities if you find the right instructor; 
    🤸 the connection between intuitive eating and intuitive pilates;
    🤸 measurable success in pilates that has nothing to do with losing weight; 
    🤸 how pilates can teach us body awareness, listening to our bodies while exercising and nourishing it with food; 
    🤸 Helen's approach to teaching and her online pilates workouts. 
    Especially now heading into the holiday season, we need to hear more non-diet messages about movement and exercise. We don't need to punish ourselves for enjoying the holidays. Movement and exercise can have a place in feeling good physically and mentally, without attaching shame and guilt. 
    Where to find Helen: 
    helenphelanstudio.com - access 300+ on-demand workouts
    @helenvphelan 
    More about Helen:
    Helen Phelan is a certified pilates instructor and has been teaching her unique blend of athletic strength work paired with nourishing mobility drills delivered with compassion since 2015. Class is all levels and personalizing movement to challenge or support you in whichever way you need is encouraged. The winner of Women's Health award for "Best Body Neutral Workout", Helen has been featured in InStyle, Well+Good, Bustle, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and more. Follow Helen on IG @helenvphelan for quick workouts and anti-diet culture motivation to move your body with appreciation! 
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    Are you looking for some simple advice to get started with healing your relationship with food? 
    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
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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!
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    73. PCOS, hormones, and nutrition with Amanda Forman

    73. PCOS, hormones, and nutrition with Amanda Forman

    I had a chat with Amanda Forman, a registered dietitian who specializes in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and women's health. 
    We talk about:
    What PCOS is and what's happening in the body; Why the advice of "cutting out carbs" doesn't help a PCOS patient;  What someone with PCOS can do when they are frustrated with the many symptoms such as weight gain and difficulty losing weight;  What PCOS patients can focus on to improve their overall health from an intuitive perspective vs another diet;  a brief review of women's hormonal health and what you should do if you're feeling like your hormones are "all over the place". Where to find Amanda:
    www.realyounutrition.com
    @themindbodysoul-dietitian
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    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Heal Your Relationship with Food
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    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
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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!
     

    • 50 min
    72. The Diet-Free Revolution with Alexis Conason

    72. The Diet-Free Revolution with Alexis Conason

    In this latest episode I chat with NYC-based psychologist, Alexis Conason, about her approach to living diet-free that she writes about in her book, The Diet Free Revolution. 
    Alexis specializes in eating disorders in her private practice and is also the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a weight-inclusive online mindful eating program. 
    In this episode we chat about:
    the 10 steps outlined in her book to help free yourself from the diet on, diet off-cycle;  goals she sets with her clients that have nothing to do with weight;  how diet culture is punishing; what we can do to be more compassionate to ourselves and our bodies when we are less than thrilled with our body shape and size; how we can bring acceptance into our lives; using meditation as a coping strategy (and no, it doesn't need to be a perfect practice!); and more ... !! Check out this episode to gain more insight and clarity on how you can slowly pull yourself away from dieting. 
    Mentioned in this episode: 
    The Diet-Free Revolution
    The Anti-Diet Plan
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    Grab my free workbook: 5 Steps to Ditch Diets!!
    *****
    If you love the show, please leave a rating and review on Apple podcasts! Please go to iTunes and leave a rating and review!!
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    • 59 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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