113 episodes

Welcome to The Diet Diaries, a podcast where we have candid, heart felt conversations that will help you figure out what, why and how to eat so you can feel amazing in your body. Because its time to break the all or nothing mindset of yo-yo dieting, food obsession & feeling ruled by the scale. I’m your host, body image and nutrition coach Jordana Edelstein. I’m so happy you’re here.

The Diet Diaries Jordana Edelstein

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to The Diet Diaries, a podcast where we have candid, heart felt conversations that will help you figure out what, why and how to eat so you can feel amazing in your body. Because its time to break the all or nothing mindset of yo-yo dieting, food obsession & feeling ruled by the scale. I’m your host, body image and nutrition coach Jordana Edelstein. I’m so happy you’re here.

    Why breaking up with dieting can feel so scary

    Why breaking up with dieting can feel so scary

    In episode 113 of The Diet Diaries I’m sharing a personal story about my son Ben and how it directly relates to the work we’re doing here, together, to move away from dieting and find ease around food and our bodies. 
    In today’s episode you’ll hear:
    The struggle Ben has been having on his basketball team this year and how he started to overcome itWhy its so hard to figure out how to change eating habitsThe significance of focusing on effort instead of outcomeWhy breaking up with dieting can feel so scary and what to do about itHow to measure progress in terms of effortThe framework that will help guide you when you feel afraid to make a changeWhy we continue to do things that we know aren’t good for usI have 1:1 coaching spots available and if you’re struggling with feeling uncomfortable in your own body and are realizing that another diet isn’t going to change it, I’m your girl. Click here to set up a time to chat to see if coaching could be a good fit for you. 
    Connect with Jordana
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    • 18 min
    Does changing your appearance change your body image?

    Does changing your appearance change your body image?

    Today is the third episode in the unofficial body image series and in episode 112 I’m talking about how we use aesthetic changes to feel good about ourselves. 


    Whether its getting dressed, doing your hair, wearing make up, dieting to change what your body looks like, getting injections, having plastic surgery….all of these external changes live on a spectrum and I want to help give you a framework for how to use them in a way that will actually get you the result you’re after. 


    Here’s what I’m talking about today:


    Why not all external changes are the same (I.e. putting on make up is not the same as dieting to lose weight)How to figure out which changes are the right ones for you and will get you the outcome you wantHow my own experience with plastic surgery affected my body imageWhy you can’t rely on how and what you look like to provide your self worth

    I have 1:1 coaching spots available and if you’re struggling with feeling uncomfortable in your own body and are realizing that another diet isn’t going to change it, I’m your girl. Click here to set up a time to chat to see if coaching could be a good fit for you. 


    Episodes referenced:
    107 The one question that can change your body image
    109 How to actually feel happy in your body
    90 Living by your values to find your happiest, best body for life
    74 What I learned from my nose job at 16
    Connect with Jordana
    Find me on Instagram
    Sign up for my Monday newsletter with lots of nutrition, body image and mindset tips
    Schedule a free discovery call to talk more about working together

    • 18 min
    How to find the middle ground between diet and anti-diet culture with Dr. Sarah Doan

    How to find the middle ground between diet and anti-diet culture with Dr. Sarah Doan

    Today’s special guest episode is with my friend and colleague, Dr. Sarah Doan. Sarah is a physical therapist turned strength coach and takes a really thoughtful, intentional approach to how she uses strength training and nutrition principals to help people find confidence in their bodies. 
    Here’s what we cover in today’s episode:
    Why we need to stop addressing people’s physical and mental challenges in isolation and view ourselves as an integrated ecosystemHow to improve body image and why a diet never changes itWhy lifting heavy is one of the most powerful tools to change your body imageHow mindful exercise helps you connect to your body in a way unrelated to what you look likeWhy you can’t only rely on how you look to feel good about yourselfSarah’s experience with dieting and weight loss and why being smaller still didn’t make her happierWhy gaining weight can be a good thingWhen you’re in the right place to lose fat and how to do it without dietingThe surprising negative impact of anti-diet cultureSubscribe to The Diet Diaries wherever you get your podcasts so you get new episodes every Monday.

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    • 47 min
    How to change eating habits for good

    How to change eating habits for good

    Real talk, I don’t set New Year’s goals or resolutions. But I know MANY folks do and if you do, I want it to work for you!
    So today I’m sharing how I approach goal setting…and the cool part is it really doesn’t have anything to do with the new year. You can use these strategies anytime you want to work on changing something about your life. 
    Here’s what I’m talking about in episode 110: 


    Science of fresh starts is a real thing so if it feels meaningful to you, lean into itInstead of setting a resolution or a goal, set a behavior or an actionWhy focusing on actions instead of outcomes (goals) is the only way to success How to enjoy the process of starting a new behavior including change of eating habitsExactly how to take a goal and turn it into specific daily actions 

    I have 1:1 coaching spots open and would love to support you through the process of making changes around food, eating and body image that will last for life. Click here to schedule a complimentary call where we can get to know each other and talk about what working together could look like. 


    Connect with Jordana
    Find me on Instagram
    Sign up for my Monday newsletter with lots of nutrition, body image and mindset tips
    Schedule a free discovery call to talk more about working together

    • 18 min
    How to actually feel happy with your body

    How to actually feel happy with your body

    Today’s episode is inspired by the Jonah Hill's documentary Stutz which I watched on Netflix over the holiday. 


    I’m talking about why what we see on the outside never captures a person’s lived experience on the inside. So when we look at before and after photos or see someone famous lose a bunch of weight and automatically assume they are happy and their life is better, there is SO much we’re missing. 


    Happiness doesn’t come from achieving an external goal around money or a clothing size or a job or a house. 


    It comes from the actions you’ve taken that are in line with your values and how you want to show up in the world. 


    And as we come into 2023 and you’re thinking about what you want for yourself this year, this conversation is essential. 


    In this episode you’ll hear:


    Why external changes don’t guarantee happinessHow to improve body image without losing weight Why seeing celebrities lose weight feels so triggering How to stay connected to YOUR work when it seems like a quick fix would be the easy answer 

    I’m looking to begin working with 4-5 new 1:1 clients this month. If you’re ready to make a permanent change so you can stop feeling obsessed with food, start feeling at ease in your body and lose fat, I’d love to help. Click here to schedule a compliment call so we can talk about what working together could look like. 


    Connect with Jordana
    Find me on Instagram
    Sign up for my Monday newsletter with lots of nutrition, body image and mindset tips
    Schedule a free discovery call to talk more about working together

    • 19 min
    How to enjoy the holiday week, not just survive it

    How to enjoy the holiday week, not just survive it

    Today’s shortie episode is all about how to get through this holiday week which often feels like a black hole where we don’t know what day or time it is and lack all sense of structure or routine.


    You may have a tendency to go into that all or nothing place and say screw it, I’ll get my act together next week, but in today’s episode I talk about why that may ultimately make things harder for you in the long run. 


    Here’s what we’re talking about in Episode 108 of The Movement Diaries. 


    A simple yet powerful analogy that will get you re thinking the “eff it” mindset around food this weekHow to maintain structure will still feeling like you’re getting a break over the holidaysThe question that can help you stop emotionally reacting and start thoughtfully respondingConnect with Jordana
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    Sign up for my Monday newsletter with lots of nutrition, body image and mindset tips
    Schedule a free discovery call to talk more about working together

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

JJ5084 ,

Thank you!

Just listened to most recent podcast. Thank you for this episode.

KitKatDawn ,

Inspiring!

Check out episode #22 where Jordana speaks with Chrissy Carter about finding your truth through the lens of teaching yoga and movement. Both women share from the heart with professional knowledge and personal insight. It’s not just for yogis and teachers - anyone can relate to this conversation about being your own navigator and living in your own skin. Fresh and inspiring!

NatSlagle ,

Excellent !

I’m not in this line of work, but could comprehend this conversation with ease! The depth of the subjects are perfect for any listener. Appreciated the episode with Rachel and the discussion between PT and movement. This podcast helps me prioritize listening to my body and having the appropriate mindset behind it.

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