160 episodes

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

The Recovery Warrior Shows Recovery Warriors

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 515 Ratings

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

    [Recover Strong] What's GRIEF got to do with it? The 5 stages of BODY GRIEF in eating disorder recovery

    [Recover Strong] What's GRIEF got to do with it? The 5 stages of BODY GRIEF in eating disorder recovery

    Discover how waves of grief can guide you towards healing.
    In this conversation, Hilary Kinavey, LPC, sheds light on the role of body grief. Take a listen as we explore the complex emotions tied to grief and body image, and how we can navigate them with compassion and self-awareness.
    The 5 stages of body grief are:
    1. Denial2. Anger3. Bargaining4. Depression5. Acceptance
    Each stage is a crucial aspect of the healing process. Understanding them can provide clarity and direction on the path to recovery.
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    • 34 min
    [Recover Strong] Facing your FOOD FEARS: Exploring the role of a FEAR DIARY in exposure therapy

    [Recover Strong] Facing your FOOD FEARS: Exploring the role of a FEAR DIARY in exposure therapy

    "Exposure therapy is like jumping off a cliff when you can't see the bottom, and hoping there's a landing."
    Dr. Carolyn Becker, leading expert in exposure therapy for eating disorders, breaks down how to effectively create and utilize a fear diary to help you find more peace and freedom with food & body.

    Take a listen as she sheds more light on the most scientifically backed method for reducing fears in recovery. Hear specifically how fear diaries help you pinpoint and confront the triggers of food anxiety, transforming how you heal.

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    • 17 min
    [Recover Strong] Reclaiming BODY TRUST with Hilary Kinavey, LPC, of the Center for Body Trust

    [Recover Strong] Reclaiming BODY TRUST with Hilary Kinavey, LPC, of the Center for Body Trust

    Is it really possible to trust your body after living with an eating disorder?
    Today's guest says YES. Body trust is a birth right, and you can find your way back to it again.
    Licensed professional counselor, educator, author, and coach - Hilary Kinavey joins host Andrea Wells to unravel how societal pressures, fatphobia, and diet culture distort our natural ability to trust our bodies. Learn why setting boundaries is critical for personal recovery and how embracing a non-diet approach can lead to true healing.
    If you're striving to reclaim trust in your body after living with an eating disorder, this episode is laden with empowering insights and guidance tailored just for you.
    Take a listen to rediscover your body’s inherent wisdom and why reclaiming this trust is a radical and empowering act of rebellion against harmful societal messages. Let Hilary guide you on how to reshape your personal narrative towards health and self-acceptance.
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    • 34 min
    [Recover Strong] Overcoming BULIMIA and finding recovery in MID-LIFE: Julie Wickham’s body story

    [Recover Strong] Overcoming BULIMIA and finding recovery in MID-LIFE: Julie Wickham’s body story

    Recovery is possible at ANY age.
    Courage Club alumni, social worker, and fellow recovery warrior Julie Wickham has had a transformative journey finding recovery in midlife through Recovery Warriors' programs. She’s here today to share her body image healing story.
    Exploring the misconception that 'skinny equals healthy’, Julie challenges harmful cultural narratives and promotes a balanced approach to body, mind, and spirit in health. She also explains how joyful movement and adapting movement for physical limitations has boosted her wellbeing. 

    From restrictive eating and bulimia, to embracing her body’s needs - Julie offers profound insights into overcoming fear of weight gain and learning to trust the body again. Her story is a powerful reminder to resist societal pressures and diet culture, and that recovery can happen at any stage of life.
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    • 35 min
    [Fear Less] Being SEEN for who you are and caring less about rejection

    [Fear Less] Being SEEN for who you are and caring less about rejection

    Be seen for all your diverse beauty, sadness, strength, and struggles.
    In this empowering talk, Jessica Flint and Andrea Wells dive deep into the heart of vulnerability, overcoming rejection, and the transformative power of setting boundaries. They're peeling back the layers of fear that are holding us back and lighting up the path to self-assuredness and visibility.
    Discover how to confidently establish your space in the world and be celebrated for your true self – No more shrinking into the shadows due to the anxiety of judgment or rejection. Instead, learn to embrace every piece of who you are and let go of the stories that no longer serve you.
    In the episode you'll hear:
    - Heartfelt personal stories from Andrea and Jessica
    - Proven strategies to handle fear and rejection
    - Tips on boundary-setting and personal growth
    - Real-life tales of transformation from feeling invisible to unstoppable
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    • 54 min
    [Recover Strong] "Have you gained/lost weight?" Navigating weight comments and body shame with Dr. Chuks, MD

    [Recover Strong] "Have you gained/lost weight?" Navigating weight comments and body shame with Dr. Chuks, MD

    Unlock the secrets to navigating comments on your body size.
    Are you struggling with the constant pressure from societal beauty standards? Do comments about your body size trigger feelings of shame or fear? We hear you.
    Dr. Chuks returns to Recover Strong to share strategies to maintain your strength amidst societal pressures, and reclaim your power over body comments.
    Take a listen as he dives deep into managing unsolicited weight remarks, and explores the role of body shame in the recovery process.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
515 Ratings

515 Ratings

Deirdre Tshien ,

Love this!

Recovery Warriors is like a comforting companion that never overdoes it with preachy advice. Its genuine approach to dealing with recovery provides thoughtful insights and empathetic encouragement that really resonates, making it a noteworthy listen. Deirdre

Bassoonspoon ,

Hands Down Best Recovery Podcast

This is only my second time ever writing a podcast review, but this podcast is too good not to share its amazingness! As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder since a young age, found solid recovery for 9ish years, but now find myself again in the eating disorder's nasty grasp, the Recovery Warriors podcast collection is like a salve to my soul. I’ve been making my way through the available episodes oldest (2/10/22) to newest, and am sad I’ll be caught up within the next few weeks and will have to wait patiently for new episodes. Jessica has an INCREDIBLE gift of speaking to a large podcast audience with varied lived experiences, yet somehow making it extremely relatable and helpful, no matter what stage of recovery you are in. She is so kind and understanding of the struggle, while giving hope that it’s not just possible, but worth it to find lasting recovery. The Equipped to Recover episodes with Kristina I’ve listened to so far (there’s a lot more I’m looking forward to getting to) and equally incredible and give me so much hope. The lessons and actionable steps from each episode are like gems of wisdom that have helped me momentously as I navigate the process of recovery. So many of the phrases and little nuggets they share are “aha moments” that stick in my brain, and truly help me see things in a different way, shift my thought process, and fight back against the eating disorder. Some of the episodes have also been great to share with loved ones to help them better understand the struggle, and how to best be supportive. I cannot thank Jessica enough for creating the Recovery Warriors company, and for everything you do to make this free podcast available. I will forever be grateful to everyone who makes this possible. Everyone, eating disorder history or not, should listen to this podcast.

gretch1978 ,

So helpful!

This podcast is so helpful. I appreciate the encouragement!

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